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Dell PowerVault MD1000 Support Matrix

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Dell™ PowerVault™ MD Systems Support
Matrix
This document provides information on supported software and hardware for Dell™ PowerVault™
MD1000 and MD3000 systems.
NOTE:
For the latest driver and firmware releases, see the Downloads section at support.dell.com.
NOTE:
The PowerVault MD1000 supported software and hardware is directly tied to the RAID controller to which it
is attached.

Supported Servers

NOTE:
For the latest BIOS information, see the specific server website on support.dell.com.
PERC 5/E Adapter with MD1000
Table 1. Supported PowerEdge™ Servers for PowerVault MD1000 Systems
Server
PowerEdge 840
PowerEdge 860
PowerEdge 1850
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 2850
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge 6800
PowerEdge 6850
PowerEdge 6950
Notes
July 2007

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  • Page 1: Supported Servers

    MD1000 and MD3000 systems. NOTE: For the latest driver and firmware releases, see the Downloads section at support.dell.com. NOTE: The PowerVault MD1000 supported software and hardware is directly tied to the RAID controller to which it is attached. Supported Servers NOTE: For the latest BIOS information, see the specific server website on support.dell.com.
  • Page 2: Supported Controllers

    PowerEdge 2900 PowerEdge 2950 PowerEdge 6800 PowerEdge 6850 PowerEdge 6950 PowerVault NX1950 Supported Controllers PERC 5/E Adapter with MD1000 Table 3. PERC 5/E Minimum Revision Requirements for PowerVault MD1000 Systems (SAS/SATA) Component Firmware ® ® Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 ®...
  • Page 3 NOTE: The MD1000 does not support SAS 5/E. MD3000 Storage Array (MD1000 Optional) Table 4. PowerVault MD3000 RAID Controller Component Minimum Revision Firmware 06.17.77.60 Table 5. SAS 5/E Minimum Revision Requirements for PowerVault MD3000 Systems Component Firmware BIOS Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 x64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (x86)
  • Page 4: Supported Operating Systems

    Supported Operating Systems PERC 5/E Adapter with MD1000 Table 6. Supported Operating Systems for PowerVault MD1000 Systems Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2000 Standard, Enterprise Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise x64 Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS)
  • Page 5: Supported Management Software

    NOTE: Windows 2003 Server requires hotfix KB916048. Supported Management Software PERC 5/E Adapter with MD1000 Table 8. Supported Management Software for PowerVault MD1000 Systems Software Dell OpenManage™ MD3000 Storage Array (MD1000 Optional) Table 9. Supported Management Software for PowerVault MD3000 Systems...
  • Page 6: Supported Hard Drives

    Linux 2.6 Kernel:MPP (2.6.16-37 09.01.C6.02 and greater) Supported Hard Drives PERC 5/E Adapter with MD1000 Table 10. Supported Hard Drives for PowerVault MD1000 Systems Drive Minimum Firmware Revision Maxtor SAS 73 GB 10K RPM BP05 Maxtor SAS 146 GB 10K RPM...
  • Page 7 Table 10. Supported Hard Drives for PowerVault MD1000 Systems (continued) Drive Hitachi SATA 500 GB 7.2K RPM AB5A MD3000 Storage Array (MD1000 Optional) Table 11. Supported Hard Drives for PowerVault MD3000 Systems Drive Fujitsu SAS 36 GB 15K RPM Fujitsu SAS 73 GB 15K RPM...
  • Page 8: Supported Hardware Configurations

    The following MD1000 and MD3000 hardware configurations are supported only on Dell-qualified hardware. MD1000 Configurations Figure 1 shows typical hardware configurations for the PowerVault MD1000 enclosure. Figure 2 shows the maximum configuration in a single PERC5/E controller (3 enclosures per PERC5/E port in unified mode) with both parts connected.
  • Page 9 The configurations shown in Figure 3 are supported only on Linux operating systems. Windows support for these configurations will be added in a later MD3000 release. NOTE: For Dell PowerVault NX1950 storage systems only, the single-HBA host server configuration (top illustration) in Figure 1 is supported using Windows operating systems.
  • Page 10 Figure 3. Redundant Data Paths for Single-HBA Host Servers (Linux Only) single-HBA host server single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure single-HBA host server single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 11 Figure 4 through Figure 6 show redundant, high-availability cabling configurations on one and two hosts. If any one path fails, at least one HBA is still connected to one RAID controller. Figure 4. Cabling a Single Host Using Redundant Data Paths (MD3000) RAID controller module 0 dual-HBA host server RAID controller module 1...
  • Page 12 Figure 5. Cabling a Single Host Using Four Cable Connections (MD3000) dual-HBA host server RAID controller module 1 RAID controller module 0 MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 13 Figure 6. Cabling Two Hosts Using Redundant Data Paths (MD3000) Nonredundant Configurations Figure 7 through Figure 10 show one, two, three, and four hosts with each connected to only one RAID controller module. The hosts can share storage space, but without redundant paths. If one path were to fail, the server on that path would be disconnected from the storage array.
  • Page 14 Figure 7. Cabling a Single Host with a Nonredundant Data Path (MD3000) single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 15 Figure 8. Cabling Two Hosts with Nonredundant Data Paths (MD3000) single-HBA host server single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 16 Figure 9. Cabling Three Hosts with Nonredundant Data Paths (MD3000) single-HBA host server single-HBA host server single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 17 Figure 10. Cabling Four Hosts with Nonredundant Data Paths (MD3000) single-HBA host server single-HBA host server single-HBA host server single-HBA host server MD3000 RAID Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure MD1000 Expansion Enclosure...
  • Page 18: Cluster Configurations

    Cluster Configurations Figure 11 shows a nonredundant two-node cluster using a single RAID enclosure. Figure 12 shows a redundant two-node cluster configuration using a single RAID enclosure. Figure 11. Cabling a Two-Node Cluster (Single HBA, Nonredundant Data Paths from each Node) (MD3000) single-HBA host server heartbeat cable single-HBA host server...
  • Page 19 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, PowerVault, PowerEdge, Dell OpenManage, and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...

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