I accidentally forgot to unplug a server's power when pulling a card even though the system was powered down at the OS level.
Unfortunately doing so seems to have corrupted the system's BIOS and the IPMI/BMC BIOS. It also seems to have fried the on-board video.
This has occurred on a Supermicro motherboard which is why I tried re-flashing the main BIOS and IPMI BIOS. Reflashing the main BIOS went without problems and no errors are shown in any BIOS logs.
I thought hotplug technology should have meant that I could physically pull a card while it is running. Searches of the internet seem to imply that.
In what cases does hotplug really mean hotplug? and Do the cards themselves need to support this feature specifically?