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HP AJ732A - Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch Release Note

Hp storageworks c-series fabric switches for san-os 3.3(4a) and fabricware 2.1(3) release notes (aa-rwehw-te, november 2009).
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hp StorageWorks
C-series Fabric Switches
for SAN-OS 3.3(4a) and
FabricWare 2.1(3)
This document provides additional information about the MDS 9020 Fabric Switch, the MDS
9100 Series Fabric Switches, the MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches, and the MDS
9500 Series Multilayer Directors
© 2003 - 2009 Hewlett-Packard Company
Printed in the U.S.A.
Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies as reflected by an
associated footnote. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Part Number: AA-RWEHW-TE
November 2009

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   Summary of Contents for HP AJ732A - Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch

  • Page 1: Release Notes

    This document provides additional information about the MDS 9020 Fabric Switch, the MDS 9100 Series Fabric Switches, the MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches, and the MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors © 2003 - 2009 Hewlett-Packard Company Part Number: AA-RWEHW-TE Printed in the U.S.A.

  • Page 2

    REFER TO THE CISCO RELEASE NOTES FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF NEW FEATURES AND OTHER INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THIS RELEASE As part of the SAN-OS 3.3(4a) image updates provided by HP, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for SAN-OS 3.3(4a) have been included in the bundle. Also as part of the FabricWare 2.1(3) image updates provided by HP, the Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9020 FabricWare Release 2.1(3) have been included.

  • Page 3

    order to maintain a consistent version throughout the SAN. For new SAN-OS and FabricWare features, switch limitations, and caveats, refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes and Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Release Notes. Fabric Manager is no longer embedded in the SAN-OS software. Fabric Manager is available from a CD-ROM that ships with the switch, provided by HP in the SAN-OS image bundle, or by requesting a CD through HP SUM.

  • Page 4

    C-SERIES FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCHES, SAN-OS & FABRICWARE The C-series MDS 9000 fibre channel switches are available in different models: Supported Switch Switch Description Supported Switching Modules Switch Model Software Director class switch which can 9513 accommodate eleven switching modules 48-port 4-Gbps FC switching module Director class switch which can 24-port 4-Gbps FC switching module 9509...

  • Page 5

    C-SERIES SWITCH AND SWITCHING MODULE BANDWIDTH AND PORT GROUP Number of FC Number of Bandwidth per MDS Product port groups ports per FC FC port group port group (Gbps) 12-port 4-Gbps FC switching module 12.8 24-port 4-Gbps FC switching module 12.8 48-port 4-Gbps FC switching module 12.8...

  • Page 6

    SAN-OS 3.3(4a) & FABRICWARE 2.1(3) NAMING CONVENTION MDS Switch Model Image Type Image Name kickstart image m9500-sf2ek9-kickstart-mz.3.3.4a.bin 9513 system image m9500-sf2ek9-mz.3.3.4a.bin kickstart image m9500-sf2ek9-kickstart-mz.3.3.4a.bin 9509 with supervisor-2 9506 with supervisor-2 system image m9500-sf2ek9-mz.3.3.4a.bin kickstart image m9500-sf1ek9-kickstart-mz.3.3.4a.bin 9509 with supervisor-1 9506 with supervisor-1 system image m9500-sf1ek9-mz.3.3.4a.bin kickstart image...

  • Page 7

    ADDITIONAL MOUNTING REQUIREMENTS C-series Fabric Switches can be installed in all HP standard racks. Please note the following restrictions: Side-Rail Rack-Mounted Options All side-rail rack-mounted options must have a minimum of four (4) inch clearance distance above or below the switch chassis for the C-series MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors and MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches.

  • Page 8: Serial Port

    SERIAL PORT You must use the serial interface to configure a switch IP address. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Configuration Guide or Cisco MDS 9020 Fabric Switch Configuration Guide for instructions on how to connect the serial port to a host machine. INITIAL INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS / REQUIREMENTS The C-series MDS 9000 Family of switches does not automatically allow SAN connectivity for...

  • Page 9

    IV. Enable In-Order Delivery of Frame During a steady-state environment, the hardware and software architecture of the C-series MDS 9000 Family prevents out-of-order (OOO) frame distribution from occurring. If the fabric encounters a failure, some devices may not be able to handle any OOO frames. For this reason, HP requires in-order delivery (IOD) be enabled for all switches.

  • Page 10

    Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Switch Configuration Guide to enable IOD using Device/Fabric Manager. FABRIC MANAGER & DEVICE MANAGER GUI SETUP The optional Cisco Fabric/Device Manager GUI (graphical user interface) is a Java application. The Fabric/Device Manager installation process is based on requirements for installing Java Web Start.

  • Page 11

    CISCO MDS 9000 N-PORT VIRTUALIZATION (NPV) MODE N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Mode is a software feature that can be optionally enabled on the C- series MDS 9124 and the MDS 9124e Fabric Switches running SAN-OS 3.2(1a) or newer. Switches operating in NPV mode do not join a fabric; rather, they pass traffic between NPV core switch links and end devices.

  • Page 12

    Note: 3 party software management applications may not detect virtual pWWNs QLOGIC HBAs AND MEZZANINE CARDS CONNECTED TO NPIV- BASED FIBRE CHANNEL INTERCONNECTS When using Qlogic HBAs and/or Qlogic mezzanine cards in the following configurations:  Qlogic HBAs connected to the MDS 9124 in NPV mode ...

  • Page 13

    switch# switch# config terminal switch(config)# no fcdomain fcid persistent vsan <1-4094> switch(config)# fcinterop fcid-allocation flat switch(config)# vsan database switch(config-vsan-db)# vsan <1-4094> suspend switch(config-vsan-db)# no vsan <1-4094> suspend switch(config-vsan-db)# exit switch(config)# fcdomain fcid persistent vsan <1-4094> switch(config)# exit switch# copy running-config startup-config switch# CISCO MDS 9000 STORAGE MEDIA ENCRYPTION (SME) Overview...

  • Page 14

    Software Requirements All MDS switches in the SME cluster must be running the current release of Fabric Manager and SAN-OS software. This includes the following:  The Fabric Manager Web Client must be running Fabric Manager 3.2(3) or newer  The MDS switches attached to the tape devices must be running SAN-OS Release 3.2(3) or newer ...

  • Page 15: Fcip Tape Acceleration

    FC AND FCIP WRITE ACCELERATION FEATURE MUST NOT BE ENABLED WHEN IMPLEMENTING CONTINUOUS ACCESS ENTERPRISE VIRTUAL ARRAY Continuous Access Enterprise Virtual Array includes an FC/FCIP write acceleration feature. For this reason, Cisco’s FC and FCIP write acceleration must not be enabled in a Continuous Access EVA environment.

  • Page 16

    switch# config terminal 4. Enter the following command to enter the VSAN database: switch(config)# vsan database 5. Enter the following command to enable the VSAN(s) that contain the Continuous Access EVA and/or DRM fabric to src-dst-id loadbalancing: switch(config-vsan-db)# vsan <1-4094> loadbalancing src-dst-id switch(config-vsan-db)# exit switch(config)# exit 6.

  • Page 17

    Note: Fabric/Device Manager cannot be used to configure this feature. 1. Log into the switch using either the management console or telnet. 2. Enter your network-admin privileged account by entering your login name and password switch login: admin Password: <admin password> 3.

  • Page 18

    C-SERIES MDS 9124 FABRIC SWITCH The MDS 9124 switches have fixed configurations with 8, 16, and 24 full rate 4-Gbps fibre channel ports. The 8 and 16 port switches can be upgraded in 8 port increments with a software expansion license. C-SERIES MDS 9124e FABRIC SWITCH FOR HP C-CLASS BLADESYSTEM The MDS 9124e 12-port fabric switch and the MDS 9124e 24-port fabric switch for HP c-Class...

  • Page 19

    UPGRADE FROM 2Gb FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCHING MODULES TO 4Gb FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCHING MODULES C-series MDS 2Gb switch modules in 16-port and 32-port configurations and the 14/2 Multiprotocol Services module have approached their end of life and will no longer be sold. Customers wishing to upgrade to 4Gb technology to replace the older 2Gb modules can purchase 4Gb modules in a 12, 24, or 48-port configurations to replace the 2Gb 16 or 32-port modules.

  • Page 20

    UPGRADE FROM 14/2 MULTIPROTOCOL SERVICES MODULE TO 18/4 MULTISERVICE MODULE The replacement of the 14/2 Multiprotocol Services module with the 18/4 Multiservice module must be treated as an upgrade. Considerations must be taken to ensure that the configuration can be implemented on the new module. Please refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 CLI Configuration Guide for procedures to configure the new modules.

  • Page 21

    HP SPECIFIC KNOWN ISSUES Problem Description: Issuing an “End to End Connectivity” to the EVA 4400/6400/8400 may crash both EVA controllers at the same time. Workaround: None. Problem Description: Issuing an fcping to the EVA 4400/6400/8400 may crash the EVA controller.

  • Page 22

    Problem Description: Continuous Access EVA VCS 3.xxx, VCS 4.xxx, and XCS 5.xxx is non- operational with the C-series MDS 9020. Workaround: None for VCS 3.xxx or VCS 4.xxx. For XCS 5.xxx, upgrade to XCS 6.xxx. Refer to the EVA XCS 6.xxx documentation for upgrade restrictions. Problem Description: The HP ProLiant family of blade servers may display as storage arrays in the Fabric Manager topology diagram.

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