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Install a PCIe riser assembly (ConnectX-7 NDR 400)

Use this information to install a PCIe riser assembly with ConnectX-7 NDR 400 adapter.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.

  • Disconnect all external cables from the enclosure.

  • Use extra force to disconnect QSFP cables if they are connected to the solution.


Ensure you have SD650-I V3 Neptune DWC Waterloop Service Kit in hand to install components.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Remove the blank bezel fillers if they are installed.
    Figure 1. Blank bezel filler removal
    Blank bezel filler removal
  2. If the interface plate was removed, place the interface plate onto the node; then, secure the interface plate with two Phillips #2 screws.
    Figure 2. Interface plate installation
    Interface plate installation
  3. Replace the interface plate putty pad with a new one. Make sure to follow Gap pad/putty pad replacement guidelines.
    Figure 3. Gap pad on interface plate for CX-7 NDR 400
    Gap pad on interface plate for CX-7 NDR 400
  4. Install the PCIe riser assembly.
    1. Align the tab on the PCIe riser assembly with the slot on the front of the node; then, insert the PCIe riser assembly onto the system board.
    2. Secure the riser assembly with three screws.
    3. Fasten the captive screw on the PCIe riser assembly.
    Figure 4. PCIe riser assembly installation
    PCIe riser assembly installation
After you finish
  1. Install the tray cover. See Install the tray cover.

  2. Install the tray into the enclosure. See Install a DWC tray in the enclosure.

  3. Connect all required external cables to the solution.
    Use extra force to connect QSFP cables to the solution.
  4. 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.