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IBM Systems
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager
Release Notes
V8.25
February 2006
IBM Systems
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager
Release Notes
V8.25
February 2006
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Contents
Chapter 1. About this release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
New in this release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 2. Installation and upgrade information . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 3. Known limitations,
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Appendix B. Contacting customer
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Appendix C. Notices and Trademarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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Chapter 1. About this release
This document contains the release notes for IBM® Director ServeRAID™ Manager
V8.25.
See the IBM Director Web site for possible updates to these release notes and
copies of the documents at: www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/
systems_management/ibm_director/
New in this release
Additional hardware support
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25 adds support for the following
hardware:
v IBM xSeries 206m
v IBM xSeries 306m
Support for IBM Director version 5.10 and higher
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25 can be installed for IBM Director
versions 5.10 or 5.10.1.
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Chapter 2. Installation and upgrade information
This section provides information about installing and upgrading IBM Director
ServeRAID Manager V8.25. See the ServeRAID Manager Installation and User’s
Guide for more installation information. Access this document at the IBM Systems
Software Information Center: publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/topic/
diricinfo/fqm0_main.html.
To manage DS400 and DS300 enclosures, see the following Web site to download
and install the appropriate software, http://www-1.ibm.com/support/
docview.wss?rs=0&q1=17002rd&uid=psg1MIGR-58619&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&cc=us
&lang=en.
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Chapter 3. Known limitations, problems, and workarounds
This section provides information about known limitations, problems, and
workarounds when using IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25.
Limitations
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25 has the following limitations:
v (Managed system with an IBM ServeRAID-6M or ServeRAID-4Mx controller
installed) The level of ServeRAID Manager will not be synchronized with the
ServeRAID BIOS, firmware and device driver. If a managed system is running
one of these operating systems, the level of ServeRAID Manager will not be
synchronized with the levels of the ServeRAID BIOS, firmware, and device driver:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux® AS, version 3.0, for Intel® Itanium
– SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 for Itanium Processor Family
– Windows® Server 2003 (for Itanium systems)
v Cannot display ServeRAID-7t controller in a Windows 2003 64-bit
environment. An attempt to display a ServeRAID-7t controller in a Windows
2003 64-bit environment will fail.
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IBM Director 5.10 only supports ServeRAID Manager Standalone Edition
versions 8.15 and later. IBM Director 5.10 does not support versions of
ServeRAID Manager Standalone Edition prior to version 8.15.
You might encounter screen reader errors in selectable lists. If you use a
screen reader to read the options in a selectable list, cancel the selectable list
without making a selection, tab to another element in the window, and then return
to the selectable list, the screen reader might repeat back the last item that was
selected in the first reading, instead of the currently selected item. This is caused
by a known problem in the Java™ Runtime Environment.
Keyboard navigations might not function correctly for links in help panels.
If you use keyboard functions to navigate to and activate a hyperlink on an IBM
Director help panel, a small colored rectangle might appear on the newly loaded
help panel. This does not affect navigation or hyperlink function, but might cause
confusion. After you navigate to the next hyperlink, the rectangle will disappear.
This is caused by a known problem in the Java Runtime Environment.
If you use a keyboard to navigate within IBM Director Console, table
columns cannot be resized or reordered with a keyboard command. When
navigating IBM Director Console with a keyboard, you cannot resize or reorder
columns. This is caused by a known problem in the Java Runtime Environment.
(Linux systems only) When you open a menu that is long enough to cause
up and down scroll buttons to display, clicking more than once on a scroll
button might close the menu. This is caused by a known problem in the Java
Runtime Environment. Workarounds include:
– Click on the scroll button and hold it to show the rest of the menu items.
– Using the keyboard, press the up and down arrow keys to navigate through
the menu items.
(Systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the Gnome desktop
environment only) A new window does not automatically become the active
window. If you perform an action that causes a new window to display, the new
window might not (by default) become the active window, even though it is the
topmost window. This is caused by a known problem in the Java Runtime
Environment. Workarounds include clicking on the new window to make it active,
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or using the keyboard shortcut (Alt+Tab) to switch to the new window. This
limitation does not apply to systems running the K Desktop Environment.
v Windows MouseKeys feature does not perform as expected on the Help
Index alphabet links. When using the Windows MouseKeys accessibility feature
in the Help Index, the first MouseKey ″click″ on one of the alphabet links at the
top of the page will not initially scroll the page to the correct location in the Index.
You must move the mouse pointer to that letter and click again, for the page to
scroll to the correct location. (This problem does not occur when using the
mouse.)
v If you use the keyboard to navigate in a window that contains objects in a
tree, the keyboard focus might not be immediately visible when you tab to
the tree. To see the keyboard focus when you tab to the tree, press the
spacebar or downward arrow.
v Objects in the Group Contents pane might not be read using a screen
reader. When using a screen reader with IBM Director Console, use the Tree
view in the Group Contents pane. Otherwise, all objects in the pane might not be
read.
Problems
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25 has the following known problem:
v Code fills the IBM Director Help window if you use a combination of
keystrokes when navigating with the keyboard. When using the keyboard to
navigate to hyperlinks in IBM Director help text, the first hyperlink is invisible.
When the first link is activated, it causes code to be displayed. Pressing the
Back button returns you to the help text.
Workarounds
Consider the following solution to an accessibility problem you might encounter
when using IBM Director ServeRAID Manager V8.25.
(Linux systems only) To use Java GUI keyboard shortcuts (such as Ctrl+Tab and
Shift+Ctrl+Tab) on the KDE desktop, you must change the default keyboard shortcut
settings for the desktop. For systems running KDE:
1. From the main menu, click Control Center.
2. In the Control Center window, click Regional & Accessibility, and then click
Keyboard Shortcuts.
3. In the Shortcut fields, change the keyboard combinations for specified Actions,
as desired.
4. Click OK.
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Appendix A. Related information
This topic provides links to additional information related to IBM Director.
IBM Director resources on the World Wide Web
The following Web pages provide resources for understanding, using, and
troubleshooting IBM Director and other system-management tools.
IBM Director information center
publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/ v1r2/topic/diricinfo/
fqm0_main.html
Updated periodically, the IBM Director information center contains the most
recent documentation on a wide range of topics.
IBM Director Web site on ibm.com®
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/ systems_management/ibm_director/
The IBM Director Web site on ibm.com has links to downloads and
documentation for all currently supported versions of IBM Director.
Information on this site includes:
v Downloads and documentation for the following IBM Director releases:
– IBM Director 5.10 Update 1
– IBM Director 5.10
– IBM Director 4.22
– IBM Director 4.22 Upward Integration Modules (UIMs)
– IBM Director 4.21
– IBM Director 4.20
v IBM Director Hardware and Software Compatibility document, which lists
supported and IBM xSeries® systems, as well as all supported operating
systems. It is updated every 6 to 8 weeks.
v Printable documentation for IBM Director available in Portable Document
Format (PDF) in several languages
IBM Systems Software information center
www.ibm.com/servers/library/infocenter/
This Web page provides information about IBM Virtualization Engine™, IBM
Director, and other topics.
IBM ServerProven® page
www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat/index.html
This Web page provides information about IBM xSeries, BladeCenter®, and
IntelliStation® hardware compatibility with IBM Director.
IBM Systems Management Software: Download/Electronic Support page
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/ systems_management/ibm_director/
Use this Web page to download IBM system-management software,
including IBM Director. Check this Web page regularly for new IBM Director
releases and updates.
IBM Servers
www.ibm.com/servers/
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This Web page on ibm.com links to information, downloads, and IBM
Director extensions such as Remote Deployment Manager, Capacity
Manager, Systems Availability and Software Distribution (Premium Edition)
for the following IBM servers:
v IBM BladeCenter
v IBM iSeries™
v IBM pSeries®
v IBM xSeries
v IBM System z9 and zSeries®
IBM Virtualization Engine systems services fixes
techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/VirtualizationEngine
This Web page provides information about the required fixes for the
Virtualization Engine system services. The fixes include operating system
fixes that are required for each system service as well as application-level
fixes that are required for each system service to function properly.
IBM forums
www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_esforums.jsp
This Web page on ibm.com links to several forums, available as Web pages
or using rich site summary (RSS) feeds, in which users can discuss
technology issues relating to IBM servers.
Two of these forums are of particular interest to IBM Director users:
xSeries IBM Director forum
www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/ dw_forum.jsp?forum=759
&cat=53
A forum for discussing any IBM Director topics. This Web page
includes link for obtaining the forum using an RSS feed.
xSeries Server forum
www.ibm.com/developerworks/ forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=740
&cat=53
A forum for discussing xSeries server topics, including questions
related to drivers, firmware, operating systems, clustering, and
storage. The Web page includes a link for obtaining forum using an
RSS feed.
IBM Redbooks™
www.ibm.com/redbooks/
You can download the following documents from the IBM Redbooks Web page. You
can also search this Web page for documents that focus on specific IBM hardware;
such documents often contain system-management material.
Note: Be sure to note the date of publication and to determine the level of IBM
Director software to which the Redbooks publication refers.
v Creating a Report of the Tables in the IBM Director 4.1 Database (TIPS0185)
v IBM Director Security (REDP-0417)
v IBM eServer™ BladeCenter Systems Management with IBM Director V4.1 and
Remote Deployment Manager V4.1 (REDP-3776)
v Implementing Systems Management Solutions using IBM Director (SG24-6188)
v Integrating IBM Director with Enterprise Management Solutions (SG24-5388)
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v Managing IBM TotalStorage® NAS with IBM Director (SG24-6830)
v Monitoring Redundant Uninterruptible Power Supplies Using IBM Director
(REDP-3827)
Remote Supervisor Adapter
Remote Supervisor Adapter overview
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-4UKSML
This Web page includes links to the Remote Supervisor Adapter User’s
Guide and the Remote Supervisor Adapter Installation Guide.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II overview
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-50116
This Web page includes information about the Remote Supervisor Adapter
II.
Other documents
For planning purposes, the following documents might be of interest:
v Planning and Installation Guide - IBM eServer BladeCenter (Type 8677)
v IBM Management Processor Command-Line Utility User’s Guide version 3.00
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Appendix B. Contacting customer support
If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about
IBM products, you can find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist
you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information
about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem with your
system, and whom to call for service, if it is necessary.
Services available and telephone numbers listed are subject to change without
notice.
Before you call for assistance
Some problems can be solved without outside assistance. You can use the online
help by looking in the online or printed documentation that comes with IBM Director,
or by consulting the IBM Support home Web site. Also, be sure to read the
information in any release notes and README files that come with IBM Director.
You can solve many problems by following the troubleshooting procedures that IBM
provides in the online help or in the publications that are provided with your system
and software. The information that comes with your system also describes the
diagnostic tests that you can perform. Most hardware systems, operating systems,
and programs come with information that contains troubleshooting procedures and
explanations of error messages and error codes. If you suspect a software problem,
refer to the information for the operating system or program.
Getting help online
IBM maintains pages on the World Wide Web containing information about IBM
products and services. These pages also provide the most recent technical
information. Table 1 lists some of these pages.
Table 1. Support Web sites
www.ibm.com/
Main IBM home page
www.ibm.com/servers/
IBM eServer home page
www.ibm.com/pc/support/
IBM Support page
www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/
systems_management/ibm_director/
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager home
page with links to user support and the
technical forum
publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/
v1r2/topic/diricinfo/fqm0_main.html
IBM Director ServeRAID Manager
information center
Getting help by telephone
Through IBMSupport Line, you can obtain telephone assistance, for a fee, with
usage, configuration, and software problems with xSeries servers, IntelliStation
workstations, and appliances. For information about the products supported by
Support Line in your country or region, go to www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
For more information about Support Line and other IBM services, go to
www.ibm.com/services/, or to www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support telephone
numbers. In the U.S. and Canada, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (1-800-426-7378).
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