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Hot-swap-drive backplane

Use the section to understand the cable routing for hot-swap-drive backplanes.

Before you route cables for backplanes, observe the following guidelines when select a PCIe slot:
  • The NVMe adapter can be installed only in PCIe slot 2.

  • PCIe slot selection priority when installing a 8i adapter or 16i adapter:
    Number of installed processorsPCIe slot selection priority
    One processor1, 2, 3, 6
    Two processors1, 2, 3, 6, 5, 4