Minimum required software for Oracle Server X8-8 is SW1.1.0.
Oracle Server X8-8 requires a doublewide PCIe hot-plug carrier extension for each installed Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2 to facilitate airflow. Dual PCIe Card Carriers (DPCCs) do not allow the use of one adjacent PCIe slot. PCIe hot-plug carrier extensions (PN 710710) are installed in odd numbered PCIe slots.
The following figure shows an example of a hot-swappable Dual PCIe Card Carrier that populates two PCIe slots for each Oracle Flash Accelerator F640 PCIe Card v2.
For more information about server configuration, refer to the server documentation at https://www.oracle.com/goto/x8-8/docs.