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Install the internal CFF adapter

Use this information to install the internal CFF RAID adapter, internal CFF HBA adapter, or internal CFF RAID expander adapter.

About this task

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.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

Location of the internal CFF adapter.

Figure 1. Internal CFF adapter location
Internal CFF adapter location


  1. Align the holes on the CFF adapter with those on its tray, put down the CFF adapter on its tray, and tighten the screws to secure them.
    Figure 2. Internal CFF adapter tray installation
    Internal CFF adapter tray installation
  2. Align the notches on the tray with the pins on the chassis, place down the CFF adapter, and slightly slide it as shown to secure it on the chassis.
    Figure 3. Internal CFF adapter installation
    Internal CFF adapter installation
  3. Close the release pin to secure the CFF adapter into position.
  4. Connect the cables to the CFF adapter. See Internal CFF RAID adapter cable routing.

After you finish

  1. Connect the cables to the backplane. See 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane cable routing or 2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane cable routing.

  2. Reinstall the fan cage. See Install the fan cage assembly.

  3. Reinstall all the fans. See Install a hot-swap fan.

  4. Reinstall all the full-length GPU adapters. See Install a full-length GPU adapter.

  5. Reinstall the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  6. Reinstall all the flash power modules. See Install a flash power module.

  7. Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.

  8. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube