This section describes how to service PCIe cards. PCIe cards are replaceable, hot-pluggable units that do not require you to power off the server. For more information about replaceable units, see Illustrated Parts Breakdown and Replaceable Units.
Refer to your PCIe card documentation for complete software and cabling information about your card.
Caution - Customers must 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 Flash Accelerator F640 6.4 TB add-in SSD cards (HC only). These cards must 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 Take Antistatic Measures.
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. The Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Adapter M4 card is not hot-pluggable and therefore you need to power off the server before you remove the card.
This section covers the following procedures: