Interoperability Matrix for Cisco Nexus and MDS 9000 Products
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Storage Interoperability Matrix

Cisco Nexus 7000/6000/5600/5500/5000 Platforms and Cisco MDS 9000 Series

OSM Information

Storage Interoperability Matrix

This chapter includes the following topics:

If you have comments or questions about the information presented in the Interoperability Matrix for Cisco Nexus and MDS 9000 Products , send them to dc-interop@cisco.com.

Cisco Nexus 7000/6000/5600/5500/5000 Platforms and Cisco MDS 9000 Series

Table 1-1 lists the Cisco NX-OS and SAN-OS software releases that support Cisco MDS 9000 switches, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switches, and Cisco Nexus 5500 and 5000 switches. We recommend that customers use the latest release of Cisco NX-OS or SAN-OS software listed in Table 1-1 .

The switches listed in Table 1-1 support the disk and tape storage products and the CNA and HBA devices listed in Table 1-2 , Table 1-3 , and Table 1-4 .

Table 1-1 Cisco NX-OS and SAN-OS Releases Supported on Cisco MDS 9000 Switches, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches, and Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches

Cisco MDS 9000 Switch
Cisco NX-OS or SAN-OS Release

Cisco MDS 9710 switch

6.2(9), 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9706 switch

6.2(9)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9500 Series

6.2(9), 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1)

5.2(8d), 5.2(8c), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8), 5.2(6b), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6), 5.2(2d), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2), 5.2(1)

5.0(8), 5.0(7), 5.0(4d), 5.0(4c), 5.0(4b), 5.0(4), 5.0(1a)

4.2(9), 4.2(7e), 4.2(7d), 4.2(7b), 4.2(7a), 4.2(5), 4.2(3a), 4.2(3), 4.2(1b), 4.2(1a) 4.1(3a), 4.1(1c), 4.1(1b)

3.3(5b), 3.3(5a), 3.3(5), 3.3(4a), 3.3(4), 3.3(3), 3.3(2), 3.3(1c), 3.3(1a), 3.2(3a), 3.2(3), 3.2(2c), 3.2(1)

3.1(4), 3.1(3a), 3.1(3), 3.1(2b), 3.1(2a), 3.1(2), 3.1(1)

3.0(3b), 3.0(3), 3.0(2b), 3.0(2a), 3.0(2), 3.0(1)

 

 

 

Cisco MDS 9250i switch

6.2(9), 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9222i switch

6.2(9), 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1)

5.2(8d), 5.2(8c), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8), 5.2(6b), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6), 5.2(2d), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2), 5.2(1)

5.0(8), 5.0(7), 5.0(4d), 5.0(4c), 5.0(4b), 5.0(4), 5.0(1a)

4.2(9), 4.2(7e), 4.2(7d), 4.2(7b), 4.2(7a), 4.2(5), 4.2(3a), 4.2(3), 4.2(1b), 4.2(1a), 4.1(3a), 4.1(1c), 4.1(1b)

3.3(5b), 3.3(5a), 3.3(5), 3.3(4a), 3.3(4), 3.3(3), 3.3(2), 3.3(1c), 3.3(1a), 3.2(3a), 3.2(3), 3.2(2c), 3.2(1a)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9148 switch

6.2(9), 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1)

5.2(8d), 5.2(8c), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8), 5.2(6b), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6), 5.2(2d), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2), 5.2(1)

5.0(8), 5.0(7), 5.0(4d), 5.0(4c), 5.0(4b), 5.0(4), 5.0(1a)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9148S switch

6.2(9)

 

 

Cisco MDS 9134 and 9124 switches

5.2(8d), 5.2(8c), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8), 5.2(6b), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6), 5.2(2d), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2)

5.0(8), 5.0(7), 5.0(4d), 5.0(4c), 5.0(4b), 5.0(4), 5.0(1a)

4.2(9), 4.2(7e), 4.2(7d), 4.2(7b), 4.2(7a), 4.2(5), 4.2(3a), 4.2(3), 4.2(1b), 4.2(1a) 4.1(3a), 4.1(1c), 4.1(1b)

3.3(5b), 3.3(5a), 3.3(5), 3.3(4a), 3.3(4), 3.3(3), 3.3(2), 3.3(1c), 3.3(1a), 3.2(3a), 3.2(3), 3.2(2c), 3.2(1)

3.1(4), 3.1(3a), 3.1(3), 3.1(2b), 3.1(2a), 3.1(2), 3.1(1)

 

 

Cisco Nexus 7700 Series

6.2(8a), 6.2(8), 6.2(6b), 6.2(6a), 6.2(6), 6.2(2a), 6.2(2)

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

6.2(8a), 6.2(8), 6.2(6b), 6.2(6a), 6.2(6), 6.2(2a), 6.2(2)

6.1(5), 6.1(4a), 6.1(4), 6.1(3), 6.1(2), 6.1(1),

6.0(4), 6.0(3), 6.0(2), 6.0(1)

5.2(9), 5.2(7) 5.2(5), 5.2(4), 5.2(3a), 5.2(1)

 

 

