Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes
for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
Release Date: August 2, 2013
Part Number: OL-29201-02
This document describes the caveats and limitations for switches in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family. Use
this document in conjunction with documents listed in the “Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a
Service Request” section on page 34.
Release notes are sometimes updated with new information on restrictions and caveats. Refer to the
following website for the most recent version of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_release_notes_list.html
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Contents
This document includes the following:
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Introduction, page 2
•
Components Supported, page 2
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MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support, page 8
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Software Download Process, page 13
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Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image, page 16
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Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image, page 20
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New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3), page 23
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Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages, page 24
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Introduction
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Limitations and Restrictions, page 26
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Limitations and Restrictions, page 26
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Caveats, page 27
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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page 34
Introduction
The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches provides industry-leading
availability, scalability, security, and management, allowing you to deploy high performance
storage-area networks with lowest total cost of ownership. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto
a high performance, protocol agnostic switch fabric, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family addresses the stringent
requirements of large data center storage environments: uncompromising high availability, security,
scalability, ease of management, and seamless integration of new technologies.
Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS software powers the award-winning Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer
Switches. It is designed to create a strategic SAN platform with superior reliability, performance,
scalability, and features. Formerly known as Cisco SAN-OS, Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS software is fully
interoperable with earlier Cisco SAN-OS versions and enhances hardware platform and module support.
Components Supported
Table 2 lists the NX-OS software part numbers and hardware components supported by the Cisco MDS
9000 Family.
Note
Table 2
For the latest information about supported transceivers, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Pluggable
Transceivers data sheet.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components
Component Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
Software
M97S3K9-6.2.3
MDS 9700 Supervisor/Fabric-1, NX-OS software
MDS 9710 Switch
M95S2K9-6.2.3
MDS 9500 Supervisor/Fabric-2, NX-OS software
MDS 9500 Series only
M92S2K9-6.2.3
MDS 9200 Supervisor/Fabric-2, NX-OS software
MDS 9222i Switch
M91S3K9-6.2.3
MDS 9148 Supervisor/Fabric-3 NX-OS software
MDS 9148 Switch
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued)
Component Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
Licenses
M9500SSE184K9
Storage Services Enabler License for one MSM-18/4
module
MDS 9500 Series only
M9222ISSE1K9
Storage Services Enabler License
MDS 9222i Switch only
M9200SSE184K9
Storage Services Enabler License for one MSM-18/4
module
MDS 9200 Series only
M95DMM184K9
Data Mobility Manager License for one MSM-18/4
module
MDS 9500 Series only
M9222IDMMK9
Data Mobility Manager License for Cisco MDS 9222i
MDS 9222i Switch
M92DMM184K9
Data Mobility Manager License for one MSM-18/4
module
MDS 9200 Series only
M95DMM184TSK9
Data Mobility Manager for one MSM-18/4 module —
Time Limited to 180 days only
MDS 9500 Series only
M9222IDMMTSK9
Data Mobility Manager — Time Limited to 180 days only MDS 9222i Switch only
M92DMM184TSK9
Data Mobility Manager for one MSM-18/4 module —
Time Limited to 180 days only
MDS 9200 Series only
M92SSESSNK9
Cisco Storage Services Enabler License for SSN-16
(1 engine)
MDS 9200 Series only
M95SSESSNK9
Cisco Storage Services Enabler License for SSN-16
(1 engine)
MDS 9500 Series only
M92SMESSNK9
Cisco Storage Media Encryption License for SSN-16
(1 engine)
MDS 9200 Series only
M95SMESSNK9
Cisco Storage Media Encryption License for SSN-16
(1 engine)
MDS 9500 Series only
M92IOASSN
Cisco I/O Accelerator License for SSN-16 (1 engine)
MDS 9200 Series only
M95IOASSN
Cisco I/O Accelerator License for SSN-16 (1 engine)
MDS 9500 Series only
M92IOA184
Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4
MDS 9200 Series only
M95IOA184
Cisco I/O Accelerator License for MSM-18/4
MDS 9500 Series only
M9222IIOA
Cisco I/O Accelerator License for Cisco MDS 9222i base MDS 9222i Switch only
switch
M92EXTSSNK9
Cisco SAN Extension License for SSN-16 (1 engine)
MDS 9200 Series only
M95EXTSSNK9
Cisco SAN Extension License for SSN-16 (1 engine)
MDS 9500 Series only
M9200XRC
Cisco XRC Acceleration
MDS 9200 Series only
M9500XRC
Cisco XRC Acceleration
MDS 9500 Series only
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Table 2
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued)
Component Part Number
Description
Chassis
DS-C9710
Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director (10-slot multilayer MDS 9710 switch
director with 2 half-width slots for Supervisor 1 modules,
with 8 slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold
separately)
DS-C9513
Cisco MDS 9513 Multilayer Director (13-slot multilayer MDS 9513 Switch
director with 2 slots for Supervisor-2 modules, with 11
slots available for switching modules — SFPs sold
separately)
DS-C9509
Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director (9-slot multilayer MDS 9509 Switch
director with 2 slots for Supervisor modules, with 7 slots
available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)
DS-C9506
Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director (6-slot multilayer MDS 9506 Switch
director with 2 slots for Supervisor modules, with 4 slots
available for switching modules — SFPs sold separately)
DS-C9222i-K9
Cisco MDS 9222i Multilayer Fabric Switch (3-rack-unit MDS 9222i Switch
(3RU) semimodular multilayer fabric switch with 18
4-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and
a modular expansion slot for Cisco MDS 9000 Family
Switching and Services modules)
DS-C9148-K9
Cisco MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch (1RU MDS 9148 Switch
fixed-configuration multilayer fabric switch with 48
8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports)
DS-X97-SF1-K9
Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module
MDS 9700 Series
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9530-SF2A-K9
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Module
MDS 9500 Series
Supervisor
Modules
Applicable Product
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued)
Component Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
Switching
Modules
DS-X9448-768K9
Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP LC connectors
MDS 9710 Switch
DS-X9112
Cisco MDS 9000 12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP LC connectors
MDS 9500 Series
Cisco 24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
with SFP LC connectors
MDS 9500 Series
Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP LC
MDS 9500 Series
Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP LC
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9224-96K9
Cisco MDS 9000 24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC connectors
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9248-96K9
Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC connectors
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9248-48K9
Cisco MDS 9000 4/44-Port Host-Optimized 8-Gbps Fibre MDS 9500 Series
Channel Switching Module with SFP and SFP+ LC
MDS 9222i Switch
connectors
DS-X9708-K9
Cisco MDS 9000 8-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over
Ethernet (FCoE) Module
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9232-256K9
Cisco MDS 9000 32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre
Channel Switching Module
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9248-256K9
Cisco MDS 9000 48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre
Channel Switching Module
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9316-SSNK9
Cisco MDS 9000 Family 16-Port Storage Services Node
(SSN-16) — 16 fixed 1-Gbps Ethernet ports, plus 4
service engines that support 16 Gigabit Ethernet IP
storage services ports.
