Remove the drive cage assembly

Use this information to remove the drive cage assembly.

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

Based on your existing configuration, follow the corresponding procedures to remove a 7mm or 15mm drive cage assembly.

Remove a 7mm drive cage assembly:

  1. Disconnect the cable connecting the system board and drive backplanes (see 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe drive backplane cable).
  2. Remove the screw on the left and loosen the captive screw on the right as illustrated.
  3. Lift the drive cage assembly out of the compute node tray.
    Figure 1. 7mm drive cage assembly removal
    7mm drive cage assembly removal

Remove a 15mm drive cage assembly:

  1. Disconnect the cable connecting the system board and drive backplane (see 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe drive backplane cable).
  2. Remove the screw on the left and loosen the captive screw on the right as illustrated.
  3. Lift the drive cage assembly out of the compute node tray.
    Figure 2. 15mm drive cage assembly removal
    15mm drive cage assembly removal