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Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

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Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card Overview

Card Overview

About the Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

Key Features

Card Hardware Components

Card Software and Firmware Components

Card LEDs

Card Specifications

Physical Dimensions

Environmental Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Preparing the Card for Installation

Required Tools

Ship Kit Contents

Observing Safety Precautions

General Safety Information

Safety Symbols

ESD Safety Measures

Perform ESD Prevention Measures

Update the Host Operating System

Installing the Card

Installation Overview

Installing the Card Into a Server

Card Optimization Guidelines

Install a New Card

Remove an Existing Card From a Server

Servicing the Card

Service Overview

Update the Card Software

Update the Card Firmware

Technical Support

Servicing the Card Using the ddcli Utility

Accessing the ddcli Utility

Verify Card Status

ddcli Utility Command Summary

List All Command

List Command

Update Flash Package Command

Health Reporting Command

Locate Card Command

Format Card Command

Show the Vital Product Data Command

Extract SMART Logs Command

Help Command

Troubleshooting Using Card LEDs

Error Messages

Exception Handling

Firmware Exception Error Messages

Reason Codes


Environmental Specifications

The Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card operates and is stored in an environment defined by the following parameters:

Temperature range
  • Operatiing temperature: 0 °C to 74°C (measured at card temperature sensor)
  • Operational environment: 5 °C to 55°C (dry bulb)

  • Storage and transit environment: –20 °C to 75 °C (dry bulb)

  • Thermal sensor temperature cannot exceed 75 °C

  • Maximum dry bulb temperature shall be derated by 3.3 °C per 1000 m above 500 m

  • Four thermal sensors on the cards monitor each flash drive module

Relative humidity range
  • Operational environment: 8% to 80% noncondensing
  • Storage and transit environment: 5% to 95% noncondensing

  • Non-operating: -20°C to 75°C noncondensing

  • Operational environment: Up to 9840 ft (3,000 m)
  • Storage and transit environment: Up to 39,370 ft (12,000 m)

Airflow requirement
More than 200 LFPM (linear feet/minute)

The Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card is designed to provide continuous full bandwidth performance with flash disk temperatures up to 73 °C. Qualified host platforms with required software updates operate with sufficient margin to the maximum temperature under worst case environments.

Should the system maximum operating temperature be exceeded, or a system fault occur which causes internal temperatures of the flash disks to rise above this limit, the card responds as follows:

Note - For specific site planning guidelines and best practices, refer to the server site planning guide and product notes for your server.

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