Note - This is a hot service procedure that can be performed by customers while the server is running. See Hot Service, Replaceable by Customer for more information about hot service procedures.
Caution - The drive must be taken offline before it is removed. If it cannot be taken offline, the OS must be shut down to prevent running programs from attempting to use it.
# cfgadm -al
This command lists dynamically reconfigurable hardware resources and shows their operational status. In this case, look for the status of the drive you plan to remove. This information is listed in the Occupant column.
Ap_id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition c0 scsi-bus connected configured unknown c0::dsk/c1t0d0 disk connected configured unknown c0::dsk/c1t0d0 disk connected configured unknown usb0/1 unknown empty unconfigured ok usb0/2 unknown empty unconfigured ok . . .
You must unconfigure any drive whose status is listed as configured, as described in Step b.
# cfgadm -c unconfigure c0::dsk/c1t1d0
Replace c0:dsk/c1t1d0 with the drive name that applies to your situation.
Caution - The latch is not an ejector. Do not force the latch too far to the right. Doing so can damage the latch.
See Install a Hard Drive.