Recommended stack for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2 (based on System x3650 M3)



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 (December 1, 2015)

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 FP11
10.1 FP5
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms
IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition for Linux, UNIX, and Windows interim fix 8409
IBM WebSphere Application Server
System component software SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Edition 11 SP4 with kernel 3.0.101-63.1
OpenSSL 0.9.8j-0.77.1
IBM Systems Director Express Edition for x86 6.3.7
IBM DS Storage Manager 10.86
IBM Remote Support Manager for Storage (RSM for Storage) 2.8.5
IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) 9.63
IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) 9.61
UpdateXpress System Pack Installer 9.63
- 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.

Driver and firmware stack (December 1, 2015)
Category Component Version
Server Integrated management module (IMM) 1.48
Unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) 1.20
Pre-boot DSA 9.53
Network Broadcom NetXtreme and NetXtreme II firmware update utility for Linux 2.2.1a
Broadcom NetXtreme II driver 2.2.5
Emulex Firmware
Emulex Linux NIC driver 10.4s
SSD storage IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter driver 3.2.8
IBM High IOPS SSD PCIe adapter firmware v7.1.17, rev 116786
Internal storage ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA controller firmware package 12.15.0-0226
LSI MegaRAID SAS driver 06.806.08.00-rc1
SAS/SATA hard disk drive update program 1.16.05
External storage IBM DS3500 ESM and firmware bundle
DS3K hard disk drive firmware package 4.19
QLogic driver
QLogic driver firmware 8.00.00 (90d5)
Qlogic Multi-boot Image for 8 Gb FC HBAs - Flash firmware MB_3.10.08 -- [1]
Switches IBM J48E and Juniper EX4500 switch firmware 12.3R9.4
IBM TotalStorage SAN firmware 7.4.1
[1] The Qlogic multi-boot image package for 8 Gb FC HBAs is a compressed file that contains the following files:
  • BIOS version 3.24
  • UEFI version 6.08
  • Firmware version 7.02.00
  • FlasUtil version 1.89
  • VPD version 10.01a
  • Efiutil version 3.17

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

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