Install a PCIe adapter in a 4U PCIe riser assembly
Use this procedure to install a PCIe adapter in a 4U PCIe riser assembly.
Before installing a PCIe adapter:
Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation Guidelines).
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.
All GPUs come with a power cable, which has to be connected to the 4U PCIe riser card.
All types of the PCIe adapter are removed and installed in a similar manner.
Some types of GPU require the total installed memory to be less than 1 TB. For specific types of GPU, see: GPU limitations.
NVIDIA V100 GPU is supported only when two 2000W power supply units are installed in the server and all processors are less than 200W.
To install a PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:
- A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- If an adapter filler is installed in the slot, remove it.
- Align the PCIe adapter with the alignment slot and the connector on the 4U PCIe riser assembly; then, insert the PCIe adapter into the connector. Make sure the PCIe adapter is fully seated into the connector.NoteIf your
PCIe adapter comes with a power cable, connect it to the 4U PCIe riser card.
- Close the retention latch to firmly secure the PCIe adapter into the 4U PCIe riser assembly.Figure 1. PCIe adapter installation
- Align the 4U PCIe riser air baffle with the guide pin; then, make sure the guide pin and the two clips on the 4U PCIe riser assembly are respectively inserted into the alignment hole and slots on the 4U PCIe riser air baffle.
- Slightly press the 4U PCIe riser air baffle until it clicks.Figure 2. PCIe adapter installation
After installing the PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:
Install the top cover (see Install the top cover).
If the server is installed in a rack, reinstall the server into the rack.
Power on the server and any peripheral devices.