• If you are installing an Ethernet card, continue to install the Ethernet card driver. This step is not required
if the operating system was installed using the Lenovo ThinkServer Deployment Manager program. To
install the Ethernet card driver manually, visit the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/drivers and
follow the instructions on the screen.
• If you are installing a RAID card, do the following:
1. Configure RAID for your server. See "Configuring RAID" on page 58.
2. Check the version of the new RAID card firmware by pressing Ctrl+H when starting the Setup
3. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers and follow the instructions on the Web page to download the
latest version of firmware. Then, install the firmware to your server.
Removing a PCIe card
Attention: Do not open your server or attempt any repair before reading and understanding "Safety information"
on page iii and "Guidelines" on page 63.
Before you begin, print all the related instructions or ensure that you can view the PDF version on another
computer for reference.
• Use any documentation that comes with the PCIe card and follow those instructions in addition to
the instructions in this topic.
• Depending on the specific type, the PCIe card might look different from the illustrations in this topic.
To remove a PCIe card, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the server. Then, disconnect all
power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the server.
2. If the server is installed in a rack cabinet, remove the server from the rack cabinet and place it on a flat,
clean, and static-protective surface. See the Rack Installation Instructions that comes with the server. If
the server is in tower form factor, lay the server on its side for easier operation.
3. Remove the server cover. See "Removing the server cover" on page 66.
4. Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the cooling shroud" on page 69.
5. Locate the PCIe card.
6. Depending on the type of the PCIe card, you might also need to disconnect all cables from the PCIe
card, the system board, or the backplane.
7. Pivot the latch for the PCIe card slot that secures the PCIe card to the open position.