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Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Service Manual     Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Documentation Library
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Using This Documentation

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)

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)

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 NEM or a NEM Filler

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

Note - The NEM is a hot plug component.

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. If necessary remove a network express module (NEM) or a NEM filler. See How to Remove a NEM or a NEM Filler.
  4. Ensure that the NEM release handles are in their fully open position.

    Extend the release handles outward in opposite directions to their fully open position. Pull the lower handle downward and lift the upper handle.

  5. To install the NEM, use the handles to slide the NEM into its slot until it stops (1).
    image:An illustration showing how to install a network express module .
  6. Ensure that the pawls on the levers are aligned with the slot in the side wall.
  7. Rotate both handles inward toward the NEM (2).


    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 NEM into the slot, engaging the NEM with its internal connector.

  8. If necessary, install a 10 GE transceiver.
  9. Attach the necessary cables to the NEM.

Next Steps

How to Prepare for Operation.