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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Image Release 2.1(2l)

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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Image Release 2.1(2l)

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Components Supported

Determining the Software Version

Image Upgrade

New Features

Limitations

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Compatibility Information

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Hardware Installation

Cisco Fabric Manager

Command-Line Interface

Troubleshooting and Reference

Installation and Configuration Note

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity


Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Image Release 2.1(2l)


Release Date: April 19, 2006

Text Part Number:OL-8017-08

This document describes the caveats and limitations for the Storage Service Interface (SSI) software for the Cisco MDS Storage Services Module (SSM).Use this document in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.

Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Image Upgrade

New Features

Limitations

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

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

Network-based volume management

Management and copy services

Network assisted storage applications via SANTap

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

Fibre Channel Write Acceleration (FC-WA) and SCSI Flow Statistics

Network-Accelerated Serverless Backup (NASB)

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for the Cisco MDS Storage Services Interface (SSI) image Release 2.1(2l), 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.

Table 1 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components  

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Products

Software

M95S1K9-2.1.2d1

MDS 9500 Supervisor/Fabric-I, SAN-OS software SAN-OS

MDS 9500 Series only

M92S1K9-2.1.2d

MDS 9216 Supervisor/Fabric-I, SAN-OS Software

MDS 9216 only

SSI-M9K9-2.1.2l2

MDS 9000 Storage Services Interface

MDS 9500 Series and
MDS 9216

License

M9500ENT1K9

Enterprise package

MDS 9500 Series

M9200ENT1K9

Enterprise package

MDS 9200 Series

M9100ENT1K9

Enterprise package

MDS 9100 Series

M9500FIC1K9

Mainframe package

MDS 9500 Series

M9200FIC1K9

Mainframe package

MDS 9200 Series

M9100FIC1K9

Mainframe package

MDS 9100 Series

M9500FMS1K9

Fabric Manager Server package

MDS 9500 Series

M9200FMS1K9

Fabric Manager Server package

MDS 9200 Series

M9100FMS1K9

Fabric Manager Server package

MDS 9100 Series

M9500EXT1K9

SAN Extension over IP package for IPS-8 module

MDS 9500 Series

M9200EXT1K9

SAN Extension over IP package for IPS-8 module

MDS 9200 Series

M9500EXT14K9

SAN Extension over IP package for IPS-4 module

MDS 9500 Series

M9200EXT14K9

SAN Extension over IP package for IPS-4 module

MDS 9200 Series

M9500EXT12K9

SAN Extension over IP package for MPS-14/2 module

MDS 9500 Series

M9200EXT12K9

SAN Extension over IP package for MPS-14/2 module

MDS 9200 Series

M9500SSE1K9

Storage Services Enabler package

MDS 9500 Series with SSM

M9200SSE1K9

Storage Services Enabler package

MDS 9200 Series with SSM

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—SFPs3 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

DS-C9216A-K9

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

MDS 9216A only

DS-C9216i-K9

MDS 9216i 16-port semi-modular fabric switch (includes 14 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, power supply, and expansion slot—SFPs sold separately).

MDS 9216i 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-SSM

MDS 9000 32-Port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM)

LC-type fiber-optic SFP

DS-SFP-FC-2G-SW

1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel — short wavelength SFP

MDS 9000 Family

DS-SFP-FC-2G-LW

1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel — long wavelength SFP

DS-SFP-FCGE-SW

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

DS-SFP-FCGE-LW

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

CWDM4

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-W5 AC power supply

MDS 9100 Series only

DS-CAC-845W

845-W 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 For a complete list of compatible versions of SAN-OS software, see the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images.

2 Supports the Storage Services Module (SSM) only. The last SSI image supported on the ASM is SSI-M9K9-2.1.1.

3 SFP = small form-factor pluggable

4 CWDM = coarse wavelength division multiplexing

5 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 the IP address, logical name, or WWN, and then check its version in the Release column.

Image Upgrade

If SSMs are present in a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, several kinds of upgrade may be performed as required—upgrading a previously provided package, upgrading the SAN-OS image, or reformatting the SSM add-on image.

New Features

There are no new features in this release.

Limitations

There are no limitations in this release.

Compatibility Matrix

The latest Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images is available from the following Cisco Systems website.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_device_support_table09186a0080485272.html

Caveats

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

Table 2 Open and Resolved Caveats for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.1.2l

DDTS Number
2.1(2l)
Severity 2

CSCsd86457

R

Severity 3

CSCsd84610

R


Resolved Caveats

CSCsd86457

Symptom: An appliance failure resulted in memory leaks that were cumulative. After the appliance failed enough times (in the range of 100 to 200 times), a process on the SSM would fail, which in turn would bring down the SANTap application.

Workaround: None. This issue is resolved.

CSCsd84610

Symptom: Configuring more than one data virtual target (DVT) on one data plane processor (DPP) required careful selection of the front panel port index associated with the DVT.

Workaround: None. This issue is resolved.

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/storage/support/2062-2300/

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 SVC Releases

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 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

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

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support provides 24-hour-a-day award-winning technical assistance. The Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website on Cisco.com features extensive online support resources. In addition, if you have a valid Cisco service contract, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers provide telephone support. If you do not have a valid Cisco service contract, contact your reseller.

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

The Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website provides online documents and tools for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. The website is available 24 hours a day, at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Access to all tools on the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a user ID or password, you can register at this URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do


Note Use the Cisco Product Identification (CPI) tool to locate your product serial number before submitting a web or phone request for service. You can access the CPI tool from the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website by clicking the Tools & Resources link under Documentation & Tools. Choose Cisco Product Identification Tool from the Alphabetical Index drop-down list, or click the Cisco Product Identification Tool link under Alerts & RMAs. The CPI tool offers three search options: by product ID or model name; by tree view; or for certain products, by copying and pasting show command output. Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before placing a service call.


Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/servicerequest

For S1 or S2 service requests or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:

Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411 (Australia: 1 800 805 227)
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
USA: 1 800 553-2447

For a complete list of Cisco TAC contacts, go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/contacts

Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—Your network is "down," or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operation are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of your network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.