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Second VGA Card for ProLiant 6500 & 6400R

Abdulmajeed
Occasional Visitor

Second VGA Card for ProLiant 6500 & 6400R

I have two servers, ProLiant 65000 and ProLiant 6400R. I would like to install a VGA card and disable the built in VGA interface.
I have tried to plug the card on the Hot-Plug PCI, the system does not recognize the card. In the back the light is Orange color, while it should be green if it is OK.

What Shall I do?
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ernst limbrunner
Trusted Contributor

Re: Second VGA Card for ProLiant 6500 & 6400R

hi

the video card in the 6400 must be either in slot 6 or 7.
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the video card in the 6500 must in one of the two slots next to the memory board.
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reason: video card works only on the primary pci bus (bios restriction).
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use the system configuration switch to disable the embedded video controller.

best regards from germany
ernesto

ps: a riloe board has the same restrictions as a video card. you cannot add a pci grafics card when a riloe is installed.