Installing a ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller

Use this information to install a ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller.

Note: For brevity, in this documentation the ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller is often referred to as the SAS/SATA adapter or the ServeRAID adapter.

The ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller can be installed in the dedicated connector on the system board or PCI riser-card slots (see System-board internal connectors for the location of the connectors). To install a SAS/SATA adapter, complete the following steps:

Depending on the server model, the server comes with a ServeRAID H1110, a ServeRAID M1115, a ServeRAID M5110, or a ServeRAID 5210 SAS/SATA adapter installed.
Note: Remove the PCI bracket that come with ServeRAID H1110, ServeRAID M1115, ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA, or a ServeRAID 5210 adapter before installing a SAS/SATA adapter in the dedicated connector on the system board.
Attention:
  • You can not install ServeRAID H1110 when microprocessor Intel Xeon E5-2637 (FRU part number 49Y8124) is installed.
  • You can not install ServeRAID M1115 or 6Gb performance optimized HBA when Quadro 2000 is installed.

You can replace the ServeRAID controller with another supported ServeRAID controller. For a list of supported ServeRAID controllers, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove PCI riser-card assembly 1 if necessary (see Removing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  5. If you are installing a new or replacement SAS/SATA adapter, touch the static-protective package that contains the new SAS/SATA adapter to any unpainted metal surface on the server. Then, remove the new SAS/SATA adapter from the package.
  6. Align the SAS/SATA adapter so that the keys align correctly with the connector on the system board.
  7. Insert the SAS/SATA adapter in the dedicated connector on the system board or PCI riser-card slots.
    Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the server or the adapter.
    1. Insert the SAS/SATA adapter into the RAID connector on the system board until it is firmly seated. The retention brackets secure the SAS/SATA adapter in place when the adapter is firmly seated into the connector.
      Note: Remove the PCI bracket that come with ServeRAID H1110, ServeRAID M1115, or ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA adapter before installing a SAS/SATA adapter in the dedicated connector on the system board.
      Figure 1. ServeRAID adapter installation
      ServeRAID adapter installation
    2. Insert the SAS/SATA adapter into the PCI riser cards (see Replacing an adapter).
      Figure 2. Adapter installation
      Adapter installation
  8. Route the backplane signal cables (see Cabling backplane).
    Figure 3. ServeRAID adapter cable routing
    ServeRAID adapter cable routing
  9. Connect the signal cables to the SAS/SATA adapter:
    1. ServeRAID H1110 adapter: Take the signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 0 through 3 and connect it to the SAS/SATA connector on the ServeRAID adapter.
      Figure 4. ServeRAID H1110 adapter cable routing
      ServeRAID H1110 adapter cable routing
    2. ServeRAID M1115 adapter: Take the signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 4 through 7 and connect it to the ServeRAID adapter connector for drive bays 4 through 7 (port 1). Connect the other signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 0 through 3 and connect it to the other connector (port 0) on the adapter.
      Figure 5. ServeRAID M1115 adapter cable routing
      ServeRAID M1115 adapter cable routing
    3. ServeRAID M5110 adapter: Take the signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 4 through 7 and connect it to the ServeRAID adapter connector for drive bays 4 through 7 (port 1). Connect the other signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 0 through 3 and connect it to the other connector (port 0) on the adapter.
      Figure 6. ServeRAID M5110 adapter cable routing
      ServeRAID M5110 adapter cable routing
Note: When you restart the server, you are prompted to import the existing RAID configuration to the new ServeRAID adapter.

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.