Replace an Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD if the drive fails or the usable drive life has been exceeded.
Caution - Possible component damage. Different server platforms place NVMe-capable bays in different locations. To identify a server’s NVMe-capable bay, observe that the orange silk screen on the server is labeled NVMe# before inserting an NVMe storage drive into a server NVMe-capable slot. Your server chassis must contain an NVMe capable configuration including Oracle NVMe Switch Controller Cards and cables.
Caution - Possible component damage. Circuit boards and drives contain electronic components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ordinary amounts of static electricity from clothing or the work environment can destroy the components located on these boards. Do not touch the components along their connector edges. These procedures require that you handle components that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This sensitivity can cause the components to fail. To avoid damage, ensure that you follow anti-static practices as described in ESD Safety Measures.
The following task describes an example procedure. Follow the server's service manual instructions.
Follow the server's service manual instructions for orderly shutdown during NVMe storage drive insertion and removal service actions.
Unmount the NVMe storage drives.
Caution - Possible component damage. While using a 2.5-inch form factor drive, locate a server slot on the server's front panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting the Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD that is labeled as shown in the following figure. Never insert an NVMe storage drive into a non-NVMe capable slot that supports HDD only (labeled HDD).
Verify that the Blue OK to Remove status indicator (LED) on the NVMe storage drive is lit.
Green (operational), Amber (faulty disk), Blue (SSD has been prepared for removal)
See Status Indicators.
Press the release lever button on the drive front panel and then tilt the lever into a fully opened position.
If you are not replacing the drive, install a filler panel in the empty drive slot to maintain proper airflow and perform administrative tasks to configure the server to operate without the drive.
Follow the server's service manual instructions for NVMe storage drive identification.
The drive is physically addressed according to the slot in which it is installed. It is important to install a replacement drive in the same slot as the drive that was removed.
Slide the drive into the slot until the drive is fully seated.
Using your thumb or finger, press on the middle of the drive faceplate until the release lever engages with the chassis. Close the release lever until it clicks into place and is flush with the front of the server.
Caution - Possible component damage. While using a 2.5-inch form factor drive, locate a server slot on the server's front panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting the Oracle 1.6 TB NVMe SSD. Never insert an NVMe storage drive into a non-NVMe capable slot (HDD).
Follow the server's service manual instructions for NVMe storage drive configuration and identification.
Use appropriate software commands to return the system to an operational state:
Power on the NVMe storage drive as required.
Attach a device driver as required.
Re-activate mirror if manual intervention is required.
Re-sync mirror if manual intervention is required.