V6.1 Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels for IBM Storwize V7000

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

The document titled Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels for the IBM Storwize V7000 provides the operating systems, Host adapters, SAN fabric elements, RAID controllers and selected other hardware that have been tested or qualified by IBM.

For operating systems, we show the latest tested release levels and service packs. Only the listed operating systems are supported. For host adapters, SAN fabric elements and RAID controllers, we list our currently recommended firmware and/or BIOS levels and formally support only the hardware listed.

While these levels are not mandatory levels for a customer to be supported by IBM, they are the recommended levels. There may be known operational issues with older firmware and BIOS levels and, in these cases, a customer working with the IBM Support Centre may be directed to upgrade a component to a recommended level.

IBM Storwize V7000 will support all OS applications at any level that run to the standard block level OS interface. This includes such applications as Oracle, HP Virtual Connect, etc.

Note:
* The levels shown in italic text indicate previously recommended levels.
* The level shown in bold text indicates the latest recommended level.

Content

If you have Interoperability requirements which are not listed in this document please contact your IBM Account Representative


Hosts
Last Updated
Storwize V7000 Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations
18 Jan 2011
Storwize V7000 Code Level V6.1.0
18 Aug 2011
IBM SAN Volume Controller
18 Aug 2011
IBM AIX on System p
07 Oct 2010
VIOS
07 Oct 2010
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO
07 Oct 2010
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO
22 Feb 2011
Red Hat EL 4.0
07 Oct 2010
Red Hat EL 5.0
07 Oct 2010
SLES 9
07 Oct 2010
SLES10
07 Oct 2010
SLES11
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
07 Oct 2010
Sun Solaris 8
07 Oct 2010
Sun Solaris 9
07 Oct 2010
Sun Solaris 10
07 Oct 2010
Novell Netware
07 Oct 2010
VMWare SRM
11 Mar 2011
VMware
07 Oct 2010
Tru64
07 Oct 2010
OpenVMS
22 Feb 2011
IBM N Series Gateway and NetApp
03 May 2011
z/VSE
07 Oct 2010
Apple Mac OS X
07 Oct 2010
Citrix Xen Server
22 Feb 2011
iSCSI Host Attachment
07 Oct 2010
IBM BladeCenter®
07 Oct 2010
Support for BladeServer Configurations
07 Oct 2010
HS & LS Models
07 Oct 2010
JS Models
07 Oct 2010
HP BladeSystem
07 Oct 2010
Controllers
DS3000
07 Oct 2010
DS4000
07 Oct 2010
DS5000
07 Oct 2010
DS6000
07 Oct 2010
DS8000
07 Oct 2010
IBM ESS
07 Oct 2010
XIV
10 May 2012
HP
07 Oct 2010
Hitachi Data Systems
07 Oct 2010
EMC
07 Oct 2010
Sun StorEdge
07 Oct 2010
StorageTek
07 Oct 2010
IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS
07 Oct 2010
Fujitsu Eternus
07 Oct 2010
Bull Storeway
22 Feb 2011
NEC iStorage
22 Feb 2011
Pillar Data
22 Feb 2011
Texas Memory Systems
07 Oct 2010
Xiotech
07 Oct 2010
Nexsan
07 Oct 2010
Compellent
07 Oct 2010
ISL Blades
07 Oct 2010
BladeCenter Supported Configurations
07 Oct 2010
Brocade FC
Brocade Converged Network Switches
23 Nov 2010
Cisco MDS
Cisco Nexus
07 Oct 2010
McDATA
07 Oct 2010
Qlogic
07 Oct 2010
Other Hardware & Software
Inter Cluster Fibre Extenders
07 Oct 2010
Inter Cluster SAN Routers
07 Oct 2010
IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
07 Oct 2010
Management GUI
07 Oct 2010
VSS
07 Oct 2010
GPFS / RVSD Versions
07 Oct 2010
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk
07 Oct 2010
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication
07 Oct 2010
Oracle
07 Oct 2010



Storwize V7000 Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations

Tier 0 Storage
Tier 1 Storage
Notes
Internal SSDs (within V7000 enclosures)
Internal SAS or NL-SAS (within V7000 enclosures)
Easy Tier is not supported in any configuration where SSDs are not exclusively being used as the Tier 0 storage.
Internal SSDs (within V7000 enclosures)
Externally virtualized SAS or NL-SAS
Externally virtualized SSDs
Internal SAS or NL-SAS (within V7000 enclosures)
Externally virtualized SSDs
Externally virtualized SAS or NL-SAS

Storwize V7000 Code Level V6.1.0

Storwize V7000
Version
Install Image


Hosts
IBM SAN Volume Controller


Type
Version
Notes
IBM SAN Volume Controller
2145
6.1.0.2 or Higher

IBM AIX on Power Systems

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
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
Power HA
5.5
6.1
Yes
System i
System p

AIX 5.3
Technology Level 8
Technology Level 9
Technology Level 10
Technology Level 11
Technology Level 12

AIX 6.1
Technology Level 1
Technology Level 2
Technology Level 3
Technology Level 4
Technology Level 5
Technology Level 6

AIX 7.1
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
Veritas DMP

( Not supported on AIX 7.1 )
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)
FC5708


IBM Virtual I/O Server ( VIOS )


Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
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
No
Yes
VIOS 2.2

AIX, Linux Clients



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


NPIV is supported with FC 5735 and FC 5708 HBAs
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)
FC5708


Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO)


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

SDDDSM

2.4.2.1-2
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.1.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)

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
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.1.x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
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
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
No
Yes
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


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
9.1.8.17
9.1.8.25
9.1.9.25
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
Yes
Yes

Please visit the V6.1 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters
(MSCS)
SAN Boot is not supported with Qlogic Driver 9.1.8.25
32 & 64 bit Editions

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
Please visit the V6.1 IBM Storwize V7000 Controller restrictions Document for restrictions when running Hyper-V

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for configuration details & Guidelines for Hyper-V

Please see the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for recommended settings for QLE2560/QLE2562 & Emulex HBAs

Cluster Shared Volumes
are supported with Hyper-V
FC-2 133 24P0960
FC2-133 24P8053
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
39M5894
QLA2460
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
42C1830
QMI8142
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
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
Yes
Yes

Please visit the V6.1 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
Please visit the V6.1 IBM Storwize V7000 Controller restrictions Document for restrictions when running Hyper-V

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for configuration details & Guidelines for Hyper-V

Please see the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for recommended settings for QLE2560/QLE2562 & Emulex HBAs

Cluster Shared Volumes
are supported with Hyper-V
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
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Editions
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

Red Hat Server 4.0

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
8.01.06
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
32 & 64 bit systems

U7 Kernel 2.6.9.78.0.1
U8 Kernel 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
IBM
Emulex
8.2.0.63.3p
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM System p
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
5716
LP10000
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
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
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
CNA Support
42C1820
CNA
Brocade 1010/1020
CNA
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
42C1830
QMI8142
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



SLES 9 Novell/SuSE


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
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
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)
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
QLA2340
QLA2342
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX:#3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #332
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
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 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
IBM
SDD
No
No
IBM System p
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-ppc64
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-ppc64
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759
IBM
Brocade
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
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
CNA Support
42C1820
CNA
Brocade 1010/1020
CNA
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
Supported with Brocade Fabric Only
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
42C1830
QMI8142
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
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
1.41a2 FV1.90
Device Mapper Multipath
High-Availability-Extension / OpenAIS
( HAE - native cl uster )
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11 U0
LP10000
LP11000
LP1150
LP10002
1.41a2 FV1.91a5
42D0485
42D0494
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
FV 2.50a6
Emulex 42C2071
IBM
QLogic
8.02.01.03.11.0-k9
v3.03.27
QLA2342
QLA2460
4.06.02
QLA2462
QLE2560
QLE2562
QLE2460
QLE2462
42C1830
QMI8142
8.03.00.08.10.3-k4+ DD
1.00.95
CNA Support
42C1820
Brocade 1010/1020
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Bo
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11 U0
Supported with Brocade Fabric Only

Debian

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Platform
Notes
Emulex
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

Your Debian server may require a reboot if the IBM Storwize V7000 is restarted
LPe11000
8.2.6
2.50A6
multipath-tools-0.4.8
x86_32
QLogic
QLA2460
8.02.01-k4
3.03.21
multipath-tools-0.4.8
x86_64


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 IBM Storwize V7000 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
Platform
Notes
Emulex
IA32EM64T, Opteron, Xeon (64 bit)
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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
PV Links
Service Guard V11.16
Yes
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit only)
A6795A
A6826A
B.11.11.13
B.11.11.16
B.11.11.17
A9782A
A9784A
AB378A
AB379A
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A



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

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
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 IBM Storwize V7000 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
Yes
ServiceGuard
11.18
11.19
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
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA v5.0 MP2
Veritas Cluster Server VCS5.0MP2HF2
Please use the following asl-apm package
HP Itanium Servers Only




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

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

QLogic
(qlc driver)
X6799A
X6727A

SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
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)
X6799A
X6727A
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)


Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP 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 IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(
IBM Storwize V7000 Supports 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 IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(
IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1
IBM Storwize V7000 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
IBM Storwize V7000 Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
X6799A
X6727A
v20060630-21
2.1.144
MPxIO
No
SUN Cluster 3.1
IBM Storwize V7000 Supports up to 4 nodes per cluster
Sparc
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
MPxIO
Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes



Yes
SUN Cluster 3.1
IBM Storwize V7000 Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SUN Cluster 3.2
IBM Storwize V7000 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
815
825
2.1.0.1
MPxIO

Guidance on Configuring Solaris MPXIO for use with IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes
No
No
Sparc &
x86


Novell Netware 6.5

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 IBM Storwize V7000 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
ESX Version
Notes
Version1 Update1
ESX 3.5 U3 or higher update
ESX 4.0x or higher update


VMware Fibre Channel

VMware 3.5, 3.51, 3.52 & 3.53 & 3.54 & 3.55

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
OS
Note
Additional information
Supported Fibre Channel adapters Listed in the VMware I/O compatibility guide

Hardware iSCSI Adapters are currently not supported with V7000

Windows 2003
32 & 64Bit
Windows 2000 Server SP4

(Standard, Web, Enterprise Editions, and R2), including Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) as noted in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Additional information :
Guest O/S Guide
VI3 SAN Guide

IBM Storwize V7000 support both fixed path and MRU.

IBM Storwize V7000 supports VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
Windows 2000
MSCS
VMWare 3.5 U3 and higher

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

Windows 2003 32 & 64Bit
MSCS
Windows 2008
Enterprise SP1
Windows NT4 SP6a
As specified in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Windows XP Pro SP2
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Windows Vista
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Red Hat 2.1 ES/AS/WS Update 6 & 7
Red Hat 3.0 Update 6,7 & 8
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U3 and U4
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U5
32 & 64Bit
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL5
32 & 64Bit
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
RHEL Desktop 5
32 & 64Bit
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
SLES 8 SP4
SLES 9 SP 3
32 & 64Bit
SLES10 SP1
32 & 64Bit
CentOS 5.2
Novell Netware 6.5
Solaris 10
Supported with Emulex HBAs and raw disks only.

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

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
OS
Note
Additional information
V4.0
V4.0U1
V4.0U2
V4.1
V4.1U1
Supported Fibre Channel adapters Listed in the VMware I/O compatibility guide

Hardware iSCSI Adapters are currently not supported with V7000

Windows 2003
32 & 64Bit
Windows 2000 Server SP4

(Standard, Web, Enterprise Editions, and R2), including Service Packs (SP1 and SP2) as noted in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Windows 2008
Enterprise SP1
Windows NT4 SP6a
As specified in VMware Guest Operating System Guide
Windows XP Pro SP2
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Windows Vista
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
Red Hat 2.1 ES/AS/WS Update 6 & 7
Red Hat 3.0 Update 6,7 & 8
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U3 and U4
32 & 64Bit
RHEL4 U5
32 & 64Bit
RHEL5
32 & 64Bit
RHEL Desktop 5
32 & 64Bit
SLES 8 SP4
select only the LSI virtual driver when configuring this guest
SLES 9 SP 3
32 & 64Bit
SLES10 SP1
32 & 64Bit
SLES11
32 & 64Bit
CentOS 5.2
Novell Netware 6.5
Solaris 10
VMware ESX Server 4.0.0, build 164009 San Boot
VMFS Only


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 IBM Storwize V7000
is supported (upon volume expansion, the disk label still shows original size however the disk needs to be re labelled
and AdvFS file system extended)

Shrinking IBM Storwize V7000 Volumes is not supported

IBM Storwize V7000 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

IBM Storwize V7000Volume Expantion and contraction is not supported
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

IBM Storwize V7000 Volume Expantion and contraction is not supported
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
NetApp & N Series Gateway support is available with IBM Storwize V7000 6.1.x
for selected configurations via RPQ only.
Please contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner to request support.




z/VSE]

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Platform
Notes
Please use this link for z series support levels
z/VSE 4.2

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 Enterprise Edition

Host Bus
Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
Guest Operating Systems Supported
San Boot
Clustering
Platform & OS Version
Notes
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
Citrix Support
Matrix

Please see the Information Center for support and configuration details


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


IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 support matrix for HBAs used in non Blade servers;

and

3. The Server blade is running an OS that is present in the IBM Storwize V7000 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
IBM Storwize V7000 support matrix.



Examples of specific BladeCentre configurations that IBM includes in IBM Storwize V7000 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

Emulex
2.10A7

Qlogic
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
9.1.8.25
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2003
Veritas DMP
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
No
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

Emulex
2.10A7

Qlogic
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
9.1.8.25
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.
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)
Yes
Yes
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
2.20.0006
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
U4 through U8
(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
Qlogic
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)


Emulex
2.72a2
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
Device Mapper Multipath
Yes
RHEL Cluster Server
Supported with Qlogic HBA's Only

SAN boot (IPL) is supported from IBM Storwize V7000 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
(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 IBM Storwize V7000 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
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI timout value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
SLES 9
(32 and 64 bit)
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
Qlogic
BIOS 1.52
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)

Emulex
2.72a2
2.82a3
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
SLES 10
SP1 through SP4
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
Qlogic
BIOS 1.52
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)

Emulex
2.72a2
2.82a3
device-mapper-multipath
Yes
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

IBM Storwize V7000 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
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
Qlogic
BIOS 1.52
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24)

Emulex
2.72a2
2.82a3
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 IBM Storwize V7000 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 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
( Yes with 9.1.8.35
on 44X1940, 44X1945 & 46M6065 Only )

Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows
DMPDSM
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager 5.1
No
Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation DMP v5.0 & v5.1
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
No
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 42C1830 - 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
MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes

No San Boot with 42C1830
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4
U5 through U8
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
Veritas DMP
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
Device Mapper Multipath
Yes
RHEL Cluster Server
Supported with Qlogic HBA's Only

SAN boot (IPL) is supported from IBM Storwize V7000 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 5.5
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 42C1830 - 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 42C1830
Red Hat Cluster Server
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from IBM Storwize V7000however 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 42C1830
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI time out value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
SLES 9
IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
No
Linux-HA Heartbeat 1.2.5
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
We recommend using the 2.6.5-7.308-smp kernel.

2.6.5-7.193 and 2.6.5-7.257 kernels are not supported
Veritas DMP
No
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
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 42C1830 - 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 42C1830
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

IBM Storwize V7000 Supports two node Native Clusters
VeritasDMP
Yes
No San Boot with 42C1830
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5
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 42C1830 - 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 42C1830 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)


JS Power Models

IBM Server
Blade Operating System
HBA
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 5)
System P
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
SLES 10
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
AIX 5.3
Driver included in TL Level
Please see Recommended Software Levels for latest support
AIX 6.1
VIOS 2.1.1
Supported with
AIX 5.3

AIX 6.1
IBM i server V6.1 or higher
and Linux
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
No
Yes
(IBM Storwize V7000 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
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
RHEL4
SLES8
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 see OS tables for latest support
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
SLES8

SLES9
Driver included in distro
AIX 5.3
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
Driver included in TL Level
Please see OS tables for latest support
AIX 6.1
SLES10
Driver included in distro
Red Hat 4.6
Red Hat 4.7
VIOS 2.1.1
Supported with
AIX 5.3

AIX 6.1
IBM i server V6.1 or higher
and Linux
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
Please see OS tables for latest support
(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 QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572 4Gbps CIOv
Driver included in distro
Please see OS tables for latest support
RHEL 4.8
AIX 5.3
Driver included in TL Level
AIX 6.1
VIOS 2.x
Supported with
AIX 5.3

AIX 6.1
IBM i server V6.1 or higher
and Linux
Driver included in VIOS version
Bladeserver P700
Power 7

Technical overview
RHEL 5.4
RHEL 5.5
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572 4Gbps CIOv
Driver included in distro
Please see OS tables for latest support
RHEL 4.8
AIX 5.3
Driver included in TL Level
AIX 6.1
VIOS 2.x
Supported with
AIX 5.3

AIX 6.1
IBM i server V6.1 or higher
and Linux
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 2000 Server
Windows Server 2003
VMware
RHEL5


iSCSI Host Attachment

For further information on installing and configuring iSCSI hosts with Storwize V7000 please refer to the following documentation
IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center

Software Initiator Supported Operating Systems ( Hardware Initiators are currently not supported by IBM Storwize V7000 )
Only the listed operating systems are supported for attaching hosts to the IBM Storwize V7000 using iSCSI




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



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
  • Maximum of 64 iSCSI hosts per I/O group, maximum of 256 iSCSI hosts per cluster.

iSCSI Host Attachment Recommendations
These configuration recommendations are not mandatory for a supported configuration.
  • For best performance:
    • iSCSI host and IBM Storwize V7000 Ethernet ports should be directly connected to the same switch
    • Ethernet switches should be used in preference to hubs
    • iSCSI host and IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 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 which details the recommended customer configurable settings that should be applied for each storage controller type.

IBM DS3000

Controller Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
ESM
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Host Attachment
Notes
06.70.22.XX

06.70.24.XX

06.70.69.XX

7.35.41.XX

7.35.53.XX

N1726D340R270V05
0186 or higher
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
FC
Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.

Do not reboot both controllers simultaneously.
Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 cluster to 32
Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Please visit the DS3500 support site for further information
07.70.xx.xx
07.60.xx.xx
Yes


IBM DS4000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
ESM Support
Notes
06.12.56.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is not supported
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

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

DS4000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with Storwize V7000

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 Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 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
06.12.56.xx
06.12.56.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
Concurrent download of ESM firmware with I/O is supported with controller firmware 06.23.05.00 or later .
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
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


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

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000.


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

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
ESM Support
Notes
DS5020
07.60.xx.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS5000 website
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please refer the DS5000 website for the latest recommended DS5000 client software, RDAC levels, specific configuration guidelines, cabling requirements & restrictions when attaching EXP5000 and EXP810

DS5000 Support

DS5000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with Storwize V7000.

DS5000 range maximum LUNs per partition is currently 256, limiting the number of LUNs from a single DS5000 to a Storwize V7000 cluster to 256.

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

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


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

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
DS5100
07.30.21.xx
** 07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.12.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.xx.xx
DS5300


IBM DS6000

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 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


IBM DS8000
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 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
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
DS8800
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
DS8800 Support & Downloads



IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 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



XIV

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
XIV Nextra
9.2.0g
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with Storwize V7000

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 Storwize V7000

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
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with Storwize V7000

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 IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Concurrent Upgrade from 10.2.2 to 10.2.2a is not supported

Please refer to the XIV support site for further information on XIV

HP

Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
MSA1500
MSA2000
J200P39
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 5000
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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
Your HP support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 6100
EVA 8100
EVA 4400
09.50.10.00
09.52.20.00
09.53.40.00
EVA 6400
Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

EVA Advanced Functions such as Continuous Access are not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EVA 8400
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported



Ensure that you wait until each Volume is formatted before you present it to the IBM Storwize V7000.

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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
21-14-34-00/00
21-14-46-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-06-00/00
50-09-72-00/00
50-09-85-00/00
50-09-90-00/00
HDS NSC55
Yes
XP12000
HDS USP
XP24000
60-02-48-00/12
60-03-05-00/00
60-03-06/00
60-03-27-00/00
60-04-04-00/10
60-04-13-00/00
60-04-01-00/02
60-06-10.xx
60-07-00.xx
HDS USPv
XP20000
HDS USPv m
P9500
70-01-61/00
HDS VSP
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative



Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
9200
055L/F
SANrise 1200
Yes
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
9520V
065D/B
065F/D
065F/E
Thunder 9530V / 9570V
065D/B
065F/D
065F/E
065F/F
9580V
165D/B
165F/D
165F/E
9585V
165D/B
165F/D
165F/E
HDS Lightning
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
HP XP48
StorEdge 9910
No
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
9960
01-19-99-00/04
HP XP512
StorEdge 9960
9970V
21-14-34-00/00
21-14-46-00/00
HP XP128
StorEdge 9970
9980V
21-14-34-00/00
21-14-46-00/00
HP XP1024
StorEdge 9980
Hitachi
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
NSC55
50-09-06-00/00
50-09-72-00/00
50-09-75-00/00
50-09-85-00/00
50-09-90-00/00
Yes
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An Storwize V7000 configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports Storwize V7000 quorum disks

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000.

USPv & USPv m advanced function such as thin provisioning are not supported
USP100
USP600
USP1100
USPv
60-03-06/00
60-04-01-00/02
60-06-10.xx
60-07-00.xx
XP24000
USPv m
XP20000
VSP
70-01-61/00
HP P9500
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative
AMS & WMS
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
AMS200
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100
0770/G-M
0781/A-x
0782/B-x
0786/C
N/A
Yes
No
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. Although these operations are nondisruptive to Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 at this time

Please set the host type for AMS2xxx to Windows .

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
AMS2100
AMS2300
AMS2500
0860/c
0872/e
0885/a
0885/c
0885/d
0889b
0890h
0893


EMC

EMC Clariion
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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
4.29.000.5.006
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 IBM Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported



Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000. This product requires I/O to be quiesced during firmware upgrade

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
EMC Symmetrix
Supports Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000, 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 IBM Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Symmetrix copy services (SRDF etc.) can be used with IBM Storwize V7000. Refer to the following hint & tip for more information:

Data Encryption functionality is not supported with Storwize V7000.

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 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 Storwize V7000 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 Storwise V7000

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Note: host type should be set to Linux

Please refer to the N Series support site for further information on N Series
940
960
980
N3300
2859-A20
FAS2020A
N3600
2862-A20
FAS2050A
N3700
2863-A10
2863-A20
270
N5200
2864-A10
2864-A20
3020
N5300
2869-A10
2869-A20
3040
N5500
2865-A10
2865-A20
3050
N5600
2868-A10
2868-A20
3070
N6040
2858-A10
2858-A20
3140
N6060
2858-A12
2858-A22
3160
N6070
2858-A11
2858-A21
3170
N7600
2866-A10
2866-A20
6030
N7700
2866-A11
2866-A21
6040
N7800
2867-A10
2867-A20
6070
N7900
2867-A11
2867-A21
6080


Fujitsu Eternus


Type
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
3000
100
V20L86
V20L91
Yes
No
100D
V30L21
V30L27
200
V20L86
V20L91
400
600
300
V20L56
V10L61
500
700
300B
V20L56
V20L61
500B
700B
4000
100
V30L21
V30L27
300
V10L70
V11L33
400
500
600
8000
900
1100
1200
2100
2200
DX400
410
V20L50
440
DX8000
8100
8400
8700
DX
DX60
V10L50
DX80
DX90

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 Storwise V7000 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 500
3.4.3
Yes
No
RamSan 620
RamSan 630


