Manual Chapter : Replace a storage drive tray in a dual-drive system

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Manual Chapter

Replace a storage drive tray in a dual-drive system

For dual drive systems, F5 sends you a replacement drive to replace the failed drive. You can remove the faulty drive from the chassis and install the blank replacement drive that you received from
F5
. You can access the storage drives after removing the fan tray from the back of the chassis.
All photos shown are examples. The appearance of your components or accessories might vary slightly.
  1. Locate the fan tray on the back of the chassis.
  2. Loosen the fan tray screws by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips screwdriver.
    The screws that hold the fan tray in place are captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
  3. Remove the fan tray from the chassis by grasping the handles and pulling straight toward you.
  4. Verify the location of the faulty drive by comparing the drive bay that you noted earlier.
  5. Remove the faulty drive by pushing the lever in the middle of the drive tray to the left.
    Verify that the serial number that you noted earlier matches what is on the drive.
  6. Pull the large latch straight toward you to eject the drive tray from the chassis.
  7. Slide the new drive tray into the empty drive bay until the latch engages the chassis.
  8. Push the latch inward toward the chassis until it clicks.
  9. Slide the fan tray back into the fan tray slot.
  10. Tighten the screws into place with a Phillips screwdriver.
    Use 5 inch-pounds (0.6 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws. The fan tray is connected to the system when you tighten the screws completely. Once seated, the fan tray automatically powers up and begins circulating air through the chassis.
  11. View the status of the drives.
    tmsh show sys raid disk
    A disk summary, similar to this example, displays:
    ------------------------------------------------------------- Sys::Raid::Disk Name Serial Number Array Array Status Model Member ------------------------------------------------------------- HD1 S2HSNX0HB02143 yes ok SAMSUNG MZ7KM480 HD2 S2HSNX0HB02237 yes undefined SAMSUNG MZ7KM480
    The status of the replacement drive is
    undefined
    , and the serial number should match that of the replacement drive.
    If after a few seconds, you do not see the additional drive in the disk summary, the drive might not be seated properly. If this occurs, remove and reinsert the drive.
  12. Add the replacement drive (HD2 in the example) to the array.
    tmsh modify sys raid array MD1 add HD2
    The status of the replacement drive should change to
    replicating
    , and the STAT LED should change to solid green. The replication process typically takes between 15 and 45 minutes.