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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.0(4)

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Determining the Software Version

Feature Set

New Features in Release 1.0(4)

Limitations and Restrictions

COM 1 Port

Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.0(4)


CCO Date: February 5, 2005

Text Part Number: OL-3899-02 A0

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 "Related Documentation" section.


Note 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/hw/ps4159/ps4358/prod_release_notes_list.html


Table 1 shows the on-line change history for this document.

Table 1 On-Line History Change

Revision
Date
Description

A0

06/23/2005

Added DDTS CSCei25319


Contents

This document includes the following section:

Introduction

System Requirements

New Features in Release 1.0(4)

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of multilayer directors and fabric switches offer intelligent fabric-switching services that realize maximum performance while ensuring high reliability levels. They combine robust and flexible hardware architecture with multiple layers of network and storage management intelligence. This powerful combination enables highly available, scalable storage networks that provide advanced security and unified management features.

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family provides intelligent networking features such as multiprotocol and multitransport integration, virtual SANs (VSANs), advanced security, sophisticated debug analysis tools, and unified SAN management.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.0(4) and includes the following topics:

Hardware Supported2

Determining the Software Version

Feature Set

Hardware Supported

Table 2 lists the hardware components supported on the Cisco MDS 9000 Family and the minimum software version required. See the "Determining the Software Version" section.

Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Hardware Modules and Minimum Software Requirements

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Products

Software

M9500-SF1EK9-1.0.3a

MDS 9500 supervisor/fabric-I, enterprise software

MDS 9509 only

M9200-EK9-1.0.3a

MDS9216 enterprise software

MDS 9216 only

Chassis

DS-C9509

MDS 9509 director, base configuration (9-slot chassis, dual 2500W AC power supplies, and dual supervisors — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9509 only

DS-C9216-K9

MDS 9216 16-port modular fabric switch (includes sixteen 1 / 2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, power supply, and expansion slot — SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9216 only

Supervisor modules

DS-X9530-SF1-K9

MDS 9500 supervisor/fabric-I, module

MDS 9509 only

Switching modules

DS-X9016

MDS 9000 16-port 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel module (SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9509 and 9216

DS-X9032

MDS 9000 32-port 1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel module (SFPs sold separately)

LC-type fiber-optic SFP1

DS-SFP-FC-2G-SW

1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel — short wave SFP

MDS 9509 and 9216

DS-SFP-FC-2G-LW

1/2-Gbps Fibre Channel — long wave SFP

Power supplies

DS-CAC-845W

AC Power supply for MDS 9216

MDS 9216 only

DS-CAC-2500W

2500W AC power supply

MDS 9509 only

DS-CAC-4000W-US

4000W2 AC power supply for US (cable attached)

DS-CAC-4000W-INT

4000W AC power supply international (cable attached)

DS-CDC-2500W

2500W DC power supply

CompactFlash

MEM-MDS-FLD512M

MDS 9500 supervisor CompactFlash disk, 512MB

MDS 9509 only

Port analyzer adapter

DS-PAA

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

MDS 9509 and 9216

1 SFP = small form factor pluggable

2 W = Watt


Determining the Software Version


Note We strongly recommend that you use the latest available software release for all Cisco MDS 9000 Family products.


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

Feature Set

This Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.0(4) software is packaged in feature sets (also called software images) depending on the platform. The Cisco MDS SAN-OS software feature sets available for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family include Ethernet, Fibre Channel (1 Gbps and 2 Gbps), SNMP, and IP packets.

New Features in Release 1.0(4)

SAN-OS Release 1.0(4) is a maintenance release for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. See the "Caveats" section for details on closed and outstanding caveats and limitations.


Note The Release Notes are specific to this maintenance release. For the rest of the 1.0(4) documentation, refer to the Release 1.0(3a) document set (see the "Related Documentation" section).


Limitations and Restrictions

The following limitations and restrictions apply to all switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.

COM 1 Port

The COM1 port is not currently available in Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches, but in the future will connect to an external serial communication device, such as a modem.

Caveats

This section lists the caveats and corrected caveats for this release. Use Table 3 to determine the status of a particular caveat. In the table, "R" indicates a resolved caveat, and "O" indicates an open caveat.

