Removing a ServeRAID Controller

Use this information to remove an optional ServeRAID Controller.

To remove a ServeRAID adapter, complete the following steps:

Note: When the ServeRAID adapter is removed, software RAID will not be supported. This system does not support downgrade software RAID function from hardware RAID configuration.
  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables as necessary to replace the device.
  3. Remove the server cover (see Removing the server top cover).
  4. Remove PCI riser-card assembly 2 (see Removing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  5. Disconnect the cables to the ServeRAID adapter.
  6. Pull the release pin to unlock the retention latch; then rotate the retention latch to the open position.
  7. Carefully grasp the ServeRAID adapter by the edge and pull it out of the PCI riser-card assembly.
    Figure 1. ServeRAID adapter removal
    ServeRAID adapter removal
  8. If you are instructed to return the adapter, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.