Note - This component is a customer-replaceable unit (CRU).
Two Flash Module (FMod) slots are located on the server module motherboard. FMod power is supplied by the charge stored on the energy storage modules (ESMs). When the server is removed from the power source (the chassis), the ESMs slowly lose their charge.
A Charge Status LED on the motherboard indicates the status of the charge. When the LED is off, the ESMs are not charged. When the LED is on, the ESMs are charged. It is not safe to remove or install the FMods when the ESMs have a charge. Wait until the Charge Status LED is off.
Caution - Component damage can occur if the FMods are removed or installed when the Charge Status LED is lit. Wait for the LED to turn off before removing or installing FMods.
Use these procedures to remove and install FMods: