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Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

User's Guide

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Document Information

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Product Notes

Related Documentation


Access to Oracle Support

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


Remove an Existing Card From a Server

For specific PCIe card removal instructions, refer to the system service manual and product notes.

  1. Prepare the server for service.

    Refer to your server's service manual.

    1. Remove the server from active operation.
    2. Turn off the server.

      Power down the system.

    3. Disconnect all power cords from the server power supplies.

      Refer to your server's service manual.

    4. Remove the cover from the chassis.


    Caution - Hazardous voltages are present. Disconnect the server from the main power and from any networks before installing the card to avoid electrical shock.

  2. Remove the bracket from the server chassis [1].

    Remove the bracket screw.

  3. Remove the card from the server chassis [2].

    Carefully lift the card out of the PCIe slot to remove the card.


    Caution - Hot surface. Avoid contact. Surfaces are hot and might cause personal injury if touched. Hazardous voltages are present.

    Figure 4 Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card Removal

    image:Figure showing how to remove the half-height bracket card.

    Figure Legend

    1 Bracket screw

    2 Lift here

  4. Install the new card, as required.

    Refer to Install a New Card.

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