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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X7-2 EF and HC Service Manual

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Updated: April 2019

Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position

You can service the following components with the server in the maintenance position:

  • Storage drives

  • Fan modules

  • Power supplies

  • DDR4 DIMMs

  • PCIe cards and cables

  • SAS cables

  • M.2 Flash drives

  • System battery

  • Processors

  • Disk backplane

  • Front indicator module

  • Motherboard

If the server is installed in a rack with extendable slide-rails, use this procedure to extend the server to the maintenance position.

  1. To prevent the rack from tipping forward when the server is extended, extend all rack anti-tilt mechanisms.

    For instructions for stabilizing the rack, refer to Stabilize the Rack in Oracle Exadata Storage Server X7-2 EF and HC Installation Guide. Also refer to the Oracle Rack Cabinet User's Guide at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E85660_01/index.html.

  2. Verify that no cables are damaged or are going to interfere when the server is extended.

    Although the cable management arm (CMA) that is supplied with the server is hinged to accommodate extending the server, ensure that all cables and cords are capable of extending.

  3. From the front of the server, open and hold the left and right release latch covers in the open position.

    When in an open position, the release latch covers engage the slide-rail release latches [1].


    Caution  -  Deploy any rack anti-tilt mechanism before releasing the slide-rail release latches.

    image:Figure showing the server being extended to the maintenance                                 position.
  4. While the release latch covers are in the open position, slowly pull the server forward until the slide-rails latch into a locked position [2].

    The server is now in the extended maintenance position.

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