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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020

Install a PCIe Card

To access a PCIe card, you must first remove its DPCC (see Remove a DPCC). One or two PCIe cards can be installed in each Dual PCIe Card Carrier (DPCC).

Perform this procedure when replacing a PCIe card or when changing its configuration.

  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 PCIe slot.
  3. If necessary, remove the DPCC.

    See Remove a DPCC.

  4. Orient the DPCC so that the hinge is to the left.
  5. To open the top of the DPCC, lift the release tab at the non-hinged end of the lid and rotate the lid up.
  6. Ensure that the DPCC top cover is open.

    The top of the DPCC is hinged at one end. To open, lift the tab on the non-hinged end.

    image:Image showing an open and empty DPCC.
  7. Remove the filler, as required.
  8. Orient the PCIe card with the edge (or bus) connector facing down and the IO (or cable connector) facing to the left.
    image:Image showing how to install a PCIe card in a DPCC.
  9. To install the card, align the edge connector with the slot in the DPCC and push the card down into the slot.
  10. To close the top of the DPCC, rotate it to the right, ensuring the clip on the edge of the top is secured to the unhinged edge of the DPCC.


    Caution  -  Pinch point. Keep fingers away from the underside of the top when closing it.

    image:Image showing how to close the top of a DPCC.
  11. Clear any related component faults.

    For more information see Clear Hardware Fault Messages (Oracle ILOM).

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