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Concurrent Compatibility and Code Cross Reference for SAN Volume Controller

Question & Answer


Question

What are the compatible upgrade paths and code build number cross references for the IBM SAN Volume Controller?

Answer


Please visit the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Upgrade Planning document for information about minimum and recommended PTF levels.


1. Latest SAN Volume Controller Code

Click here to download the latest SAN Volume Controller Code (V8.3.0.0).


Supported Drive Types and Firmware Levels for SAN Volume Controller

CF8 and CG8 node hardware is not supported by V8.1.0 or later. The V7.7.1 and V7.8.1 code levels will continue to be updated with critical fixes for this hardware.

Please take note of the following concurrent compatibility tables which illustrate the supported upgrade paths.

Note: Once an upgrade has completed, it is not possible to downgrade the software to an earlier level without deleting and manually rebuilding the system in its entirety, including restoring all volume data from an external backup.


2. Concurrent Compatibility Tables

The following concurrent compatibility tables illustrate the upgrades available for each SAN Volume Controller release.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Code, Node and UPS Interoperability Matrix for information about which SVC node and UPS hardware types can be used with each SAN Volume Controller software level.

Please visit the SAN Volume Controller Inter-cluster Metro Mirror and Global Mirror Compatibility Cross Reference for information on which cluster software levels can be connected in a partnership.

Please visit the IBM Support - Software Lifecycle site to determine the support status of SAN Volume Controller code levels.


Key:
Supported
Not supported

- Select an old level from the column listed along the left hand side of the table
- Select a new level from the row listed along the top of the table. Clicking on that level will take you to the corresponding code download page.

Please click on your current code level:

V8.3.x

Upgrading From:
V8.3.0.0
N/A

V8.2.1.x

Upgrading From:
V8.2.1.8
N/A
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V8.2.1.7
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V8.2.1.6
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V8.2.1.5
V8.2.1.4
V8.2.1.3
V8.2.1.2
V8.2.1.1
V8.2.1.0

* Systems running v8.2.1.6, or later, cannot be upgraded to v8.3.0. This upgrade restriction will be resolved by a future v8.3.0 PTF.


V8.1.3.x

Upgrading From:
V8.1.3.6
N/A
V8.1.3.5
V8.1.3.4
V8.1.3.3
V8.1.3.2
V8.1.3.1
V8.1.3.0

V8.1.2.x

Upgrading From:
V8.1.2.1
V8.1.2.0

V8.1.1.x

Upgrading From:
V8.1.1.2
N/A
V8.1.1.1
V8.1.1.0

V8.1.0.x

Upgrading From:
V8.1.0.2
V8.1.0.1
V8.1.0.0

V7.8.x

Upgrading From:
V7.8.1.10
N/A
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V7.8.1.9
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V7.8.1.8
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V7.8.1.7
V7.8.1.6
V7.8.1.5
V7.8.1.4
V7.8.1.3
V7.8.1.2
V7.8.1.1
V7.8.1.0
V7.8.0.2
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V7.8.0.1
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V7.8.0.0
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* Systems running v7.8.1.8, or later, cannot be upgraded to v8.1.1.2. This upgrade restriction will be resolved by a future v8.1.1 PTF.

** Systems running v7.8.1.10, or later, cannot be upgraded to v8.1.3. This upgrade restriction will be resolved by a future v8.1.3 PTF.

*** To upgrade from V7.8.0 to V8.2.1, or later, you need to step through the latest v8.1.3 PTF.


V7.7.1.x

Upgrading From:
V7.7.1.9
N/A
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V7.7.1.8
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*
V7.7.1.7
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V7.7.1.6
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V7.7.1.5
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V7.7.1.4
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V7.7.1.3
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V7.7.1.2
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V7.7.1.1
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V7.7.1.0
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* To upgrade from V7.7.1.x to V8.2.x or later you need to step through the latest v7.8.x or v8.1.x PTFs.


V7.7.0.x

Upgrading From:
V7.7.0.5
N/A
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V7.7.0.4
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V7.7.0.3
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V7.7.0.2
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V7.7.0.1
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V7.7.0.0
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*To upgrade from V7.7.0.x to V8.1.1.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.7.1 PTF.


V7.6.x

Upgrading From:
V7.6.1.8
N/A
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V7.6.1.7
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V7.6.1.6
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V7.6.1.5
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V7.6.1.4
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V7.6.1.3
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V7.6.1.1
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V7.6.0.4
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V7.6.0.3
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V7.6.0.2
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V7.6.0.1
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V7.6.0.0
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* Systems running v7.6.1.8 cannot be upgraded to v7.7.0.x.

** To upgrade from V7.6.x to V8.1.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.7.1 PTF.


V7.5.x

Upgrading From:
V7.5.0.14
N/A
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V7.5.0.13
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V7.5.0.12
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V7.5.0.11
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V7.5.0.10
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V7.5.0.9
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V7.5.0.8
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V7.5.0.7
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V7.5.0.6
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V7.5.0.5
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V7.5.0.4
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V7.5.0.3
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V7.5.0.2
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V7.5.0.1
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V7.5.0.0
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*To upgrade from V7.5.x to V8.1.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.7.x or V7.8.x PTF.


