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V3.1.0 - Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

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Abstract

The documents titled Supported Hardware List and Recommended Software Levels provide the operating systems, host adapters, SAN fabric elements, RAID controllers and selected other hardware that have been tested or qualified by IBM.

For operating systems, we show the latest tested release levels and service packs. Only the listed operating systems are supported. For host adapters, SAN fabric elements and RAID controllers, we list our currently recommended firmware and/or BIOS levels and formally support only the hardware listed.

While these levels are not mandatory levels for a customer to be supported by IBM, they are the recommended levels. There may be known operational issues with older firmware and BIOS levels and, in these cases, a customer working with the IBM Support Centre may be directed to upgrade a component to a recommended level.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: SAN Volume Controller V3.1.0 is no longer supported. Refer to the SAN Volume Controller Support Statement for further information.


Whilst IBM recommends these levels based upon the most recent testing, the following levels were tested against previous versions of SVC and IBM will support the use of these levels with SVC V3.1.0.

V2.1.0 - Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller




HBAs - by Host Operating System

Windows NT 4 Server

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L


Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server (32 bit only)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Windows System requirements
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
N/A
QLA2200F
Intel Based Servers




Including x360, x345, x335, x440
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
LP8000
LP9002L
LP9002DC
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP10000



Windows 2003 Server + MPIO (Requires Storport Driver + SDDDSM)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
Intel Based Servers

Including x360, x345, x335, x440
Windows 2003 only
with the following fixes:

KB883646
KB824354
KB891793


Requires SDD Driver SDDDSM package 2.1.0.2 for W2K3
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1 U 7
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0 U 5

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L


SLES 8 United Linux 1.0 SP 4

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Host Bus Adapter
FC6228
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
Native zVM driver
Requires a minimum SLES 8 kernel of 2.4.21-295 with fix for IBM bugzilla 16690. Supported Machines:

zSeries z800 - IBM 2066
zSeries z890 - IBM 2086
zSeries z900 - IBM 2064
zSeries z990 - IBM 2084


SLES 9 Novell/SuSE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
SP1
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Host Bus Adapter
8.0.16.17
T2D1.90A4
SP1 - Kernel 2.6.5-7.151-pSeries64
(IBM p5 Only)
FC5716 / FC1977
FC 2315 LX / SX
Native zVM driver
Requires a minimum SLES 9 SP3 kernel of 2.6.5-7.243-S390. Supported Machines:

zSeries z800 - IBM 2066
zSeries z800 - IBM 2086
zSeries z900 - IBM 2064
zSeries z990 - IBM 2084
zSeries z9-109
FC 2318 LX / SX
FC 2319 LX / SX
FC 2320 LX / SX
FC 3319 LX / SX
Non-NPIV Mode Only
FC 3320 LX / SX


IBM AIX on pSeries

IBM AIX 4.3.3



Host Bus Adapter

HBA Driver

HBA Firmware

Platform

IBM


devices.pci.df1000f7.rte.4.3.3.76
devices.pci.df1000f7.com 4.3.3.92
devices.fcp.disk.rte 4.3.3.78

3.30X1



devices.pci.df1000f9.rte.4.3.3.76
devices.pci.df1000f7.com 4.3.3.92
devices.fcp.disk.rte 4.3.3.78

3.91A1


IBM AIX 5.1



IBM AIX 5.2



IBM AIX 5.3



IBM AIX on iSeries

IBM AIX 5L Version 5.2 on iSeries AIX LPAR



IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3  on iSeries AIX LPAR



HP-UX 11.0 for PA-RISC (64-bit only)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A6795A
B.11.00.10
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64-bit only)
A5158A


HP-UX 11i v1 for PA-RISC (64-bit only)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A6795A
B.11.11.09
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64-bit only)
A5158A


SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8 (64 bit only)
SunOS 5.9/Solaris 9 (64 bit only)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Platform
Note
JNI FCE-1473
5.3.1.3
Sun Sparc
JNI FCE-6460
JNI AMCC FCX / FCX2-6562
QLA2310
FCode in Driver Package
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Sun-Badged QLogic
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
Solaris 9 only
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
LP8000
LP9002L
LP9002DC

