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

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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.

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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 software stack for the IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2.


Software stack (July 15, 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 -- [3]
IBM DS Storage Manager 10.84 -- [2]
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
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.

Footnotes:
[1] 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.

[2] 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.

[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 (July 15, 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
Emulex Firmware 4.2.433.3
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 -- [2]
DS3K hard disk drive firmware package 4.14 -- [3]
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 -- [1]
Switches IBM J48E and Juniper EX4500 switch firmware 11.4R1.14
IBM TotalStorage SAN firmware 7.0.2
Footnotes:
[1] 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

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

Related information

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

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More support for:

IBM Smart Analytics System
IBM Smart Analytics System 5600

Software version:

9.7, 10.1

Operating system(s):

Linux

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1451419

Modified date:

2014-05-07

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