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Sun Fire X4250 Server Service Manual

For 2U Systems




1. Sun Fire X4250 Server Overview

1.1 Product Description

1.2 Sun Fire X4250 Server Chassis Overview

1.2.1 Infrastructure Boards

1.2.2 System Cables

1.2.3 Dimensions

1.3 Sun Fire X4250 Server Front Panel Features

1.4 Sun Fire X4250 Server Rear Panel Features

1.5 Illustrated Parts Breakdown

2. Preparing to Service the System

2.1 Safety Information

2.2 Required Tools

2.3 Obtaining the Chassis Serial Number

2.4 Powering Off the Server

2.4.1 Powering Off the Server Using the Service Processor Command Line

2.5 Extending the Server to the Maintenance Position

2.6 Removing a Server From the Rack

2.7 Performing Electrostatic Discharge and Antistatic Prevention Measures

2.7.1 Electrostatic Discharge Safety Measures Using an Antistatic Wrist Strap Using an Antistatic Mat

2.7.2 Antistatic Handling Procedure

2.8 Removing the Top Cover

3. Servicing Customer-Replaceable Devices

3.1 Hot-Pluggable or Hot-Swappable Devices

3.1.1 Hot-Pluggable Devices

3.1.2 Hot-Swappable Devices

3.2 Servicing Drives

3.2.1 Sun Fire X4250 Server Drive Guidelines

3.2.2 Sun Fire X4250 SSD Guidelines SSD Minimum Required Firmware

3.2.3 Drive Status LED Reference

3.2.4 Removing a Hard Drive or SSD

3.2.5 Installing a Hard Drive or SSD

3.2.6 Using Drive Fillers

3.3 Servicing Fan Modules

3.3.1 About Sun Fire X4250 Server Fans

3.3.2 Fan Module LED Reference

3.3.3 Detecting Fan Module Failure

3.3.4 Removing a Fan Module

3.3.5 Installing a Fan Module

3.4 Servicing Power Supplies

3.4.1 Detecting Power Supply Failure

3.4.2 Power Supply LED Reference

3.4.3 Removing a Power Supply

3.4.4 Installing a Power Supply

3.5 Servicing the DVD/USB Module

3.5.1 Removing the DVD/USB Module

3.5.2 Installing the DVD/USB Module

4. Servicing Motherboard Components

4.1 Servicing DIMMs

4.1.1 Identifying Faulty DIMMs

4.1.2 FB-DIMM Guidelines

4.1.3 Removing FB-DIMMs

4.1.4 Installing FB-DIMMs

4.1.5 Installing Additional FB-DIMMs

4.2 Servicing the Air Duct

4.2.1 Removing the Air Duct

4.2.2 Installing the Air Duct

4.3 Servicing PCIe Risers

4.3.1 Removing a PCIe Riser

4.3.2 Installing a PCIe Riser

4.4 Servicing PCIe Cards

4.4.1 Sun Fire X4250 PCIe Card Guidelines

4.4.2 Removing PCIe Cards

4.4.3 Installing PCIe Cards

4.5 Servicing the Battery

4.5.1 Removing the Battery

4.5.2 Installing the Battery

4.6 Servicing the Motherboard Assembly

4.6.1 Removing the Motherboard Assembly

4.6.2 Installing the Motherboard Assembly

4.7 Servicing CPUs

4.7.1 CPU Fault Remind Button

4.7.2 Removing a CPU

4.7.3 Installing a CPU (Reusing Heatsink)

4.7.4 Installing a CPU (Replacing Heatsink)

4.8 Resetting Passwords and Clearing CMOS NVRAM

4.8.1 Overview

4.8.2 Resetting a Service Processor Password From the BIOS Screen

4.8.3 Resetting the SP Password Using a Jumper

4.8.4 Resetting CMOS NVRAM Using a Jumper

4.9 Recovering From Corrupt Service Processor Software

4.10 Using the Reset and NMI Switches

4.10.1 Reset Switch

4.10.2 NMI Dump Switch

5. Servicing Infrastructure Boards and Components

5.1 Servicing the Fan Power Boards

5.1.1 Removing a Fan Power Board

5.1.2 Installing a Fan Power Board

5.2 Servicing the Drives Cage

5.2.1 Removing the Drives Cage

5.2.2 Installing the Drives Cage

5.3 Servicing the Drives Backplane

5.3.1 Removing the Drives Backplane

5.3.2 Installing the Drives Backplane

5.4 Servicing the Front Control Panel Light Pipe Assembly

5.4.1 Removing the Front Control Panel Light Pipe Assembly

5.4.2 Installing the Front Control Panel Light Pipe Assembly

5.5 Servicing the Power Distribution Board (PDB)

5.5.1 Removing the Power Distribution Board

5.5.2 Installing the Power Distribution Board

5.6 Servicing the Power Supply Backplane

5.6.1 Removing the Power Supply Backplane

5.6.2 Installing the Power Supply Backplane

5.7 Servicing the Paddle Card

5.7.1 Removing the Paddle Card

5.7.2 Installing the Paddle Card

5.8 Servicing Cables

5.8.1 Removing HD Cables in a SAS Configuration

5.8.2 Installing HD Cables in a SAS Configuration

5.8.3 Removing a PDB Cable

5.8.4 Installing a PDB Cable

6. Returning the Server to Operation

6.1 Installing the Top Cover

6.2 Reinstalling the Server in the Rack

6.3 Returning the Server to the Normal Rack Position

6.4 Powering On the Server

A. Connector Pinouts

A.1 Serial Management Port Connector

A.2 Network Management Port Connector

A.3 Video Connector

A.4 USB Connectors

A.5 Gigabit Ethernet Connectors

B. BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST) Codes

B.1 Introduction

B.2 How BIOS POST Memory Testing Works

B.3 Redirecting Console Output

B.4 Changing POST Options

B.5 POST Codes

C. BIOS Screens

C.1 Configuring BIOS Settings

C.1.1 Using BIOS Menu Items

C.1.2 BIOS Setup Screens Overview

C.2 BIOS Setup Menu Screens

C.2.1 BIOS Main Menu Screens

C.2.2 BIOS Advanced Menu Screens

C.2.3 BIOS Boot Menu Screens

C.2.4 BIOS Server Menu Screens

C.2.5 BIOS Security Menu Screens

C.2.6 BIOS Exit Menu Screens