Installing the chassis

You can install the new chassis into the rack space available, and move the nodes into it.

Before you begin

  • You have an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wristband, or you have taken other antistatic protection.
  • You have the replacement chassis.
  • You have a lift or two or more persons to perform the steps.
  • You have a #1 Phillips screwdriver.


  1. Put on antistatic protection.
  2. Unpack the replacement chassis.
    Keep the packaging for when you return the failed chassis to NetApp.
  3. Insert the rails that were shipped to you along with the chassis.
  4. Slide the replacement chassis into the rack.
    Attention: Always use sufficient manpower or a lift while installing the chassis.
  5. Secure the chassis to the rack with the front mounting thumb screws, and tighten the screws with the screwdriver.