IBM Support Site updates up to July 25, 2011

Hi Team.

Rob Jackard from the ATS Group does a great job amalgamating IBM storage site updates so I am sharing them here with you.  Here is my high level view:

AIX Users:   Review the service dates for your technology level.
DS3500 users:   Upgrade your firmware to  7.70.45.00 or 7.77.19.00.
DS8000 users:   Take note of the limitation on resizing a space efficient repository.  I dealt with this recently at a client but writing a script to delete the flashcopy targets, delete and recreate the repositories and then create the flashcopy targets again.
SVC and Storwize V7000 users:  Upgrade to 6.1.0.9 or 6.2.0.2.  Be aware of the limitations on split cluster and Global Mirror intra-cluster mirroring.

AIX:

(2011.06.28) Technical Bulletin: AIX 5.3 Support Lifecycle Notice:
NOTE-1: After October, 1, 2011, IBM will no longer provide generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 5300-11.
NOTE-2: End of Support for AIX 5.3 has been announced as 04/30/2012.
NOTE-3: IBM is no longer providing generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 53-TL06, -TL07, -TL08, -TL09, -TL10.
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/onvdq?mode=18&ID=2110&myns=pwraix53

(2011.06.28) Technical Bulletin: AIX 6.1 Support Lifecycle Notice:
NOTE-1: After October, 1, 2011, IBM will no longer provide generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 6100-04.
NOTE-2: Sometime after May 1, 2012, IBM will no longer provide generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 6100-05.
NOTE-3: IBM is no longer providing generally available fixes or interim fixes for new defects on systems at AIX 61-TL00, -TL01, -TL02, -TL03.
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/pqvcmjd?mode=18&ID=5488&myns=paix61

(2011.06.09) SDDPCM fail_over path selection algorithm may fail even though non-preferred paths are available.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003753

DS3000/DS4000/DS5000

(2011.07.25) Command Line Interface and Script Commands Programming Guide- IBM DS3000 / DS4000 / DS5000.
https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5076792

(2011.07.23) IBM DS ESM/HDD firmware package 1.75.
NOTE: IBM DS4000 / DS5000 Hard Disk Drive and ESM Firmware Update Pack Version 1.75.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/FAStT500+Storage+Server
&function=fixId&fixids=Disk-HDDESM-July-2011-version-1.75&includeSupersedes=0

(2011.06.30) DS3950 / DS4000 / DS5000 Recommended Firmware Levels.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003714

(2011.06.29) IBM DS Controller firmware version 7.77.20.0 code package.
NOTE: Applicable for the DS3500-all models, DS3700-all models, DS3950-all models, DS5020-all models.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/DS3500&function=fixId&fixids=Disk-CntlFW-June-2011-version-7.77.20.00&includeSupersedes=0

 (2011.06.13) IBM RETAIN tip# H203084- Potential data integrity issue involving cache memory Error Correcting Code (ECC) logic- IBM System Storage DS3500.
NOTE: IBM highly recommends that users upgrade all of the DS3500 controllers to either the 7.70.45.00 or 7.77.19.00 firmware version immediately.
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?brand=5000008&lndocid=MIGR-5087843

(2011.06.11) IBM DS Controller firmware version 7.77.18.00 code package.
NOTE: Firmware for DS5100 and DS5300 all models.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/DS5300&release=
All&platform=All&function=all#Controller firmware

(2011.06.10) IBM DS Controller firmware version 7.70.45.00 code package.
NOTE: Applicable for the DS3500 (DS3524/DS3512) subsystems.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/DS3500&function=fixId&fixids=Disk-CntlFW-June-2011-version-7.70.45.00&includeSupersedes=0

(2011.06.10) IBM DS Controller firmware version 7.77.19.00 code package.
NOTE: Applicable for the DS3700 and DS3500 subsystems.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/DS3500&function=fixId&fixids=Disk-CntlFW-June-2011-version-7.77.19.00&includeSupersedes=0

DS8000

(2011.06.29) Space Efficient Flash Copy Repository size should not be changed for an existing repository.
NOTE: The code fix, to fail the chsestg command if the size of the repository is changed, is available for Release 4.3 (Bundle 64.36.4.0) and Release 5.1.5 (Bundle 75.15.84.0).
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003793

(2011.06.23) DS8800 Code Bundle Information.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003740

SVC/Storwize V7000

(2011.07.21) Storwize V7000 performance data constraint violations.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21506520

(2011.07.15) Do Not Upgrade to V6.2.0.x if Using a Split-Cluster Configuration.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003853

(2011.07.11) IBM SAN Volume Controller Code V6.2.0.2.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000973

(2011.07.11) IBM Storwize V7000 Code V6.2.0.2.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000974

(2011.07.11) SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Software Upgrade Test Utility V6.6.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000585

(2011.07.11) Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller Software Upgrades to V6.2.0.1 May Stall if Performance Monitoring Activities are Performed During the Upgrade Process.
NOTE: This issue has been fixed by APAR IC77000 in the V6.2.0.2 PTF release.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003846

(2011.06.10) IBM Storage Tier Advisor Tool for SVC and Storwize V7000.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000935

(2011.06.10) Disk Space Low Warning When Upgrading From SAN Volume Controller V5.1.0.x to V6.1.0.x or V6.2.0.x.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003723

(2011.06.10) IBM Storwize V7000 Initialization Tool.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Storage_Disk&product=ibm/Storage_Disk/IBM+Storwize+V7000+(2076)&function=fixId&fixids=StorageDisk-2076-InitTool&includeSupersedes=0

(2011.06.10) Storwize V7000 Concurrent Compatibility and Code Cross Reference.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003705

(2011.06.10) IBM Storwize V7000 V6.2.0 – Installable Information Center and Guides.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000967

(2011.06.10) IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 V6.2 – Command-Line Interface Guide.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003572

(2011.06.10) IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 V6.2 – Troubleshooting Guide.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003571

(2011.06.10) Incorrect Usage of Drive Upgrade Command May Cause Loss Of Access to Data.
NOTE: This issue was resolved by APAR IC74636 in the V6.1.0.8 release of the Storwize V7000 software.
http://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/SGDZ456306L38860M56

(2011.06.10) Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller FlashCopy Replication Operations Involving Volumes Greater Than 2 TB in Size Will Result in Incorrect Data Being Written to the FlashCopy Target Volume.
NOTE: This issue is fixed by APAR IC76806 in the 6.1.0.9 and 6.2.0.1 PTF releases.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003840

(2011.06.09) SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Intra-Cluster Global Mirror Not Supported With V6.1.0.x or V6.2.0.x Code.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003723

(2011.06.08) Potential Loss of Access for Split Clustered Systems During Site Failure.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003782

(2011.06.08) IBM SAN Volume Controller Code V6.1.0.9.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000969

(2011.06.08) IBM Storwize V7000 Code V6.1.0.9.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000970


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About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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