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Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 Installation and Service Manual

Expansion card installation guidelines

The following table describes the supported expansion cards:

Table 1. Expansion card riser configurationsThis table provides information about the expansion card riser configuration for PowerEdgeR7515 system.
Expansion card riser PCIe slots on the riser Processor connection Height Length Slot width
Riser-1B (2U riser) Slot 2 Processor 1 Full Height Full Length x16
Riser-1B (2U riser) Slot 3 Processor 1 Full Height Full Length x16
Riser-1A (low profile riser right) Slot 2 Processor 1 Low Profile Half Length x16
Riser-2 (low profile riser left) Slot 3 Processor 1 Low Profile Half Length x16
NOTE The expansion-card slots are not hot-swappable.

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

Table 2. Riser configurations: No riser – CPUThis table provides information on the slot priority for No riser – CPU configuration for PowerEdge R7515 system.
Card Type Slot Priority Maximum number of cards
LOM riser ; 2x1G BCM5720L (FXN) 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x10G BCM57416 (BASeT/SFP+) (FXN) 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x25G (Broadcom) 1 1
GPU: Nvidia T4 16GB 5, 4 2
NVMe PCIe SSD 5, 4 2
Mellanox 100G (CX5/CX6 H100) 4, 5 2
Mellanox 25G (CX4LX DP/CX5 DP) 5, 4 2
Emulex (FC32 SP/DP) 4, 5 2
Emulex (FC16 SP/DP) 5, 4 2
Emulex (HBA FC32 1P S28) 5, 4 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 SP/DP) 4, 5 2
Qlogic (HBA FC16 SP/DP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic 10G (SFP DP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic 25G ( BaseT DP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 1P S28) 4, 5 2
Solarflare 25G (SFP DP) 5, 4 2
Intel 10G ( BaseT DP) 5, 4 2
Intel 10G (SFP+ DP) 5, 4 2
Intel 1G (QP) 5, 4 2
Intel 25G SFP DP 5, 4 2
Intel 25G LP 2P S28 5, 4 2
Broadcom 1G (QP) 5, 4 2
Broadcom 10G ( BaseT DP) 5, 4 2
Broadcom 25G (SFP DP) 5, 4 2
PERC 10: External adapter (Dell) 4, 5 1
HBA: External adapter (Dell) 4, 5 1
Internal storage (BOSS) 5, 4 1
PERC 9: Mini mono (H730P/H330) Integrated slot 1
PERC 10 : Mini mono (H740P) Integrated slot 1
HBA :Mini mono (HBA330) Integrated slot 1
PERC 10: External adapter (H840) 5, 4 2
PERC 10: External adapter (H840) (FH or LP) 5, 4 2
PERC 11: External adapter (HBA355E) 5, 4 2
HBA: External adapter 5, 4 2
LOM riser ( 2x1G)/(2x10G)/(2x25G) 1 1
Intel, NIC: 100Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,LP,100G,2P,Q28 4,5 2
Emulex, HBA: FC32, CRD,CTL,FC32,2P,LPE35002,EMX,L 4,5 2
Broadcom, NIC: 10Gb, CRD,NTWK,BCME,LP,10G,4P,BT 5,4 2
HBA: External Adapter, KIT,CRD,CTL,HBA,12GBPS-SAS 5,4 2
Table 3. Riser configurations: Riser 1A + Riser 2 – CPU This table provides information on the slot priority for Riser 1A + Riser 2 – CPU riser configuration for PowerEdge R7515 system.
Card type Slot priority Maximum number of cards
LOM riser ; 2x1G BCM5720L 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x10G BCM57416 (BASeT/SFP+) 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x25G (Broadcom) 1 1
NVMe PCIe SSD 2, 3 2
Mellanox 100G (CX5/CX6 H100) 3, 2 2
Mellanox 25G (CX4LX DP/CX5 DP) 2, 3 2
Emulex (FC32 SP/DP) 3, 2 2
Emulex (FC16 SP/DP) 2, 3 2
Emulex (HBA FC32 FH 1P S28) 2, 3 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 SP/DP) 3, 2 2
Qlogic (HBA FC16 SP/DP) 2, 3 2
Qlogic 10G (SFP DP) 2, 3 2
Qlogic 25G ( BaseT DP) 2, 3 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 FH 1P S28) 3, 2 2
Solarflare 25G (SFP DP) 2, 3 2
Intel 10G ( BaseT DP) 2, 3 2
Intel 10G (SFP+ DP) 2, 3 2
Intel 1G (QP) 2, 3 2
Intel 25G SFP DP 2, 3 2
Broadcom 1G (QP) 2, 3 2
Broadcom 10G ( BaseT DP) 2, 3 2
Broadcom 25G (SFP DP) 2, 3 2
PERC 10: External adapter (Dell) 2, 3 1
HBA: External adapter (Dell) 2, 3 1
Internal storage (BOSS) 2, 3 1
PERC 9: Mini mono (H730P/H330) Integrated slot 1
PERC 10: Mini mono (H740P) Integrated slot 1
HBA: Mini mono (HBA330) Integrated slot 1
PERC 10: External adapter (H840) 2, 3 2
PERC 10: External adapter (H840) (FH or LP) 2, 3 2
PERC 11: External adapter (HBA355E) 2, 3 2
HBA: External adapter 2, 3 2
Intel,NIC: 100Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,LP,100G,2P,Q28 3,2 2
Intel NIC: 25Gb,CRD,NTWK,INTL,FH,25G,2P,S28,F1 2, 3 2
Emulex, HBA: FC32, CRD,CTL,FC32,2P,LPE35002,EMX,L 3,2 2
Broadcom, NIC: 10Gb, CRD,NTWK,BCME,LP,10G,4P,BT 3,2 2
HBA: External Adapter, KIT,CRD,CTL,HBA,12GBPS-SAS 3,2 2
Table 4. Riser configurations: Riser 1B – CPU This table provides information on the slot priority for Riser 1B – CPU riser configuration for PowerEdge R7515 system.
Card type Slot priority Maximum number of cards
LOM riser ; 2x1G BCM5720L 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x10G BCM57416 (BASeT/SFP+) 1 1
LOM riser ; 2x25G (Broadcom) 1 1
FPGA: XILINX FH 3 1
GPU: Nvidia T4 16GB (FH) 2, 3 2
GPU: Nvidia V100S 32GB 3 1
Intel 10G (BaseT DP FH) 2, 3 2
Intel 10G (BaseT DP LP) 5, 4 2
Intel 10G (SFP+ DP FH) 2, 3 2
Intel 10G (SFP+ DP LP) 5, 4 2
Intel 1G (QP FH) 2, 3 2
Intel 1G (QP LP) 5, 4 2
Intel 25G (SFP DP FH) 2, 3 2
Intel 25G (SFP DP LP) 5, 4 2
Broadcom 1G (QP FH) 2, 3 2
Broadcom 1G (QP LP) 5, 4 2
Broadcom 10G (BaseT DP FH) 2, 3 2
Broadcom 10G (BaseT DP LP) 5, 4 2
Broadcom 25G (SFP DP FH) 2, 3 2
Broadcom 25G (SFP DP LP) 5, 4 2
Solarflare 25G (SFP DP FH) 2, 3 2
Solarflare 25G (SFP DP LP) 5, 4 2
Mellanox 25G (CX4LX DP/CX5 DP FH) 2, 3 2
Mellanox 25G (CX4LX DP/CX5 DP LP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic 10G (SFP DP FH) 2, 3 2
Qlogic 10G (SFP DP LP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic 25G (BaseT DP FH) 2, 3 2
Qlogic 25G (BaseT DP LP) 5, 4 2
Mellanox 100G (CX5/CX6 H100, FH) 3, 2 2
Mellanox 100G (CX5/CX6 H100, LP) 4, 5 2
Emulex (FC32 SP/DP, FH) 3, 2 2
Emulex (FC32 SP/DP, LP) 4, 5 2
Emulex (FC16 SP/DP, FH) 2, 3 2
Emulex (FC16 SP/DP, LP) 5, 4 2
Emulex (HBA FC32 1P S28, FH) 2, 3 2
Emulex (HBA FC32 1P S28, LP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 SP/DP, FH) 3, 2 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 SP/DP, LP) 4, 5 2
Qlogic (HBA FC16 SP/DP, FH) 2, 3 2
Qlogic (HBA FC16 SP/DP, LP) 5, 4 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 1P S28, FH) 3, 2 2
Qlogic (HBA FC32 1P S28, LP) 4, 5 2
PERC 10 : External adapter (H840, FH) 2, 3 2
PERC 11: External adapter (HBA355E) 2, 5, 3, 4 2
HBA : External adapter (FH) 2, 3 2
Internal storage (BOSS, FH) 2, 3 1
NVME PCIE SSD (FH) 2, 3 2
NVME PCIE SSD (LP) 5, 4 2
Nvidia T4 GPGPU (LP) 5, 4 2
Nvidia A16 GPGPU 64 GB (FH) 3 1
PERC 10 : External adapter (H840, LP) 5, 4 2
PERC 10: External adapter (H840) (FH or LP) 2, 5, 3, 4 4
HBA : External adapter (LP) 5, 4 2
Internal storage (BOSS, LP) 5, 4 1
PERC 9 : Mini mono (H730P/H330) Integrated slot 1
PERC 10 : Mini mono (H740P) Integrated slot 1
HBA : Mini mono (HBA330) Integrated slot 1
LOM riser ( 2x1G)/(2x10G)/(2x25G) 1 1
Intel, NIC: 100Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,FH,100G,2P,Q28 3,2 2
Intel, NIC: 100Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,LP,100G,2P,Q28 4,5 2
Intel, NIC: 25Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,FH,25G,4P,S28 3,2 2
Intel, NIC: 25Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,FH,25G,2P,S28 2, 3 2
Intel, NIC: 25Gb, CRD,NTWK,INTL,LP,25G,2P,S28 5, 4 2
NIC: 25Gb, Broadcom, CRD,NTWK,BCME,FH,25G,4P,S28 3,2 2
Emulex, HBA: FC32, CRD,CTL,FC32,2P,LPE35002,EMLX 3,2 2
Emulex, HBA: FC32, CRD,CTL,FC32,2P,LPE35002,EMX,L 4,5 2
Broadcom, NIC: 10Gb, CRD,NTWK,BCME,FH,10G,4P,BT 2,3 2
Broadcom, NIC: 10Gb, CRD,NTWK,BCME,LP,10G,4P,BT 5,4 2
HBA: External Adapter, KIT,CRD,CTL,HBA,12GBPS-SAS 2,5,3,4 4

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