Install the M.2 backplane

Use this information to install the M.2 backplane.

Before you install the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  3. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To install the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. M.2 backplane installation
Graphic illustrating installing the M.2 backplane to system board

Align the openings on the M.2 backplane with the guide pin on the system board and T-head pins on the storage cage; then, insert the backplane in the system board connector. Press down on the M.2 backplane to fully seated.