Removing a CFFh expansion card

Use these instructions to remove a CFFh expansion card from the blade server.

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

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server or scalable blade complex is installed in a BladeCenter chassis, remove it. See Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter chassis for instructions.
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an expansion unit for instructions).
    Note: Optional expansion units are not supported when a IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed.
  5. If you are removing the CFFh card from a blade server that is the bottom blade server in a scalable blade complex, disassemble the blade complex (see Disassembling a scalable blade complex for instructions).
  6. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  7. If an IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed, remove it (see Removing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade for instructions).
  8. Locate the CFFh expansion card. The CFFh card is installed in the blade expansion connector (see Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5).
  9. Lift the release lever on the CFFh expansion card.
  10. Use your fingers to hold the edge of the CFFh expansion card where it connects to the blade expansion connector; then, lift the card.

    Graphic illustrating removing a CFFh expansion card
  11. Lift the card away from the expansion-card standoff.
  12. If you are instructed to return the CFFh expansion card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.