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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a)

Contents

Introduction

Upgrading Your Version of Cisco Fabric Manager

Upgrading from Release 3.1(2c) with the PostgreSQL Patch

The Fabric Manager Installation Process Overview

Installing Fabric Manager on Solaris

Installing Fabric Manager on Windows

New Features in Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a)

N-port Virtualizer Traffic Management

FlexAttatch

Inventory Summary Detail Report

Inventory Switch Detail Report Enhancements

Mapping New Release 3.4(1a) Features to Software Licenses

Limitations and Restrictions

Upgrading to Recover Loss of Performance Manager Data

Maximum Number of Zones Supported in Interop Mode 4

Java Web Start

Cisco Storage Media Encryption

Cisco SME Configuration Limits

Deleting Cisco SME Interfaces

Emulex Driver Version

SANTap

Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Compatibility Information

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Hardware Installation

Cisco Fabric Manager

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services

Troubleshooting and Reference

Installation and Configuration Note

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Cisco.com


Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a)


Release Date: August 5, 2008

Part Number: OL-17599-01 D0

This document describes the new features, limitations, and caveats for Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a). Use this document in conjunction with documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.


Note Cisco Fabric Manager 3.4(1a) works in conjunction with Cisco MDS SAN-OS Releases 3.1.x and higher including Release 3.3(1c). 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 Online History Change

Revision
Date
Description

A0

08/05/2008

Created release notes.

B0

09/17/2008

Added DDTS CSCsl12611.

C0

11/12/2008

Added DDTS CSCso36760.

D0

08/31/2009

Added a Note to the "Installing Fabric Manager on Windows" section about the effect of a Group Policy Object (GPO) in Windows on Fabric Manager Server when used with the PostgreSQL database.


Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

Upgrading Your Version of Cisco Fabric Manager

New Features in Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a)

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

Introduction

The Cisco Fabric Manager provides an alternative to the command-line interface (CLI) for most switch configuration commands. Fabric Manager provides powerful Fibre Channel troubleshooting tools such as advanced monitoring features and sophisticated debug analysis tools. These in-depth health and configuration analysis capabilities leverage unique MDS 9000 switch capabilities including the Fibre Channel Ping and Traceroute utilities.

The Cisco Fabric Manager includes these management applications:

Fabric Manager (client and server)

Device Manager

Performance Manager

Fabric Manager Web Services

For detailed information on using Cisco Fabric Manager to configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide. For information on using the CLI to configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide or the Cisco MDS 9020 Switch Configuration Guide and Command Reference.

Upgrading Your Version of Cisco Fabric Manager

As of Cisco SAN-OS Release 3.2(1), Cisco Fabric Manager is no longer packaged with a Cisco MDS 9000

Family switch. It is included on the CD-ROM that ships with the switch. You can install Fabric Manager from the CD-ROM or from files that you download.

Installing Cisco Fabric Manager is a multi-step process that involves installing a database, as well as Fabric Manager. The complete installation instructions are provided in the "Installation of Cisco MDS SAN-OS and Fabric Manager" section in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, and are available on-screen once you launch the Fabric Manager installer from the CD-ROM.


Note When upgrading Fabric Manager, refer to the supported upgrade path shown in Table 2. For example, when upgrading from SAN-OS Release 3.1(x) to Release 3.4(1a), you will need to upgrade from Release 3.1(x) to Release 3.2(x) and then upgrade to Release 3.4(1a).

Table 2 Supported Fabric Manager Upgrade Paths

Current
Upgrade Path

3.0.x

3.1.x

3.1.x (HSQL)

3.2.x (Oracle)

3.1.x (HSQL)

3.2.x PostgreSQL

3.1.x (Oracle)

3.2.x (Oracle)

3.2.x (Oracle)

3.3.x (Oracle)

3.2.x (PostgreSQL)

3.3.x (PostgreSQL)



Upgrading from Release 3.1(2c) with the PostgreSQL Patch

To upgrade Fabric Manager to Release 3.4(1a) from the UBS special version of 3.1.2c with the PostgreSQL patch, do the following:


Step 1 Upgrade Fabric Manager to Release 3.2(1b), pointing to the same PostgreSQL database which was used by Release 3.1.2c.

Step 2 When the installation is complete, stop the Fabric Manager server.

Step 3 Run PM.sh s located in $InstallDir/bin to re-index the rrd files in the PostgreSQL database.

Step 4 Upgrade Fabric Manager to Release 3.4(1a) by running the Release 3.4(1a) installer.

Step 5 Discover the fabric again.

Step 6 Add the fabric back into the PM collection. This starts the PM collection.


The Fabric Manager Installation Process Overview

The following section presents the flow of the installation process at a high level. Review these guidelines before you begin the installation process.

1. Verify supported software. Cisco Fabric Manager has been tested with the following software:

Windows 2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP2

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS Release 4

Solaris (SPARC) 8, 9, and 10


Note On Solaris 9, the supported web browser is Mozilla 1.7. You can download Mozilla from the following website: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/browser/getmozilla17.xml. On Solaris 10, the supported web browser is FireFox 2.0. You can download FireFox from the following website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/.


VMWare Server 1.0:

Base Operating System: Windows 2000 SP4 / Virtual Operating System: Windows XP SP2

Base Operating System: Windows 2000 SP4 / Virtual Operating System: Windows 2000 SP4

VMWare ESX Server 3.5

Java Sun JRE and JDK 1.5(x) and JRE 1.6 are supported

Java Web Start 1.2, 1.0.1, 1.5, 1.6

Firefox 1.5 and 2.0

Internet Explorer 6.x, and 7.0


Note Internet Explorer 7.0 is not supported on Windows 2000 SP4.


Mozilla 1.7 (packaged with Solaris 9)

Oracle Database 10g Express; Oracle Enterprise Edition 10g

PostgreSQL 8.2 (Windows and Linux)

PostgreSQL 8.1 (Solaris)

Cisco ACS 3.1 and 4.0

PIX Firewall

IP Tables

SSH v2

Global Enforce SNMP Privacy Encryption

HTTPS

2. Ensure data migration when upgrading Cisco Fabric Manager from Cisco SAN-OS Releases 3.1(2b) and later.

If you are upgrading Cisco Fabric Manager in Cisco SAN-OS Releases 3.1(2b) and later, be aware that data is migrated from the Hypersonic HSQL database to either the PostgreSQL database or Oracle Database 10g Express during the installation. Data is also migrated from Oracle Database 10g Express to Oracle Database 10g Express. If you migrate the database from Oracle to Oracle, the schema is updated. Refer to Table 2 for information on the supported upgrade path.

3. Ensure data migration when upgrading Cisco Fabric Manager from releases prior to Cisco SAN-OS Releases 3.1(2b).

If you are upgrading Fabric Manager in a Cisco SAN-OS Release prior to 3.1(2b), be aware that data is migrated from the Hypersonic HSQL database to either the PostgreSQL database or the Oracle Database 10g Express during the installation. The Fabric Manager Installer installs the PostgreSQL database on Windows. If you want to install the PostgreSQL database on Solaris or Linux, or if you want to install the Oracle Database 10g Express database, follow the instructions in the "Installation of Cisco MDS SAN-OS and Fabric Manager" section in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide. Refer to Table 5 for information on the supported upgrade path.

4. If you are upgrading a previous installation of Fabric Manager, make sure the previous installation is installed and running. Do not uninstall the previous version. If the previous version is uninstalled, the database will not be migrated and your server settings will not be preserved.

5. Select the database.

If you want to use the Oracle Database 10g Express, you must install the database and create a user name and password before continuing with the Fabric Manager installation. We recommend the Oracle Database 10g Express option for all users who are running Performance Manager on large fabrics (1000 or more end devices).

If you want to install the PostgreSQL database, you must disable any security software you are running as PostgreSQL may not install certain folders or users. You must also log in as a Superuser before you start the installation.

6. Install Fabric Manager from the CD-ROM or from files that you download from Cisco.com at the following website:

http://cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/mds-fm

Installing Fabric Manager on Solaris

This section includes guidelines on installing Fabric Manager Server on Solaris from the Fabric Manager Installation CD.

Turn off security software before installing PostGreSQL.

If you are installing the Fabric Manager Server on a Solaris 9 host, to avoid memory allocation issues during the PostGreSQL installation process, make these changes to the system parameters file /etc/system. You may need to increase these values depending on what applications are installed on your host.

set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax=252993536
set shmsys:shminfo_shmmin=1
set shmsys:shminfo_shmmni=256 
set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg=256

set semsys:seminfo_semmap=256
set semsys:seminfo_semmni=512
set semsys:seminfo_semmns=512
set semsys:seminfo_semmsl=32

Make sure a supported Java version is installed and that JavaScript is enabled in your browser.

On Solaris 9, the supported web browser is Mozilla 1.7. You can download Mozilla from the following website: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/browser/getmozilla17.xml.

