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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.
  • 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.
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 from the chassis first.
  2. Install the management NIC adapter.
    1. Slide the management NIC adapter into the slot until it clicks into place.
    2. Tighten the screw to secure the management NIC adapter.
      Figure 1. Management NIC adapter installation
      Management NIC adapter installation
  3. Connect the cable to the Management NIC adapter.

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the PCIe riser. See Install a PCIe riser.
  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.
  3. Access the Lenovo XClarity Controller; then, select Network in BMC Configuration and enable Ethernet Port 2.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube