Installing the module

  1. Power off the system and while taking electrostatic discharge precautions, remove the module from its packaging.

  2. Open the computer case and locate an empty PCIe slot. If necessary, follow the instructions that your computer manufacturer supplied.

    You must only install your nShield 5s module into a PCIe slot. See the instructions that your computer manufacturer supplied to correctly identify the slots on your computer.

    Minimum requirement: 1 PCIe x4 slot

  3. If there is a blanking plate across the opening to the outside of the computer, remove it. Check that the opening is large enough to enable you to access the module back panel.

  4. Insert the contact edge of the module into the empty slot. Press the card firmly into the connector to ensure that:

    • The contacts are fully inserted in the connector

    • The back panel is correctly aligned with the access slot in the chassis

  5. Use the bracket screw or fixing clip to secure the module to the computer chassis.

  6. Replace the computer case.

Fitting a smart card reader

Connect the smart card reader to the connector on the back panel of the module. A D-type to mini-DIN adapter cable is supplied with the module.

After installing the module

If the Security World software has not already been installed, you must install the Security World Software by following the instructions at Installing the software.

Although methods of installation vary from platform to platform, the Security World Software should automatically detect the module on your computer and install the drivers. You do not have to restart the system.

If this is not the first HSM installed in this host, the Security World software is already installed and you can skip the instructions at Installing the software. However, you still need to set up communication between the host and the newly installed module. The module must either be in factory state or have been previously prepared for use on this host. For more information, see Set up communication between host and module in the User Guide for your module and operating system.

If the new module has been supplied from the factory it will already be in factory state.