On Solaris 10, the supported web browser is FireFox 2.0. You can download FireFox from the following website: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/.

On Solaris 9, you may need to manually set the Java Web Start MIME type for .jnlp files. Follow these steps to make the required changes:

1. Open the Mozilla web browser.

2. Select Edit > Preferences > Navigator > Helper Applications.

3. Click New Type and then enter the following information to set the MIME type in the respective fields:

MIME Type : application/x-java-jnlp-file

Description: Java Web Start

Extension : jnlp

4. Choose Open these files using the default application under When a file of this type is encountered:, and then click OK.

After reviewing the guidelines listed in this section, follow these steps to install Fabric Manager on Solaris:


Step 1 Set Java 1.5 or 1.6 to the path that is to be used for installing Fabric Manager.

Step 2 Install the database that is to be used with Fabric Manager.

Step 3 Copy the Fabric Manager jar file m9000-fm-3.4.1.jar from the CD-ROM to a folder on the Solaris workstation.

Step 4 Launch the installer using the following command:

java -Xms512m -Xmx512m -jar m9000-fm-3.4.1.jar

Step 5 Follow the onscreen instructions provided in the Fabric Manager management software setup wizard.


Installing Fabric Manager on Windows

To install Fabric Manager on Windows, follow these steps:


Step 1 Click the Install Management Software link.

Step 2 Choose Management Software > Cisco Fabric Manager.

Step 3 Click the Installing Fabric Manager link.

Step 4 Select the drive for your CD-ROM.

Step 5 Click the FM Installer link.

Step 6 Follow the onscreen instructions provided in the Fabric Manager Installer 3.4(1a).



Note If you are running Fabric Manager Server on Windows and using the PostgreSQL database, you should examine your Windows Active Directory environment for organizational units (OUs) and make the change recommended below to ensure that Fabric Manager Server does not periodically stop working.

On a Windows system, the Microsoft Active Directory applies a Group Policy Object (GPO) to the Fabric Manager Server. The GPO does not recognize the local user PostgreSQL because it is not in the GPO allow list. As a result, the GPO removes it, and the PostgreSQL database stops working.

To avoid this situation, you should move the Fabric Manager Server to its own OU and apply the same feature settings as the original OU, but remove the local user account to log in as a service.


To install Device Manager on your workstation, follow these steps:


Step 1 Enter the IP address of the switch in the Address field of your browser.

Step 2 Click the Cisco Device Manager link in the Device Manager installation window.

Step 3 Click Next to begin the installation.

Step 4 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation of Device Manager.



Note If you use a Java JDK instead of a JRE on Solaris, you might encounter a problem trying to install the Device Manager from a web browser. This can happen because the installer heap limit of 256 MB is not sufficient. If you have this problem, save the jnlp link as file, increase the heap limit to 512 MB, and run javaws element-manager.jnlp at the shell prompt.


New Features in Cisco MDS Fabric Manager Release 3.4(1a)

This section briefly describes the new Fabric Manager features introduced in this release. For detailed information about the features listed, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide, Release 3.x, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, and the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide. For information about new CLI commands associated with these features, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference. The "New and Changed Information" section in each of these books provides a detailed list of all new features and includes links to the feature description or new command.


Note These release notes are specific to this release. For the complete Release 3.x documentation set, see the "Related Documentation" section.


N-port Virtualizer Traffic Management

Beginning with Release 3.4(1a), Cisco Fabric Manager includes support for N-Port Virtualizer (NPV) traffic management.

FlexAttatch

Beginning with Release 3.4(1a), Cisco Fabric Manager includes support for FlexAttach.

Inventory Summary Detail Report

The Cisco Fabric Manager Server (FMS) inventory summary report provides a new more detailed version of this report. The new repport includes a number of summary statistics useful for creating a more comprehensive "SAN health report". The new summary statistics include:

Monitoring and alerting status (traps and syslog state)

Environmental status and switch state

Enhanced port use statistics

License use summary

Inventory Switch Detail Report Enhancements

The Cisco Fabric Manager Server (FMS) inventory switch detail report has been enhanced to include a number of summary statistics useful for creating a more comprehensive "SAN health report". The new switch level summary statistics include:

Monitoring and alerting status

Environmental status and switch state

ISLs and PortChannel summary

License use summary

Mapping New Release 3.4(1a) Features to Software Licenses

Table 3 shows the licenses required for the new Release 3.4(1a) features.

