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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)

Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Filler

How to Remove a Hard Drive Filler

How to Install 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 Install a Hard Drive Filler

Use this procedure to install a hard drive (HD) filler.


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

The HD filler is designed specifically to occupy empty drive slots for the purpose of maintaining server cooling. It does not contain electronics, and is not a hard drive carrier.

An animation of the procedure to install a hard drive filler is available. See animation showing hard drive installation.

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. If necessary, remove the HD occupying the slot.
  3. To extend the HD filler spring-loaded handle, lift the locking latch.


    Caution - Possible component damage. The handle does not extend to a 90–degree angle. Do not extend the handle beyond its limitation.

  4. To install the HD filler, slide it into the vacant slot until it is flush with the front of the server.
    image:An illustration showing how to install a HD filler.
  5. Close the spring-loaded handle.