Install a PCIe Card
PCIe slots 1 through 5 are nonfunctional in single-processor systems.
Unpack the replacement PCIe card, and place it on an antistatic mat.
Locate the proper PCIe slot for the card you are replacing.
PCIe slots 3, 4, 8, and 9 are the primary slots for Oracle PCIe NVMe
switch cards. These cards are required for controlling and managing the
optional NVMe storage drives. PCIe slots 10 and 11 are the primary slots for
Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal (non-RAID) cards. The Oracle
Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal cards are optionally used to manage SAS
If necessary, remove the PCIe filler panel from the slot.
Save this filler panel in case you need to remove the PCIe card from the
Insert the PCIe card into the correct slot , and rotate the PCIe locking
mechanism downward to secure the PCIe card in place .
You will hear an audible click when the PCIe card is secured into the
Reconnect the cables to the PCIe card that you unplugged during the removal
Return the server to operation.
Install the top cover.
See Install the Server Top Cover.
Return the server to the normal rack position.
See Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position.
Connect any required data cables to the PCIe card.
Route data cables through the cable management arm.
Reconnect the power cords to the power supplies and power on the
See Reconnect Power and Data Cables
and Power On the Server.
Verify that the System OK LED is lit.
Use Oracle ILOM to clear any 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 using 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 4.0.x in the
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 4.0 Documentation Library at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.
To determine whether additional steps are required to complete the
installation of the PCIe card, refer to the server product notes for the type of
PCIe card you installed.