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series

7.0(2)N1(1), 7.0(1)N1(1), 7.0(0)N1(1)

6.0(2)N2(5), 6.0(2)N2(4), 6.0(2)N2(3), 6.0(2)N2(2), 6.0(2)N2(1b), 6.0(2)N2(1), 6.0(2)N1(2a), 6.0(2)N1(2), 6.0(2)N1(1a)

 

 

Cisco Nexus 5600 Series

7.0(2)N1(1), 7.0(1)N1(1)

 

 

Cisco Nexus 5500 Series

7.0(2)N1(1), 7.0(1)N1(1), 7.0(0)N1(1)

6.0(2)N2(5), 6.0(2)N2(4), 6.0(2)N2(3), 6.0(2)N2(2), 6.0(2)N2(1b), 6.0(2)N2(1), 6.0(2)N1(2a), 6.0(2)N1(2), 6.0(2)N1(1)

5.2(1)N1(8), 5.2(1)N1(7), 5.2(1)N1(6), 5.2(1)N1(5), 5.2(1)N1(4), 5.2(1)N1(3), 5.2(1)N1(2a), 5.2(1)N1(2), 5.2(1)N1(1b), 5.2(1)N1(1a), 5.2(1)N1(1)

5.1(3)N2(1c), 5.1(3)N2(1b), 5.1(3)N2(1a), 5.1(3)N2(1), 5.1(3)N1(1a), 5.1(3)N1(1)

5.0(3)N2(2b), 5.0(3)N2(2a), 5.0(3)N2(2), 5.0(3)N2(1), 5.0(3)N1(1c)

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series

5.2(1)N1(8), 5.2(1)N1(7), 5.2(1)N1(6), 5.2(1)N1(5), 5.2(1)N1(4), 5.2(1)N1(3), 5.2(1)N1(2a), 5.2(1)N1(2), 5.2(1)N1(1b), 5.2(1)N1(1a), 5.2(1)N1(1)

5.1(3)N2(1c), 5.1(3)N2(1b), 5.1(3)N2(1a), 5.1(3)N2(1), 5.1(3)N1(1a), 5.1(3)N1(1)

5.0(3)N2(2b), 5.0(3)N2(2a), 5.0(3)N2(2), 5.0(3)N2(1), 5.0(3)N1(1c), 5.0(2)N2(1a), 5.0(2)N2(1), 5.0(2)N1(1)

4.2(1)N2(1a), 4.2(1)N2(1), 4.2(1)N1(1)

4.1(3)N2(1a), 4.1(3)N2(1), 4.1(3)N1(1a), 4.1(3)N1(1)

4.0(1a)N2(1a), 4.0(1a)N2(1), 4.0(1a)N1(1a), 4.0(1a)N1(1), 4.0(0)N1(2a), 4.0(0)N1(2), 4.0(0)N1(1a)

OSM Information

More configuration information for host, target, switch, or optical equipment may be available on the OSM web site.

For HBA or CNA driver and firmware version and storage firmware version, see the following OSM websites to obtain their latest support matrix.

  • EMC—visit the EMC Interoperability support matrices. Refer to this matrix for comprehensive list of the latest supported EMC storage arrays. http://www.emc.com/interoperability
  • HDS—visit Product Interoperability Documentation: http://www.hds.com/products/interoperability/
  • HP—visit HP Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) website : http://h20272.www2.hp.com/

See the EBS compatibility matrix http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/san/documentation.html

Table 1-2 provides an HBA and CNA support matrix.

Table 1-2 HBA and CNA Support Matrix

Vendor
Model
Operating Systems
Version/
Patch
FC/FCoE
MDS 9xxx
Cisco Nexus 7xxx
Cisco Nexus 6xxx
Cisco Nexus 5xxx
Cisco Nexus 2xxx

Cisco

VIC P81E
VIC 1225
VIC 1225T

Windows 2008

All

FCoE

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 5.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 6.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

SUSE 11

All

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 4.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 5.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

Emulex

LPe16000 Series HBA LPe12000 Series HBA LPe11000 Series HBA LP11000 Series HBA LP10000 series HBA LP9000 Series HBA

Windows 2000

All

FC

x

 

 

x

 

Windows 2003

All

x

 

 

x

 

Windows 2008

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 4.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 6.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

SUSE 10

All

x

 

 

x

 

SUSE 11

All

x

 

 

x

 

VMware ESX 4.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

VMware ESX 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Solaris 10

All

x

 

 

 

 

Solaris 11

All

x

 

 

 

 

HP UX 11

All

x

 

 

 

 

HP UX 11i

All

x

 

 

 

 

AIX 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

AIX 6.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

AIX 7.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

OCe 11102 Series CNA
OCe 10102 Series CNA

Windows 2003

All

FCoE

x

x

x

x

x

Windows 2008

All

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 5.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 6.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

SUSE 11

All

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 4.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 5.x

All

x

x

x

x

x

Qlogic

2600 Series HBA
2500 Series HBA 2400 Seies HBA 2300 Series HBA 2200 Series HBA

Windows 2000

All

FC

x

 

 

x

 

Windows 2003

All

x

 

 

x

 

