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Oracle® Server X8-2 Service Manual

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Updated: January 2021

Install the NVMe Cable Assembly

  1. Carefully install the NVMe cables through the center cable trough [1].
    image:Figure showing how to install the NVMe cables.
  2. Connect the NVMe cables to the motherboard NVMe connectors [2].

    Note -  NVMe cable assembly, part number 7115195 is required to connect the motherboard NVMe connectors to the disk backplane.

    Note -  Each NVMe cable contains a matching label that corresponds to connectors on the motherboard and the disk backplane. For example, the NVMe cable labeled A, plugs into motherboard NVMe A connector and the disk backplane NVMe A connector.

    Use the following table to ensure proper NVMe cable connections.

    Motherboard NVMe Connector
    Disk Backplane Connector
    Storage Drives
    NVMe A
    0, 4
    NVMe B
    1, 5
    NVMe C
    2, 6
    NVMe D
    3, 7
  3. Connect the NVMe cables to the disk backplane [2].

    To ensure proper connections, see the NVMe cable connections table in Step 2.

  4. Install the mid-wall into the server chassis [3, 4].
    1. Lower the mid-wall into the chassis.

      Ensure that the green captive screws are aligned with the screw holes on the bottom of the chassis.

    2. Using a Torx T15 screwdriver, tighten the four green captive screws to secure the mid-wall to the server chassis.
  5. Install all of the server fan modules.

    See Install a Fan Module.

  6. Return the server to operation.
    1. Install the server 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. Reconnect the power cords to the power supplies, and power on the server.

      See Reconnect Data Cables and Power Cords and Power On the Server.

    4. Verify that the System OK status indicator is lit.

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