Remove the fan cage

To remove the component:

  1. Power down the server.
  2. Remove all power:
    1. Disconnect each power cord from the power source.
    2. Disconnect each power cord from the server.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Remove the access panel.
  5. Remove the fan cage.
    Removing the fan cage
    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.