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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS VSFN Release 2.0(2b)
Release Date: December 10, 2004
Text Part Number: OL-6223-04
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 Notes: 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.
This document includes the following sections:
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.
This section describes the system requirements for Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(2b) and includes the following topics:
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(2b) 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
MDS 9500 Series Supervisor/Fabric-I, enterprise software
MDS 9500 Series only
MDS 9216 enterprise software
MDS 9216 only
MDS 9000 ASM add-on image
MDS 9500 Series and 9216
Storage services enabler package
MDS 9500 series with ASM or SSM
Storage services enabler package
MDS 9200 series with ASM or SSM
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
MDS 9506 director (6-slot modular chassis includes 4 slots for switching modules and 2 slots for supervisor modules—SFPs1 sold separately)
MDS 9506 only
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
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
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
MDS 9500 Supervisor/Fabric-I, module
MDS 9500 Series only
MDS 9000 16-port 1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel module (SFPs sold separately)
MDS 9500 Series and 9216
MDS 9000 32-port 1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel module (SFPs sold separately)
8-port Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services module
4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP Storage Services module
32-port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module (ASM)
MDS 9000 32-Port 1-Gbps/2-Gbps Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM)
LC-type fiber-optic SFP
1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel — short wavelength SFP
MDS 9000 Family
1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel — long wavelength SFP
1-Gbps Ethernet and 1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel—short wavelength SFP
1-Gbps Ethernet and 1-Gbps /2-Gbps Fibre Channel — long wavelength SFP
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
Add/drop multiplexer for 4 CWDM wavelengths
Add/drop multiplexer for 8 CWDM wavelengths
Two slot chassis for CWDM add/drop multiplexer(s)
300-W3 AC power supply
MDS 9100 Series only
845-W AC power supply
MDS 9216 only
2500-W AC power supply
MDS 9509 only
2500-W DC power supply
4000-W AC power supply for US (cable attached)
4000-W AC power supply international (cable attached)
1900-W AC power supply
MDS 9506 only
1900-W DC power supply
MDS 9500 supervisor Compact Flash disk, 512 MB
MDS 9500 Series only
Port analyzer adapter
A standalone Fibre Channel-to-Ethernet adapter that allows for simple, transparent analysis of Fibre Channel traffic in a switched fabric
MDS 9000 Family
1 SFP = small form-factor pluggable
2 CWDM = coarse wavelength 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.
When ASMs are present in a Cisco MDS 9000 Family switch, several kinds of upgrade may be performed as required—upgrading a previous provider package, 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:
VSFN Release 2.0(2b) is a patch release for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. See the "Caveats" section for details on open and resolved caveats and limitations.
Note These release notes are specific to this patch release. For the entire Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0 documentation set, see the "Related Documentation" section.
The VSFN Release 2.0(2b) add-on image is compatible with the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(2b) image. The VSFN Release 2.0(2b) supports the following new features:
•Mid-range disk support.
•Separation of fabrics through IVR connection.
The following limitations apply to the VSFN Release 2.0(2b) image:
•The VSFN Release 2.0(2b) add-on image requires the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(2b) image and will not work with earlier releases.
•ASM cannot run VSFN and Fibre Channel Write Acceleration concurrently.
•When using mirrored volumes, enable Dirty Region Logging (DRL).
The latest Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Software is available from the following Cisco Systems website.
Note We recommend that you upgrade to VSFN Release 2.0(2b).
There are no caveats for this release.
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 IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000
•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 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9216 Switch Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family Software Upgrade 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 Fabric and Device Manager Online Help
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN Volume Controller Configuration Guide
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family CIM Programming Reference
•Cisco MDS 9000 Family System Messages Reference
•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 Series Hardware Installation Guide.
For Cisco MDS SAN-OS CLI commands, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference.
For information on VERITAS Storage Foundation™ for Networks 1.1, refer to the following Veritas documents available from the 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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