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Release Notes for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card Drivers, Release 2.1

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Release Notes for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card Drivers, Release 2.1

Introduction

System Requirements

New Software Features in Release 2.1

Operating System Support

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

Known Limitations and Behaviors

Related Cisco UCS Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card Drivers, Release 2.1

First Published: November 16, 2012
Last Updated: July 25, 2014

Part Number: OL-29921-01 C0

Introduction

This release note discusses the new features, known limitations, and open caveats for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card (VIC) Drivers, Release 2.1. It does not cover new features, resolved and open caveats for third-party drivers, and known limitations.


Note We sometimes update the documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Use this document in conjunction with the document listed in the Related Documentation section.

Table 1 shows the online change history for this document.

 

Table 1 Online Revision History

Part Number
Revision
Revision Date
Description

OL-29921-01

A0

November 16, 2012

Created release notes.

 

B0

July 12, 2013

Updated release notes for Release 2.1(2a).

 

C0

July 22, 2013

Updated the New Software Features in Release 2.1(2a) section.

 

D0

July 25, 2014

Added CSCua02797 to Resolved Caveats table.

System Requirements

For a complete list of supported hardware and software, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix for this release located at:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/unified-computing-system/products-technical-reference-list.html .

New Software Features in Release 2.1

Release 2.1(2a), July 12, 2013

The Release 2.1(2a) adds support for the following:

  • Configurable queue depth
  • Configurable maximum number of outstanding I/Os
  • Statistics collection/reporting
  • Storage Enhancements

Windows 2012 NPIV Support


Note This feature is not compatible with Cisco UCS Manager-based FC zoning.


Release 2.1(1), November 16, 2012

The initial Release 2.1 does not include new software features.

Operating System Support

For complete information about the operating systems that Release 2.1 supports, see the Hardware and Software Interoperability for UCSM Managed Servers specific to your release located here:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/servers-unified-computing/unified-computing-system/products-technical-reference-list.html .

Resolved Caveats

Table 2 lists the caveats that have been resolved since Release 2.0(5).

 

Table 2 Resolved Caveats

Bug ID
Description

CSCua02797

FNIC driver crash caused by SAN disruption when driver receives an ELS RRQ Request

CSCua03773

FC statistics parameter seconds_since_last_reset not getting updated

CSCuc36058

Issues with FNIC driver image content and RPM.

CSCud20825

RHEL failure after upgrade FNIC to 1.5.0.20.

CSCud30257

FNIC Driver Tuneables Exposed through CLI

CSCud30263

FNIC Statistics Collection

CSCud95855

P81E VMware FNIC driver causes memory leaks

CSCue06947

HP: no PLOGI ESX4 FNIC to 3PAR target HBA FC044X after target port reset

CSCue21073

FNIC Driver 1.5.0.8 fails and PSODs

CSCuf60315

FNIC changing the order of sysfs cleanup during unload

Open Caveats

Table 3 lists the open caveats in Release 2.1.

 

Table 3 Open Caveats

Bug ID
Description

CSCtq77181

The FNIC driver rate limit feature does not work for vHBA devices supported by the VIC 1280, VIC 1240, and VIC 1225 adapters.

CSCuh61202

When performing a IOM reset test from the CLI under heavy FC traffic load conditions, all the FC traffic stops on the UCS VIC 1240 and UCS M82-8P VIC adapters.

Customers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.8 or an earlier version should be aware that an libfc bug exists in distributions. The details of this bug are available in the Red Hat Bugzilla 884740.

Known Limitations and Behaviors

The following known limitations are not otherwise documented:

  • Rx CRC errors might occur on interfaces that are experiencing a heavy amount of incoming traffic. Disabling the following BIOS settings reduces the number of errors:

C6

Speedstep

executeDisable

Turbo Boost

Related Cisco UCS Documentation

Documentation Roadmaps

For a complete list of all B-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.

For a complete list of all C-Series documentation, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap available at the following URL : http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc

Other Documentation Resources

An ISO file containing all B and C-Series documents is available at the following URL: http://software.cisco.com/download/type.html?mdfid=283853163&flowid=25821. From this page, click Unified Computing System (UCS) Documentation Roadmap Bundle .

The ISO file is updated after every major documentation release.

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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Cisco UCS Documentation” section.