V4.2.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. Later levels than those listed are not supported at this level of SAN Volume Controller Software. 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. Later levels than those listed are not supported at this level of SAN Volume Controller Software

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

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

Controllers
Switches


Other Hardware

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
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
(Windows 2000)
9.0.2.60
(See this
flash )

(Windows 2003)
9.1.4.10

(IA32)
(IA64)
IA32 based Servers (32 bit)

IA64 based servers ( 64 bit )
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
N/A
QLA2460
QLA2462
(Windows 2003)
9.1.4.10

(IA32)
(IA64)
LP8000
LP9002L
LP9002DC
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP1050
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
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
(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
Emulex
LP9002L
LP9002DC
Storport Driver
1.30a9
2.00a12
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP1050
LP1050DC
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150


Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
QLogic
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
BIOS 1.54
Windows 2008 x64
( 64bit ) with SVC and SDDDSM is supported in test mode only on V4.2.1.6 and earlier

V4.2.1.7 includes full support of Windows 2008

Hyper-V is not supported
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
Emulex
LP9802DC
LP1050, LP1050DC
LP1050Ex, LP1050ExDC
LP10000, LP10000DC
LP10000ExDC
LP1005DC-CM2
Storport Driver
2.00a12
1.92a1
LP11000, LP1102
LP1150
LPe11000, LPe1102
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 U8

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

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
LP10000DC
LP11000
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
IBM
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
FC5716 / FC1977
FC3319 SX/LX
FC 3320 SX/LX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324
zfcp

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 z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
QLogic
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
QLA2460
8.01.07-K7
Itanium2 ( IA64)
QLA2460
Emulex
1.91a5
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP11002
LP1150
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
1.20x8
2.72a2
LP11002
LP11000
2.70a5
2.72a2
Itanium2 ( IA64)
LP11002
FC3319 SX/LX
FC 3320 SX/LX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324
zfcp
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 z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64


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
Native zVM driver
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
IA32_Based Servers
(32 bit)
EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
ia64 ( Itanium )
(64 bit)
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
LP10000DC
LP11000
2.72a2
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
IBM
FC5716 / FC1977
FC 2315 LX / SX
FC 2318 LX / SX
FC 2319 LX / SX
FC 2320 LX / SX
FC 3319 LX / SX
FC 3320 LX / SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #332
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
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


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000 DC
LP11002
2.70a5
2.72a2
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP11000
LP11002
IBM
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1905
FC5759
FC1910
Supplied with
driver
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLA2340
QLA2342
FC 2315 LX / SX
FC 2318 LX / SX
FC 2319 LX / SX
FC 2320 LX / SX
FC 3319 LX / SX
FC 3320 LX / SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #332
zfcp
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


Novell OES2/Xen

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Emulex
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon (64 bit)
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
LPe11002



IBM AIX on System p

IBM AIX 4.3.3

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC6227
Driver included in Technology Level. Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
FC6228


IBM AIX 5.1

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC6227
Driver included in Technology Level. Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
FC6228
FC6239


IBM AIX 5.2

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC6227
Driver included in Technology Level. Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
FC6228
FC6239
FC5716 / FC1977
FC5758 / FC1905
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5759 / FC1910
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5773 / FC5774


IBM AIX 5.3

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC6227
Driver included in Technology Level. Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
FC6228

FC6239
FC5716 / FC1977
FC5758 / FC1905
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5759 / FC1910
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5773 / FC5774


IBM AIX 6.1

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC5716 / FC1977
Driver included in Technology Level. Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
FC5758 / FC1905
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5759 / FC1910
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5773 / FC5774



IBM AIX on System i

IBM AIX 5L Version 5.2 on System i AIX LPAR


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC0611

devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.2.0.95
devices.pci.df1000f9.rte.5.2.0.75
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.2.0.95
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.2.0.95
FC0625
devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.2.0.95
devices.pci.df1080f9.rte.5.2.0.75
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.2.0.95
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.2.0.95
FC0646
devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.2.0.95
devices.pci.df1000fa.rte.5.2.0.95
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.2.0.95
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.2.0.95


IBM AIX 5L Version 5.3  on System i AIX LPAR

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
FC0611
devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.3.0.50
devices.pci.df1000f9.rte.5.3.0.30
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.3.0.50
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.3.0.50
FC0625
devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.3.0.50
devices.pci.df1080f9.rte.5.3.0.30
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.3.0.50
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.3.0.50
FC0646
devices.pci.df1000f7.com.5.3.0.50
devices.pci.df1000fa.rte.5.3.0.50
devices.fcp.disk.rte 5.3.0.50
devices.scsi.disk.rte 5.3.0.50


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
A5158A
B.11.11.12
B.11.11.0806
B.11.11.0812
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit only)
A6795A
A6826A
B.11.11.13
B.11.11.17
A9782A
A9784A
AB378A
AB379A
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A


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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A5158A
B.11.23.0512
B.11.23.0812
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit) & HP Itanium Servers
A6795A
A6826A
B.11.23.0802
B.11.23.0803
B.11.23.0806
A9782A
A9784A
AB378A
AB379A
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
AD300A
HP Itanium Servers only

HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31) for PA RISC and Itanium
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
Notes
A6795A
A5158A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0803
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)
& HP Itanium Servers
Minimum SVC level V4.2.1.4
AB378A
AB378B
AB379A
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
A9782A
A9784A
A6826A
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.0803
AD300A
HP Itanium Servers Only


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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Note
AMCC / JNI
FCE-1473
5.3.1.3
No
No
Sun Sparc
FCE-6460
FCX / FCX2-6562
QLogic
QLA2200
4.15.05
QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
Sun-Badged QLogic
X6799A
X6727A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z
SG-XPCI1FC-QL2
SG-XPCI1FC-QF4
SG-XPCI2FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4


v20070604-2.21
FCode in Driver Package
Veritas DMP
4.1
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
No
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
Emulex
LP8000
LP9000
LP9002
LP9802
LP10000
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4
SG-XPCI1FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI1FC-EM2-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM2-Z
v20070604-2.20k
FCode in Driver Package
Veritas DMP 4.1
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec


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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Note
AMCC / JNI
FCE-1473
5.3.1.3
No
No
Sun Sparc
Solaris
8 and 9

FCE-6460
FCX / FCX2-6562
QLogic
QLA2200
4.15.05
QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L

QLA2342
QLA2342L
Sun-Badged QLogic
X6799A
X6727A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2

SG-XPCI2FC-QF2-Z

SG-XPCI1FC-QL2

SG-XPCI1FC-QF4
SG-XPCI2FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4

QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L

QLA2342
QLA2342L


v20070604-2.21
FCode in Driver Package
Veritas DMP
4.1

(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)

(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Solaris 9 only
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2

SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
No
No
Solaris
8 and 9
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
Emulex
LP8000
LP9000
LP9002
LP9802

LP10000
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4
SG-XPCI1FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI1FC-EM2-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM2-Z

LP9002
LP9802

LP10000
v20070604-2.20k
FCode in Driver Package
Veritas DMP 4.1
(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )

No
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)

(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1
Solaris 9 only
MPxIO
Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with SVC Vdisks
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2

SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster

SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit)

Host Bus Adapter Vendor
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
QLogic
(qla driver)
QLA2200
4.15.05
No
No
Sparc
QLA2310
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLE2460
QLE2462
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

Qlogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCI1FC-QF4
SG-XPCI2FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE1FC-QF4
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF4

SG-XPCI2FC-QF2
SG-XPCI1FC-QF2

QLA2342
QLA2340
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLE2460
Part of OS
FCode in Driver Package
Veritas DMP 4.1
(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
SPARC: Yes
( requires kernel patch 118833-36 and qlc driver 119130-33 + 125166-05)

x86: No
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later
required)
(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
SFHA/SFRAC
5.0 MP1
Sparc &
x86
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1
SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sparc
SUN Cluster
3.2

SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sparc &
x86
X6799A
X6727A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
No
No
Sparc
MPxIO
SUN Cluster 3.1
SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Emulex
(lpfc driver)
LP8000
LP9000
LP9002
No
LP9802
LP10000
LP11000
LP11002
2.70a5
2.72a2
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
SG-XPCIE1FC-EM4
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4
SG-XPCI1FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCI1FC-EM2-Z
SG-XPCI2FC-EM2-Z
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
Part of OS
FCode in Driver Package



Yes
SUN Cluster 3.1
SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sparc
SUN Cluster 3.2
SVC Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sparc &
x86
Veritas DMP 4.1
(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
Yes
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec
Sparc
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)

(download latest ASL from http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/VOLUMEMAN_index.htm )
Sparc: Yes
x86: No
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1
Sparc &
x86


Novell Netware 6.5

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
QLogic
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
QLA2462


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
Emulex
LP9002
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)
RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9
LP9402
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000 DC
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
Windows NT4 SP6a
As specified in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf
Windows XP Pro SP2
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Red Hat 2.1 ES/AS/WS Update 6 & 7
Red Hat 3.0 Update 6,7 & 8
RHEL4 U3 and U4
RHEL4 U5
With the following patch:
RHEL5 File System Becomes Read-Only
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL5
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL Desktop 5
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
SLES 8 SP4
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
SLES10 SP1
Novell NetWare 6.5

VMware 3.5, 3.51, 3.52, 3.53 & 3.54

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
OS
Note
Additional information
As supported in the VMware I/O compatibility guide

Windows 2003
32 & 64Bit
Windows 2000 Server SP4

(Standard, Web, Enterprise Editions, and R2), including Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) as noted in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Additional information :
Guest O/S Guide
VI3 SAN Guide
Windows NT4 SP6a
As specified in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Windows XP Pro SP2
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Windows Vista
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Red Hat 2.1 ES/AS/WS Update 6 & 7
Red Hat 3.0 Update 6,7 & 8
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U3 and U4
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U5
32 & 64Bit
With the following patch
RHEL5 File System Becomes Read-Only
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL5
32 & 64Bit
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL Desktop 5
32 & 64Bit
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
SLES 8 SP4
SLES 9 SP 3
32 & 64Bit
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
SLES10 SP1
32 & 64Bit
Novell Netware 6.5

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

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 & 8.3

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
KGPSA-CA
3.92a1
AlphaServer & Itanium Integrity Servers
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 Gateways
NetApp & N Series Gateway support is available on SVC 4.2.1.x via iFix
for selected configurations by RPQ only.
Please contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner to request support


SGI

Platform
Host Bus Adapter
Firmware
Driver
Notes
Origin
QLA234x
3.3.6
Supplied with OS
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.2.0 -
Host Attachment Guide Errata

Altix
QLA234x

Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Fcode/BIOS Version
Platform
3.2.4
3.27MP
3.2.4
3.27MP
13th November
2007
Apple Xserve intel-based Server
FC-41ES
FC-42ES
FC-44ES




Support for BladeServer Configurations


SVC supports Server Blades that meet all of the following criteria;

1. The Server blade contains Qlogic and Emulex generic chip sets running the IBM or equivalent supported Drivers;

and

2. These generic chip sets and drivers are present in the SVC support matrix for HBAs used in non Blade servers;

and

3. The Server blade is running an OS that is present in the SVC support matrix;

and

4. Either a Fibre Channel pass through module is used in the Blade server chassis to connect the Blades to an external FC network; or
The Fibre Channel switch module used in the Blade server chassis is equivalent (in the sense it runs the same microcode on the same switch hardware base) to a discrete Fibre Channel switch that is already listed in the SVC support matrix.



Examples of specific BladeCentre configurations that IBM includes in SVC interoperability testing currently include:

IBM 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)
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
Windows 2008
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
Minimum SVC level for Windows 2008 is SVC 4.2.1.7
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
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
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
SLES 8
Qlogic QLA2342
SLES 9
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
SLES 10 SP1
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
VMware
For HBA Support Please see
VMware I/O compatibility guide

For BladeCenter supported VMware levels please visit
IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Guide

For SVC supported OS levels please visit
VMware OS Supported Levels


JS20

JS20 (8842) Drivers

Blade Operating System
Kernel & maintenance levels
HBA Driver
Notes
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
Red Hat EL Advanced Server
4.0
(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
Please refer to the BladeCenter Support Site For Further Information
SLES 8


JS21

Blade Operating System
Kernel & maintenance levels
HBA Driver
Notes
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
SLES8
(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
Please refer to the BladeCenter Support Site For Further Information
SLES9
SLES10

JS22
Blade Operating System
Kernel & maintenance levels
HBA
HBA Driver
Notes
AIX 5.3
LP1105-BCv
devices.pci.df1023fd.diag 5.3.7.0
devices.pci.df1023fd.rte 5.3.7.0
AIX 6.1
devices.pci.df1023fd.diag 6.1.0.0
devices.pci.df1023fd.rte 6.1.0.0
SLES10
QMI3472
8.01.10.9
(Do not select 7.xx.xx-fo option for Linux; failover enablement is not required with SDD)
Minimum recommended level SP1

Please refer to the BladeCenter Support Site For Further Information
RHEL4.6
2.6.9-67.EL
QMI3472
RHEL5.1
2.6.18-53.el5
QMI3472

HP BladeSystem Support

HP BladeSystem Model
HBA Support
Device Drivers
Supported Operating Systems
Notes
BL30p
BL40p
BL25p
BL35p
BL460c
BL465c
BL480c
BL685c
300874-B21
354054-B21
361426-B21
381881-B21
394588-B21
403619-B21
Please Visit the HP Support Website for recommended device driver information
Windows 2000 Server
Windows Server 2003
VMware
RHEL5
Please Visit the IBM Recommended Software page for Operating System Levels, Kernel Levels and Multipathing Support


iSCSI Host Attachment

iSCSI hosts are supported with SVC in a non-failover configuration. Due to the technology, we cannot guarantee that the multipathing support available in iSCSI configurations will provide failover and path recovery functions to deal with scenarios where the SAN fabric paths change or fail. This means the concurrent upgrade to SVC is likely to cause errors on an iSCSI host with multipathing enabled. If multipathing is not configured in the iSCSI driver, the user must configure the SAN such that there is only a single path from SVC to the host. This can be acheived by zoning a single SVC port from each IO group to the iSCSI host. In this configuration, an SVC upgrade will be disruptive to the host.


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 DS3000

Controller Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
ESM
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Host Attachment
Notes
06.70.22.XX

06.70.24.XX

06.70.69.XX

N1726D340R270V05
0186 or higher
FC
Concurrent download of ESM code, Drive firmware, Controller firmware and NVSRAM with I/O is not supported.
Do not reboot both controllers simultaneously.
SVC Supports SAS Drive configuration only (i.e. Not SATA drives).
Single Controller configuration is not supported.
RAID-5 Array size must be 4+1 or larger .
Ensure Host type is set to "IBM TS SAN VCE".

DS3400 maximum LUNs per partition is currently 32, limiting the number of LUNs from a single DS3400 to a single SVC cluster to 32

RAID-6 Array size must be 4+1+1 or larger.

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and later


IBM DS4000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
ESM Support
Notes
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
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

Please refer to the DS4000 website for specific configuration guidelines, cabling requirements & restrictions when attaching EXP810 to DS4300 & DS4500

DS4000 range maximum LUNs per partition is currently 256, limiting the number of LUNs from a single DS4000 to a single SVC cluster to 256.

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
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.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
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx


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 DS5000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
ESM Support
Notes
DS5100
07.30.21.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.12.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS5000 website
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please refer to the DS5000 website for the latest recommended DS5000 client software and RDAC levels

Please refer to the DS5000 website for specific configuration guidelines, cabling requirements & restrictions when attaching EXP5000 and EXP810

DS5000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SVC. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

DS5000 range maximum LUNs per partition is currently 256, limiting the number of LUNs from a single DS4000 to a single SVC cluster to 256.

RAID-5 Array size must be 4+1 or larger .

RAID-6 Array size must be 4+1+1 or larger .

Minimum supported SVC code level is 4.2.1.8
DS5300



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
minimum EC 2.3.3.178
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
minimum EC 2.4.4.112
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 recommended 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
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
MSA1000
4.48/5.20
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

Active/Active functionality is only supported on SVC level 4.3.0 and above.

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
MSA1500
5.20
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
EVA 3000
VCS 3.110
VCS 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
EVA 5000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
EVA 4000
XCS 6.100
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
EVA 6000
EVA 8000
EVA 4100
XCS 6.110
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
EVA 6100
EVA 8100
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
XP512
HDS 9960
XP128
21-14-34-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-06-00/00
HDS NSC55
XP12000
HDS USP



Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9200
055L/F
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
065D/B
953xV / 9570V
065D/B
9580V
165D/B
9585V
165D/B
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
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HP XP512
StorEdge 9960
9970V
21-14-34-00/00
HP XP128
StorEdge 9970
9980V
21-14-34-00/00
HP XP1024
StorEdge 9980
TagmaStore
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
NSC55
50-09-06-00/00
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
USP100
USP600
USP1100
AMS & WMS
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
AMS200
0770/G-M
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
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
CX 200
02.19.200.5.xxx
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
02.19.400.5.xxx
CX 600
02.19.600.5.xxx
CX 300
02.19.300.5.xxx
02.26.300.5.xxx
CX 500
02.19.500.5.xxx
02.26.500.5.xxx
CX 700
02.19.700.5.xxx
02.26.700.5.xxx
CX3-10
03.26.010.5.xxx
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to
Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
CX3-20
03.26.020.5.xxx
CX3-40
03.26.040.5.xxx
CX3-80
03.26.080.5.xxx
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to
Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
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 V3.1.0.3 and Prior

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and Later

Data Encryption functionality is not supported with SVC.


