Remove the shared PCIe dual adapters

Use this information to remove the shared PCIe dual adapters.

Before you remove the shared PCIe dual adapters:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Power off all the compute nodes and peripheral devices (see Power off the compute node).

  3. Disengage all the compute nodes from the enclosure.

  4. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables from the rear of the enclosure.

  5. If the cable management arm is installed, remove it (see Remove the cable management arm).

  6. Remove the shuttle (see Remove the shuttle).

  7. Locate the shared PCIe dual adapters.

    Figure 1. Location of shared PCIe dual adapters
    Table 1. Location of shared PCIe dual adapters from the rear

    Primary adapter


    Location of shared PCIe dual adapters from the rear

    Auxiliary adapter

    - - - -

    Auxiliary adapter

    Primary adapter

Note: When installing the adapters after removal, make sure to install the primary/auxiliary adapter back to the original slot.

Complete the following steps to remove the shared PCIe dual adapters from the enclosure.

Remove the shared PCIe dual adapters from PCIe slot 3-A and 1-B

  1. Rotate the retention bracket of the top PCIe slot (3-A) to the open position.
    Figure 2. Removing the auxiliary adapter
    Removing the auxiliary adapter
  2. Remove the screw if one is present.
  3. Carefully grasp the auxiliary adapter by the top edge or upper corners, and pull it out from the shuttle.
  4. Rotate the retention bracket of the bottom PCIe slot (1-B) to the open position.
    Figure 3. Removing the primary adapter
    Removing the primary adapter
  5. Remove the screw if one is present.
  6. Carefully grasp the primary adapter by the top edge or upper corners, and pull it out from the shuttle.

Remove the shared PCIe dual adapters from PCIe slot 4-A and 2-B

  1. Rotate the retention bracket of the top PCIe slot (4-A) to the open position.
    Figure 4. Removing the primary adapter
    Removing the primary adapter
  2. Remove the screw if one is present.
  3. Carefully grasp the primary adapter by the top edge or upper corners, and pull it out from the shuttle.
  4. Rotate the retention bracket of the bottom PCIe slot (2-B) to the open position.
    Figure 5. Removing the auxiliary adapter
    Removing the auxiliary adapter
  5. Remove the screw if one is present.
  6. Carefully grasp the auxiliary adapter by the top edge or upper corners, and pull it out from the shuttle.

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.