MDS 9500 Series
DS-X9124
DS-X9148
DS-X9704
Services
Modules
External
crossbar
module
MDS 9200 Series
MDS 9200 Series
MdS 9200 Series
MDS 9200 Series
MDS 9222i Switch
DS-X9304-18K9
MDS 9500 Series
Cisco MDS 9000 18/4-Port Multiservice Module
(MSM-18/4) — 18-port, 4-Gbps Fibre Channel plus
MDS 9200 Series
4-port Gigabit Ethernet IP services and switching module
with SFP LC connectors
DS-X9710-FAB1
Cisco MDS 9710 Crossbar Switching Fabric 1 Module
MDS 9710 Switch
DS-13SLT-FAB2
Cisco MDS 9513 Switching Fabric 2 Module
MDS 9513 Switch
DS-13SLT-FAB3
Cisco MDS 9513 Switching Fabric 3 Module
MDS 9513 Switch
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Software and Hardware Components (continued)
Component Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
Power
Supplies
DS-CAC-300W
300W AC power supply
MDS 9100 Series
DS-C24-300AC
300W AC power supply
MDS 9124 Switch
DS-CAC-845W
845W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9200 Series
MDS9200 Series
DS-CAC-3000W
3000W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9509
MDS 9509 Switch
DS-CAC-2500W
2500W AC power supply
MDS 9509 Switch
DS-CDC-2500W
2500W DC power supply
MDS 9509 Switch
DS-CAC-6000W
6000W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9513
MDS 9513 Switch
DS-CAC-1900W
1900W AC power supply for Cisco MDS 9506
MDS 9506 Switch
CompactFl
ash
MEM-MDS-FLD512M
External 512-MB CompactFlash memory for supervisor
module
MDS 9500 Series
Port
Analyzer
Adapter
DS-PAA-2, DS-PAA
Standalone Fibre Channel-to-Ethernet adapter that allows MDS 9000 Family
for simple, transparent analysis of Fibre Channel traffic in
a switched fabric
Smart Card DS-SCR-K9
Reader
Storage Media Encryption (SME) Smart Card Reader
MDS 9000 Family
Smart Card DS-SC-K9
SME Smart Card
MDS 9000 Family
Table 3 lists the part numbers and optical components supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.
Table 3
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Optics and Transceivers
Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
Optics
SFP-10G-SR
10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module
MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-10G-LR
10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module
MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-10G-ER
10GBASE-ER SFP+ Module
MDS 9710,
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-H10GB-CU1M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 1 meter
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-H10GB-CU3M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 3 meter
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-H10GB-CU5M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 5 meter
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-H10GB-ACU7
M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ active copper
cable 7 meter
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
SFP-H10GB-ACU10
M
10GBASE-CU SFP+ active copper
cable 10 meter
MDS 9500 Series,
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module (DS-X9708-K9)
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Optics and Transceivers (continued)
Component
Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
LC-type
fiber-optic
SFP
DS-SFP-FC16G-SW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 16-Gbps
Fibre Channel for shortwave mode
MDS 9710, 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9)
DS-SFP-FC16G-LW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps
Fibre Channel for longwave mode
MDS 9710, 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module (DS-X9448-768K9)
DS-SFP-FC10G-SW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps
Fibre Channel for shortwave mode
48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel
Module (DS-X9232-256K9),
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel
Module (DS-X9248-256-K9)
DS-SFP-FC10G-LW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 10-Gbps
Fibre Channel for longwave mode
48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module (DS-X9448-768K9),
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel
Module (DS-X9232-256K9),
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Channel
Module (DS-X9248-256-K9)
DS-SFP-FC8G-ER
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or
8-Gbps Fibre Channel for extended
reach (40 km reach)
MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules,
MDS 9148
DS-SFP-FC8G-SW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or MDS 9710,
8-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules
mode
DS-SFP-FC8G-LW
SFP+ optics (LC type) for 2-, 4-, or MDS 9710,
8-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave MDS DS-X9200 Series switching modules
mode; supports distances up to 10 km
DS-SFP-FC4G-SW
SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or
MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9148, MDS 9222i,
4-Gbps Fibre Channel for shortwave DS-X9100, and DS-X9200 Series switching
mode
modules
DS-SFP-FC4G-MR
SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or
MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9222i, DS-X9100,
4-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave and DS-X9200 Series switching modules
mode; supports distances up to 4 km
DS-SFP-FC4G-LW
SFP optics (LC type) for 1-, 2-, or
MDS 9124, MDS 9134, MDS 9222i, DS-X9100,
4-Gbps Fibre Channel for longwave and DS-X9200 Series switching modules
mode; supports distances up to 10 km
DS-SFP-FCGE-SW
MDS 9000 Series
SFP optics (LC type) for 1-Gbps
Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre
Channel for shortwave mode; not for
use in 4-Gbps-capable ports
DS-SFP-FCGE-LW
MDS 9000 Series
SFP optics (LC type) for 1-Gbps
Ethernet and 1- or 2-Gbps Fibre
Channel for longwave mode; not for
use in 4-Gbps-capable ports
DS-SFP-GE-T
SFP (RJ-45 connector) for Gigabit
Ethernet over copper
MDS 9000 Series
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Component
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Supported Optics and Transceivers (continued)
Part Number
Description
Applicable Product
DS-CWDM-xxxx
Cisco
Coarse
Wavelength
- Division
Multiplexin
g (CWDM) DS-CWDM4Gxxxx
MDS 9000 Family
CWDM Gigabit Ethernet and 1- or
2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP LC type,
where product number xxxx = 1470,
1490, 1510, 1530, 1550, 1570, 1590,
or 1610 nm
DWDM-X2-xx.xx
Dense
Wavelength
- Division
Multiplexin
g (DWDM)
MDS 9500 Series
DWDM X2 SC optics for 10-Gbps
Fibre Channel connectivity to an
MDS 9200 Series
existing Ethernet DWDM
infrastructure, with 15xx.xx nm
wavelength, where xx.xx = 60.61,
59.79, 58.98, 58.17, 56.55, 55.75,
54.94, 54.13, 52.52, 51.72, 50.92,
50.12, 48.51, 47.72, 46.92, 46.12,
44.53, 43.73, 42.94, 42.14, 40.56,
39.77, 38.98, 38.19, 36.61, 35.82,
35.04, 34.25, 32.68, 31.90, 31.12, or
30.33
DWDM-SFP-xxxx
Add/Drop
DS-CWDMOADM4
Multiplexer A
(ADM)
DS-CWDMOADM4
B
CWDM 4-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP MDS 9000 Family
LC type, where product number xxxx
= 1470, 1490, 1510, 1530, 1550,
1570, 1590, or 1610 nm
MDS 9000 Family
DWDM Gigabit Ethernet and 1- or
2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP LC type,
where product number xxxx = 3033,
3112, 3190, 3268, 3425, 3504, 3582,
3661, 3819, 3898, 3977, 4056, 4214,
4294, 4373, 4453, 4612, 4692, 4772,
4851, 5012, 5092, 5172, 5252, 5413,
5494, 5575, 5655, 5817, 5898, 5979,
or 6061nm
4-channel CWDM optical ADM
(OADM) module (Cisco CWDM
1470, 1490, 1510, or 1530 NM
Add/Drop Module)
4-channel CWDM OADM module
MDS 9000 Family
(Cisco CWDM 1550, 1570, 1590, or
1610 NM Add/Drop Module)
DS-CWDM-MUX8A ADM for 8 CWDM wavelengths
CWDM
DS-CWDMCHASSI
Multiplexer S
Chassis
MDS 9000 Family
2-slot chassis for CWDM ADMs
MDS 9000 Family
MDS 9000 Family
MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support
Table 4 lists the MDS hardware chassis supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2 3.
