Install the rear OCP module
Use this information to install the rear OCP module.
About this task
Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.
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.
- Touch the static-protective package that contains the OCP module to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the OCP module out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
- Install the OCP module.Figure 1. OCP module installationNote
Ensure that the Ethernet adapter is fully seated and the thumbscrew is securely tightened. Otherwise, the OCP module will not get full connection and may not function.
If there is an OCP module installed, when the system is powered off but still plugged in to AC power, system fans will continue to spin at a much lower speed. This is the system design to provide proper cooling for the OCP module.
NoteFigure 2. OCP module (two connectors, seen from the rear)Figure 3. OCP module (four connectors, seen from the rear)
- Push the OCP module by its handle on the left until it is fully inserted into the connector on the system board.
- Fully tighten the thumbscrew to secure the adapter.
The OCP module is an optional part. It is default to be installed on the rear and optional in the front of the server.
If the ThinkSystem V3 Management NIC Adapter Kit is installed on the server, it will not be displayed on the PCIe card list of system management software, such as XCC, LXPM, and so on.