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V7.6.x Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

As of the 1st January 2017 the Host/Controllers/Switches section will not longer be updated. Please use SSIC instead:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

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 SVC and IBM will support the use of these levels with SVC V7.6.x

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

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16Gbps Fibre Channel Node Connection

Please see SSIC for supported 16Gbps Fibre Channel configurations supported with 16Gbps node hardware. Note 16Gbps Node hardware is supported when connected to Brocade and Cisco 8Gbps or 16Gbps fabrics only.
Direct connections to 2Gbps or 4Gbps SAN or direct host attachment to 2Gbps or 4Gbps ports is not supported.
Other configured switches which are not directly connected to the16Gbps Node hardware can be any supported fabric switch as currently listed in SSIC.
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Additional Links
Last Updated
Previously Supported Levels
14 Oct 2014
Controller Supported Drive Types
26 Apr 2012
Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations
26 Sep 2014
Split cluster documentation
15 Feb 2013
SAN Volume Controller Code Compatibility
30 Mar 2012
Non Disruptive Volume Move
08 Jun 2016
Hosts
IBM AIX Fibre Channel
08 Jun 2016
IBM AIX FCoE
08 Jun 2016
IBM AIX iSCSI
27 Jan 2014
IBM AIX and VIOS Direct Attach (AIXPCM)
03 Nov 2016
IBM AIX and VIOS Direct Attach (SDDPCM)
03 Nov 2016
VIOS Fibre Channel
08 Jun 2016
VIOS FCoE
08 Jun 2016
IBMi Fabric Attach
14 Oct 2016
IBMi Direct Attach
14 Oct 2016
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO Fibre Channel
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2008 Server-Hyper-V
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO FCoE
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2008 Server using MPIO iSCSI
26 Jul 2013
Windows 2008 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2012 Server using MPIO Fibre Channel
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2012 Server Hyper-V
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2012 Server using MPIO FCoE
29 Jun 2016
Windows 2012 Server using MPIO iSCSI
01 Nov 2013
Windows 2012 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
29 Jun 2016
Red Hat EL 5.0 Fibre Channel
16 Jul 2014
Red Hat EL 5.0 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems
06 Nov 2015
Red Hat EL 5.0 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems
06 Nov 2015
Red Hat EL 5.0 FCoE
16 Nov 2015
Red Hat EL 5.0 iSCSI
26 Nov 2013
Red Hat EL 5.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
05 Jun 2015
Red Hat EL 6.0 Fibre Channel
28 Jan 2016
Red Hat EL 6.0 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems
26 Sep 2016
Red Hat EL 6.0 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems
06 Nov 2015
Red Hat EL 6.0 FCoE
05 Oct 2016
Red Hat EL 6.0 iSCSI
14 May 2014
Red Hat EL 6.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
04 Aug 2016
Red Hat EL 7.0 Fibre Channel
15 Jul 2016
Red Hat EL 7.0 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems
26 Sep 2016
Red Hat EL 7.0 Power Direct Attach Fibre Channel
15 Jul 2016
Red Hat EL 7.0 iSCSI
16 Jan 2015
Red Hat EL 7.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
14 Jul 2016
SLES 9 *End of Life*
10 Jan 2014
SLES10 Fibre Channel *End of Life*
06 Oct 2016
SLES10 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems *End of Life*
06 Oct 2016
SLES10 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems *End of Life*
06 Oct 2016
SLES10 FCoE *End of Life*
06 Oct 2016
SLES11 Fibre Channel
21 Oct 2016
SLES11 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems
21 Oct 2016
SLES11 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems
21 Oct 2016
SLES11 FCoE
21 Oct 2016
SLES11 iSCSI
21 Oct 2016
SLES11 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
05 Jun 2015
SLES11 Power Direct Attach Fibre Channel
02 Jun 2016
SLES12 Fibre Channel
10 Mar 2016
SLES12 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems
30 Sep 2016
HP-UX 11i v1
18 Sep 2015
HP-UX 11i v2
18 Sep 2015
HP-UX 11i v3
04 Mar 2016
Sun Solaris 8
10 Jan 2014
Sun Solaris 9
10 Dec 2014
Sun Solaris 10 Fibre Channel
20 Nov 2015
Sun Solaris 10 FCoE
20 Nov 2015
Sun Solaris 11 Fibre Channel
16 Mar 2016
Sun Solaris 11.1 FCoE
24 Feb 2015
Oracle Linux Fibre Channel
03 Dec 2015
Oracle VM Server Fibre Channel
16 Sep 2014
Oracle VM Server iSCSI
30 Oct 2014
Novell Netware *End of Life*
14 Mar 2013
VMware SRM
04 May 2016
VMware VAAI
27 Jun 2012
VMware VASA
19 Aug 2015
VMware Fibre Channel
12 Jul 2016
VMware iSCSI
12 Jul 2016
VMware FCoE
21 Sep 2016
VMware 5.0/5.1 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
12 Jul 2016
VMware 5.5 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
02 Aug 2016
VMware 6.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel
02 Aug 2016
OpenVMS
04 Mar 2016
z/VSE
29 Oct 2015
z/VM
01 Sep 2014
Apple Mac OS X
29 Jun 2015
Citrix XenServer Fibre Channel
30 Sep 2015
Citrix XenServer iSCSI
10 Sep 2014
IBM BladeCenter®
Support for BladeServer Configurations
07 Oct 2010
IBM Flex V7000 and General Flex Systems Support
24 Apr 2014
HS & LS Models
21 Oct 2016
JS Power Models
08 Jun 2016
HP Blade Servers
16 Sep 2016
Cisco UCS B & C Series Servers
25 Oct 2016
Cisco UCS Mini
29 Jun 2016
Controllers
Storwize V3700
23 Jan 2013
Storwize V7000
09 Oct 2013
Storwize V7000 Gen 2
04 Jun 2014
Storwize V5000
22 Nov 2013
Storwize V5000 Gen 2
03 May 2016
IBM FlashSystem A9000 & IBM FlashSystem A9000R
04 Jul 2016
IBM FlashSystem
11 Oct 2016
DS3000
24 May 2016
DS4000
27 May 2014
DS5000
25 Oct 2013
DS6000
07 Oct 2010
DS8000
11 Mar 2016
IBM ESS
07 Oct 2010
DCS3700/DCS3860
24 May 2016
DCS3xx0 with Gen2 Controller
16 Feb 2016
IBM N Series and NetApp FAS
04 Apr 2016
NetApp
18 Nov 2016
XIV
29 Jul 2015
HPE
09 Nov 2016
HPE 3PAR
11 Nov 2015
Hitachi Data Systems
17 Nov 2016
EMC
03 Nov 2016
EMC XtremIO
09 Mar 2016
Sun StorEdge
07 Oct 2010
StorageTek
07 Oct 2010
Fujitsu Eternus
01 Nov 2016
Bull Storeway
06 Feb 2012
NEC iStorage
14 Jul 2015
UIT
14 Jul 2015
Oracle Pillar Axiom
29 Nov 2013
Oracle Flash Storage Systems
01 Jul 2015
Texas Memory Systems
06 Sep 2012
Fusion-io
20 Mar 2015
Inspur
20 Mar 2015
Infinidat
25 Mar 2015
Toshiba
11 Sep 2014
Xiotech
18 Feb 2016
Nexsan
14 Oct 2013
Nimble Storage
11 Nov 2016
Dell Compellent
01 Aug 2016
Dell
26 Aug 2016
PureStorage
27 Oct 2016
Violin Memory
01 Nov 2016
Huawei
27 Apr 2016
ISL Blades
07 Oct 2010
BladeCenter Supported Configurations
20 Jan 2015
Brocade FC
Brocade Converged Network Switches
07 Oct 2016
Cisco MDS
Cisco Nexus
15 Nov 2016
Qlogic
12 Apr 2016
Juniper QFabric
23 Jan 2013
Other Hardware & Software
Inter Cluster Fibre Channel Extenders
13 Feb 2013
Inter Cluster SAN Routers
09 Aug 2016
IBM System Storage™ TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway
26 Jan 2016
VSS
05 Jul 2016
Management GUI Levels
24 Sep 2014
GPFS / IBM Spectrum Scale
11 Mar 2016
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM) / IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot
01 Jul 2016
Oracle
20 Mar 2015
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Previously Supported Levels

SVC Version
Previous Support Levels
7.5.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V7.5
7.4.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V7.4
7.3.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V7.3
7.2.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V7.2
7.1.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V7.1
6.4.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.4
6.3.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.3
6.2.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.2
6.1.x
SAN Volume Controller Supported Hardware List, Device Driver, Firmware and Recommended Software Levels V6.1
5.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.3.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.2.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
4.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
3.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller
2.1.x
Supported Hardware List, Device Driver and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

Recommended Software Levels for SAN Volume Controller


SAN Volume Controller Supported Drive Types



SVC Easy Tier Function Supported Configurations

Tier 0 Storage Tier 1 Storage Tier 2 Storage Notes
Internal or externally virtualized flash storage Internal or externally virtualized enterprise HDDs (10k/15k rpm) Internal or externally virtualized nearline HDDs Easy Tier is not supported in any configuration where flash storage is not exclusively being used as the Tier 0 storage.
If there are no enterprise HDDs in the pool: Internal or externally virtualized nearline HDDs


Split Cluster Configuration Documentation



SAN Volume Controller Code Compatibility


SAN Volume Controller Non Disruptive Volume Move

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 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
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
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
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
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
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
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
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"
AIX7.1 TL3 SP03
AIXPCM
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.
Windows 2008
SDDDSM
iSCSI hosts are not supported

Procedures for a Windows cluster NDVM:

Step1: Move disk into new IO group
Step2: Add new IO group access into disk
Step3: Rescan all the disk path on all of the Windows cluster nodes
Step4: Remove the original IO group
Windows 2012
SDDDSM
RHEL5.9
DMMP
Veritas DMP 6.0.5
iSCSI hosts are not supported
RHEL6.1
DMMP
RHEL6.2
DMMP
Veritas DMP 6.0.5
SLES11 SP1
DMMP
VMware ESxi5
Native
VAAI is supported using NDVM with SVC
VMware ESxi5.5
Native
Solaris10 u10
MPxIO
iSCSI hosts are not supported
SAN Boot is supported
Solaris 11.1 SPARC
MPxIO
iSCSI hosts are not supported
SAN Boot is supported
Veritas DMP
SFHA 6.1
Hewlett Packard B.11.31.1303
Native
Service Guard 11.20
iSCSI hosts are not supported
SAN Boot is supported
For all other host types, I/O should be quiesced when moving a volume.



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
Driver included in Technology Level
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
6.1
7.1
7.1.3
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
Technology Level 4

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 )
Yes
Veritas DMP Version 5.1 SP1

Veritas DMP
Version 6.1
Version 6.2

( Supported with AIX 6.1 TL7 and above & AIX 7.1 )

Veritas DMP
Version 7.0.1
(Currently supported with AIX 6.1 TL9 only)


Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Version 5.1 SP1

Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Version 6.1
Version 6.2
( Supported with AIX 6.1 TL7 and above & AIX 7.1 )

Veritas InfoScale Enterprize 7.0.1
(Currently supported with AIX 6.1 TL9 only)
Yes
FC5735
FC5729
Minimum supprted code levels : AIX 7.1 TL1, 6.1 TL7, VIOS 2.2.1
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
AIX 6.1 TL9
AIX 7.1 TL3
AIX 7.1 TL4
FC 5273
FC 5735
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0

AIXPCM
PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
7.1.3

PowerHA System Mirror Enterprise Edition
7.2
Yes
AIX 7.2


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 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
No
Yes
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
Technology Level 4
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
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
AIX 6.1 TL9
AIX 7.1 TL3
AIX 7.1 TL4
AIXPCM
AIX 7.2



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 AIX and Virtual I/O Server Direct Attach ( AIXPCM )

Supported Server Model
OS Version
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Multipathing
SANBoot
Notes
AIX 6.1 TL05 and higher
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
Driver in OS Version
203305
AIXPCM
No
FC 5773
271315
AIX 7.1 TL01
AIX 7.1 TL02
AIX 7.1 TL03
FC 5774
271315
FC 5773
271315
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305
VIOS 2.2.1.0
VIOS 2.2.1.4
VIOS 2.2.2.3
VIOS 2.2.3.1
VIOS 2.2.3.4
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305
Yes
VIOS 2.2.3.4
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
802111
VIOS 2.2. 4.10
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305


IBM AIX and Virtual I/O Server Direct Attach ( SDDPCM )

Supported Server Model
OS Version
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SANBoot
Notes
AIX 7.1 TL01
AIX 7.1 TL02
AIX 7.1 TL03
AIX 7.1 TL04
FC 5773
FC 5774
Driver in OS Version
271315
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
PowerHA System Mirror Standard Edition
6.1
Yes
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
00010000020025201905
No
AIX 7.2
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
00010000020025201905
VIOS 2.2.3.1
VIOS 2.2.4.10
FC 5729
FC 5735
FC 5273
203305
VIOS 2.2.4.10
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
00010000020025201905


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
Driver included in VIOS version
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0

AIXPCM
( AIX 6.1 and 7.1 Only )
No
Yes
FC5735
FC5729
Minimum supported code levels:
VIOS 2.2.1, IBM i 7.1TR3, i 6.1.1 (latest ML)
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
VIOS 2.2.3.x
FC 5273
FC 5735
FC EN0A
FC EN0B
FC EN0Y
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
VIOS 2.2.4.x

NPIV is supported with FC 5273 and FC 5735 HBAs
AIXPCM


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 2.6.4.0
SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
No
No
VIOS 2.2.x
VIOS 2.2.1.x
VIOS 2.2.2.x
VIOS 2.2.3.x

Supported Clients
Power 6
Power 7
Power 8
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
AIXPCM
Yes
VIOS 2.2.4.x


IBMi Fabric Attach

Supported Server Model
HBA
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Operating System Level
16Gb/s

FCEN0A
FCEN0B
Driver included in Technology Level
IBMi Native Multipathing
PowerHA SystemMirror for i (5770-HAS)
Yes
IBM i 7.1 TR8
IBM i 7.1 TR9
IBM i 7.1 TR10
IBM i 7.1 TR11
IBM i 7.2
IBM i 7.2 TR1
IBM i 7.2 TR2
IBM i 7.2 TR3
IBM i 7.2 TR4
IBM i 7.3
8Gb/s

FC5735
FC5273

4Gb/s

FC5774
FC5276
FC5749
IBM i 7.1 TR6
IBM i 7.1 TR7
IBM i 7.1 TR8
IBM i 7.1 TR9
IBM i 7.1 TR10
IBM i 7.1 TR11
IBM i 7.2
IBM i 7.2 TR1
IBM i 7.2 TR2
IBM i 7.2 TR3
IBM i 7.2 TR4
IBM i 7.3



IBMi Direct Attach

Supported Server Model
HBA
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Operating System Level
16Gb/s

FCEN0A
FCEN0B
Driver included in Technology Level
IBMi Native Multipathing
PowerHA SystemMirror for i (5770-HAS)
Yes
i 7.1 TR10
i 7.1 TR11
i 7.2 TR2
i 7.2 TR3
i 7.2 TR4
i 7.3
4Gb/s

FC5774
FC5276
FC5749
IBM i 7.1 TR6
IBM i 7.1 TR7
IBM i 7.1 TR8
IBM i 7.1 TR9
IBM i 7.1 TR10
IBM i 7.1 TR11
IBM i 7.2
IBM i 7.2 TR1
IBM i 7.2 TR2
IBM i 7.2 TR3
IBM i 7.2 TR4
IBM i 7.3




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
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Yes
Yes

SAN Boot is not supported with Qlogic Driver 9.1.8.25
Intel/AMD

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

SP1
SP2
R2
Hyper-V on x64 based systems is supported with the following guest OS
Windows 2008 32bit
Windows 2008 64bit
With SDDDSM
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for configuration details & Guidelines for Hyper-V

Please see the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for recommended settings for QLE2560/QLE2562 & Emulex HBAs

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

Cluster Shared Volumes
are supported with Hyper-V

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

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
FC-2 133 24P0960
FC2-133 24P8053
QLA2340
QLA2340L
QLA2342
QLA2342L
39M5894
QLA2460
BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.01.00
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
9.1.11.26
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
No
N/A
39M5895
QLA2462
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
39R6525
QLE2460
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
39R6527
QLE2462
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM **
Emulex **
Storport Driver
1.30a9
2.00a12
2.10a4
2.10a7
2.20.006
2.32.002
2.42a0
2.50.007
2.74.014.001
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Yes
Yes
Hyper-V on x64 based systems is supported with the following guest OS
Windows 2008 32bit
Windows 2008 64bit
With SDDDSM
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

** HBA NodeTimeOut on Emulex adapters with Windows OS should be set to 3 seconds. Please see the following flash .

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for configuration details & Guidelines for Hyper-V

Please see the SAN Volume Controller 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
6.1
No
N/A
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
MSCS with Veritas Volume Manager
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
LP11000, LP11002
LP1150
2.50a6
2.72a2
2.82a3
2.82x6
LPe11000, LPe11002
LPe1150
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
1.10a5
1.11a5
2.00a3
2.01A11
2.02x11
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
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
MSCS
Yes
Intel/AMD
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Standard x64 Edition
Enterprise x64 Edition
Datacenter x64 Edition
SP1
SP2
R2
N/A
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
81Y1655
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
---

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
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition

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
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
No
No
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
9.1.9.39
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
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
Intel/AMD
Windows 2008 32 & 64bit Editions
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition

SP1
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

Clustering will be supported only with single session. A single session should exist from a host initiator to SVC target. Multi session is not supported.
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
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

Clustering will be supported only with single session. A single session should exist from a host initiator to SVC target. Multi session is not supported.
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X
( With iSCSI Personality enabled )


Windows 2008 Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Qlogic
STOR Miniport 9.1.11.24
7.00.02
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Failover Clustering
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Hypervisor with guests
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

HBA should be set to point to point only
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
No
Yes
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SVC version 7.5.0.0




Windows 2012 Fibre Channel


Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Hypervisor
Platform & OS Version
Comments
IBM
QLogic
Yes
Intel/AMD
Windows 2012 All Editions

Windows 2012 R2
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

** HBA NodeTimeOut on Emulex adapters with Windows OS should be set to 3 seconds. Please see the following flash .

When using ODX please visit the V7.6 Software Limits & Restrictions document

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

SCVMM is supported on SAN Volume Controller 6.4.1.5 and higher
39R6527
QLe 2462
BIOS 3.13 Firmware 5.06.05

BIOS 3.24
Firmware 7.01.00
9.1.10.26
9.1.11.24
9.1.11.26
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
MSCS
39R6525
QLe 2460
42D0510
QLe2562
42D0501
QLe 2560
00Y3337
QLe2660
00Y3341
QLe2662
IBM **
Emulex **
42C2071
LPe11002
2.01a4
2.82x6
2.74.014.001
10.4.246.0
42C2069
LPe11000
DMPDSM
Veritas Cluster Server Version 6.1
42D0485
LPe12000
2.01a11
2.02x11
10.0.720.0
10.4.246.0
42D0494
LPe12002
81Y1655
LPe16000
1.1.55.0
10.0.803.8
10.4.255.23
2.74.014.001
10.0.720.0
10.4.246.0
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
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
MSCS
46M6049
BR-815
59Y1987
BR-415
59Y1993
BR-425
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR 1860-2


Windows 2012 Server (Using MPIO) FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Firmware
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
Intel/AMD
Windows 2012 All Editions

Windows 2012 R2
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
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
Yes
Yes
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
9.1.9.39
9.1.10.18
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
Yes
Yes
QLE8152
QLE8242
SDDDSM
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
Yes
Yes



Windows 2012 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 2012 All Editions

Windows 2012 R2
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

Clustering will be supported only with single session. A single session should exist from a host initiator to SVC target. Multi session is not supported.
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
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

Clustering will be supported only with single session. A single session should exist from a host initiator to SVC target. Multi session is not supported.
Oce10102-NX-X
Oce10102-N-X
( With iSCSI Personality enabled )



Windows 2012 Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Qlogic
STOR Miniport 9.1.11.24
7.00.02
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Failover Clustering
Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Hypervisor with guests
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

HBA should be set to point to point only
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
No
Yes
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SVC version 7.5.0.0


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
In Distro Driver
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
U10 Kernel 2.6.18-371.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported


Please Visit the SVC 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
1.91a5
2.70a5
2.72a2
LP9802
LP10000
LP10000DC
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
Veritas DMP

5.1 SP1
6.0
6.0.1
Veritas Storage Foundation HA

5.1 SP1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
2.82a3
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
81Y1655
LPe16000
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 815
Brocade 425
Brocade 825
In Distro Driver
1.1.0.x
2.1.0.x
2.3.0.x
3.0.3.0
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM Power Systems/
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
U10 Kernel 2.6.18-371.el5
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

KVM is supported
5716
LP10000
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
5758
5759
5749 (IBM System i)
LP11002
LP11000
LP11002
LP11002
5735
LPe12002


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
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
Yes
IBM z Systems
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

KVM is supported



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
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
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 )
In Distro Driver
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

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
In Distro Driver
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
In Distro Driver
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 5 Direct Attach FC

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
QLogic
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL5.9
RHEL5.10
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.0
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM
Emulex
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2



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
In Distro Driver
04.06.02
5.08.00
Device Mapper Multipath

Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
6.2.1
RHEL 6 Cluster Server

Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Veritas Cluster Server
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
SFRAC
6.2.1
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

V6.6 Kernel 2.6.32-504

V6.7 Kernel 2.6.32-573

39M5894
39M5895
39R6525
39R6527
QLA2460
QLA2462
QLE2460
QLE2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
7.03.00
00Y3337
QLe2660
00Y3341
QLe2662
IBM
Emulex
LP11000
LP11002
LPe11000
LPe11002
LP1150
LPe1150
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
2.02X11
81Y1655
LPe16000
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
In Distro Driver
DMMP
RHEL 6 Cluster Server
46M6049
815
3.0.0.0
3.1.0.1
46M6050
825


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM Power Systems/
System p

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

V6.6 Kernel 2.6.32-504

V6.7 Kernel 2.6.32-573
KVM is supported
5716
LP10000
5773
5774
LPe11000
LPe11000
LPe11002
1.20x8
2.70a5
2.72a2
5758
5759
5749 (IBM System i)
LP11002
LP11000
LP11002
LP11002
5273
5735
LPe12002
IBM
QLogic
V6.2 and higher
EN0Y
QLE2564L-IBM


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
z Systems

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
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


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
V6.6 Kernel 2.6.32-504
V6.7 Kernel 2.6.32-573
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
8.2.0.134
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM
QLogic
42C1800
QLE8142
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
QLE8362
V6.7 Kernel 2.6.32-573


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

V6.4 Kernel 2.6.32-358
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
In Distro Driver
1.7
Yes
No
No
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
In Distro Driver
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 FC

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
8 Gb FC HBAs
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL6.1
RHEL6.2
RHEL6.3
RHEL6.4
RHEL6.5
RHEL6.6
RHEL6.7
HBA should be set to point to point only
IBM
Qlogic
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
In Distro Driver
5.08.00
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Emulex
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
In Distro Driver
2.01A4 (U3D2.01A4), sli-3
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Brocade
46M6049
46M6050
815
825
In Distro Driver
DMMP
No
No
16 Gb FC HBAs
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL6.2
RHEL6.3
RHEL6.4
RHEL6.5
RHEL6.6
RHEL6.7
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.0
IBM
Qlogic
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
Yes
IBM
Emulex
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
Yes
IBM
Brocade
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
Yes


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 7 Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
QLogic
In Distro Driver
7.01.00
DMMP
Red Hat Cluster server

Steeleye Lifekeeper
9.0
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL V7.0
Kernel 3.10.0-123.el7
RHEL V7.1
Kernel 3.10.0-229.el7
RHEL 7.2
Kernel 3.10.0-327.el7
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
7.02.00
IBM
Emulex
2.02X11 (U3D2.02X11) sli-3
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002

Red Hat EL Advanced Server 7 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
In Distro Driver
DMMP
No
Yes
IBM Power Systems

RHEL V7.0
Kernel 3.10.0-123.el7
RHEL V7.1
Kernel 3.10.0-229.el7
RHEL 7.2
Kernel 3.10.0-327.el7
5273
5735
LPe12002
EL43
EL5B
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
EN0Y
QLE2564L-IBM


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 7 Power Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
FC5273
FC5735
In Distro Driver
2.02X7 (U3K2.02X7), sli-3
DMMP
No
Yes
IBM Power Systems

RHEL 7.1
RHEL 7.2
EL43
EL5B
10.2.252.1905


Red Hat EL Advanced Server 7 iSCSI

Host Bus Adapter
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
N/A
Supported with Software initiator only

DMMP
Red Hat Cluster server
No

Red Hat EL Advanced Server 7 Direct Attach FC

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
QLogic
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

RHEL 7.0
RHEL 7.1
RHEL 7.2
HBA should be set to point to point only
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM
Emulex
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
Brocade
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2


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
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
Steeleye Lifekeeper
6.3
7.0

Linux HA- Heartbeat 1.2.5
No
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Platforms
SP3
2.6.5-7.276 Kernel
SP4
2.6.5-7.308 Kernel
2.6.5-7.311 Kernel
2.6.5-7.312 Kernel
Please see flash below before upgrading your HBA drivers
Linux 2.6 Device Driver Issues with Levels Qlogic 8.01.07 or Higher and Emulex 8.16.34 or Higher
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

Please Visit the SVC Information Center for details on Linux Host Settings
FC-2 133 P/N 24P0960
QLA2340
QLA2340L
FC2-133 Dual Port P/N 24P8053
QLA2342
QLA2342L
P/N 39M5894
QLA2460
Multiflash Image 1.56 (BIOS 1.24 )

Multiflash Image 1.69 ( BIOS 2.02)
39R6525
QLE2460
P/N 39M5895
QLA2462
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
4.04.00
LP9002
LP9802
Veritas DMP
VSFHA 5.1
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 Expressb 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 *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
In Distro Driver
Veritas DMP
5.1 SP1
6.0
6.0.1
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.1 SP1
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

Volume expansion & contraction is not supported

Please Visit the SVC Information Center for details on Linux Host Settings
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
IBM
Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
Brocade 415
Brocade 425
Brocade 815
Brocade 825
In Distro Driver
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


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
In Distro Driver
Multipath Tools
No
No
IBM Power Systems/
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
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE Fibre Channel IBM z Systems *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM z Systems
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 z Systems for Service Pack levels
Volume expansion & contraction is not supported
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


SLES 10 Novell/SuSE FCoE *End of Life*

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Brocade
42C1820
1010/1020
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
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 Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
In Distro Driver
2.82a4
Device Mapper Multipath

Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
6.2.1
High-Availability-Extension / OpenAIS
( HAE - native cl uster )

Veritas Storage Foundation HA
Veritas Cluster Server
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.1
SFRAC
6.2.1
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based
Platforms
SLES11U0 *EoL
SLES11U1 *EoL
( With latest Patches )
SLES11 SP2
SLES11 SP3
SLES11 SP4
LP10000
LP10002
LP11000
LP11002
LP1150
42C2071
LPe11002
FV 2.50a6
1.00a12
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
81Y1655
LPe16000
1.1.43.12
81Y1662
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
v3.03.27
QLA2342
39M5894
QLA2460
4.06.02
39M5895
QLA2462
39R6525
QLE2460
39R6527
QLE2462
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
00Y3337
QLE2660
6.03.00
00Y3341
QLE2662
IBM
Emulex
2.02X11
Veritas DMP
7.0

SLES11 SP3 and Higher
Veritas InfoScale Enterprise
7.0

SLES11 SP3 and Higher
No
42D0485
LPe12000
42D0494
LPe12002
IBM
QLogic
5.09.00
42D0501
QLE2560
42D0510
QLE2562
IBM
Brocade
59Y1987
59Y1993
46M6049
46M6050
415
425
815
825
In Distro Driver
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
3.0.0
3.0.x.0
3.1.0.1


SLES 11 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
No
IBM Power Systems/
System p

SLES11SP1 *EoL
Kernel 2.6.32.59-0.7.1
SLES11SP2
Kernel 3.0.42-0.7-default
SLES11SP3
Kernel 3.0.76-0.11.1
SLES11SP4
Kernel 3.0.101-63.1
KVM is Supported
FC5716
FC1977
FC5758
FC1910
FC1905
FC5759
FC5273
FC5735
FC EN0Y
SLES11SP2 and higher


SLES 11 Fibre Channel IBM z Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
zfcp
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM z Systems

SLES11SP1 *EoL
Kernel 2.6.32.59-0.7.1
SLES11SP2
Kernel 3.0.42-0.7-default
SLES11SP3
Kernel 3.0.76-0.11.1
SLES11SP4
Kernel 3.0.101-63.1

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
Please visit z Systems for Service Pack levels

Recommended multipath & udev settings
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



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 *EoL
SLES11 SP2
SLES11 SP3
SLES11 SP4
Supported with Cisco Nexus and Brocade 8000/VDX6730 FCoE switches. Please see the switch tables for further information
42C1820
1010/1020
In Distro Driver
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM
Emulex
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
In Distro Driver
N/A
N/A
No
No
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
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 *EoL
SLES11 SP1 *EoL
SLES11 SP2
SLES11 SP3
SLES11 SP4
SAN Boot is supported in Network Boot configurations ie PXE
IBM
Qlogic
QLE-SR-CK 8140
In Distro Driver
1.7
Yes
No
Yes
QLE-SR-CK 8042
IBM
Emulex
Oce10102-I
In Distro Driver
2.103.269.30
Yes
No
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

SLES11 U0 *EoL
SLES11 SP1 *EoL
SLES11 SP2
SLES11 SP3
SLES11 SP4
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 )


SLES 11 Direct Attach FC

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

SLES11 SP2


HBA should be set to point to point only
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
In Distro Driver
2.01A4 (U3D2.01A4), sli-3
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Qlogic
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
In Distro Driver
5.06.03(90d5)
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Brocade
46M6049
46M6050
815
825
In Distro Driver
3.1.0.1
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Emulex
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

