Dell PowerEdge FX2 and FX2s Enclosure
Owner's Manual
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2015 - 03
Rev. A02
Contents
1 About your Dell PowerEdge FX2/FX2s.............................................................. 6
Terms used in the document................................................................................................................6
Sled slot numbering.............................................................................................................................. 8
Front panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2/FX2s............................................................... 9
Diagnostic indicators.....................................................................................................................10
Power button functions................................................................................................................. 11
KVM features.................................................................................................................................. 12
Back panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2s and FX2........................................................12
Power supply unit indicators.........................................................................................................14
I/O module indicators................................................................................................................... 15
CMC module..................................................................................................................................16
Cooling fan indicator codes................................................................................................................18
Configuration wizard...........................................................................................................................19
System messages................................................................................................................................ 19
Documentation matrix........................................................................................................................20
Quick Resource Locator..................................................................................................................... 21
2 Initial system configuration..............................................................................22
Before you begin.................................................................................................................................22
Setting up your PowerEdge FX2/FX2s................................................................................................22
Logging in to the CMC........................................................................................................................23
3 PowerEdge FX2/FX2s mapping configurations............................................ 24
LAN On Motherboard network...........................................................................................................24
Supported I/O modules................................................................................................................ 24
I/O module port mapping—four-bay chassis.............................................................................. 25
I/O module port mapping—eight-bay chassis.............................................................................26
I/O module port mapping—six-bay chassis................................................................................. 27
I/O module port mapping—two-bay chassis...............................................................................28
I/O module port mapping—three-bay chassis............................................................................ 28
I/O module and PCIe mezzanine card configuration guidelines..................................................... 29
Configuring network settings for the I/O module.............................................................................30
Expansion bus..................................................................................................................................... 30
PCIe expansion slot mapping ...................................................................................................... 30
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds...................................................................................... 30
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds mapped to storage sleds.............................................32
Managing PCIe slots......................................................................................................................34
Internal management network...........................................................................................................34
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4 Installing and removing PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure
components............................................................................................................ 35
Customer and field replaceable units—PowerEdge FX2/FX2s.......................................................... 35
Safety instructions............................................................................................................................... 35
Before working inside your system.................................................................................................... 36
After working inside your system....................................................................................................... 36
Recommended tools.......................................................................................................................... 36
System cover....................................................................................................................................... 36
Removing the system cover......................................................................................................... 36
Installing the system cover............................................................................................................37
Sleds.....................................................................................................................................................38
Removing a compute sled............................................................................................................ 38
Installing a compute sled.............................................................................................................. 39
Removing a storage sled.............................................................................................................. 40
Installing a storage sled.................................................................................................................42
Inside the system.................................................................................................................................43
CMC module....................................................................................................................................... 45
Removing the CMC module......................................................................................................... 45
Installing the CMC module........................................................................................................... 46
I/O module.......................................................................................................................................... 47
Removing an I/O module..............................................................................................................47
Installing an I/O module............................................................................................................... 48
PCIe module....................................................................................................................................... 48
Removing a PCIe module............................................................................................................. 49
Installing a PCIe module............................................................................................................... 50
Expansion cards.................................................................................................................................. 50
Expansion card types and form factor......................................................................................... 50
Expansion card operational power status.....................................................................................51
PCIe module indicators................................................................................................................. 51
Removing an expansion card........................................................................................................52
Installing an expansion card..........................................................................................................53
Power supply units.............................................................................................................................. 53
Removing a power supply unit..................................................................................................... 54
Installing a power supply unit....................................................................................................... 55
Cooling fans........................................................................................................................................ 55
Removing a cooling fan................................................................................................................ 55
Installing a cooling fan.................................................................................................................. 57
Cooling-fan cage................................................................................................................................ 57
Removing the cooling-fan cage................................................................................................... 57
Installing the cooling-fan cage.....................................................................................................59
PCIe switch board............................................................................................................................... 59
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Removing the PCIe switch board................................................................................................. 59
Installing the PCIe switch board................................................................................................... 61
Fan interface board............................................................................................................................. 61
Removing the fan interface board................................................................................................62
Installing the fan interface board..................................................................................................63
Interposer module.............................................................................................................................. 64
Removing the bottom interposer module................................................................................... 65
Installing the bottom interposer module..................................................................................... 68
Removing the top interposer module..........................................................................................69
Installing the top interposer module............................................................................................ 72
Midplane assembly.............................................................................................................................. 73
Removing the midplane assembly................................................................................................73
Installing the midplane assembly..................................................................................................75
Power interposer board................................................................................................................ 76
Control panel.......................................................................................................................................78
Removing the control panel......................................................................................................... 78
Installing the control panel...........................................................................................................80
KVM panel........................................................................................................................................... 80
Removing the KVM panel............................................................................................................. 80
Installing the KVM panel................................................................................................................82
5 Troubleshooting your system.......................................................................... 84
Safety first—for you and your system................................................................................................ 84
Responding to a systems management alert message.....................................................................84
Troubleshooting external connections..............................................................................................84
Troubleshooting a damaged enclosure.............................................................................................84
Troubleshooting enclosure components.......................................................................................... 85
Troubleshooting a wet enclosure................................................................................................ 85
Troubleshooting power supply units............................................................................................85
Troubleshooting cooling problems............................................................................................. 86
Troubleshooting cooling fans...................................................................................................... 86
Troubleshooting expansion cards................................................................................................ 87
Troubleshooting I/O modules............................................................................................................ 87
6 Technical specifications—PowerEdge FX2/FX2s......................................... 89
7 Getting help.........................................................................................................94
Contacting Dell................................................................................................................................... 94
Locating your system Service Tag......................................................................................................94
Quick Resource Locator.....................................................................................................................94
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About your Dell PowerEdge FX2/FX2s
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The Dell PowerEdge FX2/FX2s is a 2U enclosure that can support up to four half-width compute sleds, up
to eight quarter-width compute sleds, up to two full-width compute sleds, or a mix of compute sled
types. The PowerEdge FX2s enclosure also supports half-width storage sleds mapped to the compute
sleds.
NOTE: For information on mapping configurations from storage sleds to compute sleds in the
PowerEdge FX2s enclosure, see the Dell PowerEdge FD332 Owner’s Manual at dell.com/
poweredgemanuals.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support storage sleds.
For the enclosure and sleds to function as a system, you must install the sleds in the enclosure. Enclosure
components like power supply units, fan modules, Chassis Management Controller (CMC) module, KVM
panel, and I/O modules for external network connectivity are shared resources of the sleds installed in
the enclosure.
PowerEdge FX2s supports eight low-profile PCIe slots assigned to the compute sleds in the enclosure.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support PCIe slots.
Terms used in the document
The following table describes the terms used in this document.
Term
Description
Enclosure, chassis, or system
Refers to the Dell PowerEdge FX2 or FX2s system.
Storage sled
Refers to the PowerEdge FD332 sled, which supports up to sixteen
2.5 inch hot-swap hard drives/SSDs in a drive drawer.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support the PowerEdge
FD332 storage sled.
Compute sled
Refers to the half-width, quarter-width, or full-width servers, to
which the storage sleds are mapped.
NOTE: The PowerEdge FM120x4 half-width compute sled
does not support the storage sled.
NOTE: For information on mapping of storage sleds to
compute sleds in PowerEdge FX2s, see the Dell PowerEdge
FD332 Owner’s Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
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Term
Description
Four-bay chassis
Refers to the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure configuration that
supports up to four half-width compute sleds.
NOTE: In PowerEdge FX2s, the four-bay chassis configuration
supports a combination of half-width compute and storage
sleds. It supports a maximum of three storage sleds mapped
to a compute sled.
Eight-bay chassis
Refers to the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure configuration that
supports up to eight quarter-width compute sleds.
Two-bay chassis
Refers to the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure configuration that up
to supports two full-width compute sleds.
Three-bay chassis
Refers to the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure configuration that
supports one full-width compute sled and up to two half-width
compute sleds.
NOTE: In PowerEdge FX2s, this configuration also supports up
to two half-width storage sleds mapped to one full-width
compute sled.
Six-bay chassis
Refers to the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure configuration that
supports up to four quarter-width compute sleds and up to two
half-width compute sleds.
NOTE: In PowerEdge FX2s, this configuration also supports up
to two half-width storage sleds mapped to up to four quarterwidth compute sleds.
I/O module
Refers to an Ethernet pass-through module or switch module
installed in the enclosure.
Expansion card
Refers to low-profile PCIe cards installed in the enclosure that
provide I/O expansion.
Warm swap
A slot is considered warm-swap if the sled associated with a
component in that slot must be turned off before adding or
replacing the component. However, the enclosure and the rest of
the sleds remain powered on.
Hot swap
A component in the enclosure is considered as hot swap if it can
be replaced or installed while the enclosure and sleds are powered
on.
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Sled slot numbering
Figure 1. Sled slot numbering—four-bay chassis
Figure 2. Sled slot numbering—eight-bay chassis
Figure 3. Sled slot numbering—two-bay chassis
Figure 4. Sled slot numbering — six-bay chassis
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Figure 5. Sled slot numbering—three-bay chassis
Front panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2/
FX2s
Figure 6. Front panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2/FX2s
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
1
System identification
button
Icon
Description
The identification buttons on the front and
back panels can be used to locate a particular
system within a rack. When one of these
buttons is pressed, the system status indicator
on the back flashes until one of the buttons is
pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
2
Enclosure power-on
indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the
enclosure power is on. The power button
controls the power supply output to the
system. For more information, see Power
Button Functions.
3
Diagnostic indicators
The diagnostic indicators light up to display
error status. For more information, see
Diagnostic Indicators.
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
4
KVM select button
Enables you to map the KVM to the sleds.
5
Sleds
PowerEdge FX2/FX2s supports up to:
•
•
•
•
•
four half-width compute sleds, or
eight quarter-width compute sleds, or
two full-width compute sleds, or
four quarter-width compute sleds and
two half-width compute sleds, or
one full-width compute sled and up to
two half-width compute sleds
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2s supports a
combination of compute and storage
sleds. For information on mapping of
storage sleds to compute sleds in
PowerEdge FX2s, see the Dell
PowerEdge FD332 Owner's Manual at
dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
6
Video connector
Enables you to connect a monitor to the
system.
7
USB connector
Enables you to connect a keyboard or mouse
to the system.
Diagnostic indicators
The diagnostic indicators on the system front panel display error status during system startup.
NOTE: No diagnostic indicators are lit when the system is switched off. To start the system, plug it
into a working power source and press the power button.
The following table describes the system conditions and possible corrective actions associated with the
diagnostic indicators.
Table 1.
Health indicator
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Condition
Corrective Action
If the system is on, and in
good health, the indicator
lights solid blue.
None required.
The indicator blinks amber if
the system is on or in
standby, and any error exists
(for example, a failed fan or
hard drive)
See the CMC Chassis Log or system messages for the
specific issue.
