I;d like to expand the number fo available PCI-E ports on our older Poweredge 2950 file server to enable me to fit a SAS card for an LTO5 backup.
At the moment, the only PCI-E port available is in use by a fibre HBA which is connected to our EMC SAN.
I have looked into the : Dell H6183 Poweredge PE 2950 PCI-E 8x 4x Riser Board which looks sufficient but can someone please confirm this for me?
The only other ports available at the moment are the 2 PCI-X ports (one of which is occupied by as SCSI card for the older LTO2 backup drive, which will of course be replaced.)
I am assuming that this PCI-X riser will be replaced by the PCI-E riser?