Replacing the Solid-State Drive in Cisco APIC
Decommission the APIC.
This step is conditional and is required if your Cisco IMC version is earlier than 2.0(9c). The minimum Cisco IMC version required to replace SSD is 2.0(9c). Upgrade to Cisco IMC version 2.0(9c) if required.
Physically remove the old SSD if any, and add the new SSD.
Create RAID volume using the newly installed SSD.
Check TPM Status in BIOS or CIMC before installing APIC. If TPM is not activated, enable TPM in BIOS.
Install the APIC image using the virtual media. In this step, the SSD is partitioned and the APIC software is installed on the HDD.
Commission the APIC.
The commissioned controller displays the Health state as Fully-fit and the operational state as Available. The controller should now be visible in the Work pane.