The Enterprise 5500 server is similar to the Enterprise 6500 system but features a shorter, 8-slot, card cage. See Figure B-2.
For slot numbers in the 8-slot card cage, see Figure B-3.
Functionally, the 16-slot and 8-slot cabinet servers are the same, with the only difference being the board capacity and amount of internal space available below the card cage. All boards are interchangeable between the two versions.
All empty slots must be blocked by filler panels for proper airflow, cooling, and EMI protection.
The load board that is required for the 16-slot Enterprise 6500 server is not required for the Enterprise 5500.