Installing a Blade
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Installing a Blade
Server in the Chassis
If a UCS B460 M4
blade server is mixed with other full-width or half-width blades in the
chassis, the UCS B460 M4 blade servers must occupy the bottom two full-width
slots in the chassis. The chassis should be loaded with the largest server on
the bottom, starting with a UCS B460 M4 blade server on the bottom, followed by
full-width blades above, and the half-width blades at the very 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
module and place your other hand under the blade to support it.
Figure 2. Positioning a UCS B260 M4
Blade Module in the Chassis|
||Open the ejector levers in
the front of the blade module.
||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 module all the
||Tighten the captive screw on
the front of the blade to no more than 3 in-lbs. Tightening with bare fingers
will prevent stripped or damaged captive screws.
||Attach the UCS
Scalability Terminator or UCS Scalability Connector to the blade module(s) as
- Line up the
four captive screws on the UCS Scalability Terminator with the holes on the
front of the blade module(s).
- Push the UCS
Scalability Terminator or UCS Scalability Connector into place.
- Tighten the
captive screws on the front of the UCS Scalability Terminator or the UCS
Powering Off a Blade Server Using the Power Button
The front panel power button is disabled by default to ensure that servers are decommissioned through the UCS Manager software before shutdown. If you prefer to shut down the server locally with the button, you can enable front power-button control in UCS Manager.
||If you are local to the server, check the color of the Power Status LED for each server in the chassis that you want to power off.
Green indicates that the server is running and must be shut down before it can be safely powered off. Go to Step 2.
Amber indicates that the server is already in standby mode and can be safely powered off. Go to Step 3.
||If you previously enabled front power-button control through Cisco UCS Manager, press and release the Power button, then wait until the Power Status LED changes to amber.
The operating system performs a graceful shutdown and the server goes to standby mode.
To avoid data loss or damage to your operating system, you should always invoke a graceful shutdown of the operating system.
||(Optional) If you are shutting down all blade servers in a chassis, disconnect the power cords from the chassis to completely power off the servers. |
||Remove the appropriate servers from the chassis. |
Removing a Blade
Server from the Chassis
You must power off the blade
server or decommission it using
Cisco UCS Manager before physically removing the blade server from the chassis.
||Turn off the blade server
Cisco UCS Manager or the power button.
||If you are
removing a UCS B460 M4 blade server, completely loosen the captive screws on
the UCS Scalability Connector and remove the connector by pulling it away from
the two UCS B260 blade modules. If you are removing a UCS B260 M4 blade server,
you do not need to remove the UCS Scalability Terminator prior to removing the
UCS B260 M4 blade server.
||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