Tivoli Storage Manager Supported HBA's for SAN Device Mapping

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What Fibre Channel Host Bus Adaptors ( HBA ) are supported by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager?

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Device configuration on SAN-attached devices is made simpler with the Tivoli Storage Manager SAN Device Mapping function ( SDM ). SDM uses the SNIA ( Storage Networking Industry Association ) Host Bus Adapter ( HBA ) API to perform SAN discovery. The device serial number, manufacturer, and worldwide name are initially recorded for each storage device. When the device configuration changes, Tivoli Storage Manager can automatically update the device path information without the need for device persistent binding.


The following table lists the HBA's supported by Tivoli Storage Manager. It shows the required HBA driver version and the associated supported Tivoli Storage Manager server platforms. For detailed information on Tivoli Storage Manager SAN Device Mapping please refer to the publications IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager->Troubleshooting and support->Problem determination.

For additional information related to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, click to the following web sites:

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Supported Operation Systems
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Documentation - Information Center ( v5.3, v5.4, v5.5, v6.1, v6.2, v6.3 & v7.1 )
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Supported Devices ( Linux, Unix & Windows )
  • IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide
  • Qlogic Fibre Channel HBA Drivers
  • Emulex Fibre Channel HBA Drivers
  • Brocade Fibre Channel HBA Drivers


    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5, V6.1, V6.2, V6.3 & V7.1 Supported HBA's for
    SAN Device Mapping
    Fibre Channel HBA
    Validated Computing Platforms
    HBA Driver & API Levels Used for Validation
    Additional Information

    Qlogic
    Linux x86 32-bit SLES 9
    • HBA driver 8.00.01 (or newer )
    Linux 2.6 Kernel x86 & x64
    • RHEL 5
    • RHEL 6
    • SLES10 SP1
    • SLES 11
    • Asianux 3.0
    • HBA driver 8.01.06 (or newer)
    Solaris 9 & 10 SPARC

    • HBA driver 5.01 (or newer)
    • HBAAPI library 4.06 ( or newer)
    • IBM Tape support requires IBMtape 4.1.0.2 (or newer)
      After installing this new IBM device driver, issue the following Tivoli Storage Manager command:
      UPDATE LIBRARY libraryName SERIAL=AUTODETECT
    • For Tivoli Storage Manager devices, the following files should be updated for SAN discovery to work properly:
      - modify /usr/kernel/drv/mt.conf and /usr/kernel/drv/lb.conf to add the following lines:
      mt.conf:
      name="mt" parent="pseudo" instance=16383;
      lb.conf
      name="lb" parent="pseudo" instance=16383;

      - Issue the following commands:
      rem_drv lb
      add_drv lb
      rem_drv mt
        add_drv mt add_drv -m '* 0666 bin bin' mt
      Alternatively, the autoconf command can do the above by itself.
      - Make sure that the virtual device special file is in
      /devices/pseudo/mt@16383:tsmmtctl and /devices/pseudo/lb@16383:tsmlbctl
      - Issue the command twice
      sync
      sync
      - Reboot the machine
    Windows 2003 SP1/R2/SP2 (32-bit)
    • SCSIport Miniport 32-bit Driver (x86) Driver version 9.1.4.10 (or newer) (QLA2300 and higher)
    • SCSIport Miniport driver version 8.1.5.15 (QLA2200)
    • The SCSIport driver includes Qlogic API Library version 2.0.0.14
    • IBM LTO tape support requires firmware level 4772
    • Some older SAN hardware that does not fully support the SNIA API may respond "Queue Full" to some SCSI commands and cause SAN discovery to fail with errors. SDM will not be able to support these devices
    Windows 2003 SP1/R2/SP2 ( 32-bit)
    • Storport Miniport 32-bit Driver (x86) version 9.1.7.18 (or newer)
    • The Storport driver uses the Microsoft hbaapi.dll instead of the TSM provided HBAAPI.dll
    • If [Drive:]\Program Files\Tivoli\tsm\server\HBAAPI.dll exist, rename it to TSM.HBAAPI.dll
    • For Windows 2003 SP1/SP2, Microsoft fixes KB932755 and KB939315 ( or newer ) are required
    Windows 2003 x64
    • SCSIport miniport Driver Version 9.1.4.10 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver Version 9.1.4.15 (or newer)
    • Microsoft fixes KB901371 and KB916531( or newer ) are required.
    Windows 2008 x86 (32-bit)
    • Storport Miniport 32-bit Driver (x86) version 9.1.7.18 (or newer)
    • The Storport driver uses the Microsoft hbaapi.dll instead of the TSM provided HBAAPI.dll
    • If [Drive:]\Program Files\Tivoli\tsm\server\HBAAPI.dll exist, rename it to TSM.HBAAPI.dll
    • TSM 5.5.1 (or newer)
    Windows 2008 x64
    • Storport Miniport Driver Version 9.1.7.18 (or newer)
    • TSM 5.5.1 (or newer)
    Windows 2012 x64
    • TSM 6.3.4 (or newer)

    Emulex
    Linux 2.6 Kernel x86, x64, & IA64
    • SLES 10
    • HBA Driver and Application Kits 8.1.6.10 (or newer)
    Linux 2.6 Kernel x86, x64, & IA64
    • RHEL 5
    • RHEL 6
    • SLES 10 SP1
    • SLES 11
    • Asianux 3.0
    • HBA Driver and Application Kits 8.1.10.12 (or newer)
    • TSM 5.4.2.0 (or newer)
    Windows 2003 SP1/R2/SP2
    ( 32-bit )
    • SCSIport Miniport Driver Version 5.31a0 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver Core Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver and HBAnyware Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • Both SCSIport & Storport drivers use the Microsoft hbaapi.dll instead of the TSM provided HBAAPI.dll
    • If [Drive:]\Program Files\Tivoli\tsm\server\HBAAPI.dll exist, rename it to TSM.HBAAPI.dll
    • For Windows 2003 SP1/SP2, Microsoft fixes KB932755 and KB939315 (or newer) are required
    Windows 2003 SP1/R2/SP2 x64
    • SCSIport Miniport Driver version 5.30.a2 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver Version 1.20A7 (or newer)
    • Microsoft fixes KB901371 and KB916531( or newer ) are required.
    Windows 2008 x86 (32-bit)
    • Storport Miniport Driver Core Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver and HBAnyware Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • The Storport driver uses the Microsoft hbaapi.dll instead of the TSM provided HBAAPI.dll
    • If [Drive:]\Program Files\Tivoli\tsm\server\HBAAPI.dll exist, rename it to TSM.HBAAPI.dll
    • TSM 5.5.1 (or newer)
    Windows 2008 x64
    • Storport Miniport Driver Core Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • Storport Miniport Driver and HBAnyware Kit Version 2.20.006 (or newer)
    • TSM 5.5.1 (or newer)
    Windows 2012 x64
    • TSM 6.3.4 (or newer)
    Solaris 9 & 10 SPARC
    • Current version of Emulex Driver & API Library
    • IBM Tape support requires IBMtape 4.1.0.2
      After installing this new IBM device driver, issue the following Tivoli Storage Manager command:

      UPDATE LIBRARY libraryName SERIAL=AUTODETECT
    • For Tivoli Storage Manager devices, the following files should be updated for SAN discovery to work properly:
      - modify /usr/kernel/drv/mt.conf and /usr/kernel/drv/lb.conf to add the following lines:
      mt.conf:
      name="mt" parent="pseudo" instance=16383;
      lb.conf
      name="lb" parent="pseudo" instance=16383;

      - Issue the following commands:
      rem_drv lb
      add_drv lb
      rem_drv mt
      add_drv mt add_drv -m '* 0666 bin bin' mt

      Alternatively, the autoconf command can do the above by itself.
      - Make sure that the virtual device special file is in
      /devices/pseudo/mt@16383:tsmmtctl and /devices/pseudo/lb@16383:tsmlbctl
      - Issue the command twice
      sync
      sync
      - Reboot the machine
    IBM Branded Emulex for System p (pSeries) Linux 2.6 Kernel PPC64
    • SLES 10
    • HBA Driver and Application Kit 8.1.6.10 (or newer)
    Linux 2.6 Kernel PPC64
    • RHEL 5
    • RHEL 6
    • SLES 10 SP1
    • SLES 11
    • Asianux 3.0
    • HBA Driver and Application Kits 8.1.10.12 (or newer)
    • TSM 5.4.2.0 (or newer)
    Linux pSeries PPC64
    • RHEL 4 U4
    • SLES 9
    • HBA driver 8.0.16.27 (or newer)
    • HBAnyware utility 3.0a14
    • IBM Tape support for kernel 2.4 requires IBMTape device driver level 1.5.6 (or newer)
    • IBM Tape support for kernel 2.6 requires IBMTape device driver level 2.0.1 (or newer)
    AIX 5.3 & 6.1
    • The HBAAPI fileset devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api is required to be at least 5.2.0.50 for AIX5.2 or 5.3.0.10 for AIX5.3.
    AIX 6.1 & N_PORT ID Virtualization ( NPIV )
    • PowerVM VIOS 2.1.2 (or newer)
    • NPIV-enabled FC HBA & SAN switch
    AIX 7.1 SP 1
    • TSM 6.2.2.0 (or newer)
    Brocade Linux 2.6 Kernel x64
    • Brocade Adapter Software Installer V2.3.0.0
    • Brocade Adapter Software Installer V2.3.0.0 ( or newer )
    Windows 2003 R2 x64
    Windows 2008 x64
    • Brocade Adapter Software Installer V2.3.0.0
    • Brocade Adapter Software Installer V2.3.0.0 ( or newer )
    Windows 2012 x64
    • TSM 6.3.4 (or newer)
    Sun Branded Emulex or Qlogic Solaris 10 x64 & SPARC Update 5
    • Native OS FC HBA Driver & HBA API
    • TSM 5.5.3.0 (or newer)
    IBM System z (zSeries/Mainframe) SLES 11 for IBM zSeries
    ( s390x )
    • Distro FC HBA Driver & HBA API
    • TSM 6.1.2.0 (or newer)
    • libzfcphbaapi0-2.0_v2-1.13.s390x.rpm (or newer) is required

Related information

Tivoli Storage Manager Information Center
Qlogic Fibre Channel Driver Updates
Emulex Fibre Channel Driver Updates
IBM Tape Devices Driver Updates
Tivoli Storage Manager Supported Operating Systems

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager
Server

Software version:

All Supported Versions

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux Red Hat - pSeries, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux SUSE - pSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries, Linux SUSE - zSeries, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1193154

Modified date:

2011-04-21

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