Removing a storage interface card

Use this information to remove a storage interface card from the blade server.

The storage interface card controls the hot-swap storage drives. The following illustrations show how to remove a ServeRAID H1135 CIOv storage interface card from the blade server. The illustrations and removal instructions are similar for other CIOv storage interface cards.

Graphic illustrating the removal of a storage interface card

To remove a storage interface 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. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  5. Locate the storage interface card installed in the CIOv connector on the system board (see Blade server connectors).

    Graphic illustrating the location of the storage card and the retaining clips that secure the card to the blade server.
  6. Gently push the retaining clips away from the expansion card; then, lift the card out of the expansion-card connector.
  7. If you are instructed to return the storage interface card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.