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Install the front OCP module

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

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 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 module filler if there is.
  3. Install the front OCP module.
    Figure 1. Installing the front OCP module
    Installing the front OCP module
    1. Push the OCP module into the slot until it is fully seated.
    2. Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the OCP module. Use a screwdriver if needed.
      Ensure that the OCP module is fully seated and the thumbscrew is securely tightened. Otherwise, the OCP module will not get full connection and may not function.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube