Removing a fabric connector

Use this information to remove a fabric connector.

Before you remove the fabric connector, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the compute node is installed in an Flex System chassis, remove it (see Removing a compute node from a chassis for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  4. Obtain a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
When you remove the fabric connector, the UEFI firmware holds the Ethernet controller in reset and displays a warning message, if an I/O expansion adapter is not installed in I/O expansion connector 1 to provide connectivity to the chassis.

To remove a fabric connector, complete the following steps.

Graphic illustrating removal of a periscope connector

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the compute node cover).
  2. Locate the fabric connector on the system board (see System-board layouts).
  3. Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the four captive screws that secure the fabric connector.
  4. Lift the fabric connector from the system board and store it in a safe place.
If you are instructed to return the fabric connector, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

If you have removed the fabric connector to install an I/O expansion adapter in I/O expansion connector 1, keep the fabric connector in a safe place for future use.