V7.4.x

Upgrading From:
V7.4.0.11
N/A
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V7.4.0.10
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V7.4.0.9
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V7.4.0.8
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V7.4.0.7
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V7.4.0.6
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V7.4.0.5
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V7.4.0.4
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V7.4.0.3
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V7.4.0.2
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V7.4.0.1
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V7.4.0.0
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*
*
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*To upgrade from V7.4.x to V8.1.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.7.x or V7.8.x PTF.


V7.3.x

Upgrading From:
V7.3.0.13
N/A
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V7.3.0.12
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V7.3.0.11
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V7.3.0.10
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V7.3.0.9
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V7.3.0.8
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V7.3.0.7
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V7.3.0.6
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V7.3.0.5
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V7.3.0.4
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V7.3.0.3
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V7.3.0.2
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V7.3.0.1
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V7.3.0.0
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** It is not currently possible to upgrade directly from V7.3.0.x, to V7.6.x or later. Please step through the latest V7.4.x or V7.5.x PTF.


V7.2.x

Upgrading From:
V7.2.0.12
N/A
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V7.2.0.11
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V7.2.0.10
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V7.2.0.9
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V7.2.0.8
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V7.2.0.7
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V7.2.0.6
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V7.2.0.5
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V7.2.0.4
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V7.2.0.3
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V7.2.0.2
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V7.2.0.1
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V7.2.0.0
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**To upgrade from V6.4.x, V7.1.x or V7.2.x to V7.5.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.3 or V7.4.x PTF.


V7.1.x

Upgrading From:
V7.1.0.12
N/A
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V7.1.0.11
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V7.1.0.10
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V7.1.0.9
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V7.1.0.8
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V7.1.0.7
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V7.1.0.6
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V7.1.0.5
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V7.1.0.3
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V7.1.0.2
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V7.1.0.1
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V7.1.0.0
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* If your system has one or more enhanced CG8 nodes & compressed vdisks and you need to upgrade from V7.1.x to V7.3x or V7.4.x you need to step through the latest V7.2 PTF.

** To upgrade from V6.4.x, V7.1.x or V7.2.x to V7.5.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.3 or V7.4.x PTF.


V6.4.x

Upgrading From:
V6.4.1.10
N/A
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V6.4.1.9
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V6.4.1.8
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V6.4.1.7
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V6.4.1.6
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V6.4.1.5
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V6.4.1.4
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V6.4.1.3
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V6.4.1.2
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V6.4.0.4
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V6.4.0.3
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V6.4.0.2
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V6.4.0.0
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**To upgrade from V6.4.x, V7.1.x or V7.2.x to V7.5.x or later you need to step through the latest V7.3 or V7.4.x PTF.


V6.3.x

Upgrading From:
V6.3.0.7
N/A
V6.3.0.6
V6.3.0.5
V6.3.0.4
V6.3.0.3
V6.3.0.2
V6.3.0.1
V6.3.0.0

V6.2.x

Upgrading From:
To: V6.2.0.6
V6.2.0.6
N/A
V6.2.0.5
V6.2.0.4
V6.2.0.3
V6.2.0.2
V6.2.0.1
V6.2.0.0

When upgrading from 6.2.x, running the CCU checker, via the GUI, is no longer supported. Please run the CCU checker via the CLI.


V6.1.x

Upgrading From:
To: V6.1.0.10
To: V6.2.0.6
V6.1.0.10
N/A
V6.1.0.9
V6.1.0.8
V6.1.0.7
V6.1.0.6
V6.1.0.5
V6.1.0.4
V6.1.0.3
V6.1.0.2
V6.1.0.1
V6.1.0.0

A concurrent upgrade path from V6.1.x to V6.4.x with iSCSI configured is available using an intermediate level, such as V6.3.x

When upgrading from 6.1.x, running the CCU checker, via the GUI, is no longer supported. Please run the CCU checker via the CLI.


V5.1.x

Upgrading From:
To: V5.1.0.11
To: V6.1.0.10
To:
V6.2.0.6
V5.1.0.11
N/A
V5.1.0.10
V5.1.0.9
V5.1.0.8
V5.1.0.7
V5.1.0.6
V5.1.0.5
V5.1.0.4
V5.1.0.3
V5.1.0.2
V5.1.0.1
V5.1.0.0

A concurrent upgrade path from V5.1.x to V6.4.x with iSCSI configured is available using an intermediate level, such as V6.3.x


3. Cross Reference Table

The SAN Volume Controller release code level will display in the cluster information as the code build level:

