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What are the supported FICON Director and Channel Extender Configurations for the TS7700? Frequently Asked Question

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What are the supported FICON Director and Channel Extender Configurations for the TS7700?

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The table below is the matrix of FICON directors and switches supported with the TS7700.

Support is for use between the host and the TS7700.  

1 level of cascading (2 directors) is supported.  

2 level of cascading is supported just with Brocade G620 switch model.

No intermix of vendors.  

Maximum distance supported is 100km (62 miles) for all vendors/models (3000 miles for FICON accelerators - see notes below table).  

Switches must be set to Auto-Negotiate.  

Contact vendors to determine which products are appropriate for use with channel extenders.  

Listing in this matrix is not intended to extend any support listed in other IBM letters or publications.  TS7700 Release Dates:  Release 1.4 GA 11/23/07Release 1.4a GA 04/25/08Release 1.5 GA 12/05/08Release 1.6 GA 12/11/09Release 1.7 GA 06/04/10Release 2.0 GA 06/03/11Release 2.1 GA 12/19/11Release 3.0 GA 12/07/12Release 3.1 GA 11/22/13Release 3.2 GA 12/05/14Release 3.3 GA 09/04/15Release 4.0 GA 06/06/16Release 4.1.1 GA 06/02/17Release 4.1.2 GA 03/09/18Release 4.2.1 GA 10/18/18  Release 4.2.2 GA 10/21/19Release 5.0 GA 11/22/19 

 TS7700 code 8.50 Support Matrix 
 

 

 Product Vendor and Model  
 Product Levels of Microcode Supported  
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F488, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2c
Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2g, 8.1.2j, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b
Brocade 7840IBM 2498-R42(SAN42B-R)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1c, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade X6-8IBM 8961-F08(SAN512B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade X6-4IBM 8961-F0(SAN256B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 620IBM 8960-F648960-N64SAN64B-6

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
 
 
Cisco MDS9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 7.3(0), 7.3(1)
Cisco MDS9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9222i
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9250i
6.2(11d), 6.2(11e), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2)
Cisco MDS9710
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2), 8.4(2a)
Cisco MDS9706
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2), 8.4(2a)

 TS7700 code 8.42.x.x Support Matrix 
 

 

 Product Vendor and Model  
 Product Levels of Microcode Supported  
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F488, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2c
Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2g, 8.1.2j, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b
Brocade 7840IBM 2498-R42(SAN42B-R)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1c, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade X6-8IBM 8961-F08(SAN512B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade X6-4IBM 8961-F0(SAN256B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
Brocade 620IBM 8960-F648960-N64SAN64B-6

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.1.2j, 8.1.2k, 8.2.0a, 8.2.1a, 8.2.1e, 8.2.2a, 8.2.2b, 8.2.2c
 
 
Cisco MDS9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 7.3(0), 7.3(1)
Cisco MDS9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9222i
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9250i
6.2(11d), 6.2(11e), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2)
Cisco MDS9710
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2), 8.4(2a)
Cisco MDS9706
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b), 8.4(1a), 8.4(2), 8.4(2a)

 TS7700 code 8.41.x.x Support Matrix 
 

 

 Product Vendor and Model  
 Product Levels of Microcode Supported  
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2,, 8.2.0a

Brocade DCXIBM 2499-384(SAN768B)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1
Brocade DCX-4SIBM 2499-192(SAN384B)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F488, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c,8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a

Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d
Brocade 7840IBM 2498-R42(SAN42B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-8IBM 8961-F08(SAN512B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-4IBM 8961-F0(SAN256B-6)

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 620IBM 8960-F648960-N64SAN64B-6

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
 
 
Cisco MDS9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9222i
5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9250i
6.2(11d), 6.2(11e), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS9710
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS9706
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)

 TS7700 code 8.40.x.x Support Matrix 
 

 

 Product Vendor and Model  
 Product Levels of Microcode Supported  
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.1b,8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a

Brocade DCXIBM 2499-384(SAN768B)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1
Brocade DCX-4SIBM 2499-192(SAN384B)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F488, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.1b. 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d
Brocade 7840IBM 2498-R42(SAN42B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-8IBM 8961-F08(SAN512B-6)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-4IBM 8961-F0(AN256B-6)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 620IBM 8960-F648960-N64SAN64B-6

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
 
 
Cisco MDS9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9222i
5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS9250i
6.2(11d), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS9710
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS9706
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)

 TS7700 code 8.33.x.x Support Matrix 
 

 

 Product Vendor Model  
 Products Levels of Microcode Supported  
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)

7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1, 7.4.2c, 8.0.2b. 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a   

Brocade DCXIBM 2499-384(SAN768B)

7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1
Brocade DCX-4SIBM 2499-192(SAN384B)

7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F488, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

7.4.1d
Brocade 7840IBM 2498-R42(SAN42B-R)

7.4.0a, 7.4.1d, 7.4.2a1, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-8IBM 8961-F08(SAN512B-6)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade X6-4IBM 8961-F0(AN256B-6)

8.0.1b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
Brocade 620IBM 8960-F648960-N64SAN64B-6

8.0.1b , 8.0.2b, 8.0.2b2, 8.1.0c, 8.1.2a, 8.1.2b2, 8.2.0a
 
 
Cisco MDS 9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS 9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS 9222i
5.2.2s, 5.2.2d, 6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e)
Cisco MDS 9250i
6.2(11d), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS 9710
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)
Cisco MDS 9706
6.2(5a), 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11e), 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b)

 Notes:1. "FTA" refers to FICON Tape Accelerator feature.2. Support for bellow switches are provided based on qualification for IBM z Systems and FPC channels: Brocade 8510-4 Brocade 8510-8 Brocade 6510 Cisco 9506 Cisco 9513 Cisco 9222i Cisco 97103. EOL documents can be found here:Brocade:    https://www.broadcom.com/support/fibre-channel-networking/eol  4. Brocade multihop configuration limited to the following: IBM brocade FICON Qualification Letter (    https://www-01.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/svc03100.nsf?OpenDatabase  ) and the IBM FICON multihop Whitepaper (   WP102704  )5. DS8K Object Store support of FOS 8.2.1c support for Brocade 7840 (IBM 2498-R42) only supported for 5.0 due to IBM DS8000 Team testing, limited to the following: IBM TS7760/TS7770 with R5.0, IBM DS8880 with R8.5.41 (8.5SP4.1) and IBM DS8900 with R9.0.6. FICON Dynamic Routing supported using Brocade with FOS 8.0.1b and above, with TS7700 code 4.2.1 and above.FICON Tape Accelerator 
FICON Tape Acceleration (FTA) requires special configuration, which requires the vendor company to be involved with trouble-shooting or setting up the system. The host IOCP and switch must have the same definitions. Only one path per customer device is able to be used due to data loss problems. The switch must also have customized settings, which are unique to FTA.  Problems can range from data loss to path problems on the host if the system is not configured properly.  

Brocade Accelerator for FICON:1. Emulation support for Tape Pipelining for TS7700 is supported on models:1.1. 2005-R18 (7500), the upgraded 2005-R04 (7500E) and FR4-18i blade for the 2109-M48 (48000) and 2499-384 (SAN768B) (DCX) running microcode level of FOS 6.1.1a, 6.4.0c or 6.4.2a.1.2. 2498-R06 (7800, SAN06B-R) running microcode level FOS 6.4.0c or 6.4.2a.1.3. 2498-R42 (7840) running microcode level FOS 7.3.0b1.2. Use of FOS 6.4.0c or higher has a co-requisite Channel Fix for 2097/2098 zSeries models which is included in Driver 79F Bundle 37a.3. Up to 3000 miles distance is supported

Cisco Ficon Tape Accelerator:1. Ficon Tape Accelerator is support with Cisco 9250i at code 6.2(11e) and TS7700 microcode 8.40.0.x.2. The MDS9506, 9509 and 9513 with "18+4" cards and the MDS9222i may use FTA with Cisco microcode 4.2.7b or 5.2.2 and TS7700 microcode 8.7.0.x and higher.3. Up to 3000 miles distance is supported

The table below is the matrix of Ficon Channel Extenders supported with the TS7700. Support is for use between the host and the TS7700.

