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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

Contents

Introduction

Components Supported

MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support

Software Download Process

Determining the Software Version

Determining Software Version Compatibility

Downloading Software

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148 Switch

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148S Switch

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9222i Switch

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9250i Switch

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9500 Series Switch

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9700 Series Switch

NPE Software Images

Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image

General Upgrading Guidelines

Nondisruptive Upgrade Paths

FICON Supported Releases and Upgrade Paths

Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image

General Downgrading Guidelines

FICON Downgrade Paths

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

Cisco MDS 9706 Director

Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(7)

Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet Module Ethernet Module

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(7)

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(5)

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(5)

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3)

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(1)

Cisco MDS 9710 Director

Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1)

Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages

Enterprise Package

SAN Extension over IP Package

Mainframe Package

Data Mobility Manager Package

On-Demand Port Activation License

I/O Accelerator Package

XRC Acceleration License

Deprecated and Changed Features

Zoning Features

Limitations and Restrictions

ASCII File Can Be Copied to the Startup Configuration

Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) Support

Install Module Command Changes

Fabric Binding Error Message

IOA Scaling Support on Supervisor-2 Module

Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Compatibility Information

Hardware Installation

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco NX-OS Configuration Guides

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Troubleshooting and Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

Release Date: July 12, 2014

Part Number: OL-29201-04

This document describes the caveats and limitations for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. Use this document in conjunction with documents listed in the “Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request” section.

Release notes are sometimes updated with new information on restrictions and caveats. Refer to the following website for the most recent version of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes : http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_release_notes_list.html

Table 1 shows the online change history for this document.

 

Table 1 Online History Change

Revision
Date
Description

A0

July 11, 2014

Created the release notes.

Introduction

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches provides industry-leading availability, scalability, security, and management, allowing you to deploy high-performance storage-area networks with lowest total cost of ownership. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol agnostic switch fabric, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family addresses the stringent requirements of large data center storage environments: uncompromising high availability, security, scalability, ease of management, and seamless integration of new technologies.

Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS software powers the award-winning Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches. It is designed to create a strategic SAN platform with superior reliability, performance, scalability, and features. Formerly known as Cisco SAN-OS, Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS software is fully interoperable with earlier Cisco SAN-OS versions and enhances hardware platform and module support.

Components Supported

Table 2 lists the NX-OS software part numbers and hardware components supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.

 

Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Product

Software

M97S3K9-6.2.9

MDS 9700, NX-OS software

MDS 9700 Series only

M95S2K9-6.2.9

MDS 9500, NX-OS software

MDS 9500 Series only

M92S5K9-6.2.9

MDS 9250i NX-OS software

MDS 9250i Switch

M92S2K9-6.2.9

MDS 9222i, NX-OS software

MDS 9222i Switch

M91S3K9-6.2.9

MDS 9148, NX-OS software

MDS 9148 Switch

M91S5K9-6.2.9

MDS 9148S, NX-OS software

MDS 9148S Switch

Licenses

M9500SSE184K9z

Storage Services Enabler License for one MSM-18/4 module

MDS 9500 Series only

M9200ENT1K9

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Enterprise Package

MDS 9200 Series only

DCNM-SAN-M92-K9

Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager

MDS 9250i Switch only

M9250IIOA

Cisco MDS 9250i I/O Accelerator Services package

MDS 9250i Switch only

M9250IDMMK9

Cisco MDS 9250i Data Mobility Manager package

MDS 9250i Switch only

M9250IDMMT6M

Cisco MDS 9250i DMM License - 6-month period M9200FIC1K9 Cisco MDS 9200 Series Mainframe Package

MDS 9250i Switch only

M9200XRC

Cisco MDS 9200 XRC Acceleration Package for IBM series z, spare

MDS 9250i Switch only

M9222ISSE1K9

Storage Services Enabler License

MDS 9222i Switch only

M9200SSE184K9

Storage Services Enabler License for one MSM-18/4 module

MDS 9200 Series only

M95DMM184K9

Data Mobility Manager License for one MSM-18/4 module

MDS 9500 Series only

M9222IDMMK9

Data Mobility Manager License for Cisco MDS 9222i

MDS 9222i Switch

M92DMM184K9

Data Mobility Manager License for one MSM-18/4 module

MDS 9200 Series only

M95DMM184TSK9

Data Mobility Manager for one MSM-18/4 module — Time limited to 180 days only

MDS 9500 Series only

M9222IDMMTSK9

Data Mobility Manager — Time limited to 180 days only

MDS 9222i Switch only

M92DMM184TSK9

Data Mobility Manager for one MSM-18/4 module — Time limited to 180 days only

MDS 9200 Series only

M92SSESSNK9

Cisco Storage Services Enabler License for SSN-16
(1 engine)

MDS 9200 Series only

M95SSESSNK9

Cisco Storage Services Enabler License for SSN-16
(1 engine)

MDS 9500 Series only

M92SMESSNK9

Cisco Storage Media Encryption License for SSN-16 (1 engine)

MDS 9200 Series only

M95SMESSNK9

Cisco Storage Media Encryption License for SSN-16 (1 engine)

MDS 9500 Series only

M92IOASSN

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for SSN-16 (1 engine)

MDS 9200 Series only

M95IOASSN

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for SSN-16
(1 engine)

MDS 9500 Series only

M92IOA184

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4

MDS 9200 Series only

M95IOA184

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4

MDS 9500 Series only

M9222IIOA

Cisco I/O Accelerator License for Cisco MDS 9222i base switch

MDS 9222i Switch only

M92EXTSSNK9

Cisco SAN Extension License for SSN-16 (1 engine)

MDS 9200 Series only

M95EXTSSNK9

Cisco SAN Extension License for SSN-16 (1 engine)

MDS 9500 Series only

M9200XRC

Cisco XRC Acceleration

MDS 9200 Series only

M9500XRC

Cisco XRC Acceleration

MDS 9500 Series only

Chassis

DS-C9710

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director (10-slot multilayer director with 2 half-width slots for Supervisor modules, with 8 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9710 switch

DS-C9706

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director (6-slot multilayer director with 2 half-width slots for Supervisor modules, with 4 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9706 switch

DS-C9513

Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director (13-slot multilayer director with 2 slots for Supervisor modules, with 11 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9513 Switch

DS-C9509

Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director (9-slot multilayer director with 2 slots for Supervisor modules, with 7 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9509 Switch

DS-C9506

Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director (6-slot multilayer director with 2 slots for Supervisor modules, with 4 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9506 Switch

DS-C9250I-K9

The Cisco MDS 9250i offers up to forty 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports, and eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports in a fixed two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor.

MDS 9250i Switch

DS-C9222i-K9

Cisco MDS 9222i Multilayer Fabric Switch (3-rack-unit (3RU) semimodular multilayer fabric switch with 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a modular expansion slot for Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switching and Services modules)

MDS 9222i Switch

DS-C9148S-K9

Cisco MDS 9148S 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch (1RU fixed-configuration multilayer fabric switch with 48 16-Gbps Fibre Channel ports)

MDS 9148S Switch

DS-C9148-K9

Cisco MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch (1RU fixed-configuration multilayer fabric switch with 48 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports)

MDS 9148 Switch

Supervisor Modules

DS-X97-SF1-K9

Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module

MDS 9700 Series

DS-X9530-SF2-K9

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module

MDS 9500 Series

DS-X9530-SF2A-K9

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Module

MDS 9500 Series

Switching Modules

DS-X9448-768K9

Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP LC connectors

MDS 9700 Series

DS-X9848-480K9

Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module with SFP LC connectors

MDS 9700 Series

DS-X9112

Cisco MDS 9000 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

DS-X9124

Cisco 24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

DS-X9148

Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP LC

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

DS-X9704

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP LC

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

DS-X9224-96K9

Cisco MDS 9000 24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

DS-X9248-96K9

Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

DS-X9248-48K9

Cisco MDS 9000 4/44-Port Host-Optimized 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9222i Switch

DS-X9708-K9

Cisco MDS 9000 8-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module

MDS 9500 Series

DS-X9232-256K9

Cisco MDS 9000 32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

MDS 9500 Series

DS-X9248-256K9

Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

MDS 9500 Series

Services Modules

DS-X9316-SSNK9

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) — 16 fixed 1-Gbps Ethernet ports, plus 4 service engines that support 16-Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports.

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9222i Switch

DS-X9304-18K9

Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4) — 18-port, 4-Gbps Fibre Channel plus 4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP services and switching module with SFP LC connectors

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

External crossbar module

DS-X9710-FAB1

Cisco MDS 9710 Crossbar Switching Fabric 1 Module

MDS 9710 Switch

DS-X9706-FAB1

Cisco MDS 9706 Crossbar Switching Fabric 1 Module

MDS 9706 Switch

DS-13SLT-FAB2

Cisco MDS 9513 Switching Fabric 2 Module

MDS 9513 Switch

DS-13SLT-FAB3

Cisco MDS 9513 Switching Fabric 3 Module

MDS 9513 Switch

Power Supplies

DS-CAC-300W

300W AC power supply

MDS 9100 Series

DS-C24-300AC

300W AC power supply

MDS 9124 Switch

DS-CAC-845W

845W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9200 Series

MDS9200 Series

DS-C50I-300AC

300W AC power supply

MDS 9250i Switch

DS-CAC-3000W

3000W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9509

MDS 9509 Switch

DS-CAC-2500W

2500W AC power supply

MDS 9509 Switch

DS-CDC-2500W

2500W DC power supply

MDS 9509 Switch

DS-CAC-6000W

6000W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9513

MDS 9513 Switch

DS-CAC-1900W

1900W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9506

MDS 9506 Switch

9700 3000W AC

3000W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9700 Series

MDS 9700 Series

DS-CDC97-3KW

3000W DC power supply for Cisco MDS 9700 Series

MDS 9700 Series

CompactFlash

MEM-MDS-FLD512M

External 512-MB CompactFlash memory for supervisor module

MDS 9500 Series

Port Analyzer Adapter

DS-PAA-2, DS-PAA

Standalone Fibre Channel-to-Ethernet adapter that allows for simple, transparent analysis of Fibre Channel traffic in a switched fabric

MDS 9000 Family

Smart Card Reader

DS-SCR-K9

Storage Media Encryption (SME) Smart Card Reader

MDS 9000 Family

Smart Card

DS-SC-K9

SME Smart Card

MDS 9000 Family

Table 3 lists the part numbers and optical components supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.


NoteFor the latest information about supported transceivers (SFPs), see theCisco MDS 9000 Family Pluggable Transceivers data sheet.


Table 3 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Optics and Transceivers

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Product

Optics

SFP-10G-SR / DS-SFP-10GE-SR

10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module

MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9),
MDS 9250i

SFP-10G-SR / DS-SFP-10GE-LR

10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module

MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9), MDS 9250i

SFP-10G-ER

10GBASE-ER SFP+ Module

MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9),
MDS 9250i

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 1 meter

MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 3 meter

MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 5 meter

MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ active copper cable 7 meter

MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ active copper cable 10 meter

MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)

LC-type fiber-optic SFP

DS-SFP-FC16G-SW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 16-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave mode

MDS 9710, 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
MDS 9250i

DS-SFP-FC16G-LW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode

MDS 9710, 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
MDS 9250i

DS-SFP-FC10G-SW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave mode

48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Module (DS-X9232-256K9),
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Module (DS-X9248-256-K9)

DS-SFP-FC10G-LW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode

48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Module (DS-X9232-256K9),
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Module (DS-X9248-256-K9)

DS-SFP-FC8G-ER

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or 8-Gbps Fibre Channel for extended reach (40 km reach)

MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules,
MDS 9148
MDS 9250i

DS-SFP-FC8G-SW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or 8-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave mode

MDS 9710,
MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules,
MDS 9250i

DS-SFP-FC8G-LW

SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or 8-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode; supports distances up to 10 km

MDS 9710,
MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules,
MDS 9250i

DS-SFP-FC4G-SW

SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or 4-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave mode

MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9148, MDS 9222i, DS-X9100, and DS-X9200 Series switching modules

DS-SFP-FC4G-MR

SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or 4-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode; supports distances up to 4 km

MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9222i, DS-X9100, and DS-X9200 Series switching modules

DS-SFP-FC4G-LW

SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or 4-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode; supports distances up to 10 km

MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9222i, DS-X9100, and DS-X9200 Series switching modules

DS-SFP-FCGE-SW

SFP optics (LC type) for 1-Gbps Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave mode; not for use in 4-Gbps-capable ports

MDS 9000 Series

DS-SFP-FCGE-LW

SFP optics (LC type) for 1-Gbps Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave mode; not for use in 4-Gbps-capable ports

MDS 9000 Series

DS-SFP-GE-T

SFP (RJ-45 connector) for Gigabit Ethernet over copper

MDS 9000 Series

Cisco Coarse Wavelength- Division Multiplexing (CWDM)

DS-CWDM-xxxx

CWDM Gigabit Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP LC type, where product number xxxx = 1470, 1490, 1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590, or 1610 nm

MDS 9000 Family

DS-CWDM4Gxxxx

CWDM 4-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP LC type, where product number xxxx = 1470, 1490, 1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590, or 1610 nm

MDS 9000 Family

CWDM8G1490

1490 nm CWDM 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP+

MDS 9000 Family

Dense Wavelength- Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

DWDM-X2-xx.xx

DWDM X2 SC optics for 10-Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity to an existing Ethernet DWDM infrastructure, with 15xx.xx nm wavelength, where xx.xx = 60.61, 59.79, 58.98, 58.17, 56.55, 55.75, 54.94, 54.13, 52.52, 51.72, 50.92, 50.12, 48.51, 47.72, 46.92, 46.12, 44.53, 43.73, 42.94, 42.14, 40.56, 39.77, 38.98, 38.19, 36.61, 35.82, 35.04, 34.25, 32.68, 31.90, 31.12, or 30.33

MDS 9500 Series

MDS 9200 Series

DWDM-SFP-xxxx

DWDM Gigabit Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP LC type, where product number xxxx = 3033, 3112, 3190, 3268, 3425, 3504, 3582, 3661, 3819, 3898, 3977, 4056, 4214, 4294, 4373, 4453, 4612, 4692, 4772, 4851, 5012, 5092, 5172, 5252, 5413, 5494, 5575, 5655, 5817, 5898, 5979, or 6061nm

MDS 9000 Family

DWDM-SFP10G-xx.xx

10GBASE-DWDM SFP+

MDS 9710 Director

Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM)

DS-CWDMOADM4A

4-channel CWDM optical ADM (OADM) module (Cisco CWDM 1470, 1490, 1510, or 1530 NM Add/Drop Module)

MDS 9000 Family

DS-CWDMOADM4B

4-channel CWDM OADM module (Cisco CWDM 1550, 1570, 1590, or 1610 NM Add/Drop Module)

MDS 9000 Family

DS-CWDM-MUX8A

ADM for 8 CWDM wavelengths

MDS 9000 Family

CWDM Multiplexer Chassis

DS-CWDMCHASSIS

2-slot chassis for CWDM ADMs

MDS 9000 Family

MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support

Table 4 lists the MDS hardware chassis supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2 9.

Table 4 Cisco MDS NX-OS 6.2 Chassis Support Matrix

Switch
NX-OS Release 6.2 Support

MDS 9710

Yes

MDS 9706

Yes1

MDS 9513

Yes

MDS 9509

Yes

MDS 9506

Yes

MDS 9250i

Yes2

MDS 9222i

Yes

MDS 9148S

Yes3

MDS 9148

Yes

Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System

Yes

MDS 9134

No

MDS 9124

No

Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem

No

Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter

No

1.This switch supports Cisco MDS NX-OS Release supports Release 6.2(9) and later.

2.This switch supports Cisco MDS NX-OS Release supports Release 6.2(5) and later.

3.This switch supports Cisco MDS NX-OS Release supports Release 6.2(9) and later.

Table 5 lists the MDS hardware chassis supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.x.

Table 5 Cisco MDS NX-OS 5.x Chassis Support Matrix

Switch
NX-OS Release 5.x Support

MDS 9710

No

MDS 9706

No

MDS 9513

Yes

MDS 9509

Yes

MDS 9506

Yes

MDS 9250i

No

MDS 9222i

Yes

MDS 9216i

No

MDS 9148

Yes

MDS 9148S

No

Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System

Yes

MDS 9134

Yes4

MDS 9124

Yes 1

Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem

Yes 1

Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter

Yes 1

4.This switch supports Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.2(2) and later 5.x releases, but does not support Release 6.2(x).

Table 6 lists the MDS hardware modules supported Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2. Table 7 lists the MDS hardware modules supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS 5.x. For the list of MDS hardware modules supported by Cisco MDS SAN-OS 4.x, see Table 8 . For the list of MDS hardware modules supported by Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x, see Table 9 .

Table 6 Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2

Module
Description
MDS 9700 Series
MDS 9500 Series
MDS 9200 Series

DS-X97-SF1-K9

MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 Module

Yes

No

No

DS-X9710-FAB1

MDS 9710 Fabric1 Module

Yes5

No

No

DS-X9706-FAB1

MDS 9706 Fabric1 Module

Yes6

No

No

DS-X9448-768K9

48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

No

No

DS-X9848-480K9

Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit FCoE Module

Yes

No

No

DS-X9530-SF2-K9

MDS 9500 Supervisor-2 Module

No

Yes

No

DS-X9530-SF2A-K9

MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A Module

No

Yes

No

DS-13SLT-FAB3

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 3

No

Yes

No

DS-13SLT-FAB2

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2

No

Yes

No

DS-13SLT-FAB1

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1

No

Yes

No

DS-X9708-K9

8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module

No

Yes7, 8

No

DS-X9232-256K9

32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

No

DS-X9248-256K9

48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

No

DS-X9224-96K9

24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes 3

No

DS-X9248-96K9

48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes 3

No

DS-X9248-48K9

4/44-port Host Optimized 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9316-SSNK9

16-port Storage Services Node (SSN-16)

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9304-18K9

18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4)

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9112

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9124

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9148

48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

Yes

DS-X9704

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

No

Yes

Yes

5.Supported on Cisco MDS 9710 Director only.

6.Supported on Cisco MDS 9706 Director only.

7.Requires DS-13SLT-FAB3 or DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.

8.Requires the Supervisor-2A module.

