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This guide demonstrates how to replace the Open Compute V3 server PCIe riser card. == Acronyms and Terms == * PCIe - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express * 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. Loosen the two thumbscrews securing the riser card to the riser cage. Loosen the two thumbscrews securing the riser card to the riser cage.
    • Loosen the two thumbscrews securing the riser card to the riser cage.

  7. Pull the PCIe card upwards to disconnect it from its socket. Pull the PCIe card upwards to disconnect it from its socket.
    • Pull the PCIe card upwards to disconnect it from its socket.

  8. Align the guides on the on the PCIe riser card. Install a new PCIe riser card into the server. Tighten the two thumbscrews.
    • Align the guides on the on the PCIe riser card.

    • Install a new PCIe riser card into the server.

    • Tighten the two thumbscrews.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. Press the power button.
    • Press the power button.

Conclusion

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