Novell Netware 6.5 SP4a

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L


VMware

Host Bus Adapter
ESX
Note
Platform
QLA2340
QLA2340L
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, S LES9
QLA2342
QLA2342L
QLA2340
QLA2340L
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9
QLA2342
QLA2342L
QLA2340
QLA2340L
Guest OS - Novell Netware only
Only supported in single path mode, please visit Software Restrictions for further details.
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Emulex
LP9002
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9
LP9402
LP9802
LP10000
SAN Boot not supported


Tru64 5.1A / 5.1B-2 PK 4

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92A
AlphaServer
Driver Supplied with Operating System
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90A4


BladeCenter HS20 / HS40 / JS20

HS20 (8678, 8832, 8843) / HS40 (8839) Drivers

Blade Operating System
HBA Driver
HBA BIOS
Notes
Windows 2000 (32 bit only)
Driver and Firmware downloads are available from the Qlogic site under IBM BladeCenter

(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
Windows 2003 (32 bit only)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0
SLES 8
SLES 9
SP1 - kernel 2.6.5.7.151-smp
VMWare
Native VMWare Multipathing



JS20 (8842) Drivers



BladeCenter Blades HS20 (8678, 8832, 8843), HS40 (8839) and JS20 (8842) are supported in the following configurations:

Internal Switch Module
Module Firmware
Supported Fabrics
Comments
Notes
Optical PassThrough Module
7
Brocade
McDATA
CNT
Cisco
The BladeCenter Optical Pass Through Module is essentially a connection between Fibre Channel HBAs in the BladeCenter and the external SAN. As the BladeCenter HBAs are functionally equivalent to a QLogic 231x type adapter, this optical pass through mode of attachment may be used with all SVC SAN configurations that support QLogic HBA attachment to the SVC
Some configurations will require the use of interop mode. Information on configuring BladeCenter can be found in the BladeCenter documentation
QLogic 2-port FC Switch
Brocade
McDATA
CNT
Cisco
The BladeCenter HBAs are attached to external devices via either the QLogic or Brocade switch within the BladeCenter. When operating in this configuration the BladeCenter internal switch may only be attached to switches produced by a single vendor
QLogic 6-port FC Switch
Brocade
McDATA
CNT
Cisco
Brocade SAN Switch (2-port)
Brocade


iSCSI Host Attachment


SVC is supported connected to Cisco MDS 9000 Family platform with the following attached iSCSI hosts (in single path mode only):

Operating System
Drivers
Notes
Windows 2000 (32 bit only) (SP4)
Microsoft initiator driver rev 1.05a
and
Microsoft initiator driver rev 1.06
Clustering Not Supported
Windows 2003 (32 bit only) (SP1)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0


Guidelines for zoning iSCSI hosts and SVC

In a conventional Fibre Channel SAN, there will normally be a number of SAN paths between a particular SVC IO group and the server HBA ports that use the vdisks supplied by that IO group. A multipathing device driver is run on the server to resolve these multiple paths into a single logical device that the server can perform I/O to. The multipathing device driver also provides failover and path recovery functions that deal with scenarios where the SAN fabric paths change or fail. The present iSCSI solution however only supports a single path between the iSCSI host NIC and the SVC vdisk and there is no multipathing driver in the iSCSI host. This means that there is no recovery from errors and is not possible to concurrently upgrade the SVC firmware while maintaining connectivity from an iSCSI host system. As such it is inappropriate for the SVC to present the vdisk at multiple ports in the Fibre Channel SAN, and to prevent this, the user must select a single SVC port in each SVC IO group that is to be associated with each iSCSI host. Zoning is then applied in the MDS switch so that each iSCSI host can see only one SVC port in each SVC IO group. If multiple iSCSI hosts are in use, the hosts should be evenly spread across the ports in each SVC IO group. The SVC svctask mkvdiskhostmap command should then used to ensure that each SVC vdisk is mapped to a single NIC in the server.

Please visit the following Cisco link for further information: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns512/netqa0900aecd802a9217.html


RAID Controllers

An SVC configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SVC quorum disks.
Please refer to the Configuration Guide which details the recommended customer configurable settings that should be applied for each storage controller type.

