The SmartNIC is not hot-pluggable.
About this task
Power off the server, and remove the server cover.
CAUTION:Refer to the server documentation for correct procedure and for safety instructions.
Remove the SmartNIC from the ESD bag.
CAUTION:Observe the ESD precautions detailed in ESD Precautions when handling or placing the SmartNIC on a surface.
- Insert the SmartNIC in a vacant PCI Express ×16 connector, ensuring that it sits securely within the PCI Express connector.
- If the PCIe slot does not support 75 W, connect the optional auxiliary power connector to an additional power supply outlet (see Optional Auxiliary Power Connector).
- Secure the SmartNIC at the rear end of the server by fastening it at the top of the I/O bracket using the retention mechanism provided in the server, if applicable.
Depending on the SmartNIC configuration, plug in the appropriate pluggable
- NT100A01-NEBS to run at 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s: Plug in the desired SFP28 or SFP+ modules.
- NT100A01-NEBS to run at 4 × 10/1 Gbit/s: Plug in the desired SFP+ or SFP modules.
See Plug In a Pluggable Module for more detailed instructions.
- Connect a network device via a fiber optic cable to the SmartNIC.
- Replace the server cover, and power on.
- Install the driver for the SmartNIC.
- If the default image in the SmartNIC (the image in bank 0) is not the desired image, you must use the --switch command of the imgctrl tool to switch the SmartNIC to image bank 1, if this contains the desired image (see DN-0487).
The SmartNIC is now ready to operate.