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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS VSFN Release 1.3(5)

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Components Supported

Determining the Software Version

Image Upgrade

New Features

VSHA Failover Resolution

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation

Virtualization Documentation for ASM

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS VSFN Release 1.3(5)


CCO Date: August 13, 2004

Text Part Number: OL-6223-02

This document describes the caveats and limitations for the VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks (VSFN) software for the Cisco MDS Advanced Services Module (ASM). Use this document in conjunction with the 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 Note: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps4358/prod_release_notes_list.html


For information on VERITAS Storage Foundation™ for Networks for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, refer to the http://support.veritas.com/ website.

Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Image Upgrade

New Features

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Introduction

The ASM provides virtualization services for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family and supports up to 32 Fibre Channel ports. It provides the following distributed intelligent storage services:

Network-based volume management

Management and copy services

32 autosensing 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces.

Hot-swappable Fibre Channel small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver connectivity

Short wavelength (SWL) for connectivity up to 500 m

Long wavelength (LWL) for connectivity up to 10 km.

Coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM) for connectivity up to 100 km and aggregation of up to 8 ports onto a single optical fiber.

Refer to the documents listed in the "Virtualization Documentation for ASM" section.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 1.3(5) and includes the following topics:

Components Supported

Determining the Software Version

Components Supported

Table 1 lists the software and hardware components supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.


Note To use the Cisco Storage Services Enabler package, the VERITAS Release 1.2(2a) or later must be installed onVERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks.


Table 1 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components  

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Products

Software

M95SK9-1.3.5

MDS 9500 Series supervisor/fabric-I, enterprise software

MDS 9500 Series only

M92S1K9-1.3.5

MDS 9216 enterprise software

MDS 9216 only

Not orderable

MDS 9000 ASM add-on image.

MDS 9500 Series and 9216

License

M9500SSE1K9

Storage services enabler package

MDS 9500 series with ASM

M9500SSE1K9

Storage services enabler package

MDS 9200 serires with ASM

Chassis

DS-C9509

MDS 9509 director, base configuration (9-slot modular chassis includes 7 slots for switching modules and 2 slots for supervisor modules—SFPs sold separately)

MDS 9509 only

DS-C9506

MDS 9506 director (6-slot modular chassis includes 4 slots for switching modules and 2 slots for supervisor modules—SFPs sold separately.

MDS 9506 only

DS-C9216-K9

MDS 9216 16-port semi-modular fabric switch (includes 16 1-Gbps/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 9500 Series only

Switching modules

DS-X9016

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

MDS 9500 Series and 9216

DS-X9032

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

Services modules

DS-X9308-SMIP

8-port Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services module

DS-X9304-SMIP

4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services module

DS-X9032-SMV

32-port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module (ASM)

LC-type fiber-optic SFP1

DS-SFP-FC-2G-SW

1Gbps/2Gbp Fibre Channel — short wave SFP

MDS 9000 Family

DS-SFP-FC-2G-LW

1Gbps/2Gbp Fibre Channel — long wave SFP

DS-SFP-FCGE-SW

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel—short wave SFP

DS-SFP-FCGE-LW

1-Gbps Ethernet and 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel — long wave SFP

CWDM2

CWDM-SFP-xxxx-2G

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

MDS 9000 Family

CWDM-MUX-4

Add/drop multiplexer for 4 CWDM wavelengths

CWDM-MUX-8

Add/drop multiplexer for 8 CWDM wavelengths

CWDM-CHASSIS-2

Two slot chassis for CWDM add/drop multiplexer(s)

Power supplies

DS-CAC-300W

300-W AC power supply

MDS 9100 Series only

DS-CAC-845W

845-W3 AC power supply

MDS 9216 only

DS-CAC-2500W

2500-W AC power supply

MDS 9509 only

DS-CDC-2500W

2500-W DC power supply

DS-CAC-4000W-US

4000-W AC power supply for US (cable attached)

DS-CAC-4000W-INT

4000-W AC power supply international (cable attached)

DS-CAC-1900W

1900-W AC power supply

MDS 9506 only

DS-CDC-1900W

1900-W DC power supply

CompactFlash

MEM-MDS-FLD512M

MDS 9500 supervisor Compact Flash disk, 512 MB

MDS 9500 Series 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 9000 Family

DS-PAA-2

1 SFP = small form-factor pluggable

2 CWDM = coarse wave division multiplexing

3 W = Watt


Determining the Software Version


Note We strongly recommend that you use the latest available software release supported by your vendor 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 using the CLI, log into the switch and enter the show version EXEC command.