SLES11 SP2
SLES11 SP3
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.0
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Qlogic
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
No
IBM
Brocade
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2
Latest or in distro
Latest or in distro
DMMP
No
No


SLES 11 Power Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Supported Server Model
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
FC5273
FC5735
In Distro Driver
2.03X5 (U3K2.03X5), sli-3
DMMP
No
No
IBM Power Systems

SLES11SP3
SAN Volume Controller V7.4.0.3 & higher


SLES 12 Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
In Distro Driver
2.01A12 (U3D2.01A12), sli-3
DMMP

Veritas DMP
6.2.1 *
No

SFRAC
6.2.1
Yes
64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

SLES 12
SLES12 SP1
Please Visit the SVC Information Center for details on Linux Host Settings

* When using Veritas, set fast_io_fail_tmo=20 and dev_loss_tmo=86400
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
IBM
QLogic
7.03.00 (90d5)
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
IBM
Emulex
10.4.303.3, sli-4:2:a
DMMP
No
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
6.03.00
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662


SLES 12 Fibre Channel IBM Power Systems

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
In Distro Driver
Device Mapper Multipath
No
Yes
IBM Power Systems

SLES 12
SLES12 SP1
FC5273
FC5735
FC EN0Y


HP-UX 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
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
SDD 1.8.1.3
Service Guard V11.16
No
HP 9000 Series Servers (PA-RISC 64bit only)

SDD does not support path failover when applied to raw disk. The use of PV Links is recommended.
A6795A
A6826A
B.11.11.13
B.11.11.16
B.11.11.17
A9782A
A9784A
AB378A
AB379A
PV Links
Yes
AB378B
AB379B
AB465A
HP Native Multipath
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
SDD 1.6.3.0
SDD 1.7.0.3
SDD 1.7.1.0
SDD 1.8.0.2
SDD 1.8.1.3
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 SAN Volume Controller 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

SDD does not support path failover when applied to raw disk. The use of PV Links is recommended.

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
PV Links
AB378B
HP Native Multipath
AB379B
AB465A
Veritas DMP 5.1 SP1
No
Veritas Cluster Service 5.1 SP1
AD193A
AD194A
AD300A
HP Itanium Servers only
AD355A
B.11.23.0712
A6826A
B.11.23.0802


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
5.1 SP1
6.0

Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 SP1
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
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.1303
Yes
AH403A
FibreChannel-02 B.11.31.1103
No
403619-B21
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.1407
HP Native Multipath
No
ServiceGuard
11.19
11.20
451872-001
FibreChannel-01 B.11.31.1103
Yes
ServiceGuard
11.20
456972-B21
FibreChannel-02 B.11.31.1103
QR558A
QR559A

SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8 (32 and 64 bit Sparc) Fibre Channel - Sustaining Support Phase

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.
Supplied with SAN package


SunOS 5.9/Solaris 9 (32 and 64 bit Sparc) Fibre Channel - Sustaining Support Phase

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Notes
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
(SAN Volume ControllerSupports up to 4-node SUN clusters)
SUN Cluster in SAN Volume Controller stretch cluster environment requires a SCORE request for support. Please contact your IBM representative before implementing Solaris Cluster server in a stretch cluster configuration.
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
(SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters)
SUN Cluster in SAN Volume Controller stretch cluster environment requires a SCORE request for support. Please contact your IBM representative before implementing Solaris Cluster server in a stretch cluster configuration.


SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit) Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter Vendor
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Notes
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
6.0.3
6.2
Yes
SFHA/SFRAC
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.0.3
6.2
SUN Cluster
3.1

3.2
3.3
SAN Volume Controller Supports up to 4-node SUN clusters
Sparc &
x86
SUN Cluster in SAN Volume Controller stretch cluster environment requires a SCORE request for support. Please contact your IBM representative before implementing Solaris Cluster server in a stretch cluster configuration.

An issue has been identified with certain Solaris versions that may cause I/O failures during a failover scenario.
Affected Versions are
Solaris 10 Kernel Patches 150400-14(SPARC platform) and higher / 150401-14(x86 platform and Higher

The following IDRs resolve the issue and are available directly from Oracle
IDR151753-01 and IDR151754-01 for Solaris10 SPARC with kernal patch 150400-30
Yes
Sparc &
x86
SG-XPCIxxx 2GB
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
SG-QF8xxx 8GB
QLx23xx (2GB)
QLx24xx (4GB)
QLx25xx (8GB)
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)

Emulex
(emlxs driver)
Part of OS
Supplied with SAN package
Yes
Sparc &
x86
Veritas DMP
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
6.2
Yes
Sparc &
x86
Brocade
415
425
815
825
h
No
No
Sparc &
x86


SunOS 5.10/Solaris 10 (64 bit) FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Notes
IBM
Emulex
An issue has been identified with certain Solaris versions that may cause I/O failures during a failover scenario.
Affected Versions are
Solaris 10 Kernel Patches 150400-14(SPARC platform) and higher / 150401-14(x86 platform and Higher

The following IDRs resolve the issue and are available directly from Oracle
IDR151753-01 and IDR151754-01 for Solaris10 SPARC with kernal patch 150400-30
49Y4250
OCe10102-NX ( NIC )
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
No
39Y6146
OCe10102-FM ( CNA )
145953-06
N/A
MPxIO
No
No


SunOS 5.11/Solaris 11.x(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
6.2
No
Sun Cluster 4.0
Sun Cluster 4.1
Sun Cluster 4.2
Sun Cluster 4.3

Only 2 nodes supported with SCSI-2 Reservations

Greater than 2 node clusters are supported with SCSI-3 Reservations with Solaris
11.1 and higher

VCS
6.1
6.2
with Veritas DMP


PRIMECLUSTER V4.3
Sparc
Supported OS Versions
Solaris 11.0
Solaris 11.1
Solaris 11.2
Solaris 11.3

Oracle VM Server for SPARC

version 3.0


SUN Cluster in SAN Volume Controller stretch cluster environment requires a SCORE request for support. Please contact your IBM representative before implementing Solaris Cluster server in a stretch cluster configuration

An issue has been identified with certain Solaris versions that may cause I/O failures during a failover scenario. The effected Versions are S11.1SRU20 and later, S11.2 and later, S11.2SRU


The following IDRs resolve the issue and are available directly from Oracle
DR1352.1 for Solaris 11.1.21.4.1
IDR1565.1 for Solaris 11.2.4.6.0
IDR1563.1 for Solaris 11.2.2.5.0, 11.2.2.7.0,11.2.2.8.0
QLE2562
No
Sparc & x86_x64

SG-XPCIxxx 8GB


371-4325-01
Yes
Sparc
SG-XPCIE2FC-QF8
Yes
7023303
QLE8362
Yes
Sun Badged Emulex
(emlxs driver)


Emulex
(emlxs driver)
SG-XPCIxxx 4GB
SG-XPCIxxx 8GB
No
Sparc
LPe11002
LPe12002


No
Sparc & x86_x64
LPe11002-S
LPe12002-S
Yes
Sparc
7101684
MPxIO
Sun Cluster 4.3
LPe16002



SunOS 5.11/Solaris 11.1 FCoE

Host Bus Adapter Vendor
Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
San Boot
Clustering
Platform
Notes
Qlogic
(qlc driver)
QLE8362
qlc 20130621-4.02b
BIOS: 3.19; fcode: 4.04; EFI: 5.39;
MPxIO
Yes
No
SPARC
An issue has been identified with certain Solaris versions that may cause I/O failures during a failover scenario. The effected Versions are S11.1SRU20 and later.

The following IDR resolves the issue and is available directly from Oracle
IDR1352.1 for Solaris 11.1.21.4.1


Oracle Linux Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
IBM
QLogic
In Distribution
In Distribution
DMMP
Oracle Clusterware
Yes
Oracle Linux
5.x
6.x
7.x
42D0501
42D0510
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2560
QLE2562
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM
Emulex
42D0485
42D0494
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe12000
LPe12002
LPe16000
LPe16002



Oracle VM Server

HBA
Driver
Firmware / BIOS
Multipathing
Clustering
OVM Version
Guest OS
SAN Boot
Platform
QLe2562
8.03.07.03.32.1-k
5.03.07 / BIOS 2.16
DMMP
No
3.0.2
For Guest Operating System support please refer to Oracle
No
X86_64
QLe2562
8.03.07.12.39.0-k
5.03.07 / BIOS 2.16
DMMP
No
3.1.1
LPe12002
8.3.5.58.2p
2.01A4 (U3D2.01A4), sli-3
/ BIOS 5.12a7
Yes
QLe2562
8.03.07.07-k
5.06.03 (90d5) / BIOS 3.00
DMMP
No
3.2
No
LPe12002
8.3.5.82.2p
2.00X6 (U3D2.00X6), sli-3
/ BIOS 5.12a3
BR-825
3.0.2.2
3.0.0.0 / 3.0.3.0
QLe2562
8.06.00.14.39.0-k1
5.03.06 / BIOS 2.16
DMMP
Oracle VM cluster
3.3.1
Yes
LPe12002
8.3.7.34.4p
2.12a15 / BIOS 2.02x11


Oracle VM Server iSCSI

HBA
Multipathing
Clustering
OVM Version
SAN Boot
Platform
N/A
Supported with Software initiator only
DMMP
No
3.0.2
No
X86_64
3.2
Oracle VM cluster
3.3.1


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 SAN Volume Controller 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
3.1.0
3.2.0
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
6.x
Fibre Channel
6.0
3.1.0
3.2.0
iSCSI


VMware vStorage API for Array Integration ( VAAI )

VAAI Version
Notes
1.2
Note no API is required for VAAI on ESX/ESXi version 5


VMware API's for Storage Awareness ( VASA )
VASA Provider Versions
Protocol
ESX Version
Fibre Channel
5.1
5.5
6.0




VMware ( ESX/ESXi ) vSphere Fibre Channel

ESX
Host Bus Adapter
Guest OS
Multipathing
Notes
Additional information
V4.0 *End of Life*
V4.0U1 *End of Life*
V4.0U2 *End of Life*
V4.0U3 *End of Life*
V4.0U4 *End of Life*
V4.1 *End of Life*
V4.1U1 *End of Life*
V5.0, U1, U2 & U3
V5.1, U1, U2, U3
V5.5, U1, U2, U3
V6.0, U1, U2
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
VMware ESXi 5.1, U1, U2
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3
VMware ESXi 6.0, U1, U2

