Install an SSD Module

This section describes how to install a Solid-state Drive (SSD) module in the rear slot of a switch.

You need the following tools and materials to install an SSD module:

  • ESD-preventive wrist strap

  • #2 Phillips screwdriver



To prevent damage to the switch or VIM, the switch must be powered OFF when removing or installing SSD modules.

To install an SSD module, follow these steps:

  1. Attach the ESD wrist strap to your wrist and connect the metal end to an appropriate ground point on the rack.
  2. Ensure that the switch is completely powered down.
  3. Remove the cover plate from the SSD slot (#2 Phillips screwdriver required).
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    Switch with SSD Rear Panel
  4. Remove the SSD module from its packaging.
  5. Carefully slide the SSD module into the slot on the rear panel until it is firmly in place.
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    Insert SSD Module
  6. Secure the SSD module using the screws provided.