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HP AA979A - StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8V Release Note

Hp storageworks fabric os 4.4.0f release notes (aa-rw89a-te, october 2005).
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Fabric OS 4.4.0f release notes
Part number: AA-RW89A-TE
Sixth edition: October 2005

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    HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.4.0f release notes Part number: AA-RW89A-TE Sixth edition: October 2005...

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    © Copyright 2004–2005 Brocade Communications Systems, Incorporated. 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 This section identifies the audience of these Release Notes and provides a high-level description of the information it contains. Release Notes overview These Release Notes cover the following major topics: • Fabric OS 4.4.0f enhancements, page 4 •...

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    Fabric OS 4.4.0f enhancements Fabric OS 4.4.0f is a patch release that includes fixes to several defects found since the release of Fabric OS version 4.4.0c. Fabric OS 4.4.0f integrates the same features as Fabric OS 4.4.0, including significant enhancements in the areas of Fibre Channel long-distance support, scalability and manageability.

  • Page 5: Supported Switches, Technical Support

    HP StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128 • HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32 Technical support Contact Hewlett-Packard support for hardware, firmware, and software support, including product repairs and part ordering. To assist your support representative and to expedite your call, have the following information available: •...

  • Page 6: Standards Compliance

    World Wide Name (WWN) Use the licenseIdShow command to display the license ID. Accessing documentation Additional documentation, including white papers and best practices documents, is available at the HP storage web site: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html. NOTE: HP has made every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date Web retrieval procedures available at time of print.

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    HP Fabric OS 4.4.0b conforms to the following Fibre Channel Standards: • FC-AL ANSI X3.272: 1996 • FC-AL-2 NCIT S 332: 1999 • FC-FLA NCIT S TR-20: 1998 • FC-GS-2 NCIT S 348-2000 Rev 7.01 • FC-FG ANSI X3.289: 1996 •...

  • Page 8: Important Notes

    Important notes This section provides information you should be aware of when running Fabric OS 4.4.0f. OS requirements HP strongly recommends using the latest software release versions to get the greatest benefit from the SAN. Refer to the following web site for information: http://www.hp.com. Browser, OS, and Java plug-in support Advanced Web Tools browser, operating system, and Java Plug-in support is updated for Fabric OS 4.4.0f.

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    Table 1 Browsers, Operating Systems, and Java Plug-ins (continued) Operating System Browser Java Plug-in Red Hat Linux ® 7.3 Mozilla 1.4 or later 1.4.2_02 or later (up to but not including 1.5) Red Hat Linux 8.0 Mozilla 1.4 or later 1.4.2_02 or later (up to but not including 1.5) Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1...

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    Table 1 Browsers, Operating Systems, and Java Plug-ins (continued) Operating System Browser Java Plug-in Windows® 2000 IE 6.0 SP1 1.3.1_04 or 1.4.1_02 (recommended) Windows 2000 SP3 IE 6.0 SP1 1.4.1_03 Windows 2003 IE 6.0 SP1 1.3.1_04 or 1.4.1_02 (recommended) Windows XP IE 6.0 SP1 1.4.1_03 (recommended) Windows Server 2003 (IA32)

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    Table 2 New features in Fabric OS 4.4.x (continued) Category Feature New logging and tracing infrastructure Enhanced error message format supportShow command enhancements New supportSave command Security related RADIUS support Multiple user accounts SSL/HTTPS support SNMPv3 support DH-CHAP authentication (switch-switch) SAN gateway security Fabric OS 4.4.0f release notes...

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    Table 2 New features in Fabric OS 4.4.x (continued) Category Feature Long-distance 200 km at 1 Gbit/sec or 100 km at 2 Gbit/sec (SAN Switch 2/8V, 2/16V, enhancements and SAN Director 2/128) 500 km at 1 Gbit/sec, 250 km at 2 Gbit/sec, or 100 km at 4 Gbit/sec (SAN Switch 4/32) Trunking over Extended Fabrics (HP StorageWorks 2 GB switches, Core Switch 2/64, and SAN Director 2/128 with version 4.4.0b) is...

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    Table 2 New features in Fabric OS 4.4.x (continued) Category Feature SNMP support Starting with the FOS release, HP added the ability to enable traps on a more granular level. After an upgrade, the snmpMibCapSet command should be run from the CLI to update the settings. This allows additional flexibility in controlling SNMP traps.

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    Table 3 Limitations with Advanced Web Tools Launch switch environment Problems Firmware: Fabric OS 3.1+ or 4.1+ Issue: When viewing the topology from Web Tools, if your initial login was a v3.1+ or v4.1+ switch and you view the Operating System: any topology from a switch with previous version of Fabric OS, supported OS with a supported there is no print function available in the Fabric Topology...

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    Table 3 Limitations with Advanced Web Tools (continued) Launch switch environment Problems Firmware: version earlier than Fabric Issue: When trying to access a switch running firmware OS 2.6.2, 3.1.2, or 4.2.0 versions earlier than Fabric OS 2.6.2, 3.1.2, or 4.2.0 from the launch switch, Switch Explorer will display a null Operating System: any pointer exception and the SwitchInfo applet will not be...

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    Table Table 5, and Table 6 list important information for switches running Fabric OS 4.4.0b. Table 4 Information Specific to SAN Switch 4/32 SAN Switch 4/32 Description SWL and LWL SFP The SAN Switch 4/32 uses an octal-style SFP cage that places SFPs in modules release close proximity.

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    Table 4 Information Specific to SAN Switch 4/32 (continued) SAN Switch 4/32 Description Fan, RPM reading The RPM range can differ by as much as 1000 from fan to fan, which is within specifications. At the lowest RPM, the cooling specification is met; at the highest RPM, the acoustic specification is met.

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    Table 5 Core Switch 2/64 Information Core Switch 2/64 Description Power supply Customers reconfiguring SAN Director 2/128-only configurations by requirements adding Core Switch 2/64 blades must ensure that all three power supply FRUs are installed, because Core Switch 2/64 blades have greater power requirements.

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description Firmware download: The boot ROM in Fabric OS 4.4.0 is automatically upgraded, by firmware boot ROM download, to version 4.5.0 in all version 4.x switches. After it has upgraded, the boot ROM will not downgrade if a firmware downgrade is performed.

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description Logging: Solaris When using the new syslogdFacility command to set the local7 syslogd local7 users level, if an even-numbered facility level is selected (for example, 0, 2, 4 or 6), all switch Critical system messages appear in the odd-numbered .emerg facility level file on the target Solaris systems: for example, local6.emerg will appear in local7.emerg if syslogd facility level 6...

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description Security: error counter Telnet security errors that arrive in quick succession are recorded as a single violation by the telnet error counter. For example, a login error from a host whose IP address is 192.168.44.247 is logged as follows: Security violation: Login failure attempt via TELNET/SSH/RSH.

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description Security: PKICERT utility, PKICERT 1.0.6 is the most current version of the PKICERT utility. installing certificates When running the PKICERT utility to install switch certificates in a fabric that did not previously contain switch certificates and now includes a SAN Director 2/128, select the option to specify that certificates are installed only on those switches that do not currently contain certificates.

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description Security: SLAP fail The SLAP counter is designed to work when all the switches in the fabric are counter and two in secure mode. All the switches in the fabric must be in secure mode for switches accurate SLAP statistics.

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    Table 6 Fabric OS area information (continued) Fabric OS Area Description WWN card FRU repair If an HA failover or power cycle occurs during a FRU replacement on the WWN card, the Core Switch 2/64 or SAN Director 2/128 becomes nonoperational.

  • Page 25: Documentation Updates

    Documentation updates This section provides information on last-minute additions and corrections to 4.x documentation. HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.x command reference guide, part number: AA-RVHVA-TE The following lists changes to the HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.x command reference guide . For example, the following commands are not supported in Fabric OS 4.4.x: •...

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    On page 223: Under fportTest, in the “Operands” section, replace the –seed and –width operand descriptions as follows: –seed payload_pattern Specify the pattern of the test packets payload. Valid values are: CSPAT (default) BYTE_LFST CHALF_Sq QUAD_NOT CQRT_SQ CRPAT RANDOM –width pattern width Specify the width of the pattern that the user specified.

  • Page 27: Firmware Upgrades And Enabled Traps

    HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.x MIB reference guide, part number: AA-RVHXA-TE On page 32, add the following section after Table 3: Firmware upgrades and enabled traps Prior to Fabric OS v4.4, traps were turned on and off as a group (for example, the SW-Trap, or FA-Trap).

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    On page 132, the following text should be added to the “Creating and Modifying Zoning Configurations” section: When enabling a new zone configuration, you must ensure that the size of the configuration does not exceed the minimum size supported by all switches in the fabric. This is particularly important if and when you downgrade to a Fabric OS version that supports a smaller zone database than the current Fabric OS version.

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    The following row replaces the existing row, “State Changes,” in Table 26, “E_Port Class Threshold Defaults,” on page 96. Area Description Default Threshold Default Alarm Threshold State Settings Settings State Changes Monitors state Unit: Changes Changed: 0 Informative changes Time Base: minute Below: 0 Informative Low: 0...

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    Area Description Default Threshold Default Alarm Threshold State Settings Settings Invalid Transmission Monitors the Unit: Errors Changed: 0 Informative Word number of invalid Time Base: minute Below: 0 Informative words transmitted Low: 0 Above: 0 Out of range High: 5 In-between: 0 In range Buffer: 0...

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    SAN Switch 2/8V, 2/16V, 2/16N, 4/32 installation guide, part number: AA-RVULC-TE On page 24, insert the following Important Note after step 1: IMPORTANT: Before installing a license key, you must insert transceivers in the ports to be activated. Remember to insert the transceivers in the lowest group of inactive port numbers first. For example, if only 16 ports are currently active and you are installing one 8-Port Upgrade license key, make sure to insert the transceivers in ports 16 through 23.

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    Core Switch 2/64 and SAN Director 2/128 installation guide, part number: AA-RVUSC-TE HP StorageWorks Core This section provides information on last-minute additions or corrections to the Switch 2/64 and SAN Director 2/128 installation guide, part number AA–RVUSC–TE. On page 45, insert the following “Powering off the switch” section: To power off the Core Switch 2/64: Shut down both logical switches: a.

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    HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.x For details on the switchShutdown command, refer to the command reference guide Power off the chassis by flipping both AC power switches to “0” (LEDs inside AC power switches should turn off). To maintain the ground connection, leave both power cords connected to the chassis and to an electrical outlet.

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    Replace Table 12 on page 76 with the following: Table12: WWN Bezel LED Patterns LED location LED Color Status Recommended Action and purpose 16-Port card/CP Steady green Power is OK No action required. card Power Flashing green Power to port card is OK; Check port card status LED however, this LED flashes if the and determine if it is...

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    Table12: WWN Bezel LED Patterns (continued) LED location LED Color Status Recommended Action and purpose NOTE: Check the individual port card (see Figure 15 on page 81) or CP card status LEDs (see Figure 16 on page 85) on the port side of the chassis to confirm the LED patterns.

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    On page 136, Table 19, "Core Switch 2/64 and SAN Director 2/128 system specifications," replace the following table entry: "Switch latency <2.1 µsec any port to any port at 2 Gb/sec, cut-through routing" With this table entry: "Switch latency 2.05 < 2.35 µsec any port to any port at 2 Gbit/sec, cut-through routing" On page 56, under the heading "Configure IP Addresses for CP Cards,"...

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    Closed issues from Fabric OS 4.4.0c Table 7 lists issues resolved with the release of Fabric OS version 4.4.0c. Table 7 Fabric OS 4.4.0c closed issues summary Closed defect Status Issue: In switches running Fabric OS Fixed 4.x, the blade faults when it encounters BLOOM parity errors in the following SRAMs: R2T, TFR, STATS, SMI, FLT, PHAN...

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    Table 7 Fabric OS 4.4.0c closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: SAN Switch 2/32 slot-0 faulted and shows "No ports found in the system!!!" during voltage variation. Error Messages: [HIL-1101], 107053,, ERROR, Term_113, Slot 0 faulted, 2.5V (3.30) is above threshold." and slot is faulted.

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    Table 7 Fabric OS 4.4.0c closed issues summary Closed defect Status Issue: Fixed SAN Switch 2/32 reports Fabric Watch error. Occurs when Fabric Watch is initialized before environment monitor daemon (emd) is fully ready. Issue: Fixed systemverification command fails preventing an admin user from running diagnostics on a switch, Fabric OS 4.4.0f release notes...

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    Closed issues from Fabric OS 4.4.0d Table 8 lists issues resolved with the release of Fabric OS version 4.4.0d. Table 8 Fabric OS 4.4.0d closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: "Switch bring-up timed out " during hot code load Symptom: SAN Director 2/128, Switch bring-up timed out <<-- HA timed out hashow: Local CP (Slot 6,...

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    Table 8 Fabric OS 4.4.0d closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: Bad RSCN from 3rd party switch caused name server to assert and switch panic Symptom: kSWD: Detected Unexpected Termination of: ''[0]nsd Fixed Issue: Common Access Layer Daemon (CALD) crash generated core dump files and switch panic.

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    Table 8 Fabric OS 4.4.0d closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: During firmware upgrade from FOS4.0.2x to FOS 4.4.0x, zone configuration is lost if switch is rebooted without any prior zone changes Symptom: During the upgrade from internal FOS v4.0.2 to v4.4.0x, there is a loss of zoning configuration.

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    Table 8 Fabric OS 4.4.0d closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: swFCPortLinkState is not in sync with portdisable/portenable on FOS4.4.x. Symptom: Pre-FOS 4.4.0, the status of SW-MIB::swFCPortLinkState changed according to portEnable and portDisable commands. In FOS 4.4.0x, unless the FC cable is connected to the switch, it always shows the port as disabled.

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    Closed issues from Fabric OS 4.4.0e Table 9 lists issues resolved with the release of Fabric OS version 4.4.0e. Table 9 Fabric OS 4.4.0e closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: Found memory leaks in Asynchronous Response Router (ARR) and Management Server Daemon (MSD).

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    Table 9 Fabric OS 4.4.0e closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed Issue: Both CPs reboot at same time after blade replacement. Symptom: During initialization on a Core Switch 2/64, a blade is faulted and sysctrl tries to shut down the blade.

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    Table 9 Fabric OS 4.4.0e closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed. Issue: Zone daemon (zoned) occasionally panics during zone changes. Symptom: Switch panics with zoned when performing zoning changes and leaves behind a stack backtrace with cfgBufGetEnableSig as the top frame. Fixed.

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    Closed issues from Fabric OS 4.4.0f Table 10 lists issues resolved with the release of Fabric OS version 4.4.0f. Table 10 Fabric OS 4.4.0f closed issues summary Closed defect Status Issue: When "Long Distance Fabric" Workaround: Do not use Long parameter is configured on 1 Gb Distance Fabric parameter.

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    Table 10 Fabric OS 4.4.0f closed issues summary Closed defect Status Fixed. Issue: MSd panic while processing a bad frame sent by a remote switch that is out of memory. Symptom: FOS 4.4.x switch panics in msd when the remote switch has an out-of-memory or low-memory signature.

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