Removing a CIOv expansion card

Use these instructions to remove a CIOv 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. Remove the CFFh expansion card, if one is installed (see Removing a CFFh expansion card for instructions).
  3. Locate the CIOv expansion connector (see Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5).
  4. Using your fingers, move the retaining clips away from the CIOv card; then, lift the card out of the connector.