Release Code Level (V.R.M.F)
Code Build Level
149.13.1906271245000
147.19.1911061502000
8.2.1.7
147.18.1910161424000
8.2.1.6
147.15.1908200930000
8.2.1.5
147.13.1905201712000
8.2.1.4
147.13.1905091557000
8.2.1.3
147.12.1904011742000
8.2.1.2
147.10.1902051545000
8.2.1.1
147.10.1901091755000
8.2.1.0
147.10.1812201651000
143.13.1904231708000
8.1.3.5
143.8.1901082006000
8.1.3.4
143.8.1812181654000
8.1.3.3
143.7.1810081143000
8.1.3.2
143.5.1809111225000
8.1.3.1
143.5.1808081146000
8.1.3.0
143.5.1806231711000
8.1.2.1
142.6.1805101736000
8.1.2.0
142.5.1803271458000
140.13.1805101603000
8.1.1.1
140.12.1802211030000
8.1.1.0
140.12.1712211547000
8.1.0.2
137.5.1712121407000
8.1.0.1
137.5.1711031518000
8.1.0.0
137.4.1709291021000
135.9.1905291321000
7.8.1.9
135.8.1902281802000
7.8.1.8
135.7.1811291003000
7.8.1.7
135.6.1807301311000
7.8.1.6
135.6.1805101258000
7.8.1.5
135.5.1802161136000
7.8.1.4
135.5.1712071656000
7.8.1.3
135.5.1711141553000
7.8.1.2
135.5.1708101259000
7.8.1.1
135.5.1706201148000
7.8.1.0
135.4.1703241537000
7.8.0.2
133.17.1701251545000
7.8.0.1
133.17.1612141835000
7.8.0.0
133.17.1612071632000
130.17.1805101159000
7.7.1.8
130.17.1712080957000
7.7.1.7
130.17.1710181530000
7.7.1.6
130.16.1703310942000
7.7.1.5
130.16.1701060833000
7.7.1.4
130.16.1611221559000
7.7.1.3
130.16.1610171513000
7.7.1.2
130.16.1609301048000
7.7.1.1
130.16.1609081152000
7.7.1.0
130.15.1608231903000
127.29.1612050956000
7.7.0.4
127.29.1609221137000
7.7.0.3
127.28.1608010936000
7.7.0.2
127.28.1606281010000
7.7.0.1
127.28.1606171320000
7.7.0.0
127.27.1606071901000
125.3.1707131751000
7.6.1.7
125.2.1702091228000
7.6.1.6
125.2.1611241244000
7.6.1.5
125.1.1608221542000
7.6.1.4
125.0.1605241053000
7.6.1.3
125.0.1604262218000
7.6.1.1
124.4.1603211401000
7.6.0.4
122.23.1602250020000
7.6.0.3
121.22.1601111353000
7.6.0.2
121.22.1512181834000
7.6.0.1
121.22.1512071729000
7.6.0.0
121.21.1511261638000
115.54.1804161640000
7.5.0.13
115.54.1709051159000
7.5.0.12
115.54.1706051718000
7.5.0.11
115.54.1610251759000
7.5.0.10
115.54.1609151301000
7.5.0.9
115.53.1607011717000
7.5.0.8
115.53.1605051155000
7.5.0.7
115.53.1602251521000
7.5.0.6
115.52.1512221701000
7.5.0.5
115.52.1512111840000
7.5.0.3
115.51.1509171734000
7.5.0.2
115.51.1507081154000
7.5.0.1
115.50.1506181059000
7.5.0.0
115.50.1506041858000
103.29.1609070000
7.4.0.10
103.27.1605260000
7.4.0.9
103.27.1602170000
7.4.0.8
103.26.1601280000
7.4.0.7
103.24.1511050000
7.4.0.6
103.23.1510130000
7.4.0.5
103.23.1507160000
7.4.0.4
103.23.1504140000
7.4.0.3
103.23.1503140000
7.4.0.2
103.21.1412180000
7.4.0.1
103.21.1412100000
7.4.0.0
103.20.1411220000
97.6.1601070000
7.3.0.12
97.6.1508260000
7.3.0.11
97.6.1505120000
7.3.0.10
97.6.1504200000
7.3.0.9
97.5.1501190000
7.3.0.8
97.5.1411110000
7.3.0.7
97.5.1410080000
7.3.0.6
97.5.1409050000
7.3.0.5
97.5.1408280000
7.3.0.4
97.4.1407021000
7.3.0.3
96.9.1406190000
7.3.0.2
96.8.1406101000
7.3.0.1
96.3.1406022000
7.3.0.0
96.3.1405210000
88.0.1511200000
7.2.0.11
88.0.1501260000
7.2.0.10
88.0.1411100000
7.2.0.9
88.0.1410080000
7.2.0.8
88.0.1408150000
7.2.0.7
87.9.1406170000
7.2.0.6
87.9.1404290000
7.2.0.5
87.8.1404221000
7.2.0.4
87.6.1402270000
7.2.0.3
87.4.1402180000
7.2.0.2
87.4.1401300000
7.2.0.1
87.1.1312230000
7.2.0.0
87.0.1311291000
80.5.1411040000
7.1.0.11
80.5.1410080000
7.1.0.10
80.5.1406170000
7.1.0.9
80.5.1404150000
7.1.0.8
80.4.1403170000
7.1.0.7
80.4.1312030000
7.1.0.6
80.4.1310310000
7.1.0.5
80.4.1309270000
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