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Install the 4U PCIe expansion tray

Follow instructions in this section to install the 4U PCIe expansion tray.

About this task

  • Go over Installation Guidelines 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. Make sure both 4U PCIe riser power cable modules are installed to the expansion tray. If not, install both of them (see Install the 4U PCIe riser power cable assembly).
  2. Aligned the nailheads with the slots on both sides of the server, and lower the tray into the server.
    Figure 1. Installing the 4U PCIe expansion tray

  3. Connect both 4U PCIe riser power cables to the power backplane.
    Figure 2. Connecting 4U PCIe riser power cables

    Table 1. 4U PCIe riser power cables
    1 230 mm (shorter)PCIe riser cage 2upper power connector
    2 320 mm (longer)PCIe riser cage 1lower power connector

After this task is completed

  • If applicable, connect M.2 or 7mm drive cables to the system board.

    Figure 3. 7mm drive cage cable routing

    Figure 4. M.2 cable routing

    1 7mm drive signal connector1 M.2 drive signal connector
    2 7mm drive power connector2 M.2 backplane power connector
  • If applicable, connect all the flash power module cables.

    Figure 5. Connecting flash power module cables

  • Proceed to complete the parts replacement (see Complete the parts replacement).