H21656: Minimum code level after node canister replacement - IBM Servers



Source

RETAIN tip: H21656

Symptom

When replacing failed node canisters on IBM Storwize V3500 with Field Replaceable Unit (replacement part number) part number: 00AR107, Storwize V3700 with replacement part number part number: 00AR108, and FLEX System V7000 with replacement part number part number: 00Y4587, the existing system version must be upgraded 6.4.1.3 or later immediately after node canister replacement.

System version 6.4.1.2 and prior do not contain enhancements required for seamless operation of replacement part number Part number: 00AR107 for Storwize V3500, 00AR108 for Storwize V3700, and replacement part number part number: 00Y4587 for Flex System V7000.

If replacement part number part number: 00AR107, 00AR108 or 00Y4587 are inserted into a system with 6.4.1.2 or prior, and not upgraded to system version 6.4.1.3 or later, users will see eventual performance degradation and loss of access due to limitations in older system levels.

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • Flex System V7000 Storage Node, type 4939, any model
  • IBM Storwize V3500 Controller Enclosure, type 2071, any model
  • IBM Storwize V3700 Controller Enclosure, type 2072, any model

This tip is not software specific.

This tip is not option specific.

The system has the symptom described above.

The following system firmware level(s) are affected: 6.4.1.2

  • 4.1.3

Solution

After installing replacement part number part number: 00AR107, 00AR108 or 00Y4587, Immediately ensure that the system firmware is upgraded to version 6.4.1.3 or later.

To verify the storage subsystem firmware, check the 'System Version' in the storage subsystem management Graphical User Interface (GUI) under:

  Monitoring --> System Details

If the system is at 6.4.1.2 or prior, the user must upgrade the system immediately after node canister replacement. The new system version can be downloaded from:

 

http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/

Additional information

Changes to newer replacement part number parts required enhancements to software levels.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5093557
Last modified:  2013-08-28
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