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

Fw 05.01.00 and sw 07.01.00 edge switch release notes.
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hp StorageWorks
edge switch
Product Version: FW V05.01.00-24/HAFM SW V07.01.00-09
Third Edition (June 2003)
Part Number: AA–RTDZC–TE/958–000284–003
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 V05.01.00-24/HAFM SW V07.01.00-09 Third Edition (June 2003) Part Number: AA–RTDZC–TE/958–000284–003 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 16 SNMP trap reports incorrect FRU position, page 16 Some IP Addresses must be Avoided, page 16 Certain Unauthorized Devices may Increase Response Time for Fabric Operations Under Specific Conditions with the Edge Switch...

  • 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 05.01.00-24 Firmware Version 04.01.00-12 or Version 04.01.02-04 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, 05.01.00 build 24 (as of this date), is contained on the HP StorageWorks Edge Switch Documentation and Firmware CD (Part Number 524-000001-002).

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    CD-ROM Directory Structure 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 HP StorageWorks SNMP Reference Guide for Directors and Edge Switches, AA-RQ7BD-TE HP StorageWorks SAN High Availability Planning Guide, AA-RS2DC-TE...

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    CD-ROM Directory Structure — AA-RSTZC-TE/958-000290-001 – (HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Installation Guide) — AA-RS2GC-TE – (HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Service Manual) — AA-RS2HC-TE – (HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 Product Manager User Guide) — AA-RQ7AD-TE – (HP StorageWorks CLI Reference Guide for Directors and Edge Switches) —...

  • Page 8: Supported Configurations

    Supported Configurations 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 High Availability Planning Guide Fabric Elements –...

  • Page 9: Cable Requirements

    Cable Requirements Cable Requirements Note: Please note that optical cables for the Edge Switch 2/24 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.

  • 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 To execute a CTP switchover, perform the following steps: 1. From Product Manager Hardware view, verify that an amber LED indicator does not display for either CTP card. 2. Right-click on a CTP card and choose Switchover from the menu. Note: The switch or director will lose its Ethernet connection for a short period during the switchover process.

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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 Hard Zoning Hard Zoning is a security enhancement in firmware version 05.01.00-24 that prevents ports from accessing devices outside their zones. Hard Zoning is enabled by default when using firmware version 05.01.00-24 or greater and cannot be disabled. All HP-approved host bus adapters (HBAs) limit access to devices within their zones, so you will not see a change in fabric behavior unless you are using nonstandard HBAs.

  • Page 14: Zoning Limitations

    Important Information Command Line Interface (CLI) Changes CLI has been enhanced to provide the following benefits: Access to symbolic name information in the name server database. Counter Threshold Alerts (CTA)—Used to configure limits and alerts for any of the supported port statistics fields. You can configure alerts for individual ports, groups of ports, or various port types, based on user-specified counter value exceeded over a specified time duration.

  • Page 15: Using The Same Firmware, Reinstalling Feature Licenses

    Important Information Table 2: Zoning Parameters Supported Limits Zoning Parameter Maximum Value Number of end ports 1024 Unique zone members 1024 Members per zone 1024 Zones 1024 Number of zone sets Maximum devices supported 1024 Note: The supported number of zones is based on a zone name with a maximum of 32 characters.

  • Page 16: 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 17: Hsg80 Transparent Mode Not Supported With Ibm Aix

    Known Issues 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.

  • Page 18: Hsg80 Transparent Mode Not Recommended With Controller In Scsi

    Known Issues HSG80 Transparent Mode Not Recommended with Controller in SCSI-3 Mode with HP-UX Operating Systems Due to an issue with non-existent duplicate LUNs being displayed with the HP-UX operating systems, the HSG80 controller is restricted to SCSI-2 mode of operation when set to Transparent failover mode.

  • Page 19: Multiple Fc Hba Ports In Separate Zones, Ctp Controls Port Lights

    Known Issues Multiple FC HBA Ports in Separate Zones Multiple FC HBA ports in the same host should be placed in separate zones, or they might be perceived as potential targets (some HBAs log-in as both host and target). CTP Controls Port Lights Port lights on the edge switch and director products are controlled by the CTP functionality.

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