Install the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter
Use this information to install the OCP 3.0 Ethernet 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.
- Touch the static-protective package that contains the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
- Install the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter.Figure 1. OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter installationNote
Ensure that the Ethernet adapter is fully seated and the thumbscrew is securely tightened. Otherwise, the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter will not get full connection and may not function.
NoteFigure 2. OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter (two connectors, seen from the rear)Figure 3. OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter (four connectors, seen from the rear)
- Push the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter by its handle on the left until it is fully inserted into the connector on the system board.
- Fully tighten the thumbscrew to secure the adapter.
The OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter provides two or four extra Ethernet connectors for network connections.
By default, Ethernet connector 1 (the first port starting from the left in the rear server view) on the OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter can also function as a management connector using the shared management capacity. If the shared management connector fails, traffic can automatically switch over to another connector on the adapter.