 

Table 7 Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS 5.x

Module
Description
MDS 9500 Series
MDS 9222i
NX-OS 5.2(x)
NX-OS 5.0(x)
NX-OS 5.2(x)
NX-OS 5.0(x)

DS-X9530-SF2-K9

MDS 9500 Supervisor-2 Module

Yes

Yes

No

No

DS-X9530-SF2A-K9

MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A Module

Yes

Yes

No

No

DS-13SLT-FAB3

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 3

Yes

No

No

No

DS-13SLT-FAB2

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2

Yes

Yes

No

No

DS-13SLT-FAB1

MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1

No

Yes

No

No

DS-X9708-K9

8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module

Yes9,10

No

No

No

DS-X9232-256K9

32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes 1

No

No

No

DS-X9248-256K9

48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes 1

No

No

No

DS-X9224-96K9

24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes 1

Yes11

No

No

DS-X9248-96K9

48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes 1

Yes 3

No

No

DS-X9248-48K9

4/44-port Host Optimized 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9316-SSNK9

16-port Storage Services Node (SSN-16)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9304-18K9

18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9112

12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9124

24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9148

48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DS-X9704

4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9.Requires DS-13SLT-FAB3 or DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.

10.Requires the Supervisor-2A module.

11.Requires DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.

Software Download Process

Use the software download procedure to upgrade to a later version, or downgrade to an earlier version, of an operating system. This section describes the software download process for the Cisco MDS NX-OS software and includes the following topics:

Determining the Software Version

To determine the version of Cisco MDS NX-OS or SAN-OS software currently running on a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch using the CLI, log in to the switch and enter the show version EXEC command.

To determine the version of Cisco MDS NX-OS or SAN-OS software currently running on a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch using Cisco DCNM for SAN, view the Switches tab in the Information pane, locate the switch using the IP address, logical name, or WWN, and check its version in the Release column.

Determining Software Version Compatibility

Table 8 lists the software versions that are compatible in a mixed SAN environment, the minimum software versions that are supported, and the versions that have been tested. We recommend that you use the latest software release supported by your vendor for all Cisco MDS 9000 Family products.

Table 8 Software Release Compatibility

Cisco NX-OS Software
Minimum NX-OS or SAN-OS Release
Tested NX-OS and SAN-OS Release

NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

NX-OS Release 6.2(7) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(7) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(5a) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(5a) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(5) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(5) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(3) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(3) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(1) or later

NX-OS Release 6.2(1) or later

NX-OS Release 5.2(x) or later

NX-OS Release 5.2(x) or later

NX-OS Release 5.0(1a) and later

NX-OS Release 5.0(1a) and later

NX-OS Release 4.2(3) and later

NX-OS Release 4.2(3) and later

SAN-OS Release 3.3(5) and later

SAN-OS Release 3.3(5) and later

Downloading Software

The Cisco MDS NX-OS software is designed for mission-critical high-availability environments. To realize the benefits of nondisruptive upgrades on the Cisco MDS 9700 Directors, Cisco MDS 9500 Directors, we highly recommend that you install dual supervisor modules.

To download the latest Cisco MDS NX-OS software, access the Software Center at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html?a=a&i=rpm

See the following sections in this release notes for details on how you can nondisruptively upgrade your Cisco MDS 9000 switch. Using the install all command from the CLI, or using Cisco DCNM for SAN to perform the downgrade, enables the compatibility check. The check indicates if the upgrade can happen nondisruptively or disruptively depending on the current configuration of your switch and the reason.

Compatibility check is done:
Module bootable Impact Install-type Reason
------ -------- -------------- ------------ ------
1 yes non-disruptive rolling
2 yes disruptive rolling Hitless upgrade is not supported
3 yes disruptive rolling Hitless upgrade is not supported
4 yes non-disruptive rolling
5 yes non-disruptive reset
6 yes non-disruptive reset
 

The show incompatibility system bootflash:system image filename command determines which additional features need to be disabled.

 

NoteIf you would like to request a copy of the source code under the terms of either GPL or LGPL, please send an e-mail to mds-software-disclosure@cisco.com.


Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148 Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9148 switch is shown in Table 9 .

Table 9 Software Images for MDS 9148 Switches

Cisco MDS 9148 Switch
Naming Convention

MDS 9148,
Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem

Filename begins with m9100-s3ek9

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148S Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9148S switch is shown in Table 9 .

Table 10 Software Images for MDS 9148S Switches

Cisco MDS 9148S Switch
Naming Convention

MDS 9148S

Filename begins with m9100-s5ek9

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9222i Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9222i switch is shown in Table 11 .

Table 11 Software Images for MDS 9222i Switch

Cisco MDS 92221 Switch
Naming Convention

MDS 9222i

Filename begins with m9200-s2ek9

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9250i Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9250i switch is shown in Table 12 .

Table 12 Software Images for MDS 9250i Switch

Cisco MDS 9250i Switch
Naming Convention

MDS 9250i

Filename begins with m9250-s5ek9

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9500 Series Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9500 Series switch with a Supervisor-2 or Supervisor-2A module is shown in Table 13 . Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x, Release 5.x, and Release 4.x do not support the Supervisor-1 module.

Table 13 Software Images for MDS 9500 Series Switches

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Switch Type
Naming Convention

MDS 9513, 9509, and 9506

Filename begins with m9500-sf2ek9

Use the show module command to display the type of supervisor module in the switch. The following is sample output from the show module command on a Supervisor-2 module:

switch# show module
Mod Ports Module-Type Model Status
--- ----- -------------------------------- ------------------ ------------
...
...
7 0 Supervisor/Fabric-2 DS-X9530-SF2-K9 active *
8 0 Supervisor/Fabric-2 DS-X9530-SF2-K9 ha-standby
 

Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9700 Series Switch

The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9700 Series switch is shown in Table 14 .

Table 14 Software Images for MDS 9700 Series Switch

Cisco MDS 9710 Switch
Naming Convention

MDS 9710 and 9706

Filename begins with m9700-sf3ek9

NPE Software Images

No payload encryption (NPE) images are available with Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9) software. The NPE images are intended for countries who have import restrictions on products that encrypt payload data.

To differentiate an NPE image from the standard software image, the letters npe are included in the image name as follows:

  • m9100-s3ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9100-s3ek9-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9100-s5ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9100-s5ek9-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9200-s2ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9200-s2ek9-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9250-s5ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9250-s5ek9-mz-npe.6.2.7.bin
  • m9500-sf2ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9500-sf2ek9-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9700-sf3ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin
  • m9700-sf3ek9-mz-npe.6.2.9.bin

When downloading software, ensure that you select the correct software images for you Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch. Nondisruptive software upgrades or downgrades between NPE images and non-NPE images are not supported.

Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image

This section lists the guidelines recommended for upgrading your Cisco MDS NX-OS software image and includes the following topics:


NoteBefore you begin the upgrade process, review the list of chassis and modules that Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9) supports. See the“MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support” section.


For detailed instructions for performing a software upgrade using Cisco DCNM, see the Cisco DCNM Release Notes, Release 6.2 , which is available from the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/prime-data-center-network-manager/products-release-notes-list.html

General Upgrading Guidelines

Follow these general guidelines before performing a software upgrade:

  • Review the nondisruptive upgrade path to Release 6.2(9) in Table 15 .
  • Install and configure dual supervisor modules before the upgrade.
  • Issue the show install all impact upgrade-image CLI command to determine if your upgrade will be nondisruptive.
  • Be aware that some features impact whether an upgrade is disruptive or nondisruptive:

Fibre Channel Ports : Fibre Channel ports can be nondisruptively upgraded without affecting traffic on the ports. See Table 15 for the nondisruptive upgrade path for all NX-OS and SAN-OS releases.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports : Traffic on Gigabit Ethernet ports is disrupted during an upgrade or downgrade. This includes the Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MSM-18/4 module, SSN-16 module, MDS 9222i, and MDS 9250i switch. Those nodes that are members of VSANs traversing an FCIP ISL are impacted, and a fabric reconfiguration occurs. iSCSI initiators connected to the Gigabit Ethernet ports lose connectivity to iSCSI targets while the upgrade is in progress.

FICON : If you have FICON enabled, the upgrade path is different. See the “FICON Supported Releases and Upgrade Paths” section.


NoteIn addition to these guidelines, you may want to review the information in the“Limitations and Restrictions” section prior to a software upgrade to determine if a feature may possibly behave differently following the upgrade.


Nondisruptive Upgrade Paths

Use Table 15 to determine your nondisruptive upgrade path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9). Find the image release number you are currently using in the “Current Release” column of the table and follow the steps in the order specified to perform the upgrade.


NoteThe software upgrade information inTable 15 applies only to Fibre Channel switching traffic. Upgrading system software disrupts IP traffic and intelligent services traffic.


 

Table 15 Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

Current Release
Nondisruptive Upgrade Path and Ordered Upgrade Steps

NX-OS:

Release 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1), 5.2(1), 5.2(2), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2d), 5.2(6), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6b), 5.2(8), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8c), and 5.2(8d)

Upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

All 5.0(x) releases

1. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

2. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

All 4.2(x) releases and 4.1(x) releases

1. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

2. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

3. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

SAN-OS:

Release 3.3(2), 3.3(3), 3.3(4x), and 3.3(5x).

1. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).

2. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

3. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

4. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

Release 3.3(1c), all 3.2(x), 3.1(x), and 3.0(x) releases)

1. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).

2. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).

3. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

4. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

5. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

Release 2.1(3), 2.1(2e), 2.1(2d), and 2.1(2b)

1. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).

2. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).

3. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).

4. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

5. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

6. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

Release 2.1(2), 2.1(1b), 2.1(1a), and 2.0(x)

1. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b), 2.1(2d), 2.1(2e), or 2.1(3)

2. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).

3. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).

4. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).

5. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

6. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).

7. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

Release 1.x

1. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 1.3(4a).

2. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b).

3. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).

4. Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).

5. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).

6. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

7. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).

8. Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

FICON Supported Releases and Upgrade Paths

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9) is not a FICON-certified release.

Table 16 lists the SAN-OS and NX-OS releases that are certified for FICON. Refer to the specific release notes for FICON upgrade path information.

 

Table 16 FICON Supported Releases

FICON Supported Releases

NX-OS

Release 6.2(5a)
Release 5.2(2)

Release 4.2(7b)

Release 4.2(1b)

Release 4.1(1c)

SAN-OS

Release 3.3(1c)

Release 3.2(2c)

Release 3.0(3b)

Release 3.0(3)

Release 3.0(2)

Release 2.0(2b)

Use Table 17 to determine the nondisruptive upgrade path for FICON-certified releases. Find the image release number you are currently using in the Current Release with FICON Enabled column of the table and follow the recommended path.

 

Table 17 FICON Nondisruptive Upgrade Path

Current Release with FICON Enabled
Upgrade Path

NX-OS Release 5.2(2)

You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 6.2(5a)

NX-OS Release 4.2(7b)

You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 5.2(2).

NX-OS Release 4.2(1b)

You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(7b).

NX-OS Release 4.1(1c)

You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).

SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c)

You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).

SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c), 3.0(3b), 3.0(3), and 3.0(2).

First upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c), and then upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).

Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image

This section lists the guidelines recommended for downgrading your Cisco MDS SAN-OS software image and includes the following topics:

General Downgrading Guidelines

Follow these general guidelines before you perform a software downgrade:

  • Issue the system no acl-adjacency-sharing execute command to disable ACL adjacency usage on Generation 2 modules. If this command fails, reduce the number of zones, IVR zones, TE ports, or a combination of these in the system and issue the command again.
  • Disable all features not supported by the downgrade release. Use the show incompatibility system downgrade-image command to determine what you need to disable.
  • Use the show install all impact downgrade-image command to determine if your downgrade will be nondisruptive.
  • Be aware that some features impact whether a downgrade is disruptive or nondisruptive:

Fibre Channel Ports : Fibre Channel ports can be nondisruptively downgraded without affecting traffic on the ports. See Table 18 for the nondisruptive downgrade path for all SAN-OS releases.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports : Traffic on Gigabit Ethernet ports is disrupted during a downgrade. This includes the Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MSM-18/4 module, the MDS 9222i switch, and the MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16). Those nodes that are members of VSANs traversing an FCIP ISL are impacted, and a fabric reconfiguration occurs. iSCSI initiators connected to the Gigabit Ethernet ports lose connectivity to iSCSI targets while the downgrade is in progress.

FICON : If you have FICON enabled, the downgrade path is different. See the “FICON Downgrade Paths” section.

Use Table 18 to determine the nondisruptive downgrade path from Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9). Find the NX-OS or SAN-OS image that you want to downgrade to in the To SAN-OS Release column of the table and follow the steps in the order specified to perform the downgrade.


NoteThe software downgrade information inTable 18 applies only to Fibre Channel switching traffic. Downgrading system software disrupts IP and intelligent services traffic.



NoteDowngrading from Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9) to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), or 6.2(1) on a Cisco MDS 9700 Series Director with 48-port 10-Gigabit FCoE module or VSAN configurations require additional steps that must be performed before downgrading. For more information, see the Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide, Release 6.2(x).


 

Table 18 Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

To NX-OS or SAN-OS Release
Nondisruptive Downgrade Path and Ordered Downgrade Steps

NX-OS:

Release 6.2(7), 6.2(5a), 6.2(5), 6.2(3), 6.2(1), 5.2(1), 5.2(2), 5.2(2a), 5.2(2d), 5.2(6), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6b), 5.2(8), 5.2(8a), 5.2(8b), 5.2(8c), and 5.2(8d)

Downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

All 5.0(x) releases

1. Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

2. Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

3. Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

All 4.2(x) and 4.1(x) releases

1. Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

2. Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(8d).

3. Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).

4. Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or 4.1(x).

FICON Downgrade Paths

Table 19 lists the downgrade paths for FICON releases. Find the image release number that you want to downgrade to in the To Release with FICON Enabled column of the table and follow the recommended downgrade path.

 

Table 19 FICON Downgrade Path

To Release with FICON Enabled
Downgrade Path

NX-OS Release 5.2(2)

You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 6.2(5a)

NX-OS Release 4.2(7b)

You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 5.2(2).

NX-OS Release 4.2(1b)

You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 4.2(7b).

NX-OS Release 4.1(1c)

You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

This section briefly describes the new hardware introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

Cisco MDS 9706 Director

The Cisco MDS 9706 (DS-C9706) supports up to 192 ports in a 6-slot modular chassis, with up to 768 ports in a single rack. You can configure ports as Fibre Channel (2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16-Gbps, or 10-Gbps), FCoE (10-Gbps), or a mix of both Fibre Channel and FCoE. The Cisco MDS 9706 supports the same Fibre Channel and FCoE switching modules as the Cisco MDS 9710 director for a high degree of system commonality.

For detailed information about the Cisco MDS 9706 Director, see the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Hardware Installation Guide: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/storage-networking/mds-9000-nx-os-san-os-software/products-installation-guides-list.html

Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch

The Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch (DS-C9148S48PK9) is the next generation of the highly reliable and flexible Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost-effectiveness. A powerful compact one rack-unit (1RU) form factor can scale from 12 to 48 line-rate 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports.

For detailed information about the Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch, see the Cisco MDS 9148S Hardware Installation Guide: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/storage-networking/mds-9000-nx-os-san-os-software/products-installation-guides-list.html

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9)

This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9).

  • Confirm Commit Device Alias
  • Confirm Commit Zone
  • FC and FCoE scale enhancements
  • FCoE long-distance
  • Fibre Channel Common Transport (FC-CT) Management Security
  • Poweron Auto Provisioning (POAP)
  • Slow drain enhancements for hardware-based capabilities on Cisco MDS 9700 Series, MDS 9250i, and MDS 9148S switch.
  • TrustSec link-encryption for Cisco MDS 9700 Series
  • Command-line interface (CLI) command changes:

confirm commit device alias (new)

confirm commit zone (new)

fc-management enable (new)

fc-management database vsan (new)

hardware ejector enable (new)

priority-flow-control long-distance (changed) (new)

no-credit-drop (new)

show fc-management database (new)

show process creditmon credit-loss-events (new)

show process creditmon slowport-monitor-events (new)

show system internal eth-qos port-node interface (new)

show tech-support fc-management (new)

slow port monitor (new)

system timeout slowport-monitor mode E/F (new)

fcroute (deprecated)

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(7)

This section briefly describes the new hardware introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(7). For detailed information about the new hardware, see the Cisco MDS 9250i Hardware Installation Guide that is available from this URL: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/storage-networking/mds-9000-nx-os-san-os-software/products-installation-guides-list.html

Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet Module Ethernet Module

The Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet Module (DS-X9848-480K9) is designed for the Cisco MDS 9710 Directors. The Cisco MDS 9710 Director supports up to eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules. These modules are hot-swappable and they support 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports in SFP+ form factor.

The Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet module delivers integrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), simplifies the network infrastructure and helps reduce costs. The FCoE module allows you to extend the existing Fibre Channel SANs by using FCoE. The Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet module supports connectivity to FCoE switching platforms and to FCoE devices. This module also supports connectivity to FCoE initiators and targets that only send FCoE traffic.

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(7)

This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(7).

  • Enhanced the scalability for zones, maximum devices in the fabric and maximum devices in the switch.
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC) for 16-Gbps ISL connections
  • Enhanced scalability for simultaneous FLOGIs for Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches
  • Restriction of the number of NPIV logins to not exceed the configuration limits in for Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches
  • Command-line interface (CLI) command changes:

fcns bulk-notify

rscn coalesce swrscn vsan

switchport max-npiv-limit (new)

switchport trunk-max-npiv-limit (new)

switchport fec

system port pacer mode F interface-login-threshold

show fabric switch information vsan

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(5)

This section briefly describes the new hardware introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(5). For detailed information about the new hardware, see the Cisco MDS 9250i Hardware Installation Guide that is available from this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/storage-networking/mds-9000-nx-os-san-os-software/products-installation-guides-list.html

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch

The Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch (DS-C9250I-K9) is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments.

The Cisco MDS 9250i switch is an ideal solution for local office and remote branch-office SANs and also in large-scale SANs operating the Cisco MDS 9700 and 9500 Series Multilayer director platforms.

The Cisco MDS 9250i switch offers 40 autosensing 2-, 4-, 8-, and 16-Gbps line-rate Fibre Channel ports, eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports, and two 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports in a fixed two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor.

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(5)

This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(5).

