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Install a PCIe adapter

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

To identify the PCIe slots of your servers, see Rear view.

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

  • PCIe slot 6 does not support PCIe adapters with external mini-SAS HD connectors.

  • Use only PCIe adapters provided by Lenovo. Lenovo makes no warranty regarding non-Lenovo products or services. For a list of supported PCIe adapters, see: Lenovo ServerProven website.

  • Follow below PCIe slot selection priority when installing an Ethernet adapter or a converged network adapter:
    Number of installed processorsPCIe slot selection priority
    One processor4, 2, 6, 3, 1
    Two processors4, 2, 6, 3, 5, 1