Install the TCM/TPM adapter (for China only)

Use this information to install the TCM/TPM adapter.

Before you remove the TCM/TPM adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines and Safety to ensure that you work safely.

  2. If the compute node is installed in a chassis, remove it (see Remove a compute node for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the right side pointing toward you.
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To install the TCM/TPM adapter, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. TCM/TPM adapter installation
Graphic illustrating the installation of TCM/TPM adapter

  1. Remove the air baffle (see Remove the air baffle for instructions).
  2. Locate the TCM/TPM adapter connector on the system board (see System-board connectors for instructions).).
  3. If an I/O expansion adapter is installed in the I/O expansion 3 connector (see System-board connectors for the location of the connector), you will need to remove it first (see Remove an I/O expansion adapter for instructions), as it will block your access to the TCM/TPM adapter connector.
  4. Touch the static-protective package that contains the TCM/TPM adapter to any unpainted metal surface on the Flex System chassis or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component; then, remove the TCM/TPM adapter from the package.
  5. Carefully hold the TCM/TPM adapter by its edges and insert it into the TCM/TPM adapter connector on the system board.
After you install the TCM/TPM adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the compute node cover (see Install the compute node cover for instructions).
  2. Install the compute node in a Flex System chassis (see Install a compute node for instructions).