V6.4.x Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels for IBM Storwize V7000

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

The documents titled Supported Hardware List and Recommended Software Levels provide the operating systems, Host adapters, SAN fabric elements, RAID controllers and selected other hardware that have been tested or qualified by IBM. This page combines the previously separate Software and Hardware support matrices.

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

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

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

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

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

Content

Whilst IBM recommends these levels based upon the most recent testing, the following levels were tested against previous versions of Storwize V7000 and IBM will support the use of these levels with SVC V6.4.x

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


Additional Links
Last Updated
Previously Supported Levels
26 Apr 2012
Supported Drive Types
26 Apr 2012
Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations
18 Jan 2011
Storwize V7000 Code Compatibility
30 Mar 2012
Non Disruptive Volume Move
27 Aug 2014
Hosts
IBM SAN Volume Controller
06 Feb 2012
IBM AIX Fibre Channel
27 Aug 2014
IBM AIX FCoE
27 Aug 2014
IBM AIX iSCSI
27 Jan 2014
VIOS Fibre Channel
09 Sep 2014
VIOS FCoE
27 Aug 2014
IBM i Native Attach
26 Jun 2014
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO Fibre Channel
01 Jul 2014
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO FCoE
01 Jul 2014
Windows 2003 Server using MPIO iSCSI
27 Jun 2012
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO Fibre Channel
30 Jul 2014
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO FCoE
11 Jul 2014
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO iSCSI
27 Jun 2012
Windows 2012 Server using MPIO Fibre Channel
30 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 4.0 Fibre Channel *End of Life*
12 Feb 2014
Red Hat EL 5.0 Fibre Channel
16 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 5.0 FCoE
11 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 5.0 iSCSI
26 Nov 2013
Red Hat EL 6.0 Fibre Channel
16 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 6.0 FCoE
11 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 6.0 iSCSI
14 May 2014
Red Hat 6.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
04 Sep 2013
SLES 9 Fibre Channel *End of Life*
12 Feb 2014
SLES10 Fibre Channel
16 Jul 2014
SLES10 FCoE
11 Jul 2014
SLES11 Fibre Channel
16 Jul 2014
SLES11 FCoE
11 Jul 2014
SLES11 iSCSI
27 Jun 2012
SLES11 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
17 Apr 2013
Debian
15 Mar 2013
Novell OES2 Fibre Channel
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v1
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v2
07 Oct 2010
HP-UX 11i v3
04 Aug 2014
Sun Solaris 8 Fibre Channel *End of Life*
12 Feb 2014
Sun Solaris 9 Fibre Channel
13 Jun 2014
Sun Solaris 10 Fibre Channel
13 Jun 2014
Sun Solaris 10 FCoE
04 Jun 2011
Sun Solaris 10 iSCSI
08 Apr 2014
Sun Solaris 11 Fibre Channel
06 Aug 2014
Sun Solaris 11.1 Fibre Channel
06 Aug 2014
Novell Netware *End of Life*
12 Feb 2014
VMware SRM
15 Jul 2014
VMware VAAI
27 Jun 2012
VMware Fibre Channel
05 Jun 2014
VMware iSCSI
19 Mar 2014
VMware FCoE
19 Mar 2014
VMware5.1 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
17 Jan 2013
Tru64
07 Oct 2010
OpenVMS
05 Sep 2011
z/VSE
13 Jun 2014
z/VM
01 Sep 2014
Apple Mac OS X
27 Feb 2013
Citrix Xen Server Fibre Channel
09 Sep 2014
Support for BladeServer Configurations
07 Oct 2010
IBM Flex V7000 and General Flex Systems Support
24 Apr 2014
HS & LS Models
01 Jul 2014
JS Models
27 Aug 2014
HP Blade Servers
11 Jun 2014
Cisco UCS B & C Series Servers
08 Sep 2014
Storwize V3700
15 Feb 2013
Storwize V7000
09 Oct 2013
IBM FlashSystem
06 Dec 2013
DS3000
22 Jul 2014
DS4000
28 May 2014
DS5000
25 Oct 2013
DS6000
07 Oct 2010
DS8000
14 Nov 2013
IBM ESS
07 Oct 2010
NetApp
19 Aug 2014
DCS3700
22 Jul 2014
XIV
10 Sep 2014
HP
29 Apr 2014
HP 3PAR
18 Dec 2013
Hitachi Data Systems
29 Apr 2014
EMC
01 Sep 2014
Sun StorEdge
07 Oct 2010
StorageTek
07 Oct 2010
IBM N Series Filer and NetApp FAS
27 Aug 2014
Fujitsu Eternus
08 Aug 2013
Bull Storeway
06 Feb 2012
NEC iStorage
06 Feb 2012
Oracle Pillar Axiom
29 Nov 2013
Texas Memory Systems
06 Sep 2012
Toshiba
11 Sep 2014
Xiotech
19 Aug 2014
Nexsan
14 Oct 2013
Dell Compellent
16 Jul 2013
Violin Memory
19 Sep 2013
Huawei
01 Aug 2014
ISL Blades
07 Oct 2010
BladeCenter Supported Configurations
08 Feb 2013
Brocade FC
Brocade Converged Network Switches
14 Jul 2014
Cisco MDS
Cisco Nexus
10 Dec 2013
McDATA
12 Mar 2014
Qlogic
07 Oct 2010
Juniper QFabric
23 Jan 2013
Other Hardware & Software
Inter Cluster Fibre Extenders
13 Feb 2013
Inter Cluster SAN Routers
12 Jun 2014
IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
26 Apr 2013
VSS
12 Jul 2013
Management GUI
10 Jun 2011
GPFS / RVSD Versions
26 Mar 2014
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC)
30 Aug 2012
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM)
15 Jul 2014
Oracle
02 Sep 201 4
Previously Supported Levels

SVC Version
Previous Support Levels
6.3.x
V6.3 Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels for IBM Storwize V7000
6.2.x
IBM Storwize V7000 V6.2 Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels
6.1.x
IBM Storwize V7000 Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.1

Storwize V7000 Supported Drive Types

Storwize V7000 Supported Drive Types
Please follow this link for details on Supported Drive Types and Firmware Levels for Storwize V7000

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 Compatibility

Storwize V7000
Version

Storwize V7000 Non Disruptive Volume Move ( NDVM )

The following Fibre Channel attached host types are supported for non-disruptively moving a volume between I/O groups (control enclosures).


OS Version
NPIV or vSCSI
Multipathing
Clustering
Notes
AIX7.1 TL1 with VIOS 2.2.1.4 FP25-SP02
NPIV
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
Non Disruptive Volume Move may leave the same Volume mapped to different hosts in the same host cluster using different SCSI IDs. If the host cluster cannot tolerate this configuration then non disruptive move cannot be used.

For Host Clusters which cannot tolerate this condition users should quiesce their hosts, perform the NVDM steps to move the volumes to another IO group, reassign the SCSI IDs manually, then reconfigure and restart the hosts.
In SDDPCM 2.6.4.0, a new command "changeprefcntl" is introduced to solve the host limitation - "Preferred paths are not detected after moving a volume to a new I/O group. " in SDDPCM 2.6.3.2

iSCSI hosts are not supported.
SAN Boot is supported.
NPIV is supported
AIX7.1 TL2 with VIOS 2.2.2.2
vSCSI
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SAN Boot is supported.
vSCSI only.

NPIV is not supported in this configuration.
AIX7.1 TL2 with VIOS 2.2.1.1
NPIV
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
iSCSI hosts are not supported
NPIV is supported

SAN Boot Supported, boot path should be updated after NDVM

In NPIV configuration when RAW I/O is running over a disk, some enabled paths of that disk may get failed/invalid during NDVM. The failed/invalid paths will be recovered automatically by AIX path health check hence application I/O will not be impacted. Disks used by filesystem do not have such issue.
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
vSCSI only.

NPIV is not supported in this configuration.
AIX6.1 TL3 with VIOS 2.2.0.12-FP-24 SP-02
vSCSI
AIX7.1 with VIOS 2.2.x
vSCSI
AIXPCM with APAR IV42360
PowerHA 7.1 Supported
In NPIV configuration when RAW I/O is running over a disk, some enabled paths of that disk may get failed/invalid during NDVM. The failed/invalid paths will be recovered automatically by AIX path health check hence application I/O will not be impacted. Disks used by filesystem do not have such issue.

SVC host type should be changed to "TPGS"
Windows 2008
SDDDSM
Non Disruptive Volume Move may leave the same Volume mapped to different hosts in the same host cluster using different SCSI IDs. If the host cluster cannot tolerate this configuration then non disruptive move cannot be used.

For Host Clusters which cannot tolerate this condition users should quiesce their hosts, perform the NVDM steps to move the volumes to another IO group, reassign the SCSI IDs manually, then reconfigure and restart the hosts.
iSCSI hosts are not supported
RHEL6.1
DMMP
iSCSI hosts are not supported
RHEL6.2
DMMP
SLES11 SP1
DMMP
VMware ESxi5
Native
VAAI should be disabled & is not supported using NDVM with Storwize
Solaris10 u10
MPxIO
iSCSI hosts are not supported
SAN Boot is supported
Hewlett Packard B.11.31.1303
Native
iSCSI hosts are not supported
SAN Boot is supported


For all other host types, I/O should be quiesced when moving a volume.

Hosts

IBM SAN Volume Controller


Type
Version
Notes
IBM SAN Volume Controller
2145
5.1.0.8 or Higher


IBM AIX Fibre Channel
Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
FC 1905
FC 1910
FC 1977
FC 5716
FC 5273
FC 5276
FC 5758
FC 5759
FC 5773
FC 5774
FC EN0A
Driver included in Technology Level
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1



PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
6.1
7.1
Yes
System p

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


All supported Power Servers

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

AIX 7.1
Technology Level 1
Technology Level 2
Technology Level 3

For specific server / HBA combinations please refer to the IBM Power Systems Information Centre.


WPARs are supported with AIX 7.1
Please visit AIX support for information on configurations
AIXPCM
( AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Only )
No
No
Veritas DMP Version 5.0x

Veritas DMP Version 6.1
( Supported with AIX 6.1 TL7 and above & AIX 7.1 )


Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Version 5.0 & 5.0U1

Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Version 6.1
( Supported with AIX 6.1 TL7 and above & AIX 7.1 )
No
FC5735
FC5729
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
6.1
7.1
Yes
Minimum supported code levels : AIX 7.1 TL1, 6.1 TL7, VIOS 2.2.1
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
AIX 6.1 TL9
AIX 7.1 TL3



IBM AIX FCoE

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
FC8242
CNA
FC 8271
CNA
Driver included in Technology Level
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
No
No
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

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

AIX 7.1
Technology Level 1
Technology Level 2
Technology Level 3
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
FC5708
CNA

FC5270
FC EN0H
FC EN0J
AIX 6.1 TL9
AIX 7.1 TL3



IBM AIX iSCSI

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
N/A
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
No
No
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
AIX 5.3 TL12 & all versions of V6.1 & 7.1 supported via single path only.




IBM Virtual I/O Server ( VIOS ) Fibre Channel

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version



FC 1905
FC 1910
FC 1977
FC 5708
FC 5716
FC 5273
FC 5276
FC 5758
FC 5759
FC 5773
FC 5774
FC EN0A
Driver included in VIOS version
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1

AIXPCM
( AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Only )
No
Yes
FC5735
FC5729
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1

AIXPCM
Minimum supported code levels :
VIOS 2.2.1, IBM i 7.1TR3, i 6.1.1 (latest ML)
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
VIOS 2.2.3.x



IBM Virtual I/O Server ( VIOS ) FCoE

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipath Driver
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
FC8242
CNA
FC 8271
CNA
Driver included in Technology Level
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
No
No
VIOS 2.2.x
VIOS 2.2.1.x
VIOS 2.2.2.x
VIOS 2.2.3.x

Supported VIOS Clients
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information

Please see the following APAR when using the System i family OS
FC5708
CNA

FC5270
FC EN0H
FC EN0J
VIOS 2.2.3.x



IBMi Native Attach

Supported Server Model
HBA
HBA Driver
Fabric / Direct Attach
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Operating System Level
Notes

8Gb/s

FC5735
FC5273

4Gb/s

FC5774
FC5276
FC5749
Driver included in Technology Level
Fabric Attach
IBMi
PowerHA SystemMirror for i (5770-HAS)
Yes
IBM i 7.1 TR6
IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh PTF Group Level 6, along with permanently applied PTFs MF56600, MF56753, and MF56854 or Resave level RS-710-H

Please see this link for further product support.

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

4Gb/s

FC5774
FC5276
FC5749
Direct Attach


Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO) Fibre Channel

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
9.1.9.25

SDDDSM

2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.4.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

Veritas Storage Foundations Settings
The default setting of VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 is SCSI-2. However in Configurations with SVC or V7000 IBM recommends the use of SCSI-3 for native solution VCS + VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 (VSFW 5.1 HA) + DMPDSM or when using VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 with SDDDSM

Microsoft Virtual Server is supported.

Windows Server 2003 R2 Partners

Qlogic Fibre Channel cards are not supported attached to Cisco or Brocade FCF switches.
FC-2 133 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
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
2.50.007
SDDDSM

2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
Please visit the V6.4x Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters (MSCS)
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

Veritas Storage Foundations Settings
The default setting of VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 is SCSI-2. However in Configurations with SVC or V7000 IBM recommends the use of SCSI-3 for native solution VCS + VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 (VSFW 5.1 HA) + DMPDSM or when using VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 with SDDDSM

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
CNA Support
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
No
Yes
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
IBM
Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
42C1820
1010/1020
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
No

Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO) FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
49Y4250
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
Emulex Window Driver
N/A
No
No
39Y6146
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
2.50.007
SDDDSM
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
1010/1020
2.1.0.x
3.0.x.0
2.1.0.x
3.0.x.0
SDDDSM
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
No
No
1860


Windows 2003 Server (Using MPIO) iSCSI


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
MPIO
No
No
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP2
SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations e.g. PXE
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
1.0.0.1
N/A
MPIO
No
Yes
QLE-SR-CK 8042
For OCE10102-NX-X iSCSI SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot Configurations
Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled are hardware iSCSI initiators

Note iSCSI SAN Boot is not supported with Cisco Nexus 5010
Series Switch
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
Emulex iSCSI Storport Miniport Driver Version 2.102.348.0
2.103.269.30
MPIO
No
Yes
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X
( With iSCSI Personality enabled )


Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO) Fibre Channel


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

Please visit the V6.4 Software Restrictions document for information regarding Windows SAN Boot Clusters
(MSCS)
SAN Boot is not supported with Qlogic Driver 9.1.8.25
Intel/AMD
32 & 64 bit Editions

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

SP2
R2 SP1
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

Qlogic Fibre Channel cards are not supported attached to Cisco or Brocade FCF switches.
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

Please see the following link for advice on QLogic HBA Queue Depth settings

Veritas Storage Foundations Settings.
The default setting of VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 is SCSI-2. However in Configurations with SVC or V7000 IBM recommends the use of SCSI-3 for native solution, VCS + VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 (VSFW 5.1 HA) + DMPDSM or when using VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 with SDDDSM.

Cluster Shared Volumes
are supported with Hyper-V
FC-2 133 24P0960
FC2-133 24P8053
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
39M5894
QLA2460
BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.00.02
STOR Miniport
9.1.4.15
9.1.7.16
9.1.7.18
9.1.8.25
9.1.9.25
9.1.9.27
9.1.11.20
9.1.11.24
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
No
39M5895
QLA2462
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
39R6525
QLE2460
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
39R6527
QLE2462
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.02.00
IBM
Emulex
Storport Driver
2.00a12
2.10a4
** 2.10a7
2.20.006
** 2.32.002
2.42a0 ** 2.50.007 2.74.014.001

** Please see flash in Notes section.
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
Yes
Yes

Please visit the V6.4 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 following flash for details on known issues with device drivers



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

Veritas Storage Foundations Settings
The default setting of VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 is SCSI-2. However in Configurations with SVC or V7000 IBM recommends the use of SCSI-3 for native solution VCS + VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 (VSFW 5.1 HA) + DMPDSM or when using VERITAS Storage Foundation 5.1 with SDDDSM
LP9802DC
LP1050, LP1050DC
LP1050Ex, LP1050ExDC
LP10000, LP10000DC
LP10000ExDC
LP1005DCCM2
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
No
N/A
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
LP11000, LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
2.50a6
2.72a2
2.82a3
LPe11000, LPe11002
LPe1150
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
1.10a5
1.11a5
2.00a3
2.01A11
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
1.1.0.x
** 2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
1.1.0.x
** 2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
SDDDSM
2.4.2.1-2
2.4.2.2-3
2.4.3.1-1
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
MSCS
Yes
Intel/AMD
32 & 64 bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
SP2
R2 SP1
N/A
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
42C1820
1010/1020
** 2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
** 2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
No



Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO) FCoE


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
Intel/AMD
Windows 2008 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
SP2
R2 SP1
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
42C1820
1010/1020
3.0.0
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.0.0
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
SDDDSM
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
No
No
1860
3.0.0
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.0.0
3.0x.0
3.1.0.1
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
SDDDSM
2.4.3.1-2
2.4.3.3-2
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
No
No
QLE8152


Windows 2008 Server (Using MPIO) iSCSI


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
MPIO
No
No
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
1.0.0.1
N/A
MPIO
No
Yes
SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations e.g. PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
Emulex iSCSI Storport Miniport Driver Version 2.102.348.0
2.103.269.30
MPIO
No
Yes
Intel/AMD
Windows 2003 32 & 64bit Editions
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition

SP2
R2 SP1
For OCE10102-NX-X iSCSI SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot Configurations
Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled are hardware iSCSI initiators

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


Windows 2012 Fibre Channel


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Hypervisor
Platform & OS Version
Comments
IBM
Qlogic
SDDDSM
2.4.3.3-5
2.4.3.4-4
2.4.3.5-3
Yes
Yes

Hyper-V with guests

Windows 2003, Windows 2008
Windows 2012
SLES11

Please visit the Storwize V7000 Information Center for configuration details & Guidelines for Hyper-V
Intel/AMD
Windows 2012 All Editions

Windows 2012 R2
Please see the following link for advice on QLogic HBA Queue Depth settings

SCVMM is supported on Storwize V7000 6.4.1.5 and higher
42D0510
QLe2562
BIOS 3.13 Firmware 5.06.05

BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.00.02
9.1.10.26
9.1.11.24
42D0501
QLe 2560
39R6527
QLe 2462
39R6525
QLe 2460
00Y3337
QLe2660
BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.02.00
00Y3341
QLe2662
IBM
Emulex
42D0494
LPe12002
BIOS 5.10a2 Firmware 2.01a4

BIOS 5.12a12 Firmware 2.01a11
2.72.205.004
2.74.014.001
42D0485
LPe12000
42C2071
LPe11002
42C2069
LPe11000
81Y1655
LPe16000
Firmware 1.1.55.0
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
46M6050
BR-825
BIOS 3.1.0.1 Firmware 3.1.0.1

BIOS 3.2.0.0 Firmware 3.2.0.0
3.1.0.1
3.2.0.0
46M6049
BR-815
59Y1987
BR-415
59Y1993
BR-425
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR 1860-2


Red Hat Server 4.0 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
FC-2 P/N 19K1246
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
8.01.06
8.01.07-d4
8.02.08
8.02.09-d0-RHEL4.7-04
(RHEL4.7 Distro)
8.02.14.01
8.02.09.00.04.08-D
(RHEL4.8 Distro)
Device Mapper Multipath
Red Hat Cluster server
Steeleye Lifekeeper 7.0
Yes
32 & 64 bit systems

U7 Kernel 2.6.9.78.0.1
U8 Kernel 2.6.9.89


Please visit the Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Linux Host Settings
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
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 Fibre Channel

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

Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
Device Mapper Multipath
Red Hat Cluster server
Steeleye Lifekeeper 7.0
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
5.0 Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5
U1 Kernel 2.6.18-53.el5
U2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18.238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18.274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported


Please visit the Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Linux Host Settings




KVM is 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
5.03.16
00Y3337
QLE2660
00Y3341
QLE2662
IBM
Emulex
8.1.10.3
8.2.0.22
8.2.0.33
8.2.0.33.3p
8.2.0.48.2p
8.2.0.63.3p
8.2.0.87.1p
8.2.0.96.2p
1.91a5
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
Veritas DMP

5.0 MP4-RP1
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Veritas Storage Foundation HA

5.0 MP4-RP1
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
2.82a3
LP12000
LP12002
81Y1655
LPe16000
81Y1662
LPe16002
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
No
Yes
IBM System z
V5.2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.el5

Supported Machines:
System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
IBM
Emulex
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM System p
5.0 Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5
U1 Kernel 2.6.18-53.el5
U2 Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18.238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18.274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
5716
LP10000
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
5758
5759
5749 (IBM System i)
LP11002
LP11000
LP11002
LP11002
2.71x4
5735
LPe12002
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18.238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18.274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5




Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5 FCoE


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
U3 Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18.274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000 /VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
42C1820
Brocade 1010/1020
CNA
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.3.0
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.3.0
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
Brocade 1860
3.0.0
3.0.3.0
3.0.0
3.0.3.0
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM Emulex
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
No
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
8.2.0.96
N/A
Device Mapper Multipath





Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5 iSCSI


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
U4 Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5
U5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.el5
U6 Kernel 2.6.18.238.el5
U7 Kernel 2.6.18.274.el5
U8 Kernel 2.6.18-308.el5
U9 Kernel 2.6.18-348.el5
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
Yes
0102-NX-X, iSCSI SAN Boot supported in Network Boot Configurations. 2.Oce10102-I & Oce10102-N-X with iSCSI personality enabled, are hardware iSCSI
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )



Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
QLogic
8.03.04.12.06.0-k0
04.06.02
Device Mapper Multipath

Veritas DMP 6.1
RHEL 6 Cluster Server

Veritas Cluster Server Version 6.1
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

V6.0 Kernel 2.6.32-71.el6
V6.1 Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15
V6.2 Kernel 2.6.32-220
V6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279
V6.4 Kernel 2.6.32-358
V6.5 Kernel 2.6.32-431



39M5894
39M5895
39R6525
39R6527
QLe2460
QLe2462
QLe2460
QLe2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLe2560
QLE2562
05.04.01
00Y3337
QLe2660
00Y3341
QLe2662
IBM
Emulex
8.3.5.35
2.82a4
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LP12000
LP12002
1.11a5
81Y1655
LPe16000
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
3.0.0.0
3.1.0.1
3.0.0.0
3.1.0.1
DMMP
RHEL 6 Cluster Server
46M6049
815
46M6050
825
IBM
Emulex
5716
LP10000
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
Power Systems

V6.0 Kernel 2.6.32-71.el6
V6.1 Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15
V6.2 Kernel 2.6.32-220
V6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279
V6.4 Kernel 2.6.32-358
V6.5 Kernel 2.6.32-431
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
5758
5759
5749 (IBM System i)
LP11002
LP11000
LP11002
LP11002
5735
LPe12002
IBM
FC3319 SX/LX
FC 3320 SX/LX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324


Ficon Express 8, 10km LX: #3325
Ficon Express 8, SX: #3326
Ficon Express8S SX: #0410
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
System z

V6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.s390x

Supported Machines:
System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z890 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z196 - IBM 2817
System z z114 - IBM 2818
System z zEC12 - IBM 2827
System z z9-109
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

V6.1 Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15
V6.2 Kernel 2.6.32-220
V6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279
V6.4 Kernel 2.6.32-358
V6.5 Kernel 2.6.32-431
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
V-8.03.07.13.06.0-k
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM
QLogic
42C1800
QLE8142
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 iSCSI

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

V6.1 Kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15

V6.2 Kernel 2.6.32-220

V6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
No
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
No
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )



Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 Direct Attach

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL6.1
RHEL6.2
RHEL6.3
Minimum Supported Storwize V7000 version 6.4.1
HBA should be set to point to point only
LPe12000
8.3.5.45.4p
2.01A4 (U3D2.01A4), sli-3
DMMP
No
No
LPe12002
Qlogic
QLe2560
8.03.07.05.06.2-k
5.06.02 (90d5)
DMMP
No
No
QLe2562
Brocade
815
3.1.0.1
3.1.0.1
DMMP
No
No
825


SLES 9 Novell/SuSE *End of Life*


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

Linux HA- Heartbeet 1.2.5
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SP3
2.6.5-7.276 Kernel
SP4
2.6.5-7.308 Kernel
2.6.5-7.311 Kernel
2.6.5-7.312 Kernel
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
8.0.16.27
8.0.16.34
8.0.16.40
8.0.16.44
LP9002
LP9802
Veritas DMP
VSFHA 5.0
No
LP10000
LP10000DC
2.50a6
2.72a2
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
LPe1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
LPe1150
LPe12002
IBM
No
No
System P
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
FC5716 / FC1977
FC 2315 LX / SX
FC 2318 LX / SX
FC 2319 LX / SX
FC 2320 LX / SX
FC 3319 LX / SX
FC 3320 LX / SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX: #3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324
zfcp
Supported Machines:

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z9-109
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE Fibre Channel

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
6.0
6.0.1
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.0 & 5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms

SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11002
LP1150
LPe11000
LPe11002
Device Mapper Multipath
Native Cluster with Heartbeat / Stonith version
Yes
LPe12002-M8
1.10A5 (U3D1.10A5)
81Y1655
LPe16000
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
4.04.09
( BIOS 2.02)

4.04.09
(BIOS 2.10)
QLA2340
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
00Y3337
QLE2660
00Y3341
QLE2662
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX:#3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324


Ficon Express 8, 10km LX: #3325
Ficon Express 8, SX: #3326
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM System z
System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z800 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z196 - IBM 2817
System z zEC12 - IBM 2827
System z z9-109
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
Please visit System z for Service Pack levels
IBM
SDD
No
No
IBM System p
SP1
2.6.16.46-0.12-ppc64
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-ppc64
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5- ppc64
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1- ppc64
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759
IBM
Brocade
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SP2
2.6.16.60-0.21-smp
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.103.1-smp
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 425
Brocade 815
Brocade 825


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
1010/1020
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SLES10 SP4

Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000 /VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SLES10 SP4


SLES 11

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
8.2.8.14
2.a2a4
Device Mapper Multipath

Veritas Storage Foundation HA Version 6.1 DMP
High-Availability-Extension / OpenAIS
( HAE - native cl uster )

Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Veritas Cluster Server Version 6.1
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11 U0
SLES11U1
( With latest Patches )
SLES11SP2
LP10000
LP10002
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
42C2071
LPe11002
FV 2.50a6
US1.00a12
42D0485
42D0494
LP12000
LPe12000
LPe12002
81Y1655
LPe16000
8.3.7.29
1.1.43.12
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
8.02.01.03.11.0-k9
v3.03.27
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
4.06.02
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
00Y3337
QLE2660
8.04.00.07.10.3-k
6.03.00
00Y3341
QLE2662
IBM
Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 425
Brocade 815
Brocade 825
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1
42C1820
Brocade 1010/1020
IBM
FC5716
FC1977
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM Power Systems

SLES11SP1
Kernel 2.6.32.59-0.7.1
SLES11SP2
Kernel 3.0.42-0.7-default
SLES11SP3
Kernel 3.0.76-0.11.1
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759
IBM
FC 2319 LX
FC 2320 SX
Ficon Express 4, 10km LX:#3321
Ficon Express 4, SX: #3322
Ficon Express 4, 4km LX: #3324


Ficon Express 8, 10km LX: #3325
Ficon Express 8, SX: #3326
Ficon Express8S SX: #0410
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM System z

SLES11SP1
Kernel 2.6.32.59-0.7.1
SLES11SP2
Kernel 3.0.42-0.7-default
SLES11SP3
Kernel 3.0.76-0.11.1

System z z800 - IBM 2066
System z z890 - IBM 2086
System z z900 - IBM 2064
System z z990 - IBM 2084
System z z114 - IBM 2818
System z z196 - IBM 2817
System z zEC12 - IBM 2827
System z z9-109
System z z10 2097-E12
System z z10 2097-E26
System z z10 2097-E40
System z z10 2097-E56
System z z10 2097-E64
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No

SLES 11 FCoE


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

SLES11 SP1
SLES11SP2
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000 /VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
1860
3.1.0.1
3.1.0.1
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
42C1820
1010/1020
IBM
Emulex
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
No
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
8.3.5.48.2p
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No



SLES 11 iSCSI

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
SLES11 U0
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
2.1.4-NAPI
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
2.103.269.28 (be2net)
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

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

SLES11 SP2 Direct Attach
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
Minimum Supported Storwize V7000 version 6.4.1
HBA should be set to point to point only
LPe12000
LPe12002
8.3.5.48.2p
2.01A4 (U3D2.01A4), sli-3
DMMP
No
No
Qlogic
QLe2560
QLe2562
8.03.07.07-k
5.06.03(90d5)
DMMP
No
No
Brocade
815
825
3.1.0.1
3.1.0.1
DMMP
No
No


Debian Fibre Channel

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


Novell OES2/Xen


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS level
Notes
Emulex
device-mapper-1.02.13-6.9
multipath-tools-0.4.7-34.18
No Guest OS can be clustered
Boot support for guest operating systems & Servers
Xen hypervisor 3.0.4_13138-0.40
Paravirtualized OES 2 Linux (kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12-xenpae)
Paravirtualized OES 2 NetWare 6.5 SP7
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
Guest OS
Paravirtualized SLES 10 SP1 - Domain 0 (kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12-xenpae)


Paravirtualized RHEL AS5u1 (kernel 2.6.18-53.el5xen)
LPe11002



11i v1 for PA-RISC (64-bit only) Fibre Channel

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 Fibre Channel

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

Please visit this Flash if using Oracle ASM with HPUX
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 Fibre Channel
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform & OS Version
A6795A
A5158A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0803
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0809
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0812
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
HP Native Multipath

Veritas DMP
Yes
ServiceGuard
11.18
11.19
11.20
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit)
& HP Itanium Servers
HP requires a disk mapped at LUN0 in order to support CCL (Command Control LUN) and for disk discovery to take place
HWEnable11i(B.11.31.0803.318a)
FEATURE11i(B.11.31.0803.318b)
QPKAPPS(B.11.31.0803.318a)
QPKBASE(B.11.31.0803.318a)


Please visit this Flash if using Oracle ASM with HPUX
AB378A
AB378B
AB379A
AB379B
AB465A
AD193A
AD194A
A9782A
A9784A
A6826A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0803
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0809
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0812
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
AD300A
FibreChannel-00 B.11.31.0903
No
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.0 MP2
6.0

Veritas Cluster Server VCS5.0MP2HF2
6.0

Please use the following asl-apm package

AH400A
AH401A
FibreChannel-00 B11.31.1003
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.1103
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.1403
ServiceGuard
11.19
11.20
AH403A
FibreChannel-02 B.11.31.1103


SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8 (32 and 64 bit Sparc) Fibre Channel *End of Life*

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

QLogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
MPxIO
(included in SAN package)
No
No
Sparc
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.


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

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

QLogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)


Supplied with SAN package which includes the drivers Select StorageTek SAN 4.4.x on this link.
Supplied with SAN package
Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
No
SFHA/SFRAC
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Sparc
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(IBM Storwize V7000Supports 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
5.1
6.0
6.0.1

No
SFHA/SFRAC
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1 & 3.2
(IBM Storwize V7000 Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters)


SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit) Fibre Channel

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
Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
SPARC: Yes
( requires kernel patch 118833-36 and qlc driver 119130-33 + 125166-05)
x86: No
SFHA/SFRAC
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Sparc &
x86
Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1

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

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package



Yes
SUN Cluster
3.1
3.3
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc
SUN Cluster 3.2
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Sparc: Yes
x86: No
SFHA/SFRAC
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Sparc &
x86
Brocade
415
425
815
825
3.0.3.0
h
No
No
Sparc &
x86


SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit) FCoE


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
IBM
Emulex
49Y4250
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
No
39Y6146
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
145953-06
N/A
MPxIO
No
No
SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit) iSCSI

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Any Software NIC
N/A
N/A
MPxIO
No
No
Sparc & x86_x64
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
Driver installed with OS: Driver Name: qlc Driver Version: 20100301-3.00
03.05.02
MPxIO
No
SPARC (SunOS 5.10 Generic_142909-17)
Sparc & x86_x64
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
If not readily available – Download Drivers Here
MPxIO
No
SPARC (SunOS 5.10 Generic_142909-17)
Sparc & x86_x64
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X (with iSCSI Personality enabled )

SunOS 5.11/Solaris 11 (64 bit) Fibre Channel

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

Qlogic
(qlc driver)
SG-QF8xxx 8GB

Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
MPxIO

Veritas DMP 6.1
No
Sun Cluster 4.0
Sparc
Only 2 nodes supported with SCSI-2 Reservations
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP
QLE2562
No
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sparc & x86_x64
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP

SG-XPCIxxx 8GB


371-4325-01
Yes
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sparc
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8
Yes
PRIMECLUSTER V4.3
Sparc
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
version 3.0

Minimum SVC Version 6.4.1.5

Only 2 nodes supported with SCSI-2 Reservation
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)

SG-XPCIxxx 4GB

SG-XPCIxxx 8GB
No
Sun Cluster 4.0
Sparc
Only 2 nodes supported with SCSI-2 Reservation
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP
LPe11002
LPe12002


No
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sparc & x86_x64
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP
LPe11002-S
LPe12002-S
Yes
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sparc
VCS 6.1 with Veritas DMP


SunOS 5.11/Solaris 11.1 (64 bit) Fibre Channel

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

Qlogic
(qlc driver)
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8-Z

QLE2562
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
MPxIO
No
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sparc & x86_x64
Only 2 nodes supported with SCSI-2 Reservations
371-4325-01
Yes
Sparc
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM4-Z
SG-XPCIE2FC-EM8-Z

LPe11002
LPe12002


No
Sparc & x86_x64
LPe11002-S
LPe12002-S
Yes
Sparc


Novell Netware 6.5 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
QLogic
QLA2310/F
QLA2310/FL
Native Netware Multipathing Driver
Novell Cluster Services
v1.7 & V1.84
No
IA32_Based Servers
(32 bit)
6.5 SP6
IBM has seen an issue with path recovery after a node has been removed from the 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
Protocol
ESX Version
SRA Version
Notes
5.x
Fibre Channel
5.0
2.3.0
SRA code can be downloaded from
IBM Fix Central
Please apply all maintenance recommended by server vendor.
Please apply all recommended VMware maintenance.
Supported guest environments must align with VMware support statements.
Clustered Windows guest environments are currently not supported.
5.01
5.1
5.5
iSCSI
5.0
5.01
5.1
5.5


VMware vStorage API for Array Integration ( VAAI )

VAAI Version
Notes
1.2


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


ESX
Host Bus Adapter
Guest OS
Multipathing
Note
Additional information
V4.0 *End of Life*
V4.0U1 *End of Life*
V4.0U2 *End of Life*
V4.1 *End of Life*
V4.1U1 *End of Life*
V5.0, U1, U2 & U3
V5.1
V5.5
Supported Fibre Channel adapters Listed in the VMware I/O compatibility guide
VMware Native Multipathing


VMware ( ESX/ESXi ) iSCSI

Version
Host Bus Adapter
Guest OS
SAN Boot
Multipathing
Notes
VMware ESX & ESXi 4.1 and 4.1U1 *End of Life*
VMware ESXi 5.0, U1, U2 & U3
5.1 & 5.5

1Gbps and 10Gbps iSCSI
N/A
Supported with Software initiator only

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

Storwize V7000 Version 6.3.0.1 supports multi session VMware iSCSI. Earlier 6.x Versions support single session only

Mutual CHAP is not supported

For Further information on VMware iSCSI Support
Please Visit the VMware iSCSI Errata

VMware FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Guest OS
Notes
Emulex
VMware Native Multipathing
(see note)
VMware HA
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
vSphere/ESXi 5.0, U1, U2 & U3
Storwize V7000 version 6.4.1.5 & above

Fixed & Round Robin Multipathing are supported.
OCE10102
8.2.2.1-18vmw
4.2.324.30
Qlogic
QLE8142
901.k1.1-14vmw
5.07.00
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

vSphere/ESXi 5.5
OCE10102
10.0.575.10
4.6.281.8
Qlogic
QLE8142
902.k1.1-12vmw
5.07.00

VMware5.1 Direct Attach


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems
Minimum Supported Storwize V7000 version 6.4.1
HBA should be set to point to point only
LPe12000
LPe12002
8.2.2.121.45
2.01A4 (US2.01A4)
NMP
No
No
Qlogic
QLe2560
901.k1.1-14vmw
5.03.15 (d5)
NMP
No
No
QLe2562
Brocade
815
3.1.0.1
3.1.0.1
NMP
No
No
825


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 V7000 Volume Expansion and contraction is not supported


Minimum supported IBM Storwize V7000 level 6.2.0.3.
Please refer to the following documentation regarding requirements when upgrading to 6.2.0.3 from earlier versions of IBM Storwize V7000.
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 Expansion and contraction is not supported.


Minimum supported IBM Storwize V7000 level 6.2.0.3.
Please refer to the following documentation regarding requirements when upgrading to 6.2.0.3 from earlier versions of IBM Storwize V7000.
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


z/VSE

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


z/VM

IBM
Platform
Notes
z/VM 5.4.0 and later supports Emulated Device (EDEVICE) attachment for all EDEVICE use including paging, spooling, minidisks, and system IPL.

z/VM 5.4.0 and later also supports guest attachment via dedicated FCP subchannels.
System z
The following z/VM PTFs are required for EDEVICE use:
5.4.0 - UM32870, UM32716
6.2.0+ - N/A

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.


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

Operating System
HostBus Adapter
ATTO Multipathing/
HBA Driver
ATTO Configuration Tool
Fcode/BIOS Version
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
1.27MP
3.32
2008_08_26
Atto Multipath Driver Version 1.27MP

Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2008_08_26
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
3.38
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 1.32MP


Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28
No
No
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.8
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
2.04MP
4.08
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 2.04MP


Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28
No
No
You must save the initial configuration
with the ATTO Config Tool after initial setup


Citrix XenServer Fibre Channel

Host Bus
Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
Clustering
San Boot
Platform & OS Version
Guest OS
Notes
QLogic
Suppiled with OS
Built into Citrix XenServer
DMMP
No
No
XenServer Enterprise Edition
V5.5 *EoL
V5.6 FP1
For Guest Operating System support please refer to Citrix
QLE2460
QLE2462
Emulex
Citrix HA Cluster
Yes
XenServer EE V5.6 FP2
LPe11002
QLogic
XenServer
V6.1 HA
QLE2562
Emulex
LPe12002


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:

IBM Flex V7000 and General Flex Systems Support

For IBM Flex V7000 and general Flex Systems support please consult the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center


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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
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
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
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2008
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
Please follow the driver link for BIOS levels
SDDDSM 2.2.0.0-11 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.0.0-9 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.1-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.1.2-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.0-1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.2.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDS M 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 4.0
U4 through U8
(32 and 64 bit)

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



IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
Yes
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
VSF 4.1 with Maintenance Pack 3 (MP3)
(consisting of ASL, APM and DMP fix for SAN.VC array)
No
Supported with 32bit platforms only
VSF 5.0 HA Maintenance
Pack 3
Device Mapper Multipath
RHEL Cluster Server
Yes
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 through U9
(32 and 64 bit)
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462




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

Emulex
( 2.72a2
2.82a3 )
device-mapper-multipath
RedHat Cluster Server
Yes
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
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
No
Veritas DMP
(RedHat 5.2 through 5.9)
Veritas Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP3
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI timout value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
SLES 9
(32 and 64 bit)

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


BM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
I
Qlogic
8.01.06

Emulex
8.0.16.46
SDD 1.6.3.0-5
SDD 1.6.3.0-6
SDD 1.6.3.0-7
SDD 1.6.3.0-8


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

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

Linux-HA Heartbeat 1.2.5
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
No
Veritas DMP
VSF 5.0 HA Maintenance Pack 3
No
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
device-mapper-multipath
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Yes
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

IBM Storwize V7000 Supports two node Native Clusters
HPDM Multipathing
ServiceGuard A.11.18.00
No
Veritas DMP 6.0
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.0 MP3
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
SLES 11
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462

BM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
High-Availability-Extension /
OpenAIS (HAE - native cluster)
sle-hae-release-11-1.12
openais-0.80-3-26.1
Yes
(see notes)
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 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
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, 00Y3270, 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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDD SM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
IBM Storwize V7000 supports up to 8 Windows 2003 nodes per MSCS cluster
Yes
( Yes with 9.1.8.35
on 44X1940, 00Y3270, 44X1945 & 46M6065 Only )

Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows

With 90Y3566 & 90Y3550+ the BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (PN 46C7191) and QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (PN 46M6172) are required components.
PN 90Y3550 must be upgraded with PN 49Y4265 (Advanced Upgrade). pNIC mode only when used with the IBM Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909) pNIC or vNIC1 mode when used with the IBM BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (P/N 46C7191)
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 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
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, 00Y3270, 44X1945 & 46M6065 Only )
(STORport)


Qlogic CNA
9.1.8.26
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
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)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-2 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.3.5-3 (Uses MPIO)
Yes
Yes

No San Boot with 00Y3280
With 90Y3566 & 90Y3550+ the BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (PN 46C7191) and QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (PN 46M6172) are required components.
PN 90Y3550 must be upgraded with PN 49Y4265 (Advanced Upgrade). pNIC mode only when used with the IBM Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909) pNIC or vNIC1 mode when used with the IBM BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (P/N 46C7191)
Windows 2012
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
Firmware 5.06.05/
BIOS 3.13
Hyper-V Failover Cluster
Yes
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4
U5 through U8
*End of Life*
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
Emulex
8.0.16.40

Qlogic
In Distro Driver
Veritas DMP
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
No
Device Mapper Multipath
RHEL Cluster Server
Yes
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 5.9
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min RHEL 5.6 )
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
Red Hat Cluster Server
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
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
With 90Y3566 & 90Y3550+ the BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (PN 46C7191) and QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (PN 46M6172) are required components.
PN 90Y3550 must be upgraded with PN 49Y4265 (Advanced Upgrade). pNIC mode only when used with the IBM Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909) pNIC or vNIC1 mode when used with the IBM BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (P/N 46C7191)
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
No
Veritas DMP
(RedHat 5.2 through 5.9)
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability
5.0 & v5.1
6.0 & 6.0.1
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI time out value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
SLES 9
*End of Life*
IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
Linux-HA Heartbeat 1.2.5
Steeleye Lifekeeper 6.3.0
Steeleye Lifekeeper V7
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
Veritas DMP
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability v5.0 & v5.1
No
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 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min SP3 )
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
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

IBM Storwize V7000 Supports two node Native Clusters
With 90Y3566 & 90Y3550+ the BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (PN 46C7191) and QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (PN 46M6172) are required components.
PN 90Y3550 must be upgraded with PN 49Y4265 (Advanced Upgrade). pNIC mode only when used with the IBM Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909) pNIC or vNIC1 mode when used with the IBM BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (P/N 46C7191)
VeritasDMP
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability
5.0 & 5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
SLES 11
SLES11 SP1
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 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572

IBM 00Y3280 - Qlogic QMI8142
2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter (CFFh)


IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min SP1 )
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
High-Availability-Extension /
OpenAIS (HAE - native cluster)
sle-hae-release-11-1.12
openais-0.80-3-26.1
Yes
(see notes)
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
With 90Y3566 & 90Y3550+ the BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (PN 46C7191) and QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (PN 46M6172) are required components.
PN 90Y3550 must be upgraded with PN 49Y4265 (Advanced Upgrade). pNIC mode only when used with the IBM Brocade Converged 10GbE Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909) pNIC or vNIC1 mode when used with the IBM BNT 10 Port 10Gb Ethernet Switch Module (P/N 46C7191)
VMware ESX
( Please See VMware tables for supported ESX levels
& Guest OS )
IBM 24R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
For HBA Support Please see
VMware I/O compatibility guide

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

JS Power Models


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
Red Hat EL 6
(through update 3)
System P
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
SLES 10
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Driver included in TL Level
SDDPCM 2.6.0.3
SDDPCM 2.6.1.0
SDDPCM 2.6.3.2
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
HACMP
6.1
7.1
Yes
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 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
RHEL4
*End of Life*
SLES8
*End of Life*
AIX 5.3 TL12
EOL: extended service contract only.
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 6.1
AIX 7.1
SLES8
*End of Life*

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

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
Driver included in TL Level
Please see OS tables for latest support
SLES10
Driver included in distro
Red Hat 4.6
Red Hat 4.7
*End of Life*
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
Please 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 QMI3472 FC 8252

IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572 FC 8271

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582 FC 8242

IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv FC8240

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

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

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

IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572 FC 8271

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582 FC 8242

IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv FC8240

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

AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
Driver included in TL Level
Driver included in VIOS version


Cisco UCS B & C Series Servers

OS HBA HBA Driver Protocol Multipathing Clustering SAN Boot Notes
Windows enterprise server 2008 SP1
M81KR
2.0.1d
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2

MSDSM 6.1.7600.16385
Microsoft Failover Cluster
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Enterprise R2 Service Pack 1
M81KR
2.0.1d
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2
Microsoft Failover Cluster
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Enterprise R2 Service Pack 1
VIC1280
2.1.0.20
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5
Microsoft Failover Cluster
Yes
Hyper-V Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 SP1
VIC1280
2.2.0.17
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.1-2
No
Yes
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
6.2.9200 Build 9200
VIC1280
2.2.0.17
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.3-5
No
Yes
Hyper-V Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
6.2.9200 Build 9200
VIC1280
(UCS-VIC-M82-8P).
M81KR
2.3.0.12
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
Microsoft Failover Cluster
Yes
Redhat enterprise Linux 5 update 8
M81KR
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
Native DMMP
No
Yes
Redhat enterprise Linux 5 update 8
VIC 1240
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
DMMP 0.4.7-48.el5.x86_64
RHCS5.8
Yes
Redhat enterprise Linux 6 update 2
M81KR
8.03.07.05.06.2-k
FC/FCoE
Native DMMP
No
Yes
Redhat enterprise Linux 6 update 3
VIC 1240
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
DMMP 0.4.9-56.el6.x86_64
RHCS6.3
Yes
Redhat enterprise Linux 6 update 3
M81KR
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
DMMP 0.4.9-56.el6.x86_64
No
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
VIC 1240
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
multipath tools 0.4.9-0.60.1
No
Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
VIC 1240
M81KR
1.5.0.2
FC/FCoE
DMMP 1.02.63-18.25.1
Novell Cluster Services 2.1.0
Yes
VMWARE ESX4.0 U2
M81KR
1.3.0.182
FC/FCoE
Native Default
No
No
VMWARE ESX4.1 u1
M72KR-E
SCSI 8.2.1.126.50
FC/FCoE
Native Default
No
Yes
VMware ESX 4.1.0 build-800380
VIC 1240
1.5.0.1
FC/FCoE
Native DMMP
VMWARE HA
Yes
VMware ESXi5 build 469512
M81KR
1.5.0.3
FC/FCoE
Native DMMP
No
No
VMware ESXi5 U1
VIC 1240
scsi-fnic 1.5.0.22-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
FC/FCoE
Native Default
VMWARE HA
Yes
VMware ESXi 5.0 U1
VIC 1280
scsi-fnic1.5.0.3-1vmw .500.0.0.469512
FC/FCoE
Native Default
No
Yes



HP Blade Servers

Hewlett Packard C Class Blade Servers

FCoE

Operating system
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Clustering
Multipathing
Notes
Windows Server 2003 SP1 & SP2
NC553i
2.70.018
4.1.450.7
No
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
HBA NodeTimeOut on HP branded Emulex adapters with Windows OS should be set to 3 seconds.
MSCS
VCS 5.1 SP2
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
DMPDSM
Windows Server 2008 R2 & SP1
NC553i
554FLB
2.74.009.001
4.2.401.6
No
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
MSCS
VCS 5.1 SP2
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
DMPDSM
Windows Server 2012
NC553i
554FLB
2.74.009.001
4.2.401.6
No
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
MSCS
VCS 6.0.2
RHEL 5.x
NC553i
554FLB
8.2.0.108.4p
4.2.401.6
No
DMMP
VCS
5.1SP1RP4
6.0.1
Veritas DMP
5.1SP1RP4
6.0.1
RHEL 6.x
NC553i
554FLB
8.3.5.68.5p
4.2.401.6
No
DMMP
VCS 6.0.1
Veritas DMP
6.0.1
VMware
ESXi 4.1 Update2
NC553i
8.2.2.1-18vmw
4.2.401.6
No
VMware Native Multipathing Plugin (NMP)
Vmware ESXi 5.0
NC553i
554FLB
8.2.2.1-18vmw
4.1.450.7
No
VMware Native Multipathing Plugin (NMP)



Fibre Channel

Operating system
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Clustering
Multipathing
Windows Server 2003 SP1 & SP2
QMH2462
9.1.9.25
5.03.15 / BIOS 3.13
No
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
MSCS
VCS 5.1 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 & SP1
QMH2462
9.1.10.26
5.03.15 / BIOS 3.13
No
SDDDSM 2.4.3.4-4
MSCS
VCS 5.1 SP2
RHEL 5.x
QMH2462
No
DMMP
VCS
5.1SP1RP4
Veritas DMP 5.1SP1RP4
RHEL 6.x
QMH2462
No
DMMP
VCS 6.0.1
Veritas DMP
6.0.1
VMware
ESXi 4.1 Update2
QMH2462
No
VMware Native Multipathing Plugin (NMP)







Controllers

Please refer to the Configuration Guide which details the recommended customer configurable settings that should be applied for each storage controller type.

Multipathing
  • Round Robin: IO is distributed over multiple ports on the controller.
  • Mdisk Group Balanced: IO is sent to one target port on the controller for each mdisk. The assignment of ports to mdisks is chosen to spread all the mdisks within a mdisk group across all of the active target ports as evenly as possible.
  • Single port active: All IO is sent to a single port on the controller for all mdisks.
  • Controller Balanced: IO is sent to one target port on the controller for each mdisk. The assignment of ports to mdisks is chosen to spread all the mdisks accross all of the active target ports as evenly as possible.

IBM Storwize V3700
Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM Storwize V3700
Version 6.4.1.3
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum
Yes
Round Robin


IBM Storwize V7000

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM Storwize V7000
Version 6.4.0 and Higher
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum on Fibre Channel only.
Yes
Round Robin
Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Note : Storwize V7000 as storage behind Storwize V7000 can configured using either Fibre Channel or FCoE


IBM FlashSystem


Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
710
5.6.0
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Minimum Storwize V7000 firmware level 6.4.1.5 required

IBM FlashSystems are not currently supported with 16Gbps SANs.
810
720
6.3.0
6.3.1
820


IBM DS3000

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

06.70.24.XX

06.70.69.XX

7.35.41.XX

7.35.xx.xx

N1726D340R270V05
0186 or higher
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level
07.35.53.xx
FC
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
See Notes*
Yes
*From earlier versions of 7.86.xx.xx this is not a concurrent upgrade please see the following Technote .*

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

Ensure Host type is set to "IBM TS SAN VCE".

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

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


IBM DS4000

Controller Model
Firmware Release
Storage Manager
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
ESM Support
Multipathing
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
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
06.60.34.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.xx
07.60.40.xx
07.60.63.xx
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level
07.60.28.xx
06.12.56.xx
No
06.12.56.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
06.60.34.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
06.60.34.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
06.60.34.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
06.60.34.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.xx
07.60.40.xx
07.60.63.xx
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level
07.60.28.xx
06.23.05.xx
06.60.02.xx
06.60.08.xx
06.60.17.xx
06.60.22.xx
06.60.34.xx
07.10.23.xx
07.15.07.xx
07.15.10.xx
*07.36.08.xx
**07.36.12.xx
07.36.14.xx
07.36.17.xx
07.50.13.xx
07.60.28.xx
07.60.40.xx
07.60.63.xx
Round Robin


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
Multipathing
Notes
FAStT200
05.30.25.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS4000 website
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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 to 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
Multipathing
Notes
DS5020
07.60.xx.xx
07.70.xx.xx
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
Download the recommended version of the Storage Manager from the DS5000 website
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Minimum Firmware Level 07.60.13.xx
Round Robin
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

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


IBM DS6000

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
DS6800
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels, visit the DS6800 support pages
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
Mdisk Group Balancing



IBM DS8000
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
DS8100
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8100 support pages

DS8000 Code Bundle Information
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
Round Robin
DS8300
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8300 support pages

DS8000 Code Bundle Information
DS8700
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8700 support pages

DS8700 Code Bundle Information
Yes
DS8800
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8800 support pages

DS8800 Code Bundle Information
DS8870
For Further Support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8870 support pages

DS8870 Code Bundle Information



IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
2105-E10
minimum EC 2.3.3.134
minimum EC 2.3.3.178
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
2105-E20
2105-F10
2105-F20
2105-800
minimum EC 2.4.4.70
minimum EC 2.4.4.112
2105-750
Yes


IBM DCS3700


Controller Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Host Attachment
Multipathing
Notes
DCS3700
07.77.18
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
See Notes*
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Fibre Channel
Mdisk Group Balancing
*From earlier versions of 7.86.xx.xx this is not a concurrent upgrade please see the following Technote .*


NetApp

Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
E5460
E5424
E5412
07.84.x
N5468-784834-DB2
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Thin provisioning is supported
07.86.x
N5468-786834-DB1
EF540
07.86.x
N5468-786834-DB2
E2660
E2624
E2612
07.84.x
N26X0-784834-DB2
07.86.x
N26X0-786834-DB2


XIV

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM XIV Storage System
10.0
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
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
11.1.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.4.1.a
11.4.1.b
11.4.2
11.4.2.a
11.5
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
Multipathing
Notes
MSA1000
7.0 ( Active/Active )
No
No
Controller Balancing
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
Mdisk Group Balancing
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
EVA 4000
XCS 6.2xx
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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 6.2xx
EVA 6100
EVA 8100
EVA 4400
1100.1000

EVA 6400
EVA 8400
P6300
1000.x000
1100.1000
Yes
With IBM Storwize V7000 Version 6.4.0.3 or higher
Thin provisioning is supported
with IBM Storwize V7000 Version 6.4.0.3 or higher
P6500
P6350
P6550
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
XP48
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
21-14-46-00/00
HDS 9970V
XP1024
HDS 9980V
XP10000
50-09-90-00/00 & earlier
HDS NSC55
Yes
XP12000
HDS USP
XP24000
60-08-39-xx & earlier
HDS USPv
XP20000
HDS USPv m
P9500
70-06-02 & earlier
HDS VSP
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative

HP 3PAR

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
F200
2.3.1 (MU4 & MU5)
3.1.1
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
F400
T400
T800
StoreServ 7000 Series
StoreServ 10000 Series
3.1.1
3.1.2


Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
9200
These Products are End Of Service and as such are no longer formally supported
9520V
Thunder 9530V / 9570V
9580V
9585V
HDS Lightning
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
9910
These Products are End Of Service and as such are no longer formally supported
9960
9970V
9980V
Hitachi
Supported Firmware Versions
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
NSC55
50-09-90-00/00 & earlier
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
60-08-39-xx & earlier
XP24000
USPv m
XP20000
VSP
70-06-02 & earlier
HP P9500
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Quorum disk requires host mode 39 : Please contact your HDS support representative
HUS VM
73-02-04 & earlier
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to Storwize V7000

HDS Advanced Function of Thin Provisioning is supported with SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
AMS & WMS
Supported Firmware Versions
Note
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
AMS200
AMS500
AMS1000
WMS100
0786/C & earlier
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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

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
08C3/J & earlier
HUS
Supported Firmware Versions
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
HUS110
HUS130
HUS150
0950a & earlier
N/A
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Minimum Supported SVC version 6.4.1.3

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


HDS Advanced Function of Thin Provisioning is supported with SAN Volume Controller.


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


EMC


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

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
04.29.000.5.006
04.30.000.5.508
We recommend the customers who are running Raid 6 to upgrade to the latest supported firmware.

Advanced Functions such as thin provisioning are not supported with Storwize

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
EMC VNX
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing

Your EMC support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. Concurrent hardware maintenance operations are non-disruptive to Storwize.

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Thin Provisioning is supported with VNX and VNX2

Please visit the IBM Storwize V7000 Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
5100
05.31.000.3.600 and Higher
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
5300
5500
5700
7500
EMC VNX2
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
5200
5.33.xx
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
5400
5600
5800
7600
8000
EMC Symmetrix
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
8000 Series (8130, 8230, 8430, 8530, 8730, 8830)
Enginuity 5568
Yes
No
Round Robin
If you have DMX attached to Storwize, 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 Storwize

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

Data Encryption functionality is not supported with Storwize.

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
40k
5874
5875
5876
Yes


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
9910
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
Multipathing
AKA
Notes
D173
5.30.23.00
N2772-530855-006
8.30.G2.05
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
Multipathing
AKA
Notes
FLX210
6.12.10.00
N282X-612855-003
9.12.G2.01
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
Multipathing
Notes
6540
06.16.81.10
06.60.xx.xx
07.70.xx.xx
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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
Multipathing
Notes
N/A
920
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
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

ONTAP 8.x supported in '7-mode'. C-mode currently not supported.
940
960
980
N3300
2859-A20
FAS2020A
DataONTAP 7.2.4
DataONTAP 7.3
DataONTAP 7.3.1
DataONTAP 7.3.2
DataONTAP 7.3.5.1
N3600
2862-A20
FAS2050A
N3700
2863-A10
2863-A20
270
DataONTAP 7.2.4
DataONTAP 7.3
DataONTAP 7.3.1
DataONTAP 7.3.2
DataONTAP 7.3.5.1
DataONTAP 8.0.x
DataONTAP 8.1.x
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
N32x0
22x0
N3400
2040
N62xx
32xx
N7950
6280


Fujitsu Eternus



Type
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
3000
100
V20L86
V20L91
Yes
No
Round Robin
100D
V30L21
V30L27
200
V20L86
V20L91
400
600
300
V20L56
V10L61
500
700
300B
V20L56
V20L61
500B
700B
4000
100
V30L21
V30L27
300
V10L70
V11L33
V11L90
500
400
V20L70
600
8000
900
V10L70
V11L33
V11L90
1100
2100
1200
V20L70
2200
DX400
410
V20L50
V20Lxx
Yes
With Storwize V7000 6.2.0.4 and Higher
440
DX8000
8100
8400
8700
DX
DX60
V10L50
V10Lxx
DX80
DX90
DX S2
DX60S2
V20L10
V20Lxx
DX80S2
V10L11
V10Lxx
DX90S2
DX410S2
DX440S2
DX8000 S2
DX8100S2
V10L20
V10Lxx
DX8700S2

Bull
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
StoreWay FDA1500
436
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
StoreWay FDA2500
StoreWay FDA2900
435
StoreWay Optima 1500
632
StoreWay Optima 2000
639
StoreWay Optima 3000
635
StoreWay Optima 1600
73A
Minimum supported Storwize V7000 version
6.3.0.1
Host Type should be set to Linux
StoreWay Optima 2600
739
StoreWay Optima 3600

NEC iStorage
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
S1500
436
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
S2500
S2900
435
M100
73A
Minimum supported V7000 version
6.3.0.1
Host Type should be set to Linux
M300
739
M500

Oracle Pillar Axiom

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
Axiom 300
1.6.6
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing

Axiom 500
2.8.6
Axiom 600
03.03.07
04.02.00
SAN 4.6
SAN 5.4


Texas Memory Systems

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
RamSan 440
Minimum
3.4.3
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
RamSan 500
RamSan 620
RamSan 630
RamSan 710
Minimum
5.5.1
RamSan 720
RamSan 810
RamSan 820


Toshiba Flash Array

Type
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
FL 6000
FL 6000
5.6.x
6.3.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
V7000 LUNs should be set to 512 Block format
All SVC ports should be entered in the following format
wwn.xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:x

Please note that this is an offline upgrade. Concurrent upgrades are not supported with SAN Volume Controller


Xiotech

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Notes
ISE1
1.2.C3.4
1.5.2
1.6.0
1.6.1
1.6.2
1.6.3
1.7.x
1.8.x
Yes
No
X-IO Hyper ISE 7 Series (710, 720, 730)
X-IO ISE 200 Series (210, 220, 230)
2.2.3
2.3.x
2.4.x
2.5.x
Yes
No
X-IO ISE 200 Series (210, 220, 230, 240)
X-IO Hyper ISE 7 Series (710, 720, 730, 740)
X-IO Archive ISE (110)
2.6.x
2.7.x


Nexsan

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
SATABeast
NT66
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
E18
Q011.1044
Q011.1047
Q011.1100
Q011.1101
Yes
Minimum supported Storwize V7000
Version 6.4.0.3
E48
E60


Dell Compellent

Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
SC030
SC040
5.2.3
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
5.4.x
5.5.x
5.4.x and 5.5.x are only supported with Storwize V7000 version 6.2.0.3 and higher
Please Visit the Storwize V7000 Software Installation and Configuration Guide Errata for further information on Zoning and restrictions

SC8000
6.3.x


Violin Memory


Type
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
3100
3110
3120
3140
G5.0.2
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
V7000 LUNs should be set to 512 Block format
All SVC ports should be entered in the following format
wwn.xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:x
3200
3202
3205
3210
3220
6000
6000
5.2.1
5.5.1
5.5.2
6.2.x
V7000 LUNs should be set to 512 Block format
All SVC ports should be entered in the following format
wwn.xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:x

Please note that this is an offline upgrade

Huawei


Huasy/Huawei
Model
Firmware
Supports Storwise V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
S5600t
S5900-M100
V100R002C00SPC010
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Huawei Advanced function is not supported

Minimum SVC Version 6.4.0.3
S5800t
S5900-M200
S6800t
S6900-M100
S2600t
S2200t
S5500t
S2900
S3900
V100R002C01SPC007

V100R005C00
Yes
Minimum SVC Version 6.4.1.2






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

Supported Switch models
Notes
BladeCenter Optical Pass-thru Module (P/N 02R9080)
QLogic 20-port Fibre Channel Module (P/N 26R0881)
QLogic 6Port Enterprise FC Module (P/N 26K6477)
Brocade Enterprise Module (P/N 90P0165)
Brocade 20-port 4Gb Module (P/N 32R1812)
Brocade 20-port 8Gb Module (P/N 44X1920)
Brocade 10-port 8Gb Module (P/N 44X1921)
QLogic 20-Port 4/8 Gb Module (P/N 88Y6406)
Nortel 10Gb 10-Port Ethernet Module (P/N 46C7191)
QLogic Virtual Fabric Extension Module (P/N 46M6172)
10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module (P/N 46M6181)
Brocade Enterprise 20port 8Gb SAN Switch Module (P/N 42C1828)
Brocade Converged 10Gbe Switch Module (P/N 69Y1909)
For BladeCenter switch module, Passthrough module, switch vendor interconnectivity and supported firmware levels, please visit the IBM BladeCenter support website


Brocade

IBM Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
2005-B16 *End of Life*
6.1.0c
6.1.0d
6.1.0e
6.1.0f
6.1.0g
6.1.0h
6.1.1a
6.1.1b
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.2.2f
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN16B-2
Silkworm 200E
EMC DS-16B2
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
6.4.3f
Director
SAN256B
Silkworm 48000
2005-H08 / H16 *End of Life*
5.3.0d
5.3.1a
5.3.1b
5.3.2
5.3.2b
5.3.2c
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

SAN Switch H08 / 16
Silkworm 3250 / 3850
2005-B32 *End of Life*
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

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

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

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

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

SAN Switch M12
Silkworm 12000
2005-B5K *End of Life*
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
Fabric Switch
*End of Life*

Silkworm 5000
SAN32B-3
20055KB
2499-384 ( SAN 768B )
2499-192 ( SAN 384B )
6.1.1c
6.1.2
6.1.2b
6.1.2c
6.2.2b
6.2.2d
6.2.2e
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.3.2
6.3.2b
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1a
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
6.4.3f
7.0.0a
7.0.0b
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Director
Brocade DCX
Brocade DCX-4s
2498-B24 (SAN24B-4)
Brocade 300
2498-B40 (SAN40B-4)
2498-B80 (SAN80B-4)
Fabric Switch
Brocade 5100
Brocade 5300
B Class 16Gbps
IBM Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
2499-816 ( SAN 768B-2 )
7.0.0a
7.0.0b
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Director
Brocade DCX 8510
2499-416 ( SAN 384B-2 )
2498-F24 ( SAN24-B5 )
Fabric Switch
Brocade 6505

2498-X24
249824G
2498-F48 ( SAN48-B5 )
Brocade 6510
2498-F96 (SAN96-B5)
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Brocade 6520
Brocade Converged Network Switches
IBM
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
VDX 6730
NOS 2.1.1b
NOS 3.0.0a
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
Brocade VDX 6730
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.
3758-B32
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Brocade 8000
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.

IBM SAN b-type Firmware Version 7.x Release Notes
Encryption
SAN32B-E4
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
Encryption
Brocade BES
Host Side Encryption only : Encryption from Storwize V7000 to Storage is not supported

IBM SAN b-type Firmware Version 7.x Release Notes
Cisco MDS

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
4.2.5
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
Director
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
4.2.5
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
2062-D04
2062-D07
Fabric Switch
2062-E11
2054-E11
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
4.2.5
4.2.7a
4.2(7b)
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
2053-424
9216 i
5.0(1a)
5.0(4b)
5.2.1
5.2(2)
5.2(2a)
5.2(2d)
5.2(6)
5.2(6a)
5.2(6b)
5.2(8)
5.2(8a)
5.2(8b)
5.2(8c)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
3.1(3a)
3.2(2c)
3.2(3a)
3.3(1a)
3.3(1c)
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
4.1.1(c)
4.1.3(a)
4.2.1b
4.2.3
2062-D1A / D1H
2061-040
2061-020
2.1(2)
2061-420

Cisco Nexus

Model
Firmware
Class
Notes
4.1(3)N1(1)
4.1(3)N2(1a)
4.2(1)N2(1)
5.0(3)N2(1)
5.2(1)N1(2)
5.2(1)N1(2a)
CNS ( Combined Network Switch )
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.

5.2(1)N1(2a) should be installed on all Cisco nexus 5000 series switches.
4.1(2)E1(1b)
4.1(2)e1(1d)
Supported behind core MDS switches with Qlogic CNA (Combined Network Adapters) Direct connection to SVC is not supported
5548
5.0(3)N2(1)
5.2(1)N1(2)
5.2(1)N1(2a)
SVC/V7000, node to node clustering is now supported over Fibre channel or FCoE.

5.2(1)N1(2a) should be installed on all Cisco nexus 5000 series switches.
5596


McDATA

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


2027-256
2GB & 4GB LIMs


Qlogic

Model
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
5600
V6.8.0.03
Fabric Switch
Max 64 hosts per I/O Group
128 host N port logins per IO group (64 per node port)
5602
9000
V6.6.0.15
V6.8.0.03


Juniper QLogic

Model
Firmware
Notes
QFX3500
JUNOS Base Version [12.2X50-D20.4]
Clustered FCoE hosts are not supported

Qfabric is supported as an FCoE Transit switch, and QFX3500 Standalone is supported acting as an FCoE to FC Gateway device above the Brocade SAN with Fibre Channel connections to SVC. Direct attach of Qfabric or QFX3500 to SVC is not supported.


Other Hardware & 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
6.4.2a
2005-R18
SAN04B-R
Silkworm 7500E
6.3.1b
6.3.2a
6.4.0a
6.4.2a
2005-R04
SAN06B-R
Silkworm 7800
6.3.1a
6.3.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
7.0.1b
7.0.0c
7.0.0d
7.0.1b
7.0.2a
7.0.2.c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
2498-R06
M48 FC3450 Blade
Silkworm 48000 director blade FR4-18i
6.3.1b
6.3.2a
6.4.0a
6.4.0b
6.4.0c
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
N/A
SAN384B
SAN768B
FC3890
FX8-24
Router Blade
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
7.0.1b
7.0.0c
2499-192
2499-384
SAN384B-2
SAN768B-2
FC3890
FX8-24
Router Blade
6.4.1b
6.4.2a
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
7.0.1b
7.0.0c
2499-416
2499-816
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Inter VSAN Routing
QLogic 6142
2.4.4.3

VSS


Operating System
VSS
Note
Windows 2003
SAN Volume Controller Support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
Please use the following link for information on Microsoft VSS Version 4.5
Windows 2008


Management GUI

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

Supported Browsers
Support links
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 Center
Configuring -> Checking your web browser settings for the management GUI
Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0

GPFS / RVSD Versions

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

Please see the following link for GPFS Documentation
6.1
3.4
3.5
7.1
3.4
3.5
RHEL Level
GPFS
RVSD
RVSD/PSSP
Note
5.6 and above
3.4
3.5
Please see the following link for GPFS Documentation
6.x
3.4
3.5

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC)

TPC Level
Supported levels
TPC 4.2.x
TPC 5.1.x


IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM)

Flash Copy Management Level
Required IBM Storwize V7000 Levels
FlashCopy Manager Information
Note
2.2
Storwize V7000 Version 6.1
2.2.1
Storwize V7000 Versions 6.1 to 6.2
3.1
Storwize V7000 Version 6.3 to 6.4
This combination does not support dynamic host mapping with SVC 6.3.x and higher
3.1.0.1
Storwize V7000 Versions 6.3 to 6.4
This combination supports dynamic host mapping with SVC 6.3.x and higher
3.2
Storwize V7000 Version 6.4
4.1
Storwize V7000 Version 6.4

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 TL12
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10
V6.1.x
Yes
Yes
AIX 5.1 & AIX 5.2 are now end of service and as such no further fixes will be made available. Should you have an issue please upgrade to a supported version of AIX.

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


Please visit the 6.4 IBM Storwize V7000 restrictions document for further information

Please visit this Flash if using Oracle ASM with HPUX
11gR1 64bit
11gR2 64bit
AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2
AIX 5.3 TL12
AIX 6.1
AIX 7.1
RHEL4
RHEL5
SLES9
SLES10
HPUX11iV2
Windows 2003
Windows 2008
Solaris 9
Solaris10

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Modified date:

2014-09-12

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