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Table 4
Cisco MDS NX-OS 6.2 Chassis Support Matrix
Switch
NX-OS Release 6.2 Support
MDS 9710
Yes
MDS 9513
Yes
MDS 9509
Yes
MDS 9506
Yes
MDS 9222i
Yes
MDS 9148
Yes
Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System
Yes
MDS 9134
No
MDS 9124
No
Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
No
Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter
No
Table 5 lists the MDS hardware chassis supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.x.
Table 5
Cisco MDS NX-OS 6.x Chassis Support Matrix
Switch
NX-OS Release 5.x Support
MDS 9513
Yes
MDS 9509
Yes
MDS 9506
Yes
MDS 9222i
Yes
MDS 9216i
No
MDS 9148
Yes
Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System
Yes
MDS 9134
Yes1
MDS 9124
Yes1
Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
Yes1
Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter
Yes1
1. This switch supports Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 5.2(2) and later 5.x releases, but does not support Release 6.2(x).
Table 6 lists the MDS hardware modules supported Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2 Table 7 lists the
MDS hardware modules supported by Cisco MDS NX-OS 5.x. For the list of MDS hardware modules
supported by Cisco MDS SAN-OS 4.x, see Table 8. For the list of MDS hardware modules supported by
Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x, see Table 9.
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Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2
Module
Description
MDS 9700 Series
MDS 9500 Series
MDS 9200 Series
DS-X97-SF1-K9
MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 Module
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-X9710-FAB1
MDS 9710 Fabric1 Module
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-X9448-768K9
48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
No
No
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2 Module
N/A
Yes
N/A
DS-X9530-SF2A-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A Module N/A
Yes
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB2
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2
N/A
Yes
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB1
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1
N/A
Yes
N/A
1,2
DS-X9708-K9
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module
No
Yes
DS-X9232-256K9
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre
Channel Switching Module
No
Yes1
No
DS-X9248-256K9
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre
Channel Switching Module
No
Yes1
No
DS-X9224-96K9
24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes3
No
DS-X9248-96K9
48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes3
No
DS-X9248-48K9
4/44-port Host Optimized 8-Gbps
Fibre Channel Switching Module
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9316-SSNK9
16-port Storage Services Node
(SSN-16)
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9304-18K9
18/4-Port Multiservice Module
(MSM-18/4)
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9112
12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9124
24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9148
48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes
Yes
DS-X9704
4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
No
Yes
Yes
No
1. Requires DS-13SLT-FAB3 or DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.
2. Requires the Supervisor-2A module.
3. Requires DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.
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Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS 5.x
Module
Description
MDS 9500 Series
MDS 9222i
NX-OS 5.2(x)
NX-OS 5.0(x)
NX-OS 5.2(x)
NX-OS 5.0(x)
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2
Module
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-X9530-SF2A-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A
Module
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB3
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 3
Yes
No
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB2
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB1
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
1,2
No
No
No
DS-X9232-256K9
32-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Yes
Channel Switching Module
1
No
No
No
DS-X9248-256K9
48-port 8-Gbps Advanced Fibre Yes1
Channel Switching Module
No
No
No
DS-X9224-96K9
24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes1
Yes3
No
No
DS-X9248-96K9
48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes1
Yes3
No
No
DS-X9248-48K9
4/44-port Host Optimized
8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9316-SSNK9
16-port Storage Services Node
(SSN-16)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9304-18K9
18/4-Port Multiservice Module
(MSM-18/4)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9112
12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9124
24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9148
48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9704
4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9708-K9
8-port 10-Gbps FCoE Module
Yes
1. Requires DS-13SLT-FAB3 or DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.
2. Requires the Supervisor-2A module.
3. Requires DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.
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Table 8
Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS NX-OS 4.x
Module
Description
MDS 9500 Series MDS 9222i
MDS 9216i
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2 Module
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1
DS-X9530-SF2A-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A Module
Yes
DS-X9530-SF1-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-1 Module
No
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB2
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2
Yes
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB1
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1
Yes
DS-X9224-96K9
24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
N/A
N/A
Yes
2
No
No
2
No
No
DS-X9248-96K9
48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
Yes
DS-X9248-48K9
4/44-port Host Optimized8-Gbps Fibre Channel
Switching Module
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9316-SSNK9
16-port Storage Services Node (SSN-16)
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9304-18K9
18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4)
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9112
12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9124
24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9148
48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9704
4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9302-14K9
14/2-port Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2)
Module
Yes
No
Yes
DS-X9016
16-port 1-, 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
No
Yes
DS-X9032
32-port 1-, 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
No
Yes
DS-X9032-SSM
32-port Storage Services Module (SSM)
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9308-SMIP
8-port 1-, 2-Gbps IP Switching Module
No
No
No
DS-X9304-SMIP
4-port 1-, 2-Gbps IP Switching Module
No
No
No
1. In software releases earlier than Cisco NX-OS Release 4.2(7a), the Supervisor-2A module appears as unsupported hardware in Device Manager, but the
Supervisor-2A module does work with Cisco NX-OS release 4.x software.
2. Requires DS-13SLT-FAB2 in the MDS 9513.
Table 9 lists the MDS hardware modules supported by Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x.
Table 9
Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x
Module
Description
MDS 9500
Series
MDS
9222i
MDS
9216i
MDS
9216A
MDS
9216
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-2 Module
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1
DS-X9530-SF2A-K9 MDS 9500 Supervisor-2A Module
Yes
DS-X9530-SF1-K9
MDS 9500 Supervisor-1 Module
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
DS-13SLT-FAB2
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 2
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Module Support Matrix for Cisco MDS SAN-OS 3.x (continued)
Module
Description
MDS 9500
Series
MDS
9222i
MDS
9216i
MDS
9216A
MDS
9216
DS-13SLT-FAB1
MDS 9513 Fabric Module 1
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
DS-X9224-96K9
24-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
No
No
No
No
No
DS-X9248-96K9
48-port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
No
No
No
No
No
DS-X9248-48K9
4/44-port Host Optimized8-Gbps Fibre
Channel Switching Module
No
No
No
No
No
DS-X9316-SSNK9
16-port Storage Services Node (SSN-16)
No
No
No
No
No
DS-X9304-18K9
18/4-Port Multiservice Module
(MSM-18/4)2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9112
12-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9124
24-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9148
48-port 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9704
4-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching
Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
DS-X9302-14K9
14/2-port Multiprotocol Services
(MPS-14/2) Module
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9016
16-port 1-, 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Yes
Module
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9032
32-port 1-, 2-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Yes
Module
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9032-SSM
32-port Storage Services Module (SSM)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9308-SMIP
8-port 1-, 2-Gbps IP Switching Module
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DS-X9304-SMIP
4-port 1-, 2-Gbps IP Switching Module
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1. In software releases earlier than Cisco NX-OS Release 3.3(5a), the Supervisor-2A module appears as unsupported hardware in Device Manager, but the
Supervisor-2A module does work with Cisco NX-OS release 3.x software.
