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    Replacing a Storage Drive on VSE1100 and VSE2100 Devices

    The Virtual Services Engine supports Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) solid-state drives (SSD) specified by Juniper Networks. Figure 1 displays the arrangement of storage drive slots on a VSE1100 device; the layout is the same for a VSE2100 device.

    Figure 1: VSE1100 Storage Drive Slots

    VSE1100 Storage
Drive Slots

    Table 1 describes the storage drives on a VSE1100 or VSE2100 device.

    Table 1: Description of VSE1100 and VSE2100 Storage Drive Slots



    1, 2, 3, and 4

    Storage drives 2, 4, 5, and 3 respectively.

    The following drives have been verified to work in VSE1100 and VSE2100 devices:

    • SAS 900 GB
    • SATA 1TB

    To remove a storage drive:

    1. Power off the device. For more information, see Powering Off Virtual Services Engines.
    2. Remove the storage drive.

      1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to an ESD point on the chassis.
      2. Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, rotate the lock on the ejector to the unlocked position.
      3. Pull the ejector handle outward to the open position.
      4. Carefully slide the drive out of the slot.
    3. Reinstall a storage drive.

      1. Carefully align the sides of the drive with the guides in the slot.
      2. Slide the drive into the slot until you feel resistance, carefully ensuring that it is correctly aligned.
      3. Gently press on the drive and the ejector handle until the drive is fully seated and the handle locks in place.
      4. Rotate the lock on the ejector to the locked position.
    4. Power on the device.

    Published: 2013-03-12