Installing the controller module

After you have replaced the component in the controller module, you must re-install the controller module into the chassis, and then boot it to Maintenance mode.

About this task

You can use the following animation or the written steps to install the replacement controller module in the chassis.


  1. If you have not already done so, close the air duct at the rear of the controller module and reinstall the cover over the PCIe cards.
  2. Align the end of the controller module with the opening in the chassis, and then gently push the controller module halfway into the system.
    Note: Do not completely insert the controller module in the chassis until instructed to do so.
  3. Cable the management and console ports only, so that you can access the system to perform the tasks in the following sections.
    Note: You will connect the rest of the cables to the controller module later in this procedure.
  4. Complete the reinstallation of the controller module:
    1. Make sure the latch arms are locked in the extended position.
    2. Using the latch arms, push the controller module into the chassis bay until it stops.
    3. Press down and hold the orange tabs on top of the latching mechanism.
    4. Gently push the controller module into the chassis bay until it is flush with the edges of the chassis.
      Note: The latching mechanism arms slide into the chassis.
      The controller module begins to boot as soon as it is fully seated in the chassis.
    5. Release the latches to lock the controller module into place.
    6. Recable the power supply.
    7. If you have not already done so, reinstall the cable management device.
    8. Interrupt the normal boot process by pressing Ctrl-C.