release notes HP StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager Product Version: FW 06.02.00/HAFM SW 08.02.00 Fourth Edition (September 2004) Part Number: AA–RUR6D–TE/958–000288–008 These release notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the HP StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager (HAFM). For the latest version of these release notes and other HAFM documentation, access the following HP storage web site: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.
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About this document About this document These release notes describe the contents of the HAFM software kit, and any last-minute additions or notes on the configuration or use of HAFM software. Be sure to read these notes before installing the HAFM. This information is periodically updated and available on the following HP web site: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.
About this document Wrong number of devices is displayed in the Create View dialog box, page 22 Reporting function in Event Management may not be accurate, page 22 HP-UX parameters may need to be changed before you run the HAFM client, page 22 Client HAFM Login dialog box is not displayed after logging...
About this document Open_Bridge_Agent_Installer—Directory for installer — version.txt—File used for installer — copyright.txt—File used for installer — BridgeAgentInstall.exe—File used for installer HAFM82_win—Directory for init file — Setup.ini—File used for HAFM installation Autorun.inf—Autorun info file for HAFM installation data1.cab—File used for HAFM installation data1.hdr—File used for HAFM installation data2.cab—File used for HAFM installation HAFM.ico—File used for HAFM installation...
About this document HAFM software version 08.02.00 The HAFM appliance has the latest version of the HAFM software pre-installed. It is also contained on the HP StorageWorks ha-fabric manager documentation and software CD (Part Number 516-000024-820, Rev B). HAFM 08.02.00 applies to the 1U rack-mount appliance only and cannot be installed on the notebook server.
About this document Zoning functionality improved Various functionality has been added to the zoning feature, including: Zone replacement Zone set comparisons Zone set export and import New zoning importing features require special procedures. Refer to the online help or user guide for instructions. Preferred Path support This feature is a new feature available through the Element Managers.
About this document SAN Planning module Use the Planning feature to plan a new SAN and then evaluate that SAN using best-practice configuration rules. This ensures the design of a scalable, cost-effective storage network that is best suited to your needs. You can save considerable time and money by planning your SAN before implementing it.
About this document Table 1: HAFM and firmware compatibility (Continued) Firmware version HAFM version (minimum) 06.02.00-22 07.01.00-09 (Notebook Server) 06.02.00-22 07.02.00-09 (HAFM Appliance) 06.02.00-22 08.02.00 recommended (HAFM Appliance) Prerequisites for installing and using firmware 06.02.00 If you are using HAFM, firmware 06.02.00 requires HAFM 07.01.00 or later (check with HP Customer Support for the latest shipping version of HAFM).
About this document If upgrading to firmware 06.02.00-22 requires you to upgrade from 04.xx.xx to 05.xx.xx in the process, there are special considerations. If you are upgrading a director, see “Upgrading firmware on a director from 04.xx.xx to 05.xx.xx” on page 10.
About this document 2. Download firmware 05.02.00-13 using the Firmware Library option under the Product Manager Maintenance menu. 3. Back up the director configuration using the Backup & Restore Configuration option under the Product Manager Maintenance menu. 4. Using the Product Manager, execute a CTP swap: Note: You must have maintenance authorization rights to access HAFM Product/ Element Manager menu options used in this procedure.
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.
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.
About this document Logging out of Microsoft Windows after access to HAFM appliance is recommended After you access the HAFM appliance desktop via a web browser using the TightVNC application, HP recommends that you log out of Microsoft Windows before disconnecting your web browser access. This prevents unauthorized access to the HAFM appliance by someone using the TightVNC application to access the HAFM appliance.
About this document Hard zoning is compatible with legacy zone definitions, including World Wide Name (WWN) and port zoning. You can use your existing zones and zone sets without any changes. There are no changes to the zoning interfaces, so you do not need to modify your zone management practice, modify your documentation, or retrain Storage Area Network (SAN) administrators.
About this document Zoning limitations With firmware 06.00.00 and later, you have the ability to configure large zone sets, including up to 1024 zones and 1024 end ports in a single zone set. Table 2 shows the supported limits for the edge switches and directors. Table 2: Zoning parameters supported limits Zoning parameter Maximum value...
About this document Firmware 06.02.00-22 includes minor bug fixes, and provides support for second-generation Edge Switch 2/12 and Edge Switch 2/24 switches. This is the minimum M-Series firmware supported on the second-generation Edge Switch 2/12 and Edge Switch 2/24. 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.
About this document Which LAN is to be the private LAN for communication between the HAFM appliance, and the directors and edge switches that the HAFM appliance manages? Which LAN is to be the public LAN for communication between the HAFM appliance and computers seeking remote client access to the HAFM appliance? The issue arises because either LAN connection on the HAFM appliance can be...
About this document Known issues This section describes the known issues related to the 1U HAFM appliance and the HAFM software. Support for speed auto-negotiate Auto-negotiate is supported. However, HP recommends that the port speed for E_Ports (for Interswitch Links, or ISLs) be set to a specific port speed (1Gb/sec or 2Gb/sec, as appropriate for the speed of the directors or edge switches being connected) instead of to Negotiate.
About this document Workaround This is corrected by restoring the LAN connection and rebooting the appliance. Rebooting the appliance has no impact on the Fibre Channel operations of any switch or director. Only monitoring switch operations, logging events, and implementing configuration changes are interrupted. Setting HAFM appliance LAN to use DHCP is activated to wrong LAN When setting the IP configuration for the HAFM appliance using the LCD panel, setting DHCP configuration for LAN 1 causes LAN 2, not LAN 1, to be...
About this document Workaround When a switch has been added to HAFM for management, or firmware has been upgraded, observe the switch being shown as discovered by HAFM. Check the event log of the switch to ensure there were no faults that occurred during the short time when HAFM was in the process of discovering the switch.
About this document Show Route port numbers are not always displayed When the Show Route feature is enabled, the In Port # and Out Port # information is not available on a Loop Device. Wrong number of devices is displayed in the Create View dialog box In the Create View dialog box, the number of devices in the fabric is displayed incorrectly.
About this document HAFM appliance may shut down following a firmware download The HAFM appliance may shut down following a firmware download. If this occurs, you have to restart the HAFM appliance to recover. This is an issue with Java Virtual Machine 1.3.1_07, which is used in the application. This is only an issue when running firmware 06.00.01 or earlier.