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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020

Install a CMOD

Use this procedure to install a CMOD after replacing it or after servicing its internal components and replacing the CMOD top cover. See Remove a CMOD.

  1. Ensure that the CMOD lever is in the fully-open position.
    1. Rotate the lever down and away from the CMOD.
  2. Position the CMOD in the slot.

    On the front-facing side, ensure that the hinge for the lever is at the bottom.

    image:Image showing the CMOD aligned with its slot in the


    Caution  -  The CMOD is heavy. Be prepared to hold it firmly until it is securely supported in its slot.

  3. Slide the CMOD into the slot until it stops.

    In this position, the pawl at the lever hinge is aligned with the slot in the server.

    image:Image showing the installation of the CMOD into its
  4. To install the CMOD, rotate the lever up until it locks into place and is flush with the front of the CMOD.


    Caution  -  Pinch point. When operating the lever, keep your fingers clear of the back side and hinged end of the lever.

    The action of rotating the lever up draws the CMOD into the slot and engages the CMOD connector with the connector on the midplane.

    image:Image showing how to install a CMOD in a chassis.
  5. Install the fan frame.

    See Install a Fan Frame.

  6. Install the four fan modules.

    See Install a Fan Module.

  7. Prepare the server for operation.

    See Returning the Server to Operation.