To determine the version of the Cisco SAN-OS software currently running on a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch using the Fabric Manager, from the Switches tab in the information pane, locate the switch using its the IP address, logical name, or WWN, and then check its version in the Release column.

Image Upgrade

When ASMs are present in a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, several kinds of upgrade may be performed as required—a previous provider package upgrade, upgrading the SAN-OS Image or reformatting the ASM add-on image.

Refer to the VERITAS Storage Foundation ™ for Networks Installation and Configuration Guide. You can access this document at http://support.veritas.com/.

A printed version of this document is also available through the VERITAS web store:
http://webstore.veritas.com/webstore/en/index.jsp?lang=en&country=US

New Features

VSFN Release 1.3(5) is a patch release for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. See the "Caveats" section section for details on closed and outstanding caveats and limitations.


Note These release notes are specific to this patch release. For the entire Release 1.3 documentation set, see the "Related Documentation" section.


The VSFN Release 1.3(5) add-on image is compatible with the SAN-OS Release 1.3(5) image.

VSHA Failover Resolution

Under certain conditions in VSFN Release 1.3(4b), the volume server high availability (VSHA) failover may not succeed due to a disk group import failure. This issue is resolved in VSFN Release 1.3(5).

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks product enhancement is an ongoing process. To check for any additional information about this release, also refer to the Storage Foundation for Networks VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Release Notes.

Compatibility Matrix

The latest Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Software is available in the following Cisco Systems website.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps4358/products_device_support_tables_list.html


Note We reccommend that you upgrade to VSFN Release 1.3(5).


Caveats

This section lists the caveats and corrected caveats for this release. Use Table 2 to determine the status of a particular caveat. In the table, "R" indicates a resolved caveat, and "O" indicates an open caveat.

Table 2 VSFN Release Caveats and Caveats Corrected Reference

DDTS Number
VSFN Software Release (Resolved or Open)
VSFN 1.3(4b)
VSFN 1.3(5)

Severity 1

CSCef19762

 

R

Severity 2

CSCef10112

 

R

Severity 3

CSCef01019

 

R


Resolved Caveats

CSCef19762

Symptom: A change in the service-group state triggers a syslog message being generated by the VSHA code with a reason code and a reason message. This happens during the transition from the CLUSTER_STANDBY state to the ISOLATED state. In this rare case, the high availability process, VSHA, may terminate and cause the module to fail. This issue is resolved in VSFN Release 1.3(5).

Workaround: None.

CSCef10112

Symptom: The VSHA process fails and reloads the module if it encounters one of these situations:

The service-group is deleted during a config-sync operation

The config-sync timer has already expired and the event is queued by the FSM but is not processed by the VSHA handler.

This issue is resolved in the VSFN Release 1.3(5).

Workaround: None.

CSCef01019

Symptom: Under rare conditions, reservation updates to the VLUN are not reflected in the VLUN state potentially causing incorrect behavior. This issue affects only applications using SCSI reservation on a VSFN VLUN. It is resolved in the VSFN Release 1.3(5).

Workaround: None.

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents:

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Releases

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Interoperability Support Matrix

Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Software

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9216 Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CIM Programming Reference Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Port Analyzer Adapter 2 Installation and Configuration Note

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Port Analyzer Adapter Installation and Configuration Note

Virtualization Documentation for ASM

For ASM information, refer to the Cisco MDS 9216 Switch Hardware Installation Guide or the Cisco MDS 9500 Family Hardware Installation Guide.

For SAN-OS CLI commands, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference.

For information on VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks 1.1, Cisco, refer to the following Veritas documents available at http://support.veritas.com/ website:

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Overview

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Installation and Configuration Guide

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Obtaining and Installing Licenses

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks GUI Administrator's Guide

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks CLI Administrator's Guide

VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks README

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