Removing a CIOv-form-factor expansion card

Use these instructions to remove a CIOv-form-factor expansion card from the blade server.

The following illustration shows how to remove a vertical-combination-I/O (CIOv) expansion card.

Graphic illustrating removing a CIOv expansion card.

To remove a CIOv expansion card, complete the following steps:

  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 for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  5. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  6. Locate the CIOv expansion connector (see Blade server connectors).
    Graphic illustrating the location of the CIOv expansion card and retaining clips.
  7. Using your fingers, move the retaining clips away from the CIOv card; then, lift the card out of the connector.