Your DS3500 needs new firmware to support T10-PI

Very good post from Anthony Vandewerdt (thank you !)

For those of you who use the IBM DS3500 (a midrange storage controller), you should ensure all your machines are on firmware release 07.86.32.00 or higher since this adds support for T10-PI.  This is because new additional or replacement disk drives may require that support. Inserting high-level drives into down-level machines can result in a failed drive replacement or unexpected errors.   Ideally you should not be upgrading your machines while there is a failed component, so I recommend you pro-actively upgrade your DS3500s, particularly if you are ordering new drives or additional enclosures.

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  1. Hi,

    I want to known if i have to update my DS3512 from 7.77.22 to 7.77.38 before upgrade to 7.86.40 and i have another question: after this firmware upgrade i undestand that the GUI change in many option, i now have enable the Shrink LUN capacity or only have increase capacity like before ?? i did a mistake increasing the capacity of a LUN and need to Shrink without delete them and resing the space to another LUN. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Hi,
    I want to known if i have to update my DS3512 from 7.77.22 to 7.77.38 before upgrade to 7.86.40 and i have another question: after this firmware upgrade, i understand that the GUI has changed in many option, have now enable the Shrink LUN capacity or still have only have increase capacity like before ?? i did a mistake increasing the capacity of a LUN and need to shrink it without delete them and resizing the space to another LUN. Thanks a lot.

    Reply

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