Eight-bay SFF front drive cage option for bay 1

To install 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.
  6. Remove the bay blank.
    Removing the front bay blank
  7. Install the 8SFF front drive cage option.
    Installing the 8 SFF cage in bay 1
  8. If installing drives, connect the power cable:
    • Single cable connection
      Connecting 8 SFF single power cable
    • Y cable connection if the 2SFF option is installed in the rear bay
      Connecting 8 SFF Y power cable
  9. Connect the data cable in one of the following configurations:
    • Connected to a PCI expansion board
      Connecting 8 SFF data cable to PCI expansion board
    • Connected to an HPE 12G SAS Expander Card
      Connecting cables from SAS expander to 24 SFF drives
  10. Install the fan cage.
  11. Install the access panel.
  12. Slide the server into the rack.
  13. Connect each power cord to the server.
  14. Connect each power cord to the power source.
  15. Power up the server.