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This guide demonstrates how to replace a network interface card (NIC) in an Open Compute V2 server. == Acronyms and Terms == * MAC Address - Media Access Control Address * NIC - Network Interface Controller

  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. Press the button on the server sled release lever and pull the lever. This unlocks the sled from the chassis. This unlocks the sled from the chassis.
    • Press the button on the server sled release lever and pull the lever.

    • This unlocks the sled from the chassis.

  3. Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller. Disconnect the SATA / power cables connected to the boot hard disk drive. Node 1 (right-most sled) boot drive is the top drive in the chassis. Node 0 (left-most sled) boot drive is the bottom drive in the chassis.
    • Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable from the network interface controller.

    • Disconnect the SATA / power cables connected to the boot hard disk drive.

    • Node 1 (right-most sled) boot drive is the top drive in the chassis. Node 0 (left-most sled) boot drive is the bottom drive in the chassis.

    • Disconnecting the SATA / power cable can be performed on either the motherboard or HDD end of server node 1 . However, the SATA / power cable must be disconnected from the motherboard end on node 0.

  4. Pull the server sled from the chassis.
    • Pull the server sled from the chassis.

  5. Place the server sled on a work surface.
    • Place the server sled on a work surface.

  6. Your configuration of the Open Compute V2 may or may not feature a riser card, as shown. Place your fingers underneath the left side of the NIC, as shown. Push the NIC upwards.
    • Your configuration of the Open Compute V2 may or may not feature a riser card, as shown.

    • Place your fingers underneath the left side of the NIC, as shown.

    • Push the NIC upwards.

    • If the NIC does not immediately release from the nylon standoffs, it may be necessary to use a tool (such as pliers), to depress the arrowhead portion of the standoff.

    • Push the top right corner of the NIC upwards.

    • This action unseats the NIC from the nylon standoffs.

  7. Lift the NIC away from the motherboard. Lift the NIC away from the motherboard.
    • Lift the NIC away from the motherboard.

  8. Make note of the new NIC MAC address.
    • Make note of the new NIC MAC address.

    • Associate the new network interface controller MAC address with your systems.

    • The MAC address can be found on the labels, as annotated.

  9. Place the NIC on the four nylon risers. Press the NIC downards, as shown. Ensure that the four nylon risers have locked the NIC to the motherboard.
    • Place the NIC on the four nylon risers.

    • Press the NIC downards, as shown.

    • Ensure that the four nylon risers have locked the NIC to the motherboard.

  10. Slide the server back into the rack. Connect the peripheral cables (SATA / power and networking) that were previously disconnected.
    • Slide the server back into the rack.

    • Connect the peripheral cables (SATA / power and networking) that were previously disconnected.

  11. Power on the server.
    • Power on the server.

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