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Remove the management NIC adapter

Follow the instructions in this section to remove the management NIC adapter.

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. Make preparation for the task.
    1. Access the Lenovo XClarity Controller; then, select Network in BMC Configuration and disable Ethernet Port 2.
    2. Remove the front top cover. See Remove the front top cover.
    3. Remove the rear top cover. See Remove the rear top cover.
    4. Remove the crossbar. See Remove the crossbar.
    5. Remove PCIe riser 1 and PCIe riser 2. See Remove the PCIe riser.
  2. Disconnect the cable on the management NIC adapter.
  3. Remove the management NIC adapter.
    Figure 1. Removing management NIC adapter

    Removing management NIC adapter
    1. Loosen the screw that secures the management NIC adapter.
    2. Press and hold the blue latch.
    3. Push the management NIC adapter by the latch out from the chassis.

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit or a filler. See Install the management NIC adapter.

  2. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube