McDATA 4416 Installation guide

Copyright © 2006 McDATA Corporation All rights reserved.
The software includes technology under a license from QLogic Corporation.
McDATA 4416 Switch
Module
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00
GUI Version 5.02.3.07
Release Notes
P/N 50561-00 Rev A
3/21/06
Copyright © 2006 McDATA Corporation. All rights reserved.
These release notes describe information for McDATA
4416 switch module.
NOTE: To improve readability, the remainder of this document
refers to firmware versions by the first two digits. In other
words, firmware version 5.2.3.13.00 is referenced as version 5.2.
Section
Page
Applicable Products
2
Outstanding Known Issues
2
Documentation Updates
6
Standards Compliance
7
Related Documentation
8
Optional Features
8
Other Notes and Considerations
9
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Applicable Products
Applicable Products
McDATA firmware version 5.2 is supported on the following
products:
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McDATA 4416
Outstanding Known Issues
Table 1, page 2 lists the problem reports (PRs) for issues that are
known, but not fixed in switch firmware 5.2. Workarounds are
provided. Outstanding known issues are organized by their Problem
Category, then their PR number. Each is assigned a Problem Category
such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the Telnet
command line interface (CLI), McDATA Embedded Web Server, and
Element Manager.
Table 1
2
Outstanding Known Issues
PR
Number Description
Problem
Category
Affected
Model
8767
Description/Symptom: The shortcut key [Alt+S,a] will open the
hard reset window instead of the expected archive window (same
shortcut key used in different situations)
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Use the pull down menu instead of the
shortcut key.
Embedded
and Element
Manager
4416
9557
Description/Symptom: In some instances, the Wizards menu is
displayed before the View menu.
Customer Impact: none
Workaround/Recovery: none
Embedded
4416
10467
Description/Symptom: In cases where the fabric has a login
failure to the switch(es), the GUI continues to attempt subsequent
logins every second. This fills the alarm logs and other (more
important) alarm logs may be lost as a result. In addition, the
repeated attempts to login and subsequent failures disrupt the
usability of Telnet sessions until the fabric is closed. This is only
an issue if there are multiple GUIs pointed at the fabric.
Customer Impact: medium
Workaround/Recovery: Point only one GUI at the fabric.
Embedded
4416
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Outstanding Known Issues
Table 1
Outstanding Known Issues (continued)
PR
Number Description
Problem
Category
Affected
Model
10559
Description/Symptom: After selecting the Add a new Fabric
dialog to start the GUI session and then executing a different
software program at the same time, the Add a new Fabric dialog
reappears and allows you to add another GUI session when only
one is supposed to be allowed.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Remove one of the GUI sessions so that
you are only running with one GUI session.
Embedded
4416
10727
Description/Symptom: When Accounting RADIUS servers are
defined on the switch and Authentication order = Local Only, new
(Telnet) sessions validate the accounting servers prior to log in,
as designed. However, when a new GUI session is initiated, the
Accounting RADIUS Servers are not validated.
Customer Impact: medium
Workaround/Recovery: Restart the GUI.
Security
4416
10730
Description/Symptom: After logging into the McDATA
Embedded Web Server and displaying the fabric, if you then
select the Web Browser to either reload or change the IP address,
the McDATA Embedded Web Server and the Web Browser
become unresponsive. This is a Windows only issue.
Customer Impact: medium
Workaround/Recovery: Restart the Web Browser.
Embedded
4416
10825
Description/Symptom: An error message is being reported
when SSH is enabled via the GUI. Error message is:
Security
4416
Received error in attempting to release admin privileges.
[Reason: No Response]
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Use the CLI to enable SSH.
10987
Description/Symptom: When using help menus on RedHat® 4.0
in either Mozilla® or Firefox® browsers, the left hand panel that
shows items to be selected only uses the top 1/3 of the panel.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Use the Konqueror® browser.
Embedded
and Element
Manager
4416
15176
Description/Symptom: Visual SAN Device Manager will not
support the McDATA 4416 Switch Module at product launch.
Custom Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Check the following web site for Visual
SAN Device Manager updates:
http://support.qlogic.com/support/oem_detail_all.asp?oemid=370
Visual SAN
4416
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
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Outstanding Known Issues
Table 1
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Outstanding Known Issues (continued)
PR
Number Description
Problem
Category
Affected
Model
15402
Description/Symptom: Cursor remains as hourglass after
firmware activation failure when using Element Manager.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Disregard the hourglass cursor. The
cursor is still operable. This is a display issue only.
Element
Manager
4416
16033
Description/Symptom: The switch module is not showing the
correct value for Fabric Binding after changing Fabric Binding on
a different McDATA switch in the fabric.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Refresh the screen.
Embedded
and Element
Manager
4416
16183
Description/Symptom: Domain ID Lock is not activated when
McDATA fabric binding is enabled from another McDATA switch in
the fabric. Fabric binding requires that the specified domain ID
and switch WWN match what is entered into the security list.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Set Domain ID lock on McDATA 4416
switch. Domain ID lock can be set using the McDATA Embedded
Web Server and selecting Switch>Switch Properties and then
clicking Enable for Domain ID lock and applying changes.
Security
4416
16664
Description/Symptom: An erroneous I/O error message is
displayed while unpacking the firmware image in Maintenance
mode, yet the firmware download and unpack were successful.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recover: Disregard the erroneous message.
Firmware
4416
16701
Description/Symptom: Online loopback test fails when run
against the embedded HBA with the default (256) frame size. The
port can be left in non-functional state.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: Specify a smaller frame size (255).
Non-functional ports can be recovered by resetting the switch
port.
Diagnostics
4416
16743
Description/Symptom: The Event Browser is not displaying new
events.
Customer Impact: Moderate
Workaround/Recovery: Close and reopen the McDATA
Embedded Web Server or McDATA Element Manager. Reopen
the Event Browser.
Embedded
and Element
Manager
4416
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Outstanding Known Issues
Table 1
Outstanding Known Issues (continued)
PR
Number Description
None
Description/Symptom: Faceplate display under target/initiator
column shows Embedded QLogic HBA as unknown instead of
initiator.
Customer Impact: low
Workaround/Recovery: This is a display issue that can occur if
the attached Server Blade is running Linux. This will be corrected
by a future Linux HBA device driver.
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes
Problem
Category
Affected
Model
HBA
4416
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
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Documentation Updates
Documentation Updates
Zoning
The McDATA 4416 switch supports port/domain zoning in
Standard/Open Fabric Interop Mode; other McDATA directors and
edge switches do not. Therefore, only WWN zoning is supported in
Standard/Open Fabric Interop Mode when McDATA 4416 switch is
attached to other McDATA switches. FC address zoning is not
supported by other McDATA switches, and is not recommended for
use in McDATA 4416 switch.
Do not create a soft zone that shares membership with a hard zone.
Soft zone members that are in the hard zone will not be able to
transfer I/O with soft zone members that are outside of the hard
zone.
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Extended credits
The credits associated with internal FC switch ports (ports 0-9) can be
donated to external ports (10-15) to allow the attachment of longer
cables. The Set Config command configures internal ports as donor
ports (PortType - Donor) and allows the external ports to request
extended credits (ExtCredit) in 15 credit increments.
PFE Keys
The McDATA 4416 Switch Module Installation Guide (page 1-4) and the
McDATA Switch Module Management Guide (page 4-1) incorrectly
directs you to the McDATA web site for information about
purchasing Product Features Enabled (PFE) keys. For information
about purchasing PFE keys, contact your local Dell sales
representative.
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
Standards Compliance
Standards Compliance
Firmware 5.2 is compliant with the following Fibre Channel
protocols:
•
FC-PH Rev 4.3
•
FC-PH-2
•
FC-PH-3
•
FC-FG
•
FC-SW-2
•
FC-GS
•
FC-GS-2
•
FC-GS-3
•
FC-AL Rev 4.6
•
FC-AL-2 Rev 7
•
FC-FLA
•
FC-Tape
•
FC-VI
Firmware 5.2 is compliant with the Fibre Channel Element MIB
Specification (FE-MIB) and the Fibre Alliance MIB Specification
(FA-MIB).
Firmware 5.2 is compliant with the following classes of service:
•
Class 2
•
Class 3
•
Class F
The McDATA 4416 Embedded Web Server requires Microsoft Internet
Explorer® 5.0 or higher, Netscape Navigator® 4.72 or higher or
Mozilla 1.02 or higher. Java® Plugin 1.4.2 or higher must be available
on the server where the browser is started.
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
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Related Documentation
Related Documentation
The following documents provide additional support and
information pertaining to firmware version 5.2:
•
McDATA 4416 Product Information Guide (59179-00 Rev A)
•
McDATA 4416 Quick Start Guide (50562-00 Rev A)
•
McDATA 4416 Fibre Channel Switch Module Installation Guide
(59180-00 Rev A)
•
McDATA 4416 Command Line Interface Guide (59182-00 Rev A)
•
McDATA Switch Module Management Guide (59181-00 Rev A)
•
McDATA EFC Manager Software User Manual (620-000170-030)
Optional Features
The following optional features are available with Product Feature
Enablement (PFE) keys. Refer to the McDATA Switch Module
Management Guide for information about installing a PFE key. To
purchase McDATA PFE keys, please contact your McDATA
representative.
