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FusionStorage V100R006C10 Block Storage Service Parts Replacement 06

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Replacing a PCIe Card

Replacing a PCIe Card

You can configure a GE or 10GE Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) card that provides 2 x GE, 2 x 10GE, or 2 x InfiniBand ports.

Impact on the System

Before replacing a PCIe card, you must power off the storage node. This will adversely affect the services running on the node.


  • The replacement PCIe card is ready.
  • You have opened the cover to take out the PCIe card that resides in the storage node.


  • The storage supports 2-port GE, 2-port 10GE, and 2-port InfiniBand PCIe cards. Methods to replace these types of PCIe cards are the same.
  • Only professional technical support engineers are allowed to replace a PICe card.
  • A storage node has two power modules. Ensure that both are disconnected.

Tools and Materials

  • Flat-head screwdrivers
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) gloves
  • ESD wrist straps
  • ESD bags
  • Labels


  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves.
  2. Use the KVM to log in to the operating system of the node, enter user name root and its password (default: Root@storage), and run poweroff command to power off the node.

    Wait until the KVM has no output. The power-off is complete.

  3. Remove all power cables and external signal cables.
  4. Remove the storage node from the enclosure.
    1. Slide the storage node out of the cabinet, as shown in step 1 in Figure 3-135.
    2. Press the baffle plate and slide the storage node out of enclosure, as shown in step 2 in Figure 3-135.

    Figure 3-135  Removing a storage node

  5. Remove the enclosure cover.
    1. Use a flat-head screwdriver to loosen the latch that secures the ejector lever of the enclosure cover, as shown in step 1 in Figure 3-136.
    2. Open the ejector lever to push the enclosure cover backwards, as shown in step 2 in Figure 3-136.

      Figure 3-136  Removing an enclosure cover

  6. Remove the PCIe card.
      1. Open the latch on the PCIe card, as shown in Figure 3-137.

        Figure 3-137  Removing a PCIe card

      2. Slowly pull out the PCIe card upwards, as shown in step 2 in Figure 3-137.
    1. Put the removed PCIe card into an ESD bag.
    2. Take the replacement PCIe card out of its ESD bag.
    3. Install the PCIe card.
      1. Insert the PCIe card into the expansion slot (note that the interface model must match), as shown in step 1 in Figure 3-138.

        Figure 3-138  Installing a PCIe card

      2. Close the latch on the PCIe card, as shown in step 2 in Figure 3-138.
    4. Install the enclosure cover.
      1. Place the enclosure cover horizontally, align it with the fixing slots on both side panels of the enclosure, and close the ejector lever, as shown in steps 1 and 2 in Figure 3-139.
      2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to tighten the latch in order to secure the ejector lever of the enclosure cover, as shown in step 3 in Figure 3-139.

        Figure 3-139  Installing an enclosure cover

    5. Put the storage node into the cabinet.
      1. Align the securing holes in the inner rails with the positioning pins on the storage node, and secure the inner rails to the storage node, as shown in step 1 in Figure 3-140.
      2. Align the inner rails with the holding rails, and push the storage node into the holding rails, as shown in step 2 in Figure 3-140.
      3. Ensure that the storage node is horizontally installed and screwed.

      Figure 3-140  Installing a storage node

    6. Connect the storage node to the power sockets and peripheral devices according to the cable connection labels. Then power on the storage node.
    7. Execute the following script to check the storage node status.

      cd /opt/product/deploy/script


      The normal self-check result is as follows:

      [2014-11-05 16:45:02,491][INFO    ][module:envcheck, line:0620] 
      Check Item: SNAS Environment Check Summary
      Check Pass:True
      Check Cmd :
      Check Info:
      kernel version: OK
      nvdimm driver: OK
      TOE driver: OK
      HardRaid status: OK
      Firewall status: OK
      Command Output:

    8. Check whether the network ports on the storage node are named SLOT4-0, SLOT4-1, SLOT5-0, and SLOT5-1.
      1. On the KVM, run ifconfig -a to check whether the network ports on the storage node are named SLOT4-0, SLOT4-1, SLOT5-0, and SLOT5-1.

        • If yes, the PCIe card is successfully replaced
        • If no, go to 14.b.

      2. Run reboot to restart the storage node, so that new PCIe cards can be identified.
    9. On DeviceManager, check the status of the storage node.
      1. Start the browser on the maintenance terminal and log in to DeviceManager.
      2. In the Alarms area on the home page, check whether a new alarm is reported.

        • If yes, clear the alarm according to the alarm help.
        • If no, go to 15.c.

      3. On the right of the home page, click System to go to the System page.
      4. Click Device View tab to go to the Device View page.
      5. In Nodes, check the status of the node that is newly added to the cluster.

        • Health Status: Normal
        • Running Status: Online

    Follow-up Procedure

    After replacing the PCIe card, label the replaced PCIe card to facilitate subsequent operations.

    Updated: 2019-02-01

    Document ID: EDOC1000175242

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