Sun Flash Accelerator F40 and F80 PCIe cards are SSDs in PCIe card format. These cards are hot-pluggable in any IOU slot except slot 8.
Caution - Do not install Sun Flash Accelerator F40 or F80 cards in IOU slots labeled 8 PCIe3 x8. These slots have less airflow than the other PCIe slots and may not adequately cool these particular cards under all recommended operating conditions. If these cards are detected in these slots, the server and these cards will operate, but the server will generate a fault. You should install these cards in any PCIe slot in any IOU except PCIe 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.