We have nCipher nFast HSMs on AMDs and wonder if there is a limit to the number of SSL keys that either the card can hanlde or the AMD can handle?
Happens to be running 11.5 currently if that matters.
42:02.0 Co-processor: Intel Corporation 21555 Non transparent PCI-to-PCI Bridge (rev 03)
Subsystem: Ncipher Corp Ltd Unknown device 0100
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 8, IRQ 67
Memory at dfcf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
Memory at d9e00000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [e4] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [ec] #06 
Any of the nfast tools allow me to interrogate?
Well, HSMs were bought with the AMDs direct from Compuware as part of a bundle, so we've never had any dealiings with Thales.
As it's running 11.5, you can probably guess it's not new either!
I'm really after a ballpark figure - 100, 1000 etc as we need to do a tactical 'Add these new servers' before we can finally upgrade to latest DCRUM version! (A project kicking off as I type)
I want to be reasonably confident that we can accomodate the extra servers which all have SSL
So saying that - I guess the shipping bills are lost in time?
Then I see only 2 options:
If you have the ILO board activated that should potentially give you another way in.
An exact number isn't really possible. different key sizes will of course consume different amounts of space on the card.
I've a customer with a nCipher HSM and they have a 'couple hundred' (I'm not up to date on the exact number) keys loaded.