V4.3.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.

SVC will support all OS applications at any level that run to the standard block level OS interface. This includes such applications as Oracle, HP Virtual Connect, etc.

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 V4.3.x



V4.2.x - Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

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
Last Updated
Windows NT 4.0
08 Jul 2008
Windows 2000 and 2003 Server
06 Nov 2008
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO
21 Nov 2008
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO
10 July 2009
Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V
20 Nov 2008
Red Hat EL 2.1 U7
27 Jun 2008
Red Hat EL 3.0 U8
27 Jun 2008
Red Hat EL 4.0
21 Nov 2008
Red Hat EL 5.0
06 Oct 2009
SLES 8 SP4
27 Jun 2008
SLES 9
03 Apr 2009
SLES10
15 May 2009
SLES11
17 May 2008
Debian
19 Oct 2009
Novell OES2
27 Jun 2008
IBM AIX on System p
26 Feb 2009
IBM AIX on System i
26 Feb 2009
HP-UX 11.0
03 Jan 2009
HP-UX 11i v1
03 Jun 2009
HP-UX 11i v2
26 Jan 2009
HP-UX 11i v3
26 Jan 2009
Sun Solaris 8
19 Jan 2009
Sun Solaris 9
19 Jan 2009
Sun Solaris 10
19 Jan 2009
Novell Netware
27 Jun 2008
VMware
06 Oct 2009
Tru64
27 Jun 2008
OpenVMS
24 Mar 2009
IBM N Series Gateway and NetApp
06 Apr 2009
SGI
27 Jun 2008
Z/VSE
22 Aug 2008
Apple Mac OS X
22 Sep 2009
IBM i
20 Nov 2008
VIOS
20 Nov 2008
Citrix Xen Server
15 Oct 2008
Support for BladeServer Configurations
27 Jun 2008
IBM BladeCenter®
27 Jun 2008
HS20 / HS21 / HS22 / HS40 / LS20 / LS21 / LS41
JS20 / JS21 / JS22 / JS12
JS23 / JS43
23 Sep 2008
HP BladeSystem
27 Jun 2008
iSCSI Host Attachment
01 Nov 2009
Controllers
DS3000
03 Feb 2009
DS4000
06 Oct 2009
DS5000
06 Oct 2009
DS6000
06 Oct 2009
DS8000
06 Oct 2009
IBM ESS
27 Jun 2008
XIV
11 Sep 2008
HP
21 Nov 2008
Hitachi Data Systems
15 Jan 2009
EMC
11 Sep 2008
Sun StorEdge
27 Jun 2008
StorageTek
22 Aug 2008
IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS
04 Jun 2009
Fujitsu Eternus
01 Sep 2008
Bull Storeway
27 Jun 2008
NEC iStorage
27 Jun 2008
Pillar Data
06 Oct 2009
Texas Memory Systems
29 May 2009
Xiotech
23 Jan 2009
ISL Blades
27 Jun 2008
BladeCenter Supported Configurations
27 Jun 2008
Brocade
12 Dec 2009
Cisco MDS
22 Jan 2009
CNT
27 Jun 2008
McDATA
06 Oct 2009
Qlogic
27 Jun 2008
Other Hardware
Inter Cluster Fibre Extenders
27 Jun 2008
Inter Cluster SAN Routers
14 Aug 2008
IBM TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500
27 Jun 2008
IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
09 Oct 2008




Hosts


Windows NT 4 Server

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
IBM
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
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
39M5894
QLA2460
(Windows 2003)
9.1.4.10

(IA32)
(IA64)
39M5895
QLA2462

FC Port Driver
2.42a0
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
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
STOR Minipo r t
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
9.1.7.18
9.1.8.25
(IA32)
(x64)


Requires the following fixes:

KB883646
KB824354
KB891793
(which are included in SP1)


Requires Multipathing Driver SDDDSM (see Recommended Software Levels )

Please see the 4.3.1 HAG Errata for recommended settings for QLE2560/QLE2562
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
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
Emulex
LP9002L
LP9002DC
Storport Driver
1.30a9
2.00a12
2.10a4
2.10a7
LP9402DC
LP9802
LP9802DC
LP1050
LP1050DC
1.92a1
1.92a2
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
59Y1987
46M6049
59Y1993
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825


Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Virtualisation
Notes
IBM
QLogic
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
9.1.7.18
9.1.8.17
9.1.8.25
BIOS 1.52
BIOS 1.54
BIOS 2.10
Hyper-V on x64 based systems is supported with the following guest OS
Windows 2003 32bit
Windows 2003 64bit
Windows 2008 32bit
Windows 2008 64bit

Clustering of guest OS is not supported at this time

When using Emulex HBAs with Hyper-V please select the settings mentioned in the HAG Errata.
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
4.06.04
Emulex
LP9802DC
LP1050, LP1050DC
LP1050Ex, LP1050ExDC
LP10000, LP10000DC
LP10000ExDC
LP1005DC-CM2
Storport Driver
2.00a12
2.10a4
2.10a7
2.20.006
1.92a1
LP11000, LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000, LPe11002
LPe1150
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
59Y1987
46M6049
59Y1993
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825

Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1 U7

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM
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
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
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
8.01.06
8.01.06
8.01.07-d4
8.02.08
8.02.09-d0-RHEL4.7-04
(RHEL4.7 Distro)
8.02.14.01
8.02.09.00.04.08-D
(RHEL4.8 Distro)
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
39M5894
QLA2460
39R6525
QLE2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6527
QLE2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
8.0.16.27
8.0.16.34
8.0.16.40
8.0.16.44
8.0.16.46
LP9002
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP11000
LP11002
LP115
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LPe12002
1.10a5
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 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


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM
QLogic
QLA2340
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
39M5894
QLA2460
Itanium2 ( IA64)
39M5895
QLA2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
4.04.09 85 (i386)
Emulex
1.91a5
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LP12002
1.10A5
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 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
59Y1987
46M6049
59Y1993
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)

SLES 8 United Linux 1.0 SP4

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
IBM
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
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310F QLA2310FL
8.01.06
8.02.08
8.02.14.01
8.02.23
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
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24 )

Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
39R6525
QLE2460
P/N 39M5895
QLA2462
39R6527
QLE2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
LP9002
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
2.50a6
2.72a2
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LPe12002
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: #3324
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
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP11000
LP11002
LPe12002-M8
1.10A5 (U3D1.10A5)
Xeon
(64 bit)
IBM
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1905
FC5759
FC1910
IBM
8.01.06
8.02.00-k6-SLES10-05
Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
QLA2340
QLA2342
QLE2560
QLE2562
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 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
59Y1987
46M6049
59Y1993
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon
(64 bit)
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported


SLES 11 Novell/SuSE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Emulex
multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.1
mdadm-3.0-18.1

SLES 11 native clustering:
High Availability Extension / OpenAIS
sle-hae-release-11-1.12
openais-0.80-3-26.1
LP10000
8.2.8.14
1.41a2 FV1.90
LP10002
1.41a2 FV1.91a5
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
FV 2.50a6
x86_64
Emulex 42C2071
QLogic
QLA2342
8.02.01.03.11.0-k9
v3.03.27
ia64 ( Itanium )
QLA2460
FW: 4.04.05
QLA2462
x86_64
QLE2562


Debian

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Emulex
LPe11000
8.2.6
2.50A6
x86_32
QLogic
QLA2460
8.02.01-k4
3.03.21
x86_64

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
FC5735
1.10x5


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
FC5735
1.10x5



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.11.11.16
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
B.11.23.0903
A9782A
A9784A
AB378A
AB379A
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
AD300A
HP Itanium Servers only


HP-UX 11i v3 (B.11.31) for PA RISC a nd Itanium
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Platform
A6795A
A5158A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0803 FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0809
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0812
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)
& HP Itanium Servers
AB378A
AB378B
AB379A
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
A9782A
A9784A
A6826A
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.0803 FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0809
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0812
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
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
Sparc
FCE-6460
FCX / FCX2-6562
QLogic
(qla driver)
QLA2200
4.15.05
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
Supplied with driver
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

QLogic
(qlc driver)
X6799A
X6727A

SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP 4.1
Veritas DMP

5.0 MP1
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
MPxIO
(included in SAN package)
No
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
v20040825-1.40 (0)
FCode in Driver Package
No
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
Emulex
(lpfc driver)
LP90xx
LPx10xx
LPx11xx
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP 4.1
Veritas DMP

5.0 MP1
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
MPxIO
(included in SAN package)
No

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
Sparc
FCE-6460
FCX / FCX2-6562
QLogic
(qla driver)
QLA2200
4.15.05
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
5.03
5.04
Supplied with driver
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

QLogic
(qlc driver)
X6799A
X6727A
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)


Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP
4.1
(
download latest ASL here )
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2

(SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters)
Sun
SG-XPCI1FC-JF2
FCode in Driver Package
No
No
SG-XPCI2FC-JF2
Emulex
(lpfc driver)
LP90xx
LPx10xx
LPx11xx
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP 4.1
(
download latest ASL here )

No
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2

(SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN cluster
s)


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
QLogic
(qla driver)
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
QLx25xx (8GB)
5.01
5.03
5.04
Supplied with driver
No
No
Sparc
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

Qlogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)

Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP 4.1
(
download latest ASL here )
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)
Sparc
5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
SFHA/SFRAC
5.0 MP1
Sparc &
x86
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1
SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
QLx25xx (8GB)
SUN Cluster
3.2

SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
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
SDD 1.6.3.0-1
SDD 1.6.4.0-2
No
LPx10xx
LPx11xx
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package



Yes
SUN Cluster 3.1
SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SUN Cluster 3.2
SVC Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
Veritas DMP 4.1
(
download latest ASL here )
Yes
SFHA 4.1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec
Sparc
Veritas DMP 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
Sparc: Yes
x86: No
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1
Sparc &
x86
Brocade
415
815
425
825
1.1.0.4
No
No
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 U1

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 2003 MSCS
MSCS
Windows NT4 SP6a
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 & 3.55

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
OS
Note
Additional information
V35
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

SVC support both fixed path and MRU.

SVC supports VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
Windows 2000
MSCS
VMWare 3.5 U3 only

Windows Clustering support applies to Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 2003 RTM, SP 1, R2 and SP 2. For ESX version requirements for these operating systems in cluster environment, please refer to ESX Server Support. Clustering is supported only with a limited set of HBAs; please refer to the I/O Compatibility Guide for the list of HBAs not supported with Windows Clustering

Windows 2003 32 & 64Bit
MSCS
Windows 2008
Enterprise SP1
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
CentOS 5.2
Novell Netware 6.5
Solaris 10
Supported with Emulex HBAs and raw disks only.

VMware vSphere 4

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
Windows 2008
Enterprise SP1
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
CentOS 5.2
Novell Netware 6.5
Solaris 10
VMware ESX Server 4.0.0, build 164009 San Boot
VMFS Only


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
3.93a0
AlphaServer
Driver Supplied with Operating System
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90a4
1.91x6
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
AB378B
AB379B
4.03
4.21


IBM N Series Gateway and NetApp

NetApp & IBM N Series Gateways
NetApp & N Series Gateway support is available with SVC 4.3.x
for selected configurations via 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 V4.3.0 -
Host Attachment Guide Errata

Altix
QLA234x

Z/VSE
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Z/VSE 4.2
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
2007_11_13
2008_08_26
Apple Xserve intel-based Server
FC-41ES
FC-42ES
FC-44ES
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
1.30b
2008_08_26
IBM i

Operating System
Version
Notes
IBM i System with Virtual IO Server (VIOS) 1.5.2.1
IBM i Version 6.1 or later
Attaching IBM i as a client of VIOS with SAN Volume Controller Requires IBM i 6.1 cumPTF C8190610 With MF45473 & MF45668

SVC Vdisk size expansion or shrinking is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Recommended Software Levels for
details of supported levels

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Version 4.3.X Host attachment Guide Errata for configuration details & Guidelines for IBM i Server with VIOS
IBM i System with Virtual IO Server (VIOS) 2.1

Virtual I/O Server ( VIOS )

Operating System
Supported Hardware
Supported Client OS
Notes
Virtual IO Server (VIOS)
SVC Supports AIX, Linux and i5OS Clients


CITRIX XEN SERVER Enterprise Edition v4.1.0

Host Bus
Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
Guest Operating Systems Supported
San Boot
Clustering
Notes
QLogic
QLE2462
8.01.7.15
built into Citrix XenServer v4.1.0
Device-Mapper (device-mapper-1.02.20-1.el5)

Multipath utility:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5
RHEL5
SLES10
Windows 2003
No
No

IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway

IBM System Storage
Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
ProtecTIER
Native
No
ProtecTIER
Cluster



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 / HS22 / 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
QMI2572
QMI3472
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
IBM
46M6065
44X1940
44X1945
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
Windows 2008
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI2572
QMI3472
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
(IA32)

(x64)
(STOR Miniport)
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
IBM
46M6065
44X1940
44X1945
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
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
QMI2572
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
46M6065
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI2572
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
46M6065
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
Emulex LP1105
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
BIOS 1.52
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI2572
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
46M6065
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
Emulex LP1105
SLES 8
Qlogic QLA2342
SLES 9
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI2572
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
46M6065
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
Emulex LP1105
SLES 10 SP1
Qlogic QLA2342
Qlogic QLA2462s
QMC2462
QMC2462s
QMI2472
QMI2572
QMI3472
IBM
39Y9306
41Y8527
26R0890
26R0884
IBM
39Y9186
43W6859
46M6065
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
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
AIX 5.3 with VIOS 2.1.1
AIX 6.1 with VIOS 2.1.1
FC 8252
(IBM i and VIOS)
FC 8248
(VIOS only - no IBM i)
FC 8251


JS12

Blade Operating System
Kernel & maintenance levels
HBA
HBA Driver
Notes
RHEL4.6
2.6.9-67.EL
QMC2462s
RHEL5.1
2.6.18-53.el5
AIX 5.3
N/A
AIX 6.1
AIX 5.3 with VIOS 2.1.1
AIX 6.1 with VIOS 2.1.1
FC 8252
(IBM i and VIOS)
FC 8248
(VIOS only - no IBM i)
FC 8251
SLES 10
QMI2472
8.02.00-k6-SLES10-05

JS23 / JS43

Blade Operating System
Kernel & maintenance levels
HBA
HBA Driver
Notes
AIX 5.3 with VIOS 2.1.1
AIX 6.1 with VIOS 2.1.1
N/A
FC 8252
(IBM i and VIOS)
FC 8240
FC 8241
FC 8242




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 achieved 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

7.35.41.XX

N1726D340R270V05
0186 or higher
Yes
FC
Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.
Do not reboot both controllers simultaneously.
SVC Supports SAS and SATA Drive configurations.
Single Controller configuration is not supported.
RAID-5 Array size must be 4+1 or larger .
RAID-6 Array size must be 4+1+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

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and later
07.70.xx.xx
Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.

Ensure Host type is set to "IBM TS SAN VCE".

Minimum Supported SVC level 4.3.1

Note further notes may be added prior to June 15th


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

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

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

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.

Using Native Copy Services with SVC V3.1.0.4 and later


* Please see the following DS4K flashe s
DS4200
DS4700
DS4800

If you have 07.36.08.xx code, you MUST contact DS4000 support prior to upgrading to your DS4000 firmware. The 07.36.08.xx release is no longer supported.


* * 07.36.12.xx is no longer available, please see this flash .

06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.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
06.60.22.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
06.60.22.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.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
Yes
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
DS5020
07.60.xx.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS5000 website
Yes
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

Please refer 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


** 07.36.12.xx is no longer available, please see the following flash .
DS5100
07.30.21.xx
** 07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.12.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.xx.xx
DS5300


IBM DS6000

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
DS6800
For further support, including interoperability details, see:
http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/disk/ds6800/planning.html
Yes
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
For further support, including interoperability details,
visit the 8100 support pages
Yes
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


DS8700 Thin provisioning is not supported by SVC
DS8300
For further support, including interoperability details,
visit the 8300 support pages
DS8700
For further support, including interoperability details, visit the 8700 support pages

DS8700 Code Bundle Information



IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
2105-E10
minimum EC 2.3.3.134
minimum EC 2.3.3.178
Yes
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


XIV
Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
XIV Nextra
9.2.0g
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SVC

Do not attempt to create 512 LUNs

The current maximum number of LUNS supported is 511

Minimum Supported SVC level 4.3.0.1
IBM XIV Storage System
10.0
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SVC

Do not attempt to create 512 LUNs with 10.0 fimware

The current maximum number of LUNS supported is 511

Minimum Supported SVC level 4.3.0.1
10.0.0a
10.0.1b
10.1.0a
10.2.0a
10.2.1
10.2.2
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SVC
Minimum Supported SVC level 4.3.0.1

XIV Concurrent code upgrade is supported from XIV code levels 10.1.0a & 10.1.0b to XIV code level 10.2.0a and above.
Please consult your XIV TA prior to performing any upgrades on XIV.

HP

Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
MA 8000
v8.7.F-7
Plus all no-charge upgrades from the vendor
HSG80
Yes
(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
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SVC

When upgrading from 5.x to 7.x code the SVC level Must be upgraded to a minimum of 4.3.0 prior to the controller upgrade.

Please refer to following flash when downgrading from 7.0 to 5.2

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
7.0 ( Active/Active )
Minimum Supported SVC Level 4.3.0
MSA1500
5.20
7.0 ( Active/Active )
Minimum Supported SVC Level 4.3.0
MSA2000
J200P39
Minimum SVC level is 4.3.1.7
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
EVA 3000
VCS 3.110
VCS 4.007
VCS 4.100
Yes
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
XCS 6.2
Yes
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 6.100
XCS 6.110
XCS 6.2
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
EVA 4400
09.50.10.00
09.52.20.00
EVA 6400
Minimum SVC Level is 4.3.1.X

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

EVA Advanced Functions such as Continuous Access are not supported with SVC
EVA 8400
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
XP48
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
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


Ensure that you wait until each Volume is formatted before you present it to the SAN Volume Controller.

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

XP24000 & 20000 advanced function such as thin provisioning are not supported with SVC
XP512
HDS 9960
XP128
21-14-34-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-06-00/00
50-09-72-00/00
50-09-85-00/00
HDS NSC55
XP12000
HDS USP
XP24000
60-02-48-00/12
60-03-05-00/00
60-03-06/00
60-03-27-00/00
60-04-04-00/10
60-04-13-00/00
60-04-01-00/02
HDS USPv
XP20000
HDS USPv m



Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9200
055L/F
SANrise 1200
Yes
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
065F/D
065F/E
Thunder 9530V / 9570V
065D/B
065F/D
065F/E
9580V
165D/B
165F/D
165F/E
9585V
165D/B
165F/D
165F/E
HDS Lightning
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
HP XP48
StorEdge 9910
No
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
21-14-46-00/00
HP XP128
StorEdge 9970
9980V
21-14-34-00/00
21-14-46-00/00
HP XP1024
StorEdge 9980
Hitachi
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
NSC55
50-09-06-00/00
50-09-72-00/00
50-09-75-00/00
50-09-85-00/00
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

Ensure that you wait until each Volume is formatted before you present it to the SAN Volume Controller.

USPv & USPv m advanced function such as thin provisioning are not supported with SVC
USP100
USP600
USP1100
USP v
60-03-06/00
60-04-01-00/02
XP24000
USPv m
XP20000
AMS & WMS
Firmware
AKA
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
AMS200
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100
0770/G-M
0781/A-x
0782/B-x
N/A
Yes
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. Although these operations are nondisruptive to SVC firmware upgrades should be performed with low levels of host I/O or when host I/O has been quiesced

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

HDS Advanced Function such as Thin Provisioning are not supported with SVC at this time

"Please set the host type for AMS2xxx to Windows . This is an update to the currently published SVC Configuration guide settings"

Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
AMS2100
AMS2300
AMS2500
0860/c
0872/e


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
CX 200
02.19.200.5.xxx
Yes
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
CX4-120
04.28.000.5.xxx
04.28.000.5.504
04.29.000.5.003
We recommend the customers who are running Raid 6 to upgrade to the latest supported firmware.

Advanced Functions such as thin provisioning are not supported with SVC

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

CX4 Arrays are only supported with SVC code level 4.3.1 and above
CX4-240
CX4-480
CX4-960
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
Yes
If you have DMX attached to SVC, please see the following flash: Invalid Configurations on EMC Symmetrix

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
Yes
DMX-3
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 5773
Yes
DMX- 4
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 57 73
Yes


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
9990v
50-09-85-00/00
USPv



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
Yes
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
D380
6.15.12.00
N6091-614855-004
9.15.G2.01
AKA FlexLine 380


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
Yes
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
AKA D380


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
Yes
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
N3300
2859-A20
FAS2020A
N3600
2862-A20
FAS2050A
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
N6040
2858-A10
2858-A20
3140
N6060
2858-A12
2858-A22
3160
N6070
2858-A11
2858-A21
3170
N7600
2866-A10
2866-A20
6030
N7700
2866-A11
2866-A21
6040
N7800
2867-A10
2867-A20
6070
N7900
2867-A11
2867-A21
6080


Fujitsu Eternus


Type
Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
3000
100
V20L86
V20L91
Yes
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
400
500
600
8000
900
1100
1200
2100
2200

Bull Storeway

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
FDA1500
436
Yes
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
Yes
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
S2500
S2900
435


Pillar Data

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
Axiom 300
1.6.6
Yes
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
Axiom 500
2.8.6
Axiom 600
03.03.07

Texas Memory Systems

Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
RamSan 500
3.4.3
Yes
Refer to Configuration Guide which details specific requirements for attachment to SVC
Requires minimum SVC level V4.3.1.7


Xiotech
Model
Firmware
Supports SVC Quorum Disks
Notes
Emprise 5000
1.2.C3.4
1.5.2
1.6.0
Yes
Please visit the IBM SVC InfoCenter for details on configuring and using the Emprise 5000 with SVC
Requires Minimum SVC Level 4.3.1.3



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.
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
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
Fabric Switch
SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.4.0a
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.4.0a
Fabric Switch
SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
SAN64B-2
Silkworm 4900
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
Director
SAN Switch M14
Silkworm 24000
5.0.5e
5.0.5f
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

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.4.0a
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 5000
SAN32B-3
20055KB
5.3.1a
6.0.0c
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.4.0a
Director
Brocade DCX
SAN768B
6.1.0g
6.1.1a
6.1.0a
6.1.0b
6.1.0c

6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
6.2.2b
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.4.0a
Fabric Switch
Brocade 300
Brocade 5100
Brocade 5300





Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
Director
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
4.2.5
5.0(1a)
2062-D04
2062-D07
Fabric Switch
2062-E11
2054-E11
9216 i
2053-424
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
2062-D1A / D1H
2061-040
2061-020
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
09.09.00
09.09.02
09.09.03
09.09.05
09.09.06
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
09.09.00
09.09.02
09.09.03
09.09.05
09.09.06
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
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 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
5.3.0d
6.1.0c
2005-R18
SAN04B-R
Silkworm 7500E
6.1.0a
6.1.0c
2005-R04
M48 FC3450 Blade
Silkworm 48000 director blade FR4-18i
6.2.0c
6.2.0e
6.2.0f
6.2.0g
6.2.1b
N/A
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3.3
3.3.4





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
V4.3.x

Version:

4.3.x

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

N/A

Reference #:

S1003277

Modified date:

2010-09-03

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