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V4.2.x - Recommended Software 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. Later levels than those listed are not supported at this level of SAN Volume Controller Software. Only the listed operating systems are supported.

For multipathing levels, we show the latest tested release levels. Later levels than those listed are not supported at this level of SAN Volume Controller Software.

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.

Note:
* The levels shown in italic text indicate previously recommended levels.
* The level shown in bold text indicates the latest 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 V4.2.x:


V4.1.x - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

V3.1.0 - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

V2.1.0 - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller





SAN Volume Controller Code Level V4.2.1

SAN Volume Controller
Version
Install Image and CD Image

SAN File System V2.2.3

SAN File System V2.2.3
Link
Notes
Please refer to the following link for a list of systems supported by SAN File System Version 2.2.3
SLES 8 Metadata Server (System x)
SLES 9 Metadata Server (System x)



Host Operating System Levels

Operating System
Maintenance Level
Notes
AIX 4.3.3
Maintenance Level 11
AIX 5.1
Maintenance Level 9 (ML09)
The IBM AIX 5L Version 5.1 has been withdrawn from the market, effective April 29, 2005 (Please follow this link for more information)
AIX 5.2
Technology Level 10 (TL10)
From TL08, Maintenance Levels will now be referred to as Technology Levels

TL10 requires the following APAR for use with SDDPCM :
IY99799
AIX 5.3
Technology Level 6 (TL06)
Technology Level 7
(TL07 Service Pack 1)
From TL04, Maintenance Levels will now be referred to as Technology Levels

TL06 requires the following APAR
for use with SDDPCM :
IY99798
AIX 6.1
Service Pack 1
Windows NT 4
SP6a
Windows 2000:
Server
Advanced Server
Datacenter Server
SP4 Update Rollup 1



Windows Server 2003:
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
Enterprise Itanium Edition Datacenter Itanium Edition
SP2

Please click on the following link to refer to the Microsoft Help and Support article 909360:

Microsoft Help and Support
Windows 2003 R2 is supported. Please refer to the following link for additional support information

Windows Server 2003 R2 Partners
Windows Server 2008
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
Enterprise (32bit Edition)
Datacenter (32bit Edition)
SP1
Windows 2008 x64 ( 64bit ) with SVC and SDDDSM is supported in test mode only on 4.2.1.6 and earlier

4.2.1.7 includes full support of Windows 2008

Hyper-V is not supported
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1
U7
2.4.9-e.62 EL Kernel
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3.0
U8
2.4.21-47 ELHugemem Kernel
U8
  2.4.21-47.ELsmp Kernel
IBM System p
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
U4
2.6.9-42 EL Kernel
U5
2.6.9-55 EL Kernel

U6
2.6.9.67 EL Kernel
IA32 and x64 based systems
U6
2.6.9.67 EL Kernel
IA64 Itanium
U4
2.6.9-42 EL Kernel
IBM eServer p5 systems
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
U4
zLinux 2.6.9-42.EL.m3
System z Notes:

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
Mode: LPAR (31 / 64 bit) and z/VM (31 / 64 bit)
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64

Restrictions apply, please visit the restrictions document for details IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.2.1 - Host Attachment Guide Errata
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0
2.6.18-8.el5 Kernel
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.1
2.6.18-53.el5 Kernel
IA64 Itanium
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.2
2.6.18-92.el5 Kernel
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.2
2.6.18-92.el5
System z Notes:

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
Mode: LPAR (31 / 64 bit) and z/VM (31 / 64 bit)
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
Restrictions apply, please visit the restrictions document for details IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.2. 1 - Host Attachment Guide Errata
SLES 8
United Linux 1.0
SP4
2.4.21-306 Kernel

System z
SP4
2.4.21-295 Kernel



System z Notes:

Kernel requires fix for IBM bugzilla 16690

Mode: LPAR (31 / 64 bit) and z/VM (31 / 64 bit)

