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Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card

User's Guide

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Using This Documentation

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


Using This Documentation

This users guide provides detailed procedures that describe installing, configuring, and servicing Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card.

This document is written for technicians, system administrators, authorized service providers (ASPs), and users who have advanced experience troubleshooting and replacing hardware.

Note - For specific installation instructions, see your server installation guide. For information about restrictions and use of the Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card on your server, see the most recent version of the server product notes.

This preface contains the following sections:

Product Notes

For late-breaking information and known issues about this product, refer to the product notes at the Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card Documentation Library:

Related Documentation

All Oracle products
Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe card
Oracle Solaris OS and systems software library


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