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Hot-plug fan

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, personal injury, and damage to the equipment:

You must observe the following requirements when installing redundant hot-plug fans:

To remove the component:

  1. Extend or remove the server from the rack (Extend the server from the rack, Remove the server from the rack).
  2. Remove the access panel.
  3. If the server is operating with less than seven functional fans, power down the server, then continue with the next step.
  4. Remove the non-functioning fan.

    Removing a hot-plug fan

    CAUTION: Do not operate the server for long periods with the access panel open or removed. Operating the server in this manner results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.

    IMPORTANT: For optimum cooling, install fans in all primary fan locations. For more information, refer to the fan locations table.

To replace the component, reverse the removal procedure.