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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

How to Remove a Hard Drive Filler

How to Install 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)

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 Remove a Hard Drive Filler

Use this procedure to remove a hard drive (HD) filler.


Caution - Air flow and temperature control–related issues . Do not leave a hard drive slot unoccupied. Hard drive slots must contain either a drive or a HD filler.

The HD filler is designed specifically to occupy empty drive slots for the purpose of maintaining server cooling. It does not contain electronics, and it is not a hard drive carrier.

An animation of the procedure to remove a hard drive filler is available. See animation showing hard drive removal.

  1. Prepare the server for service. See How to Prepare for Service.
  2. To unlock the spring-loaded handle, lift the locking latch.
    image:An illustration showing the removal of a hard drive filler.
  3. To remove the HD filler, extend the handle to its open position and pull the filler out of the slot.


    Caution - Possible component damage. The handle does not extend to a 90-degree angle. Do not extend the handle beyond its limitation.

    Drive slots must contain either a hard drive (HD) or an HD filler.

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