Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Expansion card installation guidelines

Your system supports PCIe Express Generation 3 cards. The following table provides riser configurations for R330 systems:

Table 1. Expansion card slots available on the expansion card riserThe PCIe slot 1 on the expansion card riser is mapped to the processor. This slot supports half height, half length x4 expansion cards. This is an x8 slot. The PCIe slot 2 on the expansion card riser is mapped to processor. This slot supports full height, half length x8 expansion cards. This is an x16 slot.
PCIe slot on the expansion card riser Height Length Link width Slot width
LP SLOT 1 Half Height Half Length x4 x8
FH SLOT 2 Full Height Half Length x8 x16
Table 2. Expansion card slots available on the system boardThe PCIE_G3_X4 slot on the system board is mapped to the processor. This slot supports half height, half length x4 expansion cards. This is an x8 slot.
PCIe slot on the system board Height Length Link width Slot width
PCIE_G3_X4 Half Height Half Length x4 x8

NOTE: The expansion cards are not hot-swappable.

The following table provides a guide for installing expansion cards to ensure proper cooling and mechanical fit. The expansion cards with the highest priority must be installed first using the slot priority indicated. All other expansion cards must be installed in card priority and slot priority order.

Table 3. Expansion card installation order1. Card priority 1 is assigned to PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730, PERC H330, PERC H830 (full height) and PERC H830 (low profile). The slot priority for PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730 and H330 is the Internal PERC card slot and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for the full height PERC H830 is 2 and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for the low profile PERC H830 is 1 and supports a maximum of 1 card. 2. Card priority 2 is assigned to 10 GB NICs. The slot priority for the Intel and Broadcom Dual Port 10 GB NIC is 2 and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for the Intel and Broadcom Dual Port Low Profile 10 GB NIC is 1 and supports a maximum of 1 card. 3. Card priority 3 is assigned to FC8 HBA. The slot priority for Qlogic QLE2562, Qlogic QLE2560, Emulex LPE12002, Emulex LPE12000, Emulex LPE15000, and Emulex LPE15002 is 2 and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for Qlogic QLE2562, Qlogic QLE2560, Emulex LPE12002, Emulex LPE12000, Emulex LPE15000, and Emulex LPE15002 Low Profile is 1 and supports a maximum of 1 card. 4. Card priority 4 is assigned to1 Gb NICs. The slot priority for Intel and Broadcom Dual and Quad Port 1 GB NICs is 2 and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for Intel and Broadcom Dual and Quad Port Low Profile 1 GB NICs is 1 and supports a maximum of 1 card. 5. Card priority 5 is assigned toNon-RAID cards. The slot priority for 12GB SAS HBA Full Height card is 2 and supports a maximum of 1 card. The slot priority for 12GB SAS HBA Low Profile card is 1 and supports a maximum of 1 card.
Card priority Card type Slot priority Maximum allowed
1 RAID PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730 and H330 Internal PERC slot 1
PERC H830 Full Height 2 1
PERC H830 Low Profile 1 1
2 10 Gb NICs Intel and Broadcom Dual Port 2 1
Intel and Broadcom Dual Port Low Profile 1 1
3 FC8 HBA Qlogic QLE2562, Qlogic QLE2560, Emulex LPE12002, Emulex LPE12000, Emulex LPE15000, and Emulex LPE15002 2 1
Qlogic QLE2562, Qlogic QLE2560, Emulex LPE12002, Emulex LPE12000, Emulex LPE15000, and Emulex LPE15002 Low Profile 1 1
4 1 Gb NICs Intel and Broadcom Dual and Quad Port 2 1
Intel and Broadcom Dual and Quad Port Low Profile 1 1
5 Non-RAID 12GB SAS HBA Full Height 2 1
12GB SAS HBA Low Profile 1 1

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