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PCIe adapter replacement

Use this information to remove and install a PCIe adapter.

The PCIe adapter can be an Ethernet adapter, a host bus adapter (HBA), a PCIe RAID adapter, a PCIe interposer adapter, a PCIe solid-state drive, a PCIe GPU, and any other supported PCIe adapter.
  • Depending on different types, the PCIe adapter might look different from the illustrations in this topic.

  • Use any documentation that comes with the PCIe adapter, and follow the instructions in this topic.

  • To prevent potential thermal issues, change the Misc setting in the BIOS from Option3 (default value) to Option1 if the following two conditions are met:
    • The server is equipped with a GPU adapter.

    • The UEFI firmware version is ESE122T or later.

    For the method of changing the Misc setting, see