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Install a PCIe adapter in slot 5 to 8

PCIe adapters in slot 5 to 8 are in the I/O tray that is accessed from the rear of the server. With the I/O tray removed from the chassis, insert the adapter in the I/O tray.

You should not install a RAID or Host Bus Adapter card in slot 7.
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 a PCIe adapter in slot 5 to 8, 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.

Complete the following steps to install an adapter for slot 5 to 8.

Figure 1. Adapter installation (slot 5 to 8)
Adapter slot 5 to 8 installation

Align the adapter with the I/O tray slot and insert it; then, press the adapter into the I/O tray until the connector is fully seated.

If you have no other operations to perform on the I/O tray after installing an adapter in slot 5 to 8:

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

  2. Install the riser or riser filler for slot 1 to 4 (left riser). 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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