Install a New Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 (CRU)
To install a new Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 (2.5-inch small form factor, U.2) into a supported
Back up your data, as required, before changing your server configuration.
Identify a supported and available slot in the server.
Refer to the server service manual for drive locations on the server.
Refer to Supported Hardware and
Software in Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2
While using Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 2.5-inch small form factor drive,
locate a server slot on the server panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk
backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe
SSD v2. Your server chassis must contain NVMe equipment, including Oracle
NVMe Switch Controller Cards and cables. Refer to the server service manual
for detailed NVMe SSD installation instructions.
Locate the storage drive filler panel in the server.
If the optional NVMe storage drives are installed in the server front or back panel, they are
labeled NVMe0, NVMe1, NVMe2, NVMe3 and so on. However, the server operating
system assigns the installed storage drives different names. For the
corresponding names assigned by the operating system, refer to the server
Prepare the SSD for installation.
See Preparing Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 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 server 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 service manual.
Slide the Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 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 server documentation library for detailed instructions. Refer to
the server administration guide or the operating system documentation for
detailed NVMe SSD configuration instructions.
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 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 is visible to your server
Configure the system to maximize flash technology.