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Install a PCIe adapter in slot 1 to 4

PCIe adapters in slot 1 to 4 are in an I/O tray riser that is accessed from the rear of the server. With the riser removed from the I/O tray, open the retention latch and insert the adapter in the riser; then, close the retention latch.

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.

Before you install an adapter in slot 1 to 4, make sure that there is no filler installed in the slot where you are installing the adapter.

You must remove the riser from the I/O tray before installing an adapter. If you are installing a network adapter (with an RJ45 connector), make sure that there is sufficient clearance to disconnect the Ethernet cable from the adapter after it is installed.

Complete the following steps to install an adapter in slot 1 to 4.

Figure 1. Adapter installation (slot 1 to 4)
Slot 1 to 4 adapter installation

  1. Open the retention latch.
  2. Align the adapter with the riser slot and insert it; then, press the adapter into the riser until the connector is fully seated.
  3. Close and lock the retention latch.

If you have no other operations to perform on the riser after installing an adapter in slot 1 to 4:

  1. If any of the adapters in the riser have internal cables, make sure that they are connected before installing the riser in the I/O tray.

  2. Install the riser in the I/O tray. See Install the riser for slot 1 to 4 (riser 1).

  3. Install the I/O tray in the chassis and connect all cables. See Install the I/O tray.

Demo video

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