Install the HBA Card
This is an internal component that is accessible from the rear of the
server by removing the SMOD. The host bus adapter (HBA) card is installed in
an internal PCIe slot mounted on the SMOD motherboard. Perform this
procedure to install the HBA card.
Before You Begin
Position the HBA card with the component side facing upward and the
edge connector pointed away from you.
With the SMOD positioned upside down and the back (connector) side
facing you, orient the HBA card in the opening on the right.
Ensure that the two backplane cables are routed under the support
bracket on the bottom of the SMOD.
Connect the cables to the connectors on the HBA card.
Lower the card and align its edge connector with the PCIe slot on the
To install the HBA card, push it into the slot.
To lock the card, rotate the green locking lever upward.
Rotate the lever inward so it tucks inside the SMOD frame and does not
Install the storage drives. See Install a Storage Drive.
Clear any related component faults. For more information see Clear Hardware Fault Messages.