Table 3 Release 3.4(1a) New Features Mapping to Software Licenses

Description
SAN Ext
Enterprise
Mainframe
SSE
FMS
SME
DMM
Cisco Fabric Manager

NPV Traffic Management

             

Inventory summary
detail report

       

X

   

Inventory switch
detail report

       

X

   

Limitations and Restrictions

This section lists the limitations and restrictions for this release.

Upgrading to Recover Loss of Performance Manager Data


Warning You must upgrade to Fabric Manager Release 3.1(x) and then upgrade to a later release of Fabric Manager to avoid losing Performance Manager data. If data has been lost, follow the steps below to recover the data.



Step 1 Disable Performance Manager interpolation using Fabric Manager Web Client. Uncheck Interpolate missing statistics, then click Apply.

Step 2 Stop the Fabric Manager Server.

Step 3 Save the data file in the $INSTALL_DIR directory.

Step 4 Move the old RRD file into the $INSTALL_DIR/pm/db directory.

Step 5 Run $INSTALL_DIR/bin/pm.bat m.

Step 6 Restart Fabric Manager Server.


Maximum Number of Zones Supported in Interop Mode 4

In interop mode 4, the maximum number of zones that is supported in an active zone set is 2047, due to limitations in the connected vendor switch.

When IVR is used in interop mode 4, the maximum number of zones supported, including IVR zones, in the active zone set is 2047. The limit for the maximum number of IVR zones per VSAN is 250 zones (two members per zone).

Java Web Start

When using Java Web Start, it is recommended that you do not use an HTML cache or proxy server. You can use the Java Web Start Preferences panel to view or edit the proxy configuration. To do this, launch the Application Manager, either by clicking the desktop icon (Microsoft Windows), or type ./javaws in the Java Web Start installation directory (Solaris Operating Environment and Linux), and then select Edit>Preferences.

If you fail to change these settings, you may encounter installation issues regarding a version mismatch. If this occurs, you should clear your Java cache and retry.

Cisco Storage Media Encryption

The following limitations are described for Cisco SME:

Cisco SME Configuration Limits

Deleting Cisco SME Interfaces

Emulex Driver Version

Cisco SME Configuration Limits

Table 11 lists the Cisco SME configuration limits for this release.

Table 4 Cisco SME Limits

Configuration
Limit

Number of switches in the fabric

10

Number of clusters per switch

1

Switches in a cluster

4

Fabrics in a cluster

2

Modules in a switch

11

Cisco MSM-18/4 modules in a cluster

32

Initiator-Target-LUNs (ITLs)

1024

LUNs behind a target

32

Host and target ports in a cluster

128

Number of hosts per target

128

Tape backup groups per cluster

2

Volume groups in a tape backup group

4

Cisco Key Management Center (# of keys)

32K

Targets per switch that can be FC-redirected

32


Deleting Cisco SME Interfaces

A Cisco SME interface can be deleted from the cluster only after the interface is administratively shut-down and all related tasks associated with the interface shut-down are complete.

Emulex Driver Version

In some instances, the Emulex driver version 8.1.10.9 may set the task attribute to HEAD_OF_QUEUE instead of SIMPLE_QUEUE. Certain tape drives do not accept this attribute and may reject these commands. The Emulex driver version 8.1.10.12 does not have this issue.

SANTap

The SANTap feature allows third party data storage applications, such as long distance replication and continuous backup, to be integrated into the SAN. SANTap is not supported in Release 3.4(1a).

Caveats

This section lists the open and resolved caveats for this release. Use Table 12 to determine the status of a particular caveat. In the table, "O" indicates an open caveat and "R" indicates a resolved caveat.

Table 5 Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference 

DDTS Number
Software Release (Open or Resolved)
Software Release (Open or Resolved)
 
3.3(1a)
3.4(1a)

Severity 2

CSCsl71227

O

O

CSCsm54544

O

O

CSCso36760

O

R

CSCsq29607

O

R

CSCsq64637

O

R

CSCsq69543

O

R

Severity 3

CSCsc67248

O

R

CSCsk35725

O

O

CSCsl12611

O

O

CSCsl17944

O

O

CSCsl65951

O

O

CSCsm94323

O

O

CSCso55622

O

O

CSCso87408

o

R

CSCsq57352

O

R

CSCsq60582

R

R

CSCsr18556

O

R

Severity 4

CSCsq94831

O

R

Severity 6

CSCsk43927

O

O

CSCsk90998

O

O

CSCsm13002

O

O

CSCsm15874

O

O

CSCsm17768

O

O

CSCsm18303

O

O

CSCso32705

O

R


Resolved Caveats

CSCso36760

Symptom: In Fabric Manager Release 3.3(x), zone set cloning returns an autoZoneEditing error. The option to clone a zone is missing.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCsq29607

Symptom: After logging back into Fabric Manager Client, clicking on the Summary tab causes a disconnect.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCsq64637

Symptom: All device aliases in Fabric Manager disappear when adding new device aliases.

