Remove the bulkhead

Use this information to remove the bulkhead.

Before you remove the bulkhead, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

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

To remove the bulkhead, complete the following steps:

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

  1. Remove the air baffle (see Remove the air baffle).
  2. Remove the fabric connector (see Remove a fabric connector).
  3. Remove the I/O expansion adapters (see Remove an I/O expansion adapter).
  4. Carefully place the compute node to the up-side-down orientation.
  5. Using a T8 Torx screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the bulkhead from the bottom of the compute node.
  6. Using a T8 Torx screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the bulkhead from the sides of the compute node.
  7. Carefully return the compute node to the bottom-side-down orientation.
  8. Lift the bulkhead from the compute node.

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