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    Removing a C3000 or C5000 Hard Disk

    C3000 and C5000 Controllers have four hard disk arrays located in two slots on the front of the chassis. The hard disk is a hot-removable and hot-insertable field replaceable unit (FRU): You can remove and replace it without powering off the controller or disrupting controller functions.

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
    • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

    To remove a hard disk on a C3000 or C5000 Controller (see Figure 1):

    1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
    2. From the CLI, disable the disk. The hard disks are numbered 0 through 3.
      user@host> request disk disable device device-number

      Note: Do not power off the C Series Controller when you are swapping a disk, because doing so might result in initialization errors.

    3. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the screw to the unlocked position so that the notch in the screw is oriented horizontally.
    4. Push the screw knob in so that the ejector handle is released.
    5. Gently pull the ejector handle toward you, and slide the hard disk out of the hard disk slot. Keep one hand underneath the hard disk to support it while removing it from the chassis.

    Figure 1: Removing a C3000 or C5000 Hard Disk

    Removing a C3000 or C5000
Hard Disk

    Published: 2014-06-12