Removing a 1-bay compute node

Use these instructions to remove a 1-bay compute node from the NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure.

Attention: To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the chassis without a compute node or compute node filler in each node bay. Install a compute node or filler within one minute of the removal of a compute node.
Before you remove a 1-bay compute node, complete the following tasks:
  1. Make a note of the bay number. Reinstalling a compute node into a different bay from the one from which it was removed can have unintended consequences. Some configuration information and update options are established according to bay number.
  2. Shut down the compute node operating system; then, shut down the compute node. See the documentation that comes with your compute node for the procedure to shut down the operating system.

To remove a 1-bay compute node, complete the following steps.

Figure 1. Removal of a 1-bay compute node
Illustration showing the removal of a 1-bay compute node

  1. Open the release handle (rotate the handle to the left) to disengage the compute node from the chassis.
  2. Use both hands to slide the compute node out of the compute node bay and place it on a flat, static-protective surface.