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Install the management NIC adapter

Follow instructions in this section to install the management NIC adapter.

About this task

  • 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.

Firmware and driver download: You might need to update the firmware or driver after replacing a component.


  1. If a filler is installed, remove it.
  2. Install the management NIC adapter.
    Figure 1. Installing the management NIC adapter
    Installing the management NIC adapter
    1. Slide the management NIC adapter into the slot until it is fully seated.
    2. Tighten the screw to secure the management NIC adapter.
  3. Connect the cable to the management NIC adapter. See Internal cable routing.
  4. Install the riser 1 assembly if you have removed it. See Install a rear riser assembly.

After you finish

  1. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

  2. Access the Lenovo XClarity Controller; then, select Network in BMC Configuration and enable Ethernet Port 2.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube