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Sun Server X4-8 Service Manual

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Updated: March 2018

Install the SMOD

This is a cold-service component. Disconnect the AC power cables from the server before performing this procedure.

Perform this procedure after servicing internal SMOD components, such as the HBA, the internal USB ports, and the system battery.

Access this component directly from the rear of the server.

Before You Begin

  1. Ensure that the handles on the SMOD are in their fully open position.
    1. To unlock the SMOD handles, squeeze together the release latches on the end of both handles.

      The unlocking action is accompanied by an audible click.

    2. To open, rotate both handles downward until they are at a 90 degree angle to the SMOD (fully-open position).
  2. Orient the SMOD with the handles facing away from the server and the connectors facing toward the open slot in the server.
    image:An illustration showing the SMOD aligned with its slot in the                                 rear of the server.
  3. Align the SMOD in the slot.
  4. Slide the SMOD into the slot until it stops.

    This leaves the SMOD protruding slightly from the back of the server. Do not attempt push the SMOD inward beyond this point.

  5. To install the SMOD, simultaneously rotate both handles upward until they lock into place.


    Caution  -  Pinch point. When operating the lever, keep your fingers clear of the back side and hinged end of the lever.

    This action draws the SMOD inward engaging the SMOD connectors with the connectors on the server midplane.

    image:An illustration showing how to lock the SMOD.
  6. Connect the cables to the SMOD.

Next Steps