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This article explains how to replace an NIC on C-72T and C-168T nodes.
To Remove the Existing NIC
- Power down the node and disconnect all cabling from it.
- Loosen the two black thumbscrews on the front of the node and pull the node out of the rack.
- To remove the top panel, press the blue button and slide the panel towards the back of the node.
- To remove the shield that covers the NIC, remove two screws.
- Lift the shield that contains the SAS controller away from the NIC and set the shield aside with the cables still attached.
- Remove the two screws that secure the NIC.
- Lift the existing NIC straight up, away from the board.
To Install the Replacement NIC
- Align the holes on the replacement NIC with the pegs on the board and press the NIC straight down.
- Reinstall the two screws and secure the NIC to the board.
- Align the shield that contains the SAS controller over the NIC, reinstall the two screws, and secure the shield to the node.
- Position the top panel above the node and slide it towards the front of the node, ensuring that the peg underneath is aligned with the opening on the enclosure.
- Install the node back into the rack.
- Tighten the two black screws.
- Reconnect all cabling to the node.
- Power up the node.
You can now replace an NIC on C-72T and C-168T nodes.
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