Please read the
Upgrade Previous Devices First:
VSL 2.x or earlier that you wish to use with ioMemory 3.x, you must upgrade the firmware on the
previously installed devices before installing new devices in the system. See the ioMemory VSL Release Notes
for full Upgrade Notes.
Be sure to retain your proof of purchase. It might be required for warranty service
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Be sure that you are properly grounded
before beginning any hardware installation procedure.
Locate the serial number label(s) on your device and record the number(s) for future reference.
The serial number label(s) will have a number and a barcode.
Once the ioMemory VSL is installed, the device's serial number(s) will be visible in the
ioMemory VSL utility.
Optional Half-height Bracket: If your product includes a half-height bracket (included with single IBM High
IOPS Adapter products), and you are installing the device in a low-profile system, replace the full-height
bracket before installing the device. Please refer to the
Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cable.
Remove the computer's access panel. Locate an available PCIe slot compatible with the device. See
for PCIe slot requirements.
Consult your computer's documentation for details on removing the panel and identifying PCIe slots.
Remove the cover slot (if applicable).
Power Cable: If your device includes a power cable (included with Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo
Adapters), you should install it now. See
IBM High IOPS Adapter Hardware Installation Guide for ioMemory VSL 3.1.1
Installing the IBM High IOPS Adapter
if you have not done so.
If you have IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters configured for ioMemory
Half-Height Bracket Installation
Power Cables for Second Generation IBM High IOPS Duo Adapters
section for details.