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This guide demonstrates how to replace a DIMM in an Open Compute V3 server. == Acronyms and Terms == * DIMM - Dual In-line Memory Module

  1. The server can be powered off remotely or on the hardware itself.
    • The server can be powered off remotely or on the hardware itself.

    • Remote Power Down: Login to the server to power it off.

    • shutdown -h now;exit

    • Hardware Power Down: Press and hold the power switch for at least three seconds, as annotated.

  2. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the server. Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it. Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it.
    • Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the server.

    • Press the tab on the end of the cable to release it.

  3. Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the cable.
    • Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller.

    • Use the pull-tab to disconnect the cable.

  4. Grasp the server as shown. Pull the retention plunger upwards. Begin sliding the server out of the rack.
    • Grasp the server as shown.

    • Pull the retention plunger upwards.

    • Begin sliding the server out of the rack.

  5. Counter the weight of the server, as shown.
    • Counter the weight of the server, as shown.

    • Completely remove the server from the rack.

  6. Engage the server lid, as shown. Push the lid towards the rear of the server. Lift the cover.
    • Engage the server lid, as shown.

    • Push the lid towards the rear of the server.

    • Lift the cover.

  7. This image displays the DIMM slots and CPU.
    • This image displays the DIMM slots and CPU.

    • The green column displays the populated DIMM slots.

    • The yellow column displays the un-populated DIMM slots.

  8. Push the (2) DIMM retention tabs. Lift DIMM from its channel, as shown. Lift DIMM from its channel, as shown.
    • Push the (2) DIMM retention tabs.

    • Lift DIMM from its channel, as shown.

  9. Install a new DIMM into the vacant DIMM socket.
    • Install a new DIMM into the vacant DIMM socket.

    • Be aware of the DIMM's pin-out configuration and the DIMM socket key. Inserting the DIMM backwards may damage the DIMM.

  10. Install the lid on the server.
    • Install the lid on the server.

    • The installation process is opposite of the removal process.

  11. Slide the server into the rack. The retention plunger does not need to be pulled upward during installation.
    • Slide the server into the rack.

    • The retention plunger does not need to be pulled upward during installation.

    • The server is secure when the retention plunger snaps shut.

  12. Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller. Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller.
    • Connect the 10G SFP+ cable into the network interface controller.

  13. Connect the Ethernet cable to the server. Connect the Ethernet cable to the server.
    • Connect the Ethernet cable to the server.

  14. Press the power button.
    • Press the power button.

Conclusion

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