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

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Updated: April 2019

Identify and Remove a DIMM

  1. Prepare the server for service.
    1. Power off the server, and disconnect the power cords from the server power supplies.

      See Powering Down the Server.

    2. Extend the server to the maintenance position.

      See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.

    3. Attach an antistatic wrist strap to your wrist, and then to a metal area on the chassis.

      See Take Antistatic Measures.

    4. Remove the server top cover.

      See Remove the Server Top Cover.

    5. Remove the air baffle.

      See Remove the Air Baffle.

  2. Identify and note the location of the faulty DIMM by pressing the Fault Remind button on the motherboard.

    See Using the Server Fault Remind Button.

    Faulty DIMMs are identified with a corresponding amber LED on the motherboard.

    • If the DIMM Fault LED is off, then the DIMM is operating properly.

    • If the DIMM Fault LED is on (amber), then the DIMM is faulty and must be replaced [1].

    image:Figure showing a faulty DIMM.
  3. To remove the faulty DIMM, do the following:
    1. Rotate both DIMM slot ejectors outward as far as they go.

      The DIMM is partially ejected from the slot.

    2. Carefully lift the DIMM straight up to remove it from the slot.
      image:Figure showing a memory DIMM being removed from the                                     server.
  4. Replace each faulty DIMM with another DIMM of the same size and type.

    For DIMM replacement instructions, see Install a DIMM.

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