Install the air baffle

Use this procedure to install the air baffle.

About this task

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

Procedure

  1. Make sure to close the retaining clips on each end of all the memory module connectors.
  2. Install the air baffle.
    1. Align the pins on air baffle with the pin holes on the sides of the compute node.
    2. Lower the air baffle into the compute node.
    3. Press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.
    Figure 1. Installing the air baffle
    Installing the air baffle
    Attention:
    • For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the compute node. Operating the compute node without the air baffle installed might damage compute node components.

    • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the compute node without an M.2 backplane assembly or an M.2 backplane assembly filler installed on the air baffle.

  1. Make sure either an M.2 backplane assembly or an M.2 backplane assembly filler is installed on the air baffle.
  2. Ensure that all components have been reassembled correctly and that no tools or loose screws are left inside the compute node.