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Cisco mds 9000 family release notes for cisco mds nx-os release 4.2(1a) (ol-19964-02, september 2009)
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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 i s c o . c o m
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a)
Release Date: September 25, 2009
Part Number: OL-19964-02
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
As of Cisco Fabric Manager Release 4.2(1), Fabric Manager information will no longer appear in the
Note
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for NX-OS releases. Cisco Fabric Manager Release Notes will
include information that is exclusive to Fabric Manager as a management tool for Cisco MDS 9000
Family switches and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches. Refer to the following website for Release Notes
for Cisco Fabric Manager:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps10495/prod_release_notes_list.html
Release notes are sometimes updated with new information on restrictions and caveats. Refer to the
following website for the most recent version of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_release_notes_list.html
Contents
This document includes the following:
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© 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Introduction, page 2
Components Supported, page 2
MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support in Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x, page 9
Migrating from Supervisor-1 Modules to Supervisor-2 Modules, page 11
Software Download Process, page 11
Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image, page 14
Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image, page 23
New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a), page 28
"Related Documentation" section on page
45.

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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 i s c o . c o m Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) Release Date: September 25, 2009...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    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 i s c o . c o m Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages, page 32 •...
  • Page 3 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued) Component...
  • 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 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 i s c o . c o m Table 1 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 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 i s c o . c o m MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support in Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x Table 2 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 i s c o . c o m Table 3 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 i s c o . c o m Migrating from Supervisor-1 Modules to Supervisor-2 Modules As of Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.0(1), the Cisco MDS 9509 and 9506 Directors support both Supervisor-1 and Supervisor-2 modules.
  • 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 i s c o . c o m Downloading Software The Cisco MDS NX-OS software is designed for mission-critical high availability environments.
  • 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 i s c o . c o m Selecting the Correct Software Image for an MDS 9200 Series Switch The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9200 series switch depends on which switch you use, as shown in...
  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    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 i s c o . 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 i s c o . c o m Install and configure dual supervisor modules.
  • 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 i s c o . c o m Table 8 Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) Current...
  • Page 17: Ficon Supported Releases And Upgrade Paths

    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 i s c o . c o m Table 8 Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) (continued) Current...
  • 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 i s c o . c o m Table 9 lists additional SAN-OS and NX-OS releases that support FICON.
  • Page 19: 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 i s c o . c o m Upgrading an MDS 9222i Switch with SANTap or Invista is Provisioned on the On an MDS 9222i switch, if SANTap or Invista is provisioned on a Storage Services Module (SSM) in slot 2, then an In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) to NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) is not supported.
  • Page 20: Reconfiguring Ssm Ports Before Upgrading To Nx-Os Release 4.2(1A)

    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 i s c o . c o m This issue was resolved in Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b);...
  • 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 i s c o . c o m To avoid any traffic disruption, modify the configuration of the SSM ports as described below, before Note upgrading a SAN-OS software image prior to Release 3.3(1c) to NX-OS Release 4.2(1a).
  • Page 22: 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 i s c o . c o m Upgrading the SSI Image on Your SSM Use the following guidelines to nondisruptively upgrade the SSI image on your SSM: Install and configure dual supervisor modules.
  • Page 23: 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 i s c o . c o m Performing a Disruptive Upgrade on a Single Supervisor MDS Family Switch Cisco MDS SAN-OS software upgrades are disruptive on the Cisco MDS 9216i switch, which has a single supervisor.
  • Page 24: Section On Page

    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 i s c o . c o m SSM: Intelligent services traffic on the SSM, such as SANTap, NASB, and FC write –...
  • Page 25 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 i s c o . c o m Table 11 Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) (continued) To SAN-OS Release Nondisruptive Downgrade Path...
  • Page 26 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 i s c o . c o m Table 11 Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) (continued) To SAN-OS Release Nondisruptive Downgrade Path...
  • Page 27 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 i s c o . 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 28: New Features In Cisco Mds Nx-Os Release 4.2(1A)

    New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) 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 i s c o . c o m Table 13 Downgrade Behavior on an MDS 9500 Series Switch with 8-Gbps Module Installed (continued) Crossbar Fabric...
  • Page 29 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) 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 i s c o . c o m In addition, Fabric Manager information has been removed from the Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Notes (this document) and placed into standalone Fabric Manager Release Notes that support both Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches.
  • Page 30 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) 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 i s c o . c o m Where Documented For documentation on the Cisco TrustSec Fibre Channel Link Encryption feature, see Chapter 11 of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide.
  • Page 31 New Features in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a) 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 i s c o . c o m SAN Extension Support on the SSN-16 Starting with MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a), you can deploy Fibre Channel Interface Protocol (FCIP) on the new 16-port Storage Services Node (SSN-16).
  • Page 32 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 i s c o . c o m MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node The Cisco MDS 900016-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) provides a high-performance, flexible, unified platform for deploying enterprise-class disaster recovery, business continuance, and intelligent...
  • Page 33 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 i s c o . c o m SAN Extension over IP Package The Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Extension over IP package allows the customer to use FCIP to extend SANs over wide distances on IP networks using the Cisco MDS 9000 family IP storage services.
  • Page 34: Ipv6

    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 i s c o . c o m Limitations and Restrictions This section lists the limitations and restrictions for this release.
  • Page 35: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    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 i s c o . c o m parameter outside this specified set.
  • Page 36: Java Web Start

    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 i s c o . c o m Java Web Start When using Java Web Start, it is recommended that you do not use an HTML cache or proxy server.
  • Page 37: Cfs Cannot Distribute All Call Home Information

    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 i s c o . c o m CFS Cannot Distribute All Call Home Information In MDS NX-OS Release 4.2(1a), CFS cannot distribute the following Call Home commands that can be configured with the destination-profile command:...
  • Page 38: Reserved Vsan Range And Isolated Vsan Range Guidelines

    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 i s c o . c o m Reserved VSAN Range and Isolated VSAN Range Guidelines On an NPV switch with a trunking configuration on any interface, or on a regular switch where the feature fport_channel_trunk command has been issued to enable the Trunking F PortChannels feature,...
  • Page 39: Rspan Traffic Not Supported On Cts Ports On 8-Gbps Switching Modules

    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 i s c o . c o m RSPAN Traffic Not Supported on CTS Ports on 8-Gbps Switching Modules An inter-switch link (ISL) that is enabled for Cisco TrustSec (CTS) encryption must be brought up in non-CTS mode to support remote SPAN (RSPAN) traffic on the following modules:...
  • Page 40 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 i s c o . c o m Port Mode: auto or E for the first half of the ports, the second half of the ports, or for all of the ports •...
  • Page 41 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 i s c o . c o m Caveats This section lists the open and resolved caveats for this release.
  • Page 42 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 i s c o . c o m Table 14 Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference (continued) NX-OS Software Release (Open...
  • Page 43 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 i s c o . c o m CSCtb32209 •...
  • Page 44 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 i s c o . c o m Workaround: This issue is resolved.
  • Page 45: Open Caveats

    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 i s c o . c o m Workaround: This issue is resolved.
  • Page 46: Release Notes

    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 i s c o . c o m The documentation set for Cisco Fabric Manager appears in the Cisco Fabric Manager Release Notes for Release 4.2(1), which is available from the following website: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps10495/prod_release_notes_list.html...
  • Page 47: Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

    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 i s c o . c o m Cisco NX-OS Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide •...
  • Page 48: 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 i s c o . c o m Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and...