Install the EIOM

Use this information to install the EIOM.

Before you install the EIOM, touch the static-protective package that contains the new EIOM to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new EIOM out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


The minimum networking speed requirement for the EIOM is 1Gbps.

Procedure performed by: customer or field service

Complete the following steps to install the 10GbE cage (SFP+) model EIOM.

  1. Grasp the EIOM and align the four EIOM tabs with the slots in the shuttle. Then, lower the EIOM into the slots, and then pull the EIOM slightly towards the rear side of the shuttle.
  2. Connect required cables to the EIOM.
  3. Turn the thumbscrews clockwise.
    Figure 1. EIOM installation
    EIOM installation

The installation of the EIOM is now complete.

After you install the EIOM, complete the following steps:

  1. Reinstall the shuttle (see

  2. If the cable management arm is removed, install it (see

  3. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.

  4. Push all compute nodes back into the enclosure (see

  5. Turn on all compute nodes.

  6. Exit maintenance mode.

  7. Check the following to verify whether the EOIM has been successfully replaced:

    • The amber warning light on the node front panel is off.

    • All the network ports on the EIOM are fully functional.

  8. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.