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Install a PCIe adapter

Use this information to install a PCIe adapter on the system board or the riser assembly.

  • Your server supports the PCIe slot 5 when two processors are installed.

  • Do not install PCIe adapters with small form factor (SFF) connectors in PCIe slot 6.

  • Only Lenovo ServerProven® PCIe adapters are supported. Lenovo makes no warranty regarding non-Lenovo products or services. Support for non-Lenovo ServerProven® PCIe adapters is provided by non-Lenovo manufacturers.

  • When installing Ethernet adapters with RJ-45 connector, observe the following installation sequence:
    Table 1. Installation sequence of Ethernet cards with RJ-45 connector
    Number of installed processorPCIe slot
    One processor4, 2, 6, 3, 1
    Two processors4, 2, 6, 3, 5, 1