IBM Support

V4.1.x - Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Preventive Service Planning


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.

Content

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 V4.1.x

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

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



Hosts


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 and Windows 2003 Server (not using MPIO)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
N/A
QLA2200F
IA32 based Servers (32 bit)
Including x360, x345, x335, x440
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
(Windows 2000)
9.0.2.60
(See this flash )

(Windows 2003)
9.1.2.14
(IA32)

(IA64)
IA32 based Servers (32 bit)
Including x360, x345, x335, x440
IA64 Itanium based servers ( 64Bit )
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
LP8000
LP9002L
LP9002DC
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP10000
LP1050DC


Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
9.1.2.19
(IA32)

(x64)


Requires the following fixes:

KB883646
KB824354
KB891793
(which are included in SP1)


Requires Multipathing Driver SDDDSM (see Recommended Software Levels )
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
P/N 39M5894
QLA2460
P/N 39M5895
QLA2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
LP9002L
LP9002DC
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP10000
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150



Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1 U7

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


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0 U7

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
LP9002L
LP9002DC
LP9402DC
IBM
FC-6228
FC-6239
FC-5716



Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0 U3

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
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
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
LP9002
LP9802
LP10000
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
IBM
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
FC5716 / FC1977
FC3319 SX/LX
Native zVM driver
Requires a minimum RHEL 4 kernel level of zLinux RHEL4U4, 2.6.9-42.EL.m3
Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109
FC 3320 SX/LX


SLES 8 United Linux 1.0 SP4

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310F
QLA2310FL
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
IBM
FC6228
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
zfcp
Requires a minimum SLES 8 kernel of 2.4.21-295 with fix for IBM bugzilla 16690. Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z890 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084


SLES 9 Novell/SuSE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM TotalStorage DS4000 (FAStT)
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310F QLA2310FL
IA32_Based Servers
(32 bit)

EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
P/N 39M5894
QLA2460
EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
P/N 39M5895
QLA2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
LP9002
LP9802
LP10000
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
IBM
FC5716 / FC1977
FC 2315 LX / SX
zfcp
Requires a minimum SLES 9 SP3 kernel of 2.6.5-7.243-S390. Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z 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


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
LP9802
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
LP10000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
IBM
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1905
FC5759
FC1910



IBM AIX on System p

IBM AIX 4.3.3



IBM AIX 5.1



IBM AIX 5.2



IBM AIX 5.3






IBM AIX on System i

IBM AIX 5L Version 5.2 on System i AIX LPAR




IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3  on System i AIX LPAR



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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A6795A
B.11.00.11
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.11.11.12
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64-bit only)
A5158A
A6826A
B.11.11.04
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)


HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23) for PA RISC and Itanium

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A6795A
B.11.23.0512
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)
A5158A
AB378A
B.11.23.04.01
A9782A
A6826A
A6795A
B.11.23.0512
HP Itanium Servers
A6826A
B.11.23.04.01


SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8 (32 and 64 bit Sparc)
SunOS 5.9/Solaris 9 (32 and 64 bit Sparc)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Platform
Note
AMCC / JNI
FCE-1473
5.3.1.3
Sun Sparc
Solaris 8 and 9 only
FCE-6460
FCX / FCX2-6562
QLogic
QLA2200
4.15.05
QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Sun-Badged QLogic
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
X6799A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
Solaris 9 only
X6727A
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
LP8000
LP9000
LP9802
LP10000

SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit 1Gbps & 2Gbps Adapters)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Note
QLA2200
4.15.05
SDD 1.6.2.0-1
No
Sun Sparc
QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Sun-Badged QLogic
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
SDD 1.6.2.0-1
MPxIO
SUN Cluster 3.1
( Supported on SUN Badged HBA's with MPxIO Only )
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
X6799A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
X6727A
LP8000
SDD 1.6.2.0-1
LP9000
LP9802
LP10000

SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit 4Gbps Adapters)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Note
QLA2460
QLA2462
No
No
Sparc
Sun-Badged QLogic

SG-XPCI1FC-QF4
SG-XPCI2FC-QF4
v20051013-2.08
FCode in Driver Package
4.0.101
Veritas DMP
Yes
Yes
Sparc
Storage Foundation Enterprise HA,Solaris,v4.1
-Veritas Volume Manager 4.1 MP1
- Veritas Cluster Server 4.1
Requires the latest ASM/ASL Available from Symantec
LP11000
No
No
Sparc
LP11002



Novell Netware 6.5

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


VMware

VMware 2.5

Host Bus Adapter
ESX
Note
Platform
QLogic
QLA2340
QLA2340L
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9
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
LP9002
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9
LP9402
LP9802
LP10000
SAN Boot not supported

VMware 3.01

Note
Customers who are running the VMware 3.01 build are required to move to a minimum VMware level of 3.02 for continued support.

