Replace an Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 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 an 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 antistatic practices as described in ESD Safety Measures.
The following steps provide an example procedure. Follow the server service manual instructions for replacing an NVMe storage drive.
Follow the server 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 U.2 2.5-inch 15mm form factor drive, locate a server slot on the server front panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting the Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 and that is labeled as shown in the following figure. Never insert an NVMe storage drive into a non-NVMe capable slot that supports hard disk drives 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 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.
Refer to Supported Servers and Operating Systems in Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2 Product Notes.
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 front panel labeled NVMe (with SFF-8639 disk backplane and connector) that is capable of supporting the Oracle 6.4 TB NVMe SSD v2. Never insert an NVMe storage drive into a non-NVMe capable hard disk drive slot (HDD).
Follow the server 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.