  • DMM support for Cisco MDS 9250i switch
  • FCIP support for Cisco MDS 9250i switch
  • FCR support for Cisco MDS 9250i switch
  • IOA support for Cisco MDS 9250i switch
  • Path Trace
  • Command-line interface (CLI) command changes:

Changed the CLI output for the show ioa cluster flows command.

Introduced the ioa-ping command.

Introduced the ability to display IOA engine utilization.

Introduced the ability to display hosts and targets by device alias in IOA.

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3)

This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3).

  • Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager (DMM) supports logical unit numbers (LUN) sizes that are larger than 2 terabyte. The supported number of sessions per DMM job is more than 255. For more information, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide.
  • FC-Redirect (FCR) support for Cisco MDS 9710 Director. For more information on IOA, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide. For more information on SME, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide.
  • Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:

Changed the CLI output for the show fcdomain vsan command.

Deprecated the show interface counters performance command.

New Hardware in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(1)

This section briefly describes the new hardware introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1). For detailed information about the new hardware, see the Cisco MDS 9710 Hardware Installation Guide that is available from this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/storage-networking/mds-9000-nx-os-san-os-software/products-installation-guides-list.html

This section includes the following topics:

Cisco MDS 9710 Director

The Cisco MDS 9710 Director is a high-performance SAN switch that is designed to meet the requirements of enterprise data center storage environments. The Cisco MDS 9710 Director has a ten-slot chassis that supports up to eight 48-port, 16-Gbps switching modules, two supervisor modules, up to six fabric modules, three fan trays, and up to eight power supplies. Airflow is front-to-back in the Cisco MDS 9710 chassis.

Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

Up to eight Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules can be used in the Cisco MDS 9710 Director. These modules are hot-swappable and compatible with 2-, 4-, 8-, 16- and 10-Gbps interfaces, and they support hot-swappable Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) transceivers.

The Fibre Channel switching module has 12 4-port port groups. Each port group is capable of a speed of 64-Gbps in each direction simultaneously. Ports on this switching module support expansion port (E port), fabric port (F port), fabric loop port (FL port), SPAN destination port (SD port), and (TE port) port mode.

Individual ports can be configured with Cisco 16-Gbps,8-Gbps or 10-Gbps shortwave or longwave SFP+ transceivers. Each port supports 500 buffer credits with no additional licensing required. With the Cisco Enterprise Package, up to 4095 buffer credits can be allocated to an individual port.

New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1)

This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1).

  • Generic Online Diagnostics

Starting with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1), the Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports the generic online diagnostics (GOLD) feature. With online diagnostics, you can test and verify the hardware functionality of a device while the device is connected to a live network. In particular, the online diagnostics help you verify that hardware and internal data paths are operating as designed so that you can rapidly isolate faults.

For more information about this feature, see the Cisco MDS 9000 System Management Configuration Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

  • Enhancement to map LDAP/AD users to Cisco NX-OS roles and allow both local and remote users to use SSH or Telnet.

For more information about this feature, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Security Configuration Guide , at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

  • Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:

Enhance the clear snmp counters command.

Display ISL related information.

Display a warning messages for a shared port interface when you bring down the port.

Display throughput information for all ports on a line card or ISL or on a switch or chassis.

Provide an estimated time for DMM job completion.

Shorten the show dmm job job-id 50571379 session session_id (1-20) command to show dmm job-id 50571379 session_id 1

Information about the modified CLI commands can be found in the Cisco MDS 9000 Command Reference at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_command_reference_list.html

Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages

Most Cisco MDS 9000 family software features are included in the standard package. However, some features are logically grouped into add-on packages that must be licensed separately, such as the Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise package, SAN Extension over IP package, Mainframe package, and Data Mobility Manager package. On-demand ports activation licenses are also available for the Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch, Cisco MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch, Cisco MDS 9148S 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch, and the Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System.


NoteA license is not required to use the Cisco MDS 9000 8-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) module (DS-X9708-K9) and the Cisco MDS 48-Port 10- Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet Module (DS-X9848-480K9).


Additional information about licensed Cisco NX-OS software packages is available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/storage-networking/mds-9000-software-licensing/datasheet-listing.html

Enterprise Package

The standard software package that is bundled at no charge with the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches includes the base set of features that Cisco believes are required by most customers for building a SAN. The Cisco MDS 9000 family also has a set of advanced features that are recommended for all enterprise SANs. These features are bundled together in the Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise package. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise package fact sheet for more information.

SAN Extension over IP Package

The Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Extension over IP package allows the customer to use FCIP to extend SANs over wide distances on IP networks using the Cisco MDS 9000 family IP storage services. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Extension over IP package fact sheet for more information.

Mainframe Package

The Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe package uses the FICON protocol and allows control unit port management for in-band management from IBM S/390 and z/900 processors. FICON VSAN support is provided to help ensure true hardware-based separation of FICON and open systems. Switch cascading, fabric binding, and intermixing are also included in this package. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe package fact sheet for more information.

Data Mobility Manager Package

The Cisco MDS 9000 Data Mobility Manager package enables data migration between heterogeneous disk arrays without introducing a virtualization layer or rewiring or reconfiguring SANs. Cisco DMM allows concurrent migration between multiple LUNs of unequal size. Rate-adjusted migration, data verification, dual Fibre Channel fabric support, and management using Cisco DCNM for SAN provide a complete solution that greatly simplifies and eliminates most downtime associated with data migration. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Data Mobility Manager package fact sheet for more information. The Data Mobility Manager package is for use only with Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches.

On-Demand Port Activation License

On-demand ports allow customers to benefit from Cisco NX-OS Software features while initially purchasing only a small number of activated ports on the Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch, MDS 9148S 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch, MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch, and the Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System. As needed, customers can expand switch connectivity by licensing additional ports.

I/O Accelerator Package

The Cisco I/O Accelerator (IOA) package activates IOA on the Cisco MDS 9222i fabric switch, the Cisco MDS 9000 18/4 Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4), and on the SSN-16 module. The IOA package is licensed per service engine and is tied to the chassis. The number of licenses required is equal to the number of service engines on which the intelligent fabric application is used.The SSN-16 requires a separate license for each engine on which you want to run IOA. Each SSN-16 engine that you configure for IOA checks out a license from the pool managed at the chassis level. SSN-16 IOA licenses are available as single licenses.

XRC Acceleration License

The Cisco Extended Remote Copy (XRC) acceleration license activates FICON XRC acceleration on the Cisco MDS 9222i switch and on the MSM-18/4 in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series directors. One license per chassis is required. You must install the Mainframe Package and the SAN Extension over FCIP Package before you install the XRC acceleration license. The Mainframe Package enables the underlying FICON support, and the FCIP license or licenses enable the underlying FCIP support.

Deprecated and Changed Features

Zoning Features

LUN zoning, read-only zones, and broadcast zones are no longer supported. These features affect the following hardware:

  • Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9000 8-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module
  • Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module
  • Cisco MDS 9000 32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel Switching Module
  • Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

You cannot bring up these modules if these features are already configured. You should completely remove all configurations that include these features before you attempt to bring up these modules. In addition, you cannot configure these features after you bring up these modules.

In addition, the following software features are not supported or are changed in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9):

  • Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) is currently not supported on Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch.
  • Local switching is not supported on the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Director, but continues to be supported on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
  • Online Health Management System (OHMS)—The Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) system provides diagnostics for the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Director instead of the OHMS. In Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2, the GOLD system does not provide any support for automation of corrective actions, such as rebooting modules based on error thresholds.

NoteOHMS is supported on Cisco MDS 9500 Series directors, Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch, Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch, and Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch.


Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2 does not support the following hardware:

  • Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch
  • Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
  • Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter

Limitations and Restrictions

This section lists the limitations and restrictions. The following limitations are described:

ASCII File Can Be Copied to the Startup Configuration

The copy bootflash:runnig-config.ascii startup-config command that was deprecated in an earlier Cisco NX-OS release is enabled from Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1).

Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) Support

In Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(9), the FC-SP feature is supported on Cisco MDS 9700 Series.

Install Module Command Changes

The install module module-number bios command is not supported on the Cisco MDS 9710 switch in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1) and later releases. Use the install all command to upgrade the BIOS during a software upgrade.

The install module module-number bios command continues to be supported in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1) on Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches.

Fabric Binding Error Message

When fabric binding is enabled, an error message appears whenever the Mainframe Package license is not installed, and also when the grace period is disabled. There is a functional impact associated with the error message, and the feature is enabled correctly.

IOA Scaling Support on Supervisor-2 Module

In Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9), I/O Accelerator (IOA) scaling is supported only on the Supervisor-2A module and is not supported on the Supervisor-2 module.

Caveats

This section lists the open and resolved caveats for this release. Use Table 20 to determine the status of a particular caveat. In the table, “O” indicates an open caveat and “R” indicates a resolved caveat.