2. Cisco SAN-OS Release 3.2(1) and later support the 18/4-Port Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4).
Software Download Process
Use the software download procedure to upgrade to a later version, or downgrade to an earlier version,
of an operating system. This section describes the software download process for the Cisco MDS NX-OS
software and includes the following topics:
•
Determining the Software Version, page 14
•
Determining Software Version Compatibility, page 14
•
Downloading Software, page 14
•
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148 Switch, page 15
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•
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9200 Series Switch, page 15
•
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9500 Series Switch, page 15
•
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9710 Switch, page 16
•
NPE Software Images, page 16
Determining the Software Version
To determine the version of Cisco MDS NX-OS or SAN-OS software currently running on a Cisco MDS
9000 Family switch using the CLI, log in to the switch and enter the show version EXEC command.
To determine the version of Cisco MDS NX-OS or SAN-OS software currently running on a Cisco MDS
9000 Family switch using Cisco DCNM for SAN, view the Switches tab in the Information pane, locate
the switch using the IP address, logical name, or WWN, and check its version in the Release column.
Determining Software Version Compatibility
Table 10 lists the software versions that are compatible in a mixed SAN environment, the minimum
software versions that are supported, and the versions that have been tested. We recommend that you use
the latest software release supported by your vendor for all Cisco MDS 9000 Family products.
Table 10
Software Release Compatibility
Cisco NX-OS Software
Minimum NX-OS or SAN-OS
Release
Tested NX-OS and SAN-OS Release
NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
NX-OS Release 6.2(1) or later
NX-OS Release 6.2(1) or later
NX-OS Release 5.2(x) or later
NX-OS Release 5.2(x) or later
NX-OS Release 5.0(1a) or later
NX-OS Release 5.0(1a) and later
NX-OS Release 4.2(3) or later
NX-OS Release 4.2(3) and later
SAN-OS Release 3.3(5) or later
SAN-OS Release 3.3(5) and later
Downloading Software
The Cisco MDS NX-OS software is designed for mission-critical high availability environments. To
realize the benefits of nondisruptive upgrades on the Cisco MDS 9500 Directors, we highly recommend
that you install dual supervisor modules.
To download the latest Cisco MDS NX-OS software, access the Software Center at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html?a=a&i=rpm
See the following sections in this release note for details on how you can nondisruptively upgrade your
Cisco MDS 9000 switch. Issuing the install all command from the CLI, or using Cisco DCNM for SAN
to perform the downgrade, enables the compatibility check. The check indicates if the upgrade can
happen nondisruptively or disruptively depending on the current configuration of your switch and the
reason.
Compatibility check is done:
Module bootable
Impact
------ -------- --------------
Install-type
------------
Reason
------
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1
2
3
4
5
6
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
non-disruptive
disruptive
disruptive
non-disruptive
non-disruptive
non-disruptive
rolling
rolling
rolling
rolling
reset
reset
Hitless upgrade is not supported
Hitless upgrade is not supported
At a minimum, you need to disable the default device alias distribution feature using the no device-alias
distribute command in global configuration mode. The show incompatibility system bootflash:system
image filename command determines which additional features need to be disabled.
Note
If you would like to request a copy of the source code under the terms of either GPL or LGPL, please
send an e-mail to mds-software-disclosure@cisco.com.
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9148 Switch
The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9148 switch is shown in Table 11.
Table 11
Software Images for MDS 9148 Switches
Cisco MDS 9148 Switch
Naming Convention
MDS 9148,
Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP
c-Class BladeSystem
Filename begins with m9100-s3ek9
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9200 Series Switch
The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9222i switch is shown in Table 12.
Table 12
Software Images for MDS 9222i Switch
Cisco MDS 92221 Switch
Naming Convention
MDS 9222i
Filename begins with m9200-s2ek9
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9500 Series Switch
The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9500 Series switch with a Supervisor-2 or
Supervisor-2A module is shown in Table 13. Cisco NX-OS Release 6.x. Release 5.x and Release 4.x do
not support the Supervisor-1 module.
Table 13
Software Images for MDS 9500 Series Switches
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Switch Type
Naming Convention
MDS 9513, 9509, and 9506
Filename begins with m9500-sf2ek9
Use the show module command to display the type of supervisor module in the switch. The following
is sample output from the show module command on a Supervisor-2 module:
switch# show module
Mod Ports Module-Type
Model
Status
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--...
...
7
8
-----
-------------------------------- ------------------ ------------
0
0
Supervisor/Fabric-2
Supervisor/Fabric-2
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
DS-X9530-SF2-K9
active *
ha-standby
Selecting the Software Image for an MDS 9710 Switch
The system and kickstart image that you use for an MDS 9710 switch is shown in Table 14.
Table 14
Software Images for MDS 9710 Switch
Cisco MDS 9710 Switch
Naming Convention
MDS 9710
Filename begins with m9700-sf3ek9
NPE Software Images
No payload encryption (NPE) images are available with Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3) software.
The NPE images are intended for countries who have import restrictions on products that encrypt
payload data.
To differentiate an NPE image from the standard software image, the letters npe are included in the
image name as follows:
•
m9500-sf3ek9-kickstart-mz-npe.6.2.3.bin
•
m9500-sf3ek9-mz-npe.6.2.3.bin
When downloading software, ensure that you select the correct software images for you Cisco MDS
9000 Series switch. Nondisruptive software upgrades or downgrades between NPE images and non-NPE
images are not supported.
Upgrading Your Cisco MDS NX-OS Software Image
This section lists the guidelines recommended for upgrading your Cisco MDS NX-OS software image
and includes the following topics:
Note
•
General Upgrading Guidelines, page 17
•
Nondisruptive Upgrade Paths, page 17
•
FICON Supported Releases and Upgrade Paths, page 19
Before you begin the upgrade process, review the list of chassis and modules that Cisco MDS NX-OS
Release 6.2(3) supports. See the “MDS 9000 Chassis and Module Support” section on page 8.
For detailed instructions for performing a software upgrade using Cisco DCNM, see the Cisco DCNM
Release Notes, Release 6.2, which is available from the following website:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10495/prod_release_notes_list.html
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General Upgrading Guidelines
Follow these general guidelines before performing a software upgrade:
•
Review the nondisruptive upgrade path to Release 6.2(3) in Table 15.
•
Install and configure dual supervisor modules before the upgrade.
•
Issue the show install all impact upgrade-image CLI command to determine if your upgrade will
be nondisruptive.
•
Be aware that some features impact whether an upgrade is disruptive or nondisruptive:
– Fibre Channel Ports: Fibre Channel ports can be nondisruptively upgraded without affecting
traffic on the ports. See Table 15 for the nondisruptive upgrade path for all NX-OS and SAN-OS
releases.
– Gigabit Ethernet Ports: Traffic on Gigabit Ethernet ports is disrupted during an upgrade or
downgrade. This includes IPS modules and the Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MSM-18/4 module
and the MDS 9222i switch. Those nodes that are members of VSANs traversing an FCIP ISL
are impacted, and a fabric reconfiguration occurs. iSCSI initiators connected to the Gigabit
Ethernet ports lose connectivity to iSCSI targets while the upgrade is in progress.
– FICON: If you have FICON enabled, the upgrade path is different. See the “FICON Supported
Releases and Upgrade Paths” section on page 19.
Note
In addition to these guidelines, you may want to review the information in the “Limitations and
Restrictions” section prior to a software upgrade to determine if a feature may possibly behave
differently following the upgrade.
Nondisruptive Upgrade Paths
Use Table 15 to determine your nondisruptive upgrade path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3). Find
the image release number you are currently using in the “Current Release” column of the table and
follow the steps in the order specified to perform the upgrade.
Note
The software upgrade information in Table 15 applies only to Fibre Channel switching traffic.
Upgrading system software disrupts IP traffic and intelligent services traffic.
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Table 15
Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
Current Release
Nondisruptive Upgrade Path and Ordered Upgrade Steps
NX-OS:
Upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
Release 6.2(1),
5.2(1), 5.2(2),
5.2(2a), 5.2(2d),
5.2(6), 5.2(6a),
5.2(6b), 5.2(8),
5.2(8a), and 5.2(8b)
All 5.0(x) releases
All 4.2(x) releases
and 4.1(x) releases
1.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
2.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
1.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
2.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
1.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).
2.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
3.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
4.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
1.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).
2.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).
3.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
5.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
1.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).
2.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).
3.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).
4.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
5.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
6.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
SAN-OS:
Release 3.3(2),
3.3(3), 3.3(4x), and
3.3(5x).
Release 3.3(1c), all
3.2(x), 3.1(x), and
3.0(x) releases)
Release 2.1(3),
2.1(2e), 2.1(2d), and
2.1(2b)
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Table 15
Nondisruptive Upgrade Path to Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3) (continued)
Current Release
Nondisruptive Upgrade Path and Ordered Upgrade Steps
Release 2.1(2),
2.1(1b), 2.1(1a), and
2.0(x)
Release 1.x
1.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b), 2.1(2d), 2.1(2e), or 2.1(3)
2.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).
3.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).
4.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).
5.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
6.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
7.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
1.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 1.3(4a).
2.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b).
3.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c).
4.
Upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(5b).
5.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(9).
6.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
7.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
8.
Upgrade to NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
FICON Supported Releases and Upgrade Paths
Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3) is not a FICON-certified release.
Table 16 lists the SAN-OS and NX-OS releases that are certified for FICON. Refer to the specific release
notes for FICON upgrade path information.
Table 16
FICON Supported Releases
FICON Supported Releases
NX-OS
Release 5.2(2)
Release 4.2(7b)
Release 4.2(1b)
Release 4.1(1c)
SAN-OS
Release 3.3(1c)
Release 3.2(2c)
Release 3.0(3b)
Release 3.0(3)
Release 3.0(2)
Release 2.0(2b)
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Use Table 17 to determine the nondisruptive upgrade path for FICON-certified releases. Find the image
release number you are currently using in the Current Release with FICON Enabled column of the table
and follow the recommended path.
Table 17
FICON Nondisruptive Upgrade Path
Current Release with FICON
Enabled
Upgrade Path
NX-OS Release 4.2(7b)
You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 5.2(2).
NX-OS Release 4.2(1b)
You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(7b).
NX-OS Release 4.1(1c)
You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).
SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c)
You can nondisruptively upgrade directly to NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).
SAN-OS Release 3.2(2c),
3.0(3b), 3.0(3), and 3.0(2).
First upgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c), and then upgrade to NX-OS
Release 4.2(1b).
Downgrading Your Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software Image
This section lists the guidelines recommended for downgrading your Cisco MDS SAN-OS software
image and includes the following topics:
•
General Downgrading Guidelines, page 20
•
FICON Downgrade Paths, page 22
General Downgrading Guidelines
Follow these general guidelines before you perform a a software downgrade:
•
Issue the system no acl-adjacency-sharing execute command to disable ACL adjacency usage on
Generation 2 and Generation 1 modules. If this command fails, reduce the number of zones, IVR
zones, TE ports, or a combination of these in the system and issue the command again.
•
Disable all features not supported by the downgrade release. Use the show incompatibility system
downgrade-image command to determine what you need to disable.
•
Use the show install all impact downgrade-image command to determine if your downgrade will
be nondisruptive.
•
Be aware that some features impact whether a downgrade is disruptive or nondisruptive:
– Fibre Channel Ports: Fibre Channel ports can be nondisruptively downgraded without
affecting traffic on the ports. See Table 18 for the nondisruptive downgrade path for all SAN-OS
releases.
– Gigabit Ethernet Ports: Traffic on Gigabit Ethernet ports is disrupted during a downgrade.
This includes IPS modules and the Gigabit Ethernet ports on the MSM-18/4 module, and the
MDS 9222i switch. Those nodes that are members of VSANs traversing an FCIP ISL are
impacted, and a fabric reconfiguration occurs. iSCSI initiators connected to the Gigabit
Ethernet ports lose connectivity to iSCSI targets while the downgrade is in progress.
– FICON: If you have FICON enabled, the downgrade path is different. See the “FICON
Downgrade Paths” section on page 22.
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Use Table 18 to determine the nondisruptive downgrade path from Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3). Find
the NX-OS or SAN-OS image that you want to downgrade to in the To SAN-OS Release column of the
table and follow the steps in the order specified to perform the downgrade.
Note
The software downgrade information in Table 18 applies only to Fibre Channel switching traffic.
Downgrading system software disrupts IP and intelligent services traffic.
Table 18
Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
To NX-OS or SAN-OS
Release
Nondisruptive Downgrade Path and Ordered Downgrade Steps
NX-OS:
Release 6.2(1), 5.2(1), Downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
5.2(2), 5.2(2a),
5.2(2d), 5.2(6),
5.2(6a), 5.2(6b), and
5.2(8), 5.2(8a), and
5.2(8b)
All 5.0(x) releases
All 4.2(x) and 4.1(x)
releases
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or 4.1(x).
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3)..
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or Release 4.1(x).
5.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(x).
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or Release 4.1(x).
5.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(x).
6.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.2(x), Release 3.1(x)., Release 3.0(x), or
Release 2.1(x).
SAN-OS:
All 3.3(x) releases
All 3.2(x), 3.1(x),
3.0(x) releases, and all
2.1(x) releases.
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Table 18
Nondisruptive Downgrade Path from NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
To NX-OS or SAN-OS
Release
All 2.0(x) releases.
Release 1.x
Nondisruptive Downgrade Path and Ordered Downgrade Steps
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or Release 4.1(x).