Workaround: Remove the fabric and then add the fabric back into Fabric Manager.

CSCsq69543

Symptom: Fabric Manager does not update Port Channel changes.

Workaround: Click on-demand discovery in the Fabric Manager Client or wait until full discovery begins. The maximum wait is 30 minutes.

CSCsc67248

Symptom: The SSH key information is not consistent between the CLI and the SNMP agent. Starting with Release 3.4.1, Fabric Manager and Device Manager will only manage MDS switches running Release 3.4.1 or later for the SSH feature. SSH1(rsa1) support is removed from the CLI, Fabric Manager, and Device Manager starting with Release 3.4.1 to conform with security practices.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCso87408

Symptom: A scheduled web report fails to generate when the fabric is deleted from Fabric Manager. The log records "Fabric not found fabricID=xxx".

Workaround: Scheduled jobs whose scope is a deleted fabric, should be removed.

CSCsq57352

Symptom: After upgrading from Fabric Manager Release 3.0(2a) to Fabric Manager Relealse 3.2(3a), the Fabric Manager client fails to reuse the map layout files produced by Release 3.0(2a). Renaming the map layout files will make them compatible with Fabric Manager Release 3.2(3a).

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCsq60582

Symptom: Multiple Cisco products contain either of two authentication vulnerabilities in the Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) feature. These vulnerabilities can be exploited when processing a malformed SNMPv3 message. These vulnerabilities could allow the disclosure of network information or may enable an attacker to perform configuration changes to vulnerable devices. The SNMP server is an optional service that is disabled by default. Only SNMPv3 is impacted by these vulnerabilities.


Note SNMP versions 1, 2 and 2c are not impacted by these vulnerabilities.


The United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has assigned Vulnerability Note VU#878044 to these vulnerabilities. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identifier CVE-2008-0960 has been assigned to these vulnerabilities.

This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00809ac83b.shtml. Workarounds are available for mitigating the impact of the vulnerabilities described in this document.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCsr18556

Symptom: License records are not removed if a fabric is purged from the database. License information might be incorrect if the same fabric is added back in to Fabric Manager at a later time.

Workaround: Use the database utility to remove the record manually from the database.

CSCsq94831

Symptom: Typing the N5K switch's ip address in the browser's address bar shows a download page which says Cisco Device Manager for MDS 9000 Series

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

CSCso32705

Symptom: Disabling Fabric Manager emails for CallHome on a port flap event through the server properties is not allowed.

Workaround: This issue is resolved.

Open Caveats

CSCsl71227

Symptom: Using Fabric Manager Release 3.2(2), if you have an enclosure with multiple ports and you then use the Data Migration Wizard to create a job with that enclosure as the existing storage but don't select all the storage ports in the enclosure, an error is displayed in the creation wizard.

Workaround: Put the ports you plan to use as the existing storage in the migration into a separate enclosure, and use that enclosure in the wizard selection.

CSCsm54544

Symptom: In some instances, when requests to the control virtual target (CVT) are made, Fabric Manager times out. Regardless of the timeout, the CVT is created in the specified VSAN.

Workaround: To verify this, do either of the following:

Refresh the SANTap CVT field. The CVT will appear.

Verify the CVT creation on the Supervisor by issuing the show santap module <#> cvt CLI command.

CSCsk35725

Symptom: Fabric Manager takes 2 to 3 minutes to bring up the DMM job creation wizard in a setup with 25 switches, 400 enclosures, and 2400 entries in the name server.

Workaround: None.

CSCsl12611

Symptom: Devices attached on a remote McData switch do not show a correct physical connection on the correct port in Fabric Manager. This occurs because the registered devices in the McData nameserver are shifted by 4 from its actual physical port and Fabric Manager looks at this port address from the nameserver to locate the physical port.

Workaround: None.

CSCsl17944

Symptom: During an MDS 9222i switch reload, the connection from the management port (mgmt0) to the Gigabit Ethernet interface goes down. When the connection comes back up, the Gigabit Ethernet interface doesn't go into forwarding mode until 30 seconds later. The Fabric Manager server is not able to communicate to the MDS 9222i switch through SNMP during this 30 second window.

