Installing the controller modules

After you install the controller modules into the new chassis, you need to boot it to a state where you can run the diagnostic test.

About this task

For HA pairs with two controller modules in the same chassis, the sequence in which you install the controller module is especially important because it attempts to reboot as soon as you completely seat it in the chassis.

Steps

  1. Align the end of the controller module with the opening in the chassis, and then gently push the controller module halfway into the system.
    Note: Do not completely insert the controller module in the chassis until instructed to do so.
  2. Recable the console to the controller module, and then reconnect the management port.
  3. Complete the installation of the controller module:
    1. Plug the power cord into the power supply, reinstall the power cable locking collar, and then connect the power supply to the power source.
    2. Using the locking latches, firmly push the controller module into the chassis until the locking latches begin to rise.
      Note: Do not use excessive force when sliding the controller module into the chassis to avoid damaging the connectors.
    3. Fully seat the controller module in the chassis by rotating the locking latches upward, tilting them so that they clear the locking pins, gently push the controller all the way in, and then lower the locking latches into the locked position.
      The controller module begins to boot as soon as it is fully seated in the chassis. Be prepared to interrupt the boot process.
    4. If you have not already done so, reinstall the cable management device.
    5. Interrupt the normal boot process and boot to LOADER by pressing Ctrl-C.
      Note: If your system stops at the boot menu, select the option to boot to LOADER.
    6. At the LOADER prompt, enter bye to reinitialize the PCIe cards and other components.
    7. Interrupt the boot process and boot to the LOADER prompt by pressing Ctrl-C.
      If your system stops at the boot menu, select the option to boot to LOADER.
  4. Repeat the preceding steps to install the second controller into the new chassis.