Go to main content

Oracle® Server X5-2 Service Manual

Exit Print View

Updated: January 2018

Remove a PCIe Card From PCIe Slot 1 or 2

Note -  Either a standard PCIe card (CRU) or the optional PCIe NVMe switch card can be installed in the PCIe riser for slot 1. The PCIe NVMe switch card is a field replaceable unit (FRU) and, therefore, must be removed and replaced only by authorized Oracle Services personnel. For instructions for servicing the PCIe NVMe switch card, see Servicing the Oracle PCIe NVMe Switch Card (FRU).

Note -  PCIe slot 1 is nonfunctional in single-processor systems.
  1. Remove the PCIe riser from the server.

    For instructions, see Remove a PCIe Riser From PCIe Slot 1 or 2.

  2. Remove the PCIe card from the PCIe riser.
    1. Hold the riser in one hand and use your other hand to carefully pull the PCIe card connector out of the riser.
    2. Disconnect the rear bracket that is attached to the PCIe card from the rear of the PCIe riser.

    image:Figure showing how to remove a PCIe card from the riser in                                 slots 1 and 2.
  3. Place the PCIe card on an antistatic mat.


    Caution  -  Whenever you remove a PCIe card, you should replace it with another PCIe card or a PCIe filler panel. Installing PCIe filler panels in vacant PCIe slots helps reduce the level of electromagnetic interference (EMI) emitted by the server. For instructions for installing a PCIe filler panel, see Removing and Installing Server Filler Panels.