Install the M.2 backplane
The M.2 backplane is in the I/O tray that is accessed from the rear of the server. After removing the I/O tray and one of the risers to gain access to the M.2 backplane, install the M.2 drives in the backplane; then, insert the backplane in the I/O tray and press it in place.
Before you install the M.2 backplane, install the M.2 drives. See Install an M.2 drive.
Complete the following steps to install the M.2 backplane.
- Align the openings in the plastic supports at each end of the M.2 backplane with the guide pins on the system board; then, insert the backplane in the system-board connector.
- Press down on the M.2 backplane to fully seat it.
Install the I/O tray and connect all cables. See Install the I/O tray.
- See the documentation that comes with the M.2 backplane for device-driver and configuration information to complete the installation.