Support Matrix for Subsystem Device Driver, Subsystem Device Driver Path Control Module, and Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module

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Abstract

Support Matrix for Subsystem Device Driver (SDD), Subsystem Device Driver Path Control Module (SDDPCM), and Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module (SDDDSM) for ESS, DS8000, DS6000, DS5000, DS4000, DS5020, DS3950, SVC, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Storwize V5000,IBM Storwize V3500,IBM Storwize V3700 and IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module (RSSM)




Support Matrix for AIX SDD

Support Matrix for Linux SDD

Support Matrix for HP SDD

Support Matrix for Solaris SDD

Support Matrix for Novell SDD

Support Matrix for AIX SDDPCM

Support Matrix for Windows SDDDSM

Support Matrix for Linux DM-Multipath


Note: SDD releases cumulative support for storage subsystems at the GA of each storage subsystem type. However, since all storage subsystems are not on the same release schedule, the latest SDD releases may not support all storage subsystem types. Refer to the tables below to determine the support level for your configuration. Then, download the package at each platform's download page. For detailed information on fixes and features, refer to the readme files located at each platform's download page.

Support Matrix for AIX SDD
Last Modified Date: 2011-06-03

Latest AIX SDD Levels for Supported Device Types

SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
1.7.2.8
No
Yes
No
No
1.7.2.7
No
Yes
No
No
1.7.2.5
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.7.2.4
No
No
No
Yes
1.7.2.3
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.7.2.1
Yes
No
No
Yes
1.7.2.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.7.1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
1.7.0.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Latest AIX SDD Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
AIX Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
4.3
1.7.2.1
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.1
1.7.2.1
1.7.2.8
1.7.2.3
N/A
5.2
1.7.2.1 1
1.7.2.8 1
1.7.2.3 1
N/A
5.3 / VIOS 1.X 2
1.7.2.1 1
1.7.2.8 1
1.7.2.3 1
1.7.2.5 1
6.1 / VIOS 2.X 2
1.7.2.1
1.7.2.8
1.7.2.3
1.7.2.5
1Requires 5.2 TL08 or above and 5.3 TL04 or above;
2"5.3/VIOS1.X" and "6.1/VIOS2.X" only indicates that VIOS v1.X is associated with AIX53, and VIOS v2.X is associated with AIX6.1. For detail information about which OS/VIOS/SDD versions are supported for IBM storage devices, please refer to storage subsystem web page;

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Support Matrix for Linux SDD
Last Modified Date: 2009-09-03

Latest Linux SDD Levels for Supported Device Types

SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
1.6.3.0-9
No
No
No
Yes
1.6.3.0-8
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.6.3.0-7
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.6.3.0-6
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.6.3.0-5
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.6.3.0-4
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.6.3.0-2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.6.1.0-4
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
1.6.0.1-11.2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
1.6.0.1-11
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Latest Linux SDD Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
Linux Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
Red Flag AS & DC 4.1/Asianux 1.0 (x86)
1.6.1.0-4
1.6.1.0-4
1.6.1.0-4
1.6.1.0-4
Red Hat EL 2.1 (x86)
1.6.0.1-11
1.6.0.1-11
1.6.0.1-11
N/A
Red Hat EL 3.0 (ia64)
1.6.0.1-11.2
1.6.0.1-11.2
1.6.0.1-11.2
N/A
Red Hat EL 3.0 (x86)
1.6.3.0-2
1.6.3.0-4
1.6.3.0-2
N/A
Red Hat EL 3.0 (ppc)
1.6.3.0-2
1.6.3.0-4
1.6.3.0-2
N/A
Red Hat EL 4.0 (x86)
1.6.3.0-5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
N/A
Red Hat EL 4.0 (ppc)
1.6.3.0-5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
N/A
Red Hat EL 4.0 (x86_64)
1.6.3.0-5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
N/A
SuSE SLES 8.0 (ia64)
1.6.0.1-11.2 4
1.6.0.1-11.2 4
1.6.0.1-11.2 4
N/A
SuSE SLES 8.0/ UnitedLinux 1.0 (x86)
1.6.3.0-2 4
1.6.3.0-2 4
1.6.3.0-2 4
N/A
SuSE SLES 8.0 (ppc)
1.6.3.0-2 4
1.6.3.0-2 4
1.6.3.0-2 4
N/A
SuSE SLES 9.0 (x86)
1.6.3.0-2 5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
SuSE SLES 9.0 (ppc)
1.6.3.0-2 5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
SuSE SLES 9.0 (x86_64)
1.6.3.0-2 5
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
1.6.3.0-8
4 For DS8000/DS6000/ESS, the only kernel levels supported from SLES 8 are 2.4.21-278, 2.4.21-295, 2.4.21-304, 2.4.21-306, and 2.4.21-309.
5 For SLES9, DS6k currently only supports kernel levels 2.6.5-7.193 or 2.6.5-7.267 and later, and DS8k only supports kernel levels 2.6.5-7.193 and later. For SVC, IBM does not support the 2.6.5-7.257 kernel and recommends using the 2.6.5-7.267 kernel instead.

