f20 esm

Sun Flash Accelerator F20 Energy Storage Module (ESM) Lifespan. [ID 1327000.1]

Applies to:

Sun Flash F20 PCIe Card - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


System firmware requirements to support the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 ESM lifespan of two or three years.


The intended audience is any system administrator who needs to monitor the Sun Flash Accelerator F20 ESM to ensure it is replaced at the end of its life cycle.


The Sun Flash Accelerator F20 ESM provides backup power to the flash modules if the host power is lost.  The ESM should be replaced every two or three years - see chart below.

To accurately track when the ESM requires replacement, please ensure the minimum required system firmware (ILOM or XCP) is installed.
Host PlatformMin. Required System FirmwareESM Lifespan (years)
T5120/T5220 7.3.0 3
T5140/T5240 7.3.1a 3
T5440 7.3.1a 3
M4000/M5000 XCP 1102 3
M8000/M9000 XCP 1102 3
T3-1/T3-2 TBD 2
X4170 M2/X4270 M2 1.3.2 3
X4470 1.2 3
X4540 2.3.2 3

See the host platform's Product Notes:


for system firmware installation instructions.

See also documentation regarding FMA messages that indicates an ESM approaching and exceeding its lifespan.
SCF-8000-9X - ESM approaching its lifespan (Doc ID 1174085.1)
SCF-8000-AE - ESM has exceeded its lifespan (Doc ID 1174849.1)

 esm = energy storage module

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