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Hp storageworks fabric os 6.2.0g release notes (5697-0355, march 2010).
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HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 6.2.0g
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Part number: 5697-0355
Third edition: March 2010

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  • Page 1: Release Notes

    HP StorageWorks Fabric OS 6.2.0g release notes Part number: 5697-0355 Third edition: March 2010...

  • Page 2

    Legal and notice information © Copyright 2009-2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. © Copyright 2009-2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Incorporated Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S.

  • Page 3

    Version 6.2.0g NOTE: This software conforms to the Fibre Channel standards and to accepted engineering practices and procedures. Effective date May 2009 Description Fabric OS 6.2.0b introduced support for the HP StorageWorks Encryption SAN Switch and the HP DC Switch Encryption FC Blade. Fabric OS 6.2.0g continues this support. These products provide the following features: Data encryption support for B-series fabrics Key management support for HP Secure Key Manager (SKM)

  • Page 4

    Support for Pathinfo over MetaSAN Use FSPF cost in the FCR backbone fabric to find the shortest path to the edge fabric In-band management link over FCIP connections for HP StorageWorks 400 Multi-protocol Router TCP byte streaming for FCIP connections with WAN optimization hardware Improved FCIP statistics support, including TCP connection history, high watermark information, and connection snapshot capability Support of temporary licenses for Adaptive Networking, Integrated Routing, and Fabric Watch...

  • Page 5

    New feature descriptions This section describes the new features that were introduced in Fabric OS 6.2.0a, and brought forward with Fabric OS 6.2.0g. Virtual fabrics Virtual Fabrics (VF) is a new capability supported on the HP StorageWorks DC SAN Backbone Director, DC04 SAN Director, HP StorageWorks 8/80 SAN Switch, and HP StorageWorks 8/40 SAN Switch.

  • Page 6

    IPsec with IPv6 support provides greater security for management ports and configurable security policies for IPv4/6 addresses. A switch-wide policy requiring HBA authentication requires that the FC-SP bit be set in FLOGI. If the bit is not set, the FLOGI is rejected and the port is disabled. A new warning for RADIUS login allows users to specify how many days in advance they should be notified of password expiration.

  • Page 7: Standards Compliance

    The Server Application Optimization license (introduced with Fabric OS 6.2) when deployed with server adapters, optimizes overall application performance for physical servers and virtual machines by extending virtual channels to the server infrastructure. Application specific traffic flows can be configured, prioritized, and optimized throughout the data center infrastructure. Included licensed software The Enhanced Group Management license is included with all HP 8Gb switches.

  • Page 8

    Supersedes Fabric OS 6.2.0e, released May 2009 New hardware support Support for the HP StorageWorks DC04 SAN Director was introduced with Fabric OS 6.2.0a. The DC04 SAN Director: Has 192 ports, 8 Gb/sec technology in an 8U chassis with horizontal slots (9U with standard port side air flow kit) Supports HP StorageWorks SAN Director 16 Port 8Gb FC blade, SAN Director 32 Port 8Gb FC blade, and SAN Director 48 Port 8Gb FC blade...

  • Page 9

    HP StorageWorks B-series iSCSI Director Blade (Brocade FC4-16IP) compatible with the 4/256 SAN Director model only, not supported in the DC SAN Backbone Director or DC04 SAN Director HP StorageWorks 8/8 and 8/24 SAN Switches (Brocade 300) HP StorageWorks 8/40 SAN Switch (Brocade 5100) HP StorageWorks 8/80 SAN Switch (Brocade 5300) HP StorageWorks 400 Multi-protocol Router (Brocade 7500) HP StorageWorks Encryption SAN Switch (Brocade BES)

  • Page 10: Operating Systems

    Operating systems For a list of operating systems, see the HP website: http://www.hp.com/go/san Access Gateway support Access Gateway is supported with the following HP products only: Brocade 4-Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem (Brocade 4012) Brocade 4-Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem (Brocade 4024) HP StorageWorks 4/16 SAN Switch (Brocade 200E) HP StorageWorks 8/8 SAN Switch (Brocade 300) HP StorageWorks 8/24 SAN Switch (Brocade 300)

  • Page 11

    See the Brocade Access Gateway Administrator's Guide, available on http://www.hp.com/go/san for more information. Access Gateway support in non-Brocade fabrics In addition to being supported in Brocade fabrics, Access Gateway is supported for connectivity to the following: McDATA switches: 2/12 (ES4300), 2/24 (ES4500), 2/16 (ES3216), 2/32 (ES3232), 2/64 (ED6064), 2/140 (M6140), M4400, Mi10K running EOS 09.07.02 with Brocade Fabric OS 6.1.0x McDATA switches: 2/12 (ES4300), 2/24 (ES4500), 2/16 (ES3216), 2/32 (ES3232), 2/64...

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    IMPORTANT: The Fabric OS versions listed in the Earliest compatible version column in Table 1 are the earliest versions supported by HP at the time of the Fabric OS 6.2.0g release.

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    Table 1 Supported Fabric OS versions Model Earliest compatible version Recommended version Not supported, end of sup- HP StorageWorks 1-Gb Switch port (December 2007) HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8 EL HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16 3.2.1b 3.2.1c HP StorageWorks MSA SAN Switch 2/8 HP StorageWorks Core Switch 2/64 HP StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128 in Chassis 5.0.5e...

  • Page 14

    HP StorageWorks SAN Director 48 Port 8-Gb FC 6.0.1a 6.2.0g blade (FC8-48) HP StorageWorks SAN Director 6 Port 10-Gb ISL 6.0.1a 6.2.0g blade (FC10-6) Fabric Manager 5.2.0a Data Center Fabric Manager 10.0.2 10.1.3 HP StorageWorks Encryption SAN Switch 6.2.0b 6.2.0g HP DC Switch Encryption FC blade 6.2.0b 6.2.0g...

  • Page 15

    4/256 SAN Director blade support Fabric OS 6.2.0g is fully qualified and supports the Director blades listed in Table Table 2 4/256 SAN Director blade support matrix Director blade Number of blades FC4-16 FC4-32 Supported with any mix with up to eight blades of each FC4-48 type.

  • Page 16

    Power supply requirements for Director blades Table 4 lists power supply requirements for Director blades to provide full redundancy (220 VAC power is assumed). IMPORTANT: Director blades must meet minimum Fabric OS levels to operate in the Director chassis. For example, the FC8-32 is not supported in the 4/256 SAN Director with Fabric OS 6.0.x.

  • Page 17: Important Notes

    Important notes This section contains information that you should consider before you use this Fabric OS release. DCFM compatibility Fabric OS 6.2 is fully compatible with DCFM 10.1.x management software. DCFM is a comprehensive SAN management application that enables end-to-end management of HP B-series Data Center Fabrics. It is the next-generation product and the successor to existing B-series management products, including HP StorageWorks Fabric Manager (FM) and Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM).

  • Page 18

    Fabric OS feature compatibility in native connectivity modes Some Fabric OS features are not fully supported when operating in the native connectivity modes for deployment with M-EOS-based products. All HP StorageWorks models supported by Fabric OS 6.2.0g support both interopmodes 2 and 3, with the exception of the 4/32 SAN Switch. NOTE: HP may not support all of these switches in this mode.

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    FICON MIHPTO Full Scalability (to maximum M-EOS fabric limits) Adaptive Networking QoS Adaptive Networking: Ingress Rate Limiting Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) APM: TopTalkers Admin Domains Secure Fabric OS Fabric Watch Ports on Demand (POD) NPIV Timer Server Function (NTP) Open E_Port Broadcast Zoning FDMI Remote Switch...

  • Page 20: Firmware Upgrades And Downgrades

    Virtual Fabrics Logical Fabric using LISLs (XISLs in base Fabric) Only Frame Reduction zones can be configured on Fabric OS platforms and sent to fabrics operating in McDATA Open Fabric Mode (interopmode 3). M-EOS 9.9 is required to support FR zones in McDATA Open Fabric Mode. Requires M-EOS 9.7 or later for redirection between devices attached to Fabric OS switches, M-EOS 9.8 for redirection between devices attached to M-EOS switches, M-EOS 9.9 for use in McDATA Open Fabric Mode.

  • Page 21

    Fabric OS 6.2.0g does not support concurrent FC Routing (EX_Ports) and TopTalkers features. Upgrading to Fabric OS 6.2.0g requires that one of these features be disabled first. The HP StorageWorks Encryption SAN Switch and HP StorageWorks DC SAN Director or DC04 SAN director with one or more HP StorageWorks DC Switch Encryption FC Blades may not be downgraded below FOS 6.2.0b.

  • Page 22: Virtual Fabrics

    Scalability For details on supported scalability, see the HP StorageWorks SAN design reference guide, available on the HP website: http://www.hp.com FICON support The HP StorageWorks DC04 SAN Director is not supported for FICON Cascading in interopmode 2 or 3 for use in mixed fabrics with M-EOS platforms. NOTE: For information about specific versions of Fabric OS support for FICON, see the B-series FICON Connectivity Stream.