 Channel Extender Vendor and Model 
 Channel Extender levels of code supported 
 TS7700 level of microcodes supported 
Ciena CN2000
V4.1.2 Note: 
  Flow control needs to be enabled to get optimal performance. 
8.4.0.x - 8.40.0.x



Brocade (McDATA) Edge
3.1.5 or 3.2.0.4.3 or 3.2.0.5 or 3.2.1.4.5
8.4.0.x - 8.6.0.x
Brocade (McDATA) USD and USD-x
3.4.2.0.6 or 4.1.0.7.3 or 4.1.0.11 or 4.2.0.4.8 or 4.2.0.5
8.4.0.x - 8.6.0.x

 NOTE: 
When cancelling jobs on the host and while using Brocade channel extenders , it is possible that some of the devices and jobs that were doing emulation (up to 8 per EDGE/USD) have a chance of hanging due to a missed selective reset. To work around this issue, the MIH values for the library will need to be set to 10 seconds. After the 2nd selective reset comes down and resets the devices, the MIH value can be set back to 45 minutes and the devices/library will be usable. This problem has been observed on older 2064 hosts only. 

The matrix below describe the Switches models and TS7700 microcodes supported for TS7700 codes below 8.33.x.x 

 

 Product Vendor and Model  
 Product levels of microcode supported  
 TS7700 levels of microcode supported  
Brocade DCXIBM 2499-384(SAN768B)Nortel 10Gb/sec MOTR card supportedEnd of Support: 11/14/2019

FOS 6.2.0e, 6.3.0b, 6.3.0d, 6.4.0c, 6.4.2a, 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1, 7.2.0d, 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5
8.4.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Brocade DCX-4SIBM 2499-192(SAN384B)Nortel 10Gb/sec MOTR card supportedEnd of Support: 11/14/2019

FOS 6.2.0e, 6.3.0b, 6.3.0d, 6.4.0c, 6.4.2a, 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1, 7.2.0d, 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5
8.4.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Brocade 8510-8IBM 2499-816(SAN768B-2)Brocade 8510-4IBM 2499-416(SAN384B-2)

FOS 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1, 7.2.0d, 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5
8.20.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Brocade 5100IBM 2498-B40(SAN40B-4)End of Support: 1/25/2019

FOS 6.1.0c, 6.1.1a, 6.1.2, 6.2.0e, 6.3.0b, 6.3.0d, 6.40.a, 6.4.0c, 6.4.2a, 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1
8.4.0.x - 8.31.0.x
Brocade 5300IBM 2498-B80(SAN80B-4)End of Support 8/21/2019

FOS 6.1.0c, 6.1.1a, 6.1.2, 6.2.0e, 6.3.0b, 6.3.0d, 6.4.0a, 6.4.0c, 6.4.2a, 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1, 7.2.0d (FTA not supported), 7.2.1d
8.4.0.x - 8.33.0.x
Brocade 7800IBM 2498-R06(SAN06B-R)

FOS 6.4.0c, 6.4.2a, 7.0.0c, 7.0.0c1, 7.0.0d, 7.1.0c1, 7.2.0d, 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5
8.7.0.x-8.32.0.x
Brocade 6510IBM 2498-F48  8, 16 GB/sec(SAN48B-5)

FOS 7.0.0d, 7.2.0d, 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5
8.30.0.x- 8.32.0.x
Brocade i10K (McData)IBM 2027-256  (SAN256M)

