Hot-swap drive replacement
Use this information to remove and install a hot-swap drive. You can remove or install a hot-swap drive without turning off the server, which helps you avoid significant interruption to the operation of the system.
hot-swap driverefers to all the supported types of hot-swap hard disk drives, hot-swap solid-state drives, and hot-swap NVMe drives.
Use any documentation that comes with the drive, and follow the instructions and those in this topic.
The electromagnetic interference (EMI) integrity and cooling of the server are protected by having all drive bays covered or occupied. The vacant bays are either covered by an EMI-protective panel or occupied by drive fillers. When installing a drive, save any removed drive fillers for future use to cover vacant bays.
To avoid damage to the drive connectors, ensure that the top cover is in place and fully closed whenever you install or remove a drive.