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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020

Remove a DPCC

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.

  1. Prepare the server for hot service.

    See Preparing the Server for Component Replacement.

    Note -  This procedure can also be completed as a cold service procedure.
  2. Identify the DPCC.

    For example, see callout 1.

    image:Image showing the location of the DPCC bay.
  3. Use a stylus to press one or both ATTN buttons on the DPCC front.

    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.

  4. To unlock the DPCC lever, lift the release latch and pull the lever downward, away from the server.

    This action disengages the PCIe card IO connectors from the connectors on the back of the CMODs.

    image:Image showing how to release the DPCC lever and remove the
  5. To remove the DPCC, slide the carrier out of the server.

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