Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3200 and MD3200i Series Support

Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3200 and MD3200i
Series Support Matrix
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 2
Dell PowerVault M3200 Series and MD3200i Series Rules ............................................ 2
Supported Controller Firmware and NVSRAM ................................................................ 3
Supported SAS Host Bus Adapters ................................................................................. 4
Supported iSCSI Software Initiators ................................................................................ 4
Supported Protocol Offload (TOE / iSCSI) Adapters ....................................................... 4
Support Hard Disk Drives ................................................................................................ 4
Supported Expansion Enclosures ................................................................................... 5
Supported Management Software ................................................................................... 5
Supported Operating Systems ........................................................................................ 7
Supported Device Mapper Software................................................................................ 9
Introduction
This document provides information on supported software and hardware for Dell PowerVault MD3200
Series and MD3200i Series storage arrays as well as usage considerations, recommendations and rules.
Dell PowerVault M3200 Series and MD3200i Series Rules
The following are the connectivity and consideration rules for the MD3200 Series and MD3200i Series arrays:
RULE
Maximum number of host servers a
single MD3200 Series array can
connect to with one RAID Controller
Module installed:
Maximum number of host servers a
single MD3200 Series array can
connect to with two RAID Controller
Modules installed:
Maximum number of Dell 6GbSAS
HBA cards supported in a single host
server attached to single array. (It is
recommended to use two Dell 6Gb
SAS HBA cards for all redundant
cabling configurations.)
Unused ports on a Dell 6Gb SAS
HBA card already connected to an
MD3200 cannot be connected to
another device (such as a tape drive
or other model storage array).
Maximum number ofMD3200 Series
arrays a host server may connect to:
Connecting a MD3200 Series SAS
array and a MD3200iSeries iSCSI
array to the same host is supported.
TOTAL of 96 slots --Up to seven MD1200 Series
expansion enclosures can be
attached to a MD3200 array. A
mixture of MD1200 and MD1220
enclosures for a total of 96 SAS
physical disks.
Attached MD1200 Series expansion
enclosures must be run in unified
mode.
A hot spare for a disk group must be
a physical disk of equal or greater
size than any of the member disks.
When using out-of-band
management with SMcli by
specifying the RAID Controller
management port IP addresses on
the MD Storage Array, SMcli
commands that change the attributes
of a virtual disk, virtual disk copy, or
snapshot virtual disk, must have
management access to the owning
RAID Controller Module to complete.
Where applicable it is a best practice
MD3200 & MD3220 (SAS)
4
MD3200i & MD3220i (iSCSI)
32
8 (4 if using high availability)
32
2 (each card has two ports)
Not applicable to iSCSI
configurations
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Not applicable to iSCSI
configurations
2 (HA)
4
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to specify both management port IP
addresses on the SMcli invocation:
"SMcli 192.168.128.101
192.168.128.102 -c".
Co-existence of multiple Linux multipathing drivers is not supported.
When using a MD3200 Series array
with Linux host servers only the
Linux Device Mapper failover driver
is supported.
On Linux systems Device Mapper
multi-pathing drivers are required for
multi-path support
Virtual disks on an MD3200 Series
cannot be used for booting.
RAID 5 and RAID 6 disk groups are
limited to a maximum of 30 physical
disks
Disk Groups can be migrated
between a Dell PowerVault MD3200
and a Dell PowerVault MD3200i by
following the appropriate Disk Group
migration procedure**
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* Refer to the Hardware Installation section of the MD3200 and MD3220 Storage Array Owner’s Manual
and the MD3200i and MD3220i Storage Array Owner’s Manual.
** Refer to the Disk Group Migration section of the MD3200 and MD3220 Storage Array Owner’s Manual
and the MD3200i and MD3220i Storage Array Owner’s Manual.
Supported Controller Firmware and NVSRAM
NOTE: It is advisable to gather support information before performing any firmware upgrade. This can be
performed from the support tab of the MD Storage Manager application.
NOTE: Only drivers and firmware released by Dell are supported. For the latest driver and firmware
releases, see the Downloads section at support.dell.com.
To determine your firmware and NVSRAM levels:
From a management station, connect to the storage array using MD Storage Manager.
Select the Support tab.
Click on Storage Array Profile and look for the firmware and NVSRAM versions.
Software
Controller Firmware
Controller NVSRAM
Version
07.70.06.63
N26X0-770890-005
Notes
Supported SAS Host Bus Adapters
Please see support.dell.com for the latest supported firmware and driver versions.
Adapter Name
Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA
Supported iSCSI Software Initiators
Operating System
Windows 2003 R2 SP2
Windows 2008 R2 SP2
Windows 2008 SP2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Suse Linux Enterprise Server
SW Initator Vendor
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Red Hat
Suse
SW Initiator Version
2.08, 2.07
RTM or later
RTM or later
RTM or later
RTM or later
Notes
Available via MS download
Included w/OS
Included w/OS
Included w/OS
Included w/OS
Supported Protocol Offload (TOE / iSCSI) Adapters
Standard Gigabit Ethernet adapters are supported when used with supported software iSCSI initiators.
The following list of hardware initiators is also supported.
Please see support.dell.com for the latest supported firmware and driver versions.
Adapter Name
Broadcom – 5708
Broadcom – 5709
Broadcom – 5709c
Broadcom – 5721j
Emulex OneConnect 10G CNA
Support Hard Disk Drives
Only Dell-provided hard disk drives are supported. Hard disk drives not purchased from Dell will be marked as
uncertified and will not be usable. Refer to the MD3200/MD3200i Drivers and Downloads section for the latest
available physical disk firmware.
Form Factor
Dell P/N
Model
Capacity
Speed
Vendor
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
U717K
U738K
R755K
X163K
T873K
X164K
W350K
F617N
X150K
R749K
ST3500414SS
ST31000424SS
ST32000444SS
ST3450757SS
ST3600957SS
ST31000425SS
ST32000445SS
ST3300657SS
HUS156030VLS600
ST3450857SS
500GB
1TRB
2TRB
450GB
600GB
1TRB
2TRB
300GB
300GB
450GB
7.2K
7.2K
7.2K
15K
15K
7.2K
7.2K
15K
15K
15K
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Hitachi
Seagate
3.5"
3.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
T875K
W347K
R734K
R744K
U733K
W335K
R727K
R730K
W345K
X143K
T855K
X160K
W328K
W330K
X162K
U709K
T871K
X1MCH
HUS156045VLS600
ST3600057SS
ST9500430SS
ST9300503SS
ST9146752SS
ST9500431SS
MBE2073RC
HUC151473CSS600
ST973452SS
MBD2147RC
HUC103014CSS600
ST9146803SS
MBE2147RC
HUC151414CSS600
ST9146852SS
ST9146852SS
ST9300603SS
LB150S
450Gb
600GB
500GB
300Gb
146GB
500GB
73GB
73GB
73GB
146GB
146GB
146GB
146GB
146GB
146GB
300GB
300GB
149GB
15k
15K
7.2K
10K
15K
7.2K
15K
15K
15K
10K
10K
10K
15K
15K
15k
10K
10K
SSD
Hitachi
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Fujitsu
Hitachi
Seagate
Fujitsu
Hitachi
Seagate
Fujitsu
Hitachi
Seagate
Hitachi
Seagate
Pliant
Supported Expansion Enclosures
The MD3200 Series arrays support a maximum of 96 hard driver slots. These additional slots are provided by up to 3
MD1200 enclosures, 7 MD1220 enclosures, or a combination of MD1200 and MD1220 enclosure. When a
combination of enclosures is used the total number of disk drive slots in the system cannot exceed 96.
Enclosure Model
MD1200
MD1220
Firmware Version
1.01
1.01
Notes
Supported Management Software
MD3200
Windows x86
Software Component
MD3200 Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
MD3200 Series VDS/VSS Providers
Version
1.0.1.10
10.70.36.06
D0.70.36.08 / S0.70.36.08
Notes
Version
1.0.1.10
10.70.36.06
D0.70.36.08 / S0.70.36.08
Notes
Windows x86_64
Software Component
MD3200 Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
MD3200 Series VDS/VSS Providers
RHEL
Software Component
MD3200 Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
MD3200 Series Device Mapper
Version
1.0.1.10
10.70.A6.06
Notes
See section on DM
SLES
Software Component
MD3200 Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
MD3200 Series Device Mapper
Version
1.0.1.10
10.70.A6.06
Notes
See section on DM
MD3200i
Windows x86
Software Component
MD3200i Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
Modular Disk Configuration Utility
MD3200i Series VDS/VSS Providers
Version
1.0.1.4
10.70.36.06
1.2.0.1017
D0.70.36.08 / S0.70.36.08
Notes
Version
1.0.1.4
10.70.36.06
1.2.0.1017
D0.70.36.08 / S0.70.36.08
Notes
Version
1.0.1.4
10.70.A6.06
1.2.0.1017
Notes
Windows x86_64
Software Component
MD3200i Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
Modular Disk Configuration Utility
MD3200i Series VDS/VSS Providers
RHEL
Software Component
MD3200i Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
Modular Disk Configuration Utility
MD3200i Series Device Mapper
See section on DM
SLES
Software Component
MD3200i Series Resource DVD
Modular Disk Storage Manager
Modular Disk Configuration Utility
MD3200i Series Device Mapper
Version
1.0.1.4
10.70.A6.06
1.2.0.1017
Notes
See section on DM
Supported Operating Systems
Where clustering is supported by the operating system it is supported by the MD3200 Series and MD3200i Series
storage arrays, subject to the following limitations:
Windows 2008: Max iSCSI nodes 16, max SAS nodes 4
Windows 2003: Clustering is nott supported with MD3200 Series and MD3200i Series Storage Arrays
RHEL: Max iSCSI nodes 16, max SAS nodes 4
