Recommended stack for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V1 (based on System x3650 M2)

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This document describes the software and firmware stack recommended for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V1. This technote applies to systems based on System x3650 M2 servers, DS3400 storage, and SMC 8848M Ethernet switches.

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IBM Smart Analytics System Support strongly recommends that you remain on a recommended software and firmware stack for an IBM Smart Analytics System environment. If you must deviate from a recommended stack, consult the FAQ about software and firmware upgrades.

For information about past recommended software stacks, See: Version history of recommended stack for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V1.


Software stack (Sep 27, 2013)

Category Component Version
IBM Smart Analytics System Enterprise Software bundle IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10.1 FP2
IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 9.7 FP8 special build 30703
or
10.1 FP2 special build 30704
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.2.4
IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 5.2 interim fix 6242
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.5
IBM Java SDK 6.0.14.0
System component software SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Edition 11 SP2 with kernel 3.0.13-0.27.1
OpenSSL 0.9.8j-0.50.1 -- [1]
IBM Systems Director Express Edition for x86 6.3.2.1 + APAR IT01199 -- [2]
IBM DS Storage Manager 10.86.x5.35
IBM Remote Support Manager for Storage (RSM for Storage) 2.8.4
IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) 9.40
IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) 9.40
UpdateXpress System Pack Installer 9.40
Notes:
- For the latest validated stack levels for the Business Intelligence software, see: November 1, 2012, software stack table in the version history of recommended stack.
- All software is 64-bit unless otherwise indicated. All DB2 features must be at the same level as the ESE software.

Footnote:
[1] Download the OpenSSL 7548 patch for SLES 11 SP2 to fix known security issues with OpenSSL. The download page lists a summary of the components that were updated with this patch.

[3] Update (May 7, 2014): The IBM Systems Director Express Edition for x86 was updated from version 6.3.2.1.



Driver and firmware stack (Sep 27, 2013)
Category Component Version
Server Integrated management module (IMM) 1.40
Unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) 1.17
Pre-boot DSA 9.40
Network Broadcom NetXtreme and NetXtreme II firmware update utility for Linux 2.1.9b
Broadcom NetXtreme II driver 2.2.3f
Network e1000e driver 1.9.5
SSD storage IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter driver 3.2.3
IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter firmware 109322
Internal storage ServeRAID BR10i SAS controller firmware 1.30.10.00 (v2.75 package)
LSI Integrated SAS Controller driver (mptsas) 4.28.00.00 -- [1]
SAS/SATA HDD/SSD update program 1.12.01
External storage IBM DS3400 firmware bundle 7.35.73.00
IBM DS3K hard disk drive firmware package 4.16
RDAC driver 09.03.0C05.0652
QLogic driver 8.04.00.12.11.1-k
QLogic driver firmware 5.06.03 (90d5)
Qlogic Multi-boot Image for 8 Gb FC HBAs - Flash firmware MB_3.10 -- [2]
Switches SMC 8848M switch firmware 2.4.5.11
IBM TotalStorage SAN firmware 7.0.2
Footnotes:
[1] The LSI Integrated SAS Controller driver (mptsas) is an integral part of the SLES 11 FP2 operating system.

[2] The Qlogic multi-boot image package for 8 Gb FC HBAs is a compressed file that contains the following files:
  • BIOS version 3.20
  • FCode version 3.15
  • UEFI version 2.47
  • Firmware version 5.10.00


The IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 User Guide can be downloaded from the documentation download site.

Related information

Documentation download site
All validated IBM Smart Analytics System stacks
All IBM Smart Analytics System known issues documents

Product Alias/Synonym

InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse

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More support for:

IBM Smart Analytics System
IBM Smart Analytics System 5600

Software version:

9.7

Operating system(s):

Linux

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1425329

Modified date:

2014-05-07

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