Install server hardware options
This section includes instructions for performing initial installation of optional hardware. Each component installation procedure references any tasks that need to be performed to gain access to the component being replaced.
Installation procedures are presented in the optimum sequence to minimize work.
Make sure the components you are installing are supported by your server. For a list of supported optional components for the server, see Lenovo ServerProven website.
Always download and apply the latest firmware. This will help ensure that any known issues are addressed, and that your server is ready to work with optimal performance. Go to ThinkSystem SR950 Drivers and Software to download firmware updates for your server.
It is good practice to make sure that the server is working correctly before you install an optional component.
Follow the installation procedures in this section and use appropriate tools. Incorrectly installed components can cause system failure from damaged pins, damaged connectors, loose cabling, or loose components.