New riser cards for the Sun Fire V215 and V245 servers change the characteristics of the I/O subsystem giving users more flexibility for configurations, especially in the
combination of adapters that can be included with a system.
Two of the new riser cards provide an effective means to change I/O slots from PCI-X to PCIe, so more combinations of adapters can be considered and allow for standardization on newer technology. Note that replacement to these riser cards will eliminate all PCI-X slot(s) from the servers.
Adapters supported for the new PCIe riser cards:
- X7295A: XVR-2500 graphics adapter requires X8426A-Z for Sun Fire V215 and X8427A-Z for Sun Fire V245
Two more new riser cards, PCI-X riser cards, support adapters such as the X1256A-2 serial asynchronous adapter, SAI/P.
Adapters supported for the new PCI-X riser cards:
- X2156A-2 serial asynchronous adapter, SAI/P, requires X8424A-Z for Sun Fire V215 and X8425A-Z for Sun Fire V245
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