Dell PowerVault MD32XX/36XX Series Support Matrix

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Dell PowerVault MD32XX/36XX SeriesSupport Matrix

Notes, cautions, and warningsNOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. 2010 - 2018 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Othertrademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.2018 - 07Rev. A22

Contents1 Introduction.52 Changes in version A22. 63 Supported data protocols.74 Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules.85 Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays.13Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD36x0i array. 13Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD32x0i storage array.146 Supported RAID controller firmware and NVSRAM. 157 Supported SAS host bus adapters. 168 Supported iSCSI software initiators.179 Supported protocol offload adapters. 1810 Fibre Channel SFP Transceiver support. 1911 Supported physical disks.2012 Supported expansion enclosures. 2913 Supported management software. 3014 Supported operating systems. 3215 Windows ODX support. 3616 ALUA support on supported host operating systems. 3717 Supported device mapper software. 3818 Supported Fibre Channel host bus adapters. 3919 Required timeout settings for Fibre Channel host bus adapters.4020 Supported Fibre Channel switches. 4121 Supported Dell EMC M1000e Fibre Channel IOMs.43Contents3

22 Tested Brocade, Cisco, and QLogic Fibre Channel routers. 444Contents

1IntroductionThis document provides information about supported software and hardware for Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i,MD3220i, MD3600i, MD3600f, MD3620i, MD3620f, MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, and MD3660f storage arrays, and usageconsiderations, recommendations, and rules.NOTE: Unless specified, all information in this document is applicable to the latest RAID controller firmware version available atDell.com/support.Introduction5

2Changes in version A22 Updated the supported physical disks section6Changes in version A22

3Supported data protocolsTable 1. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series Models and supported Data protocolsDell PowerVault MD Array Model 3Data protocolMD3200 16 Gbps direct attached SAS storage array with 12 drives (3.5 inches)MD322016 Gbps direct attached SAS storage array with 24 drives (2.5 inches)MD3200i11 Gbps iSCSI network storage array with 12 drives (3.5 inches)MD3220i 11 Gbps iSCSI network storage array with 24 drives (2.5 inches)MD3600i 110 Gbps iSCSI network storage array with 12 drives (3.5 inches)MD3620i 110 Gbps iSCSI network storage array with 24 drives (2.5 inches)MD3600f18 Gbps Fibre Channel network storage array with 12 drives (3.5 inches)MD3620f18 Gbps Fibre Channel network storage array with 24 drives (2.5 inches)MD3260 26 Gbps direct Attached SAS storage dense arrayMD3260i 21 Gbps iSCSI network storage dense arrayMD3660i 210 Gbps iSCSI network storage dense arrayMD3660f28 Gbps Fibre Channel network storage dense arrayNOTE:1Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i, MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f, and MD3620f models support 120physical disk drive slots in base configuration. With premium feature activation, 192 physical disk drive slots are supported.2Dell EMC PowerVault MD3x60i/f dense array has default 120 drive slots support (with 20 drives minimum, four in first row ofeach drawer), and 180 drive slots support with PFK.3Premium Feature Key (PFK) is optional on all models.Supported data protocols7

4Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage arrayrulesThis section contains both general and model-specific connectivity and consideration rules for Dell EMC PowerVault MD storage arrays.The rules listed in Table 2 apply only to all storage array models. For rules applying to specific Dell EMC PowerVault MD models, see Table 3and Table 4.NOTE: Dell EMC PowerVault MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, and MD3660f platforms are supported in dual-RAID controller(duplex) configurations only.Table 2. Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules for all modelsDell EMC PowerVault MD32x0 seriesRule6 Gbps SASDell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVault MD36x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseries1 GbpsiSCSI10 GbpsiSCSI8 GbpsFibreChannelMaximum number of host servers a single storagearray can connect to with one RAID controller moduleinstalled4326464Maximum number of host servers a single storagearray can connect to with two RAID controllermodules installed8 (4, if using high availability)326464Maximum number of Dell EMC 6 Gb SAS HBA cardssupported in a single host server attached to singlearray. (Dell EMC recommends that you use two DellEMC 6 Gb SAS HBA cards for all redundant cablingconfigurations.)2 (each card has two ports)N/AN/AN/AUnused ports on a Dell EMC 6 Gb SAS HBA cardalready connected to a PowerVault MD3260 cannotconnect to another device (such as a tape drive orother model storage array).YesN/AN/AN/AMaximum number of PowerVault MD Series StorageArrays a host server may connect to:2 (HA)444A hot-spare for a disk group must be a physical diskdrive of equal or greater disk space than any of themember drives.YesYesYesYesWhen using out-of-band management with SMcli byYesspecifying the RAID controller management port IPaddresses on the Dell EMC PowerVault MD StorageArray, SMcli commands that change the attributes ofa virtual disk, virtual disk copy, or snapshot virtual disk,must have management access to the owning RAIDcontroller module. Dell EMC recommends that youspecify both management port IP addresses on theYesYesYes8Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules

Dell EMC PowerVault MD32x0 seriesRule6 Gbps SASDell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVault MD36x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseries1 GbpsiSCSI10 GbpsiSCSI8 GbpsFibreChannelSMcli invocation: SMcli 192.168.128.101 192.168.128.102c.On Linux systems Device Mapper, multipath driversare required for multipath support.YesYesYesYesCoexistence of several Linux multi-path drivers is notsupported. When using a Dell EMC PowerVaultMD3200 or MD3600 series array with Linux hostservers, only the Linux Device Mapper failover driveris supported.YesYesYesYesVirtual disks on Dell EMC PowerVault MD Seriesstorage arrays cannot be used for booting.YesYesYesYesDisk Groups can be migrated between a Dell EMCYesPowerVault MD3260/3260i/3660i/3660f by followingthe appropriate disk group migration procedure.YesYesYesMaximum size of a virtual disk in a dynamic disk pool is Yes64 TB.YesYesYesDisk pools cannot be migrated.YesYesYesYesMaximum disk space per array for dynamic diskpooling.1024 TB256 TB256 TB1024 TBMaximum SSD cache size allowed depends on theinstalled RAM per controller:YesYesYesYesN/AOnly1 GbpsYesN/AYesN/AYesN/A 2 GB RAM per controller supports up to 2 TB SSDread cache4 GB RAM per controller supports up to 4 TB SSDread cacheAll iSCSI Host ports on