IBM Storage Fix information as of January 29, 2012

My good friend Rob Jackard from the ATS Group has compiled this list of updates to the IBM Support site.   It is a very comprehensive list of updates, flashes, tips and warnings and it is well worth spending a few minutes scanning the list to see if any apply to your environment.  There is even a warning about a 497 day bug.

Ideally none of these tips should be news to you if you are getting regular emails using IBM My Notifications so please sign up (or maybe check that your notification list has the correct products) and then read on.

 

AIX

(2012.01.13) IBM Techdoc- AIX disk queue depth tuning for performance.
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/TD105745

DS3000 / DS4000 / DS5000

(2012.01.26) IBM RETAIN tip# H204840- 200GB SSD & 400GB SSD have 3 Gbps SAS interface speed. NOTE: DS3524 and DCS3700 subsystems and EXP2524, DCS3700, and EXP3524 expansion enclosures may have incorrectly identified these drives as having 6 Gbps SAS interfaces…but actually are 3 Gbps SAS interface. https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5089183

(2012.01.25) IBM RETAIN tip# H203671- Split LUN ownership causes false disk errors. http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5088618 (2012.01.20) IBM RETAIN tip# H197694- Loop connectivity issues cause drives to be bypassed. http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5086015

(2012.01.17) IBM RETAIN tip# H204814- Controllers reboot after ESM replacement. http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?brand=5000008

(2012.01.05) IBM RETAIN tip# H202353- Incorrect power supply illuminated by prepare for removal. http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087149

(2011.12.22) IBM RETAIN tip# H194697- SATA drive hangs or is not ready after power cycle. http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087149

(2011.12.20) IBM DS4000/DS5000 Hard Disk Drive and ESM (EXP100/395/420/520/710/810/5000/5060/DCS370080E) Firmware Update Pack Version 1.76.
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/DS5300&fixids=Disk-HDDESM-Dec-2011-version-1.76

(2012.12.12) IBM RETAIN tip# H202998- Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) hard drive failures.
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5087767

(2011.11.28) IBM RETAIN tip# H204312- SSD drive attachment requires premium feature key (DS3512, DS3524).
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5089051

(2011.11.11) IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000, DS5000- Command Line Interface and Script Commands Programming Guide.
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5076792

(2011.11.07) IBM RETAIN tip# H201983- DS3000, DS4000, DS5000- Recommended drive firmware upgrade.
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5086967

(2011.11.07) IBM RETAIN tip# H203671- DS4000, DS5000- Split LUN ownership causes false disk errors.
NOTE: The 7.60.40.00 firmware for the DS Storage Controller is affected. Will be corrected in a future release of 7.60.xx.xx firmware (target date is scheduled 4th quarter 2011.)
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5088618

DS8000 / DS6000

(2012.01.26) IBM Techdoc- IBM DS8800 Data Consolidation Features.
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP102065

(2012.01.13) DS8800 Code Bundle Information.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003740

(2012.01.20) Data Loss / Data Error Scenario During Hung DDM Command Error Recovery.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003993

(2012.01.14) Potential DS8700/DS8800 Loss of Access and Job Abends on Release 6.2 due to repeating device recovery with the PTFs for OA34661 installed on z/OS releases 1.11 through 1.12. Also base z/OS 1.13 clients are exposed.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003953

(2011.12.14) Potential DS8700/DS8800 Loss of Access and Job Abends due to repeating device warmstarts with IMS/WADS workloads V10 or V11 while running Release 6.1 or higher.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003928

(2011.11.22) IBM System Storage DS8000 IBM Database Protection User’s Guide.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003786

(2011.11.17) IBM System Storage DS8000 Host Systems Attachment Guide.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7001161

(2011.11.17) IBM System Storage DS Command-Line Interface User’s Guide for DS8000 series.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7002620

(2011.11.07) DS8700/DS8800 users running with 8Gb host adapters on Release 6.1 exposed to potential loss of access condition.
NOTE: The firmware fix is available in R6.1 for DS8700- Bundle 76.0.130.0 or higher (76.10.139.0 is recommended), and for DS8800- Bundle 86.10.151.0 or higher.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003931

(2011.11.04) IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 Introduction and Planning Guide.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7001073

(2011.11.01) DS8700 / DS8800 internal error recovery can result in loss of access when 2145 SVC is attached.
NOTE-1: Firmware fixed for DS8700 [Bundle 75.15.59.0 or higher, recommended 75.15.84.0].
NOTE-2: Firmware fixed for DS8800 [Bundle 86.0.173.0 or higher, recommended 86.10.139.0].
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003743

N series

(2012.01.13) N6210 / N6240 / N6270 NVMEM Battery Critical Low Will Initiate 24-Hr. System Shutdown Sequence.
NOTE: Workaround is available. A system firmware fix for this problem is planned Feb. 2012.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003985

(2011.12.07) Service Image 30801834 (BIOS 3.0, BMC 1.3, and Diagnostics 5.6.1) for N3300 / N3600 Publication Matrix.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003746

(2011.12.05) EXN3500 (2857-006) Storage Expansion Unit Publication Matrix.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003521

(2011.12.05) Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode RC2 Publication Matrix.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003783

(2011.10.21) Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes for Data ONTAP.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003463

SAN

(2012.01.23) Cisco MDS 91×4 / 9222i Reboots itself after 497 days.
NOTE: An MDS 9124 switch, MDS 9134 switch, MDS 9222i switch, Cisco Fabric Switch for IBM BladeCenter, or Cisco Fabric Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem, may reboot with reason Unknown or Watchdog Timeout when the switch has been up for 497 days. This issue is fixed in SAN-OS release 3.3(2), NX-OS release 4.1(1b) and above.
https://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCsu80534

(2011.12.07) IBM TotalStorage SAN32M-2 Installation and Service Manual.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7001260

(2011.11.19) IBM SAN b-type Firmware Version 7.x Release Notes.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003855

(2011.10.24) Cisco MDS- identifying Supervisor2 and Supervisor2A modules.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003920

SONAS

(2012.01.01) IBM Techdoc- Using IBM SONAS with IBM DB2 on AIX hosts.
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP102053

(2011.12.19) Intel has reported PAGE FAULT OR CORRUPTED DATA USING 64-BIT APP IN 64-BIT NOS (Fix is now available).
NOTE: This fix is now available and will be updated as part of the R1.2 update.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003746

SVC / Storwize V7000

(2012.01.27) SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Software Upgrade Test Utility V7.3.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000585

(2012.01.27) IBM Storwize V7000 & Storwize V7000 Unified- Supported Drive Types and Firmware Levels.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003842

(2012.01.25) Storwize V7000 Unified- The connectivity diagram in the GUI may incorrectly report the ethernet connection as down.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003987

(2012.01.25) Storwize V7000 Unified- GUI fails to run DMP 1225, 1226 and 2600.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003994

(2012.01.24) SVC / Storwize V7000 / Storwize V7000 Unified- Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000833

(2012.01.18) Potential Performance Impacts When Using Mirrored and Non-Mirrored Volumes in the Same Storage Pool.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003992

(2012.01.13) IBM Techdoc- SVC / Storwize V7000 Performance Monitor (svcmon).
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS3177

(2012.01.11) Performance Problem When Using Easy Tier With Thin Provisioned Volumes.
NOTE: A workaround is available and this Flash will be updated as further guidance on this issue becomes available.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003982

(2012.01.11) Concurrent Compatibility and Code Cross Reference for Storwize V7000 Unified.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003918

(2012.01.06) Error Codes 1400 and 1401 Will No Longer Automatically Raise a PMR.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003979

(2012.01.06) IBM Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified Initialization Tool.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/IBM+Storwize+V7000+(2076)&fixids=StorageDisk-2076-InitTool&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCST3FR7&mync=E&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Storage_Disk

(2012.01.06) IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Code V1.3.0.1.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000987

(2012.01.06) Software Upgrade Test Utility for Storwize V7000 Unified.
NOTE: IBM2073 upgradetest install file V1.1.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000986

(2012.01.06) IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.3.0 Supported Interoperability.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003911

(2012.01.06) IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.3.0 Configuration Limits and Restrictions.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003906

(2011.12.22) Supported Interoperability List for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified 1.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003911

(2011.12.16) Drive Firmware Upgrades May Result in Temporary Loss of Host Access to Volumes on SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and Storwize V7000.
NOTE: Customers are strongly recommended not to perform any drive upgrades.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003961

(2011.12.05) Understanding System Health Status on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003948

(2011.12.05) Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backup/Restore Tasks not Displayed in the Running Tasks Status Bar.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003950

(2011.11.30) IBM SVC / Storwize V7000 / Storwize V7000 Unified- Obtaining Service.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003141

(2011.11.30) IBM Storwize V7000- CIFS Planning Guidance.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003944

(2011.11.30) IBM Storwize V7000 Unified- Support Information.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003936

(2011.11.28) Storwize V7000 Code V6.3.0.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000991

(2011.11.28) SAN Volume Controller Code V6.3.0.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000992

(2011.11.28) IBM Storwize V7000- 20111103 Drive Microcode Package.
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000993

(2011.11.18) Installable Information Center for IBM SVC V6.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000988

(2011.11.18) Installable Information Center for IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000989

(2011.11.18) Installable Information Center for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000990

(2011.11.17) Problem Determination Guide for IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003729

(2011.11.13) Storwize V7000- Solid State Drives May Overheat if Deployed in a Partially-Populated Drive Enclosure.
NOTE: This issue was fixed by APAR IC78538 in the V6.2.0.4 PTF release.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003927

(2011.11.13) Storwize V7000- Performance Degradation and Loss of GUI/CLI Access Due to Excessive Numbers of Socket Connections.
NOTE: This issue exists in all V6.1.0.x and V6.2.0.0-V6.2.0.3 releases. This issue was fixed in the V6.2.0.4 PTF release.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003930

(2011.11.13) Storwize V7000- All Nodes May Reboot Simultaneously When
Using FlashCopy Consistency Groups with V6.2.0.3.
NOTE: This issue is fixed by APAR IC78658 I the V6.2.0.4 PTF release.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003929

(2011.11.10) SAN Volume Controller Code V6.2.0.4.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000985

(2011.11.07) Storwize V7000 Code V6.2.0.4.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000984

(2011.11.02) V6.3.0 Model 2145-CG8 Hardware Installation Guide for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003710

(2011.11.02) V6.3.0 Hardware Maintenance Guide for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003711

(2011.11.02) V6.3.0 Troubleshooting Guide for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003712

(2011.11.02) V6.3.0 Software Installation and Configuration Guide for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003713

(2011.11.02) CIM Agent Developer’s Guide for IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3.0 and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified V1.3.0.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003715

(2011.11.01) V6.3.0 Command-Line Interface Guide for IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003714

(2011.11.01) V6.3.0 Quick Installation Guide for IBM Storwize V7000.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003717

(2011.11.01) V6.3.0 Troubleshooting, Recovery, and Maintenance Guide for IBM Storwize V7000.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003718

(2011.10.26) Intra-Cluster Global Mirror Not Supported With V6.1.0.x and V6.2.0.x SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Code.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003725

(2011.10.05) Loss of CLI/GUI Access on SAN Volume Controller or Storwize V7000 V6.2.0.x When Volume Properties of a Stopped FlashCopy Target Mapping are Modified.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003910

SSPC / TPC / TPC-R:

(2012.01.26) IBM Techdoc- IBM TPC Reporter for Disk.
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS2618

(2012.01.19) Configuring Java Web Start Shortcut for Windows 7 with Multiple Java Versions.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21578482

(2012.01.16) Limitations and known issues for TPC and TPC-R for Version 4.2.2 FP1 (4.2.2.95).
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21509231

(2011.12.19) Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.2 Fix Pack 1 (V4.2.2.95) (December 2011).
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031709

(2011.12.19) Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2 Repository Whitepaper.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023818

(2011.12.16) IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center v4.2.2.1 Views documentation.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023813

(2011.12.16) Readme for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication Version 4.2.2.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21509235

(2011.12.16) Limitations and known issues for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Version 4.2.2.1.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21509231

(2011.11.17) Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.2.1 Interim Fix 1 (November 2011).
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031346

(2011.11.16) IC78867 – Resolve Missing TIP Links After TPC Upgrade.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21571886

(2011.10.31) Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.2.2 GA (October 2011).
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031195

XIV:

(2012.01.16) IBM Techdoc- Best practices guide for SAP applications on an IBM XIV Storage System.
http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP101452

(2012.01.02) IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for AIX v1.7.1.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/XIV+Storage+System+(2810,+2812)&fixids=IBM_XIV_Host_Attachment_Kit_for_AIX_v1.7.1

(2111.12.14) XIV Support for VMware’s vSphere 5 xcopy.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003946

(2011.11.21) IBM XIV XCLI (only) v3.0.1 for AIX.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/XIV+Storage+System+(2810,+2812)&fixids=IBM_XIV_XCLI_v3.0.1_for_aix&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTJTAG&mync=E&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Storage_Disk

(2011.11.21) IBM XIV Management Tools (XIVGUI, XIVTop, XCLI) v3.0.1 for AIX.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/XIV+Storage+System+(2810,+2812)&fixids=IBM_XIV_Management_Tools_v3.0.1_for_aix&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTJTAG&mync=E&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Storage_Disk

(2011.11.21) IBM XIV Management Tools (XIVGUI, XIVTop, XCLI) v3.0.1 for Windows.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/XIV+Storage+System+(2810,+2812)&fixids=IBM_XIV_Management_Tools_v3.0.1_for_windows&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTJTAG&mync=E&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Storage_Disk

(2011.11.17) Potential loss of access to XIV Storage Systems with microcode versions 10.2.4.c (and below) and 11.0.1 (and below), that may also cause data issues.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003924

(2011.11.11) IBM Storage Provider for VMware VASA, Version 1.1.0.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm/Storage_Disk/XIV+Storage+System+(2810,+2812)&fixids=IBM_Storage_Provider_for_VMware_VASA_v1.1.0&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTJTAG&mync=E&function=fixId&parent=ibm/Storage_Disk

(2011.11.07) IBM Redbook- IBM XIV Storage System: Architecture, Implementation, and Usage.
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/SG247659.html

(2011.11.02) IBM XIV Storage System Product Overview.
https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003533

(2011.11.02) IBM XIV Storage System Planning Guide.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7003187

(2011.11.01) XIV Off-line Initialization rare scenario that might cause XIV machine to be in unhealthy state.
NOTE: This issue is fixed in 10.2.4.c microcode.
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003882

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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