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

Hardware iSCSI Adapters are currently not supported with SAN Volume Controller
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

SAN Volume Controller Version 6.3.0.1 and higher supports multi session VMware iSCSI. Earlier 6.x Versions support single session only

Mutual CHAP is not supported

Customers who are running ESXi 5.5 Update 2, 5.5 Update 3, 6.0, 6.0 Update 1 or 6.0 Update 2 or are planning to upgrade to these levels should review this Flash

VMware FCoE

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver
HBA Firmware
OS Version
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Guest OS
Notes
IBM
Emulex
vSphere/ESXi 5.0, U1, U2 & U3
Fixed & Round Robin
VMware HA
Yes
49Y4250
OCE10102
8.2.2.1-18vmw
4.2.324.30
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
901.k1.1-14vmw
5.07.00
IBM
Qlogic
vSphere/ESXi 5.1, U1, U2
Fixed
No
42C1800
QLE8142
902.k1.1-9vmw
5.03.05
IBM
Emulex
vSphere/ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3
Fixed & Round Robin
VMware HA
49Y4250
OCE10102
10.0.575.10
4.6.281.8
95Y3760
OCE11102
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
902.k1.1-12vmw
5.07.00
IBM
Emulex
vSphere/ESXi 6.0, U1, U2
49Y4250
OCE10102
10.2.309.7
2.02X11
IBM
Qlogic
42C1800
QLE8142
902.k1.1-12vmw
5.07.00
QLE8242
2.1.41.0
4.20.01

VMware5.0/5.1 Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver / Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
Please refer to the VMware Compatibility Guide
NMP
VMware HA
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

vSphere/ESXi 5.0
vSphere/ESXi 5.1 U1, U2, U3
HBA should be set to point to point only
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
IBM
Qlogic
42D0501
42D0510
QLe2560
QLe2562
IBM
Brocade
No
No
46M6049
46M6050
815
825
IBM
Qlogic
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

vSphere/ESXi 5.1 U1, U2, U3
HBA should be set to point to point only

Minimum Supported SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.0
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM
Brocade
No
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2


VMware5.5 Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver / Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
Please refer to the VMware Compatibility Guide
NMP Round Robin
VMware HA
Yes
32 & 64 bit Intel/AMD Based Systems

vSphere/ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
IBM
Qlogic
42D0501
42D0510
QLe2560
QLe2562
IBM
Emulex
HBA should be set to point to point only

Emulex 16GB/s HBAs should be used with a minimum of SVC 7.6.1.4

Customers who are running ESXi 5.5 Update 2, 5.5 Update 3, 6.0, 6.0 Update 1 or 6.0 Update 2 or are planning to upgrade to these levels should review this Flash
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
Qlogic
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662
IBM
Brocade
No
No
81Y1668
81Y1675
BR-1860-1
BR-1860-2


VMware 6.0 Direct Attach Fibre Channel

Host Bus Adapter
HBA Driver / Firmware
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Platform & OS Version
Notes
IBM
Emulex
Please refer to the VMware Compatibility Guide
NMP Round Robin
VMware HA
Yes
vSphere/ESXi 6.0, U1, U2
HBA should be set to point to point only

Emulex 16GB/s HBAs should be used with a minimum of SVC 7.6.1.4

Customers who are running ESXi 5.5 Update 2, 5.5 Update 3, 6.0, 6.0 Update 1 or 6.0 Update 2 or are planning to upgrade to these levels should review this Flash
42D0485
42D0494
LPe12000
LPe12002
81Y1655
81Y1662
LPe16000
LPe16002
IBM
Qlogic
42D0501
42D0510
QLE2560
QLE2562
00Y3337
00Y3341
QLE2660
QLE2662



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

SAN Volume Controller Volume Expansion and contraction is not supported


Minimum supported SAN Volume Controller level 6.2.0.3.
Please refer to the following documentation regarding requirements when upgrading to 6.2.0.3 from earlier versions of SVC.
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)
8.4
LUN numbering:
When mapping vdisks to hosts, only LUNs in the range 0 to 254 can be used.

SAN Volume Controller Volume Expansion and contraction is not supported.
AB379B
AB379-60101
1.76af-2.08 BIOS/2.04 EFI
1 Dec 2009

1.89 -2.15 BIOS/ 2.20 EFI
26 May 2010
AD299A
EFI 4.00a8, FW 2.80a4
10 Sep 2010
AD355A
AD355-60001
AH400A
AH401A
No


z/VSE

IBM
Platform
Notes
z/VSE 5.1 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 SAN Volume Controller 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

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
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.8.5
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
2.04MP
4.11
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 2.04MP


Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28
No
No
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.9.1
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
2.13MP
2.25MP
4.11
4.13
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 2.13MP


Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28
No
No
Apple Mac OS X Server 10.10
FC-81EN
FC-82EN
FC-84EN
2.2.5
4.13
2010_07_28
ATTO Multipath Driver
version 2.13MP


Mac OS X Flash
Bundle 2010_07_28
No
No

Citrix XenServer Fibre Channel

Host Bus
Adapter
HBA Driver
FCode
Multipathing
Clustering
San Boot
Platform & OS Version
Guest OS
Notes
IBM
QLogic
Suppiled with OS
Built into Citrix XenServer
DMMP
Citrix HA Cluster
Yes
XenServer
V6.1 HA
For Guest Operating System support please refer to Citrix
42D0510
QLE2562
IBM
Emulex
42D0494
LPe12002
IBM
QLogic
XenServer
V6.2
42D0510
QLE2562
IBM
Emulex
42D0494
81Y1662
LPe12002
LPe16002
IBM
QLogic
XenServer
V6.5
42D0510
QLE2562
IBM
Emulex
42D0494
LPe12002
81Y1662
LPe16002


Citrix XenServer iSCSI

Version
Host Bus Adapter
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
XenServer V6.2
N/A
Supported with Software initiator only

DMMP
No
Currently not supported

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 Knowledge Center for support and configuration details


Support for BladeServer Configurations


SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller support matrix for HBAs used in non Blade servers;

and

3. The Server blade is running an OS that is present in the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller support matrix.



Examples of specific BladeCentre configurations that IBM includes in SAN Volume Controller 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 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

9.1.2.19
( 2Gbps )

9.1.8.25
( 4Gbps )
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 2.4.4.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.5.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.5.1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.6.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.7.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 (Uses MPIO) *
MSCS
Yes
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 5.0 through U10
(32 and 64 bit)
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462




IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
RedHat Cluster Server
Yes
SAN boot (IPL) is supported from SVC 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 5.5)
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
For Emulex & Qlogic the SCSI timout value must be set to 60 ( default is 20 )
Red Hat EL Advanced Server 6.0
U1 through U5
(32 and 64 bit)
IBM 48P7061 2Gbps FC Expansion Card
IBM 26K4841 - Qlogic QLA2342
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 26R0884 - Qlogic QMC2462




IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
RedHat Cluster Server
Yes
SLES 9
SP1,SP2,SP3

*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
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 HA
5.1
No
SLES 10
SP1 through SP4
*End of Life*
BM 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
Native Cluster
With Heartbeat / Stonith Version
2.0.8.0-19
Yes
Vdisk expansion & contraction is not supported

SVC Supports two node Native Clusters
HPDM Multipathing
ServiceGuard A.11.18.00
No
Veritas DMP
Veritas Storage Foundation HA
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
SLES 11
SP2 through SP4
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
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 the
BladeCenter Interoperability Guide

For SVC supported OS levels please visit
VMware OS Supported Levels
IBM Server
OS
HBA
HBA Firmware / BIOS
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
Windows 2008
(32 and 64 bit)

Windows 2008
SP1, SP2, R2
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 26R0890 - 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
2.01A11

Qlogic
Bios 2.13
FW 5.07.01

Qlogic CNA
Multiboot Image 1.01.92
Emulex
2.10A7
2.74.014.001

Qlogic
9.1.2.19
9.1.7.16
9.1.8.25
9.1.8.35
9.1.10.26
9.1.11.26
(STORport)


Qlogic CNA
9.1.8.26
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
No
Supported in both 32bit & 64bit windows 2008
Follow this link for installation of device drivers.
SDDDSM 2.4.4.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.5.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.5.1 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.6.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.7.0 (Uses MPIO)
SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 (Uses MPIO) *
Yes
Yes

No San Boot with 00Y3280
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

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 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
IBM 46M6065 - Qlogic QMI2572
Emulex
2.02x11

QLogic
Firmware 7.01.00/
BIOS 2.14
Emulex
10.2.261.4

QLogic
9.1.11.26
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
MSCS
Yes
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
DMPDSM
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability Clustering
6.0.2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 through 5.10
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 26R0890 - 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 00Y5618 - QLogic QMI8242
10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min RHEL 5.6 )
In Distro Driver
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 SVC 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

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 5.5)
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability
5.1
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 )
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 through 6.7
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 26R0890 - 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 00Y5618 - QLogic QMI8242
10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA
In Distro Driver
Emulex
8.0.16.40

Qlogic
In Distro Driver
device-mapper-multipath
Red Hat Cluster Server
Yes
SLES 9
SP1,SP2,SP3
*End of Life*
IBM 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462S
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472
IBM 44X1940 - Qlogic QMI3572
IBM 00Y3270 - Qlogic QMI3572
In Distro Driver
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
VSF 5.1
No
SLES 10
SP1 through SP4
*End of Life*
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 26R0890 - 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 00Y5618 - QLogic QMI8242
10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min SP3 )

In Distro Driver
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

SVC Supports two node Native

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)
Clusters
HPDM Multipathing
ServiceGuard A.11.18.00
No
Veritas DMP
VERITAS Storage Foundation High Availability
5.1
6.0
6.0.1
Yes
No San Boot with 00Y3280
SLES 11
SP2,SP3,SP4
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 26R0890 - 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 00Y5618 - QLogic QMI8242
10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA

IBM 90Y3566
IBM 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4265
P/N 90Y3550 + P/N 49Y4235
( Min SP1 )
In Distro Driver
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)
SLES11 SP3 & Higher
IBM 46M6140 - Emulex LPe1205 8Gbps CIOv

