4.2.x - Switch & Director - Supported Products Matrix

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Abstract

Switch and director support with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2.0, 4.2.1 and 4.2.2. If something is supported with a 4.2.1 fix pack version, it is also supported in 4.2.2.

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Switches and Directors

Brocade, Cisco, IBM, McDATA, QLogic

Unless otherwise specified within the matrix, the latest firmware or SMI Agent supported by the switch model is recommended to pick up the latest fixes and functionality. Minor version variations for the firmware levels, such as letter designations, may not be listed, but they are supported unless explicitly excluded. More detailed information about support for firmware or SMI Agents with particular switch models is available from each of the switch vendors and should be referenced. The information in this table is provided for guidance with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center deployment.

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center supports homogeneous fabrics for the switch vendors listed below. Heterogeneous fabrics (also known as interop fabrics) that are comprised entirely of McDATA and Brocade switches are also supported, when CIM agents are configured for these switches. All other heterogeneous fabrics are not supported. Refer to the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Installation and Configuration Guide for additional information.

See the additional notes below this table for specific concerns for each switch vendor.

Last updated: 2013-08-01
Vendor
Model
Firmware
SMI Agent
Interop Namespace
Brocade 200E
210E
300
3016
3250
3850
3900
4020
4100
4900
5000
5100
5300
5410
5470
5480
6505
6510
7500
7500E
7800
8000
M5440
12000
24000
48000
DCX-4S
DCX 8510 Backbone
DCX Backbone
7.0.x

6.4.x
6.3.x
6.2.x
6.1.x
6.0.x

5.3.x
5.2.x

5.0.5
Recommended:
Network Advisor
with Integrated SMI Agent*
12.0.x
11.1.x
*TPC 4.2.1 FP4+

Note: Network Advisor 11.2.1 will not be supported.

Also Supported:
DCFM 10.4.5a, 10.4.1 Integrated SMI Agent

Brocade SMI Agent for FOS
120.11.0
120.10.0
120.9.0
120.8.0
120.7.2
120.7.0a
/interop
Mi10k
M6140
9.09
9.08
9.07
9.06
Recommended:
Network Advisor with Integrated SMI Agent*
11.1.4
11.1.3
11.1.2
11.1.1
11.1
*TPC 4.2.1 FP4+

Note: Network Advisor 11.2.1 will not be supported.

Also Supported:
DCFM 10.4.5a, 10.4.1 Integrated SMI Agent

Brocade SMI Agent for EOS
2.7
2.6.2
2.6.1
2.5
2.2
2.1
/interop
Cisco MDS 9120
MDS 9124
MDS 9134
MDS 9140
MDS 9148
MDS 9216
MDS 9216i
MDS 9216A
MDS 9222i
MDS 9506
MDS 9509
MDS 9513
5.2(2)*
5.0(4)

4.2(7)
4.2(3)
4.2(1)
4.1(3)

3.3(5)
3.3(4)
3.3(1)
3.2(3)
3.2(1)

*The embedded cimserver is no longer available from Cisco NX-OS 5.2 and up.
Available prior to NX-OS 5.2:
Embedded

Available for all supported NX-OS releases:
DCNM Proxy SMI Agent 5.2*
*TPC 4.2.2 FP2+

Not supported:
NX-OS 4.2(5)
NX-OS 3.2(2)
NX-OS 3.1(2) and older
DCNM 6.x
Embedded:
/root/PG_Interop

DCNM Proxy SMI Agent:
/interop
Nexus 50106
Nexus 50206
4.1(3)N2(1)
4.1(3)N1(1)
Embedded /root/PG_Interop
IBM 2005-16B
2005-B16
2005-B32
2005-H08
2005-H16
2005-32B (SAN 32B-2)
2005-B5K
2005-B64
2005-R04
2005-R06
2005-R18
2109-F32
2109-M12
2109-M14
2109-M48
2498-B24/24E
2498-B40/40E
2498-B80
2498-F24 (SAN 24B-5)
2498-F48 (SAN 48B-5)
2499-192 (SAN 384B)
2499-384
2499-416 (SAN 384B-2)
2499-816 (SAN 768B-2)
FC5022
7.0.x

6.4.x
6.3.x
6.2.x
6.1.x
6.0.x

5.3.x
5.2.x

5.0.5
Recommended:
Network Advisor with Integrated SMI Agent*
12.0.x
11.1.x
*TPC 4.2.1 FP4+

Note: Network Advisor 11.2.1 will not be supported.

Also Supported:
DCFM 10.4.5a, 10.4.1 Integrated SMI Agent

Brocade SMI Agent for FOS
120.11.0
120.10.0
120.9.0
120.8.0
120.7.2
120.7.0a
/interop
2026-224 (SAN24-M1)
2026-416 (SAN16-M2)
2026-432 (SAN32M-2)
2026-E12 (SAN12-M1)
2027-140 (SAN140M)
2027-232 (SAN32M-1)
2027-256
2032-064
2032-140
9.09
9.08
9.07
9.06
Recommended:
Network Advisor with Integrated SMI Agent*
12.0.x
11.1.x
*TPC 4.2.1 FP4+

Note: Network Advisor 11.2.1 will not be supported.