Health indicator
Electrical indicator
Condition
Corrective Action
The indicator blinks amber if
the system experiences an
electrical error (for example,
voltage out of range, or a
failed power supply or
voltage regulator).
See the CMC Chassis Log or system messages for the
specific issue. If it is due to a problem with the power
supply, check the LED on the power supply. Reseat the
power supply by removing and reinstalling it. If the problem
persists, see Getting Help.
Temperature indicator
Condition
Corrective Action
The indicator blinks amber if Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
the system experiences a
• A cooling fan is removed or has failed.
thermal error (for example, a • The system cover, cooling shroud, EMI filler panel,
temperature out of range or
memory-module blank, or back-filler bracket is
removed.
fan failure).
• Ambient temperature is too high.
• External airflow is obstructed.
See Getting Help.
PCIe indicator
Condition
Corrective Action
The indicator blinks amber if
a PCIe card experiences an
error.
Restart the sled. Update any required drivers for the PCIe
card. Reinstall the card. If the problem persists, see Getting
Help.
Power button functions
The following section describes the different functions of the power button on your PowerEdge FX2/FX2s
enclosure.
Chassis power
The chassis power button is used to control power to the chassis and the
button and chassis sleds. The chassis power button LED indicates the status of power to the chassis
power button LED and the sleds:
Powering on
the chassis and
sleds
•
If the LED is OFF, power to the chassis and the sleds is turned off.
•
If the LED is ON, power to the chassis and the sleds in turned on.
Press the chassis power button and the chassis power button LED changes from
OFF to ON. If pressing the chassis power button does not change the power
button LED from OFF to ON, see the troubleshooting section.
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Powering off
the chassis and
sleds
For a graceful shutdown of all the sleds and the chassis, press and hold the chassis
power button for 4 to 10 seconds and release it.
NOTE: Depending on the status of the sleds, graceful shutdown may not be
possible. You may opt for a forced shutdown by pressing and holding the
chassis power button for more than 10 seconds.
KVM features
•
Local KVM access can be remotely disabled on the enclosure by using the CMC interface.
•
One VGA connector—The KVM supports a video display resolution range from 640 × 480 at 60 Hz up
to 1280 × 1024 × 65,000 colors (non-interlaced) at 75 Hz.
•
One USB port for keyboard or mouse.
•
The KVM provides access to the compute sleds. You can access one compute sled at a time by using
the KVM select button.
Back panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2s and
FX2
Figure 7. Back panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2s
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Figure 8. Back panel features and indicators—PowerEdge FX2
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Description
1
Serial connector
DB-9 serial connector for CMC configuration.
2
Ethernet connector Gb1
Connects the network cable from the management
system to the CMC.
3
Ethernet connector
STK/Gb2 (stack)
Used for daisy-chaining CMCs in separate enclosures.
4
NOTE: This port can also be used for CMC NIC
failover.
System identification button The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the system status
indicator on the back flashes until one of the buttons is
pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
5
Low-profile PCIe expansion
slots (8)
Enable you to connect up to eight low-profile PCIe
expansion cards.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support PCIe
expansion slots and has a filler panel.
6
Power supply unit (PSU1)
1100 W (1050 W for low line)
1600 W (800 W for low line)
2000 W (1000 W for low line)
7
Power supply unit (PSU2)
1100 W (1050 W for low line)
1600 W (800 W for low line)
2000 W (1000 W for low line)
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Description
8
I/O module (2)
Provides Ethernet connectivity to the compute sleds in the
enclosure.
9
I/O module ports
Network interface for I/O modules.
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I/O module indicators
Two indicators for:
•
•
Status
Power
Power supply unit indicators
Each AC power supply unit (PSU) has an illuminated translucent handle that serves as an indicator to
show whether power is present or whether a power fault has occurred. The AC PSUs must be connected
to a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) or to an electrical outlet.
Figure 9. PSU indicators
1.
AC PSU status indicator/handle
NOTE: The 2000 W PSU power cable connector is different from the connector shown in the image
above.
The PSU indicators provide the following information:
Convent Power indicator
ion
pattern
Condition
A
Green
In standby mode, the handle lights green indicating that a valid power
source is connected to the PSU and that the PSU is operational.
B
Flashing amber
Indicates a problem with the PSU.
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Convent Power indicator
ion
pattern
Condition
CAUTION: When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace only the PSU
with the flashing indicator. Swapping the opposite PSU to make a
matched pair can result in an error condition and unexpected
system shutdown. To change from a High Output configuration to
a Low Output configuration or vice versa, you must power down
the system.
CAUTION: AC power supplies support both 220 V and 110 V input
voltages. When two identical power supplies receive different
input voltages, they can output different wattages, and trigger a
mismatch.
CAUTION: All power supplies used must be of the same type and
have the same maximum output power.
C
Not lit
Power is not connected.
I/O module indicators
Figure 10. I/O module indicators (pass-through module)
Figure 11. I/O module indicators (switch module)
1.
power indicator
2.
status indicator
The indicators provide the following information:
Indicator
Power indicator
Description
Green
The I/O module is operating normally.
Off
The I/O module is powered off.
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Indicator
Description
Status indicator
Blue
The I/O module is operating normally.
Blinking Blue
The CMC is identifying the I/O module.
Blinking Amber
The I/O module is in a fault condition.
Off
The I/O module is powered off, or booting is in progress.
For more information, see the I/O module documentation at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
CMC module
1
DB-9 serial connector for local configuration
2
Ethernet connector Gb1
3
link indicator
4
activity indicator
5
Ethernet connector STK/Gb2 (stack)
6
system identification button
NOTE: This port can also be used for
CMC NIC failover.
CMC indicators
The CMC indicators on the back panel of the enclosure provide the following information:
Indicator
Description
System
identification
button
The identification buttons on the front and back panels can be used to locate a
particular system within a rack. When one of these buttons is pressed, the system
status indicator on the back flashes until one of the buttons is pressed again. Press
to toggle the system ID on and off.
Status indicator
Blue
The CMC is active and operating normally.
Amber
The chassis is in fault condition.
CMC features
The CMC provides the following multiple systems management functions:
•
Enclosure-level real-time automatic power and thermal management:
– Monitors system power requirements.
– Reports real-time power consumption, which includes logging high and low points with a time
stamp.
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– Supports setting an optional enclosure Maximum Power Limit, which either alerts or takes actions,
such as throttling compute sleds and/or preventing the power up of new compute sleds to keep
the enclosure under the defined maximum power limit.
– Monitors and automatically controls cooling fans based on actual ambient and internal
temperature measurements.
– Provides comprehensive enclosure inventory and status or error reporting.
•
Centralized configuration of the following:
– The enclosure’s network and security settings.
– Power redundancy and power ceiling settings.
– I/O module and iDRAC network settings.
– First boot device on the compute sleds.
– Checks I/O path consistency for the I/O module, PCIe slots, and sleds and disables components if
necessary to protect the system hardware.
– User access security.
The CMC module is hot-swappable. During the period that the CMC module is removed:
•
you cannot turn on newly installed compute sleds
•
existing compute sleds cannot be accessed remotely
•
enclosure cooling fans run at maximum speed for thermal protection of the components
Daisy-chain CMC network connection
The CMC has two RJ-45 Ethernet ports, labeled Gb1 (the uplink port) and STK/Gb2 (the stacking or cable
consolidation port). With basic cabling, you can connect the Gb port to the management network and
leave the STK/Gb2 port unused.
NOTE: The STK/Gb2 port can also be used for CMC NIC failover. Ensure that the CMC setting is
changed from default Stacking to Redundant to implement NIC failover.
CAUTION: Connecting the STK/Gb2 port to the management network will have unpredictable
results if the CMC setting is not changed from default Stacking to Redundant, to implement NIC
failover. In the default Stacking mode, cabling the Gb1 and STK/Gb2 ports to the same network
(broadcast domain) can cause a broadcast storm. A broadcast storm can also occur if the CMC
setting is changed to Redundant mode, but the cabling is daisy chained between chassis in the
Stacking mode. Ensure that the cabling model matches the CMC setting for the intended usage.
If you have multiple chassis in a rack, you can reduce the number of connections to the management
network by daisy-chaining up to four chassis together. This reduces the connections required from four
to one.
When daisy-chaining chassis together, Gb1 is the uplink port and STK/Gb2 is the stacking (cable
consolidation) port. Connect the Gb ports to the management network or to the STK port of the CMC in
a chassis that is closer to the network. You must connect the STK port only to a Gb port that is further
from the chain or network.
NOTE: The CMC must be installed for the system to power on. See the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s CMC
User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals for complete instructions on setting up and operating the
CMC module.
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Figure 12. CMC daisy-chaining
1.
management network
2.
CMC
Cooling fan indicator codes
Each cooling fan has an LED that indicates the power status of the cooling fan.
Indicator Pattern
Condition
Not lit
Cooling fan is functioning correctly.
Flashing Amber
Indicates a problem with the cooling fan.
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Figure 13. Cooling fan indicators
1.
status indicator
Configuration wizard
The CMC is pre-configured to use a static IP address. To use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP):
1.
Access the Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
2.
Click Network.
3.
Click IPv4 or IPv6.
4.
Select DHCP Enable.
For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2 CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
System messages
The CMC web interface displays system messages to notify you of possible problems related to the
enclosure and to the sleds in the enclosure. For a detailed listing of these error messages, including
possible causes and solutions, see the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at dell.com/
esmmanuals.
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Documentation matrix
The documentation matrix provides information about documents that you can refer to, for setting up
and managing your system.
To...
Refer to...
Install your system into a rack
Rack documentation included with your rack
solution
Set up your system and know the technical
specifications of your system
Getting Started Guide
Install the operating system
Operating system documentation at dell.com/
operatingsystemmanuals
Get an overview of the Dell Systems Management
offerings
Dell OpenManage Systems Management Overview
Guide at dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Install, configure, and use the Chassis Management Dell PowerEdge FX2/FX2s CMC User’s Guide at
Controller (CMC)
dell.com/esmmanuals
Know about the RACADM subcommands and
supported RACADM interfaces
RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for
iDRAC and CMC at dell.com/esmmanuals
Launch, enable and disable Lifecycle Controller,
know the features, use and troubleshoot Lifecycle
Controller
Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide at dell.com/
esmmanuals
Use Lifecycle Controller Remote Services
Dell Lifecycle Controller Remote Services Quick
Start Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals
Set up, use, and troubleshoot OpenManage Server
Administrator
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s
Guide at dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Install, use and troubleshoot OpenManage
Essentials
Dell OpenManage Essentials User’s Guide at
dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Know the system features, remove and install
system components, and troubleshoot
components
Owner’s Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals
Know the compute sled features, remove and
install compute sled components, troubleshoot
compute sled components
Compute sled Owner’s Manual at dell.com/
poweredgemanuals
Know the storage sled features, storage sled to
compute sled configuration options, remove and
install storage sled components, and troubleshoot
components
Storage sled Owner’s Manual at dell.com/
poweredgemanuals
Configure and log in to iDRAC, set up managed
and management system, know the iDRAC
features and troubleshoot using iDRAC
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's
Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals
Know about I/O module features, configure the
I/O module documentation at dell.com/
I/O module and additional I/O module information poweredgemanuals
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To...
Refer to...
Know the features of the storage controller cards,
deploy the cards, and manage the storage
subsystem
Storage controller documentation at dell.com/
storagecontrollermanuals
See the event and error messages generated by the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at
system firmware and agents that monitor system
dell.com/esmmanuals
components
Quick Resource Locator
Use the Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to get immediate access to system information and how-to
videos. This can be done by visiting dell.com/QRL or by scanning a model specific QR code located on
your Dell PowerEdge system using your smartphone. You can also access your system information and
how-to videos by scanning the following QR code.
Figure 14. Quick Resource Locator
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Initial system configuration
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Before you begin
CAUTION: The enclosure power supplies must be connected to a PDU or to an electrical outlet.
The power supplies require a 100 V to 120 V or 200 V to 240 V power source. You can select only
one AC power input, as the system does not operate at both ranges simultaneously.
•
If applicable, update all PCIe card firmware and iDRAC firmware on the compute sled(s).
•
Download the latest version of CMC firmware from dell.com/support. Also, make sure that you have
the Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD that was included with your system.
•
If your network uses static addressing, you need the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway to
configure the CMC and other sleds in the enclosure.
Setting up your PowerEdge FX2/FX2s
Steps
1. Unpack the enclosure and sled(s), and identify each item.
For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2 Getting Started With Your System and Rack
Installation Guide at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do
not attempt to lift the system by yourself.
CAUTION: To reduce chassis weight while installing the enclosure in the rack, remove the
power supply units (PSUs) and sleds before lifting the enclosure. Note the number of each
sled and temporarily label them before removal, so that you can replace them in their
original locations.
2.
Install the enclosure in the rack.
3.
Install the sled(s) and PSUs.
CAUTION: Do not turn on the compute sled(s) until you have configured the I/O module.
4.
Connect the network cable to the I/O modules to provide network connection to the compute sleds.
5.
Connect the PSUs to a power distribution unit (PDU) or electrical outlet by using the power cables.
6.
Optionally, connect the video and keyboard/mouse to the enclosure.
7.
Press the power button on the enclosure front panel to turn on the enclosure.
8.
Configure the Chassis Management Controller (CMC) by using the CMC web interface and the
RACADM command line interface (CLI).
NOTE: For a detailed description on configuring the CMC settings, see the PowerEdge FX2/
FX2s CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
9.
Perform either of the following tasks to obtain a CMC IP address by using DHCP:
•
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Connect a serial cable to the serial DB9 connector on the CMC module. Log in by using the
default credentials and use RACADM commands to retrieve the CMC IP address.
•
Connect to one of the compute sleds and boot to the Human Interface Infrastructure (HII)
browser to retrieve the CMC IP address.
10. Connect to the CMC IP address through the Web browser by using the default logon credentials.
NOTE: The default IP address of the CMC is 192.168.0.120. The default user name is root and
password is calvin.
11. Provide each iDRAC with an IP address in the CMC Web interface.
12. Connect to each iDRAC by using a Web browser and type the final configuration of iDRAC.
The default user name is root and password is calvin.
13. Turn on the compute sleds and install the operating system.
Next steps
To see step-by-step instructions for unpacking and installing the enclosure, scan the following Quick
Resource code. For more information about the Quick Resource Locator, see Quick Resource Locator.
Figure 15. Quick Resource Locator for installing the enclosure
Logging in to the CMC
You can perform the initial network configuration of the chassis management controller (CMC) either
before or after the CMC has an IP address.
You can log in to the CMC as a CMC local user, as a Microsoft Active Directory user, or as an LDAP user.
You can also log in by using the Single Sign-On or Smart Card.
For more information on managing the system and configuring the settings, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2/
FX2s CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
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PowerEdge FX2/FX2s mapping
configurations
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This section provides the following information on the connectivity of the compute sleds to the I/O
module(s), PCIe slots, and Chassis Management Controller (CMC) of the enclosure:
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LAN On Motherboard network and compute sled to I/O module port mapping configurations
•
Expansion Bus and compute sled to PCIe expansion slot mapping configurations
•
Internal management network
NOTE: The I/O module port mapping and PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds are preconfigured.
LAN On Motherboard network
LAN On Motherboard (LOM) network refers to the Ethernet connectivity provided to the compute sleds
by the I/O modules installed at the back of the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure.
LOM network provides four connections per half-width compute sled, two connections per quarterwidth compute sled, and eight connections per full-width compute sled for a maximum of 16 lanes. The
maximum external connections possible are 16 RJ-45.
Supported I/O modules
The enclosure supports up to two switches or pass-through modules. The maximum width for an
Ethernet pass-through module is eight lanes.
The following I/O modules are supported on the enclosure:
•
Dell PowerEdge FN 410S I/O Aggregator switch module
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Dell PowerEdge FN 410T I/O Aggregator switch module
•
Dell PowerEdge FN2210S I/O Aggregator switch module
•
PowerEdge FX2 and FX2s 1 Gb x8 RJ45 pass-through module
•
PowerEdge FX2 and FX2s 10 Gb x8 SFP pass-through module
– The 10 Gb pass-through module supports both 10 GbE and 1GbE (1000Base-X) connections.
– Use a GB SFP optical module to configure a 1GbE connection on the 10 Gb pass-through module.
– Using a dual-rate SFP module for a 1GbE connection on the 10 Gb pass-through module results in
an invalid link.
– Use a dual-rate SFP module to configure a 10 GbE connection.
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– To establish optical links between two 10 Gb pass-through modules, an external rack switch must
be used as an intermediary. Direct optical connection (using SFP modules) between two 10 Gb
pass-through modules is not supported.
NOTE: This restriction is not applicable for Direct Attach Copper connections or to the 1 Gb
pass-through module.
NOTE: For more information on the I/O modules, see the I/O module documentation at dell.com/
poweredgemanuals.
I/O module port mapping—four-bay chassis
The following I/O module port mapping options are available on the four-bay chassis configuration that
supports up to four half-width compute sleds.
NOTE: In the four-bay PowerEdge FX2s configurations that support storage sleds mapped to
compute sled(s), the I/O module ports are mapped only to the compute sled(s). If storage sleds are
installed, the corresponding ports on the I/O modules mapping to these slots are not active.
Figure 16. I/O module port mapping—half-width compute sleds with dual port NDC
A half-width compute sled that is configured with dual port Network Daughter Card (NDC) is mapped to
a single port on each I/O module. The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they
are mapped.
Table 2. I/O module port mapping—half-width compute sleds (dual port NDC)
Compute sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1
1
1
2
3
3
3
5
5
4
7
7
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Figure 17. I/O module port mapping—half-width compute sleds with quad port NDC/network output
A half-width compute sled configured with quad-port NDC is mapped to two ports on each I/O module.
A half-width compute sled with four compute nodes is configured with a quad-port network output,
which is mapped to two ports on each I/O module. The network traffic from the nodes in the compute
sled to the I/O modules in the enclosure is routed through a network switch that is embedded on the
compute sled system board. For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge FM120x4 Owner's Manual at
dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they are mapped.
Table 3. I/O module port mapping—half-width compute sleds (quad port NDC/network output)
Compute sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1
1, 2
1, 2
2
3, 4
3, 4
3
5, 6
5, 6
4
7, 8
7, 8
I/O module port mapping—eight-bay chassis
In the eight-bay chassis that supports up to eight quarter-width compute sleds, a compute sled is
mapped to a single port on each I/O module.
Figure 18. I/O module port mapping—eight-bay chassis
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The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they are mapped.
Table 4. I/O module port mapping in eight-bay chassis
Compute sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1a
1
1
1b
2
2
1c
3
3
1d
4
4
3a
5
5
3b
6
6
3c
7
7
3d
8
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I/O module port mapping—six-bay chassis
The six-bay chassis supports a combination of up to four quarter-width compute sleds and up to two
half-width compute sleds.
In the six-bay chassis, a quarter-width compute sled is mapped to one port on each I/O module. A halfwidth compute sled with quad-port NDC is mapped to two ports on each I/O module.
NOTE: A half-width compute sled with dual-port NDC is mapped to a single port on each I/O
module.
NOTE: In the six-bay PowerEdge FX2s configuration that supports storage sleds mapped to quarterwidth compute sleds, the I/O module ports are mapped only to the compute sleds. If storage sleds
are installed, the corresponding ports on the I/O modules mapped to these slots are not active.
Figure 19. I/O module port mapping—six-bay chassis
The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they are mapped.
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Table 5. I/O module port mapping in a six-bay chassis
Compute
sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1a
1
1
1b
2
2
1c
3
3
1d
4
4
3
5, 6 (for half-width compute sled with quad- 5, 6 (for half-width compute sled with quadport NDC)
port NDC)
5 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
4
5 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
7, 8 (for half-width compute sled with quad- 7, 8 (for half-width compute sled with quadport NDC)
port NDC)
7 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
7 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
I/O module port mapping—two-bay chassis
In the two-bay chassis configuration that supports up to two full-width compute sleds, a compute sled is
mapped to four ports on each I/O module.
Figure 20. I/O module port mapping—full-width compute sleds
The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they are mapped.
Table 6. I/O module port mapping—full-width compute sleds
Compute sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1
1, 2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
3
5, 6, 7, 8
5, 6, 7, 8
I/O module port mapping—three-bay chassis
The three-bay chassis supports a combination of one full-width compute sled and up to two half-width
compute sleds.
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In the three-bay chassis, a full-width compute sled is mapped to four ports on each I/O module. A halfwidth compute sled with quad port NDC is mapped to two ports on each I/O module.
NOTE: A half-width compute sled with dual-port NDC is mapped to a single port on each I/O
module.
NOTE: In the three-bay PowerEdge FX2s configuration that supports storage sled(s) mapped to a
full-width compute sled, only the compute sled is mapped to the I/O module ports. If storage sleds
are installed, the corresponding ports on the I/O modules mapped to these slots are not active.
Figure 21. I/O module port mapping—three-bay chassis
The following table lists the compute sleds and the ports to which they are mapped.
Table 7. I/O module port mapping in three-bay chassis
Compute
sled
IO Module A1 (Top)
IO Module A2 (Bottom)
1
1, 2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
3
5, 6 (for half-width compute sled with quad- 5, 6 (for half-width compute sled with quadport NDC)
port NDC)
5 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
4
5 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
7, 8 (for half-width compute sled with quad- 7, 8 (for half-width compute sled with quadport NDC)
port NDC)
7 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
7 (for half-width compute sled with dualport NDC)
I/O module and PCIe mezzanine card configuration
guidelines
•
LOM network supports two Ethernet pass-through or switch modules.
