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scott_417
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Riser card

I have questions regarding to Riser card:

1) What is the Riser card used for?

2) What is the difference between the PCI-Express Riser and the ProLiant hot plug PCI Riser for DL380G4?


Thanks.
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Steven Clementi
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Re: Riser card

Scott:

If your familiar with the dl380, the riser card is what allows you to plug in additional option cards like extra NIC's or Fibre Channel HBA's. It extends the PCI bus upwards from the system board so that you can plug in 3 extra cards.

The difference in the 2 cards is that one allows only standard PCI-X cards to be plugged into it and the other allows PCI Express type cards to be plugged into it.

Other than that, they are effectly the same... fit into the server the same way, ar utilized similarly, etc.

Steven
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