Installing a 2-bay compute node

You can install up to seven 2-bay compute nodes in the chassis. A 2-bay device occupies two adjacent node bays (horizontally) in the chassis.

Before you install a compute node in the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis, complete the following steps:
  1. Verify that the compute node is compatible with the chassis. See Lenovo ServerProven compatibility.
  2. Make sure that enough power supplies and fan modules are installed in the chassis to support the compute node. See Installing components to determine the number of power supplies and 80 mm fan modules that are required and where they should be installed in your chassis configuration.
  3. Read the instructions that come with the compute node.
  4. Make sure that you have installed any optional hardware devices in the compute node.
  5. Select the bays for the compute node. Two adjacent bays are required.

To install a 2-bay compute node, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the airborne contaminant filter assembly bezel, if one is installed (see Removing the airborne contaminant filter assembly).
    Note: Remove only the airborne contaminant filter assembly bezel. You do not need to remove the filter assembly mounting brackets in order to install a compute node.
  2. Remove the node bay fillers, if they are installed. Push the filler release tab to the right; then, grasp the filler by the slot and pull it out of the bay.
  3. Remove the chassis shelf, if one is installed (see Removing a chassis shelf).
  4. Open both release handles (rotate the left handle to the left and rotate the right handle to the right).

    Graphic illustrating installing a 2-bay compute node in the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis
  5. Slide the compute node into the node bays until it is seated.
  6. Close both release handles.
After you install the compute node, complete the following steps:
  1. Make a note of the compute node identification information on one of the labels that come with the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis. Place a label on the node label tab. See User labels for more information.
    Important: Do not place the label on the compute node or in any way block the ventilation holes on the chassis.
  2. Install the airborne contaminant filter assembly bezel (see Replacing the airborne contaminant filter assembly).