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Install the rear riser card

Use this information to install the rear riser card.

About this task

For more riser brackets supported, see The overview of riser bracket types.

The riser card you want to install might be different from the following illustrations, but the installation method is the same. The following takes the rear LP-FH riser card as an example.

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • 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 riser card to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the riser card out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the riser card and secure it to the bracket.
    Figure 1. Riser card installation
    Riser card installation
    1. Align the screw holes in the riser card with the corresponding ones in the bracket.

    2. Install the two screws to secure the riser card to the bracket.

  3. If necessary, reinstall the PCIe adapters on the riser card. See Install a PCIe adapter. Then, refer to your note to reconnect any cables of the PCIe adapters on the riser card. Or you can refer to the Internal cable routing and locate the cable routing information for your configuration options.
  4. Install the rear riser assembly. Refer to Install the rear riser bracket.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube