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Expansion board options

NOTE: This procedure shows images of the SCSI model server, but it also applies to the SAS model server.

The server supports PCI and PCI-X expansion boards.

For instructions on installing a RILOE II board, refer to the HP Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition II User Guide on the Documentation CD.

IMPORTANT: The optional RILOE II board can be installed only in slot 3. If you plan to install a RILOE II board in the future, leave slot 3 unpopulated.

  1. Power down the server.
  2. Extend or remove the server from the rack.
  3. Remove the access panel.
  4. Open the PCI riser cage door.

    Opening the PCI riser cage door

    CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server unless all PCI slots have either an expansion slot cover or an expansion board installed.

  5. Perform one of the following:
    1. If you are installing an expansion board in slot 1 or 2, remove the expansion slot cover.

      Removing an expansion slot cover (slot 1 or 2)

    2. If you are installing an expansion board in slot 3:
  6. Unlock the PCI retaining clip.

    Unlocking the PCI retaining clip

  7. Install the expansion board.

    Installing an expansion board

  8. Lock the PCI retaining clip.
  9. Install the PCI riser cage if you installed the expansion board in slot 3.
  10. Connect any required internal or external cables to the expansion board. Refer to the documentation that ships with the expansion board for details.
  11. Close the PCI riser cage door.
  12. Install the access panel.
  13. Power up the server.