IBM 44X1945 - Qlogic QMI2582
Veritas DMP
7.0
Veritas InfoScale Enterprise
7.0
No
VMware ESX
( Please See VMware tables for supported ESX levels
& Guest OS )
IBM 26R0890 - 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
For HBA Support Please see
VMware I/O compatibility guide

For BladeCenter supported VMware levels please visit the
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)

IBM 00Y5618 - QLogic QMI8242
10Gb Virtual Fabric CNA


JS Power Models


IBM Server
Blade Operating System
HBA
HBA Driver
Multipathing
Clustering
SAN Boot
Notes
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 10)
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
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
Red Hat EL 6
(through update 5)
System P
device-mapper-multipath
No
Yes
SLES 10 *End of Life*
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
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.4.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.5.1
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.6.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.7.0
MPIO with SDDPCM 2.6.8.0
See Flash for APAR & efix information
No
Yes
(SVC 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
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 26R0890 - Qlogic QMC2462s
IBM 39Y9186 - Emulex LP1105BC
Driver included in TL Level
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
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 refer to OS Tables for latest support information
SLES 10 *End of Life*
Driver included in distro
IBM 39Y9306 - Qlogic QMI3472FC 8252
Driver included in VIOS version
Please refer to OS Tables for latest support information
(IBM i and VIOS)
IBM 41Y8527 - Qlogic QMI2472FC 8248
(VIOS only - no IBM i)
IBM 43W6859 - Emulex 4Gb CFFv FC 8251
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 10)
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 refer to OS Tables for latest support information
Red Hat EL 6
(through update 7)
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
Red Hat EL 5
(through update 10)
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 refer to OS Tables for latest support information
Red Hat EL 6
(through update 7)
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 FI 6248 / 6296 Release 2.x(x) and 3.1(1) & FI 6332-16UP Release 3.1(1)

Fabric Attach

OS
HBA
UCS System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Clustering
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
FC/FCoE
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Microsoft Failover Cluster
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .

Microsoft Windows HyperVisor is not currently supported with the VIC1340/1380 or VIC1225/VIC1227/VIC HBAs

Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers

UCS System Release 2.1(2)

UCS System Release 2.2(3)

UCS System Release 2.2(4)

UCS System Release 2.2(5)

UCS System Release 2.2(6)

UCS System Release 2.2(7)

UCS System Release 3.1(1)

UCS Server Drivers
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
M81KR
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
Redhat enterprise Linux 5.8
Redhat enterprise Linux 5.9
Redhat enterprise Linux 6.3
Redhat enterprise Linux 6.4
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
FC/FCoE
DMMP
RHCS
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers

UCS System Release 2.1(2)

UCS System Release 2.2(3)

UCS System Release 2.2(4)

UCS System Release 2.2(5)

UCS System Release 2.2(6)

UCS System Release 2.2(7)

UCS System Release 3.1(1)

UCS Server Drivers
Redhat enterprise Linux 5.11
M81KR
2.2(7)
VIC1340 / 1380
3.1(1)
Redhat enterprise Linux 6.5
M81KR
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
Redhat enterprise Linux 6.7
M81KR
2.2(7)
No
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
Redhat enterprise Linux 7
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
Redhat enterprise Linux 7.1
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
Redhat enterprise Linux 7.2
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
No
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
M81KR
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
Novell Cluster Services
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
VMware ESX 4.1 U3
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
FC/FCoE
NMP
VMware HA
VMware ESXi5.0 U3
M81KR
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
VMware ESXi 5.1
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
VMware ESXi 5.1 U1, U2, U3
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280

VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
VMware ESXi 5.5 U1, U2
M81KR
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 5.5 U3
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 6.0
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 6.0 U1
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)
FC/FCoE
DMMP
HA Cluster
Citrix XenServer 6.0.2
M81KR
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1225
2.1(2)
Citrix XenServer 6.2
M81KR
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(3)
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
Citrix XenServer 6.5
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
VIC1225 / 1227
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VIC 1385
3.1(1)


Direct Connect Cisco UCS B Series Servers FI 6248 / 6296 Release 2.2(x) and 3.1(1) & FI 6332-16UP Release 3.1(1)

OS
HBA
UCS System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
VIC1240 / 1280
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
Fibre Channel
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers

UCS System Release 2.2(4)

UCS System Release 2.2(5)

UCS System Release 2.2(6)

UCS System Release 2.2(7)

UCS System Release 3.1(1)

UCS Server Drivers
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 5.1 U3
VMware ESXi 5.5 U3
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
NMP
VMware ESXi 6.0
VMware ESXi 6.0 U1
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
Citrix XenServer 6.2
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(4)
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
DMMP
Citrix XenServer 6.5
VIC1240 / 1280
VIC1340 / 1380
2.2(5)
2.2(6)
3.1(1)


iSCSI Cisco UCS B Series Servers FI 6248 / 6296 Release 2.2(7) and 3.1(1) & FI 6332-16UP Release 3.1(1)

OS
HIC
UCS System Release
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Any Ethernet Adapter iSCSI Software Initiator
2.2(7)
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers

UCS System Release 2.2(7)

UCS System Release 3.1(1)

UCS Server Drivers
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 5.0 U2
VMware ESXi 5.0 U3
2.2(7)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.1 U1
VMware ESXi 5.1 U2
VMware ESXi 5.1 U3
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 5.5 U1
VMware ESXi 5.5 U2
VMware ESXi 5.5 U3
2.2(7)
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 6.0
VMware ESXi 6.0 U1
2.2(7)
3.1(1)


Cisco UCS Mini FI Model – UCS FI 6324
 
Fabric Attach

OS
HBA
UCS Mini System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
UCS VIC 1240
UCS VIC 1280
UCS VIC 1340
UCS VIC 1380
3.0(2)
FC
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers.

UCS
3.0(2) Release Notes .

UCS
Server Drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
3.0(2)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
VMware ESXi 5.1, U1, U2, U3
3.0(2)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3

OS
HBA
UCS Mini System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
UCS VIC 1240
UCS VIC 1280
UCS VIC 1340
UCS VIC 1380
3.1(1)
FC
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Microsoft Windows MPIO
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
 
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers.

UCS
3.1(1) Release Notes .

UCS
Server Drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
3.1(1)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
3.1(1)
DMMP
VMware ESXi 5.1, U1,U2, U3
3.1(1)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3
VMware ESXi 6.0, U1
Citrix XenServer 6.2
Citrix XenServer 6.5
3.1(1)
DMMP


Direct Connect

OS
HBA
UCS Mini System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
UCS VIC 1240
UCS VIC 1280
UCS VIC 1340
UCS VIC 1380
3.0(2)
FC
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers.

UCS
3.0(2) Release Notes .

UCS
Server Drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
3.0(2)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
VMware ESXi 5.1, U1, U2, U3
3.0(2)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3

OS
HBA
UCS Mini System Release
Protocol
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
UCS VIC 1240
UCS VIC 1280
UCS VIC 1340
UCS VIC 1380
3.1(1)
FC
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
Microsoft Windows MPIO
*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
 
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers.

UCS
3.1(1) Release Notes .

UCS
Server Drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
3.1(1)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
3.1(1)
DMMP
VMware ESXi 5.1, U1,U2, U3
3.1(1)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2, U3
VMware ESXi 6.0, U1
Citrix XenServer 6.2
Citrix XenServer 6.5
3.1(1)
DMMP


iSCSI

OS
HIC
UCS System Release
Multipathing
Notes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Any Ethernet Adapter iSCSI Software Initiator
3.1(1)
Microsoft Windows MPIO
Please refer to the Cisco UCS HW and SW Interoperability Matrix for specific HBA Driver / Firmware levels and supported Servers

UCS System Release 3.1(1)

UCS Server Drivers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
3.1(1)
DMMP
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 5.1 U1
VMware ESXi 5.1 U2
VMware ESXi 5.1 U3
3.1(1)
NMP
VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 5.5 U1
VMware ESXi 5.5 U2
VMware ESXi 5.5 U3
3.1(1)
VMware ESXi 6.0
VMware ESXi 6.0 U1
3.1(1)



HP Blade Servers

Hewlett Packard C Class Blade Servers

FCoE

Operating system
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Clustering
Multipathing
Notes
Windows Server 2008 R2 & SP1
NC553i
554FLB
10.2.261.4
10.2.340.19
No
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
HBA NodeTimeOut on HP branded Emulex adapters with Windows OS should be set to 3 seconds.

*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
MSCS
VCS 5.1 SP2
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
DMPDSM
Windows Server 2012
NC553i
554FLB
10.2.261.4
10.2.340.19
No
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
MSCS
VCS 6.0.2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper V
534FLB
7.12.8.0
7.12.41.0
Failover clustering
554FLB
10.2.261.4
10.2.340.19
630FLB
7.12.8.0
7.12.41.0
No
650FLB
10.4.246.0
10.5.160.1
RHEL 5.x
NC553i
554FLB
8.2.0.108.4p
8.2.2.33-1
4.2.401.6
10.2.340.19
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
10.2.340.16
4.2.401.6
10.2.340.19
No
DMMP
VCS 6.0.1
Veritas DMP
6.0.1
SLES11 SP3
NC553i
554FLB
8.3.7.10.6p
10.2.340.19
No
DMMP
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
VMware ESXi 5.0 U2
630FLB
8.2.2.1-18vmw
4.2.401.6
VMware ESXi 5.1
554FLB
8.2.3.1-127vmw
4.2.401.6
VMware ESXi 5.5, U1, U2
554FLB
10.2.340.18
10.2.340.19
VMware HA
650FLB
10.2.309.8
10.5.160.1
VMware ESXi 5.5 U1
534FLB
1.712.50.v55.7
7.12.1
VMware ESXi 6.0
650FLB
10.2.309.8
10.5.160.1
Oracle VM 3.2.9
554FLB
8.3.7.26.3p
10.2.340.19
Oracle VM cluster
DMMP


Fibre Channel

Operating system
HBA
Driver
Firmware
Clustering
Multipathing
Notes
Windows Server 2008 R2 & SP1
QMH2462
9.1.10.26
5.03.15 / BIOS 3.13
No
SDDDSM
2.4.4.0
2.4.5.0
2.4.5.1
2.4.6.0
2.4.7.0
2.4.7.1 *
HBA NodeTimeOut on HP branded Emulex adapters with Windows OS should be set to 3 seconds.

