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Install a PCIe adapter

Use this information to install a PCIe adapter.

Before installing a PCIe adapter:
  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new PCIe adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new PCIe adapter out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

  2. Locate the correct PCIe slot for the PCIe adapter. For information about the PCIe slots and supported PCIe adapters, see Rear view.

  3. Before installing the PCIe adapter, refer to the specific technical rules for the PCIe adapter:

  4. If the server is installed with 280-watt processor, seeRules about 280-watt processor installation for PCIe adapter installation limitations.

To install a PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:

The internal riser card supports only a RAID/HBA 8i adapter, not supporting a RAID/HBA 16i or 24i adapter.

  1. Align the PCIe adapter with the PCIe slot on the riser card. Then, carefully press the PCIe adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated and its bracket also is secured.
  2. Pivot the latch on the riser bracket to the closed position.
    Figure 1. Riser 1 assembly (LP/FHFL) installation
    Install PCIe adapters into riser 1 assembly with LP slot

    Install PCIe adapters into riser 1 assembly with FHFL slot

    Figure 2. Riser 2 assembly (LP+LP) installation
    Install PCIe adapters into riser 2 assembly with two LP slots

    Figure 3. Internal riser assembly (LP) installation
    Install a PCIe adapter into internal riser assembly with only one LP slot

  3. Connect cables to the PCIe adapter in the riser assembly. See Internal cable routing.
After you finish

Demo video

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