Adding or replacing an X9170A core dump module

The 1TB cache core dump, X9170A, is only used in the AFF A700 systems. The core dump module cannot be hot-swapped. The core dump module typically is located in the front of the NVRAM module in slot 6-1 in the rear of the system. To replace or add the core dump module, locate slot 6-1, and then follow the specific sequence of steps to add or replace it.

Before you begin


  1. If you are not already grounded, properly ground yourself.
  2. If you are replacing a failed core dump module, locate and remove it:
    Orange release button.
    Core dump module cam handle.
    1. Locate the failed module by the amber Attention LED on the front of the module.
    2. Press the orange release button on the front of the core dump module.
      Important: Do not use the numbered and lettered I/O cam latch to eject the core dump module. The numbered and lettered I/O cam latch ejects the entire NVRAM10 module and not the core dump module.
    3. Rotate the cam handle until the core dump module begins to slide out of the NVRAM10 module.
    4. Gently pull the cam handle straight toward you to remove the core dump module from the NVRAM10 module and set it aside.
      Be sure to support the core dump module as you remove it from the NVRAM10 module.
  3. Install the core dump module:
    1. If you are installing a new core dump module, remove the blank module from slot 6-1.
    2. Align the edges of the core dump module with the opening in the NVRAM10 module.
    3. Gently push the core dump module into the bay until the cam handle engages.
    4. Rotate the cam handle until it locks into place.