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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Image Release 3.2(2b)

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Components Supported

Determining the Software Version

Downloading Software

Image Upgrade

New Features

Limitations

Configuring SSM Ports in Auto Mode

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Open 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 Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Image Release 3.2(2b)


Release Date: November 19, 2007

Text Part Number: OL-15755-01

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 Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

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)


Note It is recommended that you upgrade to the latest SSI image for your SAN-OS release. This document reflects the latest recommended SSI image for SAN-OS releases and the applications that are supported. For the latest information about compatibility, refer to the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_device_support_table09186a0080485272.html


System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c) 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

Not orderable.

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

MDS 9500 Series only

 

Not orderable.

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

MDS 9216 only

 

SSI-M9K9-3.2.2b1

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

M9124PL8-4G

On-Demand Ports Activation License

MDS 9124 Switch

Chassis

DS-C9513

MDS 9513 director (13-slot modular chassis with 11 slots for switching modules, and 2 slots reserved for Supervisor 2 modules only—SFPs2 sold separately).

MDS 9513 only

 

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

 

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

CWDM3

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-W4 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 Supports the Storage Services Module (SSM) only. The last SSI image supported on the ASM is SSI-M9K9-2.1.1.

2 SFP = small form-factor pluggable

3 CWDM = coarse wavelength division multiplexing

4 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.

Downloading Software

To download the latest Cisco software, access the Software Center at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center


Note If you would like to request code to be provided under the terms of either GNU General Public License (GPL) or the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), please contact mds-software-disclosure@cisco.com.


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.

If you need additional information about installing or upgrading the SSM, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module Software Installation and Upgrade Guide.

New Features

This section describes the new features introduced in this release. For more information about the features listed, refer to the documentation set listed in the"Related Documentation" section.

The SSI release 3.2(2b) image supports Data Mobility Manager (DMM) and is compatible with the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c).

There are no new features in this release.

Limitations

SANTap should not be deployed on SSI release 3.2(2b) image.

Configuring SSM Ports in Auto Mode

Starting with Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.0(1), the SSM front panel ports can no longer be configured in auto mode. Because auto mode is the default for releases prior to Release 3.0(1), you should modify the configuration of the ports before upgrading the SAN-OS software image to Release 3.2(2b) to avoid any traffic disruption.

For information on how to reconfigure the SSM ports, refer to the "Reconfiguring SSM Ports Before Upgrading to SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c)" section of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c).

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 SSI Release 3.2(2b)

DDTS Number
Status

Severity 2

CSCsj64048

O

CSCsl62152

O

Severity 4

CSCsl50659

O


Open Caveats

CSCsj64048

Symptom: If two SSMs are installed in consecutive slots in a Cisco MDS switch and you reload the module in the higher numbered slot, the SSM loses its configuration. If you reload the module in the lower numbered slot, the SSM does not lose its configuration.

Workaround: Do not install two SSMs in consecutive slots..

CSCsl62152

Symptom: With large number of Initiator-Target pairs, there is a possibility of memory leak resulting in SANTap process crash.

Workaround: None.

CSCsl50659

Symptom: When you enter the show ssm-nvram santap module x command, the CLI does not work correctly. The contents of the ssm-nvram shown are not correct.

Workaround: Use the other CLI commands to view the details of various SANTap objects, such as DVTs, sessions etc.

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 Storage Services Module 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 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch Quick Start Guide

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9200 Series 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

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Database Schema

Command-Line Interface

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module Software Installation and Upgrade 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

Cisco 10-Gigabit Fibre Channel X2 Transceiver Module Installation Note

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html