Replacing a failed power supply unit in a SolidFire chassis

Each SolidFire chassis includes two power supply units for power redundancy. If a power supply unit fails, you must replace it as soon as possible to ensure that the chassis has a redundant power source.

Before you begin

About this task

The instructions in this document apply if you have a one-rack unit (1U) chassis with any of the following storage and Fibre Channel models:
  • SF2405
  • SF3010
  • SF4805
  • SF6010
  • SF9605
  • SF9608
  • SF9010
  • SF19210
  • SF38410
  • SF-FCN-01
  • FC0025

The following figure shows the back of a typical chassis with the two power supply units:

In this figure, the two power supply units at the back of an SF9010 chassis are shown.
Power supply units

The location of the power supply units might vary depending on the hardware model.


  1. Unplug the power cord from the power supply unit that you are replacing.
  2. Press the release button to slide the power supply unit out of the chassis.
    Attention: Ensure that you use both hands to support the weight of the power supply unit.
  3. Using both hands, align the edges of the replacement power supply unit with the opening in the chassis, and gently push the unit into the chassis.
    Attention: Do not use excessive force when sliding the power supply unit into the chassis to prevent damage to the hardware.
  4. Plug in the power cord.
  5. Return the failed unit to NetApp by following the instructions in the box that was shipped to you.
    You can contact NetApp Support for help with the replacement procedure.