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Overview

This guide demonstrates how to replace the midplane board in an Open Compute V3 server. == Acronyms and Terms == * SFP+ - Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable; a type of hot-plug transceiver

  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. Grab the right fan power connector.. Pull the power connector from the motherboard. Wiggling the power connector may be required.
    • Grab the right fan power connector..

    • Pull the power connector from the motherboard.

    • Wiggling the power connector may be required.

    • Repeat process for 2nd power connector.

  8. Grab the thumbscrew as shown. Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver if the thumbscrew is tight. Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver if the thumbscrew is tight.
    • Grab the thumbscrew as shown.

    • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver if the thumbscrew is tight.

  9. Unscrew (4) screws, as shown. Unscrew (4) screws, as shown.
    • Unscrew (4) screws, as shown.

  10. Touch the midplane board as shown. Slide the board towards the back of the server. Lift the board away from the server.
    • Touch the midplane board as shown.

    • Slide the board towards the back of the server.

    • Lift the board away from the server.

  11. Installation of the midplane board is opposite of the removal process. Installation of the midplane board is opposite of the removal process.
    • Installation of the midplane board is opposite of the removal process.

  12. Install the lid on the server.
    • Install the lid on the server.

    • The installation process is opposite of the removal process.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. Press the power button.
    • Press the power button.

Conclusion

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