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Install the front OCP interposer card

Follow the steps in this section to install a front OCP interposer card.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the front OCP interposer card to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the front OCP interposer card out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  3. Connect the cables to the front OCP interposer card. For more details, see OCP interposer card.
  4. Install the front OCP interposer card to the chassis.
    Figure 1. Installing the front OCP interposer card

    1. Place the front OCP interposer card on the chassis, and align the screw holes.
    2. Tighten four screws.
    3. Connect the sideband connector.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube