RAIDed Shared Storage Module (RSSM): Windows 2008 Cluster validation failures - IBM BladeCenter
RETAIN tip: H197213
Systems configured on the IBM BladeCenter S SAS RAID Controller Module, option 43W3584, with the Windows 2008 R2 cluster may experience failures during the Windows cluster validation test. The failures are experienced during the SPC-3 persistent reservation section of the validation testing. The RAIDed Shared Storage Module (RSSM) firmware is at level 1.2.0.095.
The system may be any of the following IBM servers:
The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM options:
This tip is not software specific.
The following system firmware level(s) are affected:
This behavior is corrected in RSSM firmware build 1.2.1.015 and later.
The file is or will be available by selecting the appropriate machine type on the 'Product View' of IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:
Downgrade the RSSM from 1.2.0.095 to the older version of 1.0.3.025.
Use version 18.104.22.168-2 of the SDDDSM driver for the appropriate architecture of Windows 2008 (either 32-bit or 64-bit).
Note: To downgrade to version 1.0.3.025 from the latest version of RSSM firmware, the user must contact support for the proper downgrade procedure and interim code for the process to succeed.
A defect was found within the SCSI transactions of the RSSM firmware for Windows 2008 clusters. This defect was corrected in the RSSM firmware build of 1.2.1.015.
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Document id: MIGR-5084908