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Install a FL PCIe adapter holder

Follow the instructions in this section to install a FL PCIe adapter holder.

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.

  • When there is only one FL GPU installed between PCIe slots 1 and 4 or between slots 5 and 8, one or two FL GPU fillers are required to be installed on the air baffle on the same side of the FL GPU for proper cooling and airflow.

  • One or two FL PCIe adapter holders are required to have been installed corresponding to the PCIe slot(s) for the FL GPU adapter(s) to be installed.

See GPU installation rules for detailed information about the technical rules for GPU installation.


  1. Align the FL PCIe adapter holder with the studs on the fan cage at the same side as the installed FL GPU adapter(s).
    The studs on the fan cage are positioned differently to align the corresponding FL PCIe adapter holders.
  2. Insert the holder onto the fan cage until it snaps into position.
    Figure 1. Installation of a FL PCIe adapter holder
    PCIe adapter holder installation

After this task is completed

  1. If the fan cage and fans are not installed in the chassis, reinstall them. See Install the fan cage assembly and Install a fan module.

  2. Install the FL GPU adapter(s). See Install a FL GPU adapter.

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

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

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

  6. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.