Install the PCIe adapter

Use this information to install the PCIe adapter.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
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Before you install the PCIe 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 the PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:

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

Remove the filler on the rear side of the riser assembly. Remove the screws of the adapter retainer and remove the adapter.

  1. Align the adapter with the slot on the riser card; then, carefully press the adapter straight into the slot until it is securely seated.
  2. Install the screw of the adapter.
  3. Install the screws of the adapter retainer.
    Figure 1. PCIe adapter installation
    PCIe adapter installation
    Table 1. PCIe adapter installation
    1 Adapter retainer
After you install the PCIe 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.