Installation Guidelines

Before installing components in your solution, read the installation guidelines.

Before installing optional devices, read the following notices carefully:
Attention: Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.
  • Read the safety information and guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
  • Make sure the components you are installing are supported by the solution. For a list of supported optional components for the solution, see Lenovo ServerProven website.

  • When you install a new solution, download and apply the latest firmware. This will help ensure that any known issues are addressed, and that your solution is ready to work with optimal performance. Go to ThinkSystem SD650 Dual Node DWC Tray and NeXtScale n1200 DWC Enclosure Drivers and Software to download firmware updates for your solution.
    Important: Some cluster solutions require specific code levels or coordinated code updates. If the component is part of a cluster solution, verify that the latest level of code is supported for the cluster solution before you update the code.
  • It is good practice to make sure that the solution is working correctly before you install an optional component.

  • Keep the working area clean, and place removed components on a flat and smooth surface that does not shake or tilt.

  • Do not attempt to lift an object that might be too heavy for you. If you have to lift a heavy object, read the following precautions carefully:
    • Make sure that you can stand steadily without slipping.
    • Distribute the weight of the object equally between your feet.
    • Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twist when you lift a heavy object.
    • To avoid straining the muscles in your back, lift by standing or by pushing up with your leg muscles.
    • Ensure to remove all trays from the enclosure before lifting the enclosure.
  • Make sure that you have an adequate number of properly grounded electrical outlets for the solution, monitor, and other devices.

  • Back up all important data before you make changes related to the disk drives.

  • Have a small flat-blade screwdriver, a small Phillips screwdriver, and a T8 torx screwdriver available.

  • To view the error LEDs on the system board and internal components, press Light Path Diagnostics button on system board.

  • You do not have to turn off the solution to remove or install hot-swap power supplies. However, you must turn off the solution before you perform any steps that involve removing or installing adapter cables, and you must disconnect the power source from the solution before you perform any steps that involve removing or installing a riser card.

  • Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip to remove a component from or install it in the solution, open or close a latch, and so on.

  • Orange on a component or an orange label on or near a component indicates that the component can be hot-swapped if the solution and operating system support hot-swap capability, which means that you can remove or install the component while the solution is still running. (Orange can also indicate touch points on hot-swap components.) See the instructions for removing or installing a specific hot-swap component for any additional procedures that you might have to perform before you remove or install the component.

  • The Red strip on the drives, adjacent to the release latch, indicates that the drive can be hot-swapped if the solution and operating system support hot-swap capability. This means that you can remove or install the drive while the solution is still running.
    Note: See the system specific instructions for removing or installing a hot-swap drive for any additional procedures that you might need to perform before you remove or install the drive.
  • After finishing working on the solution, make sure you reinstall all safety shields, guards, labels, and ground wires.