5.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(x).
6.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2x).
7.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.0(x).
1.
Downgrade from NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
2.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.2(x).
3.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 5.0(x).
4.
Downgrade to NX-OS Release 4.2(x) or Release 4.1(x).
5.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(x).
6.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 2.1(2b).
7.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 1.3(4a).
8.
Downgrade to SAN-OS Release 1.x.
FICON Downgrade Paths
Table 19 lists the downgrade paths for FICON releases. Find the image release number that you want to
downgrade to in the To Release with FICON Enabled column of the table and follow the recommended
downgrade path.
Table 19
FICON Downgrade Path
To Release with FICON Enabled
Downgrade Path
NX-OS Release 4.2(7b)
You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 5.2(2)
NX-OS Release 4.2(1b)
You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 4.2(7b).
NX-OS Release 4.1(1c)
You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 4.2(1b).
SAN-OS 3.3(1c)
You can nondisruptively downgrade directly from NX-OS Release 4.1(1c).
SAN-OS 3.2(2c)
First downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c) and then downgrade to Release
3.2(2c).
SAN-OS 3.0(3b)
First downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c) and then downgrade to Release
3.0(3b).
SAN-OS 3.0(2)
First downgrade to SAN-OS Release 3.3(1c) and then downgrade to Release
3.0(2).
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New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3)
This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3).
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Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager (DMM) supports logical unit numbers (LUN) sizes that are
larger than 2 terabyte. The supported number of sessions per DMM job is more than 255. For more
information, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide.
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FC-Redirect (FCR) support for Cisco MDS 9710 Director. For more information on IOA, see the
Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide. For more information on SME, see
see the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide.
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Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:
– Changed the CLI output for the show fcdomain vsan command.
– Deprecated the show interface counters performance command.
New Software Features in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1)
This section briefly describes the new software features introduced in Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1).
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Generic Online Diagnostics
Starting with Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1), the Cisco MDS 9000 Family supports the generic online
diagnostics (GOLD) feature. With online diagnostics, you can test and verify the hardware
functionality of a device while the device is connected to a live network. In particular, the online
diagnostics help you verify that hardware and internal data paths are operating as designed so that
you can rapidly isolate faults.
For more information about this feature, see the Cisco MDS 9000 System Management
Configuration Guide at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_lis
t.html
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Enhancement to map LDAP/AD users to Cisco NX-OS roles and allow both local and remote users
to use SSH or Telnet.
For more information about this feature, see the Cisco MDS 9000 Security Configuration Guide, at
this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_lis
t.html
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Command-line interface (CLI) command changes, including the following:
– Enhance the clear snmp counters command.
– Display ISL related information.
– Display a warning messages for a shared port interface when you bring down the port.
– Display throughput information for all ports on a line card or ISL or on a switch or chassis.
– Provide an estimated time for DMM job completion.
– Shorten the show dmm job job-id 50571379 session session_id (1-20) command to show dmm
job-id 50571379 session_id 1
Information about the modified CLI commands can be found in the Cisco MDS 9000 Command
Reference at this URL:
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Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/prod_command_reference_list.html
Licensed Cisco NX-OS Software Packages
Most Cisco MDS 9000 family software features are included in the standard package. However, some
features are logically grouped into add-on packages that must be licensed separately, such as the Cisco
MDS 9000 Enterprise package, SAN Extension over IP package, Mainframe package, and Data Mobility
Manager package. On-demand ports activation licenses are also available for the MDS 9148 48-Port
Multilayer Fabric Switch and the Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System.
Note
A license is not required to use the Cisco MDS 9000 8-port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
module (DS-X9708-K9).
Additional information about licensed Cisco NX-OS software packages is available at this URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps6029/products_data_sheets_list.html
Enterprise Package
The standard software package that is bundled at no charge with the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches
includes the base set of features that Cisco believes are required by most customers for building a SAN.
The Cisco MDS 9000 family also has a set of advanced features that are recommended for all enterprise
SANs. These features are bundled together in the Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise package. Refer to the
Cisco MDS 9000 Enterprise package fact sheet for more information.
SAN Extension over IP Package
The Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Extension over IP package allows the customer to use FCIP to extend SANs
over wide distances on IP networks using the Cisco MDS 9000 family IP storage services. Refer to the
Cisco MDS 9000 SAN Extension over IP package fact sheet for more information.
Mainframe Package
The Cisco MDS 9000 Mainframe package uses the FICON protocol and allows control unit port
management for in-band management from IBM S/390 and z/900 processors. FICON VSAN support is
provided to help ensure true hardware-based separation of FICON and open systems. Switch cascading,
fabric binding, and intermixing are also included in this package. Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000
Mainframe package fact sheet for more information.
Data Mobility Manager Package
The Cisco MDS 9000 Data Mobility Manager package enables data migration between heterogeneous
disk arrays without introducing a virtualization layer or rewiring or reconfiguring SANs. Cisco DMM
allows concurrent migration between multiple LUNs of unequal size. Rate-adjusted migration, data
verification, dual Fibre Channel fabric support, and management using Cisco DCNM for SAN provide
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a complete solution that greatly simplifies and eliminates most downtime associated with data migration.
Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Data Mobility Manager package fact sheet for more information. The Data
Mobility Manager package is for use only with Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches.
On-Demand Port Activation License
On-demand ports allow customers to benefit from Cisco NX-OS Software features while initially
purchasing only a small number of activated ports on the MDS 9148 48-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch
and the Cisco MDS 8-Gb Fabric Switch for HP c-Class Blade System. As needed, customers can expand
switch connectivity by licensing additional ports.
I/O Accelerator Package
The Cisco I/O Accelerator (IOA) package activates IOA on the Cisco MDS 9222i fabric switch, the
Cisco MDS 9000 18/4 Multiservice Module (MSM-18/4), and on the SSN-16 module. The IOA package
is licensed per service engine and is tied to the chassis. The number of licenses required is equal to the
number of service engines on which the intelligent fabric application is used.The SSN-16 requires a
separate license for each engine on which you want to run IOA. Each SSN-16 engine that you configure
for IOA checks out a license from the pool managed at the chassis level. SSN-16 IOA licenses are
available as single licenses.
XRC Acceleration License
The Cisco Extended Remote Copy (XRC) acceleration license activates FICON XRC acceleration on the
Cisco MDS 9222i switch and on the MSM-18/4 in the Cisco MDS 9500 Series directors. One license per
chassis is required. You must install the Mainframe Package and the SAN Extension over FCIP Package
before you install the XRC acceleration license. The Mainframe Package enables the underlying FICON
support, and the FCIP license or licenses enable the underlying FCIP support.
Deprecated and Changed Features
The following software features are not supported or are changed in Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3):
•
Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) is currently not supported on the Cisco MDS 9710
Director.
•
Local switching is not supported on the Cisco MDS 9710 Director, but continues to be supported on
the Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
•
Online Health Management System (OHMS) – The Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) system
provides diagnostics for the Cisco MDS 9710 Director instead of the OHMS. In Cisco NX-OS
Release 6.2(3), the GOLD system does not provide any support for automation of corrective actions
such as rebooting modules based on error thresholds.
Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(3) does not support the following hardware:
•
Cisco MDS 9134 Fabric Switch
•
Cisco MDS 9124 Fabric Switch
•
Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem
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Limitations and Restrictions
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Cisco MDS 4-Gbps Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter
Limitations and Restrictions
This section lists the limitations and restrictions. The following limitations are described:
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FCoE on the Cisco MDS 9710 Director, page 26
•
ASCII File Can Be Copied to the Startup Configuration, page 26
•
Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FCSP) Not Supported, page 26
•
Install Module Command Changes, page 26
•
Fabric Binding Error Message, page 27
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IOA Scaling Support on Supervisor-2 Module, page 27
FCoE on the Cisco MDS 9710 Director
The Cisco MDS 9710 Director does not support FCoE. However, the following command-line interface
(CLI) commands display information about FCoE, even though the FCoE functionality does not work
on the Cisco MDS 9710 switch:
•
The show feature-set command shows fcoe feature-set enabled.
•
The show fcoe command shows FCoE FCF details.
•
In global configuration mode, the fcf argument to the fcoe command can be modified.
•
The vlan vlan-number command allows the VLAN to be created.
•
The show vlan command shows VLAN information.
FCoE vlan-vsan map creation through SNMP is allowed.
FCoE can be enabled or disabled through SNMP.
ASCII File Can Be Copied to the Startup Configuration
The copy bootflash:runnig-config.ascii startup-config command that was deprecated in an earlier
Cisco NX-OS release, is enabled from the Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1).
Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FCSP) Not Supported
The Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FCSP) feature is not supported from the Cisco NX-OS Release
6.2(1).
Install Module Command Changes
The install module module-number bios command is not supported on the Cisco MDS 9710 switch in
Cisco NX-OS Release 6.2(1) and later releases. Use the install all command to upgrade the bios during
a software upgrade.
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The install module module-number bios command continues to be supported in Cisco NX-OS Release
6.2(1) on Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches.
Fabric Binding Error Message
When fabric binding is enabled, an error message appears whenever the Mainframe Package license is
not installed and also when the grace period is disabled. There is functional impact associated with the
error message and the feature is enabled correctly.
IOA Scaling Support on Supervisor-2 Module
In the Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2.3, I/O Accelerator (IOA) scaling is supported only on the
Supervisor-2A module and not supported on the Supervisor-2 module.
Caveats
This section lists the open and resolved caveats for this release. Use Table 20 to determine the status of
a particular caveat. In the table, “O” indicates an open caveat and “R” indicates a resolved caveat.
Table 20
Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference
NX-OS Software Release (Open
or Resolved)
NX-OS Software Release (Open
or Resolved)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
CSCub47799
O
R
CSCuc37616
O
R
CSCuf90771
O
R
CSCug01540
O
R
CSCug13649
O
R
CSCug17272
O
R
CSCug22090
O
O
CSCug25141
O
R
CSCug64503
—
R
CSCtr50223
O
O
CSCue15656
O
R
CSCuf54635
O
R
CSCuf64822
O
O
CSCug14717
O
R
CSCug69116
O
R
CSCuh49283
—
O
DDTS Number
Severity 2
Severity 3
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Table 20
Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats Reference (continued)
NX-OS Software Release (Open
or Resolved)
NX-OS Software Release (Open
or Resolved)
6.2(1)
6.2(3)
CSCuh49283
O
R
CSCui21601
—
O
CSCtz15893
O
R
CSCuf35479
O
O
CSCuf50037
O
R
—
O
DDTS Number
Severity 4
Severity 6
CSCud07594
Resolved Caveats
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CSCub47799
Symptom: Zone crash or switch reload occurs after renaming an enhanced device-alias.
Condition: This issue applies to the following NX-OS versions or platform combinations only:
– The Cisco MDS switches running MDS NX-OS Release 5.2(6), 5.2(6a), 5.2(6b), 5.2(8), 5.2(8a),
or 6.2(1).
– The Cisco Nexus 7000 switches running NX-OS version 6.1(3) or 6.1(4).
In addition, the following conditions must be true:
– Device-alias is set to enhanced mode by using the device-alias mode enhanced command.
– Multiple commands are performed on the same device-alias before a commit and one of which
is the rename command.
Note
This issue occurs in both zone mode basic and zone mode enhanced.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
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CSCuc37616
Symptom: The SNMPD process crashes with the following error:
KERN-2-SYSTEM_MSG
[ 7920.428773] mts_is_q_space_available_new(): NO SPACE
Condition: This situation occurs when the message and transaction service (MTS) messages flows
are piled up at a faster rate than the SNMPD server can process.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
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CSCuf90771
Symptom: Links go down and they do not recover; modules display the following error:
Error Description : TBIRD_FWD_EBM_0_RO_INT_CAM_FULL_ERR ...
Condition: This issue rarely occurs and only occurs with Cisco MDS Generation 4 modules. In
some cases, a link sync loss between a Generation 4 module and the fabric switching module might
cause congested ports. This might lead the peer devices on the ports trying to reset the links and go
down.
Workaround: Reset any Cisco MDS Generation 4 module that displays this error.
•
CSCug01540
Symptom: The VSH process fails when the line length is greater than 471 characters.
Condition: This issue occurs if the line length configured in the scheduler is greater than 471
characters.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCug13649
Symptom: Bootflash files cannot be copied from the switch to the TFTP server using Device
Manager.
This symptom might be seen on the Cisco MDS 9513. When it occurs, SNMP immediately returns
14 (deviceBusy). When it occurs on the Cisco MDS 9710, SNMP immediately returns 2 (success).
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCug17272
Symptom: You cannot use Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) to configure a Data
Mobility Manager (DMM) job.
Condition: This situation occurs when if you use DCNM Release 6.2.1 to configure a DMM job.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCug25141
Symptom: The power consumption displayed in the output of the show environment power
command is different than the actual power consumption. The command output shows a higher value
than the actual value.
Condition: This symptom might be seen under normal operating conditions for the Cisco MDS
9710 switch.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCug64503
One of the following type of exceptions are logged in the module exception log:
TBIRD_FWD_EBM_0_BASE_A_ECC_1ERR
TBIRD_FWD_EBM_0_BASE_B_ECC_1ERR
TBIRD_FWD_EBM_1_BASE_A_ECC_1ERR
TBIRD_FWD_EBM_1_BASE_B_ECC_1ERR
If the TACACS accounting is enabled, the following messages are displayed in the syslog:
%TACACS-3-TACACS_ERROR_MESSAGE: All servers failed to respond
%AAA-1-AAA_SESSION_LIMIT_REJECT: aaa request rejected as maximum aaa sessions are in
progress
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Condition: This issue occurs only in Cisco MDS DS-X9232-256K9 and DS-X9248-256K9
modules. You can see the AAA message only if the AAA command authorization is configured.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCtz15893
Symptom: Logs for Cisco MDS Generation 4 Fibre Channel switching module DS-X9232-259K9
and DS-X9248-256K9 are displayed in a format that does not identify the specific interface.
Condition: This situation occurs only for the DS-X9232-259K9 and DS-X9248-256K9 Fibre
Channel switching modules.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCug69116
Symptom: Several types of Embedded Event Manager (EEM) events on Cisco MDS Fibre Channel
switching modules fail to be logged on the supervisor.
Condition: This situation occurs only for events that originate from the Cisco MDS
DS-X9232-256K9 and DS-X9248-256K9 switching modules.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCuf54635
Symptom: When both the Enterprise Package and the Mainframe Package licenses are installed and
the fabric binding feature is enabled, the standby supervisor module goes into a failure state.
Condition: This situation occurs only when both the MAINFRAME and ENTERPRISE license are
installed.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCue15656
Symptom: After performing an SNMP set operation to the CONFIG-COPY-MIB from Cisco
Datacenter Network Manager (DCNM), polling the ccCopyState OID returns successful even if the
operation fails.
Condition: This situation occurs during the config copy operation to a TFTP server.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCuf64822
Symptom: The DCBX local information shows LLS DCBX registration when a port is in the shut
state:
Local DCBXP Control information:
Operation version: 00 Max version: 00 Seq no: 1
Type/
Subtype
Version
En/Will/Adv Config
006/001
000
Y/N/Y
80
Ack no: 0
In this example 006/001 is the LLS TLV.
In general, all the other DCBX features are deregistered on a port down and this symptom is not seen
in the DCBX output. However, the LLS is not deregistered when a port is shut, and therefore it keeps
appearing in the output.
Condition: This situation occurs after a switchover or module reload.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
•
CSCuf50037
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Symptom: Duplicate entries of the IP hosts are displayed when the ow startup-config command is
entered
Condition: This situation occurs during a normal operation.
Workaround: This issue is resolved.
Open Caveats
•
CSCug22090
Symptom: When an ISSU occurs from Cisco NX-OS Release 5.2(6b) to Release 6.2(1), LLDP
command-line interface (CLI) commands are not available. In this situation, LLDP is running and
traffic is flowing normally even after the ISSU, but the CLI commands are not available.)
This symptom might be seen when feature-set fcoe was enabled on the original image, and feature
lldps commands were working in the original image. Following the ISSU to Cisco NX-OS Release
6.2.1 image, the commands are not available.
Workaround: Following the ISSU, enter the feature lldp command on the switch to make the
LLDP commands available on the switch.
switch(config)# feature lldp
switch(config)# show lldp ?
•
CSCtr50223
Symptom: On the MDS 9513 switch, when an MSM-18/4 module boots up, it sends a request to the
supervisor module to mount the modflash on the MSM-18/4 module. If there is a timeout or error in
response, the following syslog message displays:
2011 Jul 14 01:18:13 sw-dc5-br2-12 %LC_MNT_MGR-SLOT3-2-LC_MNT_MGR_ERROR: SUP mount
failed. MTS receive timedout
2011 Jul 14 01:19:06 sw-dc5-br2-12 %PROC_MGR-SLOT3-2-ERR_MSG: ERROR: PID 1144
(lc_mnt_mgr) exited abnormally, exit status (0xa)
2011 Jul 14 01:19:06 sw-dc5-br2-12 %MODULE-2-MOD_MINORSWFAIL: Module 3 (serial:
JAE1141ZB43) reported a failure in service lc_mnt_mgr
This issue might be seen when the supervisor module is unusually busy and cannot process the
mount request from the MSM-18/4 module, or the actual mount command on the supervisor takes a
long time.
Workaround: Reload the MSM-18/4 module in the same slot/module where the modflash mount
failed. A request will be sent to the supervisor to mount the modflash.
•
CSCug14717
Symptom: If beaconing is configured on some ports, they might stop blinking after a supervisor
switchover or module reload.
Condition: This might be seen following a supervisor switchover or module reload.
Workaround: None.
•
CSCuh49283
Symptom: One of the symptoms are observed:
– A zone member goes offline.
– ARegistered State Change Notification (RSCN) is not sent to zone members.
– The device-mapping entry, port world wide name (pWWN) associated to a device alias is not
displayed in the Dynamic Port VSAN Membership (DPVM) database
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Caveats
– The show running-configuration ivr command does not display the changes when a device
alias member in an Inter-VSAN routing zone (IVR zone) is renamed.
– The port world wide name (pWWN) associated with the device alias is found dissociated in the
port security database.
– Adevice alias member is not found in the port security database.
Condition: This situation occurs when all or one of the conditions is met:
– A user attempts to perform a device-alias operation in batch, such as renaming an offline device
alias to an existing online device alias or vice versa.
– A device alias was renamed.
– A device alias was deleted and an existing device alias is renamed to the deleted device alias in
the same commit.
– A device alias, which is not configured, resides in the DPVM database and an online device is
renamed to the former.
– The IVR distribute option is enabled and the device alias is in enhanced mode, and the changes
in a device alias is not updated to the IVR running configuration.
Workaround: Add the offline member to the device alias database, revert to the previous name if
you have renamed a device alias, and flap the ports that are connected to the affected zone member.
•
CSCui16928
Symptom: Although the http-server feature is enabled by default, Element Manager cannot be
downloaded.
Condition: This situations occurs on the Cisco MDS 9710 Director running MDS NX-OS Release
6.2(3) software.
Workaround: You must enable the http-server by using the feature http-server command.
•
CSCui21601
Symptom The Cisco MDS 9710 Director does not allow a copy running saving configurations and
a switch reload operation.
Condition: Active Fibre Channel Redirect (FC-Redirect) configurations are present in Cisco MDS
9710 Director.
Workaround: Remove the MDS 9710 Director from the fabric.
•
CSCuf35479
Symptom: The “Bad IPv6 host address” error appears when the snmp-server hostname is configured
instead of the IP address. This issue occurs when the domain name and the name-server IP address
are configured.
Workaround: Configure the IP addresses instead of the host name.
•
CSCud07594
Symptom: In a virtual SAN (VSAN), the Inter-switch Link (ISL) might fail after entering the
suspend command followed by the no suspend command.
Condition: This situation occurs if the no suspend command is entered after a VSAN suspend
operation.
Workaround: After entering the suspend command, wait 10 to 15 at least 5 minutes and then use
the no suspend command.
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Related Documentation
Related Documentation
The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the documents listed in this section. To
find a document online, access the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5989/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
The documentation set for Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager is available from the following
URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
Release Notes
•
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Releases
•
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for MDS SAN-OS Releases
•
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Images
•
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
•
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family
Compatibility Information
•
Cisco Data Center Interoperability Support Matrix
•
Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information and Feature Lists
•
Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images
•
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide
Hardware Installation
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Cisco MDS 9710 Director Hardware Installation Guide
•
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Tech Note
•
Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide
•
Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide
Software Installation and Upgrade
•
Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide
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Cisco NX-OS Configuration Guides
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide
Command-Line Interface
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference
Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides
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Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Acceleration Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide
Troubleshooting and Reference
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Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS MIB Quick Reference
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Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS SMI-S Programming Reference
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional
information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and
revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html
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