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Install the internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter

Use this information to install the internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter.

About this task

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Align the notches on the tray with the pins on the chassis, place down the internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter, and slightly slide it as shown to secure it on the chassis.
    Figure 1. Internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter installation
    Internal CFF HBA/RAID adapter installation

  3. Connect cables to the internal RAID adapter. See CFF HBA/RAID adapter.

After you finish

  1. Update the adapter and system firmware to the latest version to better support current configuration. For more details, see Firmware updates.

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