Install a riser card
Use this information to install a riser card.
Before installing a riser card, touch the static-protective package that contains the new riser card to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new riser card out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
To install a riser card, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Align the holes in the riser card with the mounting studs on the bracket. Then, install the riser card to the bracket in the direction as shown. Ensure that the screw holes in the riser card align with the corresponding holes in the bracket.Figure 1. Riser card installation
- Install the two screws to secure the riser card to the bracket.Figure 2. Installing the screws to secure the riser card
After installing the riser card:
Refer to your note to reconnect any cables to the removed PCIe adapters.
Reinstall the PCIe adapters on the new riser card. See Install a PCIe adapter on the riser assembly.
Install the riser assembly by doing the following:
- To install the riser 1 assembly, align the mounting stud on the system board with the corresponding hole in the riser bracket. Meanwhile, align the rear of the riser 1 assembly with the corresponding rail guides in the rear of the chassis. Then, carefully press the riser 1 assembly straight down into the chassis until it is fully seated.Figure 3. Riser 1 assembly installation
To install the riser 2 assembly, align the rear of the riser 2 assembly with the corresponding rail guides in the rear of the chassis. Then, carefully press the riser 2 assembly straight down into the chassis until it is fully seated.Figure 4. Riser 2 assembly installation
Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.