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DS8870 Code Bundle Information

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DS8870 Code Bundle Information.

Content

Microcode Release Dates:

Microcode Bundle 87.52.28.0 was released April 30, 2019
Microcode Bundle 87.52.19.0 was released November 2, 2018
Microcode Bundle 87.51.121.0 was released May 1, 2018
Microcode Bundle 87.51.103.0 was released October 31, 2017
Microcode Bundle 87.51.95.0 was released August 25, 2017
Microcode Bundle 87.51.93.0 was released July 21, 2017
Microcode Bundle 87.51.81.0 was released March 31, 2017
Microcode Bundle 87.51.63.0 was released November 16, 2016
Microcode Bundle 87.51.52.0 was released July 31, 2016
Microcode Bundle 87.51.38.0 was released March 31, 2016
Microcode Bundle 87.51.23.4 was released February 12, 2016
Microcode Bundle 87.51.23.0 was released October 30, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.51.14.0 was released August 28, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.51.10.0 was released August 15, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.51.5.0 was released June 30, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.50.114.0 was released May 19, 2015

Microcode Bundle 87.41.44.0 was released February 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.42.0 was released October 30, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.32.0 was released August 28, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.31.0 was released August 18, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.17.0 was released April 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.9.0 was released February 27, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.41.8.0 was released January 27, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.40.141.0 was released December 7, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.40.140.0 was released November 26, 2014

Microcode Bundle 87.31.38.0 was released August 28, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.31.37.0 was released August 18, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.31.23.0 was released March 31, 2015
Power Update Bundle 87.30.501.501 was released January 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.31.16.0 was released December 24, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.31.2.2 was released October 7, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.31.2.0 was released July 26, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.30.105.0 was released June 6, 2014

Power Update Bundle 87.20.501.501 was released January 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.21.48.0 was released December 24, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.39.0 was released October 2, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.30.0 was released June 27, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.16.4 was released October 7, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.16.3 was released June 3, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.16.1 was released May 1, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.16.0 was released March 10, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.8.0 was released January 16, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.21.5.0 was released December 19, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.20.220.0 was released November 18, 2013

Power Update Bundle 87.10.501.501 was released January 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.10.113.0 was released March 10, 2014
Microcode Bundle 87.10.102.0 was released September 30, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.10.91.0 was released July 11, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.10.89.0 was released June 27, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.10.87.0 was released June 7, 2013

Power Update Bundle 87.5.501.501 was released January 16, 2015
Microcode Bundle 87.5.22.0 was released July 9, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.5.21.0 was released June 21, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.5.17.0 was released May 24, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.5.14.0 was released May 14, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.5.11.2 was released March 15, 2013
Microcode Bundle 87.5.11.0 was released December 3, 2012
Microcode Bundle 87.0.189.0 was released October 19, 2012

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


SECTION 1
Microcode Feature Information

  

Code bundle DVDs contain the CD images for level(s) indicated in the Table.
Ask your Service Representative if you did not get the current level that matches the code running on the DS8800.
IBM System Storage DS8870 Disk Storage Microcode Bundle Release Note Information


 

R7.5
87.5x.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.5x.x.x support the following new functions:

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961.

The new features supported in this level:
  • 4-port 16Gb Fiber Channel/FICON host adapters
  • Improved z Synergy functionality
  • Heat map transfer for MGM environments
  • Simplified encryption setup
  • Performance monitoring
  • REST API


image  ENUS115-058.PDF


 

R7.4
87.4x.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.4x.x.x support the following new functions

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961.

The new features supported in this level:
  • Multi-Target PPRC
  • Multiple Incremental FlashCopy
  • z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) workload-based write pacing with HyperPAV support
  • IBM zHyperwrite
  • Seventh Generation Easy Tier
  • Performance optimization for P7 and P7+ processors
  • Flash Optimization III for the new High Performance Flash Enclosure
  • 3 Volume replication and volume retype through the Open Stack Cinder driver
  • Improved Storage Management GUI for simplified storage management and real time system monitoring
  • 600 GB 15K drive support


image  ENUS114-171.PDF


 

R7.3
87.3x.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.3x.x.x support the following new functions:

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961.

The new features supported in this level:
  • High Performance Flash Enclosure
  • Flash Optimization II
  • Easy Tier enhancements for Flash
  • 200 GB and 800 GB 2.5 inch SSD drives
  • Concurrent Code Load enhancements
  • Warmstart reduction enhancement
  • OpenStack support


image  ENUS114-074.PDF


 

R7.2
87.2x.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.2x.x.x support the following new functions:

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961

The new features supported in this level:
  • POWER 7+ processors
  • Flash Optimization I
  • NIST security
  • 1.2 TB 10K drives


image  ENUSAG13-0194.PDF


 

R7.1
87.10.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.10.x.x support the following new functions:

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961.

The new features supported in this level:
  • 5th generation of Easy Tier
  • VMWare vStorage API (VAAI) Resiliency
  • Improvements in Flash Copy handling of volume reservations
  • zOS Hyperswap soft fence
  • DS8000 time synchronization with sysplex
  • IBM i variable LUN sizes
  • Model conversion from DS8800 to DS8870
  • Symantec space reclamation via RPQ
  • Low cost cabling option.


image  ENUSAG13-0043.PDF


 

R7.0
87.x.x.x - levels support DS8870 242x model 961
Code bundle(s) 87.x.x.x support the following new functions:

This level provides support for the advanced functions previously announced for the model 961.

The new features supported in this level:
  • IBM POWER7 processors
  • New rack power system
  • Scalable processor cores and cache
  • Business Class configuration
  • FDE-capable drives are standard
  • Limited VMWare® VAAI support
  • Nondisruptive upgrade path for model 96E expansion frames


image  ENUSZG12-0011_0.pdf


 

SECTION 2
Microcode Bundle Release Note Information

Release 7.5
DS8870
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Version
DSCLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Easy Tier
Client
Heat Map
Transfer Utility
Storage
Manager
87.52.28.0 7.7.52.830 7.7.52.830 7.7.52.830 7.7.52.830 7.7.52.830 5.7.52.1036
87.52.19.0
7.7.52.620
7.7.52.620
7.7.52.620
7.7.52.620
7.7.52.620
5.7.52.1025
87.51.121.0
7.7.51.3230
7.7.51.3230
7.7.51.3230
7.7.51.3230
7.7.51.3230
5.7.51.1150
87.51.103.0
7.7.51.2700
7.8.24.11
7.7.51.2700
7.7.51.2700
7.7.51.2700
5.7.51.1123
87.51.95.0
7.7.51.2490
7.8.23.87
7.7.51.2490
7.7.51.2490
7.7.51.2490
5.7.51.1115
87.51.93.0
7.7.51.2450
7.8.23.87
7.7.51.2450
7.7.51.2450
7.7.51.2450
5.7.51.1113
87.51.81.0
7.7.51.1990
7.7.51.1990
7.7.51.1990
7.7.51.1990
7.7.51.1990
5.7.51.1092
87.51.63.0
7.7.51.1400
7.7.51.1400
7.7.51.1400
7.7.51.1400
7.7.51.1400
5.7.51.1070
87.51.52.0
7.7.51.1110
7.7.51.1110
7.7.51.1110
7.7.51.1110
7.7.51.1110
5.7.51.1058
87.51.38.0
7.7.51.470
7.7.51.470
7.7.51.470
7.7.51.470
7.7.51.470
5.7.51.1041
87.51.23.4
7.7.51.69
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
5.7.51.1026
87.51.23.0
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
7.7.51.66
5.7.51.1026
87.51.14.0
7.7.51.48
7.7.51.48
7.7.51.48
7.7.51.48
7.7.51.48
5.7.51.1013
87.51.10.0
7.7.51.39
7.7.51.39
7.7.51.39
7.7.51.39
7.7.51.39
5.7.51.1013
87.51.5.0
7.7.51.18
7.7.51.18
7.7.51.18
7.7.51.18
7.7.51.18
5.7.51.1008
87.50.114.0
7.7.50.281
7.7.50.281
7.7.50.281
7.7.50.281
7.7.50.281
5.7.50.1303


 

Release 7.4
DS8870
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Version
DSCLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Easy Tier
Client
Heat Map
Transfer Utility
Storage
Manager
87.41.44.0
7.7.41.180
7.7.41.180
7.7.41.180
7.7.41.180
7.7.41.180
5.7.41.1042
87.41.42.0
7.7.41.132
7.7.41.132
7.7.41.132
7.7.41.132
7.7.41.132
5.7.41.1039
87.41.32.0
7.7.41.108
7.7.41.108
7.7.41.108
7.7.41.108
7.7.41.108
5.7.41.1028
87.41.31.0
7.7.41.103
7.7.41.103
7.7.41.103
7.7.41.103
7.7.41.103
5.7.41.1028
87.41.17.0
7.7.41.50
7.7.41.50
7.7.41.50
7.7.41.50
7.7.41.50
5.7.41.1015
87.41.9.0
7.7.41.34
7.7.41.34
7.7.41.34
7.7.41.34
7.7.41.34
5.7.41.1009
87.41.8.0
7.7.41.32
7.7.41.32
7.7.41.32
7.7.41.32
7.7.41.32
5.7.41.1008
87.40.141.0
7.7.40.364
7.7.40.364
7.7.40.364
7.7.40.364
7.7.40.364
5.7.40.1303
87.40.140.0
7.7.40.362
7.7.40.362
7.7.40.362
7.7.40.362
7.7.40.362
5.7.40.1302


 

Release 7.3
DS8870
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Version
DSCLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Easy Tier
Client
Heat Map
Transfer Utility
Storage
Manager
87.31.38.0
7.7.31.90
7.7.31.90
7.7.31.90
7.7.31.90
7.7.31.90
5.7.31.1035
87.31.37.0
7.7.31.88
7.7.31.88
7.7.31.88
7.7.31.88
7.7.31.88
5.7.31.1034
87.31.23.0
7.7.31.50
7.7.31.50
7.7.31.50
7.7.31.50
7.7.31.50
5.7.31.1022
87.31.16.0
7.7.31.32
7.7.31.32
7.7.31.32
7.7.31.32
7.7.31.32
5.7.31.1016
87.31.2.2
7.7.31.6
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
5.7.31.1002
87.31.2.0
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
7.7.31.4
5.7.31.1002
87.30.105.0
7.7.30.307
7.7.30.307
7.7.30.307
7.7.30.307
7.7.30.307
5.7.30.1147


 

Release 7.2
DS8870
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Version
DSCLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Easy Tier
Client
Heat Map
Transfer Utility
Storage
Manager
87.21.48.0
7.7.21.94
7.7.21.94
7.7.21.94
7.7.21.94
7.7.21.94
5.7.21.1050
87.21.39.0
7.7.21.78
7.7.21.78
7.7.21.78
7.7.21.78
7.7.21.78
5.7.21.1042
87.21.30.0
7.7.21.62
7.7.21.62
7.7.21.62
7.7.21.62
7.7.21.62
5.7.21.1028
87.21.16.4
7.7.21.42
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
5.7.21.1012
87.21.16.3
7.7.21.41
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
5.7.21.1012
87.21.16.1
7.7.21.39
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
5.7.21.1012
87.21.16.0
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
7.7.21.38
5.7.21.1012
87.21.8.0
7.7.21.21
7.7.21.21
7.7.21.21
7.7.21.21
7.7.21.21
5.7.21.1007
87.21.5.0
7.7.21.13
7.7.21.13
7.7.21.13
7.7.21.13
7.7.21.13
5.7.21.1006
87.20.220.0
7.7.20.582
7.7.20.582
7.7.20.582
7.7.20.582
7.7.20.582
5.7.20.1167


 

Release 7.1
DS8870
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Version
DSCLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Easy Tier
Client
Heat Map
Transfer Utility
Storage
Manager
87.10.113.0
7.7.10.354
7.7.10.354
7.7.10.354
7.7.10.354
7.7.10.354
5.7.10.1188
87.10.102.0
7.7.10.317
7.7.10.317
7.7.10.317
7.7.10.317
7.7.10.317
5.7.10.1182
87.10.91.0
7.7.10.293
7.7.10.293
7.7.10.291
7.7.10.293
7.7.10.291
5.7.10.1167
87.10.89.0
7.7.10.291
7.7.10.291
7.7.10.291
7.7.10.291
7.7.10.291
5.7.10.1167
87.10.87.0
7.7.10.287
7.7.10.287
7.7.10.287
7.7.10.287
7.7.10.287
5.7.10.1165


 

Release 7.0
DS8870 Code
Bundle
SEA or LMC
Use dscli ver command
CLI Client
Level
STAT Tool
Level
Storage Manager
Code Level
87.5.22.0
7.7.5.61
7.7.5.61
7.7.5.61
5.7.5.1024
87.5.21.0
7.7.5.61
7.7.5.61
7.7.5.61
5.7.5.1024
87.5.17.0
7.7.5.46
7.7.5.46
7.7.5.46
5.7.5.1010
87.5.14.0
7.7.5.37
7.7.5.37
7.7.5.37
5.7.5.1010
87.5.11.2
7.7.5.35
7.7.5.23
7.7.5.23
5.7.5.1010
87.5.11.0
7.7.5.23
7.7.5.23
7.7.5.23
5.7.5.1010
87.0.189.0
7.7.0.598
7.7.0.595
7.7.0.595
5.7.0.1301


 

SECTION 3
Microcode Release Note Information

87.5x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.5x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Support for optional 4-port 16Gb Fiber Channel/FICON host adapters
  • Improved z Synergy functionality:
    • FICON Dynamic Routing
    • Forward Error Correction
    • z HPF Extended Distance II
    • Fabric Priority for FICON, z HPF and FCP
    • Read Diagnostic Parameters (RDP) support
  • Heat map transfer for MGM environments
  • REST API
  • Performance monitoring:
    • System-level I/O bandwidth, caching, capacity, and power/thermal monitoring
    • Pool-level back-end I/O, back-end bandwidth, and capacity monitoring
    • Pool-level front-end I/O and bandwidth monitoring
  • Simplified encryption setup
  • Remote code load

87.5x.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.5x.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.50.xx.x Cumulative Summary v11.pdf

87.52.28.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.52.28.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.52.19.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.52.28.0 v1.pdf

87.52.19.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.52.19.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.121.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.52.19.0 v1.pdf

87.51.121.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.121.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.103.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.121.0 v1.pdf

87.51.103.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.103.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.95.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.103.0 v1.pdf

87.51.95.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.95.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.93.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.95.0 v1.pdf

87.51.93.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.93.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.81.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.93.0 v1.pdf

87.51.81.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.81.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.63.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.81.0 v1.1.pdf

87.51.63.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.63.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.52.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.63.0 v1.1.pdf

87.51.52.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.52.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.38.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.52.0 v1.pdf

87.51.38.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.38.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.23.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.38.0 v1.2.pdf

87.51.23.4 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.23.4 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.23.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.23.4 v1.pdf

87.51.23.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.23.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.14.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.23.0 v1.pdf

87.51.14.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.14.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.5.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.14.0 v1.pdf

87.51.10.0 - Superseded. The fixes in 87.51.10.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.51.5.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.10.0 v1.pdf

87.51.5.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.51.5.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.50.114.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.51.5.0 v1.pdf

87.50.114.0 - New code release. This is the GA level of release 7.5
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.50.114.0 v1.pdf


 

87.4x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.4x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy
  • Multiple Increment FlashCopy
  • z/OS Global Mirror (XRC) workload-based write pacing with HyperPAV support
  • IBM zHyperwrite
  • Seventh Generation Easy Tier
  • Performance optimization for P7 and P7+ processors
  • Flash Optimization III for the new High Performance Flash Enclosure
  • Improved Storage Management GUI to simplify storage management and real time monitoring
  • 3 Volume replication and volume retype through the Open Stack Cinder driver
  • 600 GB 15K drive support

87.4x.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.4x.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.40.xx.x Cumulative Summary v5.1.pdf

87.41.44.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.44.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.42.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.44.0 v1.pdf

87.41.42.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.42.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.32.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.42.0 v1.pdf

87.41.32.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.32.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.17.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.32.0 v1.pdf

87.41.31.0 - - Superseded. The fixes in 87.41.31.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.17.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.31.0 v1.pdf

87.41.17.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.17.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.9.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.17.0 v1.1.pdf

87.41.9.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.9.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.41.8.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.9.0 v1.pdf

87.41.8.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.41.8.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.40.141.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.41.8.0 v1.1.pdf

87.40.141.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.40.141.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.40.140.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.40.141.0 v2.pdf

87.40.140.0 - - New code release. This is the GA level of release 7.4
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.40.140.0 v1.pdf


 

87.3x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.3x.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Introduction of High Performance Flash Enclosure
  • Flash Optimization II
  • Enhanced Easy Tier capabilities
  • Support for 200 GB and 800 GB 2.5 inch FDE SSD drives
  • Concurrent code load enhancements
  • Warmstart reduction enhancements
  • OpenStack support

87.3x.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.3x.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.30.xx.x Cumulative Summary v4.2.pdf

87.31.38.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.31.38.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.31.23.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.38.0 v1.1.pdf

87.31.37.0 - Superseded. The fixes in 87.31.37.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.31.23.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.37.0 v1.2.pdf

87.31.23.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.31.23.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.31.16.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.23.0 v1.1.pdf

