Install a compute node

Use this information to install a compute node.

Before you install a compute node, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Make sure all the removed components are installed, and all the disconnected cables inside the server are reconnected.

To install a compute node, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:

  1. Install the node.
    • If you are installing the node into the enclosure, complete the following steps.

      1. Select the node bay.

      2. Insert the node into the node bay until it stops.

        • 1U 2-node

          Figure 1. Node installation
          Node installation
        • 2U 2-node

          Figure 2. Node installation
          Node installation
    • If you are installing the node into the node sleeve, complete the following steps.
      1. Align the node with the node sleeve and slide the node into place.

      2. Fasten the two thumbscrews.

        Note: See Configuration Installation Guide for the tower stand configuration, DIN rail configuration and wall-mounted configuration installation details if necessary.
        Figure 3. Node installation
        Node installation
  2. Align and insert the bezel onto the front of the server.
    Figure 4. Node installation
    Node installation
  3. Install the five screws and fasten the two thumb screws to secure the locking bezel.
    Figure 5. Node installation
    Node installation
After you install a compute node, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the enclosure into rack if necessary.

  2. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.

  3. Turn on the server (see Power on the server).