Replacing an optional ServeRAID Controller

Use this information to Replace an optional ServeRAID Controller.

You can purchase an optional ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller that provides additional RAID feature support. For configuration information, see the ServeRAID documentation at the Support login website.

Attention: Some cluster solutions require specific code levels or coordinated code updates. If the device is part of a cluster solution, verify that the latest level of code is supported for the cluster solution before you update the code.
  • You must install a ServeRAID adapter on PCI riser-card assembly 2.
  • When you install a ServeRAID adapter that has a RAID adapter battery in the server, you must install the battery remotely in the remote battery tray (see Installing a RAID adapter battery remotely in the server).
  • The RAID link function is only available for system boards that support Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 V2 series. The supported PCI slot for the RAID link function is slot 3. However, please note that when installing RAID controller M5120, it can only be installed in slot 1 and 2.

To install a ServeRAID adapter, complete the following steps:

Note: If possible, back up or record your RAID configuration information before replacing the adapter. See the documentation for your RAID adapter for information and instructions. Documentation for ServeRAID adapters can be downloaded from the Lenovo Support Portal.
  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new ServeRAID adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, grasp the adapter by the top edge or upper corners of the adapter and remove it from the package.
  3. Align the ServeRAID adapter so that the keys align correctly with the connector on the PCI riser-card assembly.
  4. Insert the ServeRAID adapter into the connector on the riser-card until it is firmly seated.
    Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the server or the adapter.
    Figure 1. ServeRAID adapter installation
    ServeRAID adapter installation
  5. Rotate the retention latch to the closed position, making sure the retention latch engages the ServeRAID adapter. Then, push in the release pin to lock the retention latch in place.
  6. Reconnect cables to the adapter. Be sure to route the signal cables as shown in the following illustration. Secure the cables with any cable clips on the system board so that they do not get in the way or get damaged.
  7. Reinstall the PCI riser-card assembly (see Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  8. Replace the cover (see Replacing the server top cover).
  9. Reconnect the power cord and any cables that you removed.
  10. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.
  11. Import your RAID configuration to the replacement ServeRAID adapter as a foreign configuration. See the ServeRAID-M Software User Guide for instructions.