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Recommended Base Software Stack for InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse D5000 for Linux



This document describes the current software and firmware stack recommended for the InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse D5000 for Linux.


The recommendations are based on a philosophy that stability in the InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse takes precedence over functionality and performance. This document provides supplemental information, corrections, and clarifications to the documentation at the IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse download site.

Balanced Warehouse Support strongly recommends that you remain on a recommended software and firmware stack for a Balanced Warehouse environment. If you must deviate from a recommended stack, consult the FAQ about software and firmware upgrades.

For information about past recommended software stacks, consult the version history of the recommended base software stack.

Current Recommended Software and Firmware Stack
Software (Oct 5, 2011)

  • 64 bit SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4
  • For a V9.7-based stack:
    • InfoSphere Warehouse 9.7.3
    • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition Version 9.7 Fix Pack 4 special build 27557. This special build includes four APARs: IC76118, IC76734, IC70133, and IC75324
  • IBM Cluster Systems Management V1.7.0.18
  • IBM Systems Director 6.2.1
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager 2.77
  • MegaRAID Command Tool 1.01.39
  • DB2 Performance Expert 3.2.3

Firmware (Oct 5, 2011)
Category Description Version
Server BMC 1.47
BIOS 1.14
Networking Broadcom NetXtreme II firmware update utility 2.1.7a
Broadcom bnx2 driver 2.0.18 -- (1)
Internal storage ServeRAID-8k and 8k-l firmware and BIOS 5.2.0(15432)
ServeRAID 8i,8k,8k-1,8s controller driver 1.1.5(24701)
SAS/SATA hard disk drive update program 1.04
External storage IBM ServeRAID-MR10M SAS controller firmware 11.0.1-0033
MegaRAID 8480 SAS controller firmware 7.0.1-0075
IBM ServeRAID MR10 SAS controller and MegaRAID 8480 SAS controller driver
EXP3000 ESM firmware 1.96
Switch SMC 8848M switch firmware
(1) -- This level of the Broadcom driver ships with SLES10 SP4.

Current Documentation
  • IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse D5000: Design and Implementation Guide
    - 03 refresh (May, 2008)

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Related information

DB2 for Linux validation
IBM eServer Support: Fix Central
All recommended Balanced Warehouse stacks
Documentation download site

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management DB2 for Linux- UNIX and Windows Linux 9.7 Enterprise Server

Product Alias/Synonym

IBM Smart Analytics System
InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse
Balanced Configuration Unit (BCU)

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse
Balanced Warehouse D Class - D5000

Software version: 9.7

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: Enterprise Server

Reference #: 1292737

Modified date: 28 March 2014

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