Install a New NVMe Storage Drive (CRU)
To install a new Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD (2.5 Inch small form factor) into a server:
Back up your data, as required, before changing your server configuration.
Identify a supported and available slot in the server.
Refer to the server's service manual for drive locations on the server.
Refer to Supported Servers and Operating Systems in Oracle Flash Accelerator F160 PCIe Card and Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD Product Notes at:
While using a Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD 2.5-inch small form factor drive,
locate a server slot on the servers panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk
backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting the Oracle 1.6 TB
NVMe SSD. Your server chassis must contain NVMe equipment, including Oracle
NVMe Switch Controller Cards and cables. Refer to the server's service
manual for NVMe SSD installation instructions.
Locate the storage drive filler panel in the server.
If the optional NVMe storage drives are installed in the server's front or rear panel, they
are labeled NVMe0, NVMe1, NVMe2, NVMe3 and so on. However, the server operating
systems assign these storage drives different names. For the corresponding names
assigned by the operating systems, refer to the server's service manual.
Prepare the SSD for installation.
See Preparing the NVMe Storage Drive for Installation.
Record the serial number of the NVMe SSD and NVMe slot number where the SSD will be installed.
This drive serial number (WWN) and server slot information can be used at a later time for
identifying drives from the console.
Refer to the servers service manual.
If necessary, remove the drive filler panel.
Remove the blank storage drive filler panel on the server chassis that aligns with the empty
NVMe drive slot.
For instructions on how to remove drive filler panels, refer to the server's service manual.
Slide the Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD into the supported NVMe slot until the drive is fully
The following figure shows how to insert the SSD in a server NVMe slot:
Close the drive latch to lock the drive in place.
Configure the server for the new SSD.
Refer to the servers administration guide or the OS documentation.
If applicable, perform any required commands for your system to install the device driver for
the new SSD.
If applicable, perform any required commands for your system to recognize the new SSD.
Verify successful installation of the SSD through your server operating system.
When the installation is complete, the Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD is visible to your server
Configure the system to maximize flash technology.