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SPARC T7/M7 Series Servers : Use only qualified T7/M7 PCIe hot-plug carriers in T7 and M7 Series Servers (Doc ID 2054655.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2021

Applies to:

SPARC T7-2 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-8 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The PCIe hot-plug carriers from T5/M5/M6 systems have not been qualified for use in the T7 or M7 systems.   
If T5/M5/M6 carriers are used in T7-4 or M7 systems, PCIE I/O failures may occur for the add-in card.

As described in the Service Manual, M7 series and T7-4 servers support the use of only PCIe x16 hot-plug card carriers, which are physically labeled with "x16 CAR" on the faceplate. PCIe x8 card carriers from earlier generations of Oracle servers, which are labeled with "CAR" on the faceplate, are not supported for use in M7 series and T7-4 servers.



Fix available in 9.5.2.g

Troubleshooting Steps

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