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HP 316095-B21 - StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Release Note

Fw v06.02.00/hafm sw v08.02.00 hp storageworks edge switch release notes (aa-rtdzf-te, september 2004).
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HP StorageWorks
Edge Switch
Product Version: FW 06.02.00/HAFM SW 08.02.00
Sixth Edition (September 2004)
Part Number: AA–RTDZF–TE/958–000284–006
These release notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the
HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32.
For the latest version of these release notes and other edge switch documentation, access the
following HP storage web site: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    release notes HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Product Version: FW 06.02.00/HAFM SW 08.02.00 Sixth Edition (September 2004) Part Number: AA–RTDZF–TE/958–000284–006 These release notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32. For the latest version of these release notes and other edge switch documentation, access the following HP storage web site: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    © Copyright 2001–2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Hewlett-Packard Company makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: About This Document

    About this document About this document These release notes contain late breaking and supplemental information for the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32. Be sure to read these release notes before installing an edge switch. This information is periodically updated and available on the following HP web site: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

  • Page 4: Intended Audience, Firmware Version

    About this document SNMP issues, page 23 Intended audience This document is intended for customers who purchased the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32. Firmware version 06.02.00-22 Firmware 06.02.00-22 is the latest (as of this date) firmware released with the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32.

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    About this document HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Installation Guide, AA-RSTZD-TE/958-000290-002 HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Service Manual, AA-RS2GD-TE HP StorageWorks CLI Reference Guide for Directors and Edge Switches, AA-RQ7AE-TE HP StorageWorks SNMP Reference Guide for Directors and Edge Switches, AA-RQ7BE-TE HP StorageWorks SAN High Availability Planning Guide, AA-RS2DD-TE HP StorageWorks SAN Design Guide, AA-RMPNN-TE...

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    About this document — AA-RTDWC-TE/958-000283-002—HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Installation Guide — AA-RTDXC-TE—HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Service Manual — AA-RV1NA-TE—HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Element Manager User Guide — AA-RSTZD-TE/958-000290-002—HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Installation Guide — AA-RS2GD-TE—HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Service Manual —...

  • Page 7: Supported Configurations

    About this document — RP505ENU.EXE—Windows installation file for Acrobat Reader 5.0 with Search Supported configurations Operation of multiple switches in a fabric topology is subject to the following topology limits. Consider the impact of these limits when planning the fabric. HP StorageWorks SAN Note: For more information about planning the fabric, refer to...

  • Page 8: Cable Requirements, Important Information

    About this document Cable requirements Note: Optical cables for the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/12, and Edge Switch 2/32 must be ordered separately. For cables measuring up to 500 meters (1 Gbps) or 300 meters (2 Gbps), use multi-mode Fibre Channel cables. For longer cables, use single-mode Fibre Channel cables.

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    About this document Table 1: HAFM and firmware compatibility (Continued) Firmware version HAFM version (minimum) 05.02.00-13 07.01.00-09 (Notebook Server) 05.02.00-13 07.02.00-09 (HAFM Appliance) 05.05.00-12 None (Edge Switch 2/12) 06.01.00-18 07.01.00-09 (Notebook Server) 06.01.00-18 07.02.00-09 (HAFM Appliance) 06.01.00-18 08.02.00 recommended (HAFM Appliance) 06.02.00-22 07.01.00-09 (Notebook Server)

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    About this document Before upgrading firmware, it is highly recommended that you back up the director or edge switch configuration. Refer to your HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Element Manager User Guide for more information. Embedded Web Server (EWS) also provides an option to print or save product configuration to a file.

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    About this document Edge switch products already running 05.01.00 or later continually validate the NVRAM configuration, so risk of an outage is extremely low. For edge switch products running an earlier version of firmware, the risk of an outage increases due to the NVRAM issue.

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    About this document Note: The Director 2/140 and the Edge Switch 2/24 cannot be downgraded earlier than 04.01.00, and the Edge Switch 2/12 cannot be downgraded earlier than 05.05.00. Downgrades directly to 05.03.01 from 06.xx.xx is not concurrent when the second-generation Edge Switch 2/24 is configured in Open Fabric operating mode.

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    About this document HAFM upgrade required for firmware version 06.xx.xx To upgrade to firmware 06.xx.xx, you must first upgrade the HAFM software to 07.01.00-9 minimum, if you are using the notebook HAFM server to manage the director or edge switch. The HAFM software is contained on the HP StorageWorks ha-fabric manager documentation and software CD (Part Number 516-000024-820).

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    About this document OSMS change Open Systems Management Server (OSMS) is now available as a standard feature. OSMS can be enabled/disabled via EWS, Command Line Interface (CLI), and HAFM. Default zone is disabled by default The default zone on the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32 is disabled by default.

  • Page 15: Zoning Limitations

    About this document Zoning change RSCN control Normally, when a zone set is activated, a fabric format domain Register State Change Notification (RSCN) is sent to all devices in the fabric. With firmware 05.00.00 or later, you can disable these RSCNs from being sent. This is done using the Suppress RSCNs on zone set activations check box on the Configure Switch Parameters dialog box.

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    About this document Table 2: Zoning parameters supported limits Zoning parameter Maximum value Number of zone members in a zone 2048 Number of zones in a zone set 1024 Number of unique zone members in a 2048 zone set Total number of zone members in a 4096 zone set (where a zone member can be in multiple zones)

  • Page 17: Full Volatility

    About this document For customers who want to add a second-generation switch to their existing SAN, but are not ready to upgrade their SAN from 5.x to 06.02.00, there is a downgrade firmware version for each of these edge switches which provides compatibility with a SAN running 05.02.00.

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    About this document The feature configures a switch or director so that no frame data is stored after a power off. Without Full Volatility, if the switch or director experiences a fault condition, a dump of the embedded memory space is captured into non-volatile memory.

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    About this document When a Preferred Path is defined for all of the ports on a switch, it provides a reasonable level of predictability because it isolates changes in routing only to the ports affected by a particular “preferred path.” Thus, if the “preferred path” goes away, only the ports assigned to the path are rerouted to other paths.

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    About this document Full-fabric capability for Edge Switch 2/12 Unlike other edge switch and director products, a product feature enablement (PFE) key, controls Edge Switch 2/12 E_Port-to-E_Port connections. Once the feature key is purchased and installed, the switch can be configured for E_Port connections on any of the active ports.

  • Page 21: Known Issues

    About this document Known issues This section describes the known issues related to the Edge Switch 2/12, Edge Switch 2/24, and Edge Switch 2/32. Certain unauthorized devices may increase response time for fabric operations under specific conditions with the Edge Switch 2/24 When Port Binding is enabled, unauthorized devices (devices that are not set up by the Port Binding) with older technology can transmit numerous fabric login (FLOGI) requests, which are rejected by the Edge Switch 2/24.

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    About this document ISL disconnect causes NOS error with the OpenVMS operating systems When an ISL connection is physically removed between directors or switches, the Fibre Channel Adapter model FCA2354 transmits a Not Operational Sequence (NOS) error. This is observed as an entry in the HAFM appliance Link Incident log for the port in which the FCA2354 is attached.

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    About this document Ports may accumulate spurious events A port may accumulate Invalid transmission word and Bit-Error Threshold Link Incident events when a transceiver is poorly seated, resulting in a poor ground connection. Workaround Reseating the optical transceiver corrects the problem. Possible switch reset after power failure or power off sequence In extremely rare instances, after a power failure or power off sequence, an edge switch or director configuration may be reset to factory default settings.

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