Installing a Hot-plug PCI Adapter - Netfinity 5600 - Type 8664

Installing a Hot-plug PCI Adapter

This section gives the procedure for installing a hot-plug PCI adapter.

If you want to remove a hot-plug adapter, reverse the steps.
If the operating system supports hot-replace PCI adapters, you can replace a failing hot-plug PCI adapter with a new adapter of the same type without turning off power to the server.
If the operating system and adapter also support the hot-add feature, you can install a new adapter without turning off the power to the server.

Note: You do not need to turn the server off to install or remove a hot-plug PCI adapter.

Before you begin:

  -Attention- Do not remove a hot-plug adapter before performing the operating-system-defined procedure for disabling the hot-plug PCI slot that contains the adapter.
Failure to do so might cause the system to lock up.
Refer to the operating system documentation.

Refer to the following illustrations of the rack model while you perform the steps in this procedure.



1 Expansion-slot cover
2 Tab
3 Adapter retention latch
4 Adapter retention flap
5 Plastic divider
6 Power light
7 Attention light
8 Adapter
9 SCSI cable extender

To install a hot-plug PCI adapter:
  1.  Remove the cover. See 'Removing the left-side cover (tower model)' or 'Removing the cover (rack model)'.
  2.  Determine which PCI adapter expansion slot you will use for the adapter.

    Note: Only PCI slots 3-5 can be used for hot-plug PCI adapters.

  3.  Disable the selected PCI slot from the operating system.
     (Refer to the documentation that comes with the operating system for information about disabling a hot-plug PCI slot.)
     Disabling the PCI slot turns off the Power light for that PCI slot.

      -Attention- Make sure the Power light -6- for the hot-plug PCI  slot is off before you continue to the next step.

  4.  Remove the expansion-slot cover -1-.

    1.  Rotate the adapter retention latch -3- counterclockwise.
    2.  Lift the tab -2- covering the top of the expansion-slot cover -1- and then remove the  expansion-slot cover from the server.
       Store it in a safe place for future use.

        -Attention- Expansion-slot covers must be  installed on all vacant slots.
       This maintains the electromagnetic emissions characteristics of the system and ensures proper cooling of system components.

  5.  Refer to the documentation that comes with the adapter for any cabling instructions.
     It might be easier for you to route any cables before you install the adapter.
  6.  Press on the touchpoint on the adapter retainer flap -4- at the end of the slot nearest the front of the server  and rotate the adapter retainer flap upward.
  7.  Remove the adapter from the static-protective package.

      -Attention- Avoid touching the components and  gold-edge connectors on the adapter.

  8.  Place the adapter, component-side up, on a flat, static-protective surface.
  9.  Install the adapter -8-.

    1.  Carefully grasp the adapter -8- by its top edge or upper corners, and align it with the expansion  slot on the system board.
    2.  Press the adapter firmly into the expansion slot.

        -Attention- When you install an adapter in the server,  be sure that it is completely and correctly seated in the system-board connector.
       Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or the adapter.

    3.  Lower the tab -2- on the adapter guide over the tab on the top corner of adapter.
       Rotate the adapter retention latch -3- clockwise until it snaps into place.

        -Attention- Power cannot be restored to the adapter slot  if the tab is not lowered into place.

    4.  Close the adapter retainer flap -4-.

  10.  Connect any needed cables to the adapter.

      -Attention- Route cables so that the flow of air from the fans is not blocked.

  11.  Enable the PCI slot from the operating system.
     (Refer to the documentation that comes with the operating system for information about enabling a hot-plug PCI slot.)
     Make sure that the Power light -6- for the hot-plug PCI slot is on.
  12.  If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to 'Completing the installation'.

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