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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a)
Release Date: March 11, 2009
Part Number: OL-17675-05 E0
This document describes the caveats and limitations for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. Use
this document in conjunction with documents listed in the
Release notes are sometimes updated with new information on restrictions and caveats. Refer to the
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  • Page 1 S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) Release Date: March 11, 2009...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Introduction, page 2 •...
  • Page 3: Components Supported

    Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Components Supported Table 2 lists the NX-OS software part numbers and hardware components supported by the Cisco MDS...
  • Page 4 Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • Page 5 Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • Page 6 Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • Page 7 Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • Page 8 Components Supported S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 2 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • Page 9: Mds 9000 Chassis And Module Support In Cisco Mds Nx-Os 4.X

    MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support in Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support in Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x Table 3 lists the MDS hardware chassis supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x.
  • Page 10 MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support in Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 4 Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x (continued) Module...
  • Page 11: Migrating From Supervisor-1 Modules To Supervisor-2 Modules

    Migrating from Supervisor-1 Modules to Supervisor-2 Modules S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 5 Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x (continued) MDS 9500...
  • Page 12: Downloading Software

    Software Download Process S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . We strongly recommend that you use the latest available software release supported by your vendor for Note all Cisco MDS 9000 Family products.
  • Page 13 Software Download Process S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Selecting the Correct Software Image for an MDS 9100 Series Switch The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9100 series switch depends on which switch you use, as shown in...
  • Page 14: Upgrading Your Cisco Mds Nx-Os Software Image

    Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image This section lists the guidelines recommended for upgrading your Cisco MDS NX-OS software image and includes the following topics:...
  • Page 15 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . When upgrading Fabric Manager, refer to the supported upgrade path shown in Table 9.
  • Page 16 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Windows 2003 SP2, XP SP2, Windows Vista •...
  • Page 17 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . If you are upgrading a previous installation of Fabric Manager, make sure the previous installation is Step 4 installed and running.
  • Page 18 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Do not close the command line window.
  • Page 19 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Enter the IP address of the switch in the Address field of your browser.
  • Page 20: Enabling Telnet Required After An Upgrade

    Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . traversing an FCIP ISL are impacted, and a fabric reconfiguration occurs.
  • Page 21 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 10 Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) Current...
  • Page 22 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 10 Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) (continued) Current...
  • Page 23: Upgrading With Ivr Enabled

    Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 11 to determine your FICON nondisruptive upgrade path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a).
  • Page 24 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . This issue was resolved in Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b);...
  • Page 25 Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Reconfiguring SSM Ports Before Upgrading to NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) Starting with Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.0(1), the SSM front panel ports can no longer be configured in auto mode, which is the default for releases prior to Release 3.0(1).
  • Page 26: Upgrading The Ssi Image On Your Ssm

    Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Save the running configuration to the startup configuration before the upgrade procedure to ensure that Step 4 the changes are preserved during and after the upgrade.
  • Page 27: Upgrading A Cisco Mds 9124 Or Cisco Mds 9134 Switch

    Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . To work around an image upgrade failure caused by a lack of space on the bootflash, follow these steps: Prior to installing the new image, copy the old (existing) system image file to an external server.
  • Page 28: Downgrading Your Cisco Mds San-Os Software Image

    Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Performing a Disruptive Upgrade on a Single Supervisor MDS Family Switch Cisco MDS SAN-OS software upgrades are disruptive on the following single supervisor Cisco MDS Family switches:...
  • Page 29 Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Gigabit Ethernet Ports: Traffic on Gigabit Ethernet ports is disrupted during a downgrade.
  • Page 30 Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 12 Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) (continued) To SAN-OS Release Nondisruptive Downgrade Path...
  • Page 31 Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 12 Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) (continued) To SAN-OS Release Nondisruptive Downgrade Path...
  • Page 32: New Features In Cisco Mds Nx-Os Release 4.1(3A)

    New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Downgrading the SSI Image on Your SSM Use the following guidelines when downgrading your SSI image on your SSM: On a system with at least one SSM installed, the install all command might fail on an SSM when...
  • Page 33 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Smart Call Home Enhancement, page 33 •...
  • Page 34 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Port Guard Starting from NX-OS 4.1(3a), you can hold a port down after a failure or a series of flaps that are rapid enough to exceed a configured threshold.
  • Page 35 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . High Availability KMC Enhancements in Cisco NX-OS Release 4.1(3a) enable the KMC to be used in high availability environments where unattended operation is a requirement.
  • Page 36: Licensed Cisco Nx-Os Software Packages

    Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . The Fabric Manager components shared with Cisco DCNM were relocated to a common directory.
  • Page 37 Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Mainframe Package The Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe package uses the FICON protocol and allows control unit port management for in-band management from IBM S/390 and z/900 processors.
  • Page 38: Limitations And Restrictions

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . verification, dual Fibre Channel fabric support, and management using Cisco Fabric Manager provide a complete solution that greatly simplifies and eliminates most downtime associated with data migration.
  • Page 39: Data Mobility Manager

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . parameter outside this specified set.
  • Page 40: Upgrading To Recover Loss Of Performance Manager Data

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Upgrading to Recover Loss of Performance Manager Data You must upgrade to Fabric Manager Release 3.1(x) and then upgrade to a later release of Fabric Caution...
  • Page 41: Cisco Storage Media Encryption

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Cisco Storage Media Encryption The following limitations are described for Cisco SME: Cisco SME Configuration Limits, page 41...
  • Page 42: Vrrp Availability

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . VRRP Availability The Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is not available on the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the MSM-18/4 module or module 1 of the MDS 9222i switch, even though it is visible on these modules.
  • Page 43: Availability Of F Port Trunking And F Port Channels

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . >...
  • Page 44: Applying Zone Configurations To Vsan 1

    Limitations and Restrictions S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . If trunk mode is on for any of the interfaces or NP PortChannel is up, the reserved VSANs are 3040 •...
  • Page 45: Caveats

    Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Caveats This section lists the open and resolved caveats for this release.
  • Page 46 Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Table 15 Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference (continued) NX-OS Software Release (Open...
  • Page 47 Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . CSCsu84919 •...
  • Page 48 Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: error in ethGetNextRxBuf %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: stop internals failed %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: error in rx %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: error in rx %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: error in rx %KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: eth1: error in rx...
  • Page 49 Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Workaround: This issue is resolved.
  • Page 50: Open Caveats

    Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . CSCsw48060 •...
  • Page 51 Caveats S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . CSCsy52780 •...
  • Page 52: Related Documentation

    Related Documentation S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Related Documentation The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents.
  • Page 53: Obtaining Documentation And Submitting A Service Request

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Cisco MDS 9000 Fabric Manager Web Services Online Help •...
  • Page 54 Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c . c o m . Subscribe to the What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application.