Install a PCIe adapter
Use this information to install a PCIe adapter.
About this task
Ensure you have “SD650 V2 or SD650-N V2 Neptune DWC Waterloop Service Kit “ in hand to install components.
- Remove the screw; then, remove the filler out of the cage.Figure 1. Filler removal
- There are different procedures for installing a general adapter or a ConnectX-6 adapter, follow the corresponding steps to complete the removal procedures. General adapter installation
Align the adapter with the PCIe slot on the riser-cage; then, carefully press the adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated.
Fasten the screw to secure the adapter.Figure 2. General adapter installation
ConnectX-6 adapter installationRefer to the following illustrations to distinguish two types of ConnectX-6 adapters and riser cages.Figure 3. Main / Auxiliary adapters and riser cages
Table 1. Main / Auxiliary adapters and riser cages 1 Main adapter 3 Auxiliary adapter 2 1U riser cage for main adapter 4 Balance I/O riser cage for auxiliary adapterAttention
There are WHITE CABLE and BLACK CABLE callouts on an adapter, connect cables to connectors according to cable colors.
There are MAIN and AUX labels on cables, connect MAIN ends to a main adapter while connect AUX ends to an auxiliary adapter.
❶ Gently push the connectors into the slots.
❷ Close the cable covers and slightly press cable covers until them click into the places.
❸ Insert the two latches into the slots next to the connectors; then, ❹ close the cable clip covers and slightly press them to secure connectors.Figure 4. Cable installation
- Align the adapter with the PCIe slot on the riser-cage; then, carefully press the adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated.
Fasten the screw to secure the adapter.Figure 5. Mellanox ConnectX-6 adapter installation
Install the PCIe riser assembly to the node (see Install a PCIe riser assembly).
Reinstall the tray cover (see Install the tray cover).
Reinstall the tray (see Install a DWC tray in the enclosure).NoteFor safety, use the lift tool to install the tray into the rack.
Connect all required external cables to the enclosure.NoteApply extra forces to connect QSFP cables to the enclosure if Mellanox ConnectX-6 adapters are installed.Figure 6. Connecting QSFP cables to SD650 V2 trayFigure 7. Connecting QSFP cables to SD650-N V2 tray
Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate all nodes are ready to be powered on.