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Oracle® 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 User Guide

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Updated: July 2019
 
 

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 server:

  1. Back up your data, as required, before changing your server configuration.
  2. 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 Product Notes.


    Note -  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.
  3. 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 service manual.

  4. Prepare the SSD for installation.

    See Preparing Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 for Installation.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Slide the Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 into the supported NVMe slot until the drive is fully seated.

    The following figure shows how to insert the SSD in a server NVMe slot.


    image:Illustration showing the Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 installation in to the server                             front
  8. Close the drive latch to lock the drive in place.
  9. 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.

    1. If applicable, perform any required commands for your system to install the device driver for the new SSD.
    2. If applicable, perform any required commands for your system to recognize the new SSD.
    3. 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 operating system.

    4. Configure the system to maximize flash technology.

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