Replacing a 1-bay compute node

Use these instructions to install a 1-bay compute node in the NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure. You can install a compute node while the chassis is powered on.

Before you install a 1-bay compute node in the chassis, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the instructions that come with the compute node.
  2. Make sure that you have installed any optional hardware devices in the compute node.
Note: This procedure assumes that you are replacing an existing compute node in the same node bay. If you are installing a new compute node, see Installing components section on chapter 2.

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

Figure 1. Installation of a 1-bay compute node
Illustration showing the installation of a 1-bay compute node

  1. Remove the node bay filler, if one is installed. Grasp the filler by the slots and pull it out of the bay.
  2. Open the release handle (rotate the handle to the left).
  3. Slide the compute node into the node bay until it is seated.
  4. Close the release handle (rotate the handle to the right).
After you install the compute node, make a note of the compute node identification information on one of the labels that come with the NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure. Place a label on the node label tab and on the adjacent chassis label plate, to the right or left of the compute node (depending on the bay in which the compute nodes is installed).
Note: If the computer node is pulled out, then you need to put the node filler back into the empty slot.
Important: Do not place the label on the compute node or in any way block the ventilation holes.