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Support Matrix for HP SDD
Last Modified Date: 2013-01-31

Latest HP SDD Levels for Supported Device Types
SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
DS5000 6
DS4000 6
DS3950
SVC
1.8.1.3
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
1.8.1.0
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
1.8.0.2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.8.0.0
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
1.7.1.0
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
1.7.0.3
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.6.3.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes

Latest HP SDD Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
HP-UX Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
DS5000 6
DS4000 6
DS3950
SVC
11.11 (32 bit)
1.6.3.0
1.7.1.0
1.6.3.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
11.0 (64 bit)
1.6.3.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
11.11 (64 bit)
1.6.3.0
1.8.1.0
1.8.0.2
n/a
1.8.0.2
n/a
1.8.1.3
11iV2 ia64
1.6.3.0
1.8.1.0
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.1.3
11iV2 PA-RISC
1.6.3.0
1.8.1.0
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.0.2
1.8.1.3
6DS4000 refers to DS4200, DS4300, DS4400, DS4500, DS4700, and DS4800. DS5000 refers to DS5020, DS5100, and DS5300.

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Support Matrix for Solaris SDD
Last Modified Date: 2012-10-01

Latest Solaris SDD Levels for Supported Device Types

SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
1.6.5.2-0
No
Yes
No
No
1.6.5.1-0
No
Yes
No
No
1.6.5.0-0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1.6.4.0-2
No
Yes
No
Yes
1.6.3.0-1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Latest Solaris SDD Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
Solaris Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
8/9 (32 bit)
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.2-0
1.6.5.0-0
n/a
8 (64 bit)
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.2-0
1.6.5.0-0
n/a
9 (64 bit)
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.2-0
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.0-0
10 (64 bit)
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.2-0
1.6.5.0-0
1.6.5.0-0
10 (x86_64)
n/a
1.6.5.2-0
n/a
n/a

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Support Matrix for Novell SDD
Last Modified Date: 2010-03-24

Latest Novell SDD Levels for Supported Device Types

SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
1.60g
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Latest Novell SDD Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
Novell Netware Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
Netware 6.5
OES (Netware)
OES 2 (Netware)
1.60g
1.60g
1.60g
n/a

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Support Matrix for AIX SDDPCM
Last Modified Date: 2014-06-27

Latest AIX SDDPCM Levels for Supported Device Types


SDD Level

ESS

DS8000

DS6000

DS5000 7,8

DS4000 7,8

DS5020 8

DS3950 8

SVC

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize V5000

IBM Storwize V3500

IBM Storwize V3700

IBM
Flash System
V840

RSSM

2.6.5.1

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2.6.4.0

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2.6.3.2

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2.6.3.1

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

2.6.2.1

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

2.6.1.0

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2.6.0.3

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2.6.0.2

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

2.6.0.1

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

2.6.0.0

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

2.5.2.0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

2.5.1.0

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.5.0.0

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.4.0.5

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.4.0.3

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.4.0.2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.4.0.0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.2.0.4

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.2.0.3

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

2.2.0.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Latest AIX SDDPCM Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
AIX Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
DS5000 7,8
DS4000 7,8
DS5020 8
DS3950 8
SVC
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Flash System
V840
RSSM
5.2
2.2.0.4 1 0, 11
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.4.0.2 10,11
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
N/A
5.3 / VIOS 1.X 14
2.2.0.4 10,11
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.4.0.2 10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.1.0 9,10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
N/A
6.1 / VIOS 2.X / NPIV 14
2.2.0.4 10,11
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.4.0.2 10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.1.0 9,10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.3.1 9,10,11
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.2.1 10,13
7.1 / NPIV14
N/A
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.5.1 10,11,12
2.6.2.1 10,13
7DS4000 refers to DS4100, DS4200, DS4300, DS4400, DS4500, DS4700, and DS4800. DS5000 refers to DS5100 and DS5300.
8Refer to SSIC for the SDDPCM level supported by your storage model and firmware level.
9VIOS is not supported with SDDPCM on DS4000, DS5000, DS5020 and DS3950 subsystem devices.
10Requires certain OS TL, VIOS version, or APARs. Please refer to the latest README of this SDDPCM version for detailed information.
11Persistent Reservation with HACMP is not supported; Only HACMP with enhanced concurrent mode volume group is supported;
12If you are running SVC release which includes APAR IC55826 (SVC v4.2.1.6 and above), or SVC release prior to SVC v4.2.1.6 with an iFix on LONG BUSY, there are a list of required AIX APARs and AIX iFix for your AIX Technology Level. Refer to the latest README for detailed information;
13HACMP is not supported for RSSM;
14"5.3/VIOS1.X" and "6.1/VIOS2.X" only indicate that VIOS v1.X is associated with AIX53, and VIOS v2.X is associated with AIX6.1. For detail information about which OS/VIOS/SDDPCM versions are supported for IBM storage devices, please refer to storage subsystem web page;


Latest AIX SDDPCM Levels for DS8000 Open HyperSwap (non-cluster)
SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
DS5000 7
DS4000 7
DS5020
DS3950
SVC
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM Storwize V3700
RSSM
3.0.0.7 15,16
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
3.0.0.5 15,16
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
3.0.0.4 15,16
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
3.0.0.0 15,16
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No


Latest AIX SDDPCM Levels for DS8000 Open HyperSwap (non-cluster) and Supported Operating System Levels
AIX Operating System
DS8000
5.3 15,16
3.0.0.7 15,16
6.1 15,16
3.0.0.7 15,16
15This version supports Tivoli Productivity Center for Replication Open HyperSwap, for non-clustering environment only. Currently DB2 with raw device access is not supported. The Open HyperSwap functionality for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication requires a minimum version of R5.1 with DS8700 or up;
16Please refer to the latest readme of this version for the supported AIX TL/SP levels and the required APARs;

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Support Matrix for Windows SDDDSM
Last Modified Date: 2014-06-27

Latest Windows SDDDSM Levels for Supported Device Types

SDD Level
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Flash System
V840
RSSM
2.4.3.5-3
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
2.4.3.4-4
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
2.4.3.3-5
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4.3.3-2
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4.3.1-2
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
2.4.2.2-3
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
2.4.2.1-2
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
2.4.2.0-1
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
2.4.1.2-2
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
2.4.1.1-1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
2.4.0.0-9
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
2.2.0.0-11
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
2.1.3.0-1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No

Latest Windows SDDDSM Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels
Windows Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Flash System
V840
RSSM
2003/2003
(R2/ SP2/ 32bit /64 bit)
2.1.3.0-1
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.1.1-1
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.3-2
2008 (32bit)
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.1.1-1
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.3-2
2008 (x64)
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.1.1-1
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.3-2
2008 R2 (x64)
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.3-2
2012
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.3-5
2012 R2
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
N/A
2012 Server Core
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
N/A
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
2.4.3.5-3
N/A


Latest Supported HBA Drivers for Windows SDDDSM
Emulex
QLogic
Brocade
SDDDSM
StorPort (elxsli2.sys)
StorPort (ql2x00.sys)
StorPort (bfad.sys)


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Support Matrix for Linux DM-Multipath
Last Modified Date: 2011-12-23

Minimum Linux DM-Multipath Levels for Supported Device Types and Supported Operating System Levels

Linux Operating System
ESS
DS8000
DS6000
SVC
RSSM
SuSE SLES 11 17
(x86/x86_64)
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.27-8.6
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
in SLES 11.0
device-mapper-1.02.27-8.6
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
in SLES 11.0
device-mapper-1.02.27-8.6
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
in SLES 11.0
device-mapper-1.02.27-8.6
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
in SLES 11.0
SuSE SLES 10 17
(x86/x86_64)
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-6.14
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.38
in SLES 10.2
Red Hat EL 6 17
(x86/x86_64)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.62-3.el6
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.9-41.el6
in Red Hat EL 6.1
Red Hat EL 5 17
(x86/x86_64)
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.13-1.el5
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5
in Red Hat EL 5.0
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.13-1.el5
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5
in Red Hat EL 5.0
device-mapper-1.02.24-1.el5
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-17.el5
in Red Hat EL 5.2
SuSE SLES 10 17
(ppc)
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
device-mapper-1.02.03-8.2
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
in SLES 10.0
n/a
Red Hat EL 5 17
(ppc)
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.13-1.el5
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5
in Red Hat EL 5.0
n/a
device-mapper-1.02.13-1.el5
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5
in Red Hat EL 5.0
n/a
17Refer to the storage interoperability matrix for the latest SP supported.

Click here to download the Linux DM-Multipath configuration file

Original publication date

2007/11/16

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More support for:

System Storage Multipath Subsystem Device Driver

Software version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Netware, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

S7001350

Modified date:

2014-07-30

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