  • Page 23: Frame Redirection

    Licensing behavior When operating a switch with Fabric OS 6.2.x, some licenses may be displayed as Unknown. This is due to changes in licensing requirements for some features that no longer require a license key and may still be installed on a switch. Frame Redirection In Fabric OS 6.2.x, Frame Redirection zoning is not allowed with Default Zoning (all access in IM0 and default zone in IM2).

  • Page 24: Fibre Channel Routing

    Fibre Channel Routing All FCR switches must be running Fabric OS 6.2.x in order to support M-EOS 239 Domain Mode on the Mi10K FCR backbone fabric ID changes With 8Gb director blades, the switch must be disabled to change the backbone fabric ID. With routing and dual backbone fabrics, the backbone fabric ID must be changed to keep the IDs unique.

  • Page 25: Port Mirroring

    LDAP When using LDAP, downgrades from Fabric OS 6.2.x to earlier releases requires user intervention. Authentication must be set to local and back to LDAP in order to continue using LDAP authentication. FCAP Due to limitations with the certificates, FCAP authentication cannot be supported on user-defined logical switches.

  • Page 26: Port Fencing

    10-Gb interoperability 10G interop between HP StorageWorks SAN Director 6 Port 10Gb FC blade and McDATA blades is not supported due to a hardware limitation. However, the SAN Director 6 Port 10Gb FC blade is supported in a chassis running in interopmode 2 or 3 (SAN Director 6 Port 10Gb FC blade to SAN Director 6 Port 10Gb FC blade connections only).

  • Page 27

    When connecting to an extension device that does not support ARB primitives (such as some TDM products), the following configuration must be used: portcfgqos -disable <port> portcfgcreditrecovery –disable <port> portCfgLongDistance <port><LD|LD>0<distance> The fabric parameter fabric.ops.mode.longdistance is now deprecated and should not be used.

  • Page 28

    slotnumber: For bladed systems only, specifies the slot number of the port to configure, fol- lowed by a slash (/). portnumber: Specifies the number of the port to configure, relative to its slot for bladed sys- tems. Use the switchShow command to list valid ports. mode: Specifies the fill word for portnumber.

  • Page 29

    Table 6 portcfgfillword command summary Fabric OS version All 8-Gb switches (except 8-Gb 8-Gb SAN Switch for HP SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem BladeSystem c-Class c-Class) All ports set to idles. No arb(ff) All ports set to idles. No arb(ff) Any Fabric OS earlier than 6.1.2 capability existed.

  • Page 30: Web Tools Functionality Moved To Dcfm

    Web Tools functionality moved to DCFM The functionality that was moved from Web tools in 6.1.1 to DCFM applies to both DCFM Professional and DCFM Enterprise and also applies to 6.2.x. Table 7 describes these changes. Table 7 Web Tools functionality in DCFM Function Web Tools 6.1.0 DCFM...

  • Page 31

    Port Admin Module > GigE ports interface Configure > FCIP tunnel GigE tab Port Admin Module > GigE ports route Configure > FCIP tunnel GigE tab Zone Admin In Web Tools, Admin Domain non-local switch Non-local switch ports Switch Admin > DCC Configure >...

  • Page 32

    Target Containers and corrupts any LUN engaged in a re-keying operation. There is no recovery for this type of failure. To remove access between a given initiator and target, the user must not only remove the active zoning information between the initiator and target, but must also remove the associated Crypto Target Containers (CTCs), which will in turn remove the associated frame redirection zone inform- ation.

  • Page 33

    This leads to no crypto operations or commands (except node initialization) being available on the member nodes after the power-cycle. This condition persists until the GL node is back online. Workaround. In the case of a datacenter power down, bring the GL node online first, before the other member nodes are brought back up.

  • Page 34

    Fabric OS 6.2.0 fixes The following table lists defects closed in the Fabric OS 6.2.0 firmware release. Table 8 Fabric OS 6.2.0 closed defects Closed defect summary Solution Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Workaround prior to upgrade: Add Member button is disabled while creating a new TI Zone when Add Other Port button can be used to the switch is in VF mode.

  • Page 35

    Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. In rare instances the Name Server DB is out of sync between FOS and Workaround prior to upgrade: EOS switches in interop mode 3. After locating the device ID, disable and then enable that device. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 36

    Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Workaround prior to upgrade: N_Port between AG and Edge Switch (300) may become stuck at Disable and then enable the port on E_Port Unknown state. the AG to bring the port back online as an N-Port. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 37

    Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Workaround prior to upgrade: Under some conditions N_Port Failover may not work when swapping Execute portdisable/porten- trunked and non-trunked N_Ports on an Access Gateway. able of F_Ports or switchdis- able/switchenable or reboot the switch. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Auto_ELP setting for EX_Port is not restored by configdownload.

