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Install the rear OCP module

Follow instructions in this section to install the rear 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 OCP module.
    Figure 1. Installing the rear OCP module
    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.

    Installing the rear 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.
      Figure 2. OCP module (two connectors)
      OCP module (two connectors)

      Figure 3. OCP module (four connectors)
      OCP module (four connectors)

      • The OCP module provides two or four extra Ethernet connectors for network connections.

      • By default, one of the Ethernet connectors on the OCP module can also function as a management connector using the shared management capacity.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube