DS8700 Code Bundle Information

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

DS8700 Code Bundle Information

Content

Microcode Release Dates:
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.105.0 was released June 27, 2014
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.92.0 was released March 28, 2014
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.79.0 was released December 13, 2013
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.70.0 was released September 30, 2013
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.55.0 was released July 2, 2013
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.42.0 was released April 4, 2013
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.32.0 was released November 17, 2012
- Microcode Bundle 76.31.17.0 was released July 13, 2012
- Microcode Bundle 76.30.43.0 was released April 20, 2012


SECTION 1 - Code Bundle Information.
SECTION 2 - Microcode Bundle Release Note Information
SECTION 3 - SDD reference web links
SECTION 4 - IBM CIM Agent for DS Open API Compatibility Matrix link Information
SECTION 5 - SSPC reference web links


SECTION 1
Code Bundle Information

CDROM code bundle contains the CD's indicated for level(s) indicated in the Table. Ask our Service Representative if you did not get the current level that matches the code running on the DS8700.
IBM System Storage DS8700 Disk Storage Microcode Bundle Release Note Information

R6.3 76.30.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 76.30.x.x support the following new functions:
This level of microcode supports all previously announced DS8000 features and Thin Provisioning to support MGM environments, 400 GB SSD drives, and Easy Tier support for all encrypting drives.

ENUSZG12-0011.pdf

R6.2 76.20.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 76.20.x.x support the following new functions:
This level of microcode supports all previously announced DS8000 features and Easy Tier III, I/O Priority Manager for System z, Thin Provisioning enhancements, Smart Rebuild, User interface enhancements

ENUSZG11-0282.pdfENUS111-172.pdf


R6.1 76.10.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 76.10.x.x support the following new functions:
This level of microcode supports all previously announced DS8000 features and Easy Tier II, I/O Priority Manager, 8Gb 4 port host adapters, and 16 TB maximum LUN size.

ENUS111-080.pdfENUS111-081.pdf


R5.15 75.15.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 75.15.x.x support the following new functions:
This level of microcode supports all previously announced features, including Thin Provisioning and Quick Initialization for open systems volumes. Easy Tier, Remote Pair FlashCopy, Disable recovery key and Re-key data key encryption functions, zHPF extended distance, prevent on-line volume deletion, 2 TB SATA drives are supported with this microcode release.

zOS Distributed Backup is a new feature that was introduced with 75.15.38.0 microcode bundle

ENUS110-169.pdfENUS110-168.pdf

R5.1 75.1.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 75.1.x.x support the following new functions:
This level of microcode supports all previously announced DS8000 features including Thin Provisioning and Quick Initialization for open systems volumes. Easy Tier, Remote Pair FlashCopy, Disable recovery key and Re-key data key encryption functions, zHPF extended distance, prevent on-line volume deletion, 600GB 15K DDMs, 2 TB SATA drives are supported with this microcode release.

ENUS110-092.pdfENUS110-103.pdf

R5 75.0.x.x - levels support DS8700 242x model 941
Code bundle(s) 75.0.x.x support the following new functions:
This is initial microcode release to support DS8700. All previously announced DS8000 features except Thin Provisioning and Quick initialization for open system volumes are supported.
DS8700 Announcement ENUS109-757.pdfDS8700 Announcement ENUS109-289.pdfDS8700 Announcement ENUS109-702.pdfDS8700 Announcement ENUS109-749.pdfDS8700 Announcement ENUS109-756.pdf



Helpful Hints:
If using DSCLI, you can obtain the CLI and LMC information.
Use the following DSCLI command:
Command
ver
The ver command displays the versions of the command-line interface, Storage Manager, and licensed machine code
Parameters
-s (Optional) The -s parameter displays the version of the command line interface program. You cannot use the -s and -l parameters together.

-l (Optional) The -l parameter displays the versions of the command line interface, Storage Manager, and licensed machine code. You cannot use the -l and -s parameters together.

-cli (Optional) Displays the version of the command line interface program. Version numbers are in the format version.release.modification.fixlevel.

-stgmgr (Optional) Displays the version of the Storage Manager.
Note: This is not the GUI (Storage Manager GUI). This id is related to HMC (Hardware Master Console code bundle information.) This has no value for users.

-lmc (Optional) Displays the version of the licensed machine code (LMC).
Example:
Invoking the ver command:
dscli> ver -l

The resulting output

dscli> ver -l
Date/Time: August 13, 2009 10:41:42 AM MST IBM DSCLI Version: 6.5.0.101
DSCLI 6.5.0.101
StorageManager 6.5.2.20090704.1 <------ This is not the GUI level, see Note above.
================Version=================
Storage Image LMC
==========================
IBM.2107-1300321 6.5.0.99
dscli>


Release 6.3
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
R6.3 SP 8 - 76.31.105.0
6.6.31.1000
6.6.31.1000
5.6.31.1230
R6.3 SP 7 - 76.31.92.0
6.6.31.850
6.6.31.850
5.6.31.1181
R6.3 SP 6 - 76.31.79.0
6.6.31.670
6.6.31.670
5.6.31.1152
R6.3 SP 5 - 76.31.70.0
6.6.31.560
6.6.31.470
5.6.31.1136
R6.3 SP 4 - 76.31.55.0
6.6.31.390
6.6.31.390
5.6.31.1113
R6.3 SP 3 - 76.31.42.0
6.6.31.170
6.6.31.150
5.6.31.1085
R6.3 SP 2 - 76.31.32.0
6.6.31.45
6.6.31.44
5.6.31.1073
R6.3 SP 1 - 76.31.17.0
6.6.31.25
6.6.31.18
5.6.31.1043
R6.3 GA - 76.30.43.0
6.6.30.62
6.6.30.61
5.6.30.1105

Release 6.2
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
R6.2 SP 5 - 76.20.109.0
6.6.20.410
6.6.20.410
5.6.20.1162
R6.2 SP 4 - 76.20.107.0
6.6.20.400
6.6.20.390
5.6.20.1159
R6.2 SP 3 - 76.20.98.0
6.6.20.300
6.6.20.300
5.6.20.1143
R6.2 SP 2.1 - 76.20.94.0
6.6.20.270
6.6.20.260
5.6.20.1127
R6.2 SP 2 - 76.20.90.0
6.6.20.230
6.6.20.230
5.6.20.1127
R6.2 SP 1 - 76.20.87.0
6.6.20.190
6.6.20.190
5.6.20.1093
R6.2 SP A - 76.20.75.0
6.6.20.171
6.6.20.171
5.6.20.1090
R6.2 GA - 76.20.71.0
6.6.20.85
6.6.20.85
5.6.20.1087

Release 6.1
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
76.10.144.0
6.6.10.500
6.6.10.500
5.6.1.1520
76.10.141.0
6.6.10.410
6.6.10.410
5.6.1.1508
76.10.139.0
6.6.10.410
6.6.10.410
5.6.1.1468
76.10.130.0
6.6.10.171
6.6.10.171
5.6.1.1468
76.10.122.2
6.6.10.171
6.6.10.171
5.6.1.1468
76.10.122.0
6.6.10.171
6.6.10.171
5.6.1.1468

Release 5.15
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
75.15.92.0
6.5.15.107
6.5.15.107
5.5.15.1115
75.15.84.0
6.5.15.100
6.5.15.100
5.5.15.1110
75.15.67.0
6.5.15.90
6.5.15.90
5.5.15.1084
75.15.59.0
6.5.15.78
6.5.15.78
5.5.15.1084
75.15.41.0
6.5.15.63
6.5.15.19
5.5.15.1068
75.15.38.0
6.5.15.60
6.5.15.19
5.5.15.1068

Release 5.1
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
75.1.145.1*
6.5.1.203
6.5.1.203
5.5.0.1631
75.1.145.0
6.5.1.203
6.5.1.203
5.5.0.1631
* This level contains the RPC only code as part of the microcode bundle


R5.0 RPC only microcode 75.0.500.500
Microcode level 75.0.500.500 is RPC only

This microcode can be installed directly on the levels identified in the release notes

Release Notes for 75.0.500.500

DS8700_Release Notes - 75.0.500.500 v1.pdf

Release 5.0
DS8700 Code
Bundle
Level
SEA or LMC Version:
Use with dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
on customer workstation
Storage Manager
Code Level
75.0.184.0
6.5.0.251
6.5.0.251
5.5.0.1433
75.0.177.0
6.5.0.246
6.5.0.243
5.5.0.1433
75.0.158.0
6.5.0.220
6.5.0.220
5.5.0.1412


Equivalent DS8700 and DS8800 Microcode Bundles
The equivalent code bundles contain the same fixes and support the same advanced functions


DS8700 Code
Bundle
DS8800 Code
Bundle
76.31.105.0
86.31.123.0
76.31.92.0
86.31.110.0
76.31.79.0
86.31.95.0
76.31.70.0
86.31.86.0
76.31.55.0
86.31.70.0
76.31.42.0
86.31.58.0
76.31.32.0
86.31.49.0
76.31.17.0
86.31.26.0 and 86.31.38.0
76.30.43.0
86.30.51.0

DS8700 Code
Bundle
DS8800 Code
Bundle
76.20.109.0
86.20.132.0
76.20.107.0
86.20.130.0
76.20.98.0
86.20.121.0
76.20.94.0
86.20.117.0
76.20.90.0
86.20.114.0
76.20.87.0
86.20.111.0
76.20.75.0
86.20.101.0
76.20.71.0
86.20.98.0

DS8700 Code
Bundle
DS8800 Code
Bundle
76.10.144.0
86.10.157.0
76.10.141.0
86.10.154.0
76.10.139.0
86.10.151.0
76.10.130.0
86.10.143.0
76.10.122.2
86.10.139.1
76.10.122.0
86.10.139.0


SECTION 2
Microcode Bundle Release Note Information


76.30.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new feature
Easy Tier support for encryption drives
Thin Provisioning enhancements to support MGM environments
400GB SSD drives
76.31.x.x Summary Release note - contains a summary of all release notes for 76.31.xx.x

DS8700 Release Notes - 76.31.xx.x Cumulative Summary v9.pdfDS8700 Release Notes - 76.31.xx.x Cumulative Summary v9.pdf
76.31.105.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.110.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.92.0
DS8700 Release Notes - 76.31.105.0 v1.pdfDS8700 Release Notes - 76.31.105.0 v1.pdf
76.31.92.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.92.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.79.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.92.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.92.0 v2.pdf
76.31.79.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.79.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.70.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.79.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.79.0 v2.pdf
76.31.70.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.70.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.55.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.70.0 v3.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.70.0 v3.pdf
76.31.55.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.55.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.42.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.55.0 v1.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.55.0 v1.pdf
76.31.42.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.42.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.32.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.42.0 v3.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.42.0 v3.pdf
76.31.32.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.32.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.31.17.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.32.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.32.0 v2.pdf
76.31.17.0 New level of code. The fixes in 76.31.17.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.30.43.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.17.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.31.17.0 v2.pdf
76.30.43.0 New level of code. This level of microcode is first new function upgrade level for 76.20.xx.x
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.30.43.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.30.43.0 v2.pdf


76.20.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new feature
Easy Tier III
I/O Priority Manager for System z
Thin Provisioning enhancements
Smart Rebuild
User Interface enhancements
Secure Data Overwrite
76.20.x.x Summary Release note - contains a summary of all release notes for 76.20.xx.x

DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.xx.x Cumulative Summary v7.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.xx.x Cumulative Summary v7.pdf
76.20.109.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.109.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.107.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.109.0 v1.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.109.0 v1.pdf
76.20.107.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.107.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.98.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.107.0 v2.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.107.0 v2.pdf
76.20.98.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.98.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.94.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.98.0 v1.pdfDS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.98.0 v1.pdf
76.20.94.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.94.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.90.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.94.0 v1.pdf
76.20.90.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.90.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.87.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.90.0 v2.pdf
76.20.87.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.87.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.75.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.87.0 v1.pdf
76.20.75.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.20.75.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.20.71.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.75.0 v2.pdf
76.20.71.0 - New level of code. This level of microcode is first new function upgrade level for 76.10.xx.x
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.20.71.0 v3.pdf


76.10.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.

76.10.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new feature
Easy Tier II
I/O Priority Manager
8 Gb 4 port host adapters
16 TB maximum LUN size
Copy Services scope management
ITSC password compliant
76.10.x.x Summary Release note - contains a summary of all release notes for release 6.1

DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.xx.x Cumulative Summary v3.pdf
76.10.144.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.10.139.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.10.141.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.144.0 v1.pdf
76.10.141.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.10.139.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.10.139.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.141.0 v1.pdf
76.10.139.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.10.139.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.10.130.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.139.0 v1.pdf
76.10.130.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.10.130.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.10.122.2
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.130.0 v1.pdf
76.10.122.2 - New level of code. The fixes in 76.10.122.2 are based on a bridge from bundle 76.10.122.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.122.2 v1.pdf
76.10.122.0 - New level of code. This level of microcode is first new function upgrade level for 75.15.xx.x
DS8000 Release Notes - 76.10.122.0 v4.pdf


75.15.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.

75.15.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new feature
zOS Distributed Backup
zOS FICON Discovery and Auto Configuration (zDAC)
75.x.x.x Summary Release note - contains a summary of all release notes for release 5
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.xx.xx.x Cumulative Summary v2.pdf
75.15.92.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.15.92.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.15.84.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.92.0 v2.pdf
75.15.84.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.15.84.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.15.67.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.84.0 v3.pdf
75.15.67.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.15.67.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.15.59.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.67.0 v2.pdf
75.15.59.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.15.59.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.15.41.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.59.0 v1.pdf
75.15.41.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.15.41.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.15.38.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.41.0 v1.pdf
75.15.38.0 - New level of code. This level of microcode is first new function upgrade level for 75.1.xxx.x
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.15.38.0 v3.pdf

75.1.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.

75.1.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all DS8000 features in addition to these new features,
Easy Tier
Remote Pair FlashCopy
Disable Recovery Key and Re-key data key encryption functions
zHPF extended distance
600GB 15K drives
2 TB SATA drives
75.1.145.1 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.1.145.1 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.1.145.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.1.145.1 v1.pdf
75.1.145.0 - New level of code. This level of microcode is first new function upgrade level for 75.0.xxx.x
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.1.145.0 v1.pdf


75.0.x.x levels of Microcode
This level does not support Thin Provisioning and Quick Initialization for open systems volumes.
All other DS8000 features are supported


75.0.x.x levels of Microcode
This level does not support Thin Provisioning and Quick Initialization for open systems volumes.
All other DS8000 features are supported
75.0.184.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.0.184.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.0.177.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.0.184.0 v1.pdf
75.0.177.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 75.0.177.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 75.0.158.0
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.0.177.0 v1.pdf
75.0.158.0 - New level of code. This is the first release to support the DS8700, 242x model 941
DS8000 Release Notes - 75.0.158.0 v1.pdf


SECTION 3
Cross Reference for SDD to DS8700 Code Bundles.
Please refer to the web links below for all SDD information.

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/software/sdd/

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/supportresources?brandind=5000033&familyind=5329528&taskind=1

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=540&context=ST52G7&q1=HP&uid=ssg1S7001350&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en


SECTION 4
IBM CIM Agent for DS Open API Compatibility Matrix link Information
Link to Compatibility Information:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1118&context=STC4NKB&dc=DB500&uid=ssg1S1002714&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en

Link to 'IBM CIM Agent for DS Open API FAQ'
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1118&context=STC4NKB&dc=DB500&uid=ssg1S1003070&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en

Example of one of many questions answered on the above link:
I heard that the CIM agent is now embedded on the Hardware Master Console (HMC) of the DS8000. How do I use it?

SECTION 5
SSPC System Storage Productivity Center Information links
SSPC Overview and Information
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/software/sspc/index.html

SSPC Information Center
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v4r1/index.jsp

SSPC Support
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/supportresources?brandind=5000033&familyind=5356448&taskind=1

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More support for:

System Storage DS8700

Version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

N/A

Reference #:

S1003593

Modified date:

2010-08-20

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