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

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Updated: February 2019
 
 

Remove the Internal HBA Card and HBA Super Capacitor

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

      See Take Antistatic Measures.

    4. Remove the server top cover.

      See Remove the Server Top Cover.

  2. Remove the HBA super capacitor from the chassis.

    Note -  If you are removing and replacing only the internal HBA card, you do not need to remove the HBA super capacitor. You can disconnect the HBA super capacitor cable from the internal HBA card and then remove the internal HBA card from the system.
    1. Grasp both ends of the cable connector, press in on the release latch, and unplug the connector [1].

      The HBA super capacitor is secured to the HBA super capacitor tray by a recloseable fastener, which allows it to be easily removed and replaced.

    2. To separate the HBA super capacitor from the tray, place your fingers under the super capacitor and lift up [2].

      When removing the super capacitor, by careful not to snag the cable on the tray wire guide. Place the super capacitor on an antistatic mat.


      image:Figure showing the removal of the HBA super                                     capacitor.
  3. Rotate the PCIe card locking mechanism, and lift up on the PCIe HBA card to disengage it from the motherboard connectors [1].
    image:Figure showing the internal HBA card being removed from the                             server.
  4. Disconnect the super capacitor cable and the SAS cables from the Oracle Storage 12Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal card [1].

    See also Remove SAS Storage Drive Cables.

  5. Lift and remove the internal HBA card and super capacitor cable from the chassis [2].
  6. Place the internal HBA card and super capacitor cable on an antistatic mat.

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