Supported IO Cards for SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server

Version 1

    The following table lists I/O cards that are supported into the server. Some of these cards may have had is End of Life announced, and some may have passed their Last Order Date.

    For more information, refer to the Product Manuals.


    IO Card Model Numbers Max Quantity With IO Expansion Unit Comments
    Network Interface Card (NIC)
    Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) Networking Cards X1027A-Z 6 per domain N/S
    Sun Multithreaded Quad Gigabit Ethernet Networking Cards X4447A-Z 8 per domain 4 (2 per PCIe IO Boat)
    Sun PCI-Express Dual Gigabit Ethernet Low Profile NIC X7280A-Z or X7281A-Z 12 per domain 4 (2 per PCIe IO Boat)
    Sun 10 GbE XFP SR PCI Express card includes one 10 GbE port with one fixed XFP SR transceiver X1106A-Z or 1106A-Z 6 per domain N/S Please note that the XFP transceiver is fixed to the card and not pluggable
    Sun Dual 10 GbE XFP 2 SR PCI Express card includes two 10 GbE ports with two fixed XFP SR transceivers X1107A-Z or 1107A-Z 6 per domain N/S Please note that the two XFP transceivers are fixed to the card and not pluggable
    Fiber Channel (FC) Host Bust Adaptor (HBA)
    Sun StorageTek 4 Gb Fibre Channel Low Profile PCIe HBA Sun StorageTek Enterprise Class 4 Gb FC PCIe HBA, QLogic:
    Sun part number: SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4 Dual Port
    Sun part number: SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4 Single Port;
    Sun StorageTek Enterprise Class 4 Gb FC PCIe HBA, Emulex:
    Sun part number: SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4 Dual Port
    7105389 for EU countries
    Sun part number: SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4 Single Port
    7105390 for EU countries
    30 per domain 12 (6 per PCIe IO Boat)
    Sun 4Gb 2 Port Fiber Channel Low Profile PCIx HBA SG-XPCI2FC-QF4,
    SG-XPCI1FC-QF4, SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z, SG-XPCI1FC-EM4-Z
    1 per domain 4 (2 per PCI-X IO Boat)
    Sun 8Gb Single Port Fiber Channel Low Profile PCIe HBA QLogic: SG-XPCIE1FC-QF8-Z 30per domain
    Sun 8Gb Single Port Fiber Channel Low Profile PCIe HBA Emulex: SG-XPCIE1FC-EM8-Z
    7105391 for EU countries
    30 per domain
    Sun 8Gb Dual Port Fiber Channel Low Profile PCIe HBA QLogic: SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z 30 per domain
    Sun 8Gb Dual Port Fiber Channel Low Profile PCIe HBA Emulex: SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-Z 18 per domain
    Sun Storage 10 GbE FCoE PCIe LP Converged Network Adapter: low profile, dual port, TwinAX SG-XPCIEFCOE2-Q-TA
    7105382 for EU countries
    6 per domain High Performance card; recommended in even or odd slot placement for best performance
    Sun Storage 10 GbE FCoE PCIe Converged Network Adapter: low profile, dual port, SR optics SG-XPCIEFCOE2-Q-SR
    7105381 for EU countries
    6 per domain High Performance card; recommended in even or odd slot placement for best performance
    SAS Host Bus Adaptor (HBA)
    Sun StorageTek SAS Host Bus Adapter SG-XPCIE8SAS-E-Z 10 per domain 4 (2 per PCIe IO Boat)
    Sun StorageTek (TM) 8-port external SAS RAID Host Bus Adapter SGXPCIESAS-R-EXT-Z 2 per domain 2 per domain The 2 HBAs can be placed either in the host slots or  IO Box but there is a total limit of 2 per domain regardless of where it is placed.
    Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA, Internal: 8 port SGX-SAS6-EXT-Z
    7105387 for EU countries
    8 per domain
    Miscellaneous Cards
    Sun Crypto Accelerator 6000 PCIe Card X6000A 3 per domain 3 per domain You either put the 3 cards in the host slots or in the IObox but that there is a
    total limit of three per domain no matter where you place them.
    HSI/U high speed serial interface X1355A-2 N/S 4 (2 per PCI-X IO Boat)
    Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator X3000A N/S N/S
    Sun StorageTek Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus AdaptersPCIe SG-XPCIE2SCSIU320-Z
    7105384 for EU countries
    14 per domain 4 (2 per PCIe IO Boat)
    Ultra 320 LVD SCSI HBA PCI-X SGXPCI2SCSILM320-Z N/S N/S Previously supported; N/S after 04/01/08
    Sun IB-HCA (qFalcon) Dual port 4x QDR PCI-E Low Profile adapter X4242A (replaces X4237A-N) 1 per domain Note: 2nd card per domain supported for redundancy configurations only
    Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card
    (Available as an X-option only.)
    XTAFASS3IE96GB 8 per domain N/S Requires server XCP ver 1093