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Install a PCIe adapter

Use this information to install a PCIe adapter.

Before installing a PCIe adapter,
  1. Locate the correct PCIe slot for the PCIe adapter. For information about the PCIe slots and supported PCIe adapters, see Rear view.

  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new PCIe adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new PCIe adapter out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install a PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Table 1. PCIe adapter installation
Figure 1. Riser 1 assembly (LP+LP)
Install PCIe adapters into riser 1 assembly with two LP slots

Figure 2. Riser 1 assembly (LP+FHHL)
Install PCIe adapters into riser 1 assembly with one LP slot and one FHHL slot

Figure 3. Riser 2 assembly (LP)
Install a PCIe adapter into riser 2 assembly with only one slot

  1. Align the PCIe adapter with the PCIe slot on the riser card. Then, carefully press the PCIe adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated and its bracket also is secured.
  2. (Skip this step for riser 2 assembly.) Pivot the latch on the riser bracket to the closed position.
After installing the PCIe adapter:
  1. Reinstall the riser assembly. See Install a riser card.

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