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

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Updated: April 2019

Install a PCIe Card

  1. Unpack the replacement PCIe card and place it on an antistatic mat.
  2. Locate the proper PCIe slot for the card you are replacing.

    Note - 
    • For the EF server, PCIe slots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 are the primary slots for Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 cards.

    • For the HC server, PCIe slots 4, 5, 6, and 10 are the primary slots for Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 cards.

  3. If necessary, remove the PCIe filler panel from the slot.

    Note -  Save this filler panel in case you need to remove the PCIe card from the system.
  4. Insert the PCIe card into the correct slot [1], and rotate the PCIe locking mechanism downward to secure the PCIe card in place [2].

    You hear an audible click when the PCIe card is secured into the slot.

    image:Figure showing a PCIe card being installed into the                             server.
  5. Return the server to operation.
    1. Install the top cover.

      See Install the Server Top Cover.

    2. Return the server to the normal rack position.

      See Return the Server to the Normal Rack Position.

    3. If you installed an Oracle Dual Port QDR InfiniBand Adapter M4 card, reconnect the power cords and data cables to the server. Proceed to Step 5d. Otherwise, skip to Step 5e.

      See Reconnect Power and Data Cables.

    4. Power on the server.

      See Power On the Server.

    5. Verify that the System OK LED is lit.
  6. 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 http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

  7. 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.

    For a complete listing of the PCIe host bus adapter (HBA) cards supported by the server, refer to the Oracle Server X7-2L Product Notes at http://www.oracle.com/goto/x7-2l/docs.

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