Install the server in a rack

For rack rail installation instructions, see the documentation that ships with the rack rails.
CAUTION: Always plan the rack installation so that the heaviest item is on the bottom of the rack. Install the heaviest item first, and then continue to populate the rack from the bottom to the top.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment:
  • Do not insert wrong connectors into ports.
  • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
  • Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
  • Unplug the power cord from the power supply to disconnect power to the equipment.
  • Do not route the power cord where it can be walked on or pinched by items placed against it. Pay particular attention to the plug, electrical outlet, and the point where the cord extends from the server.
  1. After the server is racked, connect any peripheral devices to the server.
    To identify components, see "Rear panel components".
  2. At the rear of the server, plug in the power cord to the power supply.
  3. Install the power cord anchors.
    Installing the power cord anchors
  4. Secure the cables to the cable management arm.
    IMPORTANT: Leave enough slack in each of the cables to prevent damage to the cables when the server is extended from the rack.
    Extending the cable management arm and routing the cables
  5. Connect the power cord to the AC power source.