Installing a Drive in a Hot-Swap Bay

Installing a Drive in a Hot-Swap Bay

The bays on the right front of the server support hot-swap drives only.

Note: You do not have to turn off the server to install hot-swap drives in these bays. However, you must turn off the server when performing any steps that involve installing or removing cables.

Before you begin:

Refer to the following illustration while you perform the steps in this procedure.

1 Filler panel
2 Hot-swap hard disk drive
3 Drive tray handle (open position)

To install a drive in a hot-swap bay:

  1.  Unlock and open the server door (see 'Preparing to Install Options').

       To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate  the server for more than two minutes without either a  drive or a filler panel installed for each bay.

  2.  Remove the filler panel(s) -1- from one of the empty  hot-swap bays by inserting the finger into the  depression at the left side of the filler panel and  pulling it away from the server.
  3.  Install the hard disk drive -2- in the hot-swap bay:

    1.  Ensure the tray handle -3- is open (that is,  perpendicular to the drive).
    2.  Align the drive/tray assembly so that it engages  the guide rails in the bay.
    3.  Gently push the drive assembly into the bay until  the drive connects to the backplane.
    4.  Push the tray handle to the right until it locks.

  4.  Check the hard disk drive status indicators to verify  that the hard disk drives are operating properly.
  5.  Close and lock the server door.

Note: Because the server has a RAID controller, you must reconfigure the disk arrays after installing hard disk drives. Record the configuration information.

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