 

Table 20 Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference

DDTS Number
NX-OS Software Release (Open or Resolved)
NX-OS Software Release (Open or Resolved)
6.2(7)
6.2(9)

Severity 2

CSCty82906

O

O

CSCug22090

O

O

CSCuh37423

O

R

CSCui52280

O

O

CSCuj94303

O

O

CSCul12775

O

O

CSCul64626

O

R

CSCul13809

O

O

CSCum87393

O

R

CSCun04994

O

O

CSCun11007

O

R

CSCun76030

O

R

CSCun84332

O

R

CSCuo24658

O

R

CSCup18298

O

CSCup20559

O

CSCup48327

R

CSCup61048

O

CSCup66912

O

O

CSCtr50223

O

O

Severity 3

CSCub40020

O

R

CSCuf64822

O

O

CSCug83123

O

R

CSCuh05972

O

R

CSCuj68267

O

O

CSCuj99534

O

O

CSCul08289

O

R

CSCul65496

O

O

CSCuj42921

O

O

CSCui21601

O

O

CSCum00691

O

O

CSCun29631

O

R

CSCun56276

O

R

CSCun82838

O

R

CSCuo80849

O

CSCuo01578

O

R

CSCuo53926

O

CSCuo73751

O

O

CSCuo80849

O

O

CSCuo94922

O

CSCuo96875

O

CSCup29460

O

CSCup41367

O

CSCup65102

O

O

CSCup64796

O

O

CSCup66949

O

O

CSCup70121

O

O

CSCup85015

O

Severity 4

CSCuf35479

O

O

CSCup52898

O

O

Severity 6

CSCud07594

O

O

CSCuo36418

O

O

Resolved Caveats

  • CSCuh37423

Symptom: After changing the device alias configuration, the I/O Accelerator (IOA) flows remain unchanged until the reactivation of the zone set.

Condition: This situation occurs during a device-alias add, delete, or rename operation.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCul64626

Symptom: Ethernet SPAN does not capture the egress traffic from a Fibre Channel node to FCoE nodes.

Condition: This situation occurs when Ethernet SPAN is configured on a Fibre Channel node of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch and the corresponding FCoE node is receiving traffic from the Fibre Channel node.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCum87393

Symptom: Packets drop on the egress of the Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet module because of the congestion timeout check.

Condition: If the congestion timeout value is set to 100 ms for the edge ports, this value causes the FCoE ISL to flap continuously.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun11007

Symptom: The server interface connected to the N_port virtualization (NPV) switch might flap if 5 or more FDISC rejects are sent from the core switch within 10 seconds.

Condition: This occurs if the core switch rejects NPV FDISC logins in a short time or if the server is bursting logins that are getting rejected.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun76030

Symptom: On the 48-Port 10-Gigabit FCoE module, packets drop when an FCoE port generates a pause frame during a congestion on a long-distance link.

Condition: When the distance between Cisco MDS switches is more than 5 km and a congestion occurs.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun84332

Symptom: On the Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit FCoE module, the ECMP fails with multiple FCoE ISL.

Condition: This situation occurs if one of these conditions exists:

Two switches with multiple FCoE ISLs are connected. For example, the host is connected to one switch and the target is to another switch.

Multiple IVR flows are configured for any of these host-target combinations:

FC host to FCoE target, FC host to FC target, and FCoE host to FC target

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCuo24658

Symptom: After a switch upgrade to NX-OS 6.2(1) or later, a previously working AAA authenticated user who is configured for non-network operator privileges (such as network-admin), only receives network operator privileges. This user is no longer able to configure the switch by using the CLI or SNMP.

The following output is displayed when this command is entered:

switch# show user-account fieldsupport
user:fieldsupport
roles:network-operator

 

If the SNMP user exists, the system displays the network-operator role as shown here:

switch# show snmp user fieldsupport
______________________________________________________________
SNMP USERS
______________________________________________________________
User Auth Priv(enforce) Groups
____ ____ _____________ ______
fieldsupport md5 des(no) network-operator
 

Condition: This issue only affects logins that meet all of the following conditions:

1) They are logins to MDS switches.

2) They are authenticated remotely through RADIUS.

3) They have multiple vendor-specific attributes (VSAs) defined as a single Cisco-AV Pair, for example, shell and SNMP version 3 settings:

shell:roles="operations-user fieldsupport" snmpv3:auth=SHA priv=AES-128
 

This issue does not occur if the shell:roles VSA is defined, even though multiple roles are assigned.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCup48327

Symptom: On the Cisco MDS 9700 Series switch, the Bootup PortLoopback test skips the ports that are configured as part of 10-G speed group; the On-demand PortloopbackTest skips ports that are configured as part of a 10-G speed group.

Condition: The Bootup PortLoopback test skips the ports if the 48-Port FC switching module was reloaded with the 10-G SFPs. The On-demand PortloopbackTest skips ports if it is configured as part of a 10-G speed group, but no SFP is present.

Workaround: Perform the PortLoopback test on-demand on affected ports.

  • CSCub40020

Symptom: After an In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), In-Service Software Downgrade (ISSD), or supervisor switchover, devices fail to perform a FLOGI into the switch, and the following error is logged in the syslog:

%FLOGI-1-MSG_FLOGI_REJECT_FCID_ERROR after upgrade/switchover

Condition: This situation occurs if one or all of the following occur:

1. The Max flogi key is greater than 65535. The key can get this high if there are repeated FLOGIs on an interface. After the key exceeds 65535, this issue occurs. However, this situation does not impact end devices.

2. If a supervisor switchover, such as ISSU, ISSD, or system switchover, occurs when the key is greater than 65535, Fibre Channel Identifiers (FC IDs) can be dropped from the FLOGI table. The end devices continue to function normally until they are logged out and then attempt to relogin.

3. If after both 1 and 2 above have occurred and then an end device is rebooted on the affected interface, that end device might not be able to log back in.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCug83123

Symptom: If a nondefault logging level is set for the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and a switchover occurs, the running configuration does not show the logging level LLDP 5.

switch(config)# show running-config | grep lldp
feature lldp
 

The logging level should be displayed as follows:

switch(config)# show running-config | grep lldp
feature lldp
logging level lldp 5
 

Condition: When LLDP sets a nondefault logging level with the logging level lldp command and a switchover occurs. This issue occurs in an ASCII configuration when the correct logging level is not displayed in the running configuration after a switchover.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCuh05972

Symptom: When you use the show topology and show fcs ie commands, a few attributes such as switch name and management interface address are not displayed.

Condition: When the initial discovery is incomplete either because of the congestion that results in packet drops or the target switch does not respond.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCul08289

Symptom: The Cisco MDS 9250i switch displays a powered-off power supply module as a redundant power supply unit.

Condition: Two power supply modules are operational and one is powered off.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun29631

Symptom: Activation or zone mode change or any such change operation failing in Stage Fabric Configuration (SFC) stage with the following error:

Invalid data
 

Condition: When you configure a member of type symbolic-nodename with a name that has more than 240 characters in it and attempt to activate the zone set or perform a zone mode change.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun56276

Symptom: The following priority flow control (PFC) incompatibility warnings are logged to syslog even though there are no compatibility issues between the FCoE peers on the specified links:

%ETH-QOS-2-QOSMGR_DCBXP_PFC_CMP_FAIL_MSG: Ethernet1/37 - qos config 'Priority-flow-control' not compatible with the peer
 

Condition: These messages are incorrectly logged during In-Service Switch Upgrade (ISSU) or In-Service Switch Downgrade (ISSD) on for FCoE interfaces even though there are no compatibility issues.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCun82838

Symptom: On a Cisco MDS 9500 Series switch with a dual supervisor, after switchover to standby supervisor, the ilc_helper process crashes.

Condition: This situation occurs during the Data Mobility Manager (DMM) operations after a switchover.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

  • CSCuo01578

Symptom: The RewriteEngineLoopback test fails and get error is disabled on the Cisco MDS 9710 Director with 48-Port 10-Gigabit FCoE.

Condition: An In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) is performed from any of Cisco NX-OS Releases versions 6.2.1, 6.2.3, and 6.2.5 to 6.2.7 or sequentially from 6.2.1 to 6.2.3, and then to 6.2.7.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

Open Caveats

  • CSCty82906

Symptom: The Storage Media Encryption (SME) cluster creation fails and the following error message appears:

Log file is:\Documents and Settings\username\ciscosmartcardapplet.log
[Wed Mar 21 15:50:40 IST 2012]:Thread[thread applet-com.cisco.dcbu.web.client.sme.applet.SmartcardApplet-1,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:Initializing...
[Wed Mar 21 15:50:42 IST 2012]:Thread[thread applet-com.cisco.dcbu.web.client.sme.applet.SmartcardApplet-1,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:Module is
 
Module Name: gclib.dll [Wed Mar 21 15:50:42 IST 2012]:Thread[Thread-11,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:
[Wed Mar 21 15:50:42 IST 2012]:Thread[Thread-11,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:Looking for smartcard reader...
[Wed Mar 21 15:50:51 IST 2012]:Thread[Thread-11,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:Exception reading smartcard:CKR_OPERATION_NOT_INITIALIZED
[Wed Mar 21 15:50:51 IST 2012]:Thread[Thread-11,4,https://172.16.1.1/sme/jsp/-threadGroup]:<fieldset class="cuesStatusBoxError"
 

Condition: This issue occurs if you create an SME cluster for recovery option as 2 of 3 by using Mozilla Firefox, version 11.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 8, on the Microsoft XP operating system, and then rekey the master key.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCug22090

Symptom : When an In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) is performed from Cisco NX-OS Release 5.2(6b) to Release 6.2(1), LLDP command-line interface (CLI) commands are not available. In this situation, LLDP is running and traffic is flowing normally even after the ISSU, but the CLI commands are not available.

