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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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Get Software and Firmware Downloads

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About This Documentation

Change History

Hardware Installation and Product Notes

Product Notes

Overview of the Sun Server X2-8 Product Notes

Supported Software and Firmware

Hardware Issues

Oracle Solaris Operating System Issues

Linux Issues

Oracle VM Issues

Windows Operating System Issues

ESX Issues

Oracle ILOM Issues

BIOS Issues

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant

Documentation Errata

Requesting Physical Media

Hardware Installation

Installation Overview

Front and Back Features and Components

Unpacking the Server and Identifying the Rack Mounting Hardware

Installing the Server In the Rack Using the Standard Rack Mounting Kit

Installing the Server in the Rack Using the Universal Rack Mounting Kit

Removing the Server from the Rack

Cabling and Power

Getting Service for Your Server

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Linux Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle VM Software

Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console

I/O and Interrupt Resource Allocation

Sun Server X2-8 Specifications

Requesting Physical Media

Operating System Installation

Oracle Solaris Operating System

Introduction to Oracle Solaris OS Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Solaris OS

Linux

Linux Installation Task Map

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Preparing for OS Installation

Selecting a Media Delivery Method

Installing Oracle Linux

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Configuring a Linux Server to Support PXE Installation

Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration

Windows

Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Downloading Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

Oracle VM

Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

Preparing for OS Installation

Installing Oracle VM

ESX

Installing VMware ESX 4.1

Installing VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5 Installable

Booting From OS Distribution Media

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service

ILOM Supplement

Determining Your Server Management Strategy

Oracle ILOM Documentation

Updating Firmware

Server-Specific Oracle ILOM Features

Identifying and Clearing Faults

Recovering a Lost Oracle ILOM Password

Monitoring Hardware and Environmental Sensors

Diagnostics Guide

Overview of the Diagnostics Guide

Introduction to System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting the Server

Troubleshooting DIMM Problems

BIOS POST

Using Oracle ILOM to Monitor the Host

Creating a Data Collector Snapshot

Using SunVTS Diagnostics Software

Performing Pc-Check Diagnostic Tests

U-Boot Diagnostic Start-Up Tests

Service Manual

Sun Server X2-8 Service Manual Overview

Server and Component Overview

Sun Server X2-8 Overview

Sun Server X2-8 Chassis Overview

About Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview

Component Overviews

Front Panel Indicator Module Overview

Power Supply Overview

Hard Drive and XL Bracket Assembly Overview

Drive Backplane Overview

DIMM Overview

RAID Expansion Module Overview

Fabric Expansion Module Overview

System Battery Overview

CPU and Heatsink Assembly Overview

Internal USB Port Overview

Fan Module Overview

Network Express Module Overview

Service Processor (SP) Module Overview

SP Module Multiport Cable Overview

PCIe ExpressModule Overview

AC Power Block Overview

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Overview

Midplane Overview

Component Removal and Installation Levers

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

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Command-Line Interface to Control Power

How to Use the Oracle ILOM Web Interface to Control Power

How to Use IPMItool to Control Power

Removing and Installing Components

Preparing for Service and Operation

Service Task Table

CRU and FRU List

Hot-Plug Components

Required Service Tools

Important Safety Information

Antistatic Precautions and Procedures

How to Prepare for Service

How to Prepare for Operation

Removal and Installation Procedures

Removing and Installing a Power Supply (CRU)

Power Supply Designations

How to Remove a Power Supply

How to Install a Power Supply

How to Remove and Install AC Power Cables

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

How to Remove a Hard Drive Filler

How to Install a Hard Drive Filler

Replacing the Hard Drive Backplane (FRU)

Hard Drive Backplane Cable Routing and Designations

How to Remove the Hard Drive Backplane

How to Install the Hard Drive Backplane

Adding, Removing, and Installing a CMOD (CRU)

How to Add a CPU Module (CMOD) to the Server Using the Upgrade Kit

How to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Remove the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover

How to Install a CPU Module (CMOD)

How to Verify CPLD Versions

CPU Module (CMOD) Designation and Population Rules

CPU Module (CMOD) Designations

CPU Module (CMOD) Population Rules

Removing and Installing a CMOD Filler

How to Remove a CMOD Filler

How to Install a CMOD Filler

How to Replace the CMOD Battery (CRU)

Removing and Installing DIMMs (CRU)

How to Remove a DIMM

How to Install a DIMM

DIMM Population Rules

Population Rules

Supported Memory Configurations

Unsupported DIMMs

Removing and Installing a RAID Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a RAID Expansion Module

How to Install a RAID Expansion Module

Removing and Installing a Fabric Expansion Module (CRU)

How to Remove a Fabric Expansion Module

How to Install a Fabric Expansion Module

Replacing a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

CPU Designations

How to Remove a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

How to Install a CPU and Heatsink Assembly (FRU)

Removing and Installing a Fan Module (CRU)

Fan Module Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module

How to Install a Fan Module

Replacing a Fan Module Controller Board (FRU)

Fan Module Controller Board (FB) Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module Controller Board

How to Install a Fan Module Controller Board

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

Network Express Module Designations and Assignments

How to Remove a NEM or a NEM Filler

How to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler

Removing and Installing a PCIe EM (CRU)

PCIe EM Designations, Slot Numbering, and Population Rules

Preparing a PCIe EM for Hot Plug Removal and Installation

How to Remove a PCIe EM

How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler

Removing and Installing the Service Processor Module (CRU)

How to Remove the SP Module

How to Install the SP Module

Removing and Installing the Multiport Cable

How to Remove the Multiport Cable

How to Install the Multiport Cable

Removing and Installing the Subassembly Module (FRU)

How to Remove the Subassembly Module

How to Install the Subassembly Module

Sun Server X2-8 Service Procedures and Information

Managing FRUID Information

How to Backup Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Restore Motherboard FRUID Information

How to Update Motherboard FRUID Information

Firmware Information and Procedures

How to Update Firmware

How to Use the Tools and Drivers CD

SP Module and CMOD Firmware Compatibility Considerations

How to Access the BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Screens

Main

Advanced

PCIPnP

Boot

Security

RC Settings

Chipset

Exit

Component LED Locations and Functions

Front Indicator Panel LEDs

CPU Module (CMOD) LEDs

Front Panel Power Supply LED's

Front Panel Hard Drive LED's

Back Panel Network Express Module LED's

Back Panel SP Module LEDs

Back Panel PCIe EM LEDs

Thermal Sensor Locations

Power Supply Inlet Thermal Sensors

Power Supply Outlet Thermal Sensors

CMOD Inlet Thermal Sensors

NEM Thermal Sensors

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

Index

How to Remove the Subassembly Module

An animation of the procedure to remove a subassembly module is available. See animation showing subassembly module removal.

Before You Begin

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview

  1. Before replacing this component, backup the motherboard FRUID information. See Managing FRUID Information.
  2. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  3. Disconnect the AC power cables from the rear of the server.

    The AC power connectors are retained by a wire latch. Lift the retaining latch and pull the connector out of its socket (see AC Power Block Overview).

  4. Disengage the power supplies. See How to Remove a Power Supply.

    Partially remove the power supplies. This action ensures that the power supplies are disconnected from the midplane connectors.

  5. Label and remove the CMODs and CPU filler modules. See How to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD).

    CMODs and CPU filler modules must be returned to their original slots. For CMOD slot designations, see CPU Module (CMOD) Designations.

  6. Disconnect the three hard drive backplane cables from the server midplane.

    Note - Do not disconnect the cables from the hard drive backplane.



    image:An illustration showing where to disconnect the hard drive backplane cables from the midplane.
  7. Label and disconnect the cables connected to the rear of the server.

    Note - Do not disconnect the cables at the hard drive backplane.


  8. Remove the four fan modules. See How to Remove a Fan Module.
  9. Remove the fan controller boards. See How to Remove a Fan Module Controller Board.
  10. Remove the network express modules or network express module fillers. See How to Remove a NEM or a NEM Filler.

    If you are not replacing the SAM, removal of this component is optional but recommended.

  11. Remove the PCIe EMs or PCIe EM fillers. See How to Remove a PCIe EM.

    If you are not replacing the SAM, removal of this component is optional but recommended.

  12. Remove the SP module. See How to Remove the SP Module.

    If you are not replacing the SAM, removal of this component is optional but recommended.

  13. Use a long No. 2 screwdriver to loosen the five green captive screws that secure the SAM to the server chassis.

    Two of the captive screws are accessible through the airflow vanes of fan module bays FM 0 and FM 2. To access the screws lift open the top and bottom air flow vanes.


    image:An illustration showing how to remove the SAM.
  14. To remove the SAM, carefully slide it out of the chassis.

    Note - The approximate weight of the SAM is 16 pounds.


Next Steps

How to Install the Subassembly Module