VMware 3.02

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
Model
Host Bus
Adapter
Vendor Support
OS
Note
Additional Information
3.02
For Host Bus Adapter model please visit:
VI3 I/O Guide
Qlogic & Emulex
Windows 2003
Windows 2000 Server SP4

(Standard, Web, Enterprise Editions, and R2), including Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) as noted in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Qlogic Only
Windows NT4 SP6a
As specified in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf
Qlogic & Emulex
Windows XP Pro SP2
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest

Qlogic Only
Red Hat 2.1 ES/AS/WS Update 6 & 7
Qlogic Only
Red Hat 3.0 Update 6,7 & 8
Qlogic & Emulex
RHEL4 U3 and U4
Qlogic & Emulex
RHEL4 U5
With the following patch:
RHEL5 File System Becomes Read-Only
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Qlogic & Emulex
RHEL5
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Qlogic & Emulex
RHEL Desktop 5
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Qlogic Only
SLES 8 SP4
Qlogic & Emulex
SLES 9 SP 3
Novell bugzilla 243958 – The SLES 9 SP3 mptscsi device driver with IBM's SAN Volume Controller should be fixed with the now available SLES9 kernel-default-2.6.5-7.286.i586.rpm which Novell made available 6/19 ... for more info see http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/91a8c8123bccff3f998907b145c6793f.html
With the following fix recommendation:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=51306
Qlogic & Emulex
SLES10 SP1
Qlogic & Emulex
Novell NetWare 6.5

Tru64 5.1A / 5.1B-2 PK 4 / 5.1B-3

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92A
AlphaServer
Driver Supplied with Operating System
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90A4
FCA2684



OpenVMS

OpenVMS 7.3-2

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92a2
AlphaServer
Driver Supplied with Operating System
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90a4
FCA2684

OpenVMS 8.2

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
KGPSA-CA
3.92a1
AlphaServer
Driver Supplied with Operating System
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92a2
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90a4
FCA2684

IBM N Series Gateway and NetApp

NetApp
IBM N Series
Software Version
Notes
GF920
N/A
Please follow the link to attachment guide errata for restrictions on both NetApp & IBM N series

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x - Host Attachment Guide Errata

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
GF940
GF960
GF980
V3020
N5200
2864-G10
2864-G20
V3050
N5500
2865-G10
2865-G20
V6030
N7600
2866-G10
2866-G20
V6070
N7800
2867-G10
2867-G20

SGI


Platform
Host Bus Adapter
Firmware
Driver
Notes
QLogic
QLA234x
3.3.6
Supplied with OS
Altix
QLA234x

BladeCenter

HS20 / HS21 / HS40 / LS20 / LS21 / LS41


Blade Operating System
HBA
HBA Driver
HBA BIOS
Notes
Windows 2000
(32 bit only)
Qlogic QLA2342
9.0.2.60 (See this flash )
(SCSI Miniport)
Windows 2003
(32 bit only)
9.1.2.14
(SCSI Miniport)
Windows 2003
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
9.1.2.19
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
Qlogic QLA2462s
9.1.2.19
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
Emulex LP1105
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1
Qlogic QLA2342
(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
Emulex LP1105
SLES 8
Qlogic QLA2342
SLES 9
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
Emulex LP1105
VMware
Qlogic QLA2342
Native VMware Multipathing

JS20

JS20 (8842) Drivers

Blade Operating System
HBA Driver
FCode
Comments
AIX 5.2 ML07
devices.pci.77101223.com 5.2.075
devices.pci.77101223.rte 5.2.0.75
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.2.0.75
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.2.0.75
AIX 5.3 ML03
devices.pci.77101223.com 5.3.0.30
devices.pci.77101223.rte 5.3.0.30
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.3.0.30
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.3.0.30
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0 (U4)
(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
SLES 8




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


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 V3.1.0.3 and Prior

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and Later



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 V3.1.0.3 and Prior

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and Later
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
minimum 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 V3.1.0.3 and Prior

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and Later
2105-E20
2105-F10
2105-F20
2105-800
minimum EC 2.4.4.70
2105-750


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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
EMA 12000
EMA 16000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
EVA 3000
4.007
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

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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
EVA 5000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
EVA 4000
XCS 6.000
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

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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
EVA 6000
EVA 8000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
XP48
01-19-99-00/04
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
XP512
HDS 9960
XP128
21-14-32-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-01-00/00
HDS NSC55
XP12000
HDS USP



Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9200
055M/E
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
9520V
065C/V
953xV / 9570V
065C/V
9580V
165C/V
9585V
165C/V
HDS Lightning
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HP XP512
StorEdge 9960
9970V
21-14-32-00/00
HP XP128
StorEdge 9970
9980V
21-14-32-00/00
HP XP1024
StorEdge 9980
TagmaStore
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
NSC55
50-09-01-00/00
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
USP100
USP600
USP1100
AMS & WMS
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
AMS200
0760/B
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
CX 200
02.19.200.5.030
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
CX 400
02.19.400.5.030
CX 600
02.19.600.5.030
CX 300
02.19.300.5.040
CX 500
02.19.500.5.040
CX 700
02.19.700.5.040
CX3-10
03.22.010.5.505
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
CX3-20
03.24.020.5.007
CX3-40
03.24.040.5.007
CX3-80
03.24.080.5.007
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.