87.30.501.501 - Power update bundle, for all prior levels of 87.3x.x.x
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.30.501.501 v1.pdf

87.31.16.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.31.16.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.31.2.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.16.0 v1.3.pdf

87.31.2.2 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.31.2.2 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.31.2.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.2.2 v1.pdf

87.31.2.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.31.2.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.30.105.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.31.2.0 v1.pdf

87.30.105.0 - New code release. This is the GA level of release 7.3
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.30.105.0 v1.pdf


 

87.21.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.21.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Introduction of P7+ processors
  • Flash Optimization for all SSD systems with P7+ processors
  • Support for NIST SP 800-131a
  • Enhanced Business Class configurations
  • Support for 1.2 TB 10K and 4 TB 7.2K drives

87.2x.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.2x.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.20.xx.x Cumulative Summary v9.1.pdf

87.20.501.501 - Power update bundle, for all prior levels of 87.2x.x.x
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.20.501.501 v1.pdf

87.21.48.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.48.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.39.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.48.0 v1.pdf

87.21.39.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.39.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.30.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.39.0 v1.pdf

87.21.30.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.30.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.16.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.30.0 v1.pdf

87.21.16.4 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.16.4 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.16.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.16.4 v1.pdf

87.21.16.3 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.16.3 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.16.1
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.16.3 v1.pdf

87.21.16.1 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.16.1 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.16.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.16.1 v1.pdf

87.21.16.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.16.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.8.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.16.0 v1.pdf

87.21.8.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.8.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.21.5.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.8.0 v1.pdf

87.21.5.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.21.5.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.20.220.0

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.21.5.0 v2.pdf

87.20.220.0 - New code release. This is the GA level of release 7.2

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.20.220.0 v1.pdf


 

87.10.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.10.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Easy Tier Server
  • Easy Tier Application
  • Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer
  • VMWare® vCenter and VAAI support
  • Model conversion from DS8800 to DS8870
  • Resiliency improvements:
    • FlashCopy
    • 4 site Metro-Global-Mirror
    • Global Mirror Pause
    • zOS soft fence
    • Time sync with sysplex

87.10.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.10.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.xx.x Cumulative Summary v5.2.pdf

87.10.501.501 - Power update bundle, for all prior levels of 87.10.x.x
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.501.501 v1.pdf

87.10.113.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.10.113.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.10.102.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.113.0 v1.1.pdf

87.10.102.0 - New level of code.The fixes in 87.10.102.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.10.91.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.102.0 v3.pdf

87.10.91.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.10.91.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.10.89.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.91.0 v3.pdf

87.10.89.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.10.89.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.10.87.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.89.0 v1.pdf

87.10.87.0 - New level of code. This is the GA level of release 7.1
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.10.87.0 v1.pdf


 

87.0.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels support all previous DS8000 features in addition to the new features introduced with this level.
87.0.x.x levels of Microcode
These levels supports all DS8000 features in addition to these new features
  • Easy Tier support for encryption drives
  • Thin Provisioning enhancements to support MGM environments
  • 400GB SSD Drives

87.5.x.x Summary Release Note for all 87.5.x.x releases
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.xx_.x Cumulative Summary v5.1.pdf

87.5.501.501 - Power update bundle, for all prior levels of 87.5.x.x
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.501.501 v1.pdf

87.5.22.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.22.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.5.21.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.22.0 v1.pdf

87.5.21.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.21.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.5.17.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.21.0 v3.pdf

87.5.17.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.17.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.5.14.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.17.0 v1.pdf

87.5.14.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.14.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.5.11.2
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.14.0 v1.pdf

87.5.11.2 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.11.2 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.5.11.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.11.2 v1.pdf

87.5.11.0 - New level of code. The fixes in 87.5.11.0 are based on a bridge from bundle 87.0.189.0
image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.5.11.0 v1.pdf

87.0.189.0 - New level of code. This is the GA level of release 7.0.

image  DS8870 Release Notes - 87.0.189.0 v1.pdf


 

SECTION 3
Cross Reference for SDD to Microcode Code Bundles.

Please refer to the web links below for all SDD information.
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7001350


 

SECTION 4
IBM CIM Agent for DS Open API Compatibility Matrix link Information

Link to Compatibility Information:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1002714

Link to 'IBM CIM Agent for DS Open API FAQ'
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003070

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

Document information

More support for: DS8870

Component: Not Applicable

Version: Version Independent

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S1004204

Modified date: 13 May 2019