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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Extreme Flash Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018

Install a PCIe Card

  1. Unpack the replacement PCIe card, and place it on an antistatic mat.
  2. Locate the proper PCIe slot for the card you are replacing.
  3. If necessary, remove the PCIe filler panel from the slot.

    Note -  Save this filler panel in case you need to remove the PCIe card from the system.
  4. Insert the PCIe card into the correct slot [1], and rotate the PCIe locking mechanism to secure the PCIe card in place [2].
    image:Figure showing a PCIe card being installed into the storage                         server.
  5. Reconnect the cables to the PCIe card that you unplugged during the removal procedure [2].

    See also Install NVMe Cables.

    Note -  After replacing an Oracle PCIe NVMe switch card, the NVMe cable connection test procedure must be performed before booting the storage server operating system. This procedure ensures that NVMe PCIe cabling is correct prior to booting the operating system. See Verify NVMe Cable Connections.
  6. Return the storage server to operation.
    1. Lower the air baffle to the installed position.
    2. Install the top cover.

      See Install the Storage Server Top Cover.

    3. Return the storage server to the normal rack position.

      See Return the Storage Server to the Normal Rack Position.

    4. Connect any required data cables to the PCIe card.

      Route data cables through the cable management arm.

    5. Reconnect the power cords to the power supplies and power on the storage server.

      See Reconnect Power and Data Cables and Power On the Storage Server. Verify that the AC OK LED is lit.

  7. Use Oracle ILOM to clear any storage server PCIe card faults.

    If a PCIe card fault message in Oracle ILOM is not cleared under Open Problems, you must manually clear the fault in Oracle ILOM. For instructions for manually clearing a PCIe card fault, see the procedure "Clear Faults for Undetected Replaced or Repaired Hardware Components" in the Oracle ILOM User's Guide for System Monitoring and Diagnostics Firmware Release 3.2.x in the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 Documentation Library at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

  8. To determine whether additional steps are required to complete the installation of the PCIe card, refer to the storage server product notes for the type of PCIe card you installed.

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