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This guide demonstrates how to replace a network interface controller in an Open Compute V2 server. == Acronyms and Terms == * Mini-SAS - Mini Serial Attached SCSI * SCSI - Small Computer System Interface

  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 Mini-SAS cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown. Disconnect the Mini-SAS cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown.
    • Disconnect the Mini-SAS cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown.

  3. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the server. 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.

  4. Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown. Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown.
    • Disconnect the 10G SFP+ cable by pulling on the pull-tab, as shown.

  5. Pull the retention plunger upwards. Grasp the server as shown. Remove the server from the rack.
    • Pull the retention plunger upwards.

    • Grasp the server as shown.

    • Remove the server from the rack.

  6. Grab the (2) thumbscrews, as shown. Unscrew the (2) thumbscrews until the cage releases.
    • Grab the (2) thumbscrews, as shown.

    • Unscrew the (2) thumbscrews until the cage releases.

    • You may need to use a #1 screwdriver if the screws are too tight.

  7. Grab the riser cage, as shown. Lift the cage. Lift the cage.
    • Grab the riser cage, as shown.

    • Lift the cage.

  8. Grab the power and SATA cables. Disconnect each cable. Disconnect each cable.
    • Grab the power and SATA cables.

    • Disconnect each cable.

  9. Pinch the NIC retention tabs, as shown. NIC retention tabs are fragile. Normally (4) retention tabs exist. If the server has been previously serviced, there may be fewer than (4) tabs.
    • Pinch the NIC retention tabs, as shown.

    • NIC retention tabs are fragile.

    • Normally (4) retention tabs exist. If the server has been previously serviced, there may be fewer than (4) tabs.

  10. Lift the NIC up and away from the front of the server. Lift the NIC up and away from the front of the server.
    • Lift the NIC up and away from the front of the server.

  11. Install a new network interface card.
    • Install a new network interface card.

    • The network interface card installation procedure is opposite of the removal procedure.

  12. Place the server in the slot where it was previously removed. Push the server into the slot. Do not use the chassis handle as it could pinch your hand.
    • Place the server in the slot where it was previously removed.

    • Push the server into the slot.

    • Do not use the chassis handle as it could pinch your hand.

  13. Connect the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port on the server motherboard.
    • Connect the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port on the server motherboard.

  14. Connect the 10G SFP+ cable to the network interface controller port. A distinctive 'click' will be audible when the cable is seated correctly.
    • Connect the 10G SFP+ cable to the network interface controller port.

    • A distinctive 'click' will be audible when the cable is seated correctly.

  15. Connect the Mini-SAS cable to the RAID controller.
    • Connect the Mini-SAS cable to the RAID controller.

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

Conclusion

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