Table 3 Release Caveats and Caveats Corrected Reference

DDTS Number
Software Release (Resolved or Open)
1.0(3a)
1.0(4)

Severity 2

CSCdz49739

R

R

CSCea11544

R

R

CSCdz47813

R

R

CSCdz40286

R

R

CSCdz41824

R

R

CSCdz62706

R

R

CSCdz49589

R

R

CSCdz31332

O

O

CSCea34106

O

CSCea62969

O

CSCei25319

O

O

Severity 3

CSCdz40837

R

R

CSCdz39137

R

R

CSCdz38419

R

R

CSCdz25873

R

R

CSCdz42206

R

R

CSCdz39924

R

R

CSCdz40770

R

R

CSCdz34906

R

R

CSCdz16649

R

R

CSCdz80310

R

R

CSCdz30806

R

R

CSCdz36297

R

R

CSCdz41227

R

R

CSCdz73481

R

R

CSCdz73186

R

R

CSCdz62711

R

R

CSCdz81955

R

R

CSCdz76025

R

R

CSCdz38248

R

R

CSCdy77777

R

R

CSCdz40221

R

R

CSCdz29899

R

R

CSCdz80007

R

R

CSCea04957

R

R

CSCea43130

R

R

CSCdy71186

O

R

CSCdz41155

O

R

CSCdz42325

O

R

CSCea46162

R

CSCdz52654

R

CSCdz55244

R

CSCdz81142

R

CSCdz12179

O

O

CSCdz67484

O

O

CSCea40555

O

O

CSCdz43707

O

O

CSCdz43106

O

O

CSCea47778

O

O


Resolved Caveats

CSCdy71186

Symptom: When you bring down a range of FL ports, there is a delay of four (4) seconds. This problem does not affect switch operation.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdy71186

CSCdz41155

Symptom: The show logging level command does not display the configured levels for some MDS services like system manager, RDL, and FLOGI.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz41155

CSCdz42325

Symptom: When the switch boots for the first time and you configure the initial setup dialogue, or if you issue the write erase command and then reboot the switch, the setup process creates the configuration based on the input that you provide for the configuration.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz42325

CSCea46162

Symptom: When you perform a traceroute operation from the Fabric Manager on a switch running SAN-OS Release 1.0.3a, it returns a no route to host or ISL error. The same operation succeeds when performed using the CLI.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz46162

CSCdz52654

Symptom: During a fabric configuration analysis, the Fabric Manager issues a Java NULL pointer error.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz52654

CSCdz55244

Symptom: During fabric rediscovery, the Fabric Manager application gets stuck and issues a SpinLOCK error on the status bar.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz55244

CSCdz81142

Symptom: During a switching module upgrade, if your press the refresh button in the Element Manager, you may receive a Java error.

Please use the following URL for further information: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdz81142

Open Caveats

CSCdz31332

Symptom: If automatic image synchronization is enabled, and the standby supervisor module is synchronizing the image from the active supervisor, the switch won't stop the user from issuing the reload command on the active or standby supervisor modules. This may result in a failure to synchronize the images.

Workaround: Be sure to allow sufficient time for the images to be synchronized before reloading a supervisor module.

CSCei25319

Sympton: An error message in the log file occurs because the platform manager component passes the wrong parameter while responding to a SNMP query. In some cases, this results in the query not being responded to.

Workaround: Perform a refresh on Device Manager to clear the problem.

CSCdz12179

Symptom: When the Fabric Manager or Device Manager is run through VPN or any NAT scheme, a generic error occurs while adding duplicate zone members from a VPN connection.

Workaround: None. If an error occurs while running through VPN/NAT, all errors will show up as generic errors without a detailed message describing the error.

CSCdz67484

Symptom: The Ethereal decoder incorrectly decodes the A bit in the Common Service Parameters set as Normal, instead of Alternate BB_Credit Management.

Workaround: None. The trace must be interpreted correctly.

CSCea40555

Symptom: During an install procedure, entering Ctrl-c returns a message saying that the install procedure cannot be interrupted, while Ctrl-z returns the prompt without any message. In either case, the install procedure continues.

Workaround: None.

CSCdz43707

Symptom: The Fabric Manager or Device Manager reports an error for all operations if the switch is multihomed (both IPFC based in-band management and the out-of-band management interface are up) and the Fabric or Device Manager was started using the IP-FC address. Typically, you will see a notInTime window error in the Device Manager and all sets fail.

Workaround: If the switch is multihomed, then start the Fabric or Device Manager on the switch using the out-of-band address.

CSCdz43106

Symptom: The counter values freeze if the Device Manager port monitor window has been up and running for a long time (overnight or a few days).

Workaround: Close the frozen Device Manager window and open a new session.

CSCea47778

Symptom: If the switch time zone is not UTC (default), the expire option for the username command returns an error. If the expire option is not specified, the username command does not have this issue.

switch# show clock 
Mon Mar 17 18:20:28 JST 2003 
switch(config)# username user1 password cisco expire 
expiry date wrong

Workaround: While creating a user-account, temporarily change the time zone to UTC.

CSCea34106

Symptom: If you clear a kickstart boot variable that doesn't exist and if a kickstart boot variable with the same name size as the specified variable is stored in the system, the bootvar process crashes.

Workaround: Clear the kickstart boot variable using the no boot kickstart command.

CSCea62969

Symptom: Some private initiators (for example, SUN) are not properly registered with FLOGI. This results in the disks not being visible to the initiators.

Workaround: None.

Related Documentation

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Quick Start Guide for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager User Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Reference Guide

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