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Install a network adapter

Follow instructions in this section to install a network adapter to the front I/O expansion board or the front I/O expansion board module.

About this task

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

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Align the network adapter to the PCIe slot on the front I/O expansion board; then, press the network adapter into the slot until it is fully seated.
  2. Fasten the screw that secures the network adapter to the chassis.
    Figure 1. Installing a network adapter
    Installing a network adapter
After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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