Storwize V7000 and SVC Release is available for download

The first update for Storwize V7000 and SVC release 6.3 is now available.   You will find it here for Storwize V7000 and here for SVC (note both links will require you to login to Fix Central with your IBM ID).    As usual the new release contains a combination of new features and fixes.  The new features are:

  New features in SVC

*  Support for multi-session iSCSI host attachment
*  Language Support for Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

There are also several fixes (with some variation between SVC and Storwize V7000, mainly around the platform hardware).   The release notes (which you can find at the links above) detail them all.  Two fixes I have been looking forward to are:

IC80253   Unable to log into the GUI if password contains special characters.
This meant that a password with a comma in it could not be used in the GUI (you got a backspace instead).  Passwords with commas could be used in the CLI.  This bug was picked up by one of my clients when trying out LDAP and is now fixed in

IC80501 Performance statistics collection fails to record read and write response times for internal drives.
This issue meant that SVC internal SSD drives always showed 0 ms response times in TPC.

Note that the Drive firmware does not need to be updated with this release.  The new upgrade test tool (version 7.3) will not ask you to update them.   I will let you know when that situation changes.


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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2 Responses to Storwize V7000 and SVC Release is available for download

  1. Chris Moore says:

    Hi Anthony,
    Is there any eta to fix the incompatibility between code 6.3 and the SVC SRA? This is a big issue for the customer I’m working for.

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