Also Supported:
DCFM 10.4.5a, 10.4.1 Integrated SMI Agent

Also supported:
Brocade SMI Agent for EOS
2.7
2.6.1
2.5
2.2
2.1
/interop
2053-434
2061-020
2061-040
2062-D01
2062-D04/T04
2062-D07/T07
2062-D1A
2062-D1H
2417-C48
5.2(2)*
5.0(4)

4.2(7)
4.2(3)
4.2(1)
4.1(3)

3.3(5)
3.3(4)
3.3(1)
3.2(3)
3.2(1)

*The embedded cimserver is no longer available from Cisco NX-OS 5.2 and up.
Available prior to NX-OS 5.2:
Embedded

Available for all supported NX-OS releases:
DCNM Proxy SMI Agent 5.2*
*TPC 4.2.2 FP2+

Not supported:
NX-OS 4.2(5)
NX-OS 3.2(2)
NX-OS 3.1(2) and older
DCNM 6.x
Embedded:
/root/PG_Interop

DCNM Proxy SMI Agent:
/interop
McDATA Sphereon 3216
Sphereon 3232
Sphereon 4300
Sphereon 4400
Sphereon 4500
Sphereon 4700
Intrepid 6064
Intrepid 6140
Intrepid 10000
9.09
9.08
9.07
9.06
Recommended:
with Integrated SMI Agent*
12.0.x
11.1.x
*TPC 4.2.1 FP4+

Note: Network Advisor 11.2.1 will not be supported.

Also Supported:
DCFM 10.4.5a, 10.4.1 Integrated SMI Agent

Brocade SMI Agent for EOS
2.7
2.6.2
2.6.1
2.5
2.2
2.1
/interop
QLogic SANbox2-8
SANbox2-16
SANbox2-64
SANbox 1400
SANbox 5200
SANbox 5600
SANbox 5802V
SANbox 9100
SANbox 9200
7.4.0

7.8.0.08
6.8.03

5.0.1
5.0.0
None N/A
2Gb 6 port FC Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter

4Gb 6 port FC Switch Module for IBM eServer BladeCenter

4Gb Intelligent Pass-thru Module and SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter
7.10.0.15

6.5.0.21
6.5.0.17

5.5.2.08
Embedded

Supported for switch performance monitoring only.

/root/switch

Notes

  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center supports homogeneous fabrics for the switch vendors listed below. Heterogeneous fabrics are not supported. Refer to the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Installation and Configuration Guide for additional information.
  • NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization) and NPV (N_Port Virtualization) are not supported other than the QLogic BladeCenter models listed above (switch performance monitoring only). Using the out-of-band fabric agents or storage resource agents may provide additional detail for fabrics configured with these technologies, but it is still not considered a supported solution.

Brocade
  • The integrated SMI Agent is only available in Professional Plus and Enterprise editions of DCFM and Network Advisor. It provides the ability to manage both FOS and M-EOS based hardware. There is an SMI-only installation option. A new DCFM installation is required to migrate switches from the proxy SMI Agent for EOS and proxy SMI Agent for FOS to the DCFM Integrated SMI Agent.
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center does not support the Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity functions for the Brocade 8000 switch. The domain-port zoning for Brocade 8000 switch is limited to the 8 FC ports. Only WWN zoning is supported with the internal FCoE ports. Performance monitoring is not supported for the Brocade 8000 internal FCoE ports.
  • FICON support for Brocade switches is available using Brocade Network Advisor or DCFM integrated SMI agent. However, there is no differentiation of FICON from FC with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.
  • Brocade Virtual Fabrics are not supported.
  • Issues may arise with the Brocade SMI Agent 120.11.0 if minimum firmware levels are not met on all switches in the fabric. See details. The integrated SMI agent with Network Advisor is the preferred application.
  • Problems identified with Brocade SMI Agent for FOS 120.7.0 prevent support for it with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. A fix has been provided with Brocade SMI Agent 120.7.0a. A flash was provided with additional details. It is generally recommended that version 120.8.0 or higher be used with this agent to pick up fixes.
  • The SMI Agent for FOS versions 120.10.0, 120.9.0, 120.8.0, 120.7.2, and 120.7.0a may be used for support of fabrics comprised of FOS switches which are at older firmware levels. Check the Brocade release notes for support details to ensure compatibility.

Cisco
  • Problems may be encountered with some Cisco switch configurations combined with certain Tivoli Storage Productivity Center agents. Review the known issues as you consider your agents and deployment. Some can be resolved with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center or Cisco firmware updates while others are current limitations.
  • With Cisco NX-OS 5.2 or higher, the switch no longer has an embedded cimserver. This functionality is replaced by the proxy SMI agent that is part of the Cisco DCNM software. You must be licensed to use DCNM to access this agent and use it with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. Support for adding the DCNM server as the CIMOM agent in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is only available with version 4.2.2 FP2 and higher.
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center does not support the Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity functions for the Cisco Nexus switch. Domain-port zoning is not supported on Cisco Nexus switches.
  • If you have upgraded your Cisco switches to NX-OS 5.2 or higher, you will need to use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.2 FP2 or higher for support. The Cisco DCNM software requires a license for use.
  • If you are using the embedded switch CIMOM, rather than the proxy SMI agent included with Cisco DCNM, you will need to add each switch in the fabric as a CIMOM agent data source to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in order to collect performance metrics for the switch.

QLogic
  • The QLogic embedded switch CIMOM is only supported for the BladeCenter switch models listed above.

Related information

Brocade SMI Agent Downloads
Switch Zoning Capabilities
Switch Issues with Brocade SMI Agent 120.7.0
Resolving Issues with Cisco Switches
Switch Issues with Brocade SMI Agent 120.11.0
Support Matrix Home - Find Links

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Basic Edition Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux 4.2, 4.2.1

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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition

Software version:

4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7019378

Modified date:

2014-01-22

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