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C-72T and C-168T NIC Field Replacement Unit

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This article explains how to replace an NIC on C-72T and C-168T nodes.

PROCESS

To Remove the Existing NIC

  1. Power down the node and disconnect all cabling from it.
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  2. Loosen the two black thumbscrews on the front of the node and pull the node out of the rack.
  3. To remove the top panel, press the blue button and slide the panel towards the back of the node.
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  4. To remove the shield that covers the NIC, remove two screws.
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  5. Lift the shield that contains the SAS controller away from the NIC and set the shield aside with the cables still attached.
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  6. Remove the two screws that secure the NIC.
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  7. Lift the existing NIC straight up, away from the board.

To Install the Replacement NIC

  1. Align the holes on the replacement NIC with the pegs on the board and press the NIC straight down.
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  2. Reinstall the two screws and secure the NIC to the board.
  3. Align the shield that contains the SAS controller over the NIC, reinstall the two screws, and secure the shield to the node.
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  4. 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.
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  5. Install the node back into the rack.
  6. Tighten the two black screws.
  7. Reconnect all cabling to the node.
  8. Power up the node.

RESOLUTION

You can now replace an NIC on C-72T and C-168T nodes.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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