This document describes the software and firmware stack recommended for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2. This technote applies to systems based on System x3650 M3 servers, DS3500 storage, and Juniper and IBM Ethernet switches.
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 software stack for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2.
Software stack (July 15, 2013)
|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
10.1 FP2 special build 30704
|IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms||220.127.116.11|
|IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition for Linux, UNIX, and Windows||5.2 interim fix 6242|
|IBM WebSphere Application Server||18.104.22.168|
|IBM Java SDK||22.214.171.124|
|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 -- |
|IBM Systems Director Express Edition for x86||126.96.36.199 + APAR IT01199 -- |
|IBM DS Storage Manager||10.84 -- |
|IBM Remote Support Manager for Storage (RSM for Storage)||2.8.4|
|IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU)||9.30|
|IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA)||9.30|
|UpdateXpress System Pack Installer||9.30|
- 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.
 Correction (September 26, 2013): It was previously stated that the patch was already installed. Download and install 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.
 Correction (January 22, 2014): The IBM DS Storage Manager software version was incorrectly reported as 10.86.x5.28. The version was corrected to that shown in the table.
 Update (May 7, 2014): The IBM Systems Director Express Edition for x86 was updated from version 188.8.131.52.
Driver and firmware stack (July 15, 2013)
|Server||Integrated management module (IMM)||1.40|
|Unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI)||1.17|
|Network||Broadcom NetXtreme and NetXtreme II firmware update utility for Linux||2.1.9b|
|Broadcom NetXtreme II driver||2.2.3f|
|Emulex Linux NIC driver||4.2.389.0|
|SSD storage||IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter driver||3.2.3|
|IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter firmware||109322|
|Internal storage||ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA controller firmware package||12.13.0-0153|
|LSI MegaRAID SAS driver||6.506.00.00|
|SAS/SATA hard disk drive update program||1.12.01|
|External storage||IBM DS3500 ESM and firmware bundle||07.84.46.00 -- |
|DS3K hard disk drive firmware package||4.14 -- |
|QLogic driver firmware||5.06.03 (90d5)|
|Qlogic Multi-boot Image for 8 Gb FC HBAs - Flash firmware||MB_3.10 -- |
|Switches||IBM J48E and Juniper EX4500 switch firmware||11.4R1.14|
|IBM TotalStorage SAN firmware||7.0.2|
 The Qlogic multi-boot image package for 8 Gb FC HBAs is a compressed file that contains the following files:
 Correction (January 22, 2014): The IBM DS3500 ESM and firmware bundle version was incorrectly reported as 07.86.32.00. The version was corrected to that shown in the table.
 Correction (January 22, 2014): The DS3K hard disk drive firmware package version was incorrectly reported as 4.15. The version was corrected to that shown in the table.
The IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 User Guide can be downloaded from the documentation download site.