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What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

 
AhamedK
Occasional Advisor

What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

In order to add more PCI slots to my server I was told to order part # 410570-B21, but What I received is just a card part #408788-001
see the picture here http://quickfiles.net/img/408788-001.JPG

I need to know if I can fix this to the server or I also need a cage similar to this http://www.cmserversdirect.com/popup_image.php?pID=14847

Or the cage is already coming with the server?
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Which server do you have?
AhamedK
Occasional Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Hello,

My server is "459800-421 HP PROLIANT DL385 G5 2347HE 1.9GHZ QUAD CORE ENTRY"
Graeme Bray
Regular Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

The riser cage will be with the server. You need to remove the card (it takes a star bit) to remove 3 screws then you slide the new one where you take the old one out.

It's pretty simple and takes about 5 minutes.
AhamedK
Occasional Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Hi Graeme Bray,

I don't have a cage, I got only a card http://quickfiles.net/img/408788-001.JPG My question is should I buy a cage or the cage comes with the server?
Graeme Bray
Regular Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

The server will come with a PCIe card installed in the riser cage. You will take the cover off of the server and remove the two hand screws to lift the cage out of the server then you swap the card and re-install in the server.
Jorge Pons
Trusted Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Hi

Usually a riser is for change PCI slots PCI-e for PCI-Express, etc..
not add slots, only change type.

you open your server, and change new riser for the installed riser

Regards, Jorge
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Look at the quick spec:

HP ProLiant DL385 Generation 5
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13012_div/13012_div.HTML

The server has 5 PCI-E slots as standard (2 on system board and 3 on riser installed in cage).
Products numbers 410570-B21 and 408788-001 indicate the same part - mixed riser (PCI-E/PCI-X). Installing this riser requires removing standard 3-slot PCI-E riser. After installing you will have still 5 slots, but two of them will be PCI-X.

Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Depending on the server, the riser cage could be PCI-X/PCIe or all PCIe. Custom built from HP, come as you order. If you bought off the shelf from a vendor you might need to order the other riser cage.
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

The model 459800-421 is off the shelf server, so it has standard 5 PCI-E slots.
AhamedK
Occasional Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Thanks for all your posts.

Still I did not get answer to my question, my question is I have one of this board http://quickfiles.net/img/408788-001.JPG , it is just a board. I need to know if I need to buy a cage to put this board or this board alone can be fixed to the server?
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

>> I need to know if I need to buy a cage to put this board

No, you don't need to buy a cage. You can't install second cage in DL385G5.

>> this board alone can be fixed to the server?

If you want to install this riser board to the server, you need first to remove a standard riser board.
AhamedK
Occasional Advisor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Then please explain me how and where should I fix this board http://quickfiles.net/img/408788-001.JPG in my server.
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: What is PCI riser cage - 408788-001

Instruction is on page 60 in doc:

HP ProLiant DL385 Generation 5 Server Maintenance and Service Guide
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01302275/c01302275.pdf