release notes hp StorageWorks ha-fabric manager Product Version: FW V05.01.00-24/HAFM SW V07.02.00-09 Second Edition (November 2003) Part Number: AA–RUR6B–TE/958–000288–006 These Release Notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the HP StorageWorks High Availability Fabric Manager (HA-Fabric Manager). For the latest version of these Release Notes and other HA-Fabric Manager documentation, access the HP storage website at: 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 HP StorageWorks high availability fabric manager 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 World Wide Web at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.
Release Notes Information Release Notes Information These Release Notes cover the following major topics: HAFM Server LCD Screen Displays Wrong IP Address, page 14 Some IP Addresses must be Avoided, page 15 Show Routes “Select a Source Node” Panel may be Blank, page 15 Director and Edge Switch may be Displayed With WWN even if Display Option “Product Name”...
Intended Audience Intended Audience This document is intended for customers who purchased the HP StorageWorks High Availability Fabric Manager. HAFM Version 07.02.00-09 applies to the 1U rack-mount server only and cannot be installed on the notebook server. Other HAFM Documentation In addition to this guide, HP provides corresponding information: HP StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager Server Installation Guide, AA-RU5FA-TE...
HAFM Software Version 07.02.00-09 Unix – (directory containing the remote client install file for UNIX platforms) — aix – (directory containing the remote client install file for AIX) hpClientInstall.bin—(the remote client install file for AIX) — hpux – (directory containing the remote client install file for HPUX) hpClientInstall.bin—(the remote client install file for HPUX) —...
Important Information Important Information This section describes important information related to the HAFM software, the Edge Switch 2/24, Edge Switch 2/32, Director 2/64, and Director 2/140. 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.
Important Information Upgrading to the latest Version of Firmware Upgrading to firmware Version 05.01.00-24 is nondisruptive to attached devices. The edge switch or director is not required to be offline before performing an upgrade operation. Limitations to upgrades are clearly identified if there are any limitations to performing the operation.
Important Information Considerations for Downgrading the Version of Firmware Directors and edge switches are not required to be offline before performing a firmware downgrade operation. Limitations to downgrades are clearly identified if there are any limitations to performing the operation. Before downgrading firmware, it is highly recommended that you back up the edge switch or director configuration in the event that a failure should occur.
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.
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.
Important Information Zoning Limitations Firmware Version 05.01.00-24 includes 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. Note: Hard Zoning will be enforced upon firmware initialization.
Important Information Reinstalling Feature Licenses Feature Licenses (or keys) must be reinstalled after performing a factory reset on a director or edge switch to regain use of the licensed features (e.g., SANtegrity Binding). CTP Controls Port Lights Port lights on the edge switch and director products are controlled by the CTP functionality.
Regulatory Information Note: After you enter the IP address and the server reboots, the LCD screen remains blank for a few minutes during boot up. This is normal. After a few minutes the screen displays “Welcome”. Regulatory Information The following regulatory information was erroneously omitted from the HP StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager Server Installation Guide.
Known Issues Some IP Addresses must be Avoided When you select IP addresses for edge switches and directors, and also if you select a static IP address for the HAFM server, do not use IP addresses in the following range: 192.168.0.0 through 192.168.0.255—This subnet is used internally to the HAFM server.
Known Issues Port Diagnostics on All Ports is not Available When All Ports of an Edge Switch are not Installed and Enabled The Edge Switch 2/24 and Edge Switch 2/32 basic units have 8- and 16-ports installed, respectively. The remaining ports can be enabled by purchasing additional ports and licenses to enable them, in 8-port increments.
Known Issues Losing LAN Connection to the HAFM Server When Logged into the HAFM Application If the LAN connection to the HAFM server is lost while you are logged into the HAFM application, the application will stop. When the connection is restored, the following error message displays “Connection to the HAFM server lost.
Known Issues Issue Concerning HAFM Remote Client Access to the HAFM Server with Dual LAN Configuration When using a single public LAN connection at the HAFM server for all Ethernet communications to: Directors and edge switches that the HAFM server manages Computers seeking remote client access to the HAFM server SAN management applications such as hp OpenView SAN Area Manager the single LAN connection operates correctly for all these functions.
Known Issues Workaround There are a two ways to assure the pubic and private designations of the LANs. If you use a private LAN IP address, i.e. 10.x.x.x, this causes this LAN to be designated as the private LAN. You must also have the public LAN connection active when the HAFM sever is booting up, or else the HAFM application will interpret this as a single LAN connection configuration, and the 10.x.x.x LAN will be designated as the LAN for remote client sessions.