Installing a FlexibleLOM into your HPE Server

What is FlexibleLOM?

FlexibleLOM (LAN-on-motherboard) is a standard for HPE network interface card for HPE blade and rack-mounted servers. FlexibleLOM was introduced in Generation 7 of HPE servers and added greater flexibility for networking. It does not require any additional resources and also does not occupy a regular PCI slot.
 
In this guide we demonstrate how to insert a FlexibleLOM into a HPE DL380 G9 server, however, this process can be replicated in any HPE server from generation 7 onwards.

Inserting a FlexibleLOM:

  • Before starting, power down the server so as to protect yourself and your equipment from harm.
  • Loosen the screws on the PCI riser and lift to remove.
  • Locate the FlexibleLOM and slide the component into position.
  • Secure the component in place by tightening the screws.
  • Replace the PCI riser by sliding it into place and pushing down. Secure with the screws to complete installation.
The process of installing a FlexibleLOM is simple with practice, however, it can appear daunting at first. Watch our video for a visual demonstration of the process:
 


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