Category: IBM / Lenovo

Lenovo/IBM Storwize firmware 7.7.0.0 released

Martin 14/06/2016

IBM/Lenovo has released version 7.7.0.0 og the Storwize firmware, there are really some nice things to look forward to: Release notes: https://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/770_releasenotes.html New Features The following new features have been introduced in the 7.7.0.0 release: Encrypted DRAID iSCSI virtualisation Host Port fabric port virtualisation (NPIV) Compression for IPLINK Improved 10G IP Replication Support for 12 slot LFF expansion Support for more CPU cores Offloaded IO Throttling GUI support for IP Quorum GUI support for Compressimator ECDSA… Lenovo/IBM Storwize firmware 7.7.0.0 released

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IBM Storwize V3700 7.6.1.0 firmware released

Martin 15/03/2016

Amongst other things, it fixes the long pause when upgrading from 7.5.x to 7.6 🙂 Release notes: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/760_releasenotes.html Download: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FStorage_Disk%2FIBM+Storwize+V3700&fixids=StorageDisk-2072-7.6.1.0&source=myna&myns=s028&mynp=OCSTLM5A&mync=E&cm_sp=s028-_-OCSTLM5A-_-E

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IBM/Lenovo Storwize V3700: New firmware released (7.6.0.3)

Martin 19/01/2016

IBM/Lenovo has now issued a new firmware for the V3700 again. This updates fixes two APARS (Search for 7.6.0.3 is the release notes 🙂 ) Release notes: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/760_releasenotes.html Download link: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/doSelectFixes?options.selectedFixes=StorageDisk-2072-7.6.0.3&continue=1

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IBM/Lenovo Storwize V3700: New firmware released (7.6.0.2)

Martin 05/01/2016

IBM/Lenovo has now issued a new firmware for the V3700 again. This, among other things, fixes a critical issue, where the nodes batteries are going on and offlne, thus taking the node offline also! Release notes: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/san/sanvc/release_notes/760_releasenotes.html Download link: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FStorage_Disk%2FStorwize+V3700+for+Lenovo&fixids=Lenovo_6099_INSTALL_7.6.0.2&source=myna&myns=lnrsd&mync=E&cm_sp=lnrsd-_-NULL-_-E

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URGENT – SVC/Storwize 7.6.0.0 issue

Martin 03/12/2015

UPDATE: Fix released for this 8/2015 – read more here: https://martinsblog.dk/ibmlenovo-storwize-firmware-version-7-6-0-1-released/ Got this from IBM yesterday: Unfortunately, an issue has been discovered in this release that may lead to unexpected node warmstarts if host I/O is performed to volumes that contain 64,000 extents or more.  This may result in both nodes in an I/O group pair warmstarting at the same time, causing a temporary loss of host access to volumes serviced by this I/O group. We… URGENT – SVC/Storwize 7.6.0.0 issue

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IBM Storwize version 7.6 released

Martin 30/11/2015

  IMPORTANT: Read this before upgrading: https://martinsblog.dk/urgent-svcstorwize-7-6-0-0-issue/   UPDATE 8/12-2015: 7.6.0.1 is out now, which fixes theese issues above! IBM/Lenovo released version 7.6 of the software for StorWize SAN’s with many new features, amongst fixing an issue where the power supply fans spins to full speed for no reason, get it here for V3700: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4001471 Read more: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&appname=gpateam&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS215-391 Important: You will need at least 8GB cache on the node canisters or else the update will… IBM Storwize version 7.6 released

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IMM2 reports backup GUID Partition Table (GPT) corruption detected after server restart

Martin 23/10/2015

Have been seeing this on a few IBM / Lenovo x3650 M5 servers lately: It was not all servers in a cluster that showed it, even if they had same firmware level and access to the same storage. It then turned out to be a firmware issue on the SATA / SAS HBA, IBM made a KB available here, with a download link for the fixed firmware: https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5094858

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