V6.2 Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and 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. This page combines the previously separate Software and Hardware support matrices.

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 center 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.

* EOL - (End of Life):
Where interoperability items have gone end of life (out of support) and are no longer supported by the vendor either generally or by extended service contact IBM will continue to support the environment on a best can do basis. Where issues occur which are deemed by IBM support to be directly related to items which are no longer generally supported by the vendor IBM may direct customers to upgrade a component to a recommended level.

Content


Whilst IBM recommends these levels based upon the most recent testing, the following levels were tested against previous versions of SVC and IBM will support the use of these levels with SVC V6.2.x
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SVC Version
Previous Support Levels
6.1.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.1
5.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.3.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.2.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
3.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
2.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
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If you have Interoperability requirements which are not listed in this document please contact your IBM Account Representative


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Hosts
Last Updated
Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations
18 Jan 2011
SAN Volume Controller Code Level V6.2.0
23 Mar 2012
IBM AIX on Power
27 Aug 2014
VIOS
27 Aug 2014
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO
02 Jul 2014
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO
30 Jul 2014
Windows 2008 Server-Hyper-V
02 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 4.0 *End of Life*
11 Feb 2014
Red Hat EL 5.0
16 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 6.0
15 May 2014
SLES 8 SP4 *End of Life*
11 Feb 2014
SLES 9 *End of Life*
11 Feb 2014
SLES10
16 Jul 2014
SLES11
10 Jun 2011
Debian
07 Oct 2010
z/VM
07 Oct 2010
Novell OES2
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v1
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v2
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v3
25 Jul 2013
Sun Solaris 8
11 Feb 2014
Sun Solaris 9
11 Feb 2014
Sun Solaris 10
08 Apr 2014
Novell Netware *End of Life*
11 Feb 2014
VMware SRM
15 Jul 2014
VMware VAAI
10 Jun 2011
VMware FC
05 Jun 2014
VMware iSCSI
26 Oct 2011
Tru64
08 Oct 2010
OpenVMS
05 Sep 2011
IBM N Series Gateway and NetApp
03 May 2011
SGI
07 Oct 2010
z/VSE
07 Oct 2010
Apple Mac OS X
13 Jun 2014
VIOS
07 Oct 2010
Citrix Xen Server
22 Feb 2011
Software iSCSI Host Attachment
07 Oct 2010
IBM BladeCenter®
Support for BladeServer Configurations
07 Oct 2010
HS & LS Models
02 Jul 2014
JS Power Models
27 Aug 2014
HP BladeSystem
Controllers
Storwize V7000
05 Sep 2011
DS3000
22 Jul 2014
DS4000
10 Oct 2011
DS5000
25 Oct 2013
DS6000
07 Oct 2010
DS8000
10 Jun 2011
IBM ESS
07 Oct 2010
DCS3700
22 Jul 2014
XIV
15 Nov 2013
HP
29 Apr 2014
HP 3PAR
07 Nov 2011
Hitachi Data Systems
29 Apr 2014
EMC
25 Apr 2013
Sun StorEdge
07 Oct 2010
StorageTek
07 Oct 2010
IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS
07 Oct 2010
Fujitsu Eternus
03 Apr 2012
Bull Storeway
10 Jun 2011
NEC iStorage
22 Feb 2011
Pillar Data
22 Feb 2011
Texas Memory Systems
10 Jun 2011
Xiotech
21 Mar 2012
Nexsan
07 Oct 2010
Dell Compellent
10 Jun 2011
ISL Blades
07 Oct 2010
BladeCenter Supported Configurations
07 Oct 2010
Brocade FC
Brocade Converged Network Switches
14 Jul 2014
Cisco MDS
Cisco Nexus
10 Dec 2013
McDATA
12 Mar 2014
Qlogic
07 Oct 2010
Other Hardware & Software
Inter Cluster Fibre Channel Extenders
07 Oct 2010
Inter Cluster SAN Routers
07 Oct 2010
IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
07 Oct 2010
VSS
22 Jul 2013
Management GUI Levels
10 Jun 2011
GPFS / RVSD Versions
07 Oct 2010
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk
07 Oct 2010
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
07 Oct 2010
Oracle
27 Jan 2014
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SVC Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations

Tier 0 Storage
Tier 1 Storage
Notes
Internal SSDs (within SVC nodes)
Externally virtualized SAS or NL-SAS
Easy Tier is not supported in any configuration where SSDs are not exclusively being used as the Tier 0 storage.
Externally virtualized SSDs
Externally virtualized SAS or NL-SAS

SAN Volume Controller Code Level V6.2.0.x

SAN Volume Controller
Version
Install Image

IBM AIX on Power Systems

IBM Legacy AIX Versions

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform

IBM AIX 4.3.3

FC6227
Driver included in Technology Level.

3.30X1

IBM System p


Note These Operating System levels 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

FC6228

3.93a0
IBM AIX 5.1
FC6227
3.30X1
FC6228
3.93a0
FC6239
1.91X4
1.92a1
IBM AIX 5.2
FC6227
3.30X1
FC6228
3.93a0
FC6239
1.91X4
1.92a1
FC5716 / FC1977
1.91A5
FC5758 / FC1905
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5759 / FC1910
2.10X8
2.71X4
FC5773 / FC5774
2.71a2
2.71x15


IBM AIX Currently Supported Versions
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Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)



FC5716
Driver included in Technology Level
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1

Power HA
5.5
6.1
7.1
Yes
System i
System p

AIX 5.3
Technology Level 12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
Technology Level 1
Technology Level 2
Technology Level 3
Technology Level 4
Technology Level 5
Technology Level 6
Technology Level 7
Technology Level 8
Technology Level 9

AIX 7.1


FC5708 supported connected to top of rack combined network switch.

WLPARs are supported with AIX 7.1
Please visit AIX support for information on configurations
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
FC1977
FC1905
FC1910
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
FC5773
FC5735
FC5758
AIXPCM
( AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Only )
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.0 & 5.1
( Not supported on AIX 7.1 )
No
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 560 (8234-EMA)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 755 (8236-E8C)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
FC5779
FC5774
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 560 (8234-EMA)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 710 (8231-E2B)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 730 (8231-E2B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 755 (8236-E8C)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
Veritas DMP

( Not supported on AIX 7.1 )


IBM Virtual I/O Server ( VIOS )


Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)



FC5716
Driver included in VIOS version
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1

No
Yes
VIOS 2.1
VIOS 2.2
VIOS 2.2.1

Clients

AIX, Linux

System i
System p

IBM i Client
Versions 7.1 TR1 and
6.1.1 ( non NPIV )

Please see the following APAR when using the System i family OS


NPIV is supported with FC 5735 and FC 5708 HBAs

FC5708 supported connected to top of rack combined network switch.


WLPARs are supported with AIX 7.1
Please visit AIX support for information on configurations
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
FC1977
FC1905
FC1910
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
FC5773
FC5735
FC5758
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 560 (8234-EMA)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 755 (8236-E8C)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)
FC5779
FC5774
IBM Power 520 (8203-E4A)
IBM Power 550 (8204-E8A)
IBM Power 560 (8234-EMA)
IBM Power 570 (9117-MMA)
IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A)
IBM Power 595 (9119-FHA)
IBM Power 710 (8231-E2B)
IBM Power 720 (8202-E4B)
IBM Power 730 (8231-E2B)
IBM Power 740 (8205-E6B)
IBM Power 750 (8233-E8B)
IBM Power 755 (8236-E8C)
IBM Power 770 (9117-MMB)
IBM Power 780 (9179-MHB)
IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB)



Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO)


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
BIOS 1.52
BIOS 1.54
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
9.1.7.18
9.1.8.25
9.1.9.25

SDDDSM

2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
SAN Volume Controller supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.2.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)

Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
Please install Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions for Windows 5.0 Rollup Patch 1a (RP1a)
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
FC-2
19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
FC2-133 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
Yes
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.0
No
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.1
Yes
IBM
Emulex
Storport Driver
1.30a9
2.00a12
2.10a4
2.10a7
2.32.002
SDDDSM

2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
SAN Volume Controller supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.2.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64 bit Editions
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
Please install Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions for Windows 5.0 Rollup Patch 1a (RP1a)
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
LP9002L
LP9002DC
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
LP9402DC
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
Yes
LP9802DC
LP1050, LP1050DC
LP1050Ex, LP1050ExDC
LP10000, LP10000DC
LP10000ExDC
LP1005DCCM2
1.92a1
1.92a2
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.0
No
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
2.72a2
2.82a3
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.1
Yes
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LP12000
LP12002
LPe12000
LPe12002
IBM
Brocade
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
No
Yes
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
SP2
R2 SP2
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
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
42C1820
1010/1020
No
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
1.0.0.1
N/A
MPIO
No
Yes
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations e.g. PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
Emulex iSCSI Storport Miniport Driver Version 2.102.348.0
2.103.269.30
MPIO
No
Yes
For OCE10102-NX-X iSCSI SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot Configurations
Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled are hardware iSCSI initiators

Note iSCSI SAN Boot is not supported with Cisco Nexus 5010
Series Switch
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X
( With iSCIS Personality enabled )



Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO)


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Virtualisation
Notes
IBM
QLogic
BIOS 1.52
BIOS 1.54
BIOS 2.10
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
9.1.7.18
9.1.8.25
9.1.9.25
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
Yes
Yes

Please visit the V6.2 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters
(MSCS)
SAN Boot is not supported with Qlogic Driver 9.1.8.25
Intel/AMD

Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP1
SP2
R2
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
With SDDDSM
FC-2 133 24P0960
FC2-133 24P8053
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
39M5894
QLA2460
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)
Multiflash Image 1.79 (BIOS 2.10)
Multiflash Image 2.12 (BIOS 2.10)

MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
N/A
39M5895
QLA2462
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.0
39R6525
QLE2460
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
39R6527
QLE2462
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.1
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
42C1800
QLE8142
1.00.95
9.1.8.26
Supported with Cisco Nexus only
IBM
Emulex
1.92a1
Storport Driver
2.00a12
2.10a4
2.10a7
2.20.006
2.32.002
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
Yes
Yes

Please visit the V6.2 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters
(MSCS)
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
With SDDDSM
LP9802DC
LP1050, LP1050DC
LP1050Ex, LP1050ExDC
LP10000, LP10000DC
LP10000ExDC
LP1005DCCM2
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
N/A
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.0
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.1
LP11000, LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000, LPe11002
LPe1150
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
1.10a5
1.11a5
2.00a3
IBM
Brocade
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
MSCS
Yes
Intel/AMD
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
SP1
SP2
R2
N/A
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
42C1820
1010/1020
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
No
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
1.0.0.1
N/A
MPIO
No
Yes
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations e.g. PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
Emulex iSCSI Storport Miniport Driver Version 2.102.348.0
2.103.269.30
MPIO
No
Yes
For OCE10102-NX-X iSCSI SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot Configurations
Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled are hardware iSCSI initiators

Note iSCSI SAN Boot is not supported with Cisco Nexus 5010
Series Switch
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X
( With iSCIS Personality enabled )
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Red Hat Server 4.0 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
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)
Device Mapper Multipath
Red Hat Cluster server
Steeleye Lifekeeper 7.0
Yes
Intel/AMD

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
Please see flash below before upgrading your HBA drivers
Linux 2.6 Device Driver Issues with Levels Qlogic 8.01.07 or Higher and Emulex 8.16.34 or Higher
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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
42D0501
42D0510
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
Veritas DMP
VSF 5.0 HA Maintenance Pack 3
VRTSibmsvc-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.i686.rpm
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.1_RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
No
LP10000
LP10000DC
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LPe12002
1.10a5
IBM
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM System p
Fabric maintenance and CCL restrictions apply, please visit Software Restrictions for further details
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM System z
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
Restrictions apply, please visit the Software restrictions document
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported



Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5

Host Bus Adnapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
QLogic
8.01.07
8.01.07-K1
8.01.07-K7
8.02.00-k5-rhel5.2-04
8.02.00.06.05.03-k
8.03.00.10.05.04-k
8.03.01.04.05.05-k
8.03.01.05.05.06-k
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24 )

Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
Device Mapper Multipath
Red Hat Cluster server
Steeleye Lifekeeper 7.0
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
5.0 Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5
U1 Kernel 2.6.18-53.el5
U2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18-274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
QLA2340
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
04.06.02
IBM
Emulex
8.1.10.3
8.2.0.22
8.2.0.33
8.2.0.33.3p
8.2.0.48.2p
8.2.0.63.3p
8.2.0.87.1p
1.91a5
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
Veritas DMP
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 & 5.1
Yes
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP12000
LP12002
1.11a5
FC3319 SX/LX
FC 3320 SX/LX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #33245735LPe12002
zfcp
8.1.10.3
8.2.0.22
8.2.0.33
8.2.0.33.3p
8.2.0.48.2p
8.2.0.63.3p
1.11a5
No
Yes
IBM System z
V5.2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.el5

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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
IBM
Emulex
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM System p
5.0 Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5
U1 Kernel 2.6.18-53.el5
U2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18-274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
5716
LP10000
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
5758
5759
5749 (IBM System i)
LP11002
LP11000
LP11002
LP11002
2.71x4
5735
LPe12002
1.11a5
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18-274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
CNA Support
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
CNA
Brocade 1010/1020
CNA
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5
Supported with Brocade Fabric Only
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
8.03.00.08.10.3-k4+ DD
1.00.95
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
Supported with Cisco Nexus Only
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18-274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18-274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
0102-NX-X, iSCSI SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations. 2.Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled, are hardware iSCSI
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
IBM
QLogic
8.03.04.12.06.0-k0
04.06.02
Device Mapper Multipath
RHEL 6 Cluster Server
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
6.0 Kernal 2.6.32-71.el6
39M5894
39M5895
39R6525
39R6527
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLE2460
QLE2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
05.04.01
IBM
Emulex
8.3.5.35



2.82a4
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LP12000
LP12002
1.11a5
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
6.0 Kernal 2.6.32-71.el6
QLE-SR-CK 8140
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
No
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
No
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )



SLES 8 United Linux 1.0 SP4 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310F
QLA2310FL
7.07.05
7.07.06
No
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
IBM
No
No
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC however the IPL processes can fail because there is no multipath support
during the boot process
FC6228
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
zfcp

IBM System z
No
No
SP4
2.4.21-306 Kernel

System z
SP4
2.4.21-295 Kernel
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 *End of Life*


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310F QLA2310FL
8.01.06
8.02.08
8.02.14.01
8.02.23
Device Mapper Multipath
Steeleye Lifekeeper
6.3
7.0

Linux HA- Heartbeet 1.2.5
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
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
Please see flash below before upgrading your HBA drivers
Linux 2.6 Device Driver Issues with Levels Qlogic 8.01.07 or Higher and Emulex 8.16.34 or Higher
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
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
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
8.0.16.27
8.0.16.34
8.0.16.40
8.0.16.44
LP9002
LP9802
Veritas DMP
VSFHA 5.0
No
LP10000
LP10000DC
2.50a6
2.72a2
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LPe12002
IBM
No
No
System P
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
8.1.6.8
8.1.10.3
8.2.0.22
8.2.0.48.2p
Veritas
DMP 5.0 & 5.1
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 & 5.1
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms

SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
Device Mapper Multipath
Native Cluster with Heartbeat / Stonith version
Yes
LPe12002-M8
1.10A5 (U3D1.10A5)
IBM
8.01.06
8.02.00-k6-SLES10-05
8.2.0.48.2p
Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
4..04.09
( BIOS 2.02)
QLA2340
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX:#3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324


Ficon Express 8, 10km LX: #3325
Ficon Express 8, SX: #3326
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM System z
System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z196 - IBM 2817
System z zEC12 - IBM 2827
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
Please visit System z for Service Pack levels
IBM
SDD
No
No
IBM System p
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-ppc64
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-ppc64
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5- ppc64
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1- ppc64
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759
IBM
Brocade
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
CNA Support
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
CNA
Brocade 1010/1020
CNA
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
Supported with Brocade Fabric Only
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
8.03.00.08.10.3-k4+ DD
1.00.95
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
Supported with Cisco Nexus Only
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported


SLES 11

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
8.2.8.14
2.a2a4
Device Mapper Multipath
High-Availability-Extension / OpenAIS
( HAE - native cl uster )
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11 U0
LP10000
LP10002
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
42D0485
42D0494
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
FV 2.50a6
US1.00a12
Emulex 42C2071
IBM
QLogic
8.02.01.03.11.0-k9
v3.03.27
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
4.06.02
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
IBM Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
CNA Support
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
Brocade 1010/1020
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Bo
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11 U0
Supported with Brocade Fabric Only
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
QLE-SR-CK 8042
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
SLES11 U0
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

SLES11 U0
0102-NX-X, iSCSI SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations. 2.Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled, are hardware iSCSI

Debian

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Platform
Notes
Emulex
8.2.6
2.50A6
multipath-tools-0.4.8
x86_32
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

Your Debian server may require a reboot if the SAN Volume Controller is restarted
LPe11000
QLogic
8.02.01-k4
3.03.21
multipath-tools-0.4.8
QLA2460


z/VM

IBM
Platform
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.
System z
The following z/VM PTFs are required for EDEVICE use:
5.3.0 - UM32869
5.4.0 - UM32870, UM32716
6.1.0 - UM32871

EDEVICE restriction:
I/O must be quiesced during Concurrent Code Load (CCL) of a SAN Volume Controller cluster

See Linux for System z and z/VSE info for support details regarding guest attachment via dedicated FCP subchannels.



Novell OES2/Xen

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS level
Notes
Emulex
device-mapper-1.02.13-6.9
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.18
No Guest OS can be clustered
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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)
LPe11002



HP-UX 11i v1 for PA-RISC (64-bit only)

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
A5158A
B.11.11.12
B.11.11.0806
B.11.11.0812
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
SDD 1.8.1.3
Service Guard V11.16
No
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
PV Links
Service Guard V11.16
Yes
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A



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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform & OS Version
A5158A
B.11.23.0512
B.11.23.0812
PV Links
Yes
Service Guard V11.17
Service Guard V11.18
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit) & HP Itanium ServersThe 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 60 seconds when using PV Links. This is to avoid I/O timeouts during fabric maintenance and SAN Volume Controller 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

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 and Itanium
---
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform & OS Version
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 Native Multipath

Veritas DMP
Yes
ServiceGuard
11.18
11.19
11.20
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)
& HP Itanium Servers
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)
AB378A
AB378B
AB379A
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
A9782A
A9784A
A6826A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0803
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0809
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0812
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
AD300A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP2
Veritas Cluster Server VCS5.0MP2HF2
Please use the following asl-apm package
HP Itanium Servers Only

AH400A
AH401A
FibreChannel-00 B11.31.1003
ServiceGuard
11.19
11.20



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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

QLogic
(qlc driver)
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
MPxIO
(included in SAN package)
No
No
Sparc
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

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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

QLogic
(qlc driver)
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 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
No
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1 (requires latest ASL available from Symantec)
Sparc
MPxIO
Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with
SAN Volume Controller Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(SAN Volume ControllerSupports up to 4-node SUN clusters)
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 5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )

No
SFHA/SFRAC 5.0 MP1
MPxIO
Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with
SAN Volume Controller Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters)


SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit)

Host Bus Adapter Vendor
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Sun-Badged QLogic
(qlc driver)

Qlogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
SG-QF8xxx 8GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
QLx25xx (8GB)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
5.0
(VxVM 5.0MP1RP3 or later required)
(
download latest ASL here )
SPARC: Yes
( requires kernel patch 118833-36 and qlc driver 119130-33 + 125166-05)
x86: No
SFHA/SFRAC
5.0 MP1
Sparc &
x86
MPxIO


Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with
SAN Volume Controller Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1

3.3
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
SG-QF8xxx 8GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
QLx25xx (8GB)
SUN Cluster
3.2
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
MPxIO
Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with
SAN Volume Controller Volumes



Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1
3.3
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SUN Cluster 3.2
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
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
425
815
825
3.0.3.0
h
MPxIO

Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with
SAN Volume Controller Volumes
No
No
Sparc &
x86
iSCSI Support
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
Driver installed with OS: Driver Name: qlc Driver Version: 20100301-3.00
03.05.02
MPxIO
No
SPARC (SunOS 5.10 Generic_142909-17)
Sparc &
x86
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
If not readily available – Download Drivers Here
MPxIO
No
SPARC (SunOS 5.10 Generic_142909-17)
Sparc &
x86
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )


Novell Netware 6.5 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
QLogic
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
Native Netware Multipathing Driver
Novell Cluster Services
v1.7 & V1.84
No
IA32_Based Servers
(32 bit)
6.5 SP6
IBM has seen an issue with path recovery after a node has been removed from the SAN Volume Controller cluster for an extended period. If this issue is encountered manual rescan of paths is required
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
QLA2462


VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager ( SRM )


vCenter SRM Version
Protocol
ESX Version
SRA Version
Notes
5.x
Fibre Channel
5.0
2.3.0
SRA code can be downloaded from
IBM Fix Central
Please apply all maintenance recommended by server vendor.
Please apply all recommended VMware maintenance.
Supported guest environments must align with VMware support statements.
Clustered Windows guest environments are currently not supported.
5.01
5.1



VMware vStorage API for Array Integration ( VAAI )

VAAI Version
Notes
1.2
Please follow this link to download the VAAI Package
for SAN Volume Controller

Note no API is required for VAAI on ESX/ESXi version 5


VMware ( ESX/ESXi ) vSphere 4.x and 5.x Fibre Channel

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
OS
Multipathing
Note
Additional information
V4.0 *End of Life*
V4.0U1 *End of Life*
V4.0U2 *End of Life*
V4.1 *End of Life*
V4.1U1 *End of Life*
V5.0, U1, U2 & U3
Supported Fibre Channel adapters Listed in the VMware I/O compatibility guide


VMware Native Multipathing


VMware ( ESX/ESXi ) vSphere 4. 1 *End of Life* iSCSI

Version
Host Bus Adapter
Guest OS
SAN Boot
Multipathing
Notes
VMware ESX & ESXi 4.1 and 4.1U1 *End of Life*
N/A
Supported with Software initiator only

Hardware iSCSI Adapters are currently not supported with V7000
Currently not supported
VMware Native Multipathing
( With all VMware multipathing policies )
Supported only with the VMware Software iSCSI Initiator

Hardware Initiators are not supported at this time

Please visit this link for specific configuration Guidelines

Restricted to a single iSCSI session between VMware and SVC/Storwize v7000 node. If the VMware server has more than one ethernet card the SVC/Storwize V7000 will expect only a single VMware IP to make a connection. Errors will occur if more than one IP is presented. Use "teaming" and other mechanisms to ensure only one iSCSI session is created


Tru64
---

Host Bus Adapter
Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing Clustering SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
KGPSA-CA
Driver Supplied with Operating System
3.92A2
3.93A0
Native Tru64 Multipathing Driver
TruCluster Server Software
Yes on HP AlphaServer hosts
AlphaServer
5.1B
5.1B-1 (PK 3)
5.1B-2 (PK 4)
5.1B-3 (PK 5)
5.1B-4 (PK 6)
5.1B-5 (PK 7)
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used

Expanding Volumes on the SAN Volume Controller
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 SAN Volume Controller Volumes is not supported

SAN Volume Controller 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
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92A2
3.93A0
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90A4
1.91x1
1.91x6
FCA2684
1.90A4
1.91x1
1.91x6

OpenVMS

OpenVMS Alpha


Host Bus Adapter
Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
KGPSA-CA
Driver Supplied with Operating System
3.92A2
3.93A0
Native Multipathing
Yes
Yes
AlphaServer
8.2
8.3

Both Alpha and Integrity (I64) Servers are supported
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used

SAN Volume Controller Volume Expansion and contraction is not supported


Minimum supported SAN Volume Controller level 6.2.0.3.
Please refer to the following documentation regarding requirements when upgrading to 6.2.0.3 from earlier versions of SVC.
KGPSA-DA (FCA2354)
3.92A2
3.93A0
KGPSA-EA (FCA2384)
1.90A4
1.91x1
1.91x6
FCA2684

OpenVMS Integrity (I64)

Host Bus Adapter
Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
AB378B
Driver Supplied with Operating System
2.15 EFI Driver
5 Mar 2010

2.20 EFI Driver
17 May 2010
Native Multipathing
Yes
Yes
Integrity (I64)
8.2-1
8.3
8.3-1H1
8.4

Both Alpha and Integrity (I64) Servers are supported
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used.

SAN Volume Controller Volume Expansion and contraction is not supported.


Minimum supported SAN Volume Controller level 6.2.0.3.
Please refer to the following documentation regarding requirements when upgrading to 6.2.0.3 from earlier versions of SVC.
AB379B
AB379-60101
1.76af-2.08 BIOS/2.04 EFI
1 Dec 2009

1.89 -2.15 BIOS/ 2.20 EFI
26 May 2010
AD299A
EFI 4.00a8, FW 2.80a4
10 Sep 2010
AD355A
AD355-60001



IBM N series Gateway and NetApp


NetApp & IBM N Series Gateways
Customers currently running N Series and NetApp gateways with SVC should not upgrade DataOnTap to version 8.1

...
SGI

Host Bus Adapter
Firmware
Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
QLA234x
3.3.6
Supplied with OS
XVM
(incl. in Irix OS)
No
No
SGI Irix
6.5.28 f

QLA234x
OS internal
(incl. in SLES SP3 and SGI Pro Pack 4)
No
No
SGI Altix
SLES 9


z/VSE

IBM
Platform
Notes
z/VSE 4.3 and later
z/VSE support also includes System IPL
System z


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

Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.x & 10.6.x (32bit)

Operating System
Host Bus Adapter
ATTO Multipathing/HBA Driver
ATTO Configuration Tool
Fcode/BIOS Version
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
1.27MP
3.32
2008_08_26
Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2009_11_13

Atto Multipath Driver Version 3.27MP
Atto Multipath Driver Version 3.27MP
No
No
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
FC-41ES
FC-42ES
FC-44ES
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.x
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.x (32bit)
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
1.32MP
3.32
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 1.3.2

Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28


CITRIX XEN SERVER Fibre Channel

Host Bus
Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
Guest Operating Systems Supported
San Boot
Clustering
Platform & OS Version
Notes
QLE2460
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
XEN SERVER Enterprise Edition
v4.1.0
V5.5
V5.6 FP1


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
ProtecTIERCluster
IBM System Storage TS7650G ProtecTier De-duplication Gateway

Please see the Information Center for support and configuration details


Support for BladeServer Configurations


SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller support matrix for HBAs used in non Blade servers;

and

3. The Server blade is running an OS that is present in the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller support matrix.



Examples of specific BladeCentre configurations that IBM includes in SAN Volume Controller interoperability testing currently include:


HS & LS Intel & AMD Models

IBM Server
Blade Operating System
HBA
HBA Driver
HBA BIOS
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
Windows 2003
(32 and 64 bit)
Qlogic QLA2342
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
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)
SDDD SM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.2.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
9.1.2.19
( 2Gbps )

9.1.8.25
( 4Gbps )
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2003
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v4.3

Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v5.0
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3

VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0
No
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

Please install Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions for Windows 5.0 Rollup Patch 1a (RP1a)
Upgrade SVC code level to 4.2.1.3 or later
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
2.20.0006
Windows 2008
(32 and 64 bit)


Windows 2008 R2
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462

9.1.2.19
( 2Gbps )

9.1.8.25
( 4Gbps )
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2008
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
MSCS
Yes
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
2.20.0006
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
U4 through U8
(32 and 64 bit)

*End of Life*
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462



IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
Qlogic
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)


Emulex
2.72a2
Device Mapper Multipath
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
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)
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0 through U9
(32 and 64 bit)
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462




IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
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 )
SLES 8
*End of Life*
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
7.07.05
7.07.06
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
SLES 9
SP1,SP2,SP3

*End of Life*
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462


BM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
I
Qlogic
8.01.06

Emulex
8.0.16.46
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
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 10
SP1,SP2,SP3
BM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462

IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
Qlogic
8.01.06

Emulex
8.0.16.27
8.2.0.39
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
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 11
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462

BM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
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
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
IBM Server
OS
HBA
HBA Firmware / BIOS
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
Windows 2003
(32 and 64 bit)

SP2
R2 SP2
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06
Emulex
2.10A7

Qlogic
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
9.1.8.25

9.1.8.35
(With SAN Boot on 44X1940, 44X1945 & 46M6065 Only )
(STORport)
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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
SVC supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.2.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2003
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v4.3

Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v5.0
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v4.3

VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0
No
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

Please install Veritas Storage Foundation (tm) and High Availability Solutions for Windows 5.0 Rollup Patch 1a (RP1a)
Upgrade SVC code level to 4.2.1.3 or later
Windows 2008
(32 and 64 bit)

Windows 2008
SP1, SP2, R2
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06

Qlogic CNA
Multiboot Image 1.01.92
Emulex
2.10A7

Qlogic
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
9.1.8.25

9.1.8.35
( With SAN Boot on 44X1940, 44X1945 & 46M6065 Only )
(STORport)


Qlogic CNA
9.1.8.26
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering 5.1
No
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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes

No San Boot with 00Y3280
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4
U4 through U8
*End of Life*
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06
Emulex
8.0.16.40

Qlogic
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
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
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)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 through 5.9
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06

Qlogic CNA
Multiboot Image 1.01.92
Qlogic, Emulex
In Distro Driver
Qlogic CNA
8.03.00.09.05.04-k
5.5 In Distro
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
Red Hat 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
No San Boot with 00Y3280
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP3
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI time out value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
SLES 9
SP1,SP2,SP3
*End of Life*
IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
In Distro Driver
SDD 1.6.3.0-5
SDD 1.6.3.0-6
SDD 1.6.3.0-7
SDD 1.6.3.0-8
Yes
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
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 10
SP1,SP2,SP3
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06

Qlogic CNA
Multiboot Image 1.01.92
Qlogic, Emulex
In Distro Driver

Qlogic CNA In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

SVC Supports two node Native Clusters
HPDM Multipathing
No
ServiceGuard A.11.18.00
Veritas DMP 5.0
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP3
VRTSibmsvcapm-5.0-1.2_SLES9.x86_64.rpm
SLES 11
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)
Emulex
2.70a5
1.11a9

Qlogic
4Gbps
Bios 2.04
FW 4.0.0.27
8Gbps
Bios 2.09
FW 5.03.06

Qlogic CNA
Multiboot Image 1.01.92
Qlogic, Emulex
In Distro Driver

Qlogic CNA In Distro Driver
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
VMware ESX
( Please See VMware tables for supported ESX levels
& Guest OS )
IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
For HBA Support Please see
VMware I/O compatibility guide

For BladeCenter supported VMware levels please visit
IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Guide
Provided by VMware
Native VMware Multipathing
Boot for Guest Operating Systems and Servers
IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)


JS Power Models

Please note that AIX 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
IBM Server
Blade Operating System
HBA
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
System P
Red Hat 4.4 through 4.7
*End of Life*
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
Driver included in distro
device-mapper-multipath
No
No
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 5)
System P
device-mapper-multipath
No
No
SLES 10
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Driver included in TL Level
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.5.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.5.1

See Flash for APAR & efix information
No
Yes
(SVC support for boot from SAN on LPAR for both VIO Server or Guest OS)
(IBM i and VIOS)
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
(VIOS only - no IBM i)
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
RHEL4
*End of Life*
SLES8
*End of Life*
AIX 5.1
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
Driver included in TL Level
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.
SLES8
*End of Life*

SLES9
*End of Life*
Driver included in distro
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
Driver included in TL Level
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
SLES10
Driver included in distro
Red Hat 4.6
Red Hat 4.7
*End of Life*
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
(IBM i and VIOS)
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
(VIOS only - no IBM i)
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
RHEL 5.4
RHEL 5.5
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472 FC 8252

IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572 FC 8271

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582 FC 8242

IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv FC8240

IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572 4Gbps CIOv FC8241
Driver included in distro
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
RHEL 4.8
*End of Life*
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Driver included in TL Level
Driver included in VIOS version
Bladeserver PS700
Power 7

Technical overview
RHEL 5.4
RHEL 5.5
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472 FC 8252

IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572 FC 8271

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582 FC 8242

IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv FC8240

IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572 4Gbps CIOv FC8241
Driver included in distro
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
RHEL 4.8
*End of Life*
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Driver included in TL Level
Driver included in VIOS version
---
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 Server 2003
VMware
RHEL5


Software iSCSI Software Initiator Host Attachment

Please refer to the following documentation for details on supported operating systems, restrictions and recommendations for iSCSI attachment to SAN Volume Controller
V6.2.0 - SAN Volume Controller Information Center for iSCSI Host Attachment

Software Initiator Supported Operating Systems ( For Hardware Initiators Please see the OS Tables)

Only the listed operating systems are supported for attaching hosts to an IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller using iSCSI:

AIX 5.3 TL12
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing No
SAN Boot No


Please note AIX 5.3 TL12 is now EOL: extended service contract only.
AIX 6.1
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing No
SAN Boot No



HP-UX 11i v3
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: HP native multipathing
SAN Boot No



Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Native multipathing (Device-Mapper)
SAN Boot No



SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Native multipathing (Device-Mapper)
SAN Boot No



SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Native multipathing (Device-Mapper)
SAN Boot No



Solaris 10
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Sun native multipathing
SAN Boot No



Microsoft Windows 2003
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Native multipathing (MPIO)
SAN Boot No



Microsoft Windows 2008
Supported without multipathing Yes
Supported with multipathing Yes: Native multipathing (MPIO)
SAN Boot No

iSCSI Host Attachment Restrictions
These restrictions supersede information published in the hard-copy, PDF and online forms of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller product documentation.

Please visit the restrictions and limitations document for the current iSCSI recommendations

iSCSI Host Attachment Recommendations
These recommendations supplement the information published in the hard-copy, PDF and online forms of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller product documentation. These configuration recommendations are not mandatory for a supported configuration.

  • For best performance:
  • iSCSI host and SAN Volume Controller node Ethernet ports should be directly connected to the same switch
  • Ethernet switches should be used in preference to hubs
  • iSCSI host and SAN Volume Controller node Ethernet ports should be running at the same link speed
  • For best results, all links used for iSCSI traffic should operate at 1Gb/s full duplex.
  • If you are using IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) or equivalent application to monitor the performance of your SAN Volume Controller cluster, it is recommended to separate this management traffic from iSCSI host I/O traffic, such as using node port 1 for management IPs and node port 2 for iSCSI IPs.




Controllers

Please refer to the Configuration Guide or SAN Volume Controller Information Center which details the recommended customer configurable settings that should be applied for each storage controller type.

IBM Storwize V7000

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
IBM Storwize V7000
Version 6.1.0.2 and Higher
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum with SVC level 6.2.0.3)
Yes



IBM DS3000

Controller Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
ESM
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Attachment
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
06.70.22.XX

06.70.24.XX

06.70.69.XX

7.35.41.XX

7.35.xx.xx

N1726D340R270V05
0186 or higher
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
FC
Yes
Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.

Do not reboot both controllers simultaneously.
SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller cluster to 32
Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
07.70.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
See Notes*
Yes
*From earlier versions of 7.86.xx.xx this is not a concurrent upgrade please see the following Technote .*

Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.

Ensure Host type is set to "IBM TS SAN VCE".
Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
07.60.xx.xx
7.70.xx.xx
7.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
Yes
Yes


IBM DS4000

Controller Model
Firmware
Storage Manager
ESM Support
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
06.12.56.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is not supported
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
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 SAN Volume Controller

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 SAN Volume Controller cluster to 256.




* 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.


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

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
07.60.52.xx
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level
07.60.28.xx
06.12.56.xx
No
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 .
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
07.60.40.xx
07.60.52.xx
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level
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
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.xx
07.60.40.xx
07.60.52.xx


FAStT ( The IBM TotalStorage FAStT Family has been renamed the IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Series )

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
FAStT200
05.30.25.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Yes
No
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 SAN Volume Controller.


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

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
FAStT500
05.30.25.xx
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )


IBM DS5000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
ESM Support
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
DS5020
07.60.xx.xx
07.70.xx.xx
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS5000 website
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level 07.60.13.xx
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 SAN Volume Controller.

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

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

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

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
DS5100
07.30.21.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.12.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.xx.xx
07.70.xx.xx
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
DS5300


IBM DS6000

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
DS6800
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels, visit the DS6800 support pages
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
DS6000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems



IBM DS8000
---
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
DS8100
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8100 support pages
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
DS8000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SAN Volume Controller .


DS8700 Thin provisioning is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
DS8300
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8300 support pages
DS8700
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8700 support pages

DS8700 Code Bundle Information
Yes
DS8800
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
DS8800 Support & Downloads



IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
2105-E10
minimum EC 2.3.3.134
minimum EC 2.3.3.178
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
2105-E20
2105-F10
2105-F20
2105-800
minimum EC 2.4.4.70
minimum EC 2.4.4.112
2105-750
Yes

IBM DCS3700


Controller Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Host Attachment
Notes
DCS3700
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
See Notes*
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum)
Yes
Fibre Channel
*From earlier versions of 7.86.xx.xx this is not a concurrent upgrade please see the following Technote .*


XIV

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
XIV Nextra
9.2.0g
Yes
No
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SAN Volume Controller

Do not attempt to create 512 LUNs

The current maximum number of LUNS supported is 511


IBM XIV Storage System
10.0
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SAN Volume Controller

Do not attempt to create 512 LUNs with 10.0 fimware

The current maximum number of LUNS supported is 511


10.0.0a
10.0.1b
10.1.0a
10.2.0a
10.2.1
10.2.2
10.2.2a
10.2.4
10.2.4a
10.2.4b
10.2.4c
10.2.4e
11.0.0
11.0.0a
11.0.1
11.1
11.1.0b
11.1.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SAN Volume Controller

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.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Concurrent Upgrade from 10.2.2 to 10.2.2a is not supported

HP

Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
MSA1000
7.0 ( Active/Active )
No
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
MSA1500
MSA2000
J200P39
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
EVA 3000
VCS 3.110
VCS 4.007
VCS 4.100
Yes
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 5000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
EVA 4000
XCS 6.100
XCS 6.2xx
Yes
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 6000
EVA 8000
EVA 4100
XCS 6.100
XCS 6.110
XCS 6.2xx
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 6100
EVA 8100
EVA 4400
1100.1000
EVA 6400
No
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

EVA Advanced Functions such as Continuous Access are not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 8400
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
XP48
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
No
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported



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

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

XP24000 & 20000 advanced function such as thin provisioning are not supported
XP512
HDS 9960
XP128
21-14-46-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-90-00/00 & earlier
HDS NSC55
Yes
XP12000
HDS USP
XP24000
60-08-04.xx & earlier
HDS USPv
XP20000
HDS USPv m
P9500
70-02-06/00 & earlier
HDS VSP
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative

HP 3PAR

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
F200
2.3.1 (MU4)
Yes
No
F400
T400
T800
P10000
3.1.1
Minimum SVC Version 6.2.0.4


Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
9200
These Products are End Of Service and as such are no longer formally supported
9520V
Thunder 9530V / 9570V
9580V
9585V
HDS Lightning
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
9910
These Products are End Of Service and as such are no longer formally supported
9960
9970V
9980V
Hitachi
Supported Firmware Versions
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
NSC55
50-09-90-00/00 & earlier
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An SAN Volume Controller configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SAN Volume Controller quorum disks

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

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 supporte
USP100
USP600
USP1100
USPv
60-08-04.xx & earlier
XP24000
USPv m
XP20000
VSP
70-02-06/00 & earlier
HP P9500
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative
AMS & WMS
Supported Firmware Versions
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
AMS200
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100
0786/C & earlier
N/A
Yes
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. Although these operations are nondisruptive to SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller at this time

Please set the host type for AMS2xxx to Windows .

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
AMS2100
AMS2300
AMS2500
08a0 & earlier


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
CX 200
02.19.200.5.xxx
Yes
No
Your EMC support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
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
CX3-20
03.26.020.5.xxx
CX3-40
03.26.040.5.xxx
CX3-80
03.26.080.5.xxx
CX4-120
04.28.000.5.xxx
04.28.000.5.504
04.29.000.5.003
04.29.000.5.006
04.30.000.5.508
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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
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 SAN Volume Controller. This product requires I/O to be quiesced during firmware upgrade

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
VNX5100
05.31.000.3.600 and Higher
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

We recommend customers who are running Raid 6 to upgrade to the latest supported firmware.

Advanced Functions such as thin provisioning are not supported with SVC.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
VNX5300
VNX5500
VNX5700
VNX7500
EMC Symmetrix
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
8000 Series (8130, 8230, 8430, 8530, 8730, 8830)
Enginuity 5568
Yes
No
If you have DMX attached to SAN Volume Controller, 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Symmetrix copy services (SRDF etc.) can be used with SAN Volume Controller. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Data Encryption functionality is not supported with SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
DMX & DMX-2 800/1000/2000/3000
Enginuity 5671
DMX-3
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 5773
DMX-4
Enginuity 5772
Enginuity 5773
VMAX
10k
20k
5874
5875
Yes


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
No
Your Sun support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9960
9970
21-14-34-00/00
21-14-46-00/00
HDS 9970V
9980
HDS 9980V
9990
50-09-06-00/00
9990v
50-09-85-00/00
50-09-90-00/00
USPv



StorageTek

StorageTek D-Series

Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
SANTricity
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
AKA
Notes
D173
5.30.23.00
N2772-530855-006
8.30.G2.05
Yes
No
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 SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
AKA
Notes
FLX210
6.12.10.00
N282X-612855-003
9.12.G2.01
Yes
No
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 SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
6540
06.16.81.10
06.60.xx.xx
07.70.xx.xx
Yes
No
Your Sun support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
6130
6140
6180
06.60.xx.xx
6580
07.70.xx.xx
6780



IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS

IBM N Series
NetApp
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
N/A
920
Yes
No
Your IBM or NetApp support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Note: host type should be set to Linux
940
960
980
N3300
2859-A20
FAS2020A
DataONTAP 7.2.4
DataONTAP 7.3
DataONTAP 7.3.1
DataONTAP 7.3.2
DataONTAP 7.3.4
DataONTAP 7.3.5.1
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 SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
3000
100
V20L86
V20L91
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
V11L90
500
400
V20L70
600
8000
900
V10L70
V11L33
V11L90
1100
2100
1200
V20L70
2200
DX400
410
V20L50
V20Lxx
Yes
With SVC 6.2.0.4 and Higher
440
DX8000
8100
8400
8700
DX
DX60
V10L50
V10Lxx
DX80
DX90
DX S2
DX60S2
V20L10
V20Lxx
DX80S2
V10L11
V10Lxx
DX90S2
DX410S2
DX440S2
DX8000 S2
DX8100S2
V10L20
V10Lxx
DX8700S2

Bull

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
StoreWay FDA1500
436
Yes
No
StoreWay FDA2500
StoreWay FDA2900
435
StoreWay Optima 1500
632
StoreWay Optima 2000
639
StoreWay Optima 3000
635


NEC iStorage

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
S1500
436
Yes
No
S2500
S2900
435


Pillar Data

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
Axiom 300
1.6.6
Yes
No
Axiom 500
2.8.6
Axiom 600
03.03.07
04.02.00

Texas Memory Systems

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
RamSan 440
Minimum
3.4.3
Yes
No
RamSan 500
RamSan 620
RamSan 630


Xiotech

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
Emprise 5000 ( ISE1 )
1.2.C3.4
1.5.2
1.6.0
1.6.1
1.6.2
1.6.3
Yes
No
1.7.x
1.7.x firmware is only supported on 6.2.0.4 and higher


Nexsan

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
SATABeast
NT66
Yes
No


Dell Compellent

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
SC030
SC040
5.2.3
Yes
No
5.4.x
5.5.x
5.4.x and 5.5.x are only supported with SVC version 6.2.0.3 and higher
Please Visit the SAN Volume Controller Software Installation and Configuration Guide Errata for further information on Zoning and restrictions



Switches

SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller configurations for the following uses:
1) iSCSI host attachment. Please refer to the iSCSI Host Attachment section for more information.
2) Links between two SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller
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
2005-B16 *End of Life*
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
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.2.2f
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
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
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
6.4.3f
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
2005-H08 / H16 *End of Life*
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
2005-B32 *End of Life*
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
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
2005-B64 *End of Life*
*End of Life*

SAN64B-2
Silkworm 4900
2109-F32 *End of Life*
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
2109-M14 *End of Life*
Director
*End of Life*

SAN Switch M14
Silkworm 24000
2109-M12 *End of Life*
5.0.5e
5.0.5f
Director
*End of Life*

SAN Switch M12
Silkworm 12000
2005-B5K *End of Life*
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
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

Silkworm 5000
SAN32B-3
20055KB
2499-384 ( SAN 768B )
2499-192 ( SAN 384B )
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
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.0b
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
6.4.3f
7.0.0a
7.0.0b
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Director
Brocade DCX
Brocade DCX-4s
Brocade 300
Fabric Switch
Brocade 5100
Brocade 5300
Brocade Converged Network Switches
IBM
Brocade
Firmware
Class
Notes
3758-B32
8000
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.


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
4.2.5
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(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
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
2062-D04
2062-D07
Fabric Switch
2062-E11
2054-E11
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
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
2053-424
9216 i
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
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

Cisco Nexus

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
4.1(3)N1(1)
4.1(3)N2(1a)
4.2(1)N2(1)
5.0(3)N2(1)
5.0(3)N2(2)
5.2(1)N1(2)
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.
4.1(2)E1(1b)
4.1(2)e1(1d)
Supported behind core MDS switches with Qlogic CNA ( Combined Network Adapters )
Please see the OS tables above for support OS/CNA combinations
5548
5.0(3)N2(1)
5.0(3)N2(2)
5.2(1)N1(2)
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.
5596

McDATA

IBM Name for IBM Badged Switch
McDATA Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
IBM# for McDATA Badged Switch
Other
ES-3016 **End of Life**
EOSc
09.09.00
09.09.02
09.09.03
09.09.05
09.09.06
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-016
ES-3032 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-032
EMC DS-32M2
ES-3216 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-216
IBM SAN32M-1 **End of Life**
ES-3232 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2027-232
2031-232
IBM SAN24M-1 **End of Life**
ES-4500 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-224
2031-224
IBM SAN16M-2 **End of Life**
ES-4400 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-416
IBM SAN32M-2 **End of Life**
ES-4700 **End of Life**
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-432
ED-6064 **End of Life**
Intrepid Director
2032-064
EMC ED-64M
IBM SAN140M-1 **End of Life**
ED-6140 **End of Life**
Intrepid Director
2027-140
2032-140
EMC ED-140M
UPM and QPM Supported
IBM SAN256M **End of Life**
ED-10000 **End of Life**
EOSn
09.09.00
09.09.02
09.09.03
09.09.05
09.09.06
09.09.07
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 & Software

Technologies for extending the distance between two SAN Volume Controller clusters can be broadly divided into the following two categories.

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 SAN Volume Controller 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. There are distance restrictions imposed due to latency. The amount of latency which can be tolerated depends on the type of copy services being used (Metro Mirror or Global Mirror). Details of the maximum latencies supported can be found in the Software Installation and Configuration Guide .

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 SAN Volume Controller 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
6.3.1b
6.3.2a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
2005-R18
SAN04B-R
Silkworm 7500E
6.3.1b
6.3.2a
6.4.0a
2005-R04
SAN06B-R
Silkworm 7800
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
2498-R06
M48 FC3450 Blade
Silkworm 48000 director blade FR4-18i
6.3.1b
6.3.2a
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1b
N/A
DCX FC3850
DCX FR4-18i Router Blade
6.4.1b
DCX FC3880
DCX FX8-24 Router Blade
6.4.1b
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
QLogic 6142
2.4.4.3

VSS


Operating System
VSS
Note
Windows 2003

SAN Volume Controller Support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Please use the following link for information on Microsoft VSS Version 4.5
Windows 2008


Management GUI

To access the Management GUI, you must ensure that your web browser is supported and has the appropriate settings
enabled

Management GUI
Supported Browsers
Support links
Version 6.2
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher
For information on Configuring your Browser to work with the SAN Volume Controller GUI please visit the
SAN Volume Controller Information Center
Configuring -> Creating a Cluster -> Checking your web browser settings for the management GUI

Support for SAN Volume Controller (2145) website at www.ibm.com/storage/support/2145

Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0


GPFS / RVSD Versions

AIX Level
GPFS Version
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.3 TL12
3.4
4.1
N/A
Persistent Reservations are not supported

Please see the following link for GPFS Documentation
6.1
3.4
3.5
7.1
3.4
3.5
RHEL Level
GPFS
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.6 and above
3.4
3.5
Please see the following link for GPFS Documentation
6.0
3.4
3.5
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

TPC Level
Required SVC Levels
Note
V3.3.2.118
V4.1.0.111
V4.1.1.55
V6.1.0.0
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 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
AIX 5.1 & AIX 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.

AIX 5.3 TL12 is now EOL: extended service contract only.


Please visit the 6.2 SAN Volume Controller restrictions document for further information
9i
Solaris 9
V3.1.0
Oracle 9i RAC with 2 Nodes Sun Cluster
9i
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3 TL12
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 TL12
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
V4.1.0
Yes
Yes
11gR1 64bit
11gR2 64bit
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3 TL12
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10

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More support for:

SAN Volume Controller
6.2

Version:

6.2

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

S1003797

Modified date:

2014-08-28

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