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Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

User's Guide

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Product Notes

Feedback

Support and Accessibility

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

Index

Key Features

Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card key features include:

Feature
Description
Proven enterprise reliability
Block-level and page-level failure protection.
Best-in-class read and write performance
0.095 msec write latency (8k transfer size).
Capacity
400 GB, usable.
Life monitoring capability
Functional life expectancy based on read/writes such as write workloads, duty cycle writes, and retired blocks.
Low host burden
No static CPU and memory overhead.
Operating systems
Per server.
PCIe standard
PCI Express– 2.0, x8, PCIe low-profile bracket.
LED status indicators
Three board-mounted, right-angle LEDs shine through the PCI bracket to indicate activity, drive life, and status.
Characteristics

The Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card has the following general characteristics:

Characteristic
Value
Device name
Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card
Manufacturing name
Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card
Capacity
400 GB, usable, 100 GB per flash drive module
Firmware
IT
NAND
eMLC (enterprise multi-level cell)
Card style
Low-profile, half-height, and half-length PCIe board
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