Running under z/VM 64 bit V5 R1.0 service level 0501

Models Supported:

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

SLES 9
Novell/SuSE
SP3
2.6.5-7.276-default ia64
SP4
2.6.5-7.308_default ia64
IA64 Itanium
SP3
2.6.5-7.276 Kernel
System x Intel Servers Only
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
SP3
2.6.5-7.276-pSeries64 Kernel
System p (IBM p5 Only)
SP3
Requires a minimum kernel of 2.6.5-7.243-S390
System z Notes:

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

System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
SP1
2.6.5.7.151-smp Kernel
HS20 / HS40 Blade
SLES 10
Novell/SuSE
SP1
2.6.16.46 -0.12-smp
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-ppc64
IBM eServer p5 systems & IBM System p
SP1
2.6.16.54-0.2.5.mz09 + getting updates as of Jan31 2008

SP2
Kernel-Default-2.6.16.60-0.s390x.rpm
System z Notes:

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


System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
HP-UX 11.0
for PA-RISC
(64 bit only)
The following patches should be applied to the base OS:

HWE1100 (B.11.00.0403.3)
QPK1100 (B.11.00.64.4)
plus the latest PDC firmware for the model

Set PV (Physical Volume) timeout to 90 seconds when multipathed with SDD, and 60 seconds when using PV Links. This is to avoid I/O timeouts during fabric maintenance and SVC CCLs (Concurrent code loads)
HP-UX 11i
v1 for PA-RISC
(64 bit only)
The following patches should be applied to the base OS:

BUNDLE11i(B.11.11.0306.1) HHWEnable11i(B.11.11.0612.458)
GOLDQPK11i(B.11.11.0706.467)

plus the latest PDC firmware for the model

Set PV (Physical Volume) timeout to 90 seconds when multipathed with SDD, and 60 seconds when using PV Links. This is to avoid I/O timeouts during fabric maintenance and SVC CCLs (Concurrent code loads)
v2 for PA-RISC and Itanium
(64 bit only)
The following patches should be applied to the base OS:

BUNDLE11i(B.11.23.0409.3) HWEnable11i(B.11.23.0706.064)
FEATURE11i(B.11.23.0706.063)
QPK1123(B.11.23.0706.064)


Set PV (Physical Volume) timeout to 90 seconds when multipathed with SDD, and 60 seconds when using PV Links. This is to avoid I/O timeouts during fabric maintenance and SVC CCLs (Concurrent code loads)

v3 for PA-RISC and Itanium
(64 bit only)
HP requires a disk mapped at LUN0 in order to support CCL (Command Control LUN) and for disk discovery to take place
HWEnable11i(B.11.31.0803.318a)
FEATURE11i(B.11.31.0803.318b)
QPKAPPS(B.11.31.0803.318a)
QPKBASE(B.11.31.0803.318a)

minimum required SVC level 4.2.1.4
SunOS / Solaris
V5.10 / 10
(64 bit only)
V5.9 / 9
(64 bit only)
V5.8 / 8
(64 bit only)
Novell NetWare 6.5
SP6
IBM has seen an issue with path recovery after a node has been removed from the SVC
cluster for an extended period. If this issue is encountered manual rescan of paths is required
VMware ESX 3.5, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.53 & 3.54
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information
Support for Virtual Center/VMotion
VMware ESX 3.02 & 3.02U1
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information
Support for Virtual Center/VMotion
VMware ESX 3.01
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 ESX 2.5.3
Build 22981
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)

RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9


Support for Virtual Center/VMotion
VMware ESX 2.5.2
Build 16390
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)

RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9


Support for Virtual Center/VMotion
VMware ESX 2.1 with VMFS disks
Build 7728
Novell 6.5 as a guest operating system only

Supported in single path mode only, please visit Software Restrictions for further details

Only VMFS mode disk are supported

Vmotion is not supported
Tru64
5.1A





LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used

Expanding SVC vdisks
is supported (upon vdisk expansion, the disk label still shows original size however the disk needs to be re labelled
and AdvFS file system extended)

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported

SVC Copy Services Configuration / LUN Synthesis:

With AdvFS, it is possible to map a FC target to the same machine as a FC source. In order to use the same domain
name, manual link to the new disk (ln -s /dev/disk/dskNc) has to be created in the /etc/fdmns/domain_name directory
5.1B
5.1B-1 PK 3
5.1B-2 PK 4
5.1B-3 PK 5
5.1B-4
OpenVMS
7.3-2
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used

Expanding SVC vdisks
is not supported

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported
8.3
8.2
8.2-1
Both Alpha and Integrity Itanium Servers are supported
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used


Expanding SVC vdisks
is not
supported

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported
SGI-Irix
6.5.28 f
Apple Mac OS
X 10.5.4
See supported Hardware for HBA Support


Multipathing / Host Drivers, Clustering and SAN Boot support - By Host Operating System

Please refer to the Host Attachment Guide for more detailed information on the supported functions below.

AIX
Operating System
Multipath Driver
Host Attachment Script
SAN Boot Support
Clustering
Support
Notes
AIX 4.3.3
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
No
No
AIX 5.1
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
SDD 1.0.0.11

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
HACMP 4.5

HACMP 5.1

HACMP 5.2

APAR Requirements:

HACMP #IY68370
HACMP #IY66135
HACMP #IY69084
HACMP #IY70300
HACMP #IY70301
HACMP #IY70337

AIX ML 5100-07


SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster
AIX 5.2
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
SDD 1.0.0.11

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
HACMP 5.2

APAR Requirements:
HACMP #IY68370
HACMP #IY66135
HACMP #IY69084
HACMP #IY70300
HACMP #IY70301
HACMP #IY70337
Technology Level 9 (TL09)

















HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3

Technology Level 9 (TL09) APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY98568
**
*
**
see Notes
HACMP 5.4
HACMP/XD 5.4
Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR
Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050
*
HACMP IY98568
**

*
**
see Notes
* These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs

** These APARs will not be made generally available for AIX 5.2 TL 9 and AIX 5.3 TL 5. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs.
Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
Veritas DMP
N/A
Yes
with APAR IY67584
IY65717 IY59620
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v4.0 with MP3
with Point Patch
The point patch for VSF 4.0 MP3 related to IBM SVC can be obtained via Symantec Tech support.

IBM does NOT support I/O fencing of VCS 4.0 on AIX for SVC at this time
No
Veritas Stor age Foundation HA v5.0 MP1 Roll-Up Patch 2
For VSFHA 5.0 the minimum required SVC level is 4.2.1.2

For I/O Fencing support please obtain the SVC specific patch available from Symantec Tech Support.
Before installing this private patch, IBM strongly recommends installing RP2, which also can be obtained from Symantec Technical support.
While using with SDDPCM, HACMP volume groups must be defined as Enhanced Concurrent Mode, in either concurrent or non-concurrent resource groups
SDDPCM requires the following APARs for use with TL10
IY99799

For Restrictions please Visit the following Flash Announcement:


Operating SAN Volume Controller with MPIO / SDDPCM

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

* These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs

Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
HACMP 5.2
Technology Level 9 (TL09)
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3

Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY95174

* see Notes
HACMP 5.4
HACMP/XD 5.4
Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR
Requirements:


HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95174

* see Notes
AIX 5.3
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
SDD 1.0.0.11

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
-
HACMP 5.1

APAR Requirements:

HACMP APAR #IY61441
RSCT APAR #IY61740
AIX APAR #IY60930
AIX APAR #IY61034
AIX APAR #IY62191

HACMP 5.2

APAR Requirements:

HACMP #IY68370
HACMP #IY66135
HACMP #IY69084
HACMP #IY70300
HACMP #IY70301
HACMP #IY70337

Technology Level 5 (TL05)

AIX #IY65664
AIX #IY65815

HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3

Technology Level 4 (TL04)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY98751
**

Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY98751
**

Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP
*** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY98751
**

*
**
***
see Notes
HACMP 5.4
HACMP/XD 5.4
Technology Level 4 (TL04)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050
*
HACMP IY98751
**

Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY98751
**

Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP
*** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY98751
**

*
**
***
see Notes

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

* These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs

** These APARs will not be made generally available for AIX 5.2 TL 9 and AIX 5.3 TL 5. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs.

*** Concluding Service Pack

Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
Veritas DMP
N/A
Yes
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v4.0 with MP3
with Point Patch
The point patch for VSF 4.0 MP3 related to IBM SVC can be obtained via Symantec Tech support.

IBM does NOT support I/O fencing of VCS 4.0 on AIX for SVC at this time
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP1 Roll-Up Patch 2
For VSFHA 5.0 the minimum required SVC level is 4.2.1.2

For I/O Fencing support please obtain the SVC specific patch available from Symantec Tech Support.
Before installing this private patch, IBM strongly recommends installing RP2, which also can be obtained from Symantec Technical support.
HACMP volume groups must be defined as Enhanced Concurrent Mode, in either concurrent or non-concurrent resource groups
SDDPCM requires the following APARs for use with TL06
IY99798

For Restrictions please Visit the following Flash Announcement:


Operating SAN Volume Controller with MPIO / SDDPCM

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

* These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain Ifix packages for these APARs

** Concluding Service Pack

Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3

Technology Level 4 (TL04)
NOT SUPPORTED


Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY91487


Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051*

*
**
see Notes
HACMP 5.4
HACMP/XD 5.4

Technology Level 4 (TL04)
NOT SUPPORTED


Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY91487


Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP
** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:


HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*

*
**
see Notes
AIX 6.1
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
SDD 1.0.0.11

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
HACMP 5.4.1
Yes
Veritas DMP
N/A
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP1 Roll-Up Patch 2

Virtual IO Server

Operating System
Multipath Driver
*Host Attachment Script
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Virtual IO Server (VIO) 1.2.1.x
No
No
Customers running AIX 5300-03 or earlier must have the following APARs:
With AIX APAR IY79360

With AIX APAR IY79165
Virtual IO Server (VIO) 1.3.0.x
No
No
The following critical fix contains a readme.txt file with important information about applying this fix:
APAR IY91828
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Minimum SVC level 4.2.1.6

Red Hat Linux

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Red Hat EL 2.1
No
No
Red Hat EL 3.0
No
No
San Boot is supported on QLA2340 & QLA2342 only
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
Red Hat EL 3.0 on System p
No
No
Red Hat EL 4.0
Yes
Steeleye Lifekeeper
Veritas DMP
No
VSF 4.1 with Maintenance Pack 3 (MP3)
(consisting of ASL, APM and DMP fix for SAN.VC array)
Supported with 32bit platforms only
Device Mapper Multipath
0.4.5-16.1.RHEL4
Yes
No
Supported with Qlogic HBA's Only

SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot processes
Red Hat EL 4.0
(System z)
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-16.1.RHEL4

device-mapper-1.02.07-4.0.RHEL4


lvm2-2.02.01-1.3.RHEL4
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
Red Hat EL 4.6
Yes
No
Red Hat EL 5.0 & 5.1
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5 (32 bit)

device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5.x86_64 (64 bit)
Yes
Yes
Redhat Cluster Server 5.1
Cluster Manager Version 2.0.73-1.el5_1.1
Service Manager Version 2.0.31-1.el5_1.1
NFS Versions
nfs-utils-1.0.9-24.el5
system-config-nfs-1.3.23-1.el5
nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-7.2.z2
nfs4-acl-tools-0.3.1-1.el5.1
nfs-utils-lib-devel-1.0.8-7.2.z2
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process


SVC Supports two node Native Clusters


Red Hat EL 5.0 System P
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-8.el5.x86_64 (64 bit)
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process

Supported with Emulex 11000 and QLogic 2460
Red Hat EL 5.1

device-mapper-multipath 1.6.0.390 Itanium 2 (64 bit)
Yes
No
Red Hat EL 5.2
device-mapper-multipath V0.4.7
No
Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Red Hat EL 5.2 (System z)
device-mapper-1.02.24-1.el5
device-mapper-event-1.02.24-1.el5
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process


SLES

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
SLES 8
(x86)
No
No
SLES 8
(ppc)
No
No
SLES 8
(System z)
LVM version
lvm-1.0.5-125
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
SLES 9
(SGI Altix)
OS internal
(incl. in SLES SP3 and SGI Pro Pack 4)
No
No
SLES 9
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
SDD 1.6.3.0-5
SDD 1.6.3.0-6
We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.276 kernel.

Please note:
2.6.5-7.193 and 2.6.5-7.257 kernels are not supported
No
SLES 9
(ia64)
multipath-tools-0.4.5-0.20

We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.276-default ia64 kernel.
No
No
SLES 9
(System p)
No
(IBM p5 Only)
SLES 9
(System z)
multipath-tools-0.4.5-0.11
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
SLES 9
(HS20 / HS40 / LS20 Blade)
SDD 1.6.3.0-5

We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.267 kernel.

Please note:
2.6.5-7.193 and 2.6.5-7.257 kernels are not supported
No
SLES 10
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
Yes
No
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
multipath-tools-0.4.7
Yes
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
SVC Supports two node Native Clusters
SLES 10
(System p)
multipath-tools-0.4.6-25.8
Yes
No
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
SLES 10
(System Z)
SP1
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.23
device-mapper-1.02.13-6.9

SP2
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.38.s390x.rpm
device-mapper-1.02.13-6.14.s390x.rpm
No
Please see 4.2.x Restrictions for port timeout settings
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process

Software Restrictions
Required/recommended service for z/VM 5.2
Stacked RSU:0702RSU
Additional service to be applied (PTFs):
UM31915 UM31922 UM31959 UM31961 UM31973 UM31983 UM31988 UM31989 UM32000 UM32002UM32032 UM32046 UM32047 UM32157 UM32165 UM32171 UM32182 UM32194 UM32195 UM32203UM32213 UM32222 UM32230 UM32237 UM32246 UM32248 UM32261 UM32259

Details: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1_ZVM520_0702RSU

Required/recommended service for z/VM 5.3

Note: z/VM 5.3 was not used during the Device Qualification

Stacked RSU:0703RSU

Additional service to be applied (PTFs):

UM32202 UM32204 UM32247 UM32249 UM32252 UM32262 UM32260

Details: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1_ZVM530_0703RSU

Recommended FCP microcode levels

z990, Driver 55K:J13471.011 (FCP), J13470.008 (FCP 3X)

z9EC/BC, Driver 63J:J99658.008 (FCP 3X, MCL 6.08)

z9EC/BC, Driver 64L:G40938.002 (FCP 3X, MCL 7.0A)



Windows

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Windows NT
No
No
Windows 2000
Yes - Using QLogic 23xx adapters
and Emulex LP8000,LP9000,LP9802
(see
Supported Hardware List )
SVC supports up to 2 Windows 2000 nodes per MSCS cluster
Please visit the V4.2.0 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3
We strongly recommend you install maintenance pack 1 of VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3. This can be downloaded with the help of VERITAS Technical Support. Please visit the following release notes:
VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.3 Release Notes
Windows 2003
(32 bit editions)
Yes - Using QLogic 23xx adapters
and Emulex LP8000,LP9000,LP9802
(see
Supported Hardware List )
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Please visit the V4.2.0 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
SDDDSM 2.1.3.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster

Using QLogic 23xx and 24xx adapters only (see
Supported Hardware List )
Please visit the V4.2.0 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3
We strongly recommend you install Maintenance Pack 1 of VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3. This can be downloaded with the help of VERITAS Technical Support. Please visit the following release notes:
VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.3 Release Notes
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation v5.0
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0
Windows 2003
(x64 editions)
SDDDSM 2.1.3.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Using QLogic 23xx and 24xx & Emulex LP10xx & 11xx adapters only
(see Supported Hardware List )
Please visit the V4.2.0 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Windows Server 2003
for Itanium based systems
No
No
Windows Server 2008
(32 bit and X64 editions)
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes
MDSM is not supported

Windows 2008 x64 ( 64bit ) with SVC and SDDDSM is supported in test mode only on 4.2.1.6 and earlier

4.2.1.7 includes full support of Windows 2008


Solaris




HP-UX

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
HP-UX 11.0
(64 bit only)
No
No
See Host Operating System table above for patches

PV Links
Yes
Service Guard V11.14

SVC Supports up to 16 nodes per cluster
HP-UX
11i v1
(64 bit only)
No
Service Guard V11.16
PV Links
Yes
Service Guard V11.16

SVC Supports up to 16 nodes per cluster
HP-UX 11i v2
(64 bit only)
No
Service Guard V11.17
PV Links
Yes
HP-UX 11i v3
(64 bit only)
HP Native Multipath
Yes
Service Guard V11.18
Requires a minimum SVC level of V4.2.1.4


S GI

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
SGI Irix
6.5.28 f
XVM
(incl. in Irix OS)
No
No
SGI Altix
SLES 9
OS internal
(incl. in SLES SP3 and SGI Pro Pack 4)
No
No

Novell Netware

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Novell Netware
Native Netware Multipathing Driver
Yes - SP4a only
Novell Cluster Services
v1.7 & V1.84

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per cluster
IBM has seen an issue with path recovery after a node has been removed from the SVC cluster for an extended period. If this issue is encountered, manual rescan of paths is required


Novell OES2

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Xen hypervisor 3.0.4_13138-0.40
Paravirtualized OES 2 Linux (kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12-xenpae)
Paravirtualized OES 2 NetWare 6.5 SP7
device-mapper-1.02.13-6.9
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.18
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
No Guest OS can be clustered
Guest OS
Paravirtualized SLES 10 SP1 - Domain 0 (kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12-xenpae)

Paravirtualized RHEL AS5u1 (kernel 2.6.18-53.el5xen)


VMware

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
VMware ESX2.1
Multipathing driver not supported
Boot support limited to guest operating systems only
Neither VMware nor Guest OS can be clustered
Guest OS:
Novell Netware installed on VMFS disks only.
Also
single path only. See Restrictions page
VMware ESX2.5.3
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering support on Windows Guest OS only
Guest OS:
W2k
W2K3
Clustered
& Stand Alone
RH2.1
RH3.0
SLES8
SLES9
VMware ESX2.5.2
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering support on Windows Guest OS only
Guest OS:
W2k
W2K3
Clustered
& Stand Alone
RH2.1
RH3.0
SLES8
SLES9
VMware ESX3.01
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 ESX3.02
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
SVC supports the MRU multipath policy only
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering of VMware server only
Guest OS clustering is
not supported
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information
VMware ESX3.5, 3.51, 3.52, 3.53 & 3.54
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
SVC supports the MRU multipath policy only
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering of VMware server only
Guest OS clustering is not supported
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information


Tru64

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Tru64
Native Tru64 Multipathing Driver
Yes on HP AlphaServer hosts
TruCluster Server Software

OpenVMS
Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
OpenVMS 7.3-2
Native
Yes
(see notes)
Yes
SAN boot support requires V4.2.1.0 or later
OpenVMS 8.2
OpenVMS 8.2-1
OpenVMS 8.3


Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4


Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering
Supp ort
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
Atto Multipath Driver Version 3.2.4
Atto Multipath Driver Version 3.27MP
No
No




Multipath Driver Co-existence with SDD

The following multipath drivers have been tested for co-existence with SDD.

