Optional Expansion Card Installation

The XG-7100 1U has a x4 PCIe expansion bus. By default, the expansion card riser and extender are not installed unless purchased with an expansion card.

Warning

Before proceeding:

  1. Backup your configuration file.

  2. Unplug the system for at least 60 seconds to ensure all phantom power has dissipated.

  3. Anti-static protection must be used throughout this procedure.

  4. Any hardware damage incurred during this procedure is not covered by the hardware warranty.

The XG-7100 PCIe Installation Kit from Netgate includes the components pictured below. This kit does not include the actual expansion card to be installed.

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Bracket, Screws, Riser, and Extender

When installing an optional expansion card, first install the riser and extender using the riser mounting bracket.

  1. Remove the seven (7) lid screws and remove the lid.

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    Lid Screws

    Note

    Some systems may only have six (6) lid screws.

  2. Remove the faceplate by unscrewing the 4 black faceplate screws.

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    Remove the Faceplate

  3. Remove the L-Bracket behind the faceplate blank by unscrewing 1U Lid screw (M3x0.5 6MM Long Flat Head).

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    The L-Bracket and Screw

    Note

    Notice that the L-Bracket is behind the Faceplate Blank, locking it into place.

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    Remove the L-Bracket and Screw

  4. Remove the faceplate blank.

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    Remove the Faceplate Blank

  5. Using Long Board Mount Screws, attach the riser card to the mounting bracket.

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    Attach Riser to Bracket

  6. Line up the riser with the connector and insert the riser into the slot.

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    Align the Riser to the Connector and Insert

  7. Attach the bracket to the chassis using Short Board Mount Screws.

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    Attach the Bracket to the Chassis

  8. Line up the extender and insert it into the riser.

    Warning

    The connection is keyed and the riser will only go in one way. Do not force it.

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    Line up the Extender with the Riser as shown

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    Extender seated into the Riser

  9. Carefully align the expansion card with the extender.

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    Align Expansion Card with Extender

  10. Insert the Expansion Card fully into the extender.

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    Insert Expansion Card

  11. Place the L-Bracket behind the expansion card and screw into place using a Lid Screw.

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    Secure the Expansion Card with the L-Bracket

  12. Reattach the faceplate with 4 black faceplate screws.

  13. Replace the lid.