M7-8 / M7-16 - How to Replace a Faulty PCIe Card (Doc ID 2032465.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2017

Applies to:

SPARC M7-16 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-8 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

CAP PROBLEM OVERVIEW: M7-8 / M7-16  - How to Replace a Faulty PCIe card

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ESD Caution:
  • 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.

 

Contamination Caution:
  • 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.

 

 

HOT Replacement Caution:
  • Oracle SuperCluster M7 Hardware does not support PCIe card hot replacement (aka hotplug).  The Physical Domain (PDom) which owns the PCIe slot must be shutdown to replace the PCIe card.

 

Oracle SuperCluster M7 Infiniband HCA Responsibility:
  • When replacing Infiniband HCA in Oracle SuperCluster M7, additional Field Engineering responsibilities must be completed. Perform the steps in the following document: Updating IB partitions after replacing an Infiniband HCA in any nodes within IB network - steps to do after replacing HCA (Doc ID 1985159.1)

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