Windows 2008

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 4.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Red Hat AS 6.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

SUSE 10

All

x

 

 

x

 

SUSE 11

All

x

 

 

x

 

VMware ESX 4.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

VMware ESX 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

Solaris 10

All

x

 

 

 

 

Solaris 11

All

x

 

 

 

 

HP UX 11

All

x

 

 

 

 

HP UX 11i

All

x

 

 

 

 

AIX 5.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

AIX 6.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

AIX 7.x

All

x

 

 

x

 

8100 Series CNA 8200 Series CNA

Windows 2003

All

FCoE

x

x

x

x

x

Windows 2008

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 5.x

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

Red Hat 6.x

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

SUSE 11

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 4.x

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

VMware ESX 5.x

All

 

x

x

x

x

x

Table 1-3 lists supported storage devices.

Table 1-3 Storage Device Support Matrix

Vendor
Model
FC/FCOE
MDS 9xxx
Cisco Nexus 7xxx
Cisco Nexus 6xxx
Cisco Nexus 5xxx

IBM

DS3512

FC

x

 

 

x

DS4700

x

 

 

x

DS4800

x

 

 

x

DS5300

x

 

 

x

DS8100

x

 

 

x

DS8300

x

 

 

x

DS8800

x

 

 

x

XIV

x

 

 

x

SVC/Storwize v7000

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMC

VMAX Series

FC/FCoE

x

x

x

x

 

DMX Series

x

x

x

x

 

VNX Series

x

x

x

x

 

CX Series

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDS

VSP

FC/FCoE

x

x

x

x

 

USPV

FC

x

 

 

x

 

USP

x

 

 

x

 

HUS150/130

x

 

 

x

 

AMS2000

x

 

 

x

 

AMS1000

x

 

 

x

 

HUS VM

x

 

 

x

 

VSP G1000

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP

P9500

FC/FCoE

x

x

x

x

P6300/6500

x

x

x

x

P2000 G3

FC

x

 

 

x

EVA4000/4100/6000/6100/8000/8100

x

 

 

x

EVA4400

x

 

 

x

EVA6400/8400

x

 

 

x

MSA2000

x

 

 

x

XP 10K, 12K, 20K, 24K

x

 

 

x

3PAR F200/400

x

 

 

x

3PAR T400/800

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NetApp

FAS2000

FCoE/FC

x

x

x

x

FAS3000

x

x

x

x

FAS6000

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fujitsu1

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3, DX200F

FC

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX60 S2, DX80 S2, DX90 S2

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX400 S2 Series

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8000 S2 Series

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX60, DX80, DX90

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX400 Series

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX8000 Series

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS 2000

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS 4000

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS 8000

x

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100 S3, DX200 S3, DX500 S3, DX600 S3

FCoE

 

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX80 S2

 

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX90 S2

 

 

 

x

FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX400 S2 Series

 

 

 

x

ETERNUS DX8000 S2 Series

 

 

 

x

1.Vendor tested and certified.

Table 1-4 lists supported tape devices.

Table 1-4 Tape Device Support Matrix

Vendor
Library/Drive Model
FC/FCOE
MDS 9xxx
Cisco Nexus 7xxx
Cisco Nexus 5xxx
Cisco Nexus 2xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oracle/STK

SL3000(Library)

FC

x

 

x

 

SL500 (Library)

x

 

x

 

SL150(Library)

x

 

x

 

L700(Library)

x

 

x

 

L180(Library)

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STK-9840-C

FC

x

 

x

 

STK-9840-D

x

 

x

 

STK-9940-B

x

 

x

 

STK-T10K-A

x

 

x

 

STK-T10K-B

x

 

x

 

STK-T10K-C

x

 

x

 

VTLPlus

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP

LTO3

FC

x

 

x

 

LTO4

x

 

x

 

LTO5

x

 

x

 

LTO5HH

x

 

x

 

LTO6

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM

3584 (library)

FC

x

 

x

 

3592-EO5

x

 

 

 

LTO3

x

 

x

 

LTO4

x

 

x

 

LTO5

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quantum

I500 (Library)

FC

x

 

x

 

 

Table 1-5 recommended iSCSI initiators.

Table 1-5 Recommended iSCSI initiators

iSCSI Initiators

Open iSCSI 2.0-872.41.el6

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator 6.2.9200.16451 & 6.1.7601.1751

Table 1-6, the Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Support Matrix.

Table 1-6 DWDM Support Matrix

Vendor
Library/Drive Model
MAN/WAN Type
Protocol
Card Mode
Data Rate (Gbps)
MDS Model

Cisco

ONS 15454 with 10x10G Multi-rate LC

DWDM

Transparent

Transponder

8,10

All MDS 9xxx

Cisco

ONS 15454 with 10x10G and 100G trunk LC

DWDM

Transparent

Muxponder

8,10

All MDS 9xxx

Cisco

ONS 15454 with AR-XPE

DWDM

Transparent

Transponder

2, 4, 8

All MDS 9xxx

Cisco

ONS 15454 with AR-XPE

DWDM

Transparent

Muxponder

2, 4

All MDS 9xxx