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Install an adapter

Use this information to install an adapter.

Before you install an adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. 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.

  1. PCIe slot 1 and slot 2 do not support ARI and SR-IOV.

  2. PCIe slot 3 supports ARI and SR-IOV.

  3. QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter does not support shared storage V3700 V2/XP and V5030 V2 configurations.

To install an adapter, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Adapter installation
Adapter installation
  1. Remove the fillers on the rear side of the riser cage.
  2. Align and insert an adapter into the slot on the riser card. Make sure you install the adapter into the right slot.
    • For the detail connectors on the PCIe riser card, see PCIe riser assembly.

    • Install one adapter at a time, do not insert two adapters to the riser card at the same time.

After you install an adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Reconnect the cables.

  2. Reinstall the PCIe riser assembly (see Install the PCIe riser assembly).

  3. Install the top cover onto the server (see Install the top cover).

  4. Install the server into the rack if necessary.

  5. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.

  6. If necessary, configure the RAID array using the Setup utility configuration.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube