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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)

How to Remove a RAID Expansion Module

How to Install a RAID Expansion Module

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)

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 RAID Expansion Module

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

Note - The RAID expansion module (REM) is supported only in CMOD 0 (BL 0).

Before You Begin

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. Remove the CMOD from the server. See How to Remove a CPU Module (CMOD).
  3. Set the CMOD on a flat antistatic surface with ample surrounding space and light.
  4. Remove the CMOD cover. See How to Remove the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover.
  5. If necessary, remove the protective cap from the REM connector on the motherboard.
  6. Remove the RAID expansion module (REM) from its packaging.
  7. Ensure that the REM ejector lever is in the closed position.

    The lever should be flat with the REM support bracket.

  8. Position the REM so that the battery is facing downward and the connector is aligned with the connector on the motherboard.
    image:An illustration showing the installation of the REM in the server.
  9. Slip the opposite end of the REM under the retaining clips on the front support bracket and ensure that the notch on the edge of the REM is positioned around the alignment post on the bracket.
  10. Carefully lower and position the connector end of the REM until the REM contacts the connector on the motherboard.
  11. Ensure that the connectors are aligned.
  12. To seat the connector, carefully push the REM downward until it is in a level position.
  13. Install the CMOD cover. See How to Install the CPU Module (CMOD) Cover.

Next Steps

How to Prepare for Operation