4. Press the bracket tab 3 and slide the bracket toward the
5. Return to "Installing a PCI adapter" or "Installing a PCI riser-card assembly" on
Installing a PCI adapter
The following illustration shows the PCI adapter expansion slots from the rear of the
The following notes describe the types of adapters that the server supports and
other information that you must consider when you install an adapter:
v Locate the documentation that comes with the adapter and follow those
v To ensure that a ServeRAID-10i, ServeRAID-10is, or ServeRAID-10M adapter
v Some high performance video adapters are supported by your server. See
v The following notes describe important information about the NVIDIA video
v A PCI Express Gen 2 x16 riser card can support only one adapter.
v A PCI Express Gen 2 x8 riser card and a PCI-X riser card can each support two
v The expansion slots in the PCI riser cards accommodate the various form factors
System x3650 M3 Types 4255, 7945, and 7949: Installation and User's Guide
expansion-slot-opening end of the assembly until the bracket clicks into place.
page 46, as applicable.
instruction in addition to the instructions in this section. If you have to change
switch settings or jumper settings on the adapter, follow the instructions that
come with the adapter.
works correctly in your UEFI-based server, make sure that the adapter firmware
is at the latest level.
Important: Some cluster solutions require specific code levels or coordinated
code updates. If the device is part of a cluster solution, verify that the latest level
of code is supported for the cluster solution before you update the code.
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for more
adapter that comes preinstalled in some server models:
– Do not set the maximum digital video resolution above 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz
for an LCD monitor. This is the highest resolution that is supported for an
optional video adapter in the server.
– Any high-definition video-out connector or stereo connector on an optional
video adapter is not supported.
of the non-hot-plug adapters as follows:
– Expansion slot 1: Full-height, full-length
– Expansion slot 2: Low-profile with standard bracket
– Expansion slot 3: Full-height, full-length
– Expansion slot 4: Full-height, half-length
Note: If you are installing x3650 M3 PCI Express Gen 2 x8 riser card (part
number 59Y3818), you cannot install any adaptor in slot 1.