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Installation and User Guide

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  • Page 1 ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Installation and User Guide...
  • Page 2 First Edition (May 2020) © Copyright Lenovo 2020. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant to a General Services Administration (GSA) contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Overview ........................... 4 Operating System Support ..........................4 Sideband Backplane Management ........................5 Expander Card Characteristics .......................... 5 Chapter 2: Expander Card Installation Instructions ................ 6 Chapter 3: Safety Characteristics ..................... 8...
  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Overview

    Chapter 1: Overview The ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal expander card, referred to as the expander card, is based on the 12Gb/s SAS, SAS35x48 expander in a custom card form factor. The expander card provides the following features:  High performance for high port count drives in servers with optional external connectivity expansion.
  • Page 5: Sideband Backplane Management

    LED1 POWER RAID/HBA Figure 1 Card Layout for the Thinksystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Card The following table describes the headers and connectors on the expander card. Table 2 Headers and Connectors Connector Type Description RAID/HBA Card connector One x8 SFF-8654 Slimline internal connector.
  • Page 6: Chapter 2: Expander Card Installation Instructions

    1. Unpack the expander card and inspect the expander card for damage. Unpack the expander card in a static-free environment. Remove the expander card from the antistatic bag, and carefully inspect the expander card for damage. If you notice any damage, contact Lenovo or your reseller support representative.
  • Page 7 11. Reconnect any external cables and turn on the power to the system. The hardware installation of your expander card is complete. © Copyright Lenovo 2020 ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Adapter Installation and User Guide...
  • Page 8: Chapter 3: Safety Characteristics

    UL flammability rating. For the boards installed in a PCIe bus slot, all voltages are lower than the SELV 42.4 V limit. © Copyright Lenovo 2020 ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Adapter Installation and User Guide...
  • Page 9 Trademarks LENOVO, LENOVO logo, and THINKSYSTEM are trademarks of Lenovo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2020 Lenovo. © Copyright Lenovo 2020 ThinkSystem 36i 12Gb Internal Expander Adapter Installation and User Guide...