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SANtegrity
If SANtegrity® is licensed and enabled on the existing McDATA
fabric, the McDATA 4416 switch must also have a SANtegrity PFE
key. Refer to your technical documentation for the product for the
procedure that shows you how to validate features on your device.
Port Activation
The switch module comes from the factory as a 12-port switch,
enabling external ports 10–13 and internal ports 0–7. You can
upgrade the switch module to enable the remaining external ports
(14, 15) and internal ports (8, 9) through the purchase of the Port
Activation PFE key.
McDATA Element
Manager
To manage the switch module through EFCM using the McDATA
Element Manager, you must install the McDATA Element Manager
PFE key. McDATA Element Manager is a subset of the McDATA
Embedded Web Server and enables you to manage a single switch
through EFCM.
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
Other Notes and Considerations
Other Notes and Considerations
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When using McDATA Embedded Web Server or Element
Manager, the faceplate Device tab for a non-McDATA 4416 switch
will show Unknown for three columns. It is normal for the Switch,
Port and Target/Initiator columns on non-McDATA 4416
switches to show Unknown.
CAUTION
Configuration Wizard should be applied to an isolated switch links to other switches should be disconnected before continuing.
If the switch is part of a fabric, the Wizard's operation will be
disruptive to that fabric and may result in the deactivation of the
fabric's active zone set.
•
The online help states:
The Default Zone setting is set automatically on all switches in the
fabric if the Interop Mode setting on the Advanced Switch Properties
window is set to McDATA Fabric Mode. If set to Standard, you must
ensure that all switches in the fabric have the same Default Zone setting.
The correct statement is:
If the switch is in McDATA fabric mode and you change the Default
Zone setting, the new setting is propagated to all switches in the fabric.
If the switch is in Standard mode and you change the Default Zone
setting, the new setting is NOT propagated to any other switches in the
fabric.
•
To use the McDATA SANtegrity Enhanced feature, you must
install the McDATA SANtegrity Enhanced PFE key and enable
the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature in McDATA Embedded
Web Server. When the PFE key is installed and SSL is enabled, the
Security menu becomes available in Element Manager.
•
If you enable SSL using the GUI on the entry switch, secure
communication between the management station and the switch
will not be used until you add a new fabric using the IP address
of the switch where you enabled SSL. You will know that secure
communication is being used by the addition of the padlock to
the fabric name in the fabric tree.
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
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Other Notes and Considerations
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When logged in to the McDATA 4416 switch via the Dell
DRAC/MC, the console output is erratic. It appears that CR
(carriage returns) are not being interpreted correctly. This is a
problem on Linux systems only. Consider the following remedies:
— Connect directly to the FC switch through Telnet instead of
logging in through the Dell DRAC/MC
— Connect a NULL modem cable between the Linux system and
the Dell DRAC/MC and set the baud rate to 115200.
— Contact Dell technical support to see if new Dell DRAC/MC
code is available.
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SNMP Proxy is enabled by default on the McDATA 4416 Switch.
This can cause the following display issues when using Element
Manager:
— The Zoning dialog does not display all switch modules.
— Nodes attached to switch modules do not display in the
product list or in the zoning dialog.
— The active firmware is not displayed correctly in the product
list.
— No fabric is displayed in the topology display when multiple
switch modules are in a fabric but only 1 switch is discovered
To avoid these display issues, you must disable SNMP Proxy. To
disable the SNMP Proxy, open a Telnet session on the switch, log
in, and enter the following commands:
admin start
set setup snmp
(set the ProxyEnabled setting to False)
Do you want to save and activate this snmp setup? (y/n):
[n] y
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When upgrading the firmware on the McDATA 4416 switch using
McDATA Embedded Web Server or Element Manager, the
firmware upgrade process may fail with the following message:
The upload process failed
This failure may be due to an File Transfer Protocol (FTP) proxy or
Network Address Translation (NAT) router that exists on the
Ethernet backbone which does not support, or is blocking,
passive FTP mode.
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McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
Other Notes and Considerations
This firmware upload failure can be easily resolved by uploading
firmware from a computer system that is on the same subnet as
the McDATA 4416. If possible, modify the settings on the
proxy/router to allow passive FTP mode connections. Otherwise,
upgrade firmware from the command line interface. See the
McDATA 4416 Command Line Interface Guide.
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Table 2 describes the zoning limits:
Table 2
Zoning Limits
Current Limit
Maximum zone sets
1
Maximum zones
2047
Maximum zones in a zone set
2047
Maximum members
10,000
Maximum members in a zone
4096
Maximum aliases
0
McDATA 4416 Switch Module Release Notes
Firmware Version 5.2.3.13.00 GUI Version 5.02.3.07 P/N
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Other Notes and Considerations
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