Install a M.2 data adapter

Use this information to install a M.2 data adapter.

Before you install a M.2 data adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

To install a M.2 data adapter, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
  1. Align the M.2 data adapter with the slot on the riser card; then, carefully press the M.2 data adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated.
  2. Install the screw.
    • M.2 riser assembly

      Figure 1. M.2 data adapter installation
      M.2 data adapter installation
    • PCIe and M.2 riser assembly

      Figure 2. M.2 data adapter installation
      M.2 data adapter installation
  3. Insert the bezels to the riser assembly on the both sides and install the six screws as shown.
    Note: The color and the size of the screws on each side are different, make sure to install the short ones one the left and long ones on the right.
    Figure 3. M.2 data adapter installation
    M.2 data adapter installation
After you install a M.2 data adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the PCIe riser assembly (see Install the PCIe riser assembly for instructions).

  2. Install the node if needed (see Install a compute node).

  3. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.