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Install a hot-swap drive

Use this information to install a hot-swap drive.

Before installing a hot-swap drive:
  1. Remove the drive filler from the drive bay. Keep the drive filler in a safe place.
    Figure 1. Drive filler removal
    Drive filler removal

  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new drive to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new drive out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

  3. See Technical rules for drives before you install the hot-swap drive.

To install a hot-swap drive, complete the following steps:

Figure 2. Hot-swap drive installation
Hot-swap drive installation

  1. Ensure that the drive tray handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position.
  2. Close the drive tray handle to lock the drive in place.
  3. Check the drive status LED to verify that the drive is operating correctly.
    • If the yellow drive status LED is lit continuously, that drive is faulty and must be replaced.

    • If the green drive activity LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.

  4. Continue to install additional hot-swap drives if necessary.
After installing all hot-swap drives:
  1. Reinstall the security bezel. See Install the security bezel.

  2. Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID if necessary. For more information, see: Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager portal page

    Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager (LXPM) supported version varies by product. All versions of Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager are referred to as Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager and LXPM in this document, unless specified otherwise. To see the LXPM version supported by your server, go to Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager portal page.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube