Install the M.2 backplane assembly

Use this information to install the M.2 backplane assembly.

About this task

Attention:
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available:

Procedure

  1. If there is an I/O expansion adapter installed in I/O expansion connector 2, remove it from the compute node. See System-board layout and Remove an I/O expansion adapter.
  2. Connect the M.2 backplane assembly cables to the M.2 backplane.
    1. Connect the cables to the M.2 backplane.
    2. Fasten the screw on the signal cable to secure it to the M.2 backplane.
    Figure 1. Connecting the M.2 backplane cables to M.2 backplane
    Connecting the M.2 backplane cables to M.2 backplane
    Table 1. M.2 backplane cables
    1 Signal cable 2 Power cable
  3. Install the M.2 backplane assembly.
    1. Place the M.2 backplane assembly on air baffle and slide it into the clip on the edge of the air baffle.
    2. Tighten the screw to secure the M.2 backplane assembly to the air baffle.
    Figure 2. M.2 backplane assembly installation
    M.2 backplane assembly installation
  4. Connect M.2 backplane assembly cables to system board according to the routing guidance shown below.
    Figure 3. Connecting M.2 backplane assembly cables to system board
    Connecting M.2 backplane assembly cables to system board
    Figure 4. M.2 backplane assembly cable routing guidance
    M.2 backplane assembly cable routing guidance
    Table 2. M.2 adapter cable routing guidance
    1 Signal cable 3 M.2 signal connector
    2 Power cable 4 M.2 power connector
After you finish
  1. Reinstall the removed I/O expansion adapter back to I/O expansion adapter connector 2 if needed. See System-board layout and Install an I/O expansion adapter.

  2. Proceed to complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.