Install the flash power module

Use this information to install the flash power module.

Before you install the flash power module, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the safety information and 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.
Note: This section only applies to RAID adapters that come with a flash power module.

To install the flash power module, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. Flash power module installation
Flash power module installation

  1. Orient the flash power module with the cable side facing the retaining clip on the RAID adapter; then, feed the cable up through the flash power module holder.
  2. Slide the flash power module into the holder.
  3. Connect the flash power module cable to its connector on the RAID adapter. The connector is keyed. Press the cable into the connector until the connector retaining clip snaps in place.
  4. Route the flash power module cable through the notch in the holder; then, press the flash power module forward to seat it in the holder.
    Attention: It is important to route the flash power module cable through the notch in holder to prevent the cable from catching on the DIMM connector latches when the RAID adapter is installed in a ThinkSystem node.
After you install the flash power module, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the RAID adapter in the compute node. (see Install a RAID adapter).

  2. Install the compute node cover (see Install the compute node cover ).

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