The SP contains firmware. The motherboard also contains firmware. The firmware on the SP and motherboard must be compatible.
When you replace the SP, the firmware on the new SP might be incompatible with the existing motherboard firmware. In this case, you must update the system firmware which updates the SP and motherboard firmware to compatible versions. See Install the Service Processor Card.
Refer to the related procedures using Oracle ILOM in the SPARC T3 Series Servers Administration Guide.
Set the card on an antistatic mat.