This symptom might be seen when feature-set fcoe was enabled on the original image, and feature lldps commands were working in the original image. Following the ISSU to Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2.1 image, the commands are not available.

Workaround : Following the ISSU, enter the feature lldp command on the switch to make the LLDP commands available on the switch.

switch(config)# feature lldp
switch(config)# show lldp ?
 
  • CSCui52280

Symptom: The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) process fails for IP over Fibre Channel (IPFC).

Condition: This issue occurs when the Cisco MDS 9000 switches are connected through virtual Fibre Channel (vFC) interfaces.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCui21601

Symptom The Cisco MDS 9710 Director does not allow a copy running saving configuration and a switch reload operation.

Condition: If active Fibre Channel Redirect (FC-Redirect) configurations are present in Cisco MDS 9710 Director.

Workaround : Remove the Cisco MDS 9710 Director from the fabric.

  • CSCul12775

Symptom: The Cisco MDS 9250i switch incorrectly displays that the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) is full even if enough memory is available.

Condition: This situation occurs if the IOA flows go into the security region and some TCAM entries are deleted or added.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCuj94303

Symptom: Traffic between two Cisco MDS 9250i switches might stop when the write acceleration feature is enabled during traffic flow.

Condition: This situation occurs if there are more than 11 tunnels.

Workaround: Disable the write acceleration feature on all of the tunnels or move all tunnels to a PortChannel.

  • CSCul13809

Symptom: Several control protocols are impacted because of the FCoE data traffic congestion in the traffic flows passing through, or originating, or terminating on a Cisco MDS 9250i switch that runs the default 7e network-qos policy.

Condition: This is a known limitation with 7e policy. With the 7e template, all control and data FCoE traffic is sent to a single queue. When congestion in the network is present, in addition to data packets, control packets also are impacted, which results in timeouts and drops for several control protocols. Control protocols might display errors.

Workaround: Use the 6e template throughout the fabric so that the control and data traffic are placed in different queues and do not impact each other.

  • CSCul65496

Symptom: Tape acceleration cannot be enabled on the Cisco MDS 9250i switch if the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections are set to 5.

Condition: The tcp-connections command is used to set the TCP connection to 5.

Workaround: Set TCP connections to 2.

  • CSCuj42921

Symptom: Inserting and removing an SFP in quick succession might cause the read operation to fail before completion with NACK errors, and the searching for supported speeds fails. This situation might prevent a port from coming up and the following error appears:

speed not supported by transceiver
 

Condition: This situation occurs with specific SFPs during removal and reinsertion.

Workaround: Avoid quickly removing and inserting an SFP. After removing an SFP, wait for few seconds before reinserting it.

  • CSCuj68267

Symptom: The In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) or In-Service Software Downgrade (ISSD) of more than one Cisco MDS 9250i switch that are connected to one another might cause the VE/E links between them go down.

Condition: This situation occurs if an ISSU or ISSD is simultaneously performed on Cisco MDS 9250i switches that are interconnected.

Workaround: Perform an ISSU or ISSD in a progressive method. For example, after the upgrade or downgrade completes on one switch, move on to another.

  • CSCuj99534

Symptom: When an In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) is performed on a Cisco MDS 9250i switch with approximately 200 IOA Disk flows, the following syslog is displayed:

 
2013 Oct 10 14:09:07 sw234-9250i %ACLTCAM-2-ACL_TCAM_PHY_TCAM_WRITE_FAILED: Value write to hardware TCAM failed(ASIC: 1, Input TCAM, Address: 775, Num Entries: 1, Error: Broken pipe).
2013 Oct 10 14:09:07 sw234-9250i %ACLTCAM-2-ACL_TCAM_PHY_TCAM_WRITE_FAILED: Value write to hardware TCAM failed(ASIC: 2, Input TCAM, Address: 609, Num Entries: 1, Error: Broken pipe).
 

Condition: This situation occurs is an ISSU was performed on a Cisco MDS 9250i switch with more than 180 I/O Accelerator (IOA) disk flows.

Workaround: On the Cisco MDS 9250i switch, limit the number of IOA disk flows to 180 during an ISSU.

More information: The Cisco MDS 9250i switch supports up to 180 disk flows.

  • CSCum00691

Symptom: If both the Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) links with the same equal-cost multipath (ECMP) entries) between two switches, traffic does not flow.

Workaround: VLAN-VSAN mapping should be numerically identical when ECMPs exist with a mix of FC and FCoE paths. For example, map VSAN 10 to VLAN 10, VSAN 11 to VLAN 11, and so on.

  • CSCun04994

Symptom: Fibre Channel trace does not work on the Cisco MDS 48-Port 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) module (DS-X9848-480K9).

Workaround: Use Path Trace to trace the path between two domains or a domain and an end device.

Further Problem Description: Copying an image to bootflash causes more IDE interrupts, and the CPU processes the interrupts and does not give control to other USDs to communicate with the watchdog, and this issue causes the USD to crash.

  • CSCup18298

Symptom: FC-SP ESP configurations cannot be applied if a PortChannel is created on a link-level encrypted ISL by using either the DCNM PortChannel wizard or CLI.

Workaround: Reconfigure FC-SP ESP on the PortChannel interface manually. Apply FC-SP ESP configurations on a PortChannel only after creating the PortChannel successfully.

More Information: If the PortChannel is created using the DCNM PortChannel wizard, you can use the FC-SP ESP wizard for the reconfiguration.

  • CSCup20559

Symptom: The link-level encrypted ISL on a Cisco MDS 9500 switch fails to come online if the PortChannel creation using either DCNM or CLI fails.

Condition: The PortChannel creation fails because the compatibility check fails due to unavailability of resource.

Workaround: Apply the FC-SP ESP configurations on a PortChannel only after creating the PortChannel successfully.

  • CSCup61048

Symptom: If a device-alias commit fails because of the validation failure of an application such as IVR, zone, dpvm, psm, the show device-alias session status command displays the following error:

Last Action Time Stamp : Thu Jun 26 11:45:10 2014
Last Action : Commit
Last Action Result : Fail
Last Action Failure Reason : device-alias(0x40bc005e)- Zone Server did not respond to validation request in time
 

Condition: This situation occurs if one of the following conditions is met:

Application validation failure is seen when the time taken by the application to validate the device-alias pending changes with the database of the application exceeds the validation timeout.

Application validation failure occurs when the device-alias pending-diff is huge and/or when the application database size is larger.

Workaround: Reduce the set of device-alias commands entered within a device-alias session, if the device-alias commit has failed because a validation failure.

  • CSCup66912

Symptom: Specifying an FC analyzer display-flter while writing a trace file is now not supported. The following message appears:

switch# fcanalyzer local interface inband display-filter mdshdr.srcidx==0x2f||mdshdr.dstidx==0x2f limit-capture 1000 writebootflash:fca.pcap
tshark: -R without -2 is deprecated. For single-pass filtering use -Y.
tshark: Read filters aren't supported when capturing and saving the captured packets.
/bin/chmod: cannot access `/bootflash/fca.pcap': No such file or directory
 

Condition: Occurs whenever attempting to use the FC analyzer to capture Fibre Channel traffic.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCup82365

Symptom: Creditmon crashes while collecting show tech-support on 6.2.9.S32 on Alishan after ISSU from 6.2.5 and

6.2.7.

Condition: After ISSU from 6.2.5 or 6.2.7 to 6.2.9 on Alishan, Creditmon crashes while collecting show tech-support

only for first few times.

Workaround: None. Fix will be available on 6.2.11.

  • CSCuq40554

Symptom : On the MDS 9250i switch, 6.2.9 image is not generating IPS full core dumps.

Condition: During ISSU from 6.2(7) to 6.2(9) due to race condition, the flags in octmgr is not getting updated properly.

Workaround : After the completion of ISSU, user manually needs to add the configuration once again to dump full cores with the command ips core dump full.

  • CSCtr50223

Symptom : On the MDS 9513 switch, when an MSM-18/4 module boots up, it sends a request to the supervisor module to mount the modflash on the MSM-18/4 module. If there is a timeout or error in response, the following syslog appears:

sw-dc5-br2-12 %LC_MNT_MGR-SLOT3-2-LC_MNT_MGR_ERROR: SUP mount failed. MTS receive timedout
sw-dc5-br2-12 %PROC_MGR-SLOT3-2-ERR_MSG: ERROR: PID 1144 (lc_mnt_mgr) exited abnormally, exit status (0xa)
sw-dc5-br2-12 %MODULE-2-MOD_MINORSWFAIL: Module 3 (serial: JAE1141ZB43) reported a failure in service lc_mnt_mgr
 

Condition: This issue might occur when the supervisor module is unusually busy and cannot process the mount request from the MSM-18/4 module, or the actual mount command on the supervisor takes a long time.

Workaround : Reload the MSM-18/4 module in the same slot/module where the modflash mount failed. A request will be sent to the supervisor to mount the modflash.

  • CSCuo53926

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9250i and MDS 9148S, the slow port statistics do not show oper delay value properly.

Condition: When the R_RDY delay in the traffic tester port is configured to a value that causes timeout drops in the switch port and the slow port monitor timeout feature is configured in the switch.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCuo73751

Symptom: Two end devices cannot communicate with a device it is zoned with. The situation issue occurs intermittently.

