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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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Document Information

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

Sun Server X2-8 Chassis Overview

About Sun Server X2-8 CPU Modules and CMOD Filler Modules

CMOD Incompatibility Between Versions of Sun Server X2-8

CPU Modules and Filler Modules

CMOD Internal Components

CMOD Connectivity

Sun Server X2-8 Subassembly Module 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)

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


CMOD Incompatibility Between Versions of Sun Server X2-8

The CPU modules for the Sun Server X2-8 are unique to the M2 model of the server family and are not interchangeable with the CPU modules used in the Sun Fire X4800 server. Likewise, CPU modules designed for the Sun Fire X4800 server are not compatible with the Sun Server X2-8.

The CMODs designed for use with the Sun Server X2-8 are distinguishable from non-M2 servers by the 5-2M designation label that is affixed to the outer edge of the CMOD locking levers near the hinge. This distinguishing characteristic is viewable on the CMOD front panel. The following illustration shows a comparison of the CMOD front panels for the two servers.

image:Illustration showing the visual difference between the two types of CMODs.
Sun Fire X4800 CMOD
Sun Server X2-8 CMOD (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2 CMOD)

See Also: CPU Modules and Filler Modules