Installing a mezzanine card

kevin wilson

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Apr 4, 2015
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Hello,
First I need to say that I never bought and installed a mezanine card, nor did I saw such in real life.
My question is - what is needed in order to install a mezanine card? And in which cases a mezanine card is usually needed ?
Can it be installed on a desktop machine (or a server which has a form factor of a desktop)?
Or is it only for rackmount u1 and higher servers ?

For example, this nic:

New Dell Mellanox ConnectX-3 Single Port Mezzanine Card 9FVFH PowerEdge C6220 | eBay

Is it possible to install it in a desktop which has x8 or x16 pcie free slots ?

Regards,
Kevin