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 Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

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

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. M.2 backplane installation
M.2 backplane installation

Align the openings located at the bottom of the blue plastic supports at each end of the M.2 backplane with the guide pin on the system board and T-head pins on the hard drive cage; then, insert the backplane in the system board connector. Press down on the M.2 backplane to fully seat it.
After you install the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the compute node cover (see Install the compute node cover ).

  2. Install the compute node into the chassis (see Install the compute node in the chassis ).

  3. Power on the compute node.

  4. See the documentation that comes with the M.2 backplane for device-driver and configuration information to complete the installation.