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Rear PCIe adapter and riser assembly replacement

Follow instructions in this section to remove and install a rear riser assembly and PCIe adapter. The PCIe adapter can be an Ethernet card, a host bus adapter, a RAID adapter, an add-in PCIe SSD adapter, or any other supported PCIe adapters. PCIe adapters vary by type, but the installation and removal procedures are the same.

Riser cages vary by server configurations.
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Table 1. Riser cages
Server configurationRiser 1 cageRiser 2 cageRiser 3 cage or 4LP riser 3/4 cageRiser 5 cage
Configuration with 8 PCIe slots
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 3-slot riser cage



Riser 3 cage

  • Gen 4



  • Gen 5



N/A
Configuration with 10 PCIe slots
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 4LP riser 3/4 cage



LP: low profile
N/A
Configuration with 12 PCIe slots
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 4LP riser 3/4 cage



LP: low profile
  • Riser 5 cage



Configuration with a 4 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 3-slot riser cage



N/AN/A
Configuration with an 8 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 1-slot riser cage



N/AN/A
Configuration with a 2 x 3.5-inch rear drive cage
  • 3-slot riser cage



  • 1-slot riser cage



N/AN/A
Configuration with a 4 x 3.5-inch rear drive cage
  • 1-slot riser cage



  • 1-slot riser cage



N/AN/A