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HP Brocade 8/12c Release Note

Hp storageworks b-series data center fabric manager enterprise 10.1.4 release notes (5697-0085, july 2009 - includes all 10.1.x .
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HP StorageWorks B-series Data Center
Fabric Manager Enterprise
V10.1.4 release notes
Part number: 5697-0085
First edition: July 2009

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    HP StorageWorks B-series Data Center Fabric Manager Enterprise V10.1.4 release notes Part number: 5697-0085 First edition: July 2009...

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    Legal and notice information © Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. © Copyright 2009 Brocade Communications Systems, Incorporated.

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    Version 10.1.4 Effective date July 2009 Description HP StorageWorks B-series Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) is HP's next-generation fabric management application and the successor to its legacy fabric management application, HP StorageWorks Fabric Manager (FM). DCFM 10.1.0 integrated the following features: •...

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    IMPORTANT: DCFM 10.1.2 or later is required in order to manage the B-series Encryption products with DCFM. Existing EFCM and FM customers with valid licenses and maintenance contracts that have not already migrated to DCFM are encouraged to do so. The migration path is from EFCM 9.6. x or 9.7. x direct to DCFM 10.1.4, or from FM 5.4.

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    Table 1 Supported switches and firmware Switch firmware Switch/Director FOS 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.2.x, 5.3.x, HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/32 (Brocade 3900) 6.0.x, 6.1.x, and 6.2.x HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8V (Brocade 3250) HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/16V (Brocade 3850 HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32 (Brocade 4100) HP StorageWorks 400 Multi-Protocol Router (Brocade 7500) HP StorageWorks 4/8, 4/16 SAN Switch (Brocade 200E) HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/64 (Brocade 4900)

  • Page 6: Supported Operating Systems, Important Notes

    Switch firmware Switch/Director M-EOSc 9.6.x, 9.7.x, 9.8x, HP StorageWorks Director 2/64, 2/140 (Brocade M6064 and M6140) and 9.9 HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/16 (Sphereon 3216) HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/32 (Sphereon 3232) HP StorageWorks Edge Switch 2/12 (Sphereon 4300) Sphereon 4400 (Brocade 4400) Sphereon 4700 (Brocade 4700) M-EOSn 9.6.x, 9.7.x, 9.8.x, Intrepid 10000 Director (Brocade Mi10K)

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    NOTE: Be sure to install the DCFM application on a dedicated machine that is not running any other server applications, such as another database server. Using M-EOSc switches with SNMPv3 enabled DCFM 10.1.3 or later does not support managing M-EOSc switches with SNMPv3 enabled. If SNMPv3 is enabled on M-EOSc switches, SNMPv1 is automatically disabled.

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    DCFM Pro services do not auto-start on Linux and Solaris After a restart, DCFM Pro services need to be manually started on both Linux and Solaris. Until Pro services are started, the DCFM client will fail to launch. FC Address field displays incorrect in the Port Connectivity View The FC address is listed incorrectly when using the Port Connectivity View.

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    Deleting Logical Switches with GigE ports causes errors When deleting a Logical Switch that has Gigabit Ethernet ports without first moving the GigE ports to the default Logical Switch, an error message may be displayed and the delete fails. Blank graph displayed for FCIP tunnels When FCIP tunnels are selected from the Picker dialog in the Historical Graph, the tunnels will initially appear as blank until the Apply button in the dialog is clicked.

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    FCIP/GigE Performance Graphs If there are no FCIP/GigE performance graphs shown for a switch, verify that the server IP address is properly registered in the SNMP trap registration table. To verify the IP address, enter the CLI command snmpconfig --show snmpv3 and verify that the SNMPv3 credentials exactly match the SNMPv3 user that the DCFM server is registered with for traps.

  • Page 11: Installation Instructions, Documentation Updates

    2408 FCoE Converged Network Switch zoning DCFM 10.1.4 only supports discovery for the 2408 FCoE Converged Network Switches. To set up zoning for the CEE ports, perform the following steps: On the CEE fabric, set the Connected End Devices option to Show All. Set the Port Display option to Occupied Product Ports.

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    DCFM 10.1.0 fixes Table 3 lists defects closed in the DCFM 10.1.0 release. Table 3 DCFM 10.1.0 closed defects Closed defect summary Solution Help dialog is not launched for Technical Support Data Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Collection dialog. Workaround—Navigate to the correct help section by launching the main help dialog.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Even when no configuration is present on the right- Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 pane of the PDCM dialog, various buttons remain enabled. Symptom—When the customer selects a configuration node on the left tree of the PDCM dialog without moving any configuration to the right pane, buttons like Activate, New, Save, Save As, Analyze Zone Conflict, and so on, remain enabled.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Active Zone Config tab shows inactive zones that were Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 added to existing active config. Workaround—Closing and relaunching dialog Symptom—When the user adds inactive zones to displays proper information. active zone config, the Active Zone Config tab shows inactive zones immediately.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Exporting aliases not converting {D,P} member into Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 WWN as specified in the FS. Workaround—change {D,P} entries to the Symptom—When the user export the alias with {D,P} corresponding switch port WWN manually in the member, the {D,P} member appears as it was in the exported CSV file.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Error message is not displayed when Trace Route Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 operation fails due to McDATA fabric mode. Workaround—Trace Route summary dialog shows information in Fcping tab and blank Forward and Reverse Route tabs instead of showing an error message when McDATA fabric mode is set.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Incorrect values are displayed for GbE port traffic in Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 real time graph. Symptom—When traffic of about 139 MB/s is flowing through a GbE port, the throughput value displayed is around 18 MB/s which is much less. The same issue is noted for TX RX % Utilization also.

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    Closed defect summary Solution FCping output is not displayed in Trace Route Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Progress/Fcping tab of Summary dialog on failure. Workaround—Ping Succeeded field in the Trace Route Summary dialog will display "No" when fcping fails. Symptom—The Trace Route progress dialog does not show fcping result.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Device Connectivity:Linux -3 of the results display Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 "Index 0”. Symptom—Three of the results displayed in the results dialog have "Index 0” displayed. The checks were for Device port check and Zone configuration. Tape Volume Label is not being displayed for tape Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 LUNs in DCFM.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Names fix duplicates produces an empty error Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 message. Workaround—Find the Name in the product tree and fix it there, or allow the application to fix it for you Symptom—This happens when the newly edited Name matches another Name (when Names are set to be unique), or when an invalid name is detected (such as an @ in a FOS port name.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Help page cannot be launched from HBA server Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 mapping dialog. Symptom—Clicking Help in the HBA server mapping dialog does not launch the corresponding Help page. Column headers for Targets dialog and LUNs dialog Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 do not align when scrolling horizontally.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Fabric Binding Help refers to selecting SAN Router. Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Symptom—User sees an option to select SAN Router in the online help and User Manual section for "Adding detached devices to the fabric binding membership list.”...

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    Closed defect summary Solution Deleting LSAN zones from the LSAN zoning scope Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 does not work for a fabric that is in the “McDATA Workaround—Manually delete all the LSAN zones Open Fabric Mode”. from the fabric through EOS. Symptom—The customer see an error message which says "Unable to activate the zones in the McDATA Open Fabric Mode".

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    Closed defect summary Solution In DCFM, the title bar of the online help shows Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 incorrect header text. Symptom—In DCFM, the header text of online help reads ***SANHelp.txt*** instead of the expected string: DCFM 10.0.0. In online help, the hyperlinks for Related Topics do Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 not work in the PDCM Matrix section.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Names import should support the format of the Zone Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 alias export www,name. Workaround—Add a comma at the end of each line Symptom—Zone alias export will fail to import into such as wwn,namecomment. Names.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Swapping contents in the Product Properties section Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 of the Connection properties does not swap the corresponding Connections and Selected Connections Properties sections. Symptom—The user sees that the data in the Connections section and Selected Connections do not match the swapped contents of Product Properties connection.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Remote client cannot be used when a server has client Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 viewing on a second screen. Workaround—At the server, move the client to the Symptom—Remote client will appear off the screen. primary screen and close the client. Download the remote client again.

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    Closed defect summary Solution E_Ports in node descriptor. Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Symptom—Default should be to have E_Ports displayed. Default should be on and setting should be some place obvious. Delete, Change Seed Switch, UnMonitor, and Monitor Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 buttons are enabled at any level of the fabric tree;...

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    Closed defect summary Solution DCFM displays a message for EGM license for Mi10k Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 switch in performance port picker. Workaround—Use only one particular Mi10k switch Symptom—When a user chooses a Mi10k port along at a time for performance monitoring and do not with another switch's port, an EGM license message including ports from another switch.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Unable to remove a switch from Fabric Binding List Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 without removing it from the fabric. Fabric Binding failure. Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Symptom—Fabric Binding failed because data cannot Workaround—While modifying the Fabric Binding be populated to the switch.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Exceptions and Null error occur while refreshing data Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 from server to client. Workaround—Restart client. Symptom—When refresh is selected, the following error is displayed: Could not contact DCFM server Null. Zoning dialog shows a message banner for switch Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 level changes in a fabric scope.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Creating a multiple TI zone with the same member is Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 permitted from the Zoning dialog. Workaround— Remove the shared member manually Symptom—When a user adds a TI zone member that and commit TI zone. was already part of another TI zone, the new member is added without a warning.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Unable to install DCFM Enterprise trial edition on Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 Windows 2003 SP2 Server. The installer hangs while Workaround—Manually add the default windows initializing the database. system32 path in environmental variables and then Symptom—DCFM Enterprise Trial Edition cannot be reinstall the application.

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    Closed defect summary Solution The parameters in the FICON emulation tab of Ad- Fixed in DCFM 10.1.0 vance settings in the FCIP config wizard are not set by default. The steps regarding this must be removed from online help. Symptom—The default values can easily seen by the user which is not necessary in the document.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Read-only (RO) privileges for storage encryption configuration Fixed in DCFM 10.1.2 enables the user to remove a smart card entry. A user without Storage Encryption configuration privileges is Fixed in DCFM 10.1.2 able to add targets. DCFM 10.1.3 fixes Table 5 lists defects closed in the DCFM 10.1.3 release.

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    Closed defect summary Solution The Port Optics dialog does not display information for nondefault logical Fixed in DCFM 10.1.3 switches. DCFM incorrectly allows assigning port numbers higher than 32 on a 48- Fixed in DCFM 10.1.3 port blade to a logical switch if the 256 area limit is set with a port-based DCFM now prevents the user from area assignment.

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    Closed defect summary Solution Zones that contain a hyphen in the zone name do not appear in the zone Fixed in DCFM 10.1.4 database table after migrating to DCFM, and a zone configuration mis- match alert occurs. During switch discovery with DCFM, the message Specified seed Fixed in DCFM 10.1.4 switch already present in another managed fabric ap- pears, even though the switch was not present in the topology of the dis-...

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    Closed defect summary Solution Files loaded in the firmware library of M-EOS Element Manager appear Fixed in DCFM 10.1.4 to be lost after migration from EFCM V9.7.x, but the files were actually Workaround prior to this upgrade: imported to the install directory/data/eos/em/_Raw/firmware Manually load the firmware file file folder.

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