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Maintaining QFX10000 Solid State Drives

Removing the Optional SATA Solid State Drive in a QFX10000

The QFX100000 allows optional installation of either a 50 GB or a 100 GB serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drive (SSD) as a secondary boot drive or for log storage. The SATA SSD is a field-replaceable unit (FRU).

Before you remove an SATA SSD from the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove an SATA SSD from a QFX10000:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

  • An electrostatic bag or antistatic mat

To remove either size of SATA SSD in a QFX10000:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis. There is an ESD point located above the status LED panel on the right side of the switch chassis (see Figure 1 and Figure 2).
    Figure 1: ESD Point on QFX10008 Chassis FrontESD Point on QFX10008 Chassis Front
    Figure 2: ESD Point on QFX10016 Chassis FrontESD Point on QFX10016 Chassis Front
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    ESD point
     
  2. Loosen the two captive screws of the SATA SSD on the control panel by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1.
  3. Grasp the faceplate of the SATA SSD by the captive screws and slide the drive out of the control panel (see Figure 3).
    Figure 3: Removing the SATA SSDRemoving the SATA SSD
  4. Place the SATA SSD in an electrostatic bag or on an antistatic mat.
  5. Replace the drive with either a new SATA SSD or with a slot cover.
    CAUTION:

    A drive or cover must be in place to prevent dust contamination.

  6. Tighten the captive screws of the cover plate or replacement SATA SSD.

Installing the Optional SATA Solid State Drive in a QFX10000

The QFX100000 allows optional installation of either a 50 GB or a 100 GB serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drive (SSD) as a secondary boot drive or for log storage. The SATA SSD is a field-replaceable unit (FRU).

Before you install an SATA SSD in the switch, ensure you that understand how to prevent ESD damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install an SATA SSD in a QFX10000:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

To install either size of SATA SSD in a QFX10000:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the front of the chassis. There is an ESD point located above the status LED panel on the right side (see Figure 4 and Figure 5).
    Figure 4: ESD Point on QFX10008 Chassis FrontESD Point on QFX10008 Chassis Front
    Figure 5: ESD Point on QFX10016 Chassis FrontESD Point on QFX10016 Chassis Front
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    ESD point
     
  2. Loosen the two captive screws to remove the cover on the RCB by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1 (see Figure 6).
    Figure 6: Removing the SATA SSD CoverRemoving the SATA SSD Cover
  3. Remove the SATA SSD from the electrostatic bag, taking care not to touch the connectors.
  4. Slide the SATA SSD into the open slot until the pins engage and the faceplate is flush with the front panel of the Control Board (see Figure 7).
    Figure 7: Installing the SATA SSD into the SlotInstalling the SATA SSD into the Slot
  5. Tighten the two captive screws on the faceplate until hand-tight using the Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1.