EOS 6.03.02  EOS 9.0.1EOS 9.01.009.02.00EOSn 9.7.2, 9.8.1, 9.9.1, 9.9.6, 9.9.7, 9.9.8

8.4.0.x - 8.30.0.x
 
 
 
Cisco MDS9506IBM 2062-D04IBM 2054-E04

3.0(2)3.0(3)3.0(3a)3.0(3b)3.23.3(1c)4.1(1c)4.2(1b)4.2.7b5.2.2(18+4)6.2.5a12, 24 & 48 port blades onlySee note below for FTA

8.4.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Cisco MDS9509IBM 2062-D07IBM 2054-E07

3.0(2)3.0(3)3.0(3a)3.0(3b)3.23.3(1c)4.1(1c)4.2(1b)4.2.7b5.2.2(18+4)5.2.2d6.2.5a12, 24 & 48 port blades onlySee note below for FTA

8.4.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Cisco MDS9513IBM 2062-E11IBM 2054-E11

3.0(2)3.0(3)3.0(3a)3.0(3b)3.23.3(1c)4.1(1c)4.2(1b)4.2.7b5.2.2(18+4)6.2.5a12, 24 & 48 port blades onlySee note below for FTA  

8.4.0.x - 8.32.0.x
Cisco MDS9134
3.2(2c)3.3(1c)4.1(1c)4.2(1b)4.2.7b5.2.25.2.2d

8.4.0.x - 8.31.0.x
Cisco MDS9222i
4.2.7b5.2.25.2.2d6.2.5aSee note below for FTA

8.7.0.x- 8.32.0.x
Cisco MDS9710
6.2.5a
8.7.0.x-8.32.0.x

Last Updates: 

