Remove the air baffle

If you intend to install DIMMs in the compute node, you must first remove the air baffle from the compute node. Remove the air baffle by placing your fingers under the air baffle and lifting it out of the compute node.

Before removing the air baffle:
  1. Read the safety information and guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
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    hot surface
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    Hot surface nearby.
  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 top cover).

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. Air baffle removal
Air baffle removal

Lift the air baffle up and set it aside.
Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the compute node. Operating the compute node with the air baffle removed might damage compute node components.

After removing the air baffle, begin installing any options that you have purchased.