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This guide demonstrates how to replace a fan in an Open Compute V3 server. == Acronyms and Terms == * SFP+ - Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable; a type of hot-plug transceiver

  1. The server can be powered off remotely or on the hardware itself.
    • The server can be powered off remotely or on the hardware itself.

    • Remote Power Down: Login to the server to power it off.

    • shutdown -h now;exit

    • Hardware Power Down: Press and hold the power switch for at least three seconds, as annotated.

  2. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the server. Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it. Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it.
    • Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the server.

    • Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it.

  3. Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the cable.
    • Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller.

    • Use the pull-tab to disconnect the cable.

  4. Grasp the server as shown. Pull the retention plunger upwards. Begin sliding the server out of the rack.
    • Grasp the server as shown.

    • Pull the retention plunger upwards.

    • Begin sliding the server out of the rack.

  5. Counter the weight of the server, as shown.
    • Counter the weight of the server, as shown.

    • Completely remove the server from the rack.

  6. Engage the server lid, as shown. Push the lid towards the rear of the server. Lift the cover.
    • Engage the server lid, as shown.

    • Push the lid towards the rear of the server.

    • Lift the cover.

  7. Associate the failed fan with your system administration logs.
    • Associate the failed fan with your system administration logs.

    • The left-most server node fan is fan zero.

    • The right-most server node fan is fan one.

  8. Disconnect the fan power cable. Grasp the fan power connector close to the connection header when disconnecting. Grasp the fan power connector close to the connection header when disconnecting.
    • Disconnect the fan power cable.

    • Grasp the fan power connector close to the connection header when disconnecting.

  9. Grasp the fan as shown and lift it away from the server chassis. Grasp the fan as shown and lift it away from the server chassis. Grasp the fan as shown and lift it away from the server chassis.
    • Grasp the fan as shown and lift it away from the server chassis.

  10. Pull the rubber grommets out from the original fan, as shown. These rubber grommets will be installed in the replacement fan.
    • Pull the rubber grommets out from the original fan, as shown.

    • These rubber grommets will be installed in the replacement fan.

  11. Insert grommets into the new fan. When the grommet cannot be inserted any further, pull the remainder of the rubber grommet through. The grommet is properly seated as shown.
    • Insert grommets into the new fan.

    • When the grommet cannot be inserted any further, pull the remainder of the rubber grommet through.

    • The grommet is properly seated as shown.

  12. Install the lid on the server.
    • Install the lid on the server.

    • Lid installation is opposite of its removal process.

  13. Slide the server into the rack. The retention plunger does not need to be pulled upward during installation.
    • Slide the server into the rack.

    • The retention plunger does not need to be pulled upward during installation.

    • The server is secure when the retention plunger snaps shut.

  14. Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller. Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller.
    • Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller.

  15. Connect the Ethernet cable to the server. Connect the Ethernet cable to the server.
    • Connect the Ethernet cable to the server.

  16. Press the power button.
    • Press the power button.

Conclusion

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