Remove the bulkhead

Use this information to remove the bulkhead.

Before you remove the bulkhead, 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 bezel pointing away from you.
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To remove the bulkhead, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. Bulkhead removal
Graphic illustrating removing the bulkhead.

  1. Remove the air baffle (see Remove the air baffle for instructions).
  2. Remove the I/O expansion adapters (see Remove an I/O expansion adapter for instructions).
  3. Make sure every component is firmly installed; then, carefully place the compute node in the up-side-down orientation.
    Note:
    • Make sure you keep the work surface clean, without any irrelevant tools, components and screws underneath the compute node. Compute node is vulnerable when there is no cover and in the up-side-down position.

  4. With the rear edge of the compute node protruding slightly past the edge of the work surface, use a T8 Torx screwdriver to remove the eight screws that secure the bulkhead to the compute node.
  5. Remove the bulkhead from the compute node.
  6. Carefully return the compute node to the bottom-side-down orientation.

If you are instructed to return the bulkhead, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.