Replacing the NVRAM module

To replace the NVRAM module, locate it in slot 6 in the chassis and follow the specific sequence of steps.


  1. If you are not already grounded, properly ground yourself.
  2. Move the FlashCache module from the old NVRAM module to the new NVRAM module:

    Orange release button (gray on empty FlashCache modules)
    FlashCache cam handle
    1. Press the orange button on the front of the FlashCache module.
      Note: The release button on empty FlashCache modules is gray.
    2. Swing the cam handle out until the module begins to slide out of the old NVRAM module.
    3. Grasp the module cam handle and slide it out of the NVRAM module and insert it into the front of the new NVRAM module.
    4. Gently push the FlashCache module all the way into the NVRAM module, and then swing the cam handle closed until it locks the module in place.
  3. Remove the target NVRAM module from the chassis:
    1. Depress the lettered and numbered cam button.
      The cam button moves away from the chassis.
    2. Rotate the cam latch down until it is in a horizontal position.
      The NVRAM module disengages from the chassis and moves out a few inches.
    3. Remove the NVRAM module from the chassis by pulling on the pull tabs on the sides of the module face.

    Lettered and numbered I/O cam latch
    I/O latch completely unlocked
  4. Set the NVRAM module on a stable surface and remove the cover from the NVRAM module by pushing down on the blue locking button on the cover, and then, while holding down the blue button, slide the lid off the NVRAM module.

    Cover locking button
    DIMM and DIMM ejector tabs
  5. Remove the DIMMs, one at a time, from the old NVRAM module and install them in the replacement NVRAM module.
  6. Close the cover on the module.
  7. Install the replacement NVRAM module into the chassis:
    1. Align the module with the edges of the chassis opening in slot 6.
    2. Gently slide the module into the slot until the lettered and numbered I/O cam latch begins to engage with the I/O cam pin, and then push the I/O cam latch all the way up to lock the module in place.