Access DPCCs directly from the back of the server. Dual PCIe Card Carriers (DPCCs) can house two PCIe cards. You need to perform this procedure to replace or to remove and install a PCIe card.
Caution - When removing an Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 additional steps may need to be performed within the Exadata MS software on that Exadata Database server. Follow the instructions in Oracle Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual section 2.3.2 Performing a Hot-Pluggable Replacement of a Flash Disk (https://docs.oracle.com/en/engineered-systems/exadata-database-machine/dbmmn/maintaining-exadata-database-servers.html#GUID-3ACFFEAC-E529-42BD-BECA-36F9CD06BB92). Do not follow the instructions in Oracle Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual section Remove a DPCC. The illustrations can be used for reference; however, following these instructions on an Exadata Database Server may cause a system reset.
This procedure requires a non-conducting stylus.
For example, see callout 1.
The ATTN buttons alert the system to a request to remove a PCIe card. When the system has acknowledged the request, the server takes the device offline and lights indicators for each slot. When the indicators are lit on fast blink, you can safely remove the component.
This action disengages the PCIe card IO connectors from the connectors on the back of the CMODs.