•
To enable switch configuration before imaging the compute sleds, you must allow the I/O module(s)
to power up before turning on the compute sleds.
•
Each half-width and quarter-width compute sled installed in the PowerEdge FX2s enclosure supports
one PCIe mezzanine card. Each full-width compute sled supports two PCIe mezzanine cards. To
locate the PCIe expansion bus slots in the compute sleds, see the relevant compute sled Owner's
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Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals. The PCIe mezzanine cards are mapped to the PCIe
expansion slots on the enclosure. For more information, see PCIe expansion slot mapping .
NOTE: Only PCIe mezzanine cards can be installed in the compute sleds. Non-PCIe mezzanine
cards such as Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or InfiniBand mezzanine cards are not supported. If a
non-PCIe mezzanine card is installed in the compute sled, the amber light blinks on the
compute sled to indicate a mismatch, and the sled does not power on.
Configuring network settings for the I/O module
You can specify the network settings for the interface used to manage the I/O module.
Before configuring the network settings for the I/O module, make sure the I/O module is turned on.
To configure the network setting, you must have administrator privileges for the LOM network to
configure the I/O module in Group A.
You can configure the network settings by using the following:
•
CMC Web interface
•
RACADM
For more information on configuring the network settings, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2/FX2s CMC User’s
Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
Expansion bus
Expansion bus refers to the PCIe connections between the compute sleds and the PowerEdge FX2s
enclosure. The expansion bus supports PCIe mezzanine cards installed in the compute sleds. PowerEdge
FX2s has two PCIe switches integrated on the PCIe switch board to connect the compute sleds to the
eight low-profile PCIe expansion slots on the enclosure. Each half-width and quarter-width compute
sled supports one PCIe mezzanine card. Each full-width compute sled supports two PCIe mezzanine
cards.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support expansion bus.
PCIe expansion slot mapping
Your system includes two PCIe switches that are integrated on the PCIe switch board. The PCIe
mezzanine card(s) in each compute sled is mapped to the PCIe switches, which are further mapped to
the PCIe slots on the PCIe switch board.
NOTE: The PCIe expansion slot mapping is pre-configured.
Related Links
Expansion card types and form factor
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds mapped to storage sleds
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds
In PowerEdge FX2s enclosure configurations that support only compute sleds, the PCIe slots are mapped
to the compute sleds in the following manner.
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Four-bay chassis—Each half-width compute sled is mapped to two PCIe slots.
•
Eight-bay chassis—Each quarter-width compute sled is mapped to one PCIe slot.
•
Six-bay chassis—Each quarter-width compute sled is mapped to one PCIe slot. Each half-width
compute sled is mapped to two PCIe slots.
•
Two-bay chassis—Each full-width compute sled is mapped to four PCIe slots.
•
Three-bay chassis—The full-width compute sled is mapped to four PCIe slots. Each half-width
compute sled is mapped to two PCIe slots.
Figure 22. Compute sled to PCIe slot mapping—four-bay chassis
Figure 23. Compute sled to PCIe slot mapping—eight-bay chassis
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Figure 24. Compute sled to PCIe slot mapping—six-bay chassis
Figure 25. Compute sled to PCIe slot mapping—two-bay chassis
Figure 26. Compute sled to PCIe slot mapping—three-bay chassis
PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds mapped to storage sleds
In PowerEdge FX2s enclosure configurations that support storage sleds mapped to compute sleds, the
PCIe slots map only to the compute sleds. When storage sleds are installed in the enclosure, the PCIe
slots mapped to these bays are automatically reassigned to the compute sleds installed in the upper bays
of the enclosure. The PCIe slot reassignment feature enables you to reassign the PCIe slots from
compute sleds in the lower bays to the compute sleds in the upper bays. The PCIe slot reassignment
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feature applies to enclosure configurations with or without storage sleds. You can enable or disable the
PCIe reassignment option by using the CMC web interface, CMC WSMAN, or RACADM. For more
information, see the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s CMC User’s Guide and the Dell Chassis Management
Controller for PowerEdge FX2/FX2s RACADM Command Line Reference Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
The PCIe slots are mapped to compute sleds in the following manner:
•
Four-bay chassis with two half-width compute sleds and two storage sleds—Each half-width
compute sled is mapped to four PCIe slots.
•
Four-bay chassis with one half-width compute sled and three storage sleds—The half-width compute
sled is mapped to eight PCIe slots.
•
Three-bay chassis with one full-width compute sled and two storage sleds—The full-width compute
sled is mapped to eight PCIe slots.
•
Six-bay chassis with four quarter-width compute sleds and two storage sleds—Each quarter-width
compute sled is mapped to two PCIe slots.
Figure 27. PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds mapped to storage sleds—four-bay chassis
Figure 28. PCIe slot mapping from compute sled mapped to storage sleds—four-bay chassis (with single
compute sled)
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Figure 29. PCIe slot mapping from compute sled mapped to storage sleds—three-bay chassis
Figure 30. PCIe slot mapping from compute sleds mapped to storage sleds—six-bay chassis
Managing PCIe slots
You can view the status of PCIe slots in the system, both individually as well as all of them at a time. For
more information on managing the PCIe slots by using the CMC web interface, see the Dell PowerEdge
FX2/FX2s CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
Internal management network
The internal management network connectivity provides Ethernet management connections between
iDRAC on the compute sled and the CMC.
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Installing and removing PowerEdge FX2/
FX2s enclosure components
This section provides information on installing and removing the enclosure components. For information
on removing and installing the sled components, see the relevant sled Owner’s Manual at dell.com/
poweredgemanuals.
Customer and field replaceable units—PowerEdge FX2/
FX2s
The following components are customer replaceable units (CRUs):
•
Sleds
•
CMC module
•
I/O module(s)
•
PCIe modules
•
Expansion cards
•
Power supply units
•
Cooling fans
The following components are field replaceable units (FRUs). Removal and installation procedures should
be performed only by Dell certified service technicians.
•
Cooling-fan cage
•
PCIe switch board (PowerEdge FX2s)
•
Fan interface board (PowerEdge FX2)
•
Interposer module(s)
•
Midplane assembly
•
Control panel
•
KVM panel
Safety instructions
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not
attempt to lift the system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a
risk of electric shock.
WARNING: Exercise care when removing or installing components when the system is on, to
avoid the risk of electric shock.
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CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding three minutes.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on
components inside the system.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation and cooling, all bays in the system must be populated at all
times with either a sled or with a blank.
NOTE: It is recommended that you remove the sleds and power supplies from the chassis to reduce
weight, before installing the enclosure in the rack.
Before working inside your system
1.
Turn off the compute sleds by using either the CMC, iDRAC, or the compute sled power button.
A storage sled turns off when the compute sled(s) to which it is mapped is turned off.
2.
Turn off the enclosure and attached peripherals, and disconnect the enclosure from the electrical
outlet.
After working inside your system
1.
Reconnect the enclosure to its electrical outlet and turn the enclosure on, including any attached
peripherals.
2.
Turn on the compute sleds.
A storage sled turns on when the compute sled(s) to which it is mapped is turned on.
Recommended tools
You need the following items to perform the procedures in this section:
•
#1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
•
T6, T8, T10, T15, and T20 Torx screwdrivers
•
Wrist grounding strap
System cover
Removing the system cover
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
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NOTE: To ensure proper operation and cooling, replace the system cover within three minutes of
removal.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1.
Rotate the cover lock counterclockwise to the unlock position.
2.
Press the release latches on both sides of the system toward the cover lock.
3.
Slide the cover toward the front of the system and lift the cover away from the system.
Figure 31. Removing and installing the system cover
1.
release latch (2)
3.
cover lock
2.
system cover
Next steps
Install the system cover.
Related Links
Installing the system cover
Installing the system cover
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the system cover.
NOTE: You must remove the system cover to service components inside the system.
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Steps
1. Place the bottom edge of the cover, opposite the cover lock, into the slots on the system.
2.
Lower the cover onto the system.
3.
Slide the system cover toward the back of the system until the system cover is flush with the system
surface.
4.
Turn the cover lock clockwise to the lock position.
Next steps
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the system cover
Sleds
CAUTION: To ensure proper operation and cooling, all bays in the system must be replaced with
either a sled or a blank within two minutes of removing the sled or blank.
NOTE: Ensure that you have downloaded the latest BIOS on the sled(s) from dell.com/support.
Removing a compute sled
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Turn off the compute sled by using either the CMC, iDRAC, or the sled power button.
Ensure that the front-panel indicator on the sled is off.
Steps
1. Press the release button on the sled handle to the unlock position.
2.
Rotate the sled handle away from the sled to disengage the sled from the midplane connectors.
3.
Slide the compute sled out of the enclosure.
CAUTION: To protect the I/O connector pins, install the I/O connector cover every time a
sled is removed from the enclosure.
4.
Install the I/O connector cover over the I/O connector.
CAUTION: If you are permanently removing the sled, install a sled blank. Operating the
system for extended periods of time without a sled blank installed can cause the enclosure to
overheat.
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Figure 32. Removing and installing a compute sled
1.
enclosure
2.
compute sled
3.
compute sled handle
4.
release button on sled handle
Next steps
Install the compute sled or sled blank.
Related Links
Installing a compute sled
Installing a compute sled
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1.
If you are installing a new compute sled, remove the plastic cover from the I/O connector(s) and
save for future use.
2.
Press the release button on the sled handle to the open position.
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3.
Align the compute sled with the bay in the enclosure.
4.
Slide the sled into the enclosure until the sled connectors are firmly engaged with the midplane
connectors.
The sled handle rotates toward the enclosure as the sled slides into the enclosure.
5.
Press the sled handle to closed position until the release button clicks into place.
Next steps
Turn on the compute sled.
Related Links
Removing a compute sled
Removing a storage sled
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: Removing the storage sled from the enclosure when the storage sled is powered on
results in loss of data.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the storage sled locks, use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to turn the
sled locks to lock or unlock positions.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions provided in this document.
2.
Turn off the compute sled(s) to which the storage sled is mapped, by using the CMC, iDRAC, or the
sled power button.
3.
Keep the #2 Phillips screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, turn the storage sled locks on the sled front panel to unlock position.
CAUTION: If you are permanently removing the sled, install a sled blank. Operating the
enclosure for extended periods of time without a sled blank installed can cause the enclosure
to overheat.
2.
Lift the sled release latches upward by 90 degrees, and holding it by the latches, pull the sled out of
the enclosure.
CAUTION: To protect the I/O connector pins, install the I/O connector cover every time a
sled is removed from the enclosure.
3.
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Install the I/O connector cover over the I/O connectors.
Figure 33. Removing a storage sled
1.
sled lock (2)
3.
sled release latch (2)
2.
dotted line on storage sled
Figure 34. Removing and installing the I/O connector cover
1.
storage sled
2.
I/O connector cover
Next steps
Install the storage sled or sled blank.
Related Links
Safety instructions
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Installing a storage sled
Installing a storage sled
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the I/O connectors, do not touch the connectors or the
connector pins.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the sled locks, use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to turn the sled
locks to lock or unlock positions.
