Caution - NVMe storage drives are PCIe devices. A PCIe hot-remove operation must be performed prior to storage drive removal or a system reset might occur. Refer to your Oracle Exadata documentation for information on required procedures that must be completed prior to removing an NVMe storage drive.
Refer to Take Antistatic Measures.
The exact commands required depend on the configuration of your drives. Unmount file systems, or issue RAID commands as needed.
The following illustration shows the location of the drives and the internal system software designations for the drives. For information on storage drive status indicators (LEDs), refer to Storage and Boot Drive Indicators.
Caution - The latch is not an ejector. Do not open the latch too far to the right. Doing so can damage the latch.
If you are replacing the drive, continue to Install a Storage Drive.
Caution - Whenever you remove a storage drive, you should replace it with another storage drive; otherwise, the storage server might overheat due to improper airflow.