This section describes how to service PCIe cards. PCIe cards are customer-replaceable units (CRUs) that require you to power off the server. For more information about CRUs, see Illustrated Parts Breakdown and Customer-Replaceable Units.
Refer to your PCIe card documentation for complete software and cabling information about your card.
Caution - Customers should not use the procedures in this section to service the Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal card that is located in PCIe slot 11 or the Oracle PCIe NVMe switch cards that are located in PCIe slots 3, 4, 8, and 9. The Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal card and Oracle PCIe NVMe switch cards are field-replaceable units (FRUs) and should be serviced only by authorized Oracle Service personnel.
Caution - These procedures require that you handle components that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This sensitivity can cause the components to fail. To avoid damage, ensure that you follow antistatic practices as described in Electrostatic Discharge Safety.
Caution - Ensure that all power is removed from the server before removing or installing PCIe cards. You must disconnect all power cables from the system before performing these procedures.
This section covers the following topics and procedures: