Removing the node

You must ensure that you remove the node carefully from the chassis and label all the components. The steps to physically remove the node are the same for both storage and compute nodes. For a storage node, remove the drive before you remove the node.

Before you begin

  • You have performed the steps to shut down the node correctly.
  • You have an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wristband, or you have taken other antistatic protection.


  1. For a storage node, remove the drives from the node in the chassis as follows:
    1. Remove the bezel.
    2. Label the drives.
    3. Open the cam handle, and slide each drive out carefully using both hands.
    4. Place the drives on an antistatic, level surface.
  2. Remove the node from the chassis as follows:
    1. Label the node and cables attached to it.
    2. Pull down the cam handle on the right side of each node, and pull the node out using both the cam handles.
  3. Perform these steps for all the nodes you want to remove.
    You are now ready to remove the failed chassis.