Install the M.2 backplane

Use this information to install the M.2 backplane.

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shock hazard
DANGER
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.

To avoid a shock hazard:

  • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
  • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
  • Connect any equipment that will be attached to this product to properly wired outlets .
  • When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
  • Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
  • Disconnect the attached power cords, telecommunications systems, networks, and modems before you open the device covers, unless instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
  • Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following table when installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To Connect: To Disconnect:
  1. Turn everything OFF.
  2. Attach all cables to devices.
  3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
  4. Attach power cords to outlet.
  5. Turn device ON.
  1. Turn everything OFF.
  2. Remove power cords from outlet.
  3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
  4. Remove all cables from devices.
Before you install the M.2 backplane:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.

Complete the following steps to install the M.2 backplane.

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. M.2 backplane installation
M.2 backplane installation

Align the openings located at the bottom of the blue plastic supports at each end of the M.2 backplane with the guide pins on the system board; then, insert the backplane in the system board connector. Press down on the M.2 backplane to fully seat it.

After you install the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Reinstall the tray cover (see Install the tray cover).

  2. Reinstall the tray (see Install a DWC tray in the enclosure).

  3. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate both nodes are ready to be powered on.