Installing a CIOv expansion card

Use these instructions to install a CIOv expansion card in the blade server.

The following illustration shows the location and installation of a CIOv expansion card.

Graphic illustrating installing a high-speed expansion card

To install a CIOv expansion card, complete the following steps:

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If a CFFh expansion card is installed, remove it (see Removing a CFFh expansion card for instructions).
  3. Locate the CIOv expansion connector (see Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5).
  4. Touch the static-protective package that contains the expansion card to any unpainted metal surface on the BladeCenter unit or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component; then, remove the expansion card from the package.
  5. Orient the connector on the expansion card with the CIOv expansion connector on the system board; then, press the card into the CIOv expansion connector.
  6. Firmly press on the indicated locations to seat the expansion card.
    Note: For device-driver and configuration information to complete the installation of the expansion card, see the documentation that comes with the expansion card.
  7. Install the CFFh expansion card, if you removed one from the blade server (see Installing a CFFh expansion card for instructions).