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Oracle® Exadata Database Server X8-8 Service Manual

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Updated: June 2020

Install a DPCC

Perform this procedure as part of a PCIe card replacement or configuration. To remove a DPCC, see Remove a DPCC.

Obtain a stylus for activating recessed buttons.

  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. Ensure the top of the DPCC is closed and secured and the lever on the front of the DPCC is in its fully open position.
  3. Align the DPCC with the vacant slot.

    The connector (back) side of the DPCC faces inward toward the server.

    image:Image showing a DPCC aligned with its slot, and the lever
  4. Slide the DPCC into the slot until it stops (1).

    This leaves the DPCC protruding slightly from the back of the server. Do not attempt to push the DPCC inward beyond this point.

  5. Rotate the lever on the DPCC upward until it locks into place (2).


    Caution  -  Pinch point. Keep fingers away from the backside of the lever when closing it.

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

  6. Use a stylus to press one or both ATTN buttons on the front of the DPCC.

    Note -  If only a single PCIe card is present, press only the corresponding ATTN button. If you are doing cold service, this step is not necessary.

    The buttons alert the system to a request to bring the devices online. When the system acknowledges the request, it lights the DPCC OK indicators on the DPCC.

  7. Verify that one or both green OK indicators on the front of the DPCC are on steady.
  8. Prepare the server for operation.

    See Returning the Server to Operation.