Remove a drive backplane

Use this information to remove a drive backplane.

About this task
Attention: Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

Procedure

  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Turn off the corresponding compute node on which you are going to perform the task.
    2. Remove the compute node from the enclosure (see Remove a compute node from the enclosure).
    3. Remove the components listed below from the compute node in the following order:
  2. Based on your configuration, follow the corresponding procedures to remove two 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe or one 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drive backplane from the drive cage.

    Remove two backplanes for the configuration with two 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe solid-state drives:

    1. Remove the upper backplane: Remove the three screws from the upper backplane. Slightly tilt and disengage the backplane; then, pull it out of the drive cage at an angle (approximately 30 degrees).
      Figure 1. 7mm drive upper backplane removal
      7mm drive upper backplane removal
    2. Remove the lower backplane: Remove the two screws and one standoff from the lower backplane. Slightly tilt and disengage the backplane; then, pull it out of the drive cage at an angle (approximately 20 degrees).
      Figure 2. 7mm drive lower backplane removal
      7mm drive lower backplane removal

    Remove one backplane for the configuration with a 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drive:

    1. Remove the three screws from the backplane.
    2. Disengage the backplane and pull it out of the drive cage.
      Figure 3. 15mm drive backplane removal
      15mm drive backplane removal

After you finish

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