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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020

Install an SMOD

Perform this procedure after servicing internal SMOD components, such as the system battery.

For component serviceability, locations, and designations, see Replaceable Components.

  1. Prepare the server for cold service.

    This is a cold-service component. Power down the system and disconnect the AC power cables from the server before performing this procedure.

    See Preparing the Server for Component Replacement.

  2. Ensure that the handles on the SMOD are in their fully open position.
    1. To unlock the SMOD handles, squeeze together the release latches on the end of both handles.
    2. To open, rotate both handles downward to their fully open position.
  3. Orient the SMOD with the handles facing away from the server and the connectors facing toward the open slot in the server.

    Access the SMOD directly from the back of the server.

    image:Image showing the SMOD aligned with its slot in the back of the


    Caution  -  The SMOD is heavy. Hold it firmly until it is inserted into its slot.

  4. Align the SMOD in the slot.
  5. Slide the SMOD into the slot until it stops.

    This leaves the SMOD protruding slightly from the back of the server. Do not attempt push the SMOD in beyond this point.

  6. To install the SMOD, simultaneously rotate both handles up until they lock into place.


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

    This action draws the SMOD inward, engaging the SMOD connectors with the connectors on the server midplane.

    image:Image showing how to lock the SMOD.
  7. Connect the cables to the SMOD.
  8. Prepare the server for operation.

    See Returning the Server to Operation.

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