Installing an SSD storage tray

Use these instructions to install an SSD storage tray in the blade server.

The blade server has an SSD drive tray which contains two SSD storage bays for installing SSD storage drives.

To install an SSD storage tray, complete the following steps.

Graphic illustrating the installation of a SSD storage tray.
  1. Identify the location on the blade server where the SSD drive tray will be installed (see Blade server connectors).
  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive tray to any unpainted metal surface on the BladeCenter unit or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component; then, remove the hard disk drive from the package.
  3. Orient the SSD drive tray so that the release latches are towards the front of the blade server.
  4. Align the screw holes in the drive tray with the screw holes on the blade server.
  5. Use a screwdriver to install two screws into the SSD drive tray and tighten the screws until the SSD drive tray is secure.
    Note: Make sure the SSD drives are installed into the same SSD connector that they were removed from to maintain any RAID array that might be configured.
  6. Install any SSD storage drives that were removed from your blade server (see Installing a SSD storage drive).
  7. Install the front bezel onto the blade server (see Installing the bezel assembly).
  8. If an expansion was installed, install the expansion unit (see Installing an optional expansion unit).
  9. Install the cover onto the blade server (see Closing the blade server cover).
  10. Install the blade server into the BladeCenter unit (see Installing the blade server in a BladeCenter unit).