Condition: This issue occurs in all Cisco MDS NX-OS releases on MDS 9222i, 9506, 9509, 9513 and 9710 switches only. This issue also applies only on an F_port when the port mode is configured or defaulted to auto.

Because the default port mode on the Cisco MDS 2-, 4-, 8-, 10-, and 16-Gbps Advanced FC Module DS-X9448-768K9 is auto, this problem may be seen more frequently on the MDS 9710 platform with this switching module.

Workaround: Configure the port mode as fx instead of auto and shut and no shut the port by using the following commands:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# interface fc1/1
switch(config-if)# switchport mode fx
switch(config-if)# end
 
  • CSCuo80849

Symptom: On a Cisco MDS 9710 Director, DS-X9448-768K9 ports might fail a loopback test and put the ports in that port group into a hwfailure state. The error message is logged in the syslog:

%DIAG_PORT_LB-2-INT_PORT_LOOPBACK_TEST_FAIL: Module:2 Test:Internal PortLoopback failed 10 consecutive times. Faulty module: affected ports:affected ports:9-16 Error:Loopback test failed. Packets possibly lost on the switch fabric

Condition: This situation might occur during a normal operation.

Workaround: You must reload the affected DS-X9448-768K9 module to recover the failed ports.

  • CSCuo94922

Symptom: An IVR VSAN topology must be configured to manual mode to avoid any traffic loss when multiple switches VSANs are involved during the ISSU and ISSD operations.

Condition: When the VSANs that are a part of the IVR zone on a Cisco MDS 9250i or MDS 9148S.

Workaround: Convert the IVR VSAN topology auto mode to manual mode by using the following commands:

ivr copy auto-topology user-configured-topology

ivr vsan-topology activate

ivr commit

  • CSCuo96875

Symptom: If you connect one NPV switch to another NPV switch, the ports do not come online and you cannot see the logins on the lower NPV switch.

Condition: This situation occurs when an NPV switch is connected to another NPV switch.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCup29460

Symptom: Configuring RSPAN for the sup-fc0 traffic with the Cisco MDS 9700 Series as the source results in packets looping.

Condition: This issue occurs only on the Cisco MDS 9700 Series if sup-fc0 is configured as an RSPAN source.

Workaround: Use the local span for checking sup-fc0 frames.

  • CSCup41367

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9250i switch, an active DMM server base method 2 job goes to the RESET state instead of the FAILED state.

Condition: The issue occurs when the host port flaps.

Workaround: Disable the bulk notification feature on all the switches by using the fcns no-bulk-notify command. To check the status of the bulk notification feature, use the show fcns internal info global command.

More information: In Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(9), the bulk notification feature is enabled by default.

  • CSCup64796

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9000 switches, on mgmt0 interface, certain TCP ports from 600 to 1000 are open.

Workaround: To close the open ports, configure an IP access list as shown in the following example:

switch(config)# ip access-list nfsblock deny tcp any any range port 600 1000
switch(config)# ip access-list nfsblock permit ip any any
switch(config)# interface mgmt 0
switch config-if)# ip access-group nfsblock in
 
  • CSCup65102

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9000 switches, on mgmt0 interface, TCP port 2002 is open.

Condition: This issue affects Cisco MDS 9500 Series, 9200 Series, and 9100 Series only.

Workaround: To close the open TCP port, configure an IP access list as shown in the example:

switch(config)# ip access-list blockanalyzer deny tcp any any eq port 2002
switch(config)# ip access-list blockanalyzer permit ip any any
switch(config)# int mgmt 0
switch(config-if)# ip access-group blockanalyzer
 
  • CSCup65146

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9000 switches, on mgmt0 interface, TCP ports 32768 and 32769 might be open.

Condition: This issue affects Cisco MDS 9500 Series, 9200 Series, and 9100 Series only.

Workaround: To close the open TCP port, configure an IP access list as shown in the example:

switch(config)# ip access-list blocklicense deny tcp any any range port 32768 32769
switch(config)# iip access-list blocklicense permit ip any any
switch(config)# int mgmt 0
switch(config-if)# ip access-group blocklicense in
 
  • CSCup66949

Symptom: When using the FC analyzer with the write option, it displays all trace data being written to file to the console or session. This causes the FC analyzer to take a very long time to capture any meaningful data.

Condition: This situation occurs in Cisco MDS NX-OS 6.2(7) when using FC analyzer to write out a pcap trace file.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCup70121

Symptom: On a Cisco MDS 9000 switch, certain TCP ports from 600 to 1000 are open on the mgmt0 interface.

Condition: This situation occurs during normal operation.

Workaround: If these ports need to be closed, configure an IP access list. The following example shows how to configure an IP access list:

switch (config)# ip access-list nfsblock deny tcp any any range port 600 1000
switch (config)# ip access-list nfsblock permit ip any any
switch (config)# interface mgmt 0
switch (config-if)# ip access-group nfsblock in
switch (config-if)#
 
  • CSCuf64822

Symptom: The DCBX local information shows LLS DCBX registration when the port is in the shut state as:

Local DCBXP Control information:
Operation version: 00 Max version: 00 Seq no: 1 Ack no: 0
Type/
Subtype Version En/Will/Adv Config
006/001 000 Y/N/Y 80
 

006/001 is the LLS TLV.


Note All the other DCBX features are usually preregistered on a down port and not seen in the DCBX output. LLS is not deregistered on a shut port, and keeps appearing in the output.


Condition: This situation occurs when the port is in the shut state.

Workaround: None.

  • CSCup85015

Symptom: On Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching module (DS-X9448-768K9), after a switchover, the port number 48 flaps and then comes online.

Condition: The last port group, from port 41 to 48 was configured as 10-G port.

Workaround: Avoid configuring 10-G speed on ports from 41 to 48 on the 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching module.

  • CSCue31727

Symptom: A user with the priv-14 role does not inherit rules from the priv-0 through priv-13 roles.

Condition: This situation occurs during a normal operation.

Workaround: Create users with roles from priv-0 to priv-13 and log in, or log in to the switch using AAA authentication where users with certain user levels are identified.

  • CSCuf35479

Symptom: While configuring the SNMP server, if you configure a host name instead of an IP address, the following error appears:

Bad IPv6 host address
 

Condition: If the domain name and the name server IP are configured, and if you provide the SNMP host name.

Workaround: Instead of the host name, add the IP address of the host in the SNMP configuration.

  • CSCup52898

Symptom: In rare circumstances, the temperature sensor on a 18+4 module returns -1s. This can also lead to exceptions being recorded, similar to the following example:

switch# show module internal exceptionlog
********* Exception info for module 1 ********
 
exception information --- exception instance 1 ----
Module Slot Number: 1
Device Id : 49
Device Name : Temperature-sensor
Device Errorcode : 0xc310020b
Device ID : 49 (0x31)
Device Instance : 00 (0x00)
Dev Type (HW/SW) : 02 (0x02)
ErrNum (devInfo) : 11 (0x0b)
System Errorcode : 0x00000046 Temperature sensor driver error
Error Type : Warning
PhyPortLayer : Fibre Channel
Port(s) Affected : none
Error Description : sensor_read_temp: failure reading temperature from sensor 0
DSAP : 0 (0x0)
UUID : 0 (0x0)
Time : Thu May 1 15:16:13 2014
(Ticks: 5362491D jiffies)
 

Workaround: None.

  • CSCud07594

Symptom : In a virtual SAN (VSAN), the inter-switch link (ISL) might fail after entering the suspend command, followed by the no suspend command.

Condition: This situation occurs if the no suspend command is entered after a VSAN suspend operation.

Workaround: After entering the suspend command, wait for at least 5 to 15 minutes and then use the no suspend command.

  • CSCuo36418

Symptom: Device-alias does not display any warnings when committing, even if the result is to overwrite an existing database with an empty one.

This can happen in a scenario where you provision a new switch and attach it to the existing fabric. The new switch might have a default config that is an empty device-alias database and device-alias is running in basic mode. When you bring up the ISL, device-alias merge fails because of the mode mismatch, log message is issued, and you might attempt to fix that by running, on the new switch with empty database:

switch (config)# device-alias mode enhanced
switch (config)# device-alias commit
 

This will push the empty database to the entire fabric and wipeout the existing one. It can lead to loss of traffic if zoning is done with device-alias members.

Workaround: Convert the new switch with an empty device-alias database to enhanced mode using the following sequence:

switch (config)# no device-alias distribute
switch (config)# device-alias mode enhanced
switch (config)# device-alias distribute
 

This triggers a device-alias merge and the new switch pick ups the existing database from the rest of the fabric.

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the documents listed in this section. To find a document online, access the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The documentation set for Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager is available from the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Release Notes

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for MDS SAN-OS Releases
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Images
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Compatibility Information

  • Cisco Data Center Interoperability Support Matrix
  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information and Feature Lists
  • Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide

Hardware Installation

  • Cisco MDS 9700 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Tech Note
  • Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Switch Hardware Installation Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9148S Multilayer Switch Quick Start Guide

Software Installation and Upgrade

  • Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco NX-OS Configuration Guides

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide

Command-Line Interface

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

  • Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Acceleration Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide

Troubleshooting and Reference

  • Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS SMI-S Programming Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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