Removing an I/O expansion card

Use this information to remove an I/O expansion card from the blade server.

  1. The following illustration shows how to remove an I/O expansion card, such as a SAS connectivity card, from the system board.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
To remove an I/O expansion card, complete the following steps.
Graphic illustrating removal of an I/O expansion card
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit).
  3. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed and you are removing the expansion card from the system board, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  5. Gently pivot the connectivity card out of the expansion card connectors and lift the card out of the blade server.
  6. If you are instructed to return the connectivity card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.