10/06/20 - Added support for 8.4(2a) for Cisco switches on R5.0 and R4.2. Added support for 8.2.2c, 8.2.1e, 8.1.2k and 7.4.2g for Brocade switches on R5.0 ad R4.2 (T Rangel, J Bermudez)06/05/20 - Added support for FOS 8.2.1j on R4.2 and R5.0 for Brocade switches. Added Support for FOS 8.2.2a on R4.2 and R5.0 for Brocade switches. Added support for FOS 8.2.2b on R4.2 and R5.0 for Brocade switches. Added support for FOS 8.4(2) on R4.2 and R5.0 for Cisco switches. Added support for FOS 7.3(1) on R4.2 and R5.0 for Cisco switches. Added support for FICON Dynamic Routing with FOS 8.0.1 and above for TS7700 R4.2 and above. (T Rangel)12/02/19 - Added support for FOS 8.4(1a) for Cisco MDS 9710, MDS 9706 and MDS 9250i on R4.2 and 5.0. Added support for FOS 8.2.2a on R4.2 and R5.0 for Brocade switches (T Rangel)12/02/19 - Deleting Fabric Performance Impact (FPI) Feature on Brocade switches restriction (T Rangel)11/20/19 - Added support for FOS 8.2.1c for Brocade 7840 on R5.0. Added supported DS8K configuration with Hydra (T Rangel)11/15/19 - Added support for R5.0. Added support level 2 (multihop) for G620 (T Rangel)11/06/19 - Added support for R4.2.2. Added 8.2.1a support for G620 on R4.2.1 (T Rangel)11/12/18 - Added support for Cisco 9706. Added support for FOS 8.2.0a, NX-OS 8.1(1a), 8.1(1b) (J Cortes)06/08/18 - Added support for Brocade 620, added support for FOS 8.0.2b2, 8.1.2a. (J Cortes)03/08/18 - Added 7.4.2a1 & 8.0.2b2 support for R3.3, R4.0 and R4.1 (J Cortes).01/26/18 - Added  FOS 7.4.1d support for R3.3 (J Cortes).01/26/18 - Added FOS 8.0.2b support for 8510-8 with R3.3 (J Cortes).01/26/18 - Added comment to disable FPI Feature on Brocade switches (J Cortes).07/26/17 - Added support for R4.1 microcode and support matrix divided by TS7700 microcode (J Cortes).02/23/17 - Added IPEX and FTA support. (J. Cortes)12/14/16 - Adding support for FOS 7.4.1b, 7.4.1d, 8.0.1b and NOS 6.2(5b), 6.2(11c), 6.2(11c). Added new Brocade X6-4 and support for PGA 4.0. (J. Cortes)11/30/16 - Adding support for 6.2.(11e) for CISCO 9250i. (J. Cortes)04/18/16 - Adding support for code v7.3.1.c for 8510-8, notes regarding Z System support, and Brocade switches list updates. (J. Cortes)01/13/16 - Added Brocade IP Extension support for 7840 in code 7.4.0a (J. Cortes)09/18/15 - Added R3.3 support (J cortes)07/28/15 - Update switches DCX, DCX-4S, 8510-4, 8510-8, 6510, 7800, 5300, 7840 to support FOS 7.2.1d, 7.3.0b5, 7.3.1b, and 7.4.0a (J Cortes)01/29/15 - Added Brocade 7840 support (G Arteaga)12/15/14 - Added R3.2 support (G Arteaga)11/14/14 - Updates for Brocade 7.2.0d, added Cisco 9710 & Cisco microcode 6.2.5a (G Arteaga)01/16/14 - Added comment regarding single path per device restriction for FTA (P York)01/06/14 - Corrected support for M48 switch on R3.1 (P York)12/18/13 - Added support for R3.1 (P York)07/02/13 - Removed 6.4.0a support for Brocade DCXs, added comment that switches need to be set to Auto-Negotiate (P York)12/13/12 - Added 7.0.0d support for 2499-816,2499-416, 2499-192, 2499-384, 2498-B40, 2498-B80, 2499-R06 (D Reich)11/08/12 - Updates for R3.0 (W Carlson)11/18/11 - Added warning regarding misconfigured tape accelerators (W Carlson)11/07/11 - Added R2.0 support for 9222i, clarified distance for FTA (W Carlson)10/11/11 - Added FOS 6.4.2a (W Carlson)06/02/11 - Further updates for R2.0 (D Reich, W Carlson)05/13/11 - Updated for R2.0 (W Carlson)04/04/11 - Noted 6.4.0c OK with M48 (W Carlson)03/22/11 - Added 7800 to the footnote regarding Brocade Accelerator (W Carlson)03/08/11 - Added Cisco MDS9222i and FTA support (W Carlson)11/18/10 - Added IBM/SAN designations for 700 (W Carlson)11/12/10 - Noted EOS on F32 and M14 (W Carlson)11/10/10 - Updates for Brocade 6.4.0c (W Carlson)05/14/10 - Updated for R1.7 release (D Reich)03/25/10 - Added new code levels (W Carlson)11/20/09 - Added Cisco 9509 with 3.1.2a, added 4.2.0.5 to USD/USDx (D Reich)11/19/09 - Updated in anticipation of R1.6 GA.09/03/09 - Added 6.2.0e support. Removed 6.1.0c from 7500 due to selective reset problem (W Carlson)09/03/09 - R1.4 was released as a field bill. Older levels are no longer supported (W Carlson)04/08/09 - Added Brocade Accelerator support (W Carlson)01/14/09 - Updated Brocade Edge, USD, and 7500 levels (W Carlson)01/05/09 - Update for R1.5 and new Brocade level (W Carlson)09/22/08 - Update for R1.4A and new models (W Carlson)01/15/08 - Update for R1.4 (wcc)09/24/07 - Added R1.3 support (wcc)06/11/07 - Updated McData (wcc)03/02/07 - Added R1.2 support12/18/06 - Added McData I10K EOS 9.0.110/26/06 - Added Cisco 3.0.3 level of code support (Collette Morton)

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Modified date:
12 October 2020

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