Installing a redundant hot-plug power supply


All power supplies installed in the server must have the same output power capacity. Verify that all power supplies have the same part number and label color. The system becomes unstable and might shut down if it detects different power supplies.


To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server unless all bays are populated with either a component or a blank.

  1. Release the cable management arm to access the rear panel.
  2. Remove the blank.

    To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the power supply or power supply blank to cool before touching it.

    Removing the power supply blank
  3. Insert the power supply into the power supply bay until it clicks into place.
    Installing the power supply
  4. Connect the power cord to the power supply.
  5. Route the power cord.
    Use the cable management arm and best practices when routing cords and cables.
  6. Connect the power cord to the power source.
  7. Observe the power supply LED.