Installing a front 8NVMe SSD Express Bay drive cage

Observe the following:
  • The drive cage can be installed in any box. This procedure covers installing the drive cage in box 1.
  • When installing in box 1, the NVMe riser must be installed in the tertiary PCIe slot.
  • When installing in box 2, the NVMe riser must be installed in the secondary PCIe slot.
  • When installing in box 3, the NVMe riser must be installed in the primary PCIe slot.
An associated NVMe riser and high-performance fans are required when installing this option.
  1. Observe the following alerts.
    WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the drives and the internal system components to cool before touching them.
    CAUTION: To prevent damage to electrical components, properly ground the server before beginning any installation procedure. Improper grounding can cause ESD.
  2. Power down the server.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Remove the access panel.
  5. Remove the air baffle.
  6. Remove the fan cage.
  7. Remove the blank.
    Removing the second bay blank
  8. Install the drive cage:
    1. Remove all drives and drive blanks.
    2. Install the drive cage.
      Installing the HP Express Bay drive cage in second bay
  9. Install the associated NVMe riser.
  10. Connect the power cable to the drive backplane power connector.
  11. Connect the data cables from the drive backplane to the NVMe riser.
  12. Install drives or drive blanks.

The installation is complete.