Install the interposer card

Use this information to install a interposer card option.

Before you install a interposer card, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  3. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To install the interposer card, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:

  1. If a drive backplane is installed in the compute note that is incompatible with the interposer card, remove it (see Remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane for instructions).
  2. If you are installing both the interposer card and drive backplane, first install the drive backplane in the compute node (see Install a 2.5-inch drive backplane for instructions). The drive backplane goes in the rear alignment slots on the drive cage.
    Figure 1. Drive backplane installation with backplane alignment slots
    Graphic illustrating installing drive backplane
  3. Touch the static-protective package that contains the interposer card to an unpainted metal surface on any grounded rack component; then, remove the interposer card from the package.
  4. Locate the interposer card connector on the top of drive backplane.
  5. Orient the connector on the interposer card with the connector on drive backplane.
    Figure 2. Interposer card installation
    Graphic illustrating installing the interposer card
  6. Firmly press on the foam to seat the interposer card into the connector.
    Figure 3. Pressing the foam
    Graphic illustrating installing the interposer card
  7. Remove the RAID adapter (see Remove the RAID adapter for instructions). Connect the cable to the connector on the underside of the RAID adapter.
    Figure 4. Connecting the cable to RAID adapter
    Graphic illustrating connecting the cable
  8. Reinstall the RAID adapter (see Install a RAID adapter for instructions).
  9. Route the cable in front of DIMM slots by inserting into clip mounted on side of storage cage.
    Figure 5. Routing the cable
    Graphic illustrating
After you install the interposer card, complete the following steps:
  1. For configure the RAID array, see RAID configuration for instructions.