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Install the PCIe adapters and riser assemblies

See this topic to learn how to install the PCIe adapters and riser assemblies.

About this task

  1. Before installing the PCIe riser assemblies, make sure to complete installation and cable routing of trayless drives and the drive cage.
  2. Make sure the required PCIe cables for the planned configuration are connected to the risers. See the following table for the required cables for each configuration, and connect the cable end with corresponding printing to the riser connector.
    Table 1. Required PCIe cables for PCIe riser assemblies (300mm chassis)
    Riser 1Riser 2
    x16x16/x8x16x16x16x8/x16x16x16
    Riser-card connector 3 (Right angle)  RISER3Riser-card connector 1 (Right angle)  RISER1
    Riser-card connector 2 (Vertical) RISER2/0RISER2/0Riser-card connector 0 (Vertical) RISER2/0RISER2/0
  3. Proceed to the corresponding topic to the type of PCIe adapters to be installed.

Install half-length adapters and riser assemblies

Procedure

  1. If necessary, install the PCIe riser-card to the riser.
    • Riser 1

      Secure the riser card to the riser with three screws.
      Figure 1. Installing the riser-card to Riser 1

    • Riser 2

      Secure the riser card to the riser with four screws.
      Figure 2. Installing the riser-card to Riser 2

  2. Align the adapter with the connector in the riser assembly, and push it in until the latch clicks in the lock position.
    Figure 3. Installing an adapter to the riser

  3. Secure the adapter with screws and close the retaining latch. Two spared screws are available on the side of the riser.
    Figure 4. Securing an adapter to the riser

  4. Lower the riser assembly until it is firmly seated; then, tighten the two captive screws to secure it to the chassis.
    Figure 5. Installing PCIe Riser 1

    Figure 6. Installing PCIe Riser 2

  5. Repeat the same procedure on the other riser assembly.

    If the other riser is Riser 2 with AnyBay drive cage, proceed to Install PCIe Riser 2 with AnyBay drive cage.

  6. If one RAID adapter is installed in Slot 6, connect the SAS cable to the RAID adapter. See 15mm SAS/SATA drives with hardware RAID adapter or 7mm SATA drives with hardware RAID adapter for details.
  7. Proceed to the PCIe riser cable routing plan corresponding to the planned configuration.
    Note
    x16 + x16 configuration does not require riser cables.

Install PCIe Riser 2 with AnyBay drive cage

Procedure

  1. If necessary, secure the AnyBay drive backplane to the riser cage with two screws.
    Figure 7. Installing the AnyBay backplane to the drive cage

  2. Gently rotate the release latch away to unlock the drive handle; then, slide the drive into the drive bay until it stops, and rotate the handle back to the locked position.
    Figure 8. Installing the hot-swap drives

  3. Lower the riser assembly until it is firmly seated; then, tighten the two captive screws to secure it to the chassis.
    Figure 9. Installing PCIe riser 2 with AnyBay drive cage

  4. Proceed to the PCIe riser cable routing plan corresponding to the planned configuration.

Install full-length adapters and riser assemblies (360mm chassis)

Procedure

  1. If necessary, install the PCIe riser-card to the riser.
    • Riser 1

      Secure the riser card to the riser with three screws.
      Figure 10. Installing the riser-card to Riser 1

    • Riser 2

      Secure the riser card to the riser with four screws.
      Figure 11. Installing the riser-card to Riser 2

  2. Make sure the GPU power cables are connected to the system board.
  3. Make sure the air baffle is installed before installing the PCIe riser assemblies.
    Figure 12. Installing the air baffle

    Note
    • If the heat sink is 1U, make sure the heat sink filler is installed to the air baffle.
      Figure 13. Installing the heat sink filler

  4. Align the adapter with the connector in the riser assembly, and push it in until the latch clicks in the lock position.
    Figure 14. Installing an adapter to the riser

  5. Secure the adapter with screws and close the retaining latch. Two spared screws are available on the side of the riser.
    Figure 15. Securing an adapter to the riser

  6. Connect the GPU power cabled to the adapters.
  7. Lower the riser assembly until it is firmly seated; then, tighten the two captive screws to secure it to the chassis.
    Figure 16. Installing the riser assemblies

  8. Route the GPU power cables as illustrated.
    Figure 17. Cable routing for GPU power cables

    Note
    • Make sure 1 goes on top of 2.
    • Make sure to secure the power cables along the channel on the air baffle.
    Table 2. Cable routing for GPU power cables
     FromTo
    1GPU in Slot 5, Riser 1GPU power connector 2
    2GPU in Slot 4, Riser 2GPU power connector 1
  9. Install the supporting bracket.
    Figure 18. Installing the supporting bracket

    • Tighten the three screws in the middle to secure the supporting bracket from the air baffle.
    • Tighten the one captive screw and two thumbscrews to secure the bracket to the chassis.

After this task is completed

Proceed to complete the parts replacement (see Complete the parts replacement).

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