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X6800 Server V100R005 User Guide 01

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Replacing an I/O Module

Replacing an I/O Module


  • An I/O module is faulty.
  • A new I/O module needs to be installed.
  • An I/O module needs to be replaced with a new model.


  1. Preparations

    You have powered off the server node on which the target I/O module is installed.


    Back up all data on the server node before the power-off.

  2. Spare parts

    A spare I/O module and packing materials (for example, an ESD bag) are obtained and placed less than 0.5 m (1.64 ft) away from the cabinet.

  3. Data

    Cabinet number, chassis number, and slot number of the I/O module to be replaced

    Locate the I/O module to be replaced based on the preceding information, and label its panel for identification.

    Precisely mark the cable connection position on the I/O module to be replaced, and remove the power cable.

  4. Tools

    ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves


  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves.
  2. Push the ejector release button fastening the ejector lever, and release the button. See (1) in Figure 5-7.


    I/O modules support only warm swap. Ensure that the target server node data is backed up and the node is powered off.

  3. Press and hold down the ejected button, hold the handle, and pull the I/O module out gently. See (2) in Figure 5-7.

    Figure 5-7 Removing an I/O module

  4. Open the cover of the I/O module. See (1) in Figure 5-8.
  5. Slowly lift the two PCIe cards out of the slot. See (2) in Figure 5-8.


    Label each PCIe card with its installation position so they are replaced in the correct slots.

    Figure 5-8 Removing a PCIe card

  6. Loosen the screws on the I/O module using a Phillips screwdriver. See (1) in Figure 5-9.
  7. Slowly pull the I/O module horizontally out of the slot. See (2) in Figure 5-9.

    Figure 5-9 Removing an I/O module

  8. Place the I/O module into an ESD bag.
  9. Take a spare I/O module out of an ESD bag.
  10. Slowly insert the I/O module horizontally in to the slot. See (1) in Figure 5-10.
  11. Tighten the screws on the I/O module using a Phillips screwdriver. See (2) in Figure 5-10.

    Figure 5-10 Installing an I/O module

  12. Install the two PCIe cards in their original slots according to the identification information. See (1) in Figure 5-11.

    Hold the upper edges of the PCIe card with both hands, align the connecting part of the card with the slot, align the support with the convex on the I/O module panel and vertically insert the PCIe card downwards into the spare I/O module slot.

  13. Close the cover of the I/O module. See (2) in Figure 5-11.

    Figure 5-11 Installing a PCIe card

  14. Insert the I/O module horizontally into the slot until the I/O module snaps into the chassis, as shown in Figure 5-12.

    Figure 5-12 Installing an I/O module

  15. Power on the target server node.
  16. Optional: Connect the power cable to the new I/O module according to the identification information.
  17. Optional: Configure the new I/O module based on the actual situation of the system.
Updated: 2018-08-28

Document ID: EDOC1100036738

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