IBM DS4000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
ESM Support
06.12.56.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is not supported
06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.12.56.xx, 06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is supported with controller firmware 06.23.05.00 or later .
Please visit SAN Volume Controller Restrictions for further details.
06.12.56.xx, 06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
06.12.56.xx, 06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
06.23.05.xx
or
06.60.02.xx
Notes
  • Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported
  • Please refer the DS4000 website for the latest recommended DS4000 client software and RDAC levels
  • Please refer the DS4000 website for specific configuration guidelines, cabling requirements & restrictions when attaching EXP810 to DS4300 & DS4500
  • DS4000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:



FAStT ( The IBM TotalStorage FAStT Family has been renamed the IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Series )

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
FAStT200
05.30.25.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is not supported

DS4000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and later

Please refer the DS4000 website for the latest recommended DS4000 client software and RDAC levels
FAStT500
05.30.25.xx



DS4000 (FAStT) Expansion Units

Expansion Units
Notes
Please refer to the DS4000 website for information on supported expansion units for your specific controller type
Please refer to DS4000 documentation on the DS4000 website for specific procedures and limitations



IBM DS6000


Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
DS6800
Minimum DS6800 Licensed Machine Code level: 5.0.0

For further support, including interoperability details, see:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/ds6800/planning.html
DS6000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Using Native Copy Services with SVC



IBM DS8000

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
DS8100
Minimum DS8100 Licensed Machine Code level: 5.0.0

For further support, including interoperability details, see:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/ds8100/planning.html
DS8000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Using Native Copy Services with SVC
DS8300
Minimum DS8300 Licensed Machine Code level: 5.0.0

For further support, including interoperability details, see:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/ds8300/planning.html


IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
2105-E10
EC 2.2.0.693
EC 2.3.3. 134
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

ESS copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror etc.) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Using Native Copy Services with SVC
2105-E20
2105-F10
2105-F20
2105-800
EC 2.3.3. 134
EC 2.4.3.73
2105-750
EC 2.4.3.73


HP

Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
MA 8000
v8.7.F-7
Plus all no-charge upgrades from the vendor
HSG80

(Note: Not recomended if using only one port)
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
EMA 12000
EMA 16000
EVA 3000
3.025
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures
EVA 5000
XP48
01-18-71-00/00
HDS 9910
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An SVC configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SVC quorum disks

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
XP512
01-18-71-00/00
HDS 9960
XP128
21-11-02-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
21-11-02-00/00
HDS 9980V


Hitachi Data Systems


HDS Thunder

Firmware

AKA

Supports SVC Quorum Disks

Notes

9200

055L

SANrise 1200


Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC

9520V

065A/V


953xV / 9570V

065A/V


9580V

1659AZ


9585V

1657/A


HDS Lightning


AKA

Supports SVC Quorum Disks

Notes

9910

01-19-67-00/00

HP XP48
StorEdge 9910


Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An SVC configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SVC quorum disks

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC

9960

01-19-67-00/00

HP XP512
StorEdge 9960

9970V

21-13-3-0/0

HP XP128
StorEdge 9970

9980V

21-13-3-0/0

HP XP1024
StorEdge 9980


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
CX 200
02.16.200.5.012
Your EMC support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
CX 400
02.16.400.5.012
CX 600
02.16.600.5.012
CX 300
02.16.300.5.012
CX 500
02.16.500.5.012
CX 700
02.16.700.5.012
FC4700
08.51.60
Your EMC support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. Concurrent hardware maintenance operations are non-disruptive to SVC. This product requires I/O to be quiesced during firmware upgrade

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
EMC Symmetrix
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
8000 Series (8130, 8230, 8430, 8530, 8730, 8830)
Enginuity 5568
Your EMC support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Symmetrix copy services (SRDF etc.) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Using Native Copy Services with SVC

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
DMX & DMX-2 800/1000/2000/3000
Enginuity 5670
DMX-3
Enginuity 5771


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9910
01-19-67-00/00
HDS 9910
Your Sun support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An SVC configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SVC quorum disks

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
9960
01-19-67-00/00
HDS 9960
9970
21-13-3-0/0
HDS 9970V
9980
21-13-3-0/0
HDS 9980V


StorageTek

StorageTek D-Series

Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
SANTricity
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
D173
5.30.23.00
N2772-530855-006
8.30.G2.05
D178
5.39.01.00
5.40.19.00
6.10.15.00
6.12.10.00
N4884-530855-005
N4884-540855-005
N4884-610855-006
N4884-612855-003
8.30.G2.00
8.40.G2.08
9.10.G2.03
9.15.G2.01
D220
5.34.08.00
N2882-534855-003
8.34.G2.05
D240
5.40.19.00
6.10.15.00
6.12.10.00
N2882-540855-007
N288X-610855-006
N288X-612855-003
8.40.G2.08
9.10.G2.03
9.15.G2.01
AKA FlexLine 240
D280
5.30.23.00
5.40.19.00
6.10.15.00
6.12.10.00
N5884-530855-005
N5884-540855-005
N588X-610855-006
N588X-612855-003
8.30.G2.05
8.40.G2.08
9.10.G2.03
9.15.G2.01
AKA FlexLine 280


