1. Follow the general rule for connecting the SAS signal cables to the adapter and drive backplane, port
0 on the adapter to port 0 on the drive backplane; then port 1 on the adapter to port 1 on the drive
backplane (depending on the drive backplane you install in the server).
2. When you install a ServeRAID SAS/SATA adapter that has a battery, you must install the ServeRAID
battery remotely on the remote battery holder in the server (see "Installing a RAID adapter battery
remotely in the server" on page 67).
To install a ServeRAID adapter, complete the following steps:
Read the safety information that begins in "Safety" on page v and "Installation guidelines" on
Turn off the server (see "Turning off the server" on page 22) and all attached peripheral devices.
Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables from the server.
Remove the top cover (see "Removing the server top cover" on page 33).
Carefully grasp PCI riser-card assembly 2 by the blue touch points and pull it until the PCI riser-card
assembly disengages from the connector on the system board.
Pull the release pin on the rear of the PCI riser-card assembly to unlock the retention latch; then
rotate the retention latch to the open position.
Touch the static-protective package that contains the ServeRAID adapter to any unpainted surface
on the outside of the server; then, grasp the adapter by the top edge or upper corners of the
adapter and remove it from the package.
Align the ServeRAID adapter so that the keys align correctly with the connector on the PCI
Insert the ServeRAID adapter into the connector on the riser-card until it is firmly seated.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the server or the adapter.
Rotate the retention latch to the closed position, making sure the retention latch engages the
ServeRAID adapter. Then, push in the release pin to lock the retention latch in place.
Step 10. Connect the power/configuration cable to the drive backplane and the system board.
Step 11. Connect the signal cable to the drive backplane and to the adapter. Be sure to route the signal
cables as shown in the following illustration. Secure the cables with any cable clips on the system
board so that they do not get in the way or get damaged.
Step 12. Reinstall PCI riser-card assembly 2 onto the system board.
If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to "Completing the installation"
on page 73.
Installing an additional microprocessor and heat sink
The following notes describe the type of microprocessor that the server supports and other information that
you must consider when you install a microprocessor and heat sink.
Note: If your server comes with one Intel Pentium 1400 series microprocessor, the second microprocessor
socket is not used. The server supports only one Intel Pentium microprocessor. If you plan to install two
Intel Xeon microprocessors in the server, you must first remove the Intel Pentium microprocessor that
came with the server.
• A microprocessor must be replaced or serviced by a trained technician.
• Be extremely careful, the pins on the socket are fragile. Any damage to the pins may require replacing
the system board.
Lenovo System x3530 M4 Installation and Service Guide