NOTE: Install the storage sleds in the bottom slots of the PowerEdge FX2s enclosure, beginning
from the left (slot 3). In the four-bay chassis, you can also install a storage sled in the top right slot
(slot 2) of the enclosure. For more information on sled slot numbering, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2
and FX2s Enclosure Owner's Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
NOTE: If your storage sled has shipped pre-installed in the enclosure, it is recommended that you
remove the sled before installing the enclosure in the rack, to reduce chassis weight.
NOTE: If you are installing the storage sled in an enclosure that is already powered on, you need not
turn off the enclosure to install the storage sled. Only the compute sled(s) to which the storage sled
is mapped must be turned off.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Turn off the compute sled to which the storage sled is mapped, by using the CMC, iDRAC, or the
power button on the compute sled.
3.
Keep the #2 Phillips screwdriver ready.
Steps
1. If you are installing a new storage sled, remove the I/O connector cover and save for future use.
2.
Align the storage sled with the bay in the enclosure.
CAUTION: To ensure that a storage sled is properly installed, slide the sled into the enclosure
bay until the dotted line on top of the storage sled is not visible from the top edge of the bay
in which the storage sled is being installed.
CAUTION: If a compute sled is already installed in an enclosure bay above the bay in which
you are installing a storage sled, the compute sled may obscure the dotted line on the
storage sled. Do not use the compute sled installed in the top enclosure bay as a point of
reference for visibility of the dotted line on top of the storage sled. For the storage sled to be
properly installed, ensure that the dotted line on the storage sled is not visible from the top
edge of the bay in which the storage sled is installed.
3.
Slide the storage sled into the enclosure until the dotted line on top of the sled is not visible from the
top edge of the bay, and the sled clicks into place.
4.
Turn the storage sled locks to the lock position, to secure the sled in the enclosure.
CAUTION: Ensure that the sled locks are in locked position before opening the storage sled
drive drawer, as the storage sled must be locked in the enclosure before you open the drive
drawer.
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Figure 35. Installing a storage sled
1.
dotted line on storage sled
2.
sled lock (2)
Next steps
Turn on the compute sled(s) to which the storage sled is mapped. The storage sled turns on.
Related Links
Safety instructions
Removing a storage sled
Inside the system
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: Components that are hot-swappable are marked orange, and touch points on the
components are marked blue.
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Figure 36. Inside the system—PowerEdge FX2s
1.
midplane
2.
fan (8)
3.
power bus bar
4.
power interposer board
5.
PSU (2)
6.
PCIe module (8)
7.
CMC module
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support PCIe modules.
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CMC module
Your system supports a hot-swappable CMC module that provides multiple systems management
functions.
Removing the CMC module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: You must remove the CMC module to replace a faulty module or service other components
inside the system.
NOTE: The CMC module is hot-swappable.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Disconnect the cables attached to the CMC module.
2.
Press the release latch and slide the CMC module out of the enclosure.
Figure 37. Removing and installing the CMC module
1.
CMC module
3.
release latch
2.
CMC module handle
Next steps
Install the CMC module.
Related Links
Installing the CMC module
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Installing the CMC module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Remove the CMC module.
NOTE: You must remove the CMC module to replace a faulty module or service other
components inside the system.
Steps
1. Unpack the CMC module and prepare it for installation.
2.
Slide the CMC module into the enclosure until the CMC module connector engages with the pins on
the midplane.
3.
Connect the cables to the CMC module.
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Removing the CMC module
CMC module SD card
The SD card slot on the CMC module supports an optional WWN/MAC feature that allows slot-based
WWN/MACs for the sleds, simplifying sled installation and replacement.
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Remove the CMC module.
NOTE: Verify that the write protection latch is in the unlock position.
Steps
Locate the SD card slot on the bottom of the CMC module and insert the contact-pin end of the
card into the slot with the label on the card facing upwards.
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Figure 38. Removing and installing a CMC module SD card
1.
SD card
2.
SD card connector
Next steps
Install the CMC module and reattach any cables that were disconnected.
The SD card is activated automatically.
Related Links
Removing the CMC module
Installing the CMC module
I/O module
Your system supports up to two hot-swappable I/O modules that provide external network connectivity.
Removing an I/O module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: You must remove an I/O module to replace a faulty module or service other components of
the system.
NOTE: An I/O module is hot-swappable.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Disconnect the cables attached to the I/O module.
2.
Press the release latch and slide the I/O module out of the enclosure.
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Figure 39. Removing and installing an I/O module
1.
I/O module
3.
release latch
2.
I/O module handle
Next steps
Install the I/O module.
Related Links
Installing an I/O module
Installing an I/O module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Unpack the I/O module and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation that accompanied the I/O module.
2.
Slide the I/O module into the enclosure until it engages with the connector on the midplane and the
release latch snaps into place.
3.
Connect all cables that must be attached to the I/O module.
See the I/O module documentation for information about its cable connections.
Related Links
Removing an I/O module
PCIe module
PowerEdge FX2s supports eight PCIe modules. Each PCIe module has an expansion card slot in which a
low profile expansion card can be installed.
NOTE: PowerEdge FX2 does not support PCIe modules.
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Removing a PCIe module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: The PCIe module is a warm-swappable component. The PCIe slot in a PCIe module is
assigned to a compute sled. Removing or adding a PCIe module while the compute sled to which
it is assigned is on can result in an error condition.
NOTE: You must remove a PCIe module to replace a faulty module, install or replace an expansion
card in the PCIe module, or service other components inside the system.
NOTE: The following procedure is only applicable to the PowerEdge FX2s system.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Turn off the compute sled to which the PCIe slot in the PCIe module is assigned, by using either the
CMC, iDRAC, or sled power button.
2.
Press the release latch and slide the PCIe module out of the enclosure.
Figure 40. Removing and installing a PCIe module
1.
PCIe module
2.
release latch
Next steps
Install the PCIe module.
Related Links
Installing a PCIe module
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Installing a PCIe module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: The PCIe module is a warm-swappable component. The PCIe slot in a PCIe module is
assigned to a compute sled. Removing or adding a PCIe module while the compute sled to which
it is assigned is on can result in an error condition.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Remove the PCIe module.
NOTE: You must remove a PCIe module to replace a faulty module, install or replace an
expansion card in the PCIe module, or service other components inside the system.
Steps
1. Remove the PCIe module connector cover.
2.
Install an expansion card or filler bracket.
3.
Slide the PCIe module into the enclosure until it engages with the connector on the PCIe switch
board and the release latch snaps into place.
Next steps
Turn on the compute sled to which the PCIe slot in the PCIe module is assigned.
Related Links
Removing a PCIe module
Expansion cards
Expansion card types and form factor
The following table describes the types of expansion cards supported on the PowerEdge FX2s enclosure.
Table 8. Expansion card types and form factor
Card Type
Form Factor
10 Gb NICs
Low profile
1 Gb NICs
Low profile
PERC H830
Low profile
12 Gbps SAS HBA
Low profile
FC8 and FC16 HBA
Low profile
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PCIe expansion slot mapping
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Expansion card operational power status
The following table provides information on the operational power status of expansion cards when they
are installed in a PCIe slot mapped to a compute sled.
Chassis status
Compute sled status
Expansion card status
Off
Off
Off
Standby
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
On
On
On
The following table provides information on the operational power status of an expansion card when it is
replaced in the PCIe slot.
Chassis status
Compute sled status
Expansion card status
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
NOTE: To verify if a PCIe slot is powered on, see PCIe module indicators.
PCIe module indicators
The PCIe expansion card slots are warm-swappable. An expansion card is powered down when the
compute sled associated to it is turned off.
The PCIe module indicators provide the following information about the PCIe slots inside the modules:
Indicator
Power indicator
Attention indicator
Description
Steady Blue
The slot is receiving power.
Blinking Blue
The ID button on the front panel is pressed. The selected
compute sled and its associated components including LEDs
on the slot blink.
Off
Power supply to the slot is off, and the expansion card can
be removed.
Steady Amber
The slot is in fault condition.
Off
The slot is operating normally.
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Removing an expansion card
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Turn off the compute sled to which the expansion card is assigned.
3.
Remove the PCIe module.
Steps
1. Open the expansion card release latch.
2.
Grasp the expansion card by its edges, and remove it from the expansion card connector on the
PCIe module.
3.
If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over the empty expansion slot
opening and close the release latch.
NOTE: You must install a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot to maintain Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust
and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
Figure 41. Removing and installing an expansion card
1.
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expansion card
2.
release latch
Next steps
1.
Install the PCIe module.
2.
Turn on the compute sled to which the expansion card is mapped.
Related Links
Removing a PCIe module
Installing a PCIe module
Installing an expansion card
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Turn off the compute sled to which the expansion card is assigned.
3.
Remove the PCIe module.
4.
Open the expansion card release latch.
5.
Remove the filler bracket.
Steps
1. Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
2.
Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the card-edge connector aligns with the
expansion card connector on the PCIe module.
3.
Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion card connector until the card is fully
seated.
4.
Close the expansion card release latch.
Next steps
1.
Install the PCIe module.
2.
Turn on the compute sled to which the expansion card is assigned.
Related Links
Removing a PCIe module
Installing a PCIe module
Power supply units
Your system supports two hot-swappable power supply units (PSUs) in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 nonredundant configurations.
NOTE: Both PSUs must be of the same type and must have the same maximum output power.
NOTE: The PSUs have internal fans that provide thermal cooling to these units. A PSU must be
replaced if an internal fan failure occurs.
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Removing a power supply unit
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: Ensure that a power supply unit (PSU) is not operational at the time of its removal.
Check the PSU redundancy configuration before removing a PSU.
NOTE: The PSUs are hot-swappable. Remove and replace only one PSU at a time in a system that is
turned on.
NOTE: You must remove a PSU to replace a faulty PSU, service other components of the system, or
to reduce chassis weight when installing the enclosure in the rack.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
Steps
1. Disconnect the power cable from the power source and from the PSU that you intend to remove.
2.
Press the release latch and slide the PSU out of the chassis.
Figure 42. Removing and installing a PSU
1.
release latch
2.
PSU cable connector
3.
PSU
4.
connector
5.
PSU handle
Next steps
1.
Install the PSU.
2.
Connect the power cable to the PSU and plug the cable into a power outlet.
Related Links
Installing a power supply unit
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Installing a power supply unit
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: When installing, hot-swapping, or hot-adding a new power supply unit (PSU), allow several
seconds for the system to recognize the PSU and determine its status. The PSU status indicator
turns green to indicate that the PSU is functioning properly.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Remove the PSU.
NOTE: You must remove a power supply to replace a faulty power supply, service other
components of the system, or to reduce chassis weight when installing the enclosure in the
rack.
Steps
1. Slide the PSU into the enclosure until the PSU is fully seated and the release latch snaps into place.
CAUTION: When connecting the power cable, secure the cable with the strap.
