Release Notes hp StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128 Fabric OS 4.2.x Second Edition (April 2004) Part Number: AV–RVUUB–TE This document contains last-minute and supplemental information about Fabric OS version 4.2.x firmware for the HP StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128. 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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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 cover the following major topics: Overview, page 3 Documentation, page 4 Standards Compliance, page 5 Important...
2/32, Core Switch 2/64, and SAN Director 2/128. 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 when you call.
Standards Compliance Other Fabric OS 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. Note, however, that Web page links and pointers are subject to change.
Important Notes 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 FC-PH ANSI X3.230: 1994 FC-PH-2 ANSI X3.297 X3.297: 1997 FC-PH-3 ANSI X3.303: 1998 FC-PLDA NCIT S TR-19: 1998 FC-SW-2 Rev 5.3 FC-VI Rev 1.61 FC-MI Rev 1.92...
Important Notes 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). Extended Edge PID is useful if you introduce a Fabric OS v4.2.x switch into a fabric consisting solely of Fabric OS v2.x/v3.x switches.
Important Notes These messages warn you that your fabric size exceeds the supported switch configuration limit and tells you how long you have before Advanced Web Tools will be disabled. After the 45-day grace period, you will no longer be able to launch Advanced Web Tools from the switch if it still exceeds the limit.
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 v4.2.x. Table 1 identifies the supported browsers, operating hp.com systems, and Java Plug-ins for this release. Go to the web site for the latest list of supported operating systems.
Important Notes Table 1: Browsers, OSs, and Java Plug-ins (Continued) Operating System Browser Java Plug-in United Linux 1.0 Mozilla 1.4 or later 1.4.2_02 or later (up to but not including 1.5) SUSE 8 (IA64) United Linux 2.0 Mozilla 1.4 or later 1.4.2_02 or later (up to but not including 1.5) Solaris 2.8, 2.9 Mozilla 1.2.1 (recom-...
Important Notes Table 2: Limitations Using Mixed OS Versions Launch Switch Environment Issue and Workaround Firmware: version earlier than Fabric OS When trying to access a switch running Fabric OS v2.6.2, v3.1.2, or v4.2.x v2.6.2, 3.1.2, or 4.2.x from the launch switch, Switch Explorer displays a null pointer exception, and the Operating System: any supported SwitchInfo applet does not display.
Important Notes Table 2: Limitations Using Mixed OS Versions (Continued) Launch Switch Environment Issue and Workaround Firmware: Fabric OS v2.6.2, v3.1.2, or The Name Server table does not display properly for v4.2.x a switch running firmware versions earlier than Fabric OS v2.6.2, v3.1.2, or v4.2.x.
Important Notes Table 3: SAN Director 2/128 Information SAN Director 2/128 Description CP blade The SAN Director 2/128 CP contains electronics that provide internal routing bandwidth, and are always active on both CPs. Removal of a CP might affect user performance and therefore should not occur until a replacement CP is ready to be installed.
Important Notes Table 4: Small Form Factor Plugables Distance at Part Numbers Description* 2 GB DS-DMSHT-AA 500 m 2 Gb SFF-SW 300 m 300834-B21 221470-B21 292003-001 A6515A DS-DMLNG-AA 10 km LD Opti Tran ALL 10 km 300835-B21 292004-001 A6516A DS-DMEXT-AA 35 km ExtRch Opti K ALL 35 km 300836-B21...
Important Notes Table 5: Fabric OS Area Information (Continued) Fabric OS Area Description Fabric Device An HBA will be allowed to register even though the originating port is not Management Interface on the HBA's registered port list. This is intended behavior, included to test (FDMI) error cases.
Important Notes Table 5: Fabric OS Area Information (Continued) Fabric OS Area Description Firmware download Fabric OS v4.1.x and v4.2.x nondisruptive firmware download allows for firmware downgrades and upgrades; however, you might see warning messages such as the following: 0x239 (fabos): Switch: 0, Info PDM-NOTFOUND, 4, File not found (/etc/fabos/mii.0.cfg) These warnings can be ignored.
Important Notes Table 5: Fabric OS Area Information (Continued) Fabric OS Area Description Security: empty CAUTION: If Telnet, API, and serial port access policies are empty, the user policies will not be able to communicate with the switch. Workaround: Contact your switch provider for the recovery procedure. Security: error counter Telnet security errors that arrive in quick succession are recorded as a single violation by the telnet error counter.
Important Notes Table 5: Fabric OS Area Information (Continued) Fabric OS Area Description Security: PKICERT PKICERT v1.0.6 is the most current version of the PKICERT utility. utility, installing When running the PKICERT utility to install switch certificates in a fabric that certificates did not previously contain switch certificates and now includes a SAN Director 2/128, select the option to specify that certificates are installed on...
Important Notes Table 5: Fabric OS Area Information (Continued) Fabric OS Area Description Single domain The SAN Director 2/128 can be configured only as a single domain, as opposed to two logical domains in the Core Switch 2/64. In other words, all port blades and slots are a part of that single switch.
Commands Modified in v4.2.x Commands Modified in v4.2.x The portCfgLPort command now supports a mode2 option. Specify 1 to configure the L_Port as a half-duplex L_Port. Specify 0 to configure the L_Port as a full-duplex L_Port. The default value is 0. Refer to the HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.2.x Command Reference Guide for more information.
Documentation Updates Note: portCfgislMode and portCfgLongDistance cannot both be enabled at the same time; otherwise, fabric segmentation occurs. portCfgislMode Add a note regarding coexistence with the portCfgLongDistance command, as follows: Note: portCfgislMode and portCfgLongDistance cannot both be enabled at the same time; otherwise, fabric segmentation occurs HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 4.2.x Procedures User Guide On page 59, add the following note after the paragraph: Domain IDs are assigned dynamically when a switch is enabled.
Issues and Workarounds Switch digital certificates are checked when a switch joins a fabric, either because the switch is added to the fabric or because the switch is booting. Changes to the certificate—if, for example, it is removed or corrupted—might not be noticed until the switch is rebooted.
Issues and Workarounds Table 6: Issues and Workarounds (Continued) Issue Workaround Running the supportshow command on both Do not run the supportshow command on the logical switches results in an both logical switches at the same time. Out Of Memory condition;...
Issues and Workarounds Table 6: Issues and Workarounds (Continued) Issue Workaround Web Tools shows incorrect current value on Use the sfpshow command to display the the smart sfp. correct value of current. Web Tools does not show duplicate entries Deleting one member out of the zone list from the contained in zoning on switch, so you cannot Telnet session may resolve the issue.