Xiotech

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
Emprise 5000
1.2.C3.4
1.5.2
1.6.0
1.6.1
1.6.2
1.6.3
Yes
No


Nexsan

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
SATABeast
NT66
Yes
No


Compellent

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
Compellent
5.2.3
Yes
No
Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Compellent storage is not supported in NPIV mode with Storwize V7000

Compellent Advanced Functions are not supported with Storwize V7000

Switches

IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 configurations for the following uses:
1) iSCSI host attachment. Please refer to the iSCSI Host Attachment section for more information.
2) Links between two IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000
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
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
Fabric Switch
SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
Fabric Switch
SAN32B-2
Silkworm 4100
SAN64B-2
Silkworm 4900
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
SAN Switch F32
Silkworm 3900
EMC DS-32B2
Director
SAN Switch M14
Silkworm 24000
5.0.5e
5.0.5f
SAN Switch M12
Silkworm 12000
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
Fabric Switch
Silkworm 5000
SAN32B-3
20055KB
2499-384 ( SAN 768B )
2499-192 ( SAN 384B )
Director
Brocade DCX
Brocade DCX-4s
Brocade 300
Fabric Switch
Brocade 5100
Brocade 5300
Brocade Converged Network Switches
IBM
Brocade
Firmware
Class
Notes
B32
8000
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
Supported behind Brocade director class switches with Brocade CNA ( Combined Network Adapters )
Please see the OS tables above for support OS/CNA combinations


Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
Director
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
4.2.5
4.2.7a
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
2062-D04
2062-D07
Fabric Switch
2062-E11
2054-E11
9216 i
2053-424
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
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)
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
Supported behind core MDS switches with Qlogic CNA ( Combined Network Adapters )
Please see the OS tables above for support OS/CNA combinations
4.1(2)E1(1b)

McDATA

IBM Name for IBM Badged Switch
McDATA Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
IBM# for IBM Badged Switch
IBM# for McDATA Badged Switch
Other
EOSc
09.09.00
09.09.02
09.09.03
09.09.05
09.09.06
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-016
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-032
EMC DS-32M2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2031-216
IBM SAN32M-1
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2027-232
2031-232
IBM SAN24M-1
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-224
2031-224
IBM SAN16M-2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-416
IBM SAN32M-2
Sphereon Fabric Switch
2026-432
Intrepid Director
2032-064
EMC ED-64M
IBM SAN140M-1
Intrepid Director
2027-140
2032-140
EMC ED-140M
UPM and QPM Supported
IBM SAN256M
EOSn
09.09.00
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 Hardwar e & Software

Technologies for extending the distance between two IBM Storwize V7000 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
IBM Storwize V7000 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 IBM Storwize V7000 .

The following SAN Routers are supported for use with IBM Storwize V7000 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
N/A
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
QLogic 6142
2.4.4.3

VSS


Operating System
VSS
Note
Windows 2003

IBM Storwize V7000 Support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
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 6.1
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher
For information on configuring you browser to work with the IBM Storwize V7000 management GUI please visit the
IBM Storwize V7000 Information Ce nter
Configuring -> Checking your web browser settings for the management GUI
Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0

GPFS / RVSD Versions

AIX Level
GPFS
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.2
2.3 + 3.1 + 3.2
4.1
3.5
Persistent Reservations are not supported
5.3
2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4
4.1
N/A
6.1
3.2, 3.3 & 3.4
RHEL Level
GPFS
Note
5.1
3.2
Persistent Reservations are not supported
5.2
3.2
TotalStorage Productivity Center for Disk

TPC Level
Required IBM IBM Storwize V7000 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
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels, For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels, For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels, For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
Oracle
*Oracle Server Release
Minimum Operating System
Minimum IBM Storwize V7000 Level
Clustering Support
ASM
Note
10g
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
V4.1.0
Yes
Yes
Please visit the 6.1 IBM Storwize V7000 restrictions document for further information
11gR1 64bit
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3
AIX 6.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10

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More support for:

IBM Storwize V7000 (2076)
IBM Storwize V7000 (2076) 6.1

Version:

6.1

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

S1003703

Modified date:

2011-08-18

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