Memory installation

CAUTION:

To avoid damage to the hard drives, memory, and other system components, the air baffle, drive blanks, and access panel must be installed when the server is powered up.

CAUTION:

DIMMs are keyed for proper alignment. Align notches in the DIMM with the corresponding notches in the DIMM slot before inserting the DIMM. Do not force the DIMM into the slot. When installed properly, not all DIMMs will face in the same direction.

CAUTION:

Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic components. Be sure you are properly grounded before beginning this procedure.

CAUTION:

Failure to properly handle DIMMs can cause damage to DIMM components and the system board connector.

Before installing memory on the server:

  • Verify that the memory is supported on the server. For more information, see the product QuickSpecs on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

  • Review the "DIMM handling guidelines."

  • Review the "General DIMM and NVDIMM-N population guidelines."

  • If installing NVDIMM-Ns:

    • Verify that only lntel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors are installed on the server.

    • Verify that the HPE Smart Storage Battery is installed on the server.

    • Verify that one regular RDIMM is installed on the server. The system cannot have only NVDIMM-Ns installed.

    • Update the system ROM to the supported single point system ROM release. For more information, see the Hewlett Packard Enterprise website.

    • Review additional server requirements in the HPE 8GB NVDIMM User Guide on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library

  • When installing DIMMs in the server, use the procedure according to the DIMM types being installed:

    • Installing a DIMM.

    • Installing an NVDIMM.