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Install the PCIe adapter (Slot 3)

Use this information to install the PCIe adapter to PCIe slot 3.

About this task

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

  • Locate the PCIe 3.0 x8 slot 3 connector. See System-board connectors.

  • PCIe 3.0 x8 slot 3 connector is dedicated for a RAID adapter or M.2 boot adapter. Depending on your configuration, you can also install a RAID adapter or M.2 boot adapter in the PCIe riser assembly.

  • The following illustration might differ slightly from your hardware, but the installation method is the same

  1. If a bracket is installed on the PCIe adapter, remove the two screws and remove the bracket.
  2. Connect all cables to the adapter.
  3. Install the PCIe adapter.

    Ensure that you observe the installation rules and sequence in Technical rules for PCIe slots.

    Figure 1. PCIe adapter installation
    PCIe adapter installation
    1. Lower the PCIe adapter into the server; then, firmly press it into the connector.
    2. Install the screw to secure the PCIe adapter.

After you finish

  1. Install the top cover. See Install the top cover.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

  3. Configure the RAID array using the Setup utility configuration.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube