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Oracle® Exadata X8-2 Database Server Service Manual

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Updated: July 2020

Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position

The following components can be serviced with the server in the maintenance position:

  • Storage drives

  • Fan modules

  • Power supplies

  • PCIe risers

  • PCIe cards and cables

  • SAS cables

  • DIMMs

  • System battery

  • Processors

  • Disk backplane

  • Front LED indicator module

  • Motherboard assembly

If the server is installed in a rack with extendable slide-rails, use this procedure to extend the server to the maintenance position.

  1. To prevent the rack from tipping forward when the server is extended, extend all rack anti-tilt mechanisms.

    Refer to Stabilize the Rack in Oracle Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Installation Guide. Also refer to the Oracle Rack Cabinet 1242 User's Guide at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E85660_01/index.html.

  2. Verify that no cables will be damaged or will interfere when the server is extended.

    Although the cable management arm (CMA) that is supplied with the server is hinged to accommodate extending the server, you should ensure that all cables and cords are capable of extending.

  3. From the front of the server, open and hold the left and right release latch covers in the open position [1].

    When in an open position, the release latch covers engage the slide-rail release latches [1].


    Caution  -  Deploy any rack anti-tilt mechanism before releasing the slide-rail release latches.

    image:Figure showing how to extend the server to the maintenance
  4. While the release latch covers are in the open position, slowly pull the server forward until the slide-rails latch into a locked position [2].

    The server is now in the extended maintenance position.

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