Preventive Service Planning

Abstract

DS8000 Code Recommendation

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This generalized recommendation is made available to assist clients in implementing a code update strategy. It is a full field perspective, and as such, a customized recommendation which takes into account specifics such as business upgrade windows, length of time since last update, decommission plans, etc. may require assistance from local support teams. In general, recommendations assume planning updates annually. The word “must” in the notes below refers to bundles resolving specific problems for a targeted subset of DS8000s and communicated via My Notifications to clients, or ECA (Engineering Change/Field Actions) Information Alerts to IBM Service colleagues.

Model Minimum Level Recommended Level Latest Level
DS8100 / DS8300 Determined by mandatory ECAs (1) R4.3 SP19 – 64.36.103.0 R4.3 SP20 – 64.36.105.0
DS8700 R6.2 GA – 76.20.71.0 [Nov 2011] (2,3,4) R6.3 SP10 – 76.31.131.0 R6.3 SP11 – 76.31.143.0
DS8800 R6.2 GA – 86.20.98.0 [Nov 2011] (2,3,4) R6.3 SP10 – 86.31.152.0 R6.3 SP11 – 86.31.167.0
DS8870 (R7.0)
DS8870 (R7.1)
DS8870 (R7.2)
R7.1 SP2 – 87.10.91.0 [Jul 2013] (5)
or
R7.2 SP1 – 87.21.5.0 [Dec 2013]
R7.2 SP4 – 87.21.39.0 R7.2 SP5 – 87.21.48.0
DS8870 (R7.3)
DS8870 (R7.4)
R7.3 GA – 87.30.105.0 [May 2014]
R7.4 GA – 87.40.141.0 [Dec 2014] (6)
R7.3 SP2 – 87.31.16.0
R7.4 SP2 – 87.41.17.0
R7.3 SP3 – 87.31.23.0
R7.4 SP2 – 87.41.17.0
Note 1: DS8100/DS8300 Clients with RAID 10 or RAID 6 configurations must move to bundle R4.3 SP10 efix1 – 64.36.48.1, or higher.
Note 2: DS8700/DS8800 Clients using RAID 10 must be on bundles R6.2 SP2 – 76.20.90.0/86.20.114.0 and systems that have RAID 10 or RAID 6 configurations are recommended to move to R6.2 SP4.1 – 76.20.107.0/86.20.130.0 or higher.
Note 3: DS8700/DS8800 Clients using Extended Address Volume (EAV) capability in combination with FlashCopy must move to bundle R6.2 SP2.1 – 76.20.94.0/86.20.117.0 or higher.
Note 4: DS8700/DS8800 Clients using zHPF are recommended to move to R6.2 SP3 – 76.20.98.0/86.20.121.0 or higher.
Note 5: DS8870 (R7.1) Clients using zHPF must move to R7.1 SP3 – 87.10.102.0 or higher to avoid an IOS071I (start pending) issue.
Note 6: DS8870 Clients on R7.4 GA that would like to take advantage of the new DS8000 GUI must move to R7.4 SP1.1 – 87.41.9.0 or higher to avoid issues with the open system host that are using LUN mapping.

DS8700/DS8800 field fixes are now only being provided on R6.3 – 76.31.xx.xx / 86.31.xx.xx bundles.
DS8870 field fixes are now only being provided on 87.21.xx.xx, 87.3x.xx.xx and 87.4x.xx.xx bundles.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Disk Storage Systems System Storage DS8800 Not Applicable N/A Version Independent N/A
Disk Storage Systems System Storage DS8700 Not Applicable N/A N/A
Disk Storage Systems TotalStorage DS8300 Not Applicable N/A Version Independent N/A
Disk Storage Systems TotalStorage DS8100 Not Applicable N/A Version Independent N/A

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