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HP StorageWorks 2/8-EL - SAN Switch Release Note

San switch 2/8 version 3.0.2k release notes.
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hp StorageWorks
SAN Switch 2/8
Product Version: 3.0.2k
Second Edition (February 2003)
Part Number: AV-RSB7B-TE
This document summarizes late-breaking and supplemental information for the SAN Switch
2/8 EL and SAN Switch 2/8 Power Pak. In the event of conflicting information between these
Release Notes and other documents contained in this product release, the Release Note content
takes precedence.
For the latest version of these Release Notes and related switch documentation, access the HP
storage website at: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html.

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  • Page 1: Release Notes

    release notes hp StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8 Product Version: 3.0.2k Second Edition (February 2003) Part Number: AV-RSB7B-TE This document summarizes late-breaking and supplemental information for the SAN Switch 2/8 EL and SAN Switch 2/8 Power Pak. In the event of conflicting information between these Release Notes and other documents contained in this product release, the Release Note content takes precedence.
  • Page 2 © 2003 Hewlett-Packard Company 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: Table Of Contents

    About this Document About this Document This section lists the content contained in these Release Notes, including: Note: The SAN Switch 2/8 is offered in two configurations, the 2/8 EL and 2/8 Power Pak. These Release Notes refer to both models as the SAN Switch 2/8, unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 4: Intended Audience

    Intended Audience Important Information about the IV_Domain_Fabric License, page 12 — Four Switch Limitation, page 12 — Four Switch Limitation Workarounds, page 13 Management Station Requirements for Running Web Tools, page 13 — Operating Systems, page 13 — Memory Requirement (Windows operating systems), page 14 —...
  • Page 5: Related San Switch 2/8 Product Documentation

    Related SAN Switch 2/8 Product Documentation Related SAN Switch 2/8 Product Documentation The SAN Switch 2/8 kit also includes the following documents: SAN Switch 2/16 Installation Guide Release Notes Note: ship in hard copy format with the switch.With the exception of the Release Notes, all listed documents are provided on the hp StorageWorks SAN Switch Software v3.0.2k CD, part number AG-RR86C-BE.
  • Page 6: Features Summary

    Features Summary hp StorageWorks Remote Switch Version 3.0.x/4.0.x User Guide, part number AA-RTS7B-TE hp StorageWorks QuickLoop Version 3.0.x User Guide, part number AA-RTS1A-TE Soft copy of the hp StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16 Version 3.0.x Installation Guide, part number AA-RR84B-TE, is also provided on the CD, which is shared with 2/8 SAN Switch products.
  • Page 7: If You Purchased The San Switch 2/8 Power Pak

    Features Summary If You Purchased the SAN Switch 2/8 Power Pak The SAN Switch 2/8 Power Pak ships with the following features enabled, and ready to use: Web Tools—Provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to monitor and manage the entire fabric. Zoning—Allows partitioning of the SAN into logical groupings of devices that access each other.
  • Page 8: Optional Upgrades

    Optional Upgrades Optional Upgrades The following upgrades are available for the SAN Switch 2/8: Full Fabric Upgrade—allows the user to upgrade their switch from IV_Domain_Fabric OS to Full Fabric OS. Power Pak Upgrade Bundle—includes licenses for ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Extended Fabric, Remote Switch and Fabric Watch options.
  • Page 9: Orderable Hardware

    Orderable Hardware Orderable Hardware Table 1 lists optional hardware kits for the SAN Switch 2/8. Table 1: SAN Switch 2/8 Orderable Hardware Accessory Part Number Short wavelength SFP A6515A* or 300834-B21** Long wavelength SFP, 10 km A6516A* or 300835-B21** 2m LC-to-LC Fibre Channel (fc) cable C7524A* 2m LC-to-LC multi-mode fc cable 221692-B21**...
  • Page 10: Hp Storageworks San Switch Software V3.0.2k Cd

    hp StorageWorks SAN Switch Software v3.0.2k CD hp StorageWorks SAN Switch Software v3.0.2k CD The hp SAN Switch 2/8 ships with the latest version of the firmware installed. A copy of the latest version of the firmware as of this date, v3.0.2k, is also contained on the hp StorageWorks SAN Switch Software v3.0.2k CD, part number AG-RR86C-BE.
  • Page 11: Excessive Error Counts

    Hardware Updates Excessive Error Counts Encoding Out Error counts vary under the following conditions: When the switch port is set to auto-negotiation, and an N-port device is connected, the port synchronization takes longer to complete, and a larger error count displays. If a 1Gbps signal is received and the speed negotiation is transmitting at 2 Gbps, a larger error count displays.If the portSpeed and N-port device are configured to 2 Gbps, encoding out errors are minimal.
  • Page 12: Compatibility

    Compatibility Compatibility SAN Switch firmware v3.0.2k is compatible with the StorageWorks SAN Switch software version 2.6.0h, allowing both 1 and 2 Gb switches to operate in the same fabric. For the latest supported configurations, please refer to the hp StorageWorks SAN Design Reference Guide, part number AA-RMPNF-TE, available at: http://www.compaq.com/products/storageworks/san/documentation.html Note:...
  • Page 13: Four Switch Limitation Workarounds

    Management Station Requirements for Running Web Tools Four Switch Limitation Workarounds Use one of the following workarounds to prevent four switch limitation errors. Upgrade the current HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8 EL IV_Domain_Fabric license to the optional Full Fabric license. The Full Fabric license provides full fabric functionality, with no limits on the number of switches in the fabric.
  • Page 14: Memory Requirement (windows Operating Systems)

    Management Station Requirements for Running Web Tools Memory Requirement (Windows operating systems) The minimum installed RAM memory requirements are listed next. Generally, managing more switches means a larger memory requirement. Number of Switches Minimum Memory Requirement 64 MB 96 MB 10-20 128 MB 21 or more...
  • Page 15: Java Plug-in

    SNMP-based Management Java Plug-in The correct Java Plug-in must be installed for the operating system installed on the workstation. Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT: Java Plug-in version 1.3.1_01 is required for the SAN Appliance. Solaris: Java Plug-in version 1.2.2-02 for Solaris, including the Java Plug-in patch created by Sun Microsystems for Solaris, is required.
  • Page 16 SNMP-based Management The switch will send one copy of a trap message to each IP address that is listed in the communities. If you enter the same IP address into more than one of the communities, you will get multiple copies of the same trap message. swEventTrapLevel: (0..5)—must be set for a severity level from 0 to 5 —...

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