StorageTek FlexLine 200 Series

Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
SANTricity
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
FLX210
6.12.10.00
N282X-612855-003
9.12.G2.01
FLX240
6.12.10.00
N288X-612855-003
AKA D240
FLX280
6.12.10.00
N588X-612855-003
AKA D280
FLX380
6.15.12.00
N6091-614855-004
9.15.G2.01

SAN Switches
SVC supports NPIV products in the SAN with the restriction that these products can only be used for host attachment. An example of an NPIV product is the Brocade Access Gateway module for the Blade Center.

For director-class switches, only blades with port speeds of up to 4gbps are supported.

Brocade

IBM Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
5.0.1b
Fabric Switch
SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
5.0.1b
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
5.0.1b
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
5.0.1b
Fabric Switch
SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
5.0.1b
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
5.0.1b
Director
SAN Switch M12 / 14
Silkworm 12000 / 24000
3.1.2a
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 3200
3.1.2a
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F16
Silkworm 3800
2.6.2 d
Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.0(2)
Director
2062-E11
FCIP is supported. Maximum one way latency supported is 10ms

2.1(2a) is not supported by Cisco
2062-D04
2062-D07
Fabric Switch
2062-D1A / D1H
2061-040
2061-020

iSCSI is supported on the Cisco MDS 9000 family. Please refer to the iSCSI Host Attachment section for more information


CNT

FC/9000 Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
2042-001 / 128 (FCM)
3.0.5
Director, 1G
Asynchronous replication capabilities for SAN Volume Controller are available from CNT. For more information, please refer to this website: www.cnt.com/products/extension/ura
2042-001 / 128 / 256 (FCM-E)
5.0.0
Director, 2G

McDATA

IBM Name for IBM Badged Switch
McDATA Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
IBM# for McDATA Badged Switch
Other
EOSc 08.00.01
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-016
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-032
EMC DS-32M2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-216
IBM SAN32M-1
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2027-232
2031-232
IBM SAN24M-1
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-224
2031-224
Intrepid Director
2032-064
EMC ED-64M
IBM SAN140M-1
Intrepid Director
2027-140
2032-140
EMC ED-140M
IBM SAN256M
EOSn 06. 03.02
Intrepid Director
2027-256

Other Hardware

Technologies for extending the distance between two SVC clusters can be broadly divided into the following two categories. These extenders are only supported as inter cluster links and not intra cluster links, i.e. they should not be used between SVC nodes that are part of the same cluster.

Inter Cluster Fibre Channel Extenders

Fibre c hannel extenders simply extend a fibre channel link by transmitting fibre channel packets across long links without changing the contents of those packets. IBM has tested a number of such fibre channel extender technologies with SVC up to a maximum one way latency of 34ms and will support any fibre channel extender technology provided that it is planned, installed and tested meeting the requirements as detailed on the Software Restrictions document.

Inter Cluster SAN Routers

SAN routers extend the scope of a SAN by providing "virtual nPorts" on two or more SANs. The router arranges that traffic at one virtual nPort is propagated to the other virtual nPort but the two fibre channel fabrics are independent of one another. Thus nPorts on each of the fabrics cannot directly log into each other.

Due to the more complex interactions involved, IBM explicitly tests products of this class for interoperability with SAN Volume Controller.


Distance limitations are defined below as latency measured in milliseconds (ms). Please visit the Software Restrictions document for more information.

Inter Cluster SAN Routers
Firmware
AKA
Notes
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
SAN04M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 1620 SAN Router
4.5
2027-R04
Maximum round trip latency is 20ms (10ms one way)
SAN16M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 2640 SAN Router
4.6.2
2027-R16
SAN16B-R SAN Router
Brocade AP7420
SAN Router
7.4.0d
2109-A16
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
3.0(2)
Successful test results have been obtained with packet latencies of up to 10ms




IBM TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500

TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500
NAS System Software
Type
Model
NAS v1.1.1
5198
001

Document information

More support for: SAN Volume Controller
V3.1.0

Version: 3.1.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1002724

Modified date: 19 October 2009