Removing the WS460c Graphics Expansion Blade PCIe card cage
To install another graphics card, you must remove the PCI3 card cage from the WS460c Graphics Expansion Blade. To perform this task:
- Remove the access panel. For more information, see “Removing the WS460c Graphics Expansion Blade access panel“.
- Disconnect the four PCIe/SAS cables from the PCIe riser board, noting the location for reinstallation.
- If you are removing the graphics card from the PCIe card cage, disconnect the power cables from the graphics board.
- Remove the two Torx-15 screws that secure the front of the PCIe card cage (1).
- Carefully pull up on the front and right sides of the PCIe card cage to disengage it from the anchoring pins on the expansion blade enclosure, and then lift the PCIe card cage out of the expansion blade enclosure (2).
When replacing the PCIe card cage, reverse the removal procedures.
- To replace the cage, position the cage over the expansion blade enclosure, align the slots on the right and left sides of the card cage with the anchoring pins, and then push down until the card cage is firmly seated.
- The PCIe/SAS connectors on the riser board are labeled 1 through 4. Each mezzanine connector board has two connectors labeled J3 and J4. The PCIe/SAS cables connect the mezzanine connector boards to the riser board in the following order:
- Connect the first long PCIe/SAS cable (J3) to the first riser connector.
- Connect the second long PCIe/SAS cable (J4) to the second riser connector.
- Connect the first short PCIe/SAS cable (J3) to the third riser connector.
- Connect the second short PCIe/SAS cable (J4) to the fourth riser connector.