SLES: Max iSCSI nodes 16, max SAS nodes 4
Operating System
SAS Host
Server
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 2008 R2
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SP2 Standard and
Core
Windows 2008 R2
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SP2 Enterprise and
Core
Windows 2008 R2
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SP2 Data Center and
Core
Windows 2008 R2
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SP2 Foundation
Windows 2008 R2
SP2 Web and Core
Windows 2008
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Storage Server R2
SP2 all editions
Windows 2008 R2
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SP2 HPC Server
Windows Server 2008
Windows 2008 SP2
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Standard and Core
(x86, x64)
Windows 2008 SP2
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Enterprise and Core
(x86,x64)
Windows 2008 SP2
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Data Center and Core
(x86, x64)
Windows 2008 SP2
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Foundation (x86, x64)
Windows 2008 SP2
Web and Core (x86,
x64)
Windows 2008 Small
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Business Server SP2
(x86, x64)
Windows 2008
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Essential Business
Server SP2 (x86,
x64)
Windows 2008
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Storage Server SP2
Server, all editions,
(x86, x64)
Windows 2008 HPC
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Server SP2 Server, all
editions (x86, x64)
iSCSI Host
Server
Management
Station
Notes &
Required
Hotfixes
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KB979711
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KB979711
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KB979711
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KB979711
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KB979711
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KB979711
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
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KB970525,
KB974201
Window Server 2003 R2
Windows 2003 R2
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SP2 Standard (x86,
x64)
Windows 2003 R2
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SP2 Enterprise
(x86,x64)
Windows 2003 Small
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Business Server R2
SP2 all editions (x86
only )
Windows Storage
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Server 2003 R2 SP2
all editions, (x86, x64)
Windows Unified Data √
Storage Server 2003
SP2 all editions, (x64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise
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Linux 5.5 (base, AP,
DT w/WS option)(x86,
x64)
Red Hat Enterprise
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Linux 5.4+ (base, AP,
DT w/WS option (x86,
x64)
Red Hat Enterprise
√
Linux 5.4 (base, AP,
DT w/WS option)
(x86, x64)
Suse Linux Enterprise Server
Suse® Linux
√
Enterprise Server 11
SP1 (x64 only)
Suse Linux Enterprise √
Server 11 (x64 only)
Suse Linux Enterprise √
Server 10 SP3 (x64
only)
Virtualization Hosts / Hypervisors
Citrix XenServer 5.6.0 √
Retail Edition
VMware ESX/ESXi
√
4.1
Microsoft Hyper-V
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Server 2008 R2 SP2
Microsoft Server 2008 √
R2 SP2 with Hyper-V
Microsoft Hyper-V
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Server 2008 SP2
Microsoft Server 2008 √
SP2 with Hyper-V
Windows Desktop Operating Systems
Windows 7 (x86, x64)
Windows Vista SP2
(x86, x64)
Windows XP SP3
(x86, x64)
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KB950903,
KB931300
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KB950903,
KB931300
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KB950903,
KB931300
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KB950903,
KB931300
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KB950903,
KB931300
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Dell unique kernel
patch required for
certain Dell
servers.
Supported Device Mapper Software
Operating System
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4+
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
Component
scsi_dh_rdac DKMS package
Kernel Version
scsi_dh_rdac DKMS package
multipath-tools
All native in OS distribution
scsi_dh_rdac DKMS package
scsi_dh_rdac DKMS package
All native in OS distribution
MimimumVersion
scsi_dh_rdac-1.3-dkms.noarch.rpm
kernel-default-2.6.27.39-0.3.1
scsi_dh_rdac-1.5-dkms.noarch.rpm
Multipath-tools-0.4.8-40.6.1.rpm
N/A
scsi_dh_rdac-1.4-dkms.noarch.rpm
scsi_dh_rdac-1.4-dkms.noarch.rpm
N/A
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