Supported with a maximum of 4-ports only
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
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 V3.1.0.3 and Prior

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and Later

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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
DMX & DMX-2 800/1000/2000/3000
Enginuity 5671
DMX-3
Enginuity 5771


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9960
9970
21-14-32-00/00
HDS 9970V
9980
21-14-32-00/00
HDS 9980V
9990
50-09-01-00/00
6540
06.16.81.10

StorEdge models

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

IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS

IBM N Series
NetApp
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
N/A
920
Your IBM or NetApp 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

30Sept2009: This document has been removed from the web as SAN Volume Controller V4.1.x is no longer supported.
940
960
980
N3700
2863-A10
2863-A20
270
N5200
2864-A10
2864-A20
3020
N5500
2865-A10
2865-A20
3050
N5600
2868-A10
2868-A20
3070
N7600
2866-A10
2866-A20
6030
N7800
2867-A10
2867-A20
6070


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

Blade Center Supported Configurations


Internal Switch Module
Module Firmware
Supported Fabrics
Comments
Notes
Optical PassThrough Module
9
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
Brocade 4GB SAN Switch
Brocade



Brocade

IBM Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
5.2.0b
Fabric Switch
SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
5.2.0b
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
5.2.0b
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
5.2.0b
Fabric Switch
SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
5.2.0b
Fabric Switch
SAN64B-2
Silkworm 4900
5.2.0b
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
5.2.0b
Director
SAN Switch M14
Silkworm 24000
5.0.5d
Director
SAN Switch M12
Silkworm 12000
3.2.1b
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 3200
3.2.1b
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F16
Silkworm 3800
2.6.2d
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch S08 / S16
Silkworm 2400 / 2800

Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.2(2c) or
3.2(3)
Director
2062-D04
2062-D07
2062-E11
Fabric Switch
2062-D1A / D1H
2061-040
2061-020
2.1(2)
2061-420


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)
5.0.4
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 09.02.01
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
IBM SAN16M-2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-416
IBM SAN32M-2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-432
Intrepid Director
2032-064
EMC ED-64M
IBM SAN140M-1
Intrepid Director
2027-140
2032-140
EMC ED-140M
UPM and QPM Supported
IBM SAN256M
EOSn 09.02.00
Intrepid Director
2027-256
2GB LIMs only



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 channel 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 and will support fibre channel extenders of all types provided that they are planned, installed and operated as described in the
V4.1.x Configuration Requirements and Guidelines 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.

The following SAN Routers are supported for use with SVC when planned, installed and operated as described in the V4.1.x Configuration Requirements and Guidelines document.

Inter Cluster SAN Routers
Firmware
AKA
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
SAN04M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 1620 SAN Router
4.07.00
2027-R04
SAN16M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 2640 SAN Router
4.07.00
2027-R16
SAN16B-R SAN Router
Brocade AP7420
SAN Router
7.4.1 d
2109-A16
SAN18B-R
Silkworm 7500
5.1.0c
2005-R18
M48 FC3450 Blade
Silkworm 48000 director blade FR4-18i
5.1.0c
N/A
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
3.2(2c) or 3.2(3)

IBM TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500

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


Windows 2003 SP1 IBM Supported Configurations

HP Server
HBA
Multipath driver
HBA Firmware
ROM-BIOS
HBA Driver
FC-Director
FC-Director Firmware
Storage
HP Proliant DL380 G2
HP Proliant DL380 G3
HP Proliant DL380 G4
HP Proliant DL740
HP Proliant ML570
Windows 2003 32-bit
Emulex LP9002DC
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
3.93a0
1.70a3
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
HP Proliant DL380 G2
HP Proliant DL380 G3
HP Proliant DL380 G4
HP Proliant DL740
HP Proliant ML570
Windows 2003 32-bit
HP FC2404DC
(Emulex LP9802DC)
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
1.91a5
1.70A3 or 5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
HP Proliant DL585 G1
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (32bit)
Emulex LP9802DC
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
1.91a5
1.70A3 or 5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (64bit)
Emulex LP9802DC
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
1.91a5
5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (32bit)
Emulex LP11002
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
2.10a10
1.70A3 or 5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (64bit)
Emulex LP11002
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
2.10a10
5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
HP Proliant DL380 G4
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (64bit)
Emulex LP9802DC
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
1.91a5
5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (32bit)
Emulex LP11002
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
2.10a10
1.70A3 or 5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000
Windows Enterpr. Srv. 2003 (64bit)
Emulex LP11002
SDDDSM 2.1.1.0-2
2.10a10
5.02a0
1.20a3
McData ED6064
McData ED6140
7.1
DS8000

Document information

More support for: SAN Volume Controller
V4.1.x

Version: 4.1.0, 4.1.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1002864

Modified date: 11 December 2007