*IBM highly recommends the use of SDDDSM 2.4.7.1 for clustered environments. With versions of SDDDSM earlier than 2.4.4.0 & clustered environments please see the following flash .
Failover clustering
VCS 5.1 SP2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
QMH2672
9.1.11.28
7.03.01 / 3.24
Failover clustering
LPe1205-HP
10.4.246.0
2.02x13
RHEL 5.x
QMH2462
9.1.10.26
5.03.15 / BIOS 3.13
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 or SAN Volume Controller Information Center 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 across 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 and Higher
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 6.4.1 and Higher
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum on Fibre Channel only.
Yes
Round Robin
Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Note : Storwize V7000 as storage behind SVC can be attached using either Fibre Channel or FCoE with SVC version 6.4.0 and higher.


IBM Storwize V7000 Gen 2

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM Storwize V7000 Gen 2
Minimum V7.3.0.1
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum on Fibre Channel only.
Yes
Round Robin
Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Note : Storwize V7000 Gen2 as storage behind SVC can be attached using either Fibre Channel or FCoE with SVC version 6.4.1.3 and higher.


IBM Storwize V5000

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM Storwize V5000
Version 7.1.x and Higher
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum on Fibre Channel only.
Yes
Round Robin


IBM Storwize V5000 Gen 2

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
IBM Storwize V5010
IBM Storwize V5020
IBM Storwize V5030
Version 7.6.1.x and Higher
Yes
Also supports Extended Quorum on Fibre Channel only.
Yes
Round Robin


IBM FlashSystem A9000 & IBM FlashSystem A9000R

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports Storwize V7000 Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
A9000
A9000R
12.0.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
FlashSystem A9000/A9000R is supported with SAN Volume Controller / Storwize version 7.6.1.4 and higher
Please ensure you upgrade to a minimum of version 7.6.1.4 of SAN Volume Controller / Storwize code prior to connecting the FlashSystem A9000/A9000R to your system.


IBM FlashSystem

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
710
5.6.0
5.6.2.1(P1)
5.6.2.3 (P3)
5.6.2-p4
5.6.2-p5
5.6.2-p6
Yes
No
Round Robin
SAN Volume Controller minimum firmware level 7.1 required

IBM FlashSystems 710, 810, 720 & 820 are not currently supported with 16Gbps SANs..
810
720
6.3.0
6.3.1
6.3.2.1(P1)
6.3.2.2 (P2)
6.3.2.3 (P3)
6.3.2-p4
6.3.2-p5
6.3.2-p6
820
840
1.1.0.3
1.1.1.3
1.1.2.2
1.1.2.6
1.1.2.7
1.1.3.2
1.1.3.6
1.1.3.7
1.1.3.8
1.2.0.11
1.2.1.4
1.2.1.5
1.2.1.6
1.2.1.7
1.2.1.8
1.2.1.9
1.2.1.10
1.3.0.2
1.3.0.3
1.3.0.4
1.3.0.5
1.3.0.6
1.4.0.7
1.4.0.8
1.4.0.10
1.4.3.0
1.4.4.0
1.4.4.2
1.4.5.0
1.4.6.0
Yes
IBM FlashSystem 840 and 900 are supported with 8 or 16Gbps SANs.
If you are using 1.1.0.3 firmware please upgrade to a later version.
900
1.2.0.11
1.2.1.4
1.2.1.5
1.2.1.6
1.2.1.7
1.2.1.8
1.2.1.9
1.2.1.10
1.3.0.2
1.3.0.3
1.3.0.4
1.3.0.5
1.3.0.6
1.4.0.7
1.4.0.8
1.4.0.10
1.4.3.0
1.4.4.0
1.4.4.2
1.4.5.0
1.4.6.0



IBM DS3000

Controller Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
ESM
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Attachment
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
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 )
FC
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Concurrent download of ESM code with I/O is not supported.

Do not reboot both controllers simultaneously.
SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller cluster to 32
Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
07.70.xx.xx
07.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
*07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
*08.20.xx.xx
*See Notes *
Yes
* Upgrading to 7.86.xx.xx and later from an earlier level or between versions at 7.86.xx.xx and higher of controller firmware 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 SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
07.60.xx.xx
7.70.xx.xx
7.77.xx.xx
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
Yes
Yes


IBM DS4000

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

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 SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller 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
07.36.14.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
07.36.14.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
07.36.14.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 SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller.


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

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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
ESM Support
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
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 and RDAC levels

Please refer the DS5000 website for specific configuration guidelines, cabling requirements & restrictions when attaching EXP5000 and EXP810

DS5000 copy services (FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SAN Volume Controller.

DS5000 range maximum LUNs per partition is currently 256, limiting the number of LUNs from a single DS5000 to a SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller 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
DS6000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems



IBM DS8000

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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
DS8000 copy services (FlashCopy, MetroMirror) can be used with SAN Volume Controller .


DS8700 Thin provisioning is not supported


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
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
DS8880
For further support, including interoperability details & latest supported code levels,
visit the 8880 support pages

DS8880 Code Bundle Information



IBM ESS

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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/DCS3860

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
DCS3700
07.77.18
07.83.18.xx
07.84.xx.xx
*07.86.32.00
*07.86.40.xx
*08.20.xx.xx
*See Notes *
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
*Upgrading to 7.86.xx.xx and later from an earlier level or between versions at 7.86.xx.xx and higher of controller firmware is not a concurrent upgrade please see the following Technote .*
DCS3860


IBM DCS3xx0 with Gen2 Controller

Controller Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
DCS3700
(Gen2)
08.20.xx.xx
Yes
(Also supports Extended Quorum )
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
DCS3860
(Gen2)


NetApp

Model
Firmware
NVSRAM
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
E5460
E5424
E5412
07.84.x
N5468-784834-xxx
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Thin provisioning is supported

For further information please see the Information Center Errata - NetApp E Series Virtualised Storage
07.86.x
N5468-786834-xxx
08.10.x
N5468-810834- xxx
08.20.x
N5468-820834- xxx
EF540
07.86.x
N5468-786834-xxx
08.10.x
N5468-810834- xxx
08.20.x
N5468-820834- xxx
E2660
E2624
E2612
07.84.x
N26X0-784834-xxx
07.86.x
N26X0-786834-xxx
08.10.x
N26X0-810834- xxx
08.20.x
N26X0-820834- xxx
E5560
E5524
E5512
08.10.x
N5501-810834-xxx
Yes
Yes
Thin provisioning is supported

For further information please see the Information Center Errata - NetApp E Series Virtualised Storage
08.20.x
N5501-820834-xxx
08.25.x
N5501-825834-xxx
EF550
08.10.x
N5501-810834-xxx
08.20.x
N5501-820834-xxx
08.25.x
N5501-825834-xxx
E2760
E2724
E2712
08.10.x
N2701-810834- xxx
08.20.x
N2701-820834- xxx
08.25.x
N2701-825834- xxx
08.30.x
N2701-830834-xxx
E2860
E2824
E2812
08.30.x
N280X-830834-xxx
E5660
E5624
E5612
08.20.x
N5600-820834-xxx
08.25.x
N5600-825834-xxx
08.30.x
N5600-830834-xxx
EF560
08.20.x
N5600-820834-xxx
08.25.x
N5600-825834-xxx
08.30.x
N5600-830834-xxx


XIV

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Do not attempt to create 512 LUNs with 10.0 fimware,
the current maximum number of LUNS supported is 511


10.0.x
10.1.x
10.2.x
11.0.x
11.1.x
11.2.x
11.3.x
11.4.x
11.5.x
11.6.x
XIV advanced functions ( Native copy services and Thin Provisioning ) are not supported with SAN Volume Controller

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 SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems

Concurrent Upgrade from 10.2.2 to 10.2.2a is not supported


HPE

Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
MSA1000
7.0 ( Active/Active )
N/A
No
No
Controller Balancing
Your HPE support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
MSA1500
MSA2000
J200P39
Mdisk Group Balancing
MSA P2000 G3
Bundle Version TS240P003
Bundle Version TS251P006-02
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
EVA 4000
XCS 6.2xx
N/A
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Your HPE support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Refer to EVA product documentation for concurrent maintenance procedures

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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
09.53.40.00
1000.x000
1100.1000
EVA 6400
EVA 8400
P6300
1000.x000
1100.1000
1100.1100
1120.0000
1130.0000
Yes
With SVC Version 6.4.0.3 and higher
Thin provisioning is supported with SVC 6.4.0.3 and higher
P6500
P6350
P6550
Model
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
XP48
01-19-99-00/04
HDS 9910
No
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Your HPE support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported



Ensure that you wait until each Volume is formatted before you present it to the SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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
60-08-59 & earlier
HDS USPv
XP20000
HDS USPv m
P9500
70-06-42-00 & earlier
HDS VSP
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 95. Firmware version 70-06-35 and higher.
XP7
80-02-43-00 & earlier
HDS G1000
No
Yes
80-04-22-00
Yes ( See Notes )
Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 96. Firmware version 80-04-01 and higher.


HPE 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
3.2.1
3.2.2
StoreServ 8000 Series
StoreServ 20000 Series
3.2.2
Minimum SVC Version 7.4.x


Hitachi Data Systems

HDS Thunder
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller 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 Levels
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

An SAN Volume Controller configuration must include at least one storage controller which supports SAN Volume Controller quorum disks

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller.

USPv & USPv m advanced function such as thin provisioning are not supporte
USP100
USP600
USP1100
USPv
60-08-59 & earlier
XP24000
USPv m
XP20000
VSP
70-06-42-00 & earlier
HPE P9500
Yes ( See Notes )
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 95. Firmware version 70-06-35 and higher: Please contact your HDS support representative
VSP F400
VSP F600
VSP F800

VSP G200
VSP G400
VSP G600
VSP G800
83-03-24-00
Yes ( See Notes )
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
HDS Advanced Function of Thin Provisioning is supported with SAN Volume Controller.

Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 96. Firmware version 83-03-01 and higher: Please contact your HDS support representative

For further informtion please see the HDS VSP G Series and F Series storage attachment errata .
VSP G1000
80-02-43-00 & earlier
HPE XP7
No
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
HDS Advanced Function of Thin Provisioning is supported with SAN Volume Controller.

Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 96. Firmware version 80-04-01 and higher: Please contact your HDS support representative

For further informtion please see the HDS VSP G Series and F Series storage attachment errata .
80-04-22-00
Yes ( See Notes )
HUS VM
73-03-50-00 & earlier
Yes ( See Notes )
Yes.

SVC V7.1.0.3 and above
Mdisk Group Balancing
Your HDS support representative will perform hardware maintenance and firmware upgrade procedures. These operations are non-disruptive to SAN Volume Controller

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

Quorum disk requires HMO 39 and HMO 95. Firmware version 73-03-44 and higher: Please contact your HDS support representative

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
AMS & WMS
Supported Firmware Levels
Note
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

HDS Advanced Function such as Thin Provisioning are not supported with SAN Volume Controller at this time

Please set the host type for AMS2xxx to Windows .

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Information Center for details on Configuring and Servicing external storage systems
AMS2100
AMS2300
AMS2500
08D5/B & earlier
HUS
Supported Firmware Levels
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
HUS110
HUS130
HUS150
0984/A & 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


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


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller.

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Thin Provisioning is supported with VNX and VNX2

For further information please see the Guidelines for Configuring EMC VNX Systems with SAN Volume Controller and Storwize.
5100
05.31.xxx
05.32.xxx
Yes
Yes with 7.3.0.5 and higher
Mdisk Group Balancing
5300
5500
5700
7500
EMC VNX2
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
5200
05.33.xx and higher
Yes
Yes with 7.3.0.5 and higher
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 SAN Volume Controller, 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

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

Using Native Controller Copy Services

Data Encryption functionality is not supported with SAN Volume Controller.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
10k
20k
40k
5874
5875
5876
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
For advanced functions such as deduplication, encryption please contact your EMC support representative for best practice guidelines.

Please visit the following document for details on VMAX settings for SAN Volume Controller
100K
200K
400K
5977
250F
250FX
450F
450FX
850F
850FX
EMC Unity
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disk
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
Unity 300
Unity 400
Unity 500
Unity 600

Unity 300F
Unity 400F
Unity 500F
Unity 600F
4.0.x and higher
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing

EMC XtremIO
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
XtremIO
2.4.x
3.0.x
4.0.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
Minimum supported SVC Version
7.4.0.3

XtremIO Attachment Guide

XtremIO 2.4.x and 3.0.x requires a WWN patch from EMC installed prior to being configured to SVC. Please contact your EMC representative for details. XtremIO is not supported with SVC without the patch installed.
However, XtremIO 4.0.x and later does not require a WWN patch.


Sun StorEdge

StorEdge
Firmware
AKA
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
AKA
Multipathing
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 SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
AKA
Multipathing
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 SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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 and NetApp FAS

IBM N Series
NetApp
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller

Dynamic expansion of controller LUNs is not supported

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller 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
DataONTAP 8.2.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
N7550T
6210
N7750T
6240
N7950T
6280
8020
8040
8060
8080 EX
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
DataONTAP 8.2.x
DataONTAP 8.3.1Px
Yes
MDisks >2TB & C-mode (currently 2-node only) supported with a minimum of SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.6


Fujitsu Eternus

Type
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
DX400
410
V20L50
V20Lxx
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
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
DX S3
DX100 S3
V10L11
V10Lxx
DX200 S3
DX500 S3
DX600 S3
DX8700 S3
V10L40
V10Lxx
DX8900 S3
DX200F
DX200F
V10L11
V10Lxx
AF
AF250
V10L60
V10Lxx
AF650

Bull
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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
Host Type should be set to Linux
StoreWay Optima 2600
739
StoreWay Optima 3600

NEC iStorage

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
S1500
436
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
S2500
S2900
435
M100
010A(07xx/08xx)
Yes
M300
M500
M700
M110
010A(09xx)
M310
M510
M710


UIT

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
SV5000G3
010A(09xx)
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
SV8000G3
010A(09xx)



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


Oracle Flash Storage Systems

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
FS1-2
6.1.x
6.2.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin


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


Fusion-io

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
FusionIO ION Accelerator
V2.3.0
No
Yes
Round Robin
Minimum supported SVC Version 7.4.0.3


Inspur

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
AS500G
AS500E
AS520G
V1.2.8.1
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Minimum supported SVC Version 7.4.0.3


Infinidat
Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
InfiniBox;
F2000, F6000
1.5
1.7
2.0
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
Minimum supported SVC Version 7.4.0.3

Infinidat attachment guide


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
SAN Volume Controller 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 (ISE1400)
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
ISE2 (ISE2400)
2.2.3
2.3.x

2.4.x

2.5.x
No
ISE2 (ISE2400)
X-IO Archive ISE (110)
2.6.x
2.7.x

2.8.x
Yes with SVC 7.3.0.5 and higher
G3 (ISE3401)
3.2.x
Yes
ISE 3401 supported with a minimum SAN Volume Controller version 7.5.0.6


Nexsan

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller 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 SVC Level 6.4.0.3
E48
E60


Nimble Storage

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
CS-Series Array
2.2.x.x
2.3.x.x
3.2.x.x
3.5.x.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
Supported with SAN Volume Controller version 7.6.1.4 and above.
AF-Series Array
2.3.x.x
3.2.x.x
3.5.x.x


Dell Compellent

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
SC030
SC040
5.2.3
Yes
No
Mdisk Group Balancing
These models are still supported as listed but no further testing/validation will be carried out.
5.4.x
5.5.x
5.4.x and 5.5.x are only supported with SVC version 6.2.0.3 and higher
SC Series
6.3.x
6.4.x
6.5.x
6.6.x
6.7.x
Yes
Yes with SVC 7.1.0.5 and above
Mdisk Group Balancing


Dell

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
MD36xxf
07.84.47.xx
08.20.09.xx
Yes
Yes
Mdisk group balancing
MD38xxf
08.20.xx.xx
08.25.xx.xx
Host OS type should be set to Linux or Windows.


PureStorage

Model
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
FA-400 Series
Minimum 3.2.1

3.2.7
3.4.x
4.0.x
4.1.x
4.5.x
4.6.x
4.7.x
Yes
Yes
Round Robin
FA //m Series
4.5.1 and above
4.6.x
4.7.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
SAN Volume Controller 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:xx
3200
3202
3205
3210
3220
6000
6000
5.2.1
5.5.1
5.5.2
5.6.x
6.2.x
6.3.x
SAN Volume Controller 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
7000
7000
7.5.x
No
Minimum SAN Volume Controller level V7.6.1.5


Huawei
Huasy/Huawei OceanStor Series
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
Notes
S2600t
S5500t
S5600t
S5800t
S6800t
V100R002
V100R005
V200R002
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Note: host type should be set to Linux
S2200t
V100R005
S2900
S3900
S5900-M100
S5900-M200
S6900-M100
V100R002
V100R005
V3 Series
V300R001
V300R002
V300R003
Huawei OceanStor 18000 Series
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
18500
18800
18800F
V100R001
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
Huawei OceanStor Dorado
Firmware
Supports SAN Volume Controller Quorum Disks
Support for MDisks >2TB
Multipathing
2100G2
V100R001
Yes
Yes
Mdisk Group Balancing
5100



Switches

SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller configurations for the following uses:
1) iSCSI host attachment. Please refer to the iSCSI Host Attachment section for more information.
2) Links between two SAN Volume Controller 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 SAN Volume Controller
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 10-port 4Gb Module (P/N 32R1813)
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)
QLogic 20-port 8Gb Module (P/N 44X1905)
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)
Cisco 4Gb 20-port FC Module (P/N 39Y9280)
Cisco 4Gb 10 port FC Module (P/N 39Y9284)
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
2109-M48 *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
6.4.2b
6.4.3
6.4.3b
6.4.3c
6.4.3d
6.4.3e
6.4.3f
Director
*End of Life*

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
7.0.2.c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.1.1c1
7.1.2
7.1.2a
7.1.2b
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
7.2.1b
7.2.1c
7.2.1c1
7.2.1d
7.2.1e
7.2.1f
7.2.1g
7.3.0b
7.3.0c
7.3.1a
7.3.1b
7.3.1c
7.3.1d
7.3.1e
7.3.2
7.3.2a
7.3.2b
7.4.0a
7.4.0b
7.4.1
7.4.1a
7.4.1b
7.4.1c
7.4.1d
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
7.0.2.c
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.1.1c1
7.1.2
7.1.2a
7.1.2b
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
7.2.1b
7.2.1c
7.2.1c1
7.2.1d
7.2.1e
7.2.1f
7.2.1g
7.3.0b
7.3.0c
7.3.1a
7.3.1b
7.3.1c
7.3.1d
7.3.1e
7.3.2
7.3.2a
7.3.2b
7.4.0a
7.4.0b
7.4.1
7.4.1a
7.4.1b
7.4.1c
7.4.1d
Director
Brocade DCX 8510-8
The 2498-F24 (SAN24B-5), Brocade 6505 is not supported with zSeries.


IBM SAN b-type Firmware Version 7.x Release Notes
2499-416 ( SAN 384B-2 )
Brocade DCX 8510-4
2498-F24 (SAN24B-5)
Fabric Switch
Brocade 6505

2498-X24
249824G
2498-F48 ( SAN48B-5 )
Brocade 6510
2498-F96 (SAN96B-5)
7.1.0c
7.1.1
7.1.1b
7.1.1c
7.1.1c1
7.1.2
7.1.2a
7.1.2b
7.2.0d
7.2.1a
7.2.1b
7.2.1c
7.2.1c1
7.2.1d
7.2.1e
7.2.1f
7.2.1g
7.3.0b
7.3.0c
7.3.1a
7.3.1b
7.3.1c
7.3.1d
7.3.1e
7.3.2
7.3.2a
7.3.2b
7.4.0a
7.4.0b
7.4.1
7.4.1a
7.4.1b
7.4.1c
7.4.1d
Brocade 6520

2498-N96
Brocade Converged Network Switches
IBM
Firmware
Class
AKA
Notes
VDX 6730