Remove a compute node

Use this information to remove a compute node.

Before you remove a compute node, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

To remove a compute node, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
  1. Remove the five screws, and loosen the two thumb screws of the enclosure bracket.
    Figure 1. Node removal
    Node removal
  2. Remove the enclosure bracket from the server.
    Figure 2. Node removal
    Node removal
  3. Remove the node.
    • If the node is installed in the enclosure, complete the following steps.

      Note: If a node is installed in an enclosure, the node has no cover.
      1. Press on the release button and slide the node out of the enclosure.

      • 1U 2-node

        Figure 3. Node removal
        Node removal
      • 2U 2-node

        Figure 4. Node removal
        Node removal
    • If the node is installed in the node sleeve, complete the following steps.
      1. Loosen the two thumbscrews and slide the node of the node sleeve.

        Note: See Configuration Installation Guide for the tower stand configuration, DIN rail configuration and wall-mounted configuration installation details if necessary.
        Figure 5. Node removal
        Node removal

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.