I/O bus architecture
For more information about slot priorities, maximums, and placement rules, see PCIe adapter
placement rules and slot priorities (http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER9/
p9eab/p9eab_mtm_pciplacement.htm) and select the system that you are working on.
See "Cables" for details.
This adapter feature requires the use of compatible SFP+10 Gbps, copper, twinaxial, active, Ethernet
cables. See Figure 52 for a view of the cable top and cable bottom. These cables are compliant with
industry standard specifications SFF-8431 Rev 4.1 and SFF-8472 Rev 10.4, and all applicable IBM
Note: These cables are EMC Class A compliant.
See Table 33 for details about the feature codes.
Figure 52. Top and bottom view of the cable
Table 33. Feature code, CCIN, and part number for varying lengths of the cable
1 m (3.28 ft)
3 m (9.84 ft)
5 m (16.4 ft)
Operating system or partition requirements
If you are installing a new feature, ensure that you have the software that is required to support the new
feature and that you determine whether any prerequisites must be met for this feature and attaching
devices. To check for operating system and partition requirements, see one of the following links:
Managing PCIe adapters