Certain Configurations for the host are required under these conditions. Please refer to the Configuration Guide and Host Attachment Guide for this information

Operating System
Driver
Windows NT
RDAC
Windows 2000
RDAC
Windows 2003
RDAC
AIX 4.3.3/5.1/5.2/5.3
RDAC
Solaris 8
Symantec/VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1
Solaris 9
Symantec/VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1
HP-UX 11i v1
Service Guard V11.16
PVlinks


DS4000 Client Software and RDAC Levels

Please refer to the DS4000 website for the latest recommended DS4000 client software and RDAC levels


GPFS / RVSD Versions

AIX Level
GPFS
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.2
2.3 + 3.1 + 3.2
4.1
3.5
Peristent Reservations are not supported
5.3
2.3 + 3.1 + 3.2
4.1
N/A

VSS

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

TPC Level
Required SVC Levels
Required SVC Console Levels
Note
V3.1.3
V4.2.0.x
V4.2.0.596 or later
Please visit the following link for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk
V3.3.0
V3.3.1
V4.2.0.x
V4.2.0.596 or later
V4.2.1.x
V4.2.1.759 or later

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication


TPC Level
Required SVC Levels
Required SVC Console Levels
Note
V3.3.3
V4.2.0.x
V4 .2.0.616 or later
TPC for Replication should only be used with Metro Mirror remote copy relationships.
SVC V4.2.1.x is currently not supported; please visit the TPC for Replication support website for details


Oracle
*Oracle Server Release
Minimum Operating System
Minimum SVC Level
Clustering Support
ASM
OVC
Note
8.1.7
Solaris 8
V2.1.0
No
Not Supported
N/A
Please refer to the V4.2.x Restrictions for further information
9i
Solaris 9
V3.1.0
Oracle 9i RAC with 2 Nodes Sun Cluster
10g
Solaris10
V4.2.x
Oracle10g
RAC with 2+ Nodes
Supported
Patch Level 10.2.0.2
Please refer to the
V4.2.x Restrictions for further information
9i
AIX 5.1
V2.1.0
No
Not Supported
Please refer to the V4.2.x Restrictions for further information
10g
AIX 5.2
V4.1.0
Oracle 10g R2 RAC with 2+ Nodes
Supported
10g
AIX 5.3
V4.1.0
10g
AIX 6.1
V4.2.1.x
10g
RHEL4.4
V4.1.0
Patch level 10.2.0.3
Please refer to the
V4.2.x Restrictions for further information
10g
RHEL5
V4.1.1
N/A
10g
SLES9
V4.2.x
10g
SLES10
V4.2.x
10g
HPUX11iV2
V4.2.x




Master Console Software Levels

Application
Level
Note
Windows 2000 Service
Pack
SP4
Windows 2000 Hotfixes
- KB823559
- KB823980
- (SP4) Q818043
Windows 2003
R2
Only Windows 2003 is supported for use in IPv6 environments. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325449 for information on configuring your Master Console to allow this
Microsoft Internet Explorer
V6 SP1 (6.0.2800.1106)
Host Bus Adapter Driver
V 8.2.3.63
(if present)
PuTTY
V0.58
IBM Director Server
5.1
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Console (SVCC)
V4.2.1.838

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 6.2 w/ SP2
Internet Explorer 7
Netscape 7.0 (AIX)
Netscape 6.2 (Linux)
Netscape 6.2 (Windows)
IE7 is required for use in IPv6 environments
IBM NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
2.91.0.0
Windows 2003
IBM Broadcom 570x-based Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
2.78 ndis v5 driver
Windows 2000

Document information

More support for: SAN Volume Controller
V4.2.x

Version: 4.2.x

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1003090

Modified date: 08 October 2009