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Oracle® Exadata Storage Server X7-2 EF and HC Service Manual

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Updated: April 2019

Identify and Remove an M.2 Flash SSD

  1. Prepare the server for service.
    1. Extend the server into maintenance position.

      See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.

    2. Attach an antistatic wrist strap to your wrist, and then to a metal area on the chassis.

      See Take Antistatic Measures.

    3. Remove the server top cover.

      See Remove the Server Top Cover.

  2. Identify and note the location of the faulty M.2 flash SSD by pressing the Fault Remind button on the motherboard.

    See Using the Server Fault Remind Button.

    Faulty SSDs are identified with a corresponding amber LED on the flash riser board.

    • If the SSD fault LED is off, then the SSD is operating properly.

    • If the SSD fault LED is on (amber), then the SSD is faulty and must be replaced [1].

    Note -  The green Power LED indicator is illuminated when power is being applied to the system. The green Power LED indicator is extinguished when you open the riser board socket levers.

    image:Figure showing a faulty SSD.
  3. Perform the steps to remove the flash riser board containing the M.2 flash SSD from the server.

    For instructions, see Remove a Flash Riser Board. Place the riser board on an antistatic mat.

  4. Using your fingers, push the plastic retainer clip through the flash riser board to release the M.2 flash SSD from the riser board. [1].
    image:Figure showing an M.2 flash SSD being removed from a riser                             board.
  5. Remove the plastic retainer clip from the M.2 flash SSD.
  6. Remove the M.2 flash SSD from the riser board [2].
    1. Lift up on the end of the M.2 flash SSD where the plastic retainer clip was removed by one-half to one inch.
    2. Gently slide the M.2 flash SSD card toward the back of the riser board and out of the connector to disengage the SSD contacts from the riser board socket.

      Place the M.2 flash SSD on an antistatic mat.

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