HP StorageWorks Director and Edge Switch release notes Part number: AA-RW8NB-TE/958–000276–010 Second edition: (September 2006)
Description These release notes contain late-breaking and supplemental information for the Edge Switch and Director products. These release notes are intended for customers who purchased Director or Edge Switch products. Read these release notes before installing a Director or Edge Switch product. This information is available and periodically updated on the web site http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure/index.html.
Table 1 lists the supported switches, including the McDATA switch name and the corresponding HP switch name (if applicable). Table 1 Supported switches, ﬁrmware, and software HP name McDATA name HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/12 Sphereon 4300 Fabric Switch HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/16 Sphereon 3216 Fabric Switch HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/24 Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch...
Consider the impact of the following limits when planning the fabric: • Fabric elements—Each fabric element is deﬁned by a unique domain ID that ranges between 1 and 31; therefore, the theoretical limit of interconnected Directors in a single fabric is 31. The supported limit of interconnected switches in a single fabric is 24.
Fixes Table 2 lists issues that have been ﬁxed in this release. Table 2 Fixes in this release Description Affected models After upgrading an Edge Switch 2/32, yellow triangles Edge Switch 2/32 (Sphereon 3232) are shown on HAFM for all ports that are inactive but have optics in them.
Description Affected models CTP fails with 41 1 01 53 22 continuously until unit was Director 2/64 (Intrepid 6040 Director) IML’ed. Fault 01A029 occurs. Director 2/64 (Intrepid 6040 Director) Flow assigned internally to a backend port on a QPM Director 2/140 (Intrepid 6140 Director) is rerouted to newly conﬁgured preferred exit port without waiting for rerouting delay.
Compatibility and interoperability This section describes Edge Switch and Director product compatibility. HAFM and ﬁrmware compatibility Table 3 lists the minimum version of HAFM that can run with the various versions of ﬁrmware for the Edge Switches and Directors. Table 3 HAFM and ﬁrmware compatibility Firmware version HAFM version 01.01.02...
Standards compliance Table 4 lists Fibre Channel standards compliance for ﬁrmware 09.00.00. Table 4 Standards compliance Category Speciﬁcs FC-GS-3 Fibre Channel protocols FC-GS-4 FC-PH Rev 4.3 FC-PH-2 FC-PH-3 FC-GS-2 FC-FLA FC-FG FC-SW-2 FC-SW-3 FC-MI E System MIB-II groups Interface Address translation ICMP SNMP Class 2...
Firmware installation This section includes ﬁrmware installation information. Prerequisites for installing and using ﬁrmware 09.00.00 Consider the following prerequisites for ﬁrmware 09.00.00: • If you are using HAFM, ﬁrmware 09.00.00 requires HAFM 07.01.00 or later. This minimum version lets you manage Edge Switches and Directors running 09.00.00 ﬁrmware. However, to use all the new features and enhancements for ﬁrmware version 05.xx.xx and later, upgrade HAFM to 08.09.01, which only runs on the HAFM Appliance (see Table...
• If upgrading ﬁrmware requires an upgrade from 04.xx.xx to 05.xx.xx in the process, there are special considerations, as described in, "Upgrading ﬁrmware on a Director from 04.xx.xx 05.xx.xx" on page 1 1. • If upgrading ﬁrmware requires an upgrade from 06.xx.xx in the process, upgrade from 06.xx.xx to 07.01.03.
Using the Product Manager, execute a CTP swap: From the Product/Element Manager Hardware view, verify that an amber LED indicator is not displayed for either CTP card. Right-click the CTP card you believe to be active, and then select FRU Properties. Verify that it is the active CTP card.
• When downgrading to a release earlier than 07.00.00, any modiﬁcations to the port RX BB_Credit settings using the new enhanced port conﬁguration capability must be changed back to a conﬁguration supported by older ﬁrmware. This enables the conﬁguration to comply with the previous release’s conﬁguration database.
• If you are using the 1U rack-mount HAFM Appliance to manage the Director or Edge Switch, the minimum HAFM version required is 07.02.00-9, which is the minimum version installed. This HAFM software is contained on the HP StorageWorks ha-fabric manager documentation and software CD (Part Number 516-000024-720).
Zoning limits Table 5 lists the supported zoning limits for the Edge Switches and Directors. Table 5 Zoning limits Zoning parameter Maximum value 2048 Number of zone members in a zone 1024 Number of zones in a zone set 2048 Number of unique zone members in a zone set 4096 Total number of zone members in a zone set...
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, 2Gb/sec, or 4GB/sec as appropriate for the speed of the Directors or Edge Switches being connected) instead of to Negotiate. Using a speciﬁc port speed decreases the time for a fabric build in response to some perturbation event in the fabric.
Using HAFM Basic To determine the current version using HAFM Basic (ﬁrmware 08.xx.xx or later): Using the IP address of the switch, log in to the Edge Switch or Director through a web browser. The Fabric View appears. Click Details for the Edge Switch or Director. The Product > Hardware view appears. The ﬁrmware version appears in this view.