V5.1.x - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

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

For operating systems, we show the latest tested release levels and service packs. 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 V5.1.x.


V4.3.x - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

V4.2.x - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

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

V3.1.0 - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

V2.1.0 - Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller


Operating System
Last Updated
SAN Volume Controller Code Level V5.1.0
03 Aug 2011
Host Operating System Levels
15 Dec 2009
Multipathing / Host Drivers, Clustering and SAN Boot Support - By Host Operating System
Last Updated
AIX
06 Jun 2013
Virtual IO Server
01 Jun 2010
Red Hat Linux
26 Apr 2009
SLES
15 Jan 2010
z/VM
20 Jan 2010
Windows
02 Feb 2009
Solaris
22 Jan 2008
HP-UX
21 Nov 2008
SGI
27 Jun 2008
Novell Netware
27 Jun 2008
Novell OES2
27 Jun 2008
VMware
17 Feb 2009
VMWare SRM
22 Jan 2009
Tru64
27 Jun 2008
OpenVMS
24 Mar 2009
Z/VSE
22 Aug 2008
Apple Mac OS X
16 Dec 2008
Citrix Xen Server
15 Oct 2008
iSCSI Host Attachment
19 Oct 2009
Multipath Driver Co-existence with SDD
27 Jun 2008
DS4000 Client Software and RDAC Levels
21 Nov 2008
GPFS / RVSD Versions
27 Jun 2008
VSS
21 Nov 2008
Windows Global Cluster Solutions
11 Jun 2009
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk
29 May 2009
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
20 Feb 2009
Oracle
27 Jun 2008
Master Console Software Levels
14 Apr 2011
System Storage Productivity Center
11 May 2010

SAN Volume Controller Code Level V5.1.0
SAN Volume Controller
Version
Install Image and CD Image

Host Operating System Levels

AIX 4.x, 5.1 & 5.2 are now end of service and as such no further fixes will be made available. Should you have an issue please upgrade to a supported
version of AIX.
Operating System
Maintenance Level
Notes
AIX 4.3.3
Maintenance Level 11
AIX 5.1
Maintenance Level 9 (ML09)
The IBM AIX 5L Version 5.1 has been withdrawn from the market, effective April 29, 2005 (Please follow this link for more information)
AIX 5.2
Technology Level 10 (TL10)
From TL08, Maintenance Levels will now be referred to as Technology Levels

TL10 requires the following APAR for use with SDDPCM :
IY99799
AIX 5.3
Technology Level 6 (TL06)
Technology Level 7
(TL07 Service Pack 1)
Technology Level 8
Technology Level 9
Technology Level 10
Technology Level 11
From TL04, Maintenance Levels will now be referred to as Technology Levels

TL06 requires the following APAR
for use with SDDPCM :
IY99798
AIX 6.1
TL0 Service Pack 1
TL01
TL02
TL03
TL04
Windows NT 4
SP6a
Windows 2000:
Server
Advanced Server
Datacenter Server
SP4 Update Rollup 1



Windows Server 2003:
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
Enterprise Itanium Edition Datacenter Itanium Edition
SP2
R2 SP2

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

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

Microsoft Virtual Server is supported.

Windows Server 2003 R2 Partners
Windows Server 2008
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
Enterprise (32bit Edition)
Datacenter (32bit Edition)
SP1
SP2
R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based System
SP1
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 2.1
U7
2.4.9-e.62 EL Kernel
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 3
U8
2.4.21-47 ELHugemem Kernel
U8
2.4.21-47.ELsmp Kernel
IBM System p
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4
U4
2.6.9-42 EL Kernel
U5
2.6.9-55 EL Kernel

U7
2.6.9.78.0.1
U8
2.6.9.89
IA32 and x86_64 based systems
U4
2.6.9-42 EL Kernel
U7
2.6.9.78.0.1
IBM eServer p5 systems
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
2.6.9.67
IA64
IA64 Support is available for selected configuration via RPQ only, please contact your IBM representative or authorised IBM business partner to request support.
U4
zLinux 2.6.9-42.EL.m3
System z Notes:

Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109
Mode: LPAR (31 / 64 bit) and z/VM (31 / 64 bit)

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

Restrictions apply, please visit the restrictions document for details IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1.0 - Software Restrictions
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0
2.6.18-8.el5 Kernel
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.1
2.6.18-53.el5 Kernel
IA64 Itanium
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.2
2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
IA64 Itanium
2.6.18-92.el5
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.2
2.6.18-92.el5
System z Notes:

Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109
Mode: LPAR (31 / 64 bit) and z/VM (31 / 64 bit)
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
Restrictions apply, please visit the restrictions document for details IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1.0 - Host Attachment Guide Errata
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.3
2.6.18-128.el5
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
IA64 Itanium
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.4
2.6.18-164.el5
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.5
kernel-PAE-2.6.18-194.el5
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
IBM System p
SLES 8
United Linux 1.0
SP4
2.4.21-306 Kernel

System z
SP4
2.4.21-295 Kernel



System z Notes:

Kernel requires fix for IBM bugzilla 16690

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

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

Models Supported:

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

SLES 9
Novell/SuSE
SP3
2.6.5-7.276-default ia64
SP4
2.6.5-7.308_default ia64
IA64 Itanium
SP3
2.6.5-7.276 Kernel
SP4
2.6.5-7.308 Kernel
2.6.5-7.311 Kernel
2.6.5-7.312 Kernel
System x Intel Servers Only
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
SP3
2.6.5-7.276
System p (IBM p5 Only)
SP3
Requires a minimum kernel of 2.6.5-7.243-S390
System z Notes:

Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109

System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
SP1
2.6.5.7.151-smp Kernel
HS20 / HS40 Blade
SLES 10
Novell/SuSE
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-smp
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-ppc64
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-ppc64
IBM System p (p5 and higher)
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
IA32, IA32E(AKA EMT64T) and x86_64 based systems
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-Default
IA64 (Itanium)
SP1
2.6.16.54-0.2.3.mz09-default + Maintweb as of Jan31 2008

SP2
Kernel-Default-2.6.16.60-0.s390x.rpm

SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
System z Notes:

Supported Machines:


System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109


System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
SLES 11
2.6.27.19-5-ppc64
IBM System p
2.6.27.19-5-default
Itanium 2
x86_64
Debian 5.0
2.6.26-1-686
2.6.26-1-amd64
x86_64 based systems
HP-UX 11.0
for PA-RISC
(64 bit only)
The following patches should be applied to the base OS:

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

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

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


plus the latest PDC firmware for the model


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

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


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


BUNDLE11i
B.11.23.0409.3 Required Patch Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2 (B.11.23),
FEATURE11i
B.11.23.0803.070a Feature Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i v2,
HWEnable11i
B.11.23.0712.070 Hardware Enablement Patches for HP-UX 11i v2,
OnlineDiag
B.11.23.10.05 HPUX 11.23 Support Tools Bundle,
QPKAPPS
B.11.23.0806.072 Applications Patches for HP-UX 11i v2,
QPKBASE
B.11.23.0806.072 Base Quality Pack Bundle for HP-UX 11i v2,
HPUX11i-OE-MC
B.11.23.0712 HP-UX Mission Critical Operating Environment Component
v3 for PA-RISC and Itanium
(64 bit only)
HP requires a disk mapped at LUN0 in order to support CCL (Command Control LUN) and for disk discovery to take place
HWEnable11i(B.11.31.0803.318a)
FEATURE11i(B.11.31.0803.318b)
QPKAPPS(B.11.31.0803.318a)
QPKBASE(B.11.31.0803.318a)
SunOS / Solaris
V5.10 / 10
(64 bit only)
V5.9 / 9
(64 bit only)
V5.8 / 8
(64 bit only)
Novell NetWare 6.5
SP6
IBM has seen an issue with path recovery after a node has been removed from the SVC
cluster for an extended period. If this issue is encountered manual rescan of paths is required
VMware vSphere 4 & 4U1
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information
Support for Virtual Center/VMotion
VMware ESX 3.5, 3.51, 3.52, 3.53 & 3.54, 3.55
VMware ESX 3.02 & 3.02U1
VMware ESX 3.01
Customers who are running the VMware 3.01 build are required to move to a minimum VMware level of 3.02 for
continued support.
VMware ESX 2.5.3
Build 22981
Guest OS - Windows 2000 and 2003 ( Clustered & Non Clustered)

RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9


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

RH2.1, RH3.0, SLES8, SLES9


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

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

Only VMFS mode disk are supported

Vmotion is not supported
Tru64
5.1A





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

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

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported

SVC Copy Services Configuration / LUN Synthesis:

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

Expanding SVC vdisks
is not supported

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported
8.3
8.3-1H1
8.2
8.2-1
Both Alpha and Integrity Itanium Servers are supported
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used


Expanding SVC vdisks
is not
supported

Shrinking SVC vdisks is not supported
SGI-Irix
6.5.28 f
Apple Mac OS
X 10.5.4
X 10.5.5
X 10.6.x
See supported Hardware for HBA Support
CITRIX XEN SERVER Enterprise Edition v4.1.0
2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.xs4.1.0.254.273xen
IBM System X


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

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

AIX

AIX 4.x, 5.1 & 5.2 are now end of service and as such no further fixes will be made available. Should you have an issue please upgrade to a supported
version of AIX.
Operating System
Multipath Driver
Host Attachment Script
SAN Boot Support
Clustering
Support
Notes
AIX 4.3.3
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
See SDD documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.
No
No
AIX 5.1
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.7.2.0
SDD 1.7.2.1
See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
See SDD documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.

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

APAR Requirements:

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

AIX ML 5100-07




SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster
AIX 5.2
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.7.2.0
SDD 1.7.2.1
SDD 1.7.2.3
See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
See SDD documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD is not supported with SVC 5.1 at this time

Technology Level 9 (TL09) APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY98568
**
*
**
see Notes


HACMP 5.4.1
HACMP/XD is not supported with SVC 5.1 at this time

Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR
Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050
*
HACMP IY98568
**
*
**
see Notes

HACMP 5.5
HACMP/XD is not supported with SVC 5.1 at this time
* These APARs are not yet generally available. Please contact IBM Support to obtain efix packages for these APARs

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

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

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

SDDPCM 2.2.0.3 requires the following APARs/efixes:
TL10
IZ08216
IZ20170
IZ28287
IZ28287.080728.epkg.z

APARs are available from AIX Fix Central

efixes are available from AIX efix website

For Restrictions please Visit the following Flash Announcement:


Operating SAN Volume Controller with MPIO / SDDPCM

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

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

Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD is not supported with SVC 5.1 at this time

Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR Requirements:

HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY95174
* see Notes

HACMP 5.4.1
HACMP/XD is not supported with SVC 5.1 at this time

Technology Level 9 (TL09)
APAR
Requirements:

HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95174
* see Notes

HACMP 5.5
AIX 5.3
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.7.2.0
SDD 1.7.2.1
SDD 1.7.2.3
SDD 1.7.2.4

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
See SDD documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No
-
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3 is not supported with SVC 5.1

Technology Level 4 (TL04)
APAR Requirements:

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

HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY98751
**
Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP *** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051
*
HACMP IY98751
**
*
**
***
see Notes


HACMP 5.4.1
Technology Level 4 (TL04)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY98751**
Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY98751**
Technology Level 5 (TL05) CSP*** (or higher)
APAR Requirements:
HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY98751**
*

**
***
see Notes


HACMP 5.5

HACMP 6.1

Please note APAR IZ66071 when using HACMP with SVC 5.1.x

For HACMP XD Support please see the following Flash
SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

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

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

*** Concluding Service Pack

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

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

For I/O Fencing support please obtain the SVC specific patch available from Symantec Tech Support.
Before installing this private patch, IBM strongly recommends installing RP2, which also can be obtained from Symantec Technical support.
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
See Flash for APAR & efix information
See SDDPCM documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.
HACMP volume groups must be defined as Enhanced Concurrent Mode, in either concurrent or non-concurrent resource groups
SDDPCM requires the following APARs for use with TL06
IY99798

SDDPCM 2.2.0.3 requires the following APARs/efixes:
TL06
IZ06622
IZ20198
IZ28285
IZ28285.080728.epkg.Z
TL07
IZ06490
IZ19199
IZ26561
IZ26561.080728.epkg.Z
TL08
IZ07063
IZ20199
IZ26655
IZ26655.080728.epkg.Z

APARs are available from AIX Fix Central

efixes are available from AIX efix website





For Restrictions please Visit the following Flash Announcement:

Operating SAN Volume Controller with MPIO / SDDPCM

SVC Supports up to 32 nodes per HACMP cluster

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

** Concluding Service Pack

Please refer to HACMP flash for support information and restrictions
HACMP 5.3
HACMP/XD 5.3 is not supported with SVC 5.1

Technology Level 4 (TL04)
NOT SUPPORTED

Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:

HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY91487

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

HACMP IY94307
HACMP IZ00051*

*
**
see Notes


HACMP 5.4.1
Technology Level 4 (TL04)
NOT SUPPORTED

Technology Level 5 (TL05)
APAR Requirements:

HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*
HACMP IY95080
HACMP IY91487

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

HACMP IY87247
HACMP IZ00050*

*
**
see Notes


HACMP 5.5

HACMP 6.1

Please note APAR IZ66071 when using HACMP with SVC 5.1.x

For HACMP XD Support please see the following Flash
AIX 6.1
SDD 1.7.0.0
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.7.2.0
SDD 1.7.2.1
SDD 1.7.2.3
SDD 1.7.2.4

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
See SDD documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.

See SDD documentation for required Technology Levels and APARS.
No


SDDPCM 2.2.0.3 requires the following APARs/efixes:

TL00
IZ09534
IZ20201
IZ26657
IZ26657.080728.epkg.Z


TL01
IZ06905
IZ20202
IZ26658
IZ26658.080728.epkg.Z

APARs are available from AIX Fix Central

efixes are available from AIX efix website
MPIO with
SDDPCM 2.2.0.0

MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.3

See Flash for APAR & efix information



See SDDPCM documentation for required Host Attachment Script levels.
Yes
Veritas DMP
N/A
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP1 Roll-Up Patch 2

Virtual IO Server


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

With AIX APAR IY79165
Virtual IO Server (VIO) 1.3.0.x
No
No
The following critical fix contains a readme.txt file with important information about applying this fix:
APAR IY91828
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Virtual I/O Server is supported with both Linux and AIX Clients

Yes
(SVC support for boot from SAN on LPAR for both VIO Server or Guest OS)
No
Interim Fix IZ26655 for VIOSLEVEL 1.5.2.1

Virtual I/O Server is supported with both Linux and AIX Clients
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
See Flash for APAR & efix information
Yes
(SVC support for boot from SAN on LPAR for both VIO Server or Guest OS)
Virtual IO Server
( VIO ) 1.5.2.1
With IBM i Server v6.1 or Later
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
See Flash for APAR & efix information
Please see the following flash with regard to SVC & SDDPCM 2.5.0.1

Interim Fix IZ26655 for VIOS LEVEL 1.5.2.1
Attaching IBM i as a client of VIOS with SAN Volume Controller Requires IBM i 6.1 cumPTF C8190610 With MF45473 & MF45668

Please visit the
SAN Volume Controller Version 5.1.X Host Attachment Guide for configuration details for IBM i Server with VIOS

SVC Vdisk size expansion or shrinking is not supported with IBM i Server.

Virtual I/O Server is supported with Linux , IBMi i5OS and AIX Clients
PLease see the following flash
Virtual IO Server
( VIO ) 2.1
Including IBM i Server v6.1 or later
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
See Flash for APAR & efix information
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.2.0.4
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.3
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.4.0.5
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.0.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
See Flash for APAR & efix information
Please see the following flash with regard to SVC & SDDPCM 2.5.0.1

Dynamic tracking is not currently supported with VIOS 2.1 using NPIV

SVC Supports NPIV with VIOS 2.1 using the 5735 HBA with Power6 Hardware and AIX5.3 & 6.1 Clients Only


Red Hat Linux

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Red Hat EL 2.1
No
No
Red Hat EL 3.0
No
No
San Boot is supported on QLA2340 & QLA2342 only
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
Red Hat EL 3.0 on System p
No
No
Red Hat EL 4.4 through 4.9
Yes
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
Emulex and QLogic the scsi_timeout value must be set to 60 (default is 30)
Parameter settings for QLogic : ql2xfailover=0 ql2xcmdtimermin=15 ql2xmaxqdepth=4 ConfigRequired=0
Veritas DMP
No
VSF 4.1 with Maintenance Pack 3 (MP3)
(consisting of ASL, APM and DMP fix for SAN.VC array)
Supported with 32bit platforms only
VSF 5.0 HA Maintenance Pack 3
VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
Device Mapper Multipath
Yes
RHEL Cluster Server for RHEL 4.6
Supported with Qlogic HBA's Only

SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot processes

GFS Li 6.1 is supported with local boot.
For RHEL Cluster Server with Emulex HBAs timeout value should be set to 60 (Default 30)
No
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
System P
Red Hat 4.4 through 4.7
No
No
Red Hat EL 4.0 (System z)
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.5-16.1.RHEL4

device-mapper-1.02.07-4.0.RHEL4

lvm2-2.02.01-1.3.RHEL4
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 5)
System P
device-mapper-multipath
No
No
Red Hat EL 5.0 through 5.5
device-mapper-multipath

Yes
RedHat Cluster Server
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process


Remove the ql2xfailover=0 parameter from the IBM modprobe.conf


Supported with Emulex 11000 and QLogic 2460
No
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
Veritas DMP
(RedHat 5.2 through 5.5)
Yes
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP3
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI timout value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
Red Hat EL 5.2 (System z)
device-mapper-1.02.24-1.el5
device-mapper-event-1.02.24-1.el5
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process


SLES

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
SLES 8
(x86)
No
No
SLES 8
(ppc)
No
No
SLES 8
(System z)
LVM version
lvm-1.0.5-125
Yes
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
SLES 9
(SGI Altix)
OS internal
(incl. in SLES SP3 and SGI Pro Pack 4)
No
No
SLES 9
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
SDD 1.6.3.0-5
SDD 1.6.3.0-6
SDD 1.6.3.0-7
SDD 1.6.3.0-8


No
We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.308-smp kernel.

2.6.5-7.193 and 2.6.5-7.257 kernels are not supported
device-mapper-multipath

No
Linux-HA Heartbeat 1.2.5
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.308-smp kernel.
Veritas DMP
No
VSF 5.0 HA Maintenance Pack 3
VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_SLES9.i586.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
SLES 9
(ia64)
device-mapper-multipath
No
No
We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.276-default ia64 kernel.
SLES 9
(System p)
SDD 1.6.3.0-5
SDD 1.6.3.0-6
SDD 1.6.3.0-7
SDD 1.6.3.0-8
No
(IBM p5 Only)
SLES 9
(System z)
device-mapper-multipath
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
SLES 10
(x86 and x86_64 architectures)
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

SVC Supports two node Native Clusters
SLES 10
(System p)
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
No
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported
SLES 10
HPDM Multipathing
No
ServiceGuard A.11.18.00
Veritas DMP 5.0
Yes
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP3
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
SLES 10
(System Z)
device-mapper-multipath

No
Please see 5.1.x Restrictions for port timeout settings
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process

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

Details: Upgrade ZVM520, Subset 0702RSU

Required/recommended service for z/VM 5.3

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

Stacked RSU:0703RSU

Additional service to be applied (PTFs):

UM32202 UM32204 UM32247 UM32249 UM32252 UM32262 UM32260

Details: Upgrade ZVM530, Subset 0703RSU

Recommended FCP microcode levels

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

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

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

SLES 11
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
(see Notes)
High-Availability-Extension /
OpenAIS (HAE - native cluster)
sle-hae-release-11-1.12
openais-0.80-3-26.1
Single path SAN boot
Problem: SLES 11Server x86_64 doesn't boot after OS installation on SAN disk. Problem appears when Adaptec Raid controller BIOS (local disk) and Emulex HBA BIOS are active.
Solution: Host boots from SAN disk when local disk controller BIOS is disabled.

Expand / shrink vdisk
Warning: data loss possible !!!!!
Documentation: SLES 11 Storage Administration Guide - Chapter 5
No
No
System p



z/VM

Operating System
Maintenance Level
Notes
z/VM 5.3.0 and later supports Emulated Device (EDEVICE) attachment for all EDEVICE use including paging, spooling, minidisks, and system IPL.

z/VM 5.3.0 and later also supports guest attachment via dedicated FCP subchannels.
The following z/VM PTFs are required for EDEVICE use:
5.3.0 - UM32869
5.4.0 - UM32870, UM32716
6.1.0 - UM32871

See Linux for System z and z/VSE info for support details regarding guest attachment via dedicated FCP subchannels.
EDEVICE restriction:
I/O must be quiesced during Concurrent Code Load (CCL) of a SVC cluster



Windows

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
Windows NT
No
No
Windows 2000
Yes - Using QLogic 23xx adapters
and Emulex LP8000,LP9000,LP9802
(see
Supported Hardware List )
SVC supports up to 2 Windows 2000 nodes per MSCS cluster
Please visit the V5.1.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3
We strongly recommend you install maintenance pack 1 of VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3. This can be downloaded with the help of VERITAS Technical Support. Please visit the following release notes:
VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.3 Release Notes
Windows 2003
(32 bit editions)
Yes - Using QLogic 23xx adapters
and Emulex LP8000,LP9000,LP9802
(see
Supported Hardware List )
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Please visit the V5.1.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
SDDDSM 2.1.3.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO )
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster

Using QLogic 23xx and 24xx adapters only (see
Supported Hardware List )
Please visit the V5.1.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v4.3
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3
We strongly recommend you install Maintenance Pack 1 of VERITAS Storage Foundation v4.3. This can be downloaded with the help of VERITAS Technical Support. Please visit the following release notes:
VERITAS Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 4.3 Release Notes
DMPDSM
No
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2003
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v5.0
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0
Windows 2003
(x64 editions)
DMPDSM
No
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2003
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
SDDDSM 2.1.3.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO )
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Using QLogic 23xx and 24xx & Emulex LP10xx & 11xx adapters only
(see Supported Hardware List )
Please visit the V5.1.0 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters
(MSCS)
Windows Server 2003
for Itanium based systems
No
No
Windows Server 2008
(32 bit and x64 editions)
DMPDSM
No
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2008
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO )
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2008
for Itanium based systems
MDSM
Microsoft Multi-Path Bus Driver
mpio.sys
version: 6.0.6001.17138
No

Solaris


Operating System
Notes
Solaris 8
(64 bit only)
Solaris 9
(64 bit only)
Solaris 10
(64 bit only)


HP-UX

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
HP-UX 11.0
(64 bit only)
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
No
No
See Host Operating System table above for patches

PV Links
Yes
Service Guard V11.14

SVC Supports up to 16 nodes per cluster
HP-UX
11i v1
(64 bit only)
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
No
Service Guard V11.16
PV Links
Yes
Service Guard V11.16

SVC Supports up to 16 nodes per cluster
HP-UX 11i v2
(64 bit only)
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
No
Service Guard V11.17
Service Guard V11.18
PV Links
Yes
HP-UX 11i v3
(64 bit only)
HP Native Multipath
Yes
Service Guard V11.18
Service Guard V11.19
HP-UX 11i v3
IA64 only
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP2
Veritas Cluster Server VCS5.0MP2HF2


SGI

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

Novell Netware

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

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


Novell OES2

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

Paravirtualized RHEL AS5u1 (kernel 2.6.18-53.el5xen)


VMware ( ESX/ESXi)

Operating System
Multipath Driver
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
VMware ESX2.1
Multipathing driver not supported
Boot support limited to guest operating systems only
Neither VMware nor Guest OS can be clustered
Guest OS:
Novell Netware installed on VMFS disks only.
Also
single path only. See Restrictions page
VMware ESX2.5.2
VMware ESX2.5.3
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering support on Windows Guest OS only
Guest OS:
W2k
W2K3
Clustered
& Stand Alone
RH2.1
RH3.0
SLES8
SLES9
VMware ESX3.01
Customers who are running the VMware 3.01 build are required to move to a minimum VMware level of 3.02 for continued support.
VMware ESX3.02
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
SVC support both fixed path and MRU.
(MRU is default)
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Clustering of VMware server is supported by SVC
For Guest OS clustering, please see
Supported Hardware List .
Please visit the Supported Hardware List for Guest OS and HBA support information

SVC support both fixed path and MRU.

VMWare Consolidated backup is supported.
VMware ESX3.5X
VMware vSphere 4.0x
Native VMware Multipathing Driver
SVC supports fixed path (default), MRU & Round Robin
Clustering of VMware server only.
Clustering of guest OS is not supported at this time.
VMware vSphere
4.1


VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager ( SRM )

vCenter SRM Version
ESX Version
Notes
Version1 Update1
ESX 3.5 U3 or higher update
ESX 4.0x or higher update


Tru64

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

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

Please see the Hint and Tip relating to: OpenVMS 7.3-2 is unable to discover vdisks
OpenVMS 8.2
OpenVMS 8.2-1
OpenVMS 8.3


Z/VSE

Operating System
Maintenance Level
Notes
Z/VSE

Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
Operating System
Multip Multipath Driver ath Driver
SA SAN Boot Support N Boot Support
Clustering Clustering Support Support


CITRIX XEN Server
Operating System
Multipath Driver
*Host Attachment Script
SAN Boot Support
Clustering Support
Notes
XEN SERVER Enterprise Edition v4.1.0
Device-Mapper (device-mapper-1.02.20-1.el5)
N/A
No
No


iSCSI Host Attachment

Please refer to the following documentation for details on supported operating systems, restrictions and recommendations for iSCSI attachment to SVC:
V5.1.0 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Recommendations and Restrictions for iSCSI Host Attachment
V5.1.0 - IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Guidelines for the attachment of iSCSI Hosts : Errata


Multipath Driver Co-existence with SDD

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

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

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


DS4000 Client Software and RDAC Levels

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


GPFS / RVSD Versions

AIX Level
GPFS Version
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.2
2.3, 3.1 and 3.2
4.1
3.5
Persistent Reservations are not supported
5.3
2.3, 3.1, 3.2,3.3 and 3.4
4.1
N/A
6.1
3.2,3.3 and 3.4
RHEL Level
GPFS
Note
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4 and 5.5
3.2
Persistent Reservations are not supported

VSS


Operating System
VSS
Note
Windows 2003
Windows 2008

Windows Global Cluster Solutions

IBM Currently provides the following solution for running a cluster of windows server across two sites.

Solution
Notes
IBM Implementation Services for Geographically Dispersed Open Clusters (GDOC)
Visit the GDOC website for more information
This solution supports the use of SVC as a storage provider for the windows clusters. Please check with the solution providers for any specific restrictions regarding supported SVC levels.

SVC supports GDOC on any host configuration which is supported with the version of Veritas Clustering used by GDOC.


TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

TPC Level
Required SVC Levels
Note
V3.3.2.118
V4.1.0.111
V4.1.1.55
V5.1.0.0
Please visit the following link for the IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

Minimum level required for clusters containing 2145-CF8 nodes with solid-state drives (SSDs) is TPC V4.1.1.55

TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication


TPC Level
TPC for Replication can be used with Metro Mirror and Global Mirror.
Please visit the TPC for Replication support website for details


Oracle
*Oracle Server Release
Minimum Operating System
Minimum SVC Level
Clustering Support
ASM
Note
8.1.7
Solaris 8
V2.1.0
No
Not Supported
9i
Solaris 9
V3.1.0
Oracle 9i RAC with 2 Nodes Sun Cluster
9i
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris 10
V2.1.0
Yes
Not Supported
10g
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
11gR1 64bit
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
11gR2 64bit
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
V4.1.0
Yes
Yes
Please refer to the V5.1.x Restrictions for further information




Master Console Software Levels

Application
Level
Note
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Console (SVCC)
IE7 is required for use in IPv6 environments

Supported Browsers :

Internet Explorer 6.2 w/ SP2
Internet Explorer 7

Mozilla Firefox 2
Mozilla Firefox 3.0

Note : Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 are not supported at this time

Putty
0.60

System Storage Productivity Console Software Levels

Application
Level
Recommended SVC Console GUI Release
System Storage Productivity Console Software (SSPC)
1.2
1.3
1.4

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Document information


More support for:

SAN Volume Controller
V5.1.x

Version:

5.1.x

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

N/A

Reference #:

S1003554

Modified date:

2010-09-15

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