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Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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Using This Documentation

Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

Product Downloads

Documentation and Feedback

About This Documentation

Change History

Sun Server X2-8 Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Sun Server X2-8 Overview

Component Overviews

Power and Reset

Power Modes

Power Button and Power OK LED

How to Power On the Server

How to Power Off the Server

Controlling Server Power Remotely

Removing and Installing Components

Preparing for Service and Operation

Removal and Installation Procedures

Removing and Installing a Power Supply (CRU)

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive (CRU)

Hard Drive Designation

How to Remove a Hard Drive

How to Install a Hard Drive

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Filler

Replacing the Hard Drive Backplane (FRU)

Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU)

CPU Module (CMOD) Designation and Population Rules

Removing and Installing a CMOD Filler

How to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)

Removing and Installing DIMMs (CRU)

DIMM Population Rules

Removing and Installing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)

Removing and Installing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)

Replacing a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

Removing and Installing a Fan Module (CRU)

Replacing a Fan Module Controller Board (FRU)

Removing and Installing a NEM or a NEM Filler (CRU)

Removing and Installing a PCIe EM (CRU)

Removing and Installing the Service Processor Module (CRU)

Removing and Installing the Multiport Cable

Removing and Installing the Subassembly Module (FRU)

Sun Server X2-8 Service Procedures and Information

Managing FRUID Information

Firmware Information and Procedures

How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Screens

Component LED Locations and Functions

Thermal Sensor Locations

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Physical Specifications

Power Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

How to Request Physical Media Online

How To Request Physical Media by Phone


How to Remove a Hard Drive

Use this procedure to remove a hard drive (HD).

Note - The hard drives in the Sun Server X2-8 are hot-plug components.


Caution - If you are removing more than one HD and not replacing the drives, label each HD to indicate its slot (see Hard Drive Designation). Drives must be installed in their original slot.

An animation of the procedure to remove a hard drive is available. See animation showing power supply installation.

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. To unlock the handle on the front of the hard drive assembly, push the handle release button.

    This action causes the handle to unlock and spring open.

    image:An illustration showing how to remove a hard drive.
  3. To remove the hard drive, pull the drive out of the server using the handle.

    Note - Do not remove the HD from the XL bracket assembly.


    Caution - Airflow and temperature control–related issues. Do not leave a hard drive slot unoccupied. Hard drive slots must contain either a drive or a HD filler.

Next Steps


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