Install an internal RAID/HBA/expander adapter
Follow instructions in this section to install an internal CFF RAID adapter, internal CFF HBA adapter, or internal CFF RAID expander adapter.
About this task
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.
Before you remove or make changes to drives, drive controllers (including controllers that are integrated on the system board assembly), drive backplanes or drive cables, back up all important data that is stored on drives.
The CFF adapter is supported only in the 2.5-inch drive bay chassis when two processors are installed.
Go to Drivers and Software download website for ThinkSystem SR665 V3 to see the latest firmware and driver updates for your server.
Go to Update the firmware for more information on firmware updating tools.
- Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.NoteThe adapter is shipped with and preinstalled on a mounting bracket, check and ensure that the adapter is fixed in place. If there are any loosen screws, tighten the screws using a No.1 Phillips torque screwdriver. The maximum torque value is 4.8 ± 0.5 inch-pounds.
- Align the notches on the mounting bracket with the pins on the chassis, place down the adapter, and slightly slide it as shown to secure it on the chassis.NoteThe illustration shows installing the CFF adapter on the left side (viewed from the front of the server). When the 24 x 2.5-inch expander backplane is installed, the CFF adapter can be installed only on the other side (right side viewed from the front of the server).Figure 1. Installing the internal CFF adapter
- Connect cables to the adapter. See Internal cable routing.