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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

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)

How to Remove the Subassembly Module

How to Install the Subassembly Module

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 the Subassembly Module

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

Before You Begin

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module Overview

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. Remove the SAM. See .How to Remove the Subassembly Module.
  3. From the back of the server, ensure that the hard drive backplane cables are correctly routed. See Hard Drive Backplane Cable Routing and Designations.
  4. Position the SAM with the fan module drive bay on the left.
  5. Insert the SAM into rear of the server chassis.
  6. Carefully slide the SAM into the chassis until it stops.

    In this position the screws that secure the SAM to the interior chassis might not be touching their corresponding screw holes.

  7. To ensure that the SAM mounting screws touch the interior screw holes on the chassis, firmly push the SAM inward until you can engage the screws.
  8. To partially secure the SAM in the server, use a long No. 2 screwdriver to tighten the three right–most green captive screws.

    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 airflow vanes.

    image:An illustration showing how to install the SAM.
  9. To fully secure the SAM in the server, carefully open the air vanes of the two left FMs and tighten the two green captive screws.
  10. From the front of the server, connect the three hard drive backplane cables to the midplane.
    image:An illustration showing where to connect the hard drive backplane cables on the midplane.
  11. At the rear of the server, install the fan controller boards. See How to Install a Fan Module Controller Board.
  12. Install the four fan modules. See How to Install a Fan Module.
  13. Install the network express modules or network express module fillers. See How to Install a NEM or a NEM Filler.
  14. Install the PCIe EMs or PCIe EM fillers. See How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler.
  15. Install the SP module. See How to Install the SP Module.
  16. Connect any cables network cables to the rear of the server.
  17. Prepare the server for operation. See How to Prepare for Operation.
  18. Backup and update the FRUID for the SAM serial number. See Managing FRUID Information.