Sandisk PX600 Cisco PCIE SSD

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They are high power draw like all FusionIO that's for sure.
I have one on the way, and will report back.

These will need a lot of air flow too
 
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Seller has to models for M3 generation cisco and M4.Difference is 10 usd from BO price.Cant find any info about. Sended few requests, Sandisk official replied "Go ask Cisco, its their hardware".Its pcie 2.0 device, but endurance is high on write.Plan to get few as cache tier device.
UCSC-F-FIO-1000MP M3 gen blades (lower price)
UCSC-F-FIO-1000PS M4 gen blades (higher price)
Sended offer for 4pcs @ 100 each on UCSC-F-FIO-1000MP model.
 
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CKyle

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***Update***
I ordered one, and it arrived Friday. Its installed and running fine in my Dell R710 server running ESXi 6.7. It gave a warning that it was being installed on an unsupported OS, but allowed the install to continue. Here is the current status:

[root@ESXi:~] fio-status -a
Found 1 ioMemory device in this system
Driver version: 4.0.2 build 983
Adapter: ioMono
Cisco UCS 1000GB MLC Fusion ioMemory PX, Product Number: PFIO1000MP, SN:FIO20469034
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN: PFIO1000MP
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.62V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.98A
PCIe Bus power: avg 12.40W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 24.75W
PCIe slot available power: unavailable
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: Product Number: PFIO1000MP, SN:1611D02B0
fct0 Attached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number: PFIO1000MP, SN:1611D02B0
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN: PFIO1000MP
SMP Versions: App:0.0.36.0,
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:06:00.0, Slot Number:4
Vendor:1aed, Device:3002, Sub vendor:1137, Sub device:13d
Firmware v8.5.28, rev 116474 Public
Unactivated Firmware v8.5.28, rev 20140617 -- Reboot required to activate
1000.00 GBytes device size
Format: v500, 1953125000 sectors of 512 bytes
PCIe slot available power: 25.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 68.90 degC, max 80.72 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.00V, max 1.01V
Aux voltage: avg 1.79V, max 1.81V
Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
Active media: 100.00%
Rated PBW: 12.00 PB, 100.00% remaining
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 462,966,845,528
Physical bytes read : 3,189,043,872
RAM usage:
Current: 684,538,624 bytes
Peak : 684,538,624 bytes
Contained Virtual Partitions:
fioiom0: ID:0, UUID:e2f8f7b4-99b2-4c40-b586-6a7b528e7217
ACTIVE INFO:
Unactivated firmware available - reboot required to activate.
fioiom0 State: Online, Type: block device, Device: /dev/disks/eui.e2f8f7b499b24c400024717b528e7217
ID:0, UUID:e2f8f7b4-99b2-4c40-b586-6a7b528e7217
1000.00 GBytes device size
Format: 1953125000 sectors of 512 bytes
Sectors In Use: 728354379
Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 1953125000
Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 1953125000
[root@ESXi:~]

I am not sure about the message regarding unactivated firmware, the system has been rebooted a few times, and this message still appears. Anyone familiar with that?
 

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POWER for those interested but missed it in above:

PCIe Bus power: avg 12.40W

NOt tooooo bad :D
 
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Anyone able to flash these back to Sandisk firmware? Running 4.3.5 from the WDC site for the Px600.

Keep getting an error, and can't find the cisco firmware for download.

Code:
C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>fio-update-iodrive fusion_4.3.5-20190313.fff
WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR RUN ANY IODRIVE UTILITIES WHILE THE FIRMWARE UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS
  Please wait...this could take a while

 / Updating - fct0:   0% | fct1:   0%
Error: Firmware file does not contain firmware for device 'fct0', part 'PA006041115'.
Error: Firmware file does not contain firmware for device 'fct1', part 'PA006041115'.
 

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Be careful with these (for now), I have a dozen of these and they are on firmware from 2014, and it is a Cisco UCS branded firmware which I cannot (so far) update to something more recent.

If you use the latest drivers from WD/Sandisk or Dell site (4.3.5) Windows 2016 and Windows 2019 do not see these at all.

The seller was great, arrived quickly etc, but I unless I can find a way to update the FW and get em working with 2016/2019 I have bricks.
 

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Be careful with these (for now), I have a dozen of these and they are on firmware from 2014, and it is a Cisco UCS branded firmware which I cannot (so far) update to something more recent.

If you use the latest drivers from WD/Sandisk or Dell site (4.3.5) Windows 2016 and Windows 2019 do not see these at all.

The seller was great, arrived quickly etc, but I unless I can find a way to update the FW and get em working with 2016/2019 I have bricks.
Crazy idea, but why not to try to use Cisco tools to update it to the latest firmware:
This specific card was meant to be used in UCS-Cxxx M3, like this one
the F/W update software I've used before to update a standalone UCS-C rack server
Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
ucs-c220-huu-3.0.4k.iso
Software Download - Cisco Systems
 

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Hey, thanks for that link. Unfortunately, I think these are like HP Server ISO's, where you have to have a UCS server for it to recognize it and flash whatever needs updating.

I'm going through it though, hopefully I can find the fw file, so far no luck.

Maybe I'll buy a UCS server to flash these cards...
 

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I have a bunch of these in Cisco UCS servers. I don't think the issue is the firmware, you need a Windows driver for Windows to see the thing.

Get the UCS C-Series utilities ISO, inside there are installers. I have the B-Series ISO (for blades). You install the ioDrive drivers, then install the management tools. There is a software package from SanDisk that allows you to see the drive, you can attach to Windows from there. Until you attach Windows will never see it.
 

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Any luck with firmware?Got one today,at clean hpe image vmware 6.7u1 i see just
Mass storage controller: SanDisk ioMemory HHHL

What vib i should install for it to work?
Thanks
 

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Any luck with firmware?Got one today,at clean hpe image vmware 6.7u1 i see just
Mass storage controller: SanDisk ioMemory HHHL

What vib i should install for it to work?
Thanks
I am running the Dell ESXi image DellEMC-ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-A01 on a Dell R710 server.

I used scsi-iomemory-vsl4-55l-4.0.2.983-offline_bundle-1801663.zip from VMWare.
 

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CKyle thanks a lot.Yep that version installed at hpe image 6.7u1 fresh install,on dl380p g8 (downloaded from google search at lenovo support,lol),its need to be formatted from ssh by "fio-format -b 512 /dev/fct0" and then rescan+refresh at vmware web gui.
 
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