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Sun Server X4-8 Service Manual

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Updated: March 2018

Replace the SAS Cable

This is an internal component that is accessible from the rear of the server by removing the SMOD. Perform this procedure to replace the SAS cables on the SMOD.

Before You Begin

  1. Prepare the server for cold service. See Prepare the Server for Cold Service.
  2. Remove the SMOD. See Remove the SMOD.
  3. Set the SMOD on a flat surface with the front side facing toward you.
  4. Close the SMOD handles.
  5. Rotate the SMOD 180 degrees so the back (connector) side is facing toward you.
  6. Turn the SMOD upside down and locate the HBA.

    Note -  The connector (back) side of the SMOD should still be facing you.

    The HBA card is located inside the SMOD and is accessible through the an upward-facing opening on the right side.

  7. Remove the HBA card and disconnect the SAS cables. See Remove the HBA Card.
  8. Disconnect the SAS cables from the drive backplane.
  9. Carefully route and remove the SAS cables from the SMOD.
  10. Connect the replacement cables to the drive backplane.
  11. Route the replacement SAS cables from the backplane to the SMOD motherboard.
  12. Ensure that the connectors are routed under the support bracket.
  13. Install the HBA card. See Install the HBA Card.

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