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

Fw 05.02.00 and sw 07.01.00 and 07.02.00 hp storageworks edge switch release notes.
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Release Notes
hp StorageWorks
Edge Switch
Product Version: FW V05.02.00-13
HAFM Notebook SW V07.01.00-09
HAFM 1U Appliance SW V07.02.00-09
Fourth Edition (December 2003)
Part Number: AA–RTDZD–TE/958–000284–004
These Release Notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the
HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32.
For the latest version of these Release Notes and other edge switch documentation, access the
HP storage website at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    Release Notes hp StorageWorks Edge Switch Product Version: FW V05.02.00-13 HAFM Notebook SW V07.01.00-09 HAFM 1U Appliance SW V07.02.00-09 Fourth Edition (December 2003) Part Number: AA–RTDZD–TE/958–000284–004 These Release Notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32. For the latest version of these Release Notes and other edge switch documentation, access the HP storage website at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    © Copyright 2001-2003 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 HP StorageWorks 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 World Wide Web at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    Release Notes Information Release Notes Information These Release Notes cover the following major topics: Embedded Web Server access to modify zones is limited to first 255 zones, page 18 SNMP trap reports incorrect FRU position, page 18 Certain Unauthorized Devices may Increase Response Time for Fabric Operations Under Specific Conditions with the Edge Switch 2/24, page 18 CTP Events for Edge Switch 2/24 Show Incorrect FRU...

  • Page 5: Intended Audience, Firmware Version

    Intended Audience Intended Audience This document is intended for customers who purchased the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32. Firmware Version 05.02.00-13 Firmware Version 05.01.00-24 is the initial firmware released with the Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32. A copy of the latest version of the firmware, 05.02.00-13 (as of this date), is contained on the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Documentation and Firmware CD (Part Number 524-000001-003).

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    Other Edge Switch Documentation HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Rack Mount Kit Installation Instructions, AA-RT4MC-TE/958-000293-001 HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Flexport Upgrade Instruction, AA-RS33C-TE/958-000291-001 HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Installation Guide, AA-RSTZC-TE/958-000290-001 HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Service Manual, AA-RS2GC-TE HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Product Manager User Guide, AA-RS2HC-TE HP StorageWorks CLI Reference Guide for Directors and Edge Switches, AA-RQ7AD-TE...

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    CD-ROM Directory Structure CD-ROM Directory Structure The HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Documentation and Firmware CD contains the following items: CD-ROM Directory Structure for Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32 Documentation Manuals.pdf – (HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32 Documentation;...

  • Page 8: Supported Configurations

    Supported Configurations — AA-RU5JA-TE – (HP StorageWorks Director and Edge Switch Glossary) Firmware — HPQ_HAF_v05.01.00-24.bin – (HP StorageWorks edge switch preloaded Firmware) — HPQ_HAF_v05.02.00-13.bin – (HP StorageWorks edge switch Firmware) — firmwareupdate.txt – (Instructions for updating Firmware) Acrobat — 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...

  • Page 9: Cable Requirements

    Cable Requirements Hop Count – The Fibre Channel theoretical limit of ISL connections traversed (hop count) in a single path through a fabric is 7. The maximum supported hop count in a single path through a fabric is 3. Because this number is subject to change, contact your HP authorized service representative for the current hop count supported by a single fabric path.

  • Page 10: Important Information

    Important Information Important Information This section describes important information related to the Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32. HAFM and Firmware Version Compatibility Table 1 lists the minimum version of HAFM that can run with the various versions of firmware for the directors and edge switches. Table 1: HAFM and Firmware Compatibility Firmware Version HAFM Version (Minimum)

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    Important Information All products must be running firmware Version 04.00.00 or higher before upgrading to Version 05.02.00-13. All products must be running Version 02.00.00 or higher before upgrading to Version 04.01.02-04. Upgrading to Version 04.01.02-04 from Version 02.00.00 or higher is nondisruptive to attached devices. Firmware that predates the 01.03.00 or 01.04.00 firmware release must first be upgraded to a 01.03.xx or 01.04.xx firmware version, and then upgraded to Version 02.00.00 or higher, before the upgrade to Version 04.01.02-04 can be...

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    Important Information Note: The Director 2/140 and Edge Switch 2/24 cannot be downgraded below version 04.01.00. Downgrading directly to a version prior to 02.00.00 from version 04.YY.ZZ is not allowed. To downgrade to a version before 02.00.00, you must first downgrade to version 02.YY.ZZ.

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    Important Information Upgrading Firmware on an Edge Switch An issue has been identified in release 04.xx.xx if the contents of the nonvolatile storage (NVRAM) on the CTP become corrupted. Once the configuration has been loaded, this corruption is not detected until an IPL/IML, power cycle, or Firmware code load.

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    Important Information Zoning is Disabled by Default The default zone on the Edge Switch 2/24 and the Edge Switch 2/32 is disabled by default. Zoning must be configured in order for any devices connected to the edge switches to communicate. Some IP Addresses must be Avoided If you use HAFM to manage M-Series Fabric directors and edge switches, when you select IP addresses for edge switches, directors, and for the HAFM...

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    Important Information 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 Version 05.01.00-24 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.

  • Page 16: Zoning Limitations

    Important Information SNMP Changes Firmware Version 05.02.00-13 supports the following management information base (MIB) versions on all products: Fabric Element MIB: V1.1 MIB-II MIB: RFC-1213, non-implemented sections are not included FCEOS MIB: V2.0 SNMP Framework MIB: RFC-2271 (1997/09/30) FA MIB: V3.1 Zoning Limitations Firmware Version 05.02.00-13 includes the ability to configure large zone sets, including up to 1024 zones and 1024 end ports in a single zone set.

  • Page 17: Using The Same Firmware, Reinstalling Feature Licenses, Disconnecting The Null Modem Cable

    Important Information Zone set sizes are affected by the number of zones in the zone set, the length of each zone name, the number of members in each zone, and the Interoperability mode of the fabric. Please consult with HP Professional Services or your support representative if you have questions regarding specific zone set configurations.

  • Page 18: Known Issues, Embedded Web Server Access To Modify Zones Is Limited To First

    Known Issues Known Issues This section describes the known issues related to the Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32. Embedded Web Server access to modify zones is limited to first 255 zones If you have an active zone set of greater than 255 zones, you will not be able to access the zones past the 255th zone using the Embedded Web Server (EWS).

  • Page 19: Hsg80 Transparent Mode Not Supported With Ibm Aix

    Known Issues Workaround Remove the unauthorized device, change the Port Binding WWN (if this device should be authorized), or alternatively disable Port Binding. CTP Events for Edge Switch 2/24 Show Incorrect FRU Number Should a CTP event occur in an Edge Switch 2/24, the event log may show “CTP-24”...

  • Page 20: Isl Disconnect Causes Nos Error With The Openvms Operating Systems

    Known Issues 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 server Link Incident log for the port in which the FCA2354 is attached.

  • Page 21: Ports May Accumulate Spurious Events

    Known Issues 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 will correct the problem. Firmware Downloaded to the Edge Switch 2/24 Using HAFM Can Occasionally Time Out Firmware downloaded to the edge switch 2/24 using HAFM can occasionally time...

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    Known Issues 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. This will be evident when the HAFM application is unable to communicate with the edge switch or director after being powered on.

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