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Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions by Prasenjit Sarkar, Farhan Ahmed Nadeem

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Installing UCS chassis components

Now that we have a better understanding of the various components of the Cisco UCS platform, we can delve into the physical installation of the UCS chassis, that is, the installation of blade servers, IOM modules, fan units, power supply units, SFP+ modules, and physical cabling.

Care must be taken during the installation of all components as failure to follow the installation procedure may result in component malfunction and bodily injury.

Tip

UCS chassis don'ts

Do not try to lift even an empty chassis alone. At least two persons are required to handle the UCS chassis.

Do not handle internal components such as CPU, RAM, and mezzanine cards without the Electro Static Discharge (ESD) field kit.

Before the physical installation ...

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