The Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe card is an SSD in PCIe card format.
Note - This card is cold-service only. You must power down the PDomain before installing the card. See Power Off a PDomain.
Caution - Do not install the Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe card in slot 8 (8 PCIe3 x8). The server will automatically power down the PDomain if this card is detected in IOU slot 8. You can install this card in any slot in any IOU except slot 8.
If this card is installed in slot 8, you will see this console error message:
Hypervisor version: @(#)Hypervisor 1.12.1-nightly_ 2013/01/08 18:40 ... 2013-01-10 23:22:12 SP> NOTICE: Start Host in progress: Step number 2013-01-10 23:22:14 SP> NOTICE: /SYS/IOU0/PCIE8/CAR/CARD is not supported in this slot 2013-01-10 23:22:14 SP> NOTICE: Power off host due to /SYS/IOU0/PCIE8/CAR/CARD
If you try to power up the PDomain with the card in slot 8, the entire DCU will be excluded from the PDomain with this console error message:
Serial console started. To stop, type #. 2013-01-10 13:24:09 SP> NOTICE: Check for usable CPUs in /SYS/DCU0 2013-01-10 13:24:10 SP> NOTICE: Apply configuration rules to /SYS/DCU0 2013-01-10 13:24:11 SP> NOTICE: Exclude all of /SYS/DCU0. Reason: Illegal Add-in card configuration
Note - To recover from this error, see Relocate a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card.
The card can produce a maximum of 25 Watts. When you install the card, you might hear an increase in fan noise as the fans in the PDomain automatically run at a higher speed to provide sufficient cooling.