  • Page 38

    After hareboot, Probing failed on F_Port messages may be Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. seen on the HP StorageWorks 8/8, 8/24, 8/40, and 8/80 SAN switches. HP 400 MP Router panicked after TI zone activation. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 39

    Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Workaround prior to upgrade: Under Port Base Routing, topologyshow always shows None for the Use urouteshow to view the 'Out In Port field on HP StorageWorks 8/8, 8/24, and 8/40 SAN Switches. Port' selected for a particular 'In Port' to a domain when using Port Based Routing.

  • Page 40

    Hareboot on 400 MP Router FC Fast Write enabled switch causes the system to panic with Oops: kernel access of bad area, Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. sig: 11 [#1]. Fabric Mode TT displays redundant flows with different values for the same SID/DID pair on the core switches when there are redundant Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 41

    Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Seccertutil gencsr is not accepted in non-interactive mode if Workaround prior to upgrade: parameter has a space in it. Use the interactive mode to generate the csr file. IPAD FFDC error occurred after reboot of HP StorageWorks 4/8 or Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 42

    XRC Emulation allows FICON Disk Control Unit paths to be activated Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. with DPR Mode. FMS stuck busy condition caused host *MASTER* START PENDING Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. upon bringing switch online to mainframe operating system. CP card of HP StorageWorks 4/256 SAN Director is set to FAULTY Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 43

    Conversion of uwatt to dbm for GE ports Tx Rx values shown in Web Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Tools are incorrect. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. Workaround prior to upgrade: HP StorageWorks 8/40 SAN Switch: FRU faulty status is not recovered Turn on the power switch as soon as correctly.

  • Page 44

    Audit Log [ZONE -3001] not generated when a member is added to Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. TI Zone. The topologyshow command cannot show the "In ports" mapped Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. to "Out port" in port-based routing policy. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 45

    Trying to enable a LUN on a member node fails stating ‘Specified Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. target not hosted by local node.’ Configdownload fails for fdd.* parameters from Fabric OS 6.1.1 Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0. to 6.2.0 through CAL. With default zoning set to All Access, ACK frame with FC_type Exten- Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0.

  • Page 46

    Workaround prior to upgrade: Activate the same PDCM Matrix from Web Tools with Active=Save When activating a saved PDCM Matrix from activate CUP Port Mode check from Edit CUP Port Connectivity Configuration dialog in Web Tools, with Act- Connectivity configuration ive=Save Mode checked, Web Tools displays an error.

  • Page 47

    Workaround prior to upgrade: Do not enable Top Talkers concurrently with When Top Talkers is enabled with frame redirection, HP StorageWorks functionality that is using frame DC SAN Director can crash causing data encryption backup to fail. redirection. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0c Stable working encryption group experienced a split after successful Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0c I/O test run, and encryption group leader got a comm error.

  • Page 48

    Fabric OS 6.2.0d fixes The following table lists defects closed in the Fabric OS 6.2.0d firmware release. Table 12 Fabric OS 6.2.0d closed defects Closed defect summary Solution Updated serdes values are provided Brocade 8–Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class requires up- in Fabric OS 6.2.0d.

  • Page 49

    Workaround prior to upgrade: After enabling FMSMODE for the first time, switchdisable/switchenable CP panicked with FICUD crash and rebooted during supportsave. - hafailover - hareboot - reboot. Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0d If ISL links between two encryption cluster nodes are continuously dis- Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0d connected/reconnected during rekey operations, one of the LUNs can hang at LUN discovery state.

  • Page 50

    Node descriptors are not shown for Mi10K in DCFM when a Fabric Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0d OS switch is used as seed switch. HP StorageWorks 8/24 SAN Switch is not responding to Link Reset Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0d primitives correctly (may send OLS and/or Link Reset).

  • Page 51

    Node descriptors missing from FICON RNID data for HP StorageWorks Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0e DC SAN Director and HP StorageWorks DC04 Director. Tape pipelining code randomly sends only data frames in an exchange Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0e to a tape drive over an FCIP link, leading to tape job failure. Portswap does not work for ports 32 - 47 on 48 port blade via the Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0e GUI for FICON.

  • Page 52

    The Pathinfo command fails with a Destination Domain Un- Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0f reachable error if it is executed on a switch running Fabric OS 6.1.x and traverses through a switch running Fabric OS 6.2.x. Supportshow command requires manual entry of numerous carriage Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0f returns during output, but should not.

  • Page 53

    While rekey operations are in progress, disrupting the I/O sync link Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0g causes rekey operations to hang. A rekey operation hangs as a result of failing over to a path that no Fixed in Fabric OS 6.2.0g longer has access to the physical target.

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