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Install the OCP 3.0 module

Follow instructions in this section to install the OCP 3.0 module.

About this task

Power off the server and disconnect all power cords from their power sources before performing this procedure.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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.

If there is an OCP 3.0 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 3.0 module.
Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Remove the OCP 3.0 module filler if there is.
  3. Install the OCP 3.0 module.
    Ensure that the module is fully seated and the thumbscrew is securely tightened. Otherwise, the OCP 3.0 module will not get full connection and may not function.
    Figure 1. Installing the OCP 3.0 module
    Installing the OCP 3.0 module
    1. Push the OCP 3.0 module into the slot until it is fully seated.
    2. Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the card.
  4. (Optional) Attach the OCP label to the rear of the server.
    Figure 2. Attaching the OCP label
    Attaching the OCP label

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.