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DL585 & PCI-X blanks

 
rossb2
Frequent Advisor

DL585 & PCI-X blanks

I want to take the PCI-X HBA cards out of 4 different DL585 servers. I am told that I need to put in a PCI-X blank to ensure correct airflow.

Is there anywhere I can purchase these blanks?

Do I need to install a blank to ensure correct airflow?
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Mark Matthews
Respected Contributor

Re: DL585 & PCI-X blanks

I assume you just mean the metal PCI slot blanks that sit vertically at 90 degrees to each slot at the back of the server, yes?

You dont need to put anything in the actual slots as blanks...

Any will do, even from an old PC


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rossb2
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL585 & PCI-X blanks

yes, I mean the metal PCI slot blanks that sit vertically at 90 degrees to each slot at the back of the server.

Do I need one in place to ensure correct airflow?

Where can I buy some?
Mark Matthews
Respected Contributor

Re: DL585 & PCI-X blanks

Not mega important, but yes, you will get slightly better airflow with them in.

Theres a Misc Hardware Kit available for this server that has part number 385642-001 but I'm unsure whats actually in it.

I work for a company that gets its kit from dealers that only sell to the trade so Im unsure where you'd get this from.

May be worth 'a google' on that part number...

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rossb2
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL585 & PCI-X blanks

Thanks mark, useful to know if you cant get any PCI blanks.

There are quote a few google matches on "pci filler".

The HP part is 340-3256 PCI FILLER PANEL .
rossb2
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL585 & PCI-X blanks

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