Refer to
Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
DMX & DMX-2 800/1000/2000/3000
Enginuity 5671
DMX-3
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 5773
DMX- 4
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 577 3


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
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9960
9970
21-14-34-00/00
HDS 9970V
9980
21-14-34-00/00
HDS 9980V
9990
50-09-06-00/00

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

StorageTek 6000 Series


Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
6540

06.16.81.10
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
6130


6140



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

Note: host type should be set to Linux
940
960
980
N3700
2863-A10
2863-A20
270
N5200
2864-A10
2864-A20
3020
N5300
2869-A10
2869-A20
3040
N5500
2865-A10
2865-A20
3050
N5600
2868-A10
2868-A20
3070
N7600
2866-A10
2866-A20
6030
N7800
2867-A10
2867-A20
6070


Fujitsu Eternus


Type
Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
3000
100
V20L86
V20L91
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported
100D
V30L21
V30L27
200
V20L86
V20L91
400
600
300
V20L56
V10L61
500
700
300B
V20L56
V20L61
500B
700B
4000
100
V30L21
V30L27
300
V10L70
V11L33
500
8000
900
1100
2100

Bull Storeway

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
FDA1500
436
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
FDA2500
FDA2900
435


NEC iStorage

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
S1500
436
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
S2500
S2900
435


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 BladeCenter.
For director-class switches, only blades with port speeds of up to 4gbps are supported.
FCIP technology listed on the IBM SAN Support pages can be used in SVC configurations for the following uses:
    1) iSCSI host attachment. Please refer to the iSCSI Host Attachment section for more information.
    2) Links between two SVC clusters in a Metro Mirror or Global Mirror configuration. Please refer to the Configuration Guide for details

ISL Blades
All blades comprising of ISWL ports are supported in SVC
configurations, provided that they are listed on the IBM SAN Support pages. This includes the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-port 10Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module and the Brocade 10Gbps Fibre Channel blade.

IBM BladeCenter Supported Configurations
For BladeCenter switch module, Passthrough module, switch vendor interconnectivity and supported firmware levels, please visit the IBM BladeCenter support website



Brocade

IBM Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
SAN64B-2
Silkworm 4900
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
Director
SAN Switch M14
Silkworm 24000
5.0.5e
Director
SAN Switch M12
Silkworm 12000
3.2.1c
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 3200
3.2.1c
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F16
Silkworm 3800
2.6.2d
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch S08 / S16
Silkworm 2400 / 2800
5.2.1_NI1
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 5000
SAN32B-3
20055KB
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Director
Brocade DCX
SAN768B
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
Brocade 3000
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
Brocade 5100
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c
Fabric Switch
Brocade 5300

Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
Director
2062-D04
2062-D07
2062-E11
Fabric Switch
2062-D1A / D1H
2061-040
2061-020
2053-424
2.1(2)
2061-420




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
09.06.02
09.07.01
09.07.02
09.08.01
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
09.06.01
09.06.02
09.06.03
09.07.01
09.07.02
09.08.01
Intrepid Director
2027-256
2GB & 4GB LIMs


Qlogic

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
5600
V6.8.0.03
Fabric Switch
Max 64 hosts per I/O Group
128 host N port logins per IO group (64 per node port)
5602
9000
V6.6.0.15
V6.8.0.03


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
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.2.1 - Software Installation and Configuration Guide 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 IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V4.2.1 - Software Installation and Configuration Guide document.

Inter Cluster SAN Routers
Firmware
AKA
Notes
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
SAN04M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 1620 SAN Router
EOSi
4.07.00
5.01.00
2027-R04
The Advanced Functions Router pairs for HA Configurations & iFCP Fast Failover in EOSi 5.01.00 are not supported at this time
SAN16M-R SAN Router
McDATA Eclipse 2640 SAN Router
2027-R16
SAN16B-R SAN Router
Brocade AP7420
SAN Router
7.4.1d
2109-A16
SAN18B-R
Silkworm 7500
6.0.0c
2005-R18
SAN04B-R
Silkworm 7500E
6.1.0a
2005-R04
M48 FC3450 Blade
Silkworm 48000 director blade FR4-18i
6.1.0c
N/A
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)





IBM TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500

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

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More support for:

SAN Volume Controller
V4.2.x

Version:

4.2.x

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

S1003091

Modified date:

2010-06-14

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