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Installing the optional two-port Ethernet adapter

Use this information to install the optional two-port Ethernet adapter.

To install the Ethernet adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove the PCI riser-card assembly (if installed) from PCI riser connector 1 (see Removing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  5. Attach the rubber stopper on the chassis, along the edge of the system board, as shown in the following illustration.
    Figure 1. Rubber stopper
    Rubber stopper
  6. Remove the adapter filler panel on the rear of the chassis (if it has not been removed already).
    Figure 2. Filler panel removal
    Filler panel removal
  7. Install the two standoffs on the system board.
  8. Insert the bottom tabs of the metal clip into the port openings from outside the chassis.
    Figure 3. Metal clip installation
    Metal clip installation
  9. While you slightly press the top of the metal clip, rotate the metal clip toward the front of the server until the metal clip clicks into place. Make sure the metal clip is securely engaged on the chassis.
    Pressing the top of the metal clip with excessive force may cause damage to the metal clip.
  10. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new adapter to any unpainted metal surface on the server. Then, remove the adapter from the package.
  11. Align the adapter with the adapter connector on the system board; then, tilt the adapter so that the port connectors on the adapter line up with the port openings on the chassis.
    Figure 4. Adapter installation
    Adapter installation
  12. Slide the port connectors on the adapter into the port openings on the chassis; then, press the adapter firmly until the two standoffs engage the adapter. Make sure the adapter is securely seated on the connector on the system board. Make sure the port connectors on the adapter do not set on the rubber stopper. The following illustration shows the side view of the adapter in the server.
    Figure 5. Adapter installation
    Adapter installation
    Make sure the port connectors on the adapter are aligned properly with the chassis on the rear of the server. An incorrectly seated adapter might cause damage to the system board or the adapter.
    Figure 6. Port connectors
    Port connectors
  13. Reinstall the PCI riser-card assembly in PCI riser connector 1 if you have removed it previously (see Installing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  14. Replace the cover (see Installing the cover).
  15. Slide the server into the rack.
  16. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  17. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.