Replacing the boot media

You must locate the boot media in the controller module (see the FRU map on the controller module), and then follow the directions to replace it.

Before you begin

Although the contents of the boot media is encrypted, it is a best practice to erase the contents of the boot media before replacing it. For more information, see the Statement of Volatility for your system on the NetApp Support Site.

Note: You must log into the NetApp Support Site to display the Statement of Volatility for your system.

About this task

You can use the following animation or the written steps to replace the boot media.


  1. Open the air duct:
    1. Press the locking tabs on the sides of the air duct in toward the middle of the controller module.
    2. Slide the air duct toward the back of the controller module, and then rotate it upward to its completely open position.
  2. Locate and remove the boot media from the controller module:
    1. Press the blue button at the end of the boot media until the lip on the boot media clears the blue button.
    2. Rotate the boot media up and gently pull the boot media out of the socket.
  3. Align the edges of the replacement boot media with the boot media socket, and then gently push it into the socket.
  4. Check the boot media to make sure that it is seated squarely and completely in the socket.
    If necessary, remove the boot media and reseat it into the socket.
  5. Lock the boot media in place:
    1. Rotate the boot media down toward the motherboard.
    2. Placing a finger at the end of the boot media by the blue button, push down on the boot media end to engage the blue locking button.
    3. While pushing down on the boot media, lift the blue locking button to lock the boot media in place.
  6. Close the air duct.