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V1.3 Supported Interoperability List for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

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Abstract

This document lists the supported environments for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified version 1.3

Content


Host Attachment

Block Storage
For block I/O, hosts can be attached to the Storwize V7000 control enclosure by Fibre Channel SAN or Ethernet iSCSI methods.

Refer to the following Storwize V7000 document for block storage interoperability information:



File Storage
For file I/O, hosts can be attached to the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Modules by 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Ethernet methods.

The following protocols are supported for file access:
  • Network File System (NFS)
    • NFSv3
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS)
    • Server Message Block (SMB) / CIFS
    • SMB2
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)

Notes:

  1. CIFS/SMB access is supported only for filesystems placed on Storwize V7000 internal storage.

  2. Refer to the following technote for known interoperability issues when using SMB2:
    Microsoft Office 2007/2010 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Clients Fail to Save Files

  3. Linux / CIFS support: Linux clients accessing file shares using the CIFS protocol with a version of CIFS prior to version 1.69 may experience data integrity problems in error recovery scenarios. It is strongly recommended that CIFS version 1.69 or higher is installed on Linux clients.

  4. AIX / NFS support: AIX clients accessing file shares using the NFS protocol may experience data integrity problems in error recovery scenarios. AIX customers should request the following APARs from AIX support:
    - AIX 6.1 : TL5 or later - APARs: IV07784, IV07918
    - AIX 7.1 : TL0 or later - APARs: IV08311, IV08310

  5. Windows / NFS support: Microsoft Windows clients accessing file shares using the NFS protocol over TCP may experience a loss of access during File Module failover scenarios. This issue occurs because the Windows NFS client does not transparently retry I/O if the connection is lost.

  6. VMware support:
    - VMware 5 is supported for file attachment to Storwize V7000 Unified.
    - VMware 4.x is currently not supported for file attachment to Storwize V7000 Unified.

  7. Please refer to the following restriction for software version 1.3.0.3 when using the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) with Microsoft Active Directory authentication:
    V1.3 Configuration Limits and Restrictions for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

Fibre Channel SAN Attachment
Refer to the following Storwize V7000 document for Fibre Channel SAN interoperability information:



External Storage Virtualization
Refer to the following Storwize V7000 document for external storage interoperability information:

V1.3 Configuration Limits and Restrictions for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified



Antivirus Software
The following antivirus software is supported for integrated use with Storwize V7000 Unified:

  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
  • Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) for Network Attached Storage (NAS) 5.2

File Backup/Restore Software
The following file backup/restore software is supported for integrated use with Storwize V7000 Unified:
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
    The Storwize V7000 Unified system can use built in Tivoli Storage Manager integration to act as a Tivoli Storage Manager client for backing up and restoring file systems.

    Tivoli Storage Manager client version 6.3.0 is integrated into the Storwize V7000 Unified 1.3 system.

    Every Tivoli Storage Manager server used in conjunction with the Storwize V7000 Unified integrated Tivoli Storage Manager client must be version compatible and supported. See IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server/Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations.

  • Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)
    The Storwize V7000 Unified system supports NDMP version 4 provided by compatible Data Management Applications (DMAs), including:
    • Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5.6 and later
    • EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker) 7.6.2 and later
    • CommVault Simpana 9


Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)
The following software is supported for integrated use with Storwize V7000 Unified:
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Space Management
    Refer to the Tivoli Storage Manager information above for software version information.

Note: Refer to the Configuration Limits and Restrictions for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified for more information.

Document information

More support for: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified (2073)
1.3

Version: 1.3

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: S1003911

Modified date: 02 May 2012