M8-8 / M7-8 / M7-16 - How to Replace a Faulty PCIe Hot-Plug Carrier (CAR) [VCAP]
Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2017
Applies to:Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-8 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-16 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M8-8 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
CAP PROBLEM OVERVIEW: M7-8 / M7-16 - How to Replace a Faulty PCIe Hot-Plug Carrier (CAR)
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- Circuit boards and drives contain electronic components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ordinary amounts of static electricity from clothing or the work environment can destroy the components located on these boards. Do not touch the components along their connector edges.
- Use a Antistatic Wrist strap. Attach one end of the strap to your wrist and the other end to the chassis, depending on what type of strap you use, with the adhesive end or the metal plug.
- Use an Antistatic Mat. Place ESD-sensitive components such as motherboards, memory, and other PCBs on an antistatic mat.
- Dust particles of packaging material are number one cause of datacenter contamination. Make sure to remove all packaging material, up to the ESD safe packaging material, while still being outside the datacenter.
- Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware does not support PCIe card hot replacement (aka hotplug). The domain which owns the PCIe slot must be shutdown to replace the PCIe carrier.
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