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HP StorageWorks 16-EL - SAN Switch Release Note

Hp storageworks san switch 2/16 fabric os v3.1.2 release notes (aa-rr85e-te, april 2004).
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Release Notes
hp StorageWorks
SAN Switch 2/16
Fabric OS 3.1.2
Fifth Edition (April 2004)
Part Number: AA–RR85E–TE
This document contains last-minute and supplemental information about Fabric OS version
3.1.2 firmware for the HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16. In the event of conflicting
information between these Release Notes and other documents in this product release, the
Release Notes take precedence.
For the latest version of these Release Notes and other Fabric OS v3.1.2 documentation, go to
the HP Storage web site at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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    Release Notes hp StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16 Fabric OS 3.1.2 Fifth Edition (April 2004) Part Number: AA–RR85E–TE This document contains last-minute and supplemental information about Fabric OS version 3.1.2 firmware for the HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16. In the event of conflicting information between these Release Notes and other documents in this product release, the Release Notes take precedence.

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    © Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. 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, Release Notes Information

    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 Information These Release Notes discuss the following major topics: About This Document, page 3 Standards Compliance, page 6 Important...

  • Page 4: Technical Support

    Fabric OS v3.1.2 supports the HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16. 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:...

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    About This Document Documentation This section discusses documentation associated with the Fabric OS v3.1.2. Additional Fabric OS v3.1.2 Documentation Additional documentation, including white papers and best practices documents, is available at the HP 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.

  • Page 6: Standards Compliance

    Standards Compliance Standards Compliance HP products conform to Fibre Channel standards in a manner consistent with accepted engineering practices and procedures. In certain cases, HP may add proprietary supplemental functions to those specified in the standards. We verify conformance with Fibre Channel Standards by subjecting our switches to SANmark Conformance Tests developed by the Fibre Channel Industry Association.

  • Page 7: Important Notes

    Important Notes Important Notes This section provides information you should be aware of when running Fabric OS v3.1.2. OS Requirements HP recommends using the latest software release versions to get the greatest benefit from the SAN. Mixed Fabric Environment with Different Switch Platforms Fabric OS v2.6.2, v3.1.2, and v4.2.x introduced a new switch PID format: Extended Edge PID (Format 2).

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    Important Notes Channel Switch (FCS), as the location to perform zoning tasks, and as the time server. HP also recommends that you use the most recently released firmware to control the fabric. Two-Domain and Four-Domain Fabric Licensing If your fabric includes a switch with a license for a limited number of switches in the fabric and the fabric exceeds the limit, Advanced Web Tools allows a 45-day grace period during which you can still monitor the switch.

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    Important Notes Browser, OS, and Java Plug-in Support Advanced Web Tools browser, operating system, and Java Plug-in support is updated for Fabric OS v3.1.2. Table 1 identifies the supported browsers, operating http://hp.com systems, and Java Plug-ins for this release. Go to the web site for the latest list of supported operating systems.

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    Important Notes Table 2: Limitations Using Mixed OS Versions Launch Switch Environment Issue and Workaround Firmware: Version earlier than Fabric When accessing the Switch Admn, Zoning, Fabric OS v3.1.2 Watch or High Availability Admin, the browser may crash. Operating System: Solaris Workaround: If you must access these options from a Browser: Mozilla Solaris OS, use the Netscape browser (although not...

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    Fabric OS v3.1.2 Important Notes Fabric OS v3.1.2 Important Notes Table 3 lists important information you should be aware of regarding Fabric OS v3.1.2. Table 3: Fabric OS v3.1.2 Important Notes Area Description Fabric Watch, e-mail When enabling e-mail alerts in Fabric Watch and an event occurs, the alert error message message ErrLog: Error Level=3 [(null)] is captured to the system error log.

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    New Command in v3.1.2 New Command in v3.1.2 pathInfo Displays routing and statistics info along a path. Synopsis ” ” pathInfo [domain], source port] destination port] [, Availability root admin Description The pathInfo command displays detailed routing information from a source port (or area) on the local switch to a destination port (or area) on another switch.

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    New Command in v3.1.2 For each hop, the routing information output includes the following: The hop number (the local switch is hop 0. In Port The port (or area) from which the frames come. For hop 0, the source port. For a switch with blades, this is specified s the area number;...

