Installing a Blade
This chapter contains the following
Installing a Blade Server
For installations of UCS
blades with differing widths and heights in a chassis, the guideline is to load
the heaviest and largest blades at the bottom of the chassis. Therefore, if a
UCS B460 M4 blade server is present, it should be installed at the bottom,
followed by full-width blades such as the UCS B420 M3 (and M4) above the UCS
B460 M4, and then half-width blades such as the UCS B200 at the top of the
||If necessary, remove the slot
divider from the chassis.
- Simultaneously pull up on the
left side catch and push down on the right side catch as shown in callout 1 of
the following figure.
- Pull the slot divider out of
the chassis as shown in callout 2 of the following figure. Keep the slot
divider in case it is needed at another time.
Figure 1. Removing a Slot
To reinstall the slot
divider, align it with the dimples in the slot top and bottom and slide it back
in until it clicks into place.
||Grasp the front of the blade
server and place your other hand under the blade to support it.
Figure 2. Positioning a Blade Server in
||Open the ejector levers in
the front of the blade server.
||Gently slide the blade into
the blade slot opening until you cannot push it any farther.
||Press the ejector levers so
that they latch with the edge of the chassis and press the blade server all the
||Tighten the captive screw on
the front of the blade to no more than 3 inch pounds of torque. Tightening with
bare fingers will prevent stripped or damaged captive screws.
Powering Off the
Removing a Blade Server
You must decommission the
Cisco UCS Manager before physically removing the blade server.
||Turn off the blade server
Cisco UCS Manager.
||Completely loosen the captive
screws on the front of the blade.
||Remove the blade from the
chassis by pulling the ejector levers on the blade until it unseats the blade
||Slide the blade part of the
way out of the chassis, and place your other hand under the blade to support
||Once removed, place the blade
on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam if you are not immediately reinstalling
||If the blade server slot is
to remain empty, reinstall the slot divider and install two blade server
blanking panels to maintain proper thermal temperatures and to keep dust out of