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Outlines how to install a fan on QC Series 4U platforms
- QC104, QC208, QC260, or QC360 hardware
- Replacement fan on-site
- Power down the node and disconnect cabling
- Loosen the thumbscrew on the back of the node securing the top panel
- Loosen the two front thumbscrews and extend the node out from the rack until the rails lock into place so that the entire top of the node is visible
- Slide the top panel towards the back of the node until you feel it click and lift to remove
- Locate the system fan that needs to be replaced
- Unhinge the green clip (arrow 1) that holds the fan in place, grip the fan with your thumb and forefinger (arrows 2), and pull the fan straight up to remove
- Slide the replacement fan into place by aligning the sides with the slots built into the chassis
- Press down on the top of the fan and the green latch to secure
- Place the top panel back on the node and tighten the rear thumb screw
Once the fan replacement is complete, install the node back into the rack, tighten the two front thumbscrews, reconnect all cabling, and power on the node. Lastly, SSH to the node and run the following command to verify that the system fan you replaced is “ok” via the output:
sudo ipmitool sensor | grep "System Fan"
System Fan 1 | 7546.000 | RPM | ok | na | 294.000 | 392.000 | na | na | na
System Fan 2 | 7644.000 | RPM | ok | na | 294.000 | 392.000 | na | na | na
System Fan 3 | 7644.000 | RPM | ok | na | 294.000 | 392.000 | na | na | na
System Fan 5 | 5096.000 | RPM | ok | na | 294.000 | 392.000 | na | na | na
System Fan 6 | 4998.000 | RPM | ok | na | 294.000 | 392.000 | na | na | na
NOTE: The QC Series 4U platform has two additional fans in the back of the chassis that require a different replacement procedure if either fan fails. For additional FRU details, reach out to Qumulo Care for more info.
You should now be able to successfully install a fan on QC Series 4U platforms
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