Workaround: If the switch is in the Cisco Ethernet switch family, configure port-fast to resolve the issue. On Ethernet switches from other vendors, apply a similar configuration mode.

Use a non-AAA user (for example, use a local user on the switch) for a large fabric discovery and for Performance Monitoring. For provisioning and configuration through the Fabric Manager web client, the user can still be authenticated remotely using AAA.

CSCsl65951

Symptom: Using Fabric Manager Release 3.2(2), an error is displayed in the creation wizard. This occurs when an enclosure spans multiple fabrics and not all fabrics are managed and when the Data Migration Wizard is used to create a job with that enclosure as the existing storage (selecting all ports listed in that enclosure).

Workaround: Put the ports you plan to use as the existing storage in the migration into a separate enclosure, and use that enclosure in the wizard selection.

CSCsm94323

Symptom: When a PortChannel is created between 2 switches using the PortChannel wizard in Fabric Manager, the map might not immediately update and may not show the ISLs as part of the PortChannel. After a few discovery cycles, if the map is not updated, then the ISLs may be displayed along with the PortChannel in the map.

Workaround: Using Fabric Manager, remove the fabric and then re-discover the fabric.

CSCso55622

Symptom: In Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2003 R2, and 2008, when installing Fabric Manager, Fabric Manager Server, and Device Manager, a service may not restart and/or may not properly execute the PostreSQL installer. This may lead to an incorrect conversion of the PostreSQL database and/or the service may not start. This occurs when running Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, 2003 R2, or 2008 with Terminal Server running in Application mode.


Note This applies only to Terminal Server running in Application Mode. This issue does not affect users running a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop session in Remote Administration mode.


Workaround: Before you install Fabric Manager, Fabric Manager Server, and Device Manager when using Microsoft Terminal Server in Application mode, you must install the application for global use. This is required when a Service is installed and invoked, and when creating a local dbadmin user. To activate this setting, do the following:

1. Before running the installation script from the Fabric Manager Installation CD, open a command-line prompt: Start > Run, then type cmd and press Return.

2. At the command prompt type: Change user /install.


Note Do not close the command line window. This must remain open for the entire duration of the install.


3. Follow all steps needed to install Fabric Manager, Fabric Manager Server, and Device Manager.

4. When the installation is complete, at the command prompt, type change user /execute and press Return. Then type exit.

CSCsk43927

Symptom: The following Fabric Manager client components that use SSH and Telnet do not work well with NAT:

DMM storage job creation

Cisco SAN-OS software upgrade

Zone activation

Workaround: None.

CSCsk90998

Symptom: The signal loss counters in the output of the show interface fcx/y command are not incremented.

Workaround: None.

CSCsm13002

Symptom: In rare cases, if a READ command issued by Cisco SME for media identification is dropped or lost, the tape is marked as a clear-text tape. Subsequently, a CHECK_CONDITION with ILI is returned when a READ is issued by the host. This can cause a backup application to mark the tape as read-only.

Workaround: Unmount and remount the tape from the backup application to resolve this issue.

CSCsm15874

Symptom: In rare cases, when Cisco SME attempts to perform a tape device discovery of the backend tapes, a SCSI command can stall. This may cause Cisco SME to remain in the device discovery phase.

Workaround: Reload the module.

CSCsm17768

Symptom: There is a observable performance drop for backup and restore when Cisco SME is introduced between a host and tape due to the increased latency.

Workaround: None.

CSCsm18303

Symptom: In certain cases with the Tape Recycle policy enabled in Cisco SME, a new key is generated when a tape is recycled and the old key is not purged.

Workaround: Manually purge the older version of the key.

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents. To find a document online, use the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Documentation Locator at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_documentation_roadmap09186a00804500c1.html.
For information on IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller Storage Software for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, refer to the IBM TotalStorage Support website: http://www.ibm.com

Release Notes

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco 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

Compatibility Information

Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Interoperability Support Matrix

Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000

Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Hardware Installation

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9216 Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch Quick Start Guide

Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Online Help

Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Web Services Online Help

Command-Line Interface

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Quick Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Configuration Guide and Command Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN Volume Controller Configuration Guide

Intelligent Storage Networking Services

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Secure Erase Configuration Guide - For Cisco MDS 9500 and 9200 Series

Troubleshooting and Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference

Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch MIB Quick Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SMI-S Programming Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages Reference

Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch System Messages Reference

Installation and Configuration Note

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SSM Configuration Note

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Port Analyzer Adapter Installation and Configuration Note

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