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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)

PCIe EM Designations, Slot Numbering, and Population Rules

Preparing a PCIe EM for Hot Plug Removal and Installation

Prepare a PCIe EM for Hot Plug in Oracle Solaris 10 and Solaris 11

How to Remove a PCIe EM

How to Install a PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler

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 PCIe EM or PCIe EM Filler

An animation of the procedure to install a PCIe EM is available. See animation showing PCIe EM installation.

Note - The PCIe EMs shown in this topic might be different from those supplied with your server.

Before You Begin

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. If necessary, remove a PCIe EM or PCIe EM filler. See How to Remove a PCIe EM.
  3. Ensure that the PCIe EM handles are in their fully open position.

    To unlock and extend the handle, pull up on the underside of the release handle and lift the handle to its fully open position.

  4. Position the PCIe EM at the slot with the handle at the bottom.
  5. Slide the PCIe EM into the slot until it stops.
    image:An illustration showing how to install a PCIe EM.
  6. Ensure that the pawl on the end of the handle is aligned with the slot sidewall.
  7. Rotate the handle downward until it is flush with PCIe EM.


    Caution - Pinch point. Keep your fingers clear of the back side of the lever, the lever hinges, and the edges of the module.

    This action draws the PCIe EM into the slot, engaging the PCIe EM with its internal connector.

  8. Attach the necessary cables.
  9. For hot-plug insertion, press the ATTN button.

    The LED blinks for approximately five seconds and then turns off.

    For button location, see Back Panel PCIe EM LEDs.

Next Steps

How to Prepare for Operation

See Also

How to Remove a PCIe EM