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    New Command in v3.1.2 Basic Statistics Basic statistical report variables give an indication of ISL congestion along the path. They include the following: Bytes per second. Txcrdz The time in milliseconds that the port has been prevented from transmitting frames due to lack of buffer-to-buffer credit. This is an indication of downstream congestion.

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    New Command in v3.1.2 The source route is expressed as a sequence of switches, a sequence of output ports (or areas), or a combination thereof. The next hop in the source route is described by either the output port (or area) to be used to reach the hop or the domain ID of the next hop.

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    New Command in v3.1.2 If no operands are specified, pathInfo displays a menu in which the following parameters can be provided: max hops The maximum number of hops that the pathInfo frame is allowed to traverse. The default is 25. domain The ID of the destination domain.

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    New Command in v3.1.2 Examples The following example shows the pathInfo command invoked with all operands on the command line: web226:root> pathInfo 91 Target port is Embedded Hop In Port Domain ID (Name) Out Port Cost ----------------------------------------------------- 9 (web226) 1000 10 (web229) 1000 8 (web228)

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    New Command in v3.1.2 F/s (1s) F/s (64s) 2743 Words 2752743 2822763 Frames 219849 50881 Errors Hop In Port Domain ID (Name) Out Port Cost ----------------------------------------------------- 10 (web229) 1000 Port -------------------------------------- B/s (1s) B/x (64s) Txcrdz (1s) Txcrdz (64s) F/s (1s) F/s (64s) Words 240434036...

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    Commands Modified in v3.1.2 See Also portStatsShow, switchShow Commands Modified in v3.1.2 The following commands have been modified in v3.1.2: quietMode switchShow quietMode This command sets and clears shell quiet mode. Synopsis quietMode [new mode] Availability All users (display) Admin (set and clear) Description This command affects the output displayed on the switch’s console (serial port or Telnet session).

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    Commands Modified in v3.1.2 Example The following example first displays the current mode and then enables quiet mode: sw5:admin> quietMode Quiet Mode is OFF sw5:admin> quietMode 1 Committing configuration...done. Quiet Mode is now ON switchShow The switchShow command now supports the –portcount option, which returns the number of ports on the switch.

  • Page 21: Documentation Updates

    Documentation Updates Documentation Updates Table 4 lists error messages that were not available during the release of the HP StorageWorks Diagnostics and System Error Messages Reference Guide. Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port received an unexpected...

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port failed to initialize due to one of Check for a faulty cable or the following reasons: deteriorated SFP. Replace the DIAG-CAMINIT, 1 cable or SFP if necessary.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical The ASIC Central Memory SRAMs For the SAN Switch 2/16, DIAG-CMBISRTO, 1 did not complete the BISR within the replace the motherboard FRU. timeout period.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical An attempt to send a CMI message For the SAN Switch 2/16, DIAG-CMISA1, 1 from ASIC to ASIC failed. This replace the motherboard FRU.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port Error Statistics counter is Check for a faulty cable or nonzero, meaning that a Bad end deteriorated SFP. Replace the DIAG-ERRSTAT (BADEOF), 1 of file error was detected when cable or SFP if necessary.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port Error Statistics counter is Check for a faulty cable or DIAG-ERRSTAT(CRL), 1 nonzero, meaning that a Cyclic deteriorated SFP. Replace the cable or SFP if necessary.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port Error Statistics counter is Check for a faulty cable or nonzero, meaning that an deteriorated SFP. Replace the DIAG-ERRSTAT (ENCOUT), 1 cable or SFP if necessary.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical The interrupt bit could not be For the SAN Switch 2/16, DIAG-INTNOTCLR, 1 cleared. This usually indicates an replace the motherboard FRU. ASIC failure.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Data read from RAM location did For the SAN Switch 2/16, DIAG-MEMORY, 1 not match previously written data replace the motherboard FRU. into the same location.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port is connected to itself Reconnect port (M) to a DIAG-PORTM2M, 1 (self-loopback). This port M to M different port (N) and port connection is not allowed by re-execute the test.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical Port counter value did not match the Check for a faulty cable or DIAG-STATS (C3FRX), 1 number of frames actually deteriorated SFP.

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    Documentation Updates Table 4: Version 3.1.2 Error Messages Not Previously Available (Continued) Severity & Message Probable Cause Recommended Action Critical For portloopbacktest and Check for a faulty cable or DIAG-TIMEOUT, 1 deteriorated SFP. Replace the crossporttest: cable or SFP if necessary. Port failed to receive frame within timeout period.

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