Remove controller canister

When you remove a controller canister, you must disconnect all cables. Then, you can slide the controller canister out of the controller shelf.

  1. Put on an ESD wristband or take other antistatic precautions.
  2. Label each cable that is attached to the controller canister.
  3. Disconnect all the cables from the controller canister.
    Attention: To prevent degraded performance, do not twist, fold, pinch, or step on the cables.
  4. If the host ports on the controller canister use SFP+ transceivers, leave them installed.
  5. Confirm that the Cache Active LED on the back of the controller is off.
  6. Squeeze the latch on the cam handle until it releases, and then open the cam handle to the right to release the controller canister from the shelf.
    The following figures are examples of a 2U and 4U controller shelf. Your controller shelf might look slightly different from the figure.
    Figure 1. 2U controller shelf
    Figure 2. 4U controller shelf
    Controller canister Cam handle
  7. Using two hands and the cam handle, slide the controller canister out of the shelf.
    Attention: Always use two hands to support the weight of a controller canister.

    If you are removing the controller canister from a 2U controller shelf, a flap swings into place to block the empty bay, helping to maintain air flow and cooling.

  8. Turn the controller canister over, so that the removable cover faces up.
  9. Place the controller canister on a flat, static-free surface.

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