Remove an Express Module
The express module is a hot-service component that can be replaced by a
- Take the necessary ESD precautions.
See Prevent ESD Damage.
- Locate the express module at the rear of the server that you want
- Determine if you are removing an express module from a running server.
If you are removing an express module from a server that is running (if you are hot-swapping the express module), go to Step 4.
If you are removing an express module from a powered-down server, go to Step 5.
- Determine if the express module has an Attention button.
If the express module has an Attention button, you can use that button
to hot-swap the card from the server. If not, you can use the
CLI to hot-swap the express module.
- If the express module has an Attention button, press the button to bring
the express module offline. The express module's Power OK LED should go off,
indicating that the module is ready to be removed. Go to Step 5.
- If the express module does not have an Attention button, bring the module
offline using the CLI:
- At the Oracle Solaris prompt, type the cfgadm -al command to list all devices in
the device tree, including express modules:
# cfgadm -al
This command lists dynamically reconfigurable hardware resources and shows their operational status. In
this case, look for the status of the drive you plan to remove.
This information is listed in the Occupant column.
Ap_id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition
PCI-EM0 sas/hp connected configured ok
PCI-EM1 sas/hp connected configured ok
- Disconnect the express module using the cfgadm -c disconnect command.
# cfgadm -c disconnect Ap-id
Replace Ap-id with the ID of the express module that you want to
- Verify that the express module's green Power LED is off.
- Disconnect any cables connected to the card.
Tip - Label the cables to ensure proper connection to the replacement card.
- Pull the express module handle down to disengage the card from the card
- Remove the express module from the server.