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Sun Server X2-8 Name Change

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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

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)

Fan Module Designations

How to Remove a Fan Module

How to Install a Fan Module

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 Fan Module


Caution - Potential for system over-temperature and component damage. Do not attempt to operate the system with insufficient cooling. Maintain the integrity of a properly functioning cooling system by immediately replacing nonworking components and ensuring unobstructed airflow.

Note - The fan module is a hot-plug component.

An animation of the procedure to install a fan module is available. See animation showing fan module installation.

Before You Begin

  1. If necessary, prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. Access the back of the server.
  3. Ensure that the fan module handle is in its fully open position.

    To release the fan module handle, gently squeeze the two green-colored release points and pull the handle outward to its fully opened position.

  4. To install the fan module, hold the module by the handle and insert it into the vacant module bay (1).
    image:An illustration showing how to install the fan module.
  5. To engage the module with the internal connector on the FB, firmly push the module inward until it stops.
  6. Move the handle to its fully closed position (2).

    This action produces an audible click as the handle locks into place.

  7. If necessary, prepare the server for operation. See How to Prepare for Operation.

See Also

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview