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OceanStor 9000 V5 7.0 Parts Replacement 05

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Replacing the PCIe Card on the Riser Card

Replacing the PCIe Card on the Riser Card

On the riser card, the storage node provides the half-height Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) card.

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. Exercise caution when performing this operation.


  • The replacement PCIe card is ready.
  • The faulty PCIe card has been located.

    If the PCIe card to be replaced is a half-height card, remove the full-height barrier chip and install it to the PCIe card.


  • The storage node supports 2-port 10GE (C36E nodes support 10GE PCIe cards with optical ports or RJ-45 electrical ports.), 2-port GE, 2-port 25GE, 2-port 100Gb IB and 4-port GE PCIe cards. Methods to replace all types of PCIe cards are the same.
  • Only professional technical support engineers are allowed to replace a PCIe card.
  • A P36E node has two power modules. Ensure that both are disconnected.
  • If the PCIe card is an IB card or RoCE card, the system automatically checks the firmware version of the new PCIe card after the replacement. If the firmware version does not match the OFED version installed on the device, the system automatically upgrades the firmware of the PCIe card. After the upgrade is complete, the device will restart.

Tools and Materials

  • Phillips 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 cabinet.
    1. Loosen the captive screws on the panel using a Phillips screwdriver, as shown in step 1 in Figure 4-199.

      Figure 4-199  Removing a storage node

    2. Slowly pull the storage node out along the guide rails, as shown in step 2 in Figure 4-199.
    3. Press the release buttons on both sides and pull the storage node out of the cabinet along the guide rails, as shown in step 3 in Figure 4-199.
  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 4-200.
    2. Open the ejector lever to push the enclosure cover backward, as shown in step 2 in Figure 4-200.

      Figure 4-200  Removing an enclosure cover

  6. Remove the riser card tray. For details, see 6 in Replacing a Riser Card.
  7. Remove the PCIe card on the riser card.
    1. Horizontally push the latch of the PCIe card outward to unlock it, as shown in step 1 in Figure 4-201.

      Figure 4-201  Removing a riser card tray

    2. Rotate the PCIe card latch to open it, as shown in step 2 in Figure 4-201.
    3. Pull out the PCIe card, as shown in step 3 in Figure 4-201.
  8. Put the removed PCIe card into an ESD bag.
  9. Take the replacement PCIe card out of its ESD bag.
  10. Install the PCIe card.
    1. Insert the PCIe card into the PCIe slot, as shown in step 1 in Figure 4-202.

      Figure 4-202  Installing a PCIe card

    2. Install the PCIe card on the riser card, as shown in step 2 in Figure 4-202.
  11. Install the riser card tray. For details, see 12 in Replacing a Riser Card.
  12. 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 4-203.

      Figure 4-203  Installing an enclosure cover

    2. Tighten the latch to secure the ejector lever of the enclosure cover using flat-head screwdriver, as shown in step 3 in Figure 4-203.
  13. Put the storage node into the cabinet.
    1. Arrange at least four persons to lift the storage node on both sides, align the inner rails on the storage node with the holding rails, and push the storage node into the cabinet along the holding rails, as shown in Figure 4-204.

      Figure 4-204  Pushing a storage node into holding rails

    2. Press the release buttons on both sides, and push the storage node into the cabinet until the storage node cannot move forward, as shown in Figure 4-205.

      Figure 4-205  Pushing a storage node into a cabinet

    3. Tighten the two captive screws on the mounting ears to secure the storage node, as shown in Figure 4-206.

      Figure 4-206  Securing a storage node

  14. Connect the storage node to the power sockets and peripheral devices according to the cable connection labels. Then power on the storage node.
  15. Log in to the storage node using the KVM.
  16. Clear NVDIMM data.
    1. Press Delete repeatedly when the screen shown in the following figure is displayed during server startup.

      Figure 4-207  BIOS startup screen

    2. Enter a BIOS password as prompted. The screen for setting the BIOS is displayed.


      The default BIOS password is Huawei12#$ for the French or American keyboard and is Huawei12£$ for the English keyboard.

      To ensure system security, you are advised to change the default BIOS password after the first login.

    3. Choose Security > Clear NvDimm Flash.

      Figure 4-208  Choosing Clear NvDimm Flash

    4. In the Clear NvDimm Flash? dialog box, select Yes and press Enter.

      Figure 4-209  Starting to clear NVDIMM data

    5. Wait 20 seconds. Check whether the displayed dialog box states "Clear NvDimm flash success. Please reboot system!"

      • If yes, go to 16.f.
      • If no, contact technical support.
      Figure 4-210  Clearing NVDIMM data

    6. Press Enter and then F10. In the dialog box that is displayed, select Yes to save the configuration and restart the storage node.

      Figure 4-211  Saving the configuration and restarting the storage node

  17. Log in to the WebUI of the iBMC storage node, and choose Information > Component Information to query the information about corresponding components and check whether the replacement succeeds.

    • If the PCIe card is in the Normal state, the PCIe card is successfully installed.
    • If the PCIe card is in the Fault state, the replacement PCIe card may not be properly installed. Remove the replacement PCIe card and install it again.

Follow-up Procedure

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

Updated: 2019-07-25

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