Install AFF A900 NVRAM module and controller module on node2

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You must install the AFF A900 NVRAM module and controller module that you received for the upgrade on node2. Node2 is controller B located on the right side of the chassis when looking at the controllers from the rear of the system.

Before you begin

If you are not already grounded, correctly ground yourself.

Install the AFF A900 NVRAM module

Use the following procedure to install the AFF A900 NVRAM module in slot 6 of node2.

Steps
  1. Align the NVRAM module with the edges of the chassis opening in slot 6.

  2. Gently slide the NVRAM 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 NVRAM module in place.

Install the AFF A900 controller module in node2.

Use the following procedure to install the AFF A900 controller module in node2.

Steps
  1. Align the end of the controller module with bay B in the chassis, and then gently push the controller module halfway into the system.

    Tip The bay label is located on the chassis directly above the controller module.
    Note Do not completely insert the controller module in the chassis until you are instructed to do so later in the procedure.
  2. Cable the management and console ports to the node2 controller module.

    Note Because the chassis is already powered ON, node2 starts booting as soon as it is fully seated. To avoid node2 booting, it is recommended that you connect the console and management cables to the node2 controller module before completely inserting the controller module into the slot.
  3. Firmly push the controller module into the chassis until it meets the midplane and is fully seated.

    The locking latch rises when the controller module is fully seated.

    Warning To avoid damaging the connectors, do not use excessive force when sliding the controller module into the chassis.
  4. Connect the serial console as soon as the module is seated and be ready to interrupt AUTOBOOT of node1.

  5. After you interrupt AUTOBOOT, node2 stops at the LOADER prompt. If you do not interrupt AUTOBOOT on time and node2 starts booting, wait for the prompt and press Ctrl-C to go into the boot menu. After the node stops at the boot menu, use option 8 to reboot the node and interrupt the AUTOBOOT during reboot.