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Install an internal CFF adapter

Follow the instructions in this section to install an internal CFF HBA, RAID adapter, or 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 and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

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

  • 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. Location of the internal CFF adapter
Internal CFF adapter location


  1. Align the holes on the CFF adapter with the holes on the adapter tray and put down the CFF adapter onto the tray; then, tighten the screws to secure the CFF adapter.
    Figure 2. Installation of the internal CFF adapter on its tray
    Internal CFF adapter tray installation
  2. Align the notches on the tray with the pins on the chassis; then, place the CFF adapter down and slide it to one side to secure it to the chassis.
    Figure 3. Installation of the internal CFF adapter
    Internal CFF adapter installation
  3. Close the release pin to secure the CFF adapter into position.
  4. Refer to the server configuration and connect the cables to the CFF adapter. See 3.5-inch drive cable routing or 2.5-inch drive cable routing.

After this task is completed

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

    All fan modules must be removed from the fan cage when handling the fan cage assembly.
  2. Reinstall all the fan modules (and fan filler, if necessary). See Install a fan module.

  3. Install the required A2/L4 GPU air ducts or FL PCIe adapter holders. See Install an A2/L4 GPU air duct and Install a FL PCIe adapter holder.

  4. Reinstall all the full-length GPU adapters, if necessary. See Install a FL GPU adapter.

  5. Reconnect all the cables that were removed. See Internal cable routing..

  6. Reinstall the air baffle. See Install an air baffle.

  7. Reinstall all the flash power modules, if necessary. See Install a flash power module.

  8. Reinstall the server cover. See Install a server cover.

  9. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.