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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS VSFN Release 2.0(4)

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Components Supported

Determining the Software Version

Image Upgrade

New Features

Limitations

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Related Documentation

Virtualization Documentation for ASM

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

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 2.0(4)


Release Date: March 3, 2005

Text Part Number: OL-6223-06

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.

Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Image Upgrade

New Features

Limitations

Compatibility Matrix

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

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 2.0(4) 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, VERITAS Release 1.2(2b) or later must be installed onVERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks.


Is there a part number for the software?

Table 1 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components  

Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Products

Software

Not orderable

MDS 9500 Series Supervisor/Fabric-I, enterprise software

MDS 9500 Series only

Not orderable

MDS 9216 enterprise software

MDS 9216 only

Not orderable

MDS 9000 ASM add-on image

MDS 9500 Series and 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 ASM or SSM

M9200SSE1K9

Storage Eervices Enabler package

MDS 9200 series with ASM or 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—SFPs1 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-SMV

32-port Fibre Channel Advanced Services Module (ASM)

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

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-W3 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 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.

Image Upgrade

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:
http://webstore.veritas.com/webstore/en/index.jsp?lang=en&country=US

New Features

The Cisco MDS VSFN Release 2.0(4) 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. There are no new features for this release.

The VSFN Release 2.0(4) add-on image is compatible with the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(4) image.

Limitations

The VSFN Release 2.0(4) add-on image requires the Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.0(4) image and will not work with earlier releases.

Compatibility Matrix

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

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


Note We recommend that you upgrade to VSFN Release 2.0(4).


Caveats

There are no caveats for this release.

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 IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000

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

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

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 and Downgrade 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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