2.
Connect the power cable to the PSU and plug the cable into a power outlet.
Related Links
Removing a power supply unit
Cooling fans
Your system supports eight hot-swappable cooling fans that provide cooling to the I/O components in
the system.
To provide increased cooling to the PCIe components in the system, you can change the Fan Offset
options from the CMC web interface.
For more information on the Fan Offset properties, see Advanced Fan Configuration in the CMC Online
Help.
NOTE: If you are removing a fan, replace it immediately with another fan. Operating the system for
an extended period of time without a fan installed can cause the enclosure to overheat.
NOTE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan number is referenced by the system’s
management software, allowing you to easily identify and replace the appropriate fan by noting the
fan numbers on the cooling-fan bay. If any of the fans fail, the LEDs on the fan light up.
NOTE: The cooling fans in your system are shipped in two sizes of 80 mm and 60 mm width.
Removing a cooling fan
Prerequisites
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a
risk of electric shock. Exercise utmost care while removing or installing cooling fans.
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WARNING: The cooling fan can continue to spin for some time after it has been powered down.
Allow time for the fan to stop spinning before removing it from the system.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
CAUTION: The cooling fans are hot-swappable. To maintain proper cooling while the system is
on, replace only one fan at a time.
CAUTION: To ensure proper operation and cooling, you must replace a cooling fan within two
minutes of removal.
NOTE: You must remove a cooling fan to replace a faulty fan or service other components in the
system.
NOTE: The procedure for removing each fan is identical.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the system cover.
Steps
Locate the fan you want to remove, press the fan release tab, and lift the cooling fan out of the
cooling-fan cage.
Figure 43. Removing and installing a cooling fan
1.
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cooling-fan cage
2.
fan release tab
3.
cooling fan (8)
Next steps
Install the cooling fan.
Related Links
Installing a cooling fan
Removing the system cover
Installing a cooling fan
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Remove the cooling fan.
NOTE: You must remove a cooling fan to replace a faulty fan or service other components in
the system.
Steps
1.
Align the plug at the base of the cooling fan with the connector on the PCIe switch board/fan
interface board.
2.
Slide the cooling fan into the chassis until the plug engages with the connector on the PCIe switch
board/fan interface board.
Next steps
1.
Install the system cover.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
Cooling-fan cage
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the cooling-fan cage to service other components inside the system.
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1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the system cover.
4.
Remove the cooing fans.
Steps
1. Loosen the six screws that secure the cooling-fan cage to the system.
2.
Lift the cooling-fan cage out of the system.
Figure 44. Removing and installing the cooling-fan cage
1.
screw (6)
Figure 45. Cooling-fan cage top view
1.
screw location (6)
Next steps
Install the cooling-fan cage.
Related Links
Installing the cooling-fan cage
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2.
cooling-fan cage
Removing the system cover
Removing a cooling fan
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the cooling-fan cage.
NOTE: You must remove the cooling-fan cage to service other components inside the system.
Steps
1. Lower the cooling-fan cage into the system.
NOTE: Ensure that there are no cables in the way when placing the cooling-fan cage into the
system.
2.
Tighten the screws until the cooling-fan cage engages with the system.
Next steps
1.
Install the cooling fans.
2.
Install the system cover.
3.
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
PCIe switch board
The PCIe switch board is supported on the PowerEdge FX2s enclosure. The following procedure is
applicable to the PowerEdge FX2s enclosure.
Removing the PCIe switch board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
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NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the PCIe switch board to replace a faulty switch board or service other
components in the system.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the following:
•
•
•
•
system cover
cooling fans
cooling-fan cage
PCIe modules
Steps
1. Loosen the two spring-loaded screws that secure the PCIe switch board to the system.
2.
Press down the release latch.
The two levers are released.
3.
Holding the two levers, pull the PCIe switch board out of the system.
Figure 46. Removing and installing the PCIe switch board
1.
release latch
2.
lever (2)
3.
notch (4)
4.
spring-loaded screw (2)
Next steps
Install the PCIe switch board.
Related Links
Installing the PCIe switch board
Removing the system cover
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Removing a cooling fan
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Removing a PCIe module
Installing the PCIe switch board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the PCIe switch board.
NOTE: You must remove the PCIe switch board to replace a faulty switch board or service
other components in the system.
Steps
1. Lower the PCIe switch board into the system.
NOTE: Ensure that the tabs on the bottom of the PCIe switch board engage with the notches
on the system.
2.
Slide the PCIe switch board until the connector engages firmly with the pins on the midplane.
3.
Push the levers until the PCIe switch board locks into place.
4.
Tighten the two spring-loaded screws to secure the PCIe switch board to the system.
Next steps
1.
2.
Install the following:
•
PCIe modules
•
cooling-fan cage
•
cooling fans
•
system cover
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the PCIe switch board
Installing a PCIe module
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
Fan interface board
The fan interface board is supported on the PowerEdge FX2 enclosure. The following procedure is
applicable to the FX2 enclosure.
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Removing the fan interface board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the fan interface board to replace a faulty board or service other
components in the system.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the following:
•
system cover
•
cooling fans
•
cooling-fan cage
Steps
1. Loosen the two spring-loaded screws that secure the fan interface board to the system.
2.
Holding the fan interface board by the grips, pull the fan interface board out of the system.
Figure 47. Removing and installing the fan interface board
1.
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grip (2)
2.
notch (4)
3.
spring-loaded screw (2)
Next steps
Install the fan interface board.
Related Links
Installing the fan interface board
Removing the system cover
Removing a cooling fan
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Installing the fan interface board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the fan interface board.
NOTE: You must remove the fan interface board to replace a faulty board or service other
components in the system.
Steps
1. Place the fan interface board in the system.
NOTE: Ensure that the tabs on the back of the fan interface board engage with the notches on
the system.
2.
Slide the fan interface board toward the midplane until the connector engages firmly with the pins
on the midplane.
3.
Tighten the two spring-loaded screws to secure the fan interface board to the system.
Next steps
1.
2.
Install the following:
•
cooling-fan cage
•
cooling fans
•
system cover
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the fan interface board
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
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Interposer module
The interposer module allows you to install quarter-width sleds in the PowerEdge FX2/FX2s enclosure
that comes pre-installed with half-width or full-width sleds. Your system supports up to two interposer
modules.
Figure 48. Top view of the interposer module
1.
midplane connector (2)
3.
sled connector (4)
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2.
interposer module
Removing the bottom interposer module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the bottom interposer module to replace a faulty module, install halfwidth or full-width sleds, or service other components inside the system.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the following:
•
sleds
•
power supplies
•
CMC module
•
I/O module(s)
•
PCIe modules, if applicable
•
system cover
•
cooling fans
•
cooling-fan cage
Steps
1. Turn the system over with the bottom side of the system facing up.
2.
From the bottom of the system:
a. Remove the five screws that secure the bottom partition.
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Figure 49. Removing and installing screws securing the bottom partition
1. bottom of the system
2. screw (5)
b. Remove the two screws that secure the bottom interposer module.
Figure 50. Removing and installing screws securing the bottom interposer module
1. bottom of the system
2. screw (2)
3.
Turn the system over with the top side of the system facing up.
4.
Remove the two screws that secure the bottom partition to the top of the system.
5.
Slide the bottom partition out of the system.
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Figure 51. Removing and installing the bottom partition
1.
bottom partition
2.
screw (2)
6.
Remove the two screws that secure the bottom interposer module to the top of the system.
7.
Pull out the bottom interposer module from the system.
Figure 52. Removing and installing the bottom interposer module
1.
bottom interposer module (2)
2.
screw (2)
Next steps
Install the bottom interposer module.
Related Links
Installing the bottom interposer module
Removing a compute sled
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Removing a storage sled
Removing a power supply unit
Removing the CMC module
Removing an I/O module
Removing a PCIe module
Removing the system cover
Removing a cooling fan
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Installing the bottom interposer module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the bottom interposer module.
NOTE: You must remove the bottom interposer module to replace a faulty module, install halfwidth or full-width sleds, or service other components inside the system.
Steps
1. Slide the bottom interposer module into the lower bay of the system until the pins on the interposer
module engage with the connectors on the midplane.
2.
Install the two screws that secure the bottom interposer module to the top of the system.
3.
Slide the bottom partition into the lower bay of the system.
4.
Install the two screws that secure the bottom partition to the top of the system.
5.
Turn the system over with the bottom side of the system facing up.
6.
Install the five screws to secure the bottom partition to the bottom of the system.
7.
Install the two screws to secure the bottom partition to the bottom of the system.
8.
Turn the system over with the top side of the system facing up.
Next steps
1.
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Install the following:
•
cooling-fan cage
•
cooling fans
•
system cover
•
PCIe modules, if applicable
•
I/O module(s)
•
CMC module
•
power supplies
•
sleds
2.
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the bottom interposer module
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
Installing a PCIe module
Installing an I/O module
Installing the CMC module
Installing a power supply unit
Installing a storage sled
Installing a compute sled
Removing the top interposer module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the top interposer module to replace a faulty module, install half-width or
full-width sleds, or service other components inside the system.
NOTE: You must remove the bottom interposer module before removing the top interposer
module.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the following:
•
sleds
•
power supplies
•
CMC module
•
I/O module(s)
•
PCIe modules, if applicable
•
system cover
•
cooling fans
•
cooling-fan cage
•
bottom interposer module
Steps
1. Turn the system over with the bottom side of the system facing up.
2.
From the bottom of the system:
a. Remove the three screws that secure the top partition to the middle plate.
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Figure 53. Removing and installing screws securing the top partition to the middle plate
1. middle plate
2. bottom of the system
3. screw (3)
b. Remove the two screws that secure the top interposer module to the middle plate.
Figure 54. Removing and installing screws securing the top interposer module to the middle plate
1. middle plate
2. bottom of the system
3. screw (2)
3.
Turn the system over with the top side of the system facing up.
4.
Remove the three screws that secure the top partition to the top of the system.
5.
Slide the top partition out of the system.
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Figure 55. Removing and installing the top partition
1.
top partition
2.
screw (3)
6.
Remove the two screws that secure the top interposer module to the top of the system.
7.
Pull out the top interposer module from the system.
Figure 56. Removing and installing the top interposer module
1.
top interposer module
2.
screw (2)
Next steps
Install the top interposer module.
Related Links
Installing the top interposer module
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Removing a compute sled
Removing a storage sled
Removing a power supply unit
Removing the CMC module
Removing an I/O module
Removing a PCIe module
Removing the system cover
Removing a cooling fan
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Removing the bottom interposer module
Installing the top interposer module
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the top interposer module.
NOTE: You must remove the top interposer module to replace a faulty module, install halfwidth or full-width sleds, or service other components inside the system.
Steps
1. Slide the top interposer module into the upper bay of the system until the pins on the interposer
module engage with the connectors on the midplane.
2.
Install the two screws to secure the top interposer module to the top of the system.
3.
Slide the top partition into the system.
4.
Install the three screws to secure the top partition to the top of the system.
5.
Turn the system over with the bottom side of the system facing up.
6.
Install the two screws to secure the top interposer module to the middle plate.
7.
Install the three screws to secure the top partition to the middle plate.
8.
Turn the system over with the top side of the system facing up.
Next steps
1.
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Install the following:
•
bottom interposer module
•
cooling-fan cage
•
cooling fans
•
system cover
•
PCIe modules, if applicable
•
I/O module(s)
2.
•
CMC module
•
power supplies
•
sleds
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the top interposer module
Installing the bottom interposer module
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
Installing a PCIe module
Installing an I/O module
Installing the CMC module
Installing a power supply unit
Installing a storage sled
Installing a compute sled
Midplane assembly
The midplane assembly includes the midplane, power interposer board, power cable, and bus bar.
Removing the midplane assembly
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures should be
performed only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the midplane assembly to replace a faulty assembly.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the following:
•
sleds
•
power supplies
•
CMC module
•
I/O module(s)
•
system cover
•
cooling fans
•
cooling-fan cage
•
PCIe modules and PCIe switch board, if applicable
•
fan interface board, if applicable
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•
interposer module(s), if applicable
Steps
1.
Remove the two fan cables connected to the midplane.
2.
Remove the two screws that secure the fan cable clips to the system.
Figure 57. Removing and installing midplane assembly components
1.
midplane
2.
fan-cable clip (2)
3.
screw (2)
4.
Mylar insulator
3.
Remove the five screws that secure the midplane assembly to the system.
4.
Loosen the midplane assembly from the system and remove:
a. the control panel cable
b. the KVM panel cable
5.
Lift the midplane assembly out of the system.
Figure 58. Removing and installing the midplane assembly
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1.
KVM cable
2.
midplane
3.
control panel cable
4.
midplane assembly screw (5)
5.
cable cover
6.
power bus bar
7.
power interposer board
Next steps
1.
Install the midplane assembly.
Related Links
Installing the midplane assembly
Removing a compute sled
Removing a storage sled
Removing a power supply unit
Removing the CMC module
Removing an I/O module
Removing the system cover
Removing a cooling fan
Removing the cooling-fan cage
Removing a PCIe module
Removing the PCIe switch board
Removing the fan interface board
Removing the bottom interposer module
Removing the top interposer module
Installing the midplane assembly
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures should be
performed only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the midplane assembly.
NOTE: You must remove the midplane assembly to replace a faulty assembly.
Steps
1. Reconnect the control panel cable to the connector on the midplane assembly.
2.
Reconnect the KVM panel cable to the connector on the midplane assembly.
3.
Place the midplane assembly in the system.
4.
Install the five screws to secure the midplane assembly to the system.
5.
Install the two screws to secure the fan-cable clips to the system.
6.
Reconnect the two fan cables to the midplane.
7.
Secure the fan cables by inserting the cables in fan cable clips.
8.
Route the control panel cable and the KVM panel cable through the holder brackets on the midplane.
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Next steps
1.
2.
Install the following:
•
interposer module(s)
•
fan interface board, if applicable
•
PCIe modules and PCIe switch board, if applicable
•
cooling-fan cage
•
cooling fans
•
system cover
•
I/O module(s)
•
CMC module
•
power supplies
•
sleds
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the midplane assembly
Installing the top interposer module
Installing the bottom interposer module
Installing the fan interface board
Installing the PCIe switch board
Installing a PCIe module
Installing the cooling-fan cage
Installing a cooling fan
Installing the system cover
Installing an I/O module
Installing the CMC module
Installing a power supply unit
Installing a storage sled
Installing a compute sled
Power interposer board
Removing the power interposer board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures should be
performed only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the midplane assembly.
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Steps
1. Remove the Mylar insulator.
2.
Disconnect the power bus bar and the cable cover from the midplane assembly.
3.
Disconnect the power bus bar and the cable cover from the power interposer board.
4.
Remove the four screws that secure the power interposer board to the carrier.
5.
Lift the power interposer board from the carrier.
Figure 59. Removing and installing the power interposer board
1.
screw (4)
3.
carrier
2.
power interposer board
Next steps
Install the power interposer board.
Installing the power interposer board
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures should be
performed only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the power interposer board.
NOTE: You must remove the power interposer board to replace a faulty power interposer
board.
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Steps
1. Place the power interposer board in the carrier.
2.
Install the four screws to secure the power interposer board to the carrier.
3.
Reconnect the power bus bar and cable cover to the power interposer board.
4.
Reconnect the power bus bar and cable cover to the midplane assembly.
5.
Install the Mylar insulator.
Next steps
1.
Install the midplane assembly.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Control panel
Removing the control panel
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
NOTE: You must remove the control panel to replace a faulty control panel.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Remove the three screws that secure the cable tube to the side of the system and remove the cable
tube.
2.
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Remove the two screws that secure the control panel to the system.
Figure 60. Removing and installing the cable tube
1.
control panel
2.
screw (5)
3.
cable tube
4.
control panel cable
3.
Remove the screw that secures the control panel cover to the control panel.
4.
Release the ZIF connector latch.
5.
Using the pull-tab, remove the control panel cable from the control panel.
NOTE: To prevent damage to the control panel cable, exercise utmost care when removing the
control panel cable from the control panel.
6.
Remove the control panel from the system.
Figure 61. Removing and installing the control panel
1.
ZIF connector latch
2.
connector
3.
control panel cover
4.
screw
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Next steps
Install the control panel.
Related Links
Installing the control panel
Installing the control panel
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the control panel.
NOTE: You must remove the control panel to replace a faulty control panel.
Steps
1. Connect the control panel cable to the control panel.
2.
Press the ZIF connector release latch into place.
3.
Install the screw to secure the control panel cover to the control panel.
4.
Align the screw holes on the control panel with the screw holes on the side of the system.
5.
Install the two screws to secure the control panel to the side of the system.
6.
Insert the control panel cable in the cable tube.
7.
Align the screw holes on the cable tube with the screw holes on the side of the system.
8.
Install the three screws to secure the cable tube to the side of the system.
Next steps
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the control panel
KVM panel
Removing the KVM panel
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
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NOTE: You must remove the KVM panel to replace a faulty panel.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
Steps
1. Remove the three screws that secure the cable tube to the side of the system and remove the cable
tube.
2.
Remove the two screws that secure the KVM panel to the system.
Figure 62. Removing and installing the cable tube
1.
KVM panel cable
2.
screw (5)
3.
cable tube
4.
KVM panel
3.
Remove the screw that secures the KVM panel cover to the KVM panel.
4.
Release the connector latch.
5.
Remove the KVM panel cable from the KVM panel.
NOTE: To prevent damage to the KVM panel cable, exercise utmost care when removing the
KVM panel cable from the KVM panel.
6.
Remove the KVM panel.
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Figure 63. Removing and installing the KVM panel
1.
screw
2.
KVM panel cable
3.
connector
4.
KVM panel
5.
KVM panel cover
Next steps
Install the KVM panel.
Related Links
Installing the KVM panel
Installing the KVM panel
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: This is a field replaceable unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed
only by Dell certified service technicians.
1.
Ensure that you read the Safety instructions.
2.
Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
3.
Remove the KVM panel.
NOTE: You must remove the KVM panel to replace a faulty panel.
Steps
1.
Connect the KVM panel cable to the KVM panel.
2.
Press the connector latch into place.
3.
Install the screw to secure the KVM panel cover to the KVM panel.
4.
Align the screw holes on the KVM panel with the screw holes on the side of the system.
5.
Install the two screws to secure the KVM panel to the side of the system.
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6.
Insert the KVM panel cable in the cable tube.
7.
Align the screw holes on the cable tube with the screw holes on the side of the system.
8.
Install the three screws to secure the cable tube to the side of the system.
Next steps
Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.
Related Links
Removing the KVM panel
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Troubleshooting your system
5
NOTE: This chapter provides troubleshooting information for the PowerEdge FX2 and FX2s
enclosures only. For troubleshooting information on the sleds, see the sled documentation at
dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
Safety first—for you and your system
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
Responding to a systems management alert message
The Chassis Management Controller (CMC) management applications monitor critical system voltages
and temperatures, and the cooling fans in the system. For information about the CMC alert messages, see
the Dell PowerEdge FX2 CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
Troubleshooting external connections
Ensure that all external cables are securely attached to the external connectors on your system before
troubleshooting any external devices.
Troubleshooting a damaged enclosure
1.
Ensure that the following components are properly installed and connected:
•
Sleds
•
Power supplies
•
I/O module
•
Cooling fans
•
Cooling-fan bay
•
CMC module
•
Expansion cards
2.
• Midplane assembly
Ensure that all cables are properly connected.
3.
Ensure that all components are properly installed and free from damage.
4.
Run the online diagnostics.
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If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting enclosure components
The following procedures describe how to troubleshoot the enclosure components.
Troubleshooting a wet enclosure
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
Steps
1. Turn off the system and attached peripherals.
2.
Disconnect the power supplies from the PDU or electrical outlet.
CAUTION: Wait until all of the indicators on the power supplies turn off before proceeding.
3.
Remove the following components from the system:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Sleds
Power supplies
I/O modules
Cooling fans
Cooling-fan bay
CMC module
PCIe modules
CAUTION: Air dry and do not use towels.
4.
Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.
5.
Reinstall the components you removed in step 3.
6.
Reconnect the power supplies to the PDU or electrical outlet and start up the system.
If the system does not start up properly, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting power supply units
Prerequisites
CAUTION: The power supply units (PSUs) are hot swappable. Remove and replace only one PSU
at a time in a system that is turned on. Leave a failed PSU installed in the enclosure until you are
ready to replace it. Operating the system with a PSU removed for extended periods of time can
cause the system to overheat.
Steps
1. Locate the faulty PSU and check the indicators. The AC indicator on the PSU is green if AC power is
available. The fault indicator on the PSU is amber if the PSU is faulty. If no indicators are lit, ensure
that AC power is available from the PDU or electrical outlet, and the power cable is properly
connected to the PSU.
2.
Reseat the PSU by removing and reinstalling it.
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NOTE: After installing a PSU, allow several seconds for the system to recognize the PSU and
determine whether it is working properly.
3.
If the problem is not resolved, swap or replace the PSU with a known good PSU.
4.
If none of the power supplies show a fault LED and the sleds do not power on, check the CMC for
status messages. For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2 CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/
esmmanuals.
5.
If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting cooling problems
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
Ensure that the following conditions exist:
•
System cover, sled blank(s), or expansion-card filler bracket(s) is not removed.
•
Ambient temperature is not too high.
•
External airflow is not obstructed.
NOTE: To maintain optimum thermal conditions, ensure that there are no obstructions to
airflow on the front and back of the enclosure. The front and back of the enclosure must have at
least 30 cm (12 inches) and 61 cm (24 inches) of unobstructed space respectively.
•
A cooling fan is not removed or has not failed.
•
The expansion card installation guidelines are followed.
Troubleshooting cooling fans
About this task
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
Steps
1. Log in to the CMC web interface and identify the faulty fan. For more information, see the Dell
PowerEdge FX2 CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
2.
Open the system. See Opening The System.
3.
Reseat the fan.
4.
If the fan functions properly, close the system.
5.
If the fan is faulty, install a new fan.
6.
Close the system.
If the replacement fan does not operate, see Getting Help.
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Troubleshooting expansion cards
Prerequisites
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only
perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as
directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is
not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions
that came with the product.
NOTE: When troubleshooting an expansion card, see the documentation for your operating system
and the expansion card.
Steps
1. Run the appropriate diagnostic test from the sled.
If the test fails, go to step 3.
2.
Log in to the CMC web interface.
3.
In the PCIe properties verify if the PCIe slots are assigned to the sleds.
For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge FX2 CMC User’s Guide at dell.com/esmmanuals.
4.
Turn off the sleds.
5.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
6.
Remove the PCIe module.
7.
Ensure that each expansion card is firmly seated in its connector.
8.
Reinstall the PCIe module.
9.
If the problem is not resolved, turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
10. Remove the PCIe modules.
11. Remove all expansion cards installed in the system.
12. Reinstall the PCIe modules.
13. Run the appropriate diagnostic test from the sled.
If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
14. For each expansion card you removed in step 11, perform the following steps:
a. Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical
outlet.
b. Remove the PCIe module.
c. Reinstall the expansion card.
d. Reinstall the PCIe module.
e. Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
Next steps
If a problem is still indicated, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting I/O modules
Prerequisites
NOTE: To eliminate the possibility of a hardware problem with an I/O module or devices connected
to the module, ensure that the module is properly initialized and configured.
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Steps
1. Check that the pass-through module or switch ports are cabled correctly.
2.
Ensure that the network daughter cards/LOM cards on the sleds are mapped to the I/O module.
3.
Verify that the switch or pass-through module is fully booted, and verify the firmware revision and IP
address of the switch or pass-through module.
4.
Verify that the switch or pass-through module has a valid IP address for the subnet. Verify by using
the ICMP ping command.
5.
Check the network connector indicators on the network switch module:
6.
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If the link indicator displays an error condition, check all cable connections.
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Try another connector on the external switch or hub.
• If the activity indicator does not light, replace the network switch module.
Using the switch management interface, verify the switch port properties. If the switch is configured
correctly, back up the switch configuration and replace the switch. See the switch module
documentation for details.
7.
Ensure that the appropriate Network Daughter Card(s) (NDC) are installed in the sled(s). If the
network link indicator on the sled is green, then the sled has a valid link to the I/O module.
8.
Ensure that the appropriate operating system drivers are installed and that the protocol settings are
configured to ensure proper communication.
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Technical specifications—PowerEdge
FX2/FX2s
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Enclosure specifications
Physical
Height
8.68 cm (3.41 inch)
Width
43.35 cm (17.06 inch) without rack ears
48.19 cm (18.97 inch) with rack ears
Depth
85.16 cm (33.52 inch)
Weight (maximum)
53 kg (116.8 lb)
Weight (empty)
21.5 kg (47.4 lb)
Compute sleds
PowerEdge FX2
Up to four half-width PowerEdge FC630 or
PowerEdge FM120x4 compute sleds, or
Up to eight PowerEdge FC430 compute sleds, or
Up to two PowerEdge FC830 compute sleds, or
Up to four PowerEdge FC430 compute sleds mixed
with up to two PowerEdge FC630 compute sleds, or
One PowerEdge FC830 compute sled mixed with up
to two PowerEdge FC630 compute sleds
PowerEdge FX2s
Up to four half-width PowerEdge FC630 compute
sleds, or
Up to eight PowerEdge FC430 compute sleds, or
Up to two PowerEdge FC830 compute sleds, or
Up to four PowerEdge FC430 compute sleds mixed
with up to two PowerEdge FC630 compute sleds, or
One PowerEdge FC830 compute sled mixed with up
to two PowerEdge FC630 compute sleds
Storage sleds
PowerEdge FX2s
Up to three PowerEdge FD332 storage sleds mapped
to one PowerEdge FC630 compute sled, or
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Up to two PowerEdge FD332 storage sleds mapped
to two PowerEdge FC630 compute sleds, or
Up to two PowerEdge FD332 storage sleds mapped
to up to four PowerEdge FC430 compute sleds, or
Up to two PowerEdge FD332 storage sleds mapped
to one PowerEdge FC830 compute sled
NOTE: For more information on the technical specifications for the compute and storage sled(s),
see the relevant sled Owner's Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
NOTE: For information on mapping of storage sleds to compute sleds in the PowerEdge FX2s
enclosure, see the Dell PowerEdge FD332 Owner's Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
Power
AC power supply unit (per power supply unit)
Wattage
1100 W (1050 W for low line)
1600 W (800 W for low line)
2000 W (1000 W for low line)
Connector
Card Edge
Heat dissipation
394 BTU/hr (full load for the power supply unit only)
(1100 W power supply unit)
475 BTU/hr (full load for the power supply unit only)
(1600 W power supply unit)
635 BTU/hr (full load for the power supply unit only)
(2000 W power supply unit)
Maximum inrush current
25 A
System voltage requirements
100 – 240 V AC
NOTE: This system is also designed to be
connected to IT power systems with a phase
to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
Chassis Management Controller
Externally accessible connectors
Remote management
Two dedicated 10/100/1000 Mb RJ-45 (for
integrated Ethernet remote access controller). Gb
port connects to the CMC module’s external
management network. STK port allows CMCs in
adjacent enclosures to be daisy chained. The STK
port can also be used for CMC NIC failover.
Serial
9-pin, DTE, 16550-compatible
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Enclosure control panel
Externally accessible connectors
USB
One 4-pin, USB 1.1-compliant connector for
keyboard and mouse support.
Video
15-pin VGA
I/O module specifications
NOTE: For information on the technical specifications for the I/O modules, see the I/O module
documentation at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
Environmental
NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system
configurations, see dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Temperature
Maximum Temperature Gradient (Operating and
Storage)
20 °C/h (36 °F/h)
Storage Temperature Limits
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Relative Humidity
Storage
5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew
point. Atmosphere must be non-condensing at
all times.
Temperature (Continuous Operation)
Temperature Ranges (for altitude less than 950 m
or 3117 ft)
10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F) with no direct
sunlight on the equipment.
Humidity Percentage Range
10% to 80% Relative Humidity with 26 °C (78.8
°F) maximum dew point.
Maximum Vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5 Hz to 350 Hz (all operation
orientations).
Storage
1.87 Grms at 10 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 min (all six
sides tested).
Maximum Shock
Operating
One shock pulse in the positive z axis of 31 G
for 2.6 ms in all operational orientations.
Storage
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the
positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one pulse
on each side of the system) of 71 G for up to 2
ms.
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Environmental
Maximum Altitude
Operating
3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Storage
12,000 m (39,370 ft).
Operating Altitude De-rating
Up to 35 °C (95 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/300
m (1 °F/547 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
35 °C to 40 °C (95 °F to 104 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/175
m (1 °F/319 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
40 °C to 45 °C (104 °F to 113 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/125
m (1 °F/228 ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
Particulate Contamination
NOTE: This section defines the limits to help avoid IT equipment damage and/or failure from
particulates and gaseous contamination. If it is determined that levels of particulates or gaseous
pollution are beyond the limits specified below and are the reason for the damage and/or failures
to your equipment, it may be necessary for you to re-mediate the environmental conditions that
are causing the damage and/or failures. Re-mediation of environmental conditions will be the
responsibility of the customer.
Air Filtration
NOTE: Applies to data center environments
only. Air filtration requirements do not apply
to IT equipment designed to be used outside
a data center, in environments such as an
office or factory floor.
Conductive Dust
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data
center environments.
Corrosive Dust
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data
center environments.
Data center air filtration as defined by ISO Class
8 per ISO 14644-1 with a 95% upper confidence
limit.
NOTE: Air entering the data center must
have MERV11 or MERV13 filtration.
Air must be free of conductive dust, zinc
whiskers, or other conductive particles.
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Air must be free of corrosive dust.
Residual dust present in the air must have a
deliquescent point less than 60% relative
humidity.
Gaseous Contamination
NOTE: Maximum corrosive contaminant levels measured at ≤50% relative humidity.
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Copper Coupon Corrosion Rate
<300 Å/month per Class G1 as defined by ANSI/
ISA71.04-1985.
Silver Coupon Corrosion Rate
<200 Å/month as defined by AHSRAE TC9.9.
Expanded operating temperature
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, system performance may be impacted.
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, ambient temperature warnings may be
reported in the System Event Log.
< 10% of annual operating hours
5°C to 40°C at 5% to 85% RH with 26 °C dew
point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating
temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to 5°C or up to 40°C for a
maximum of 10% of its annual operating
hours.
For temperatures between 35°C and 40°C, derate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature by
1°C per 175 m above 950 m (1°F per 319 ft).
< 1% of annual operating hours
–5°C to 45°C at 5% to 90% RH with 26°C dew
point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating
temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to –5°C or up to 45°C for a
maximum of 1% of its annual operating hours.
For temperatures between 40°C and 45°C, derate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature by
1°C per 125 m above 950 m (1°F per 228 ft).
Expanded operating temperature restrictions
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Do not perform a cold startup below 5°C.
The operating temperature specified is for a
maximum altitude of 3050 m (10,000 ft).
Two redundant power supplies are required.
Non Dell qualified peripheral cards and/or
peripheral cards greater than 25 W are not
supported.
NOTE: For more information on the sledspecific restrictions for the expanded
operating temperature range, see the
technical specifications in the sled Owner's
Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
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Getting help
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Contacting Dell
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. If you do not have an
active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill,
or Dell product catalog. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer-service issues:
1.
Go to dell.com/support.
2.
Select your country from the drop-down menu on the bottom right corner of the page.
3.
For customized support:
a. Enter your system Service Tag in the Enter your Service Tag field.
b. Click Submit.
The support page that lists the various support categories is displayed.
4.
For general support:
a. Select your product category.
b. Select your product segment.
c. Select your product.
The support page that lists the various support categories is displayed.
Locating your system Service Tag
Your system is identified by a unique Express Service Code and Service Tag number. The Express Service
Code and Service Tag are found on the front of the system by pulling out the information tag.
Alternatively, the information may be on a sticker on the chassis of the system. This information is used
by Dell to route support calls to the appropriate personnel.
Quick Resource Locator
Use the Quick Resource Locator (QRL) to get immediate access to system information and how-to
videos. This can be done by visiting dell.com/QRL or by scanning a model specific QR code located on
your Dell PowerEdge system using your smartphone. You can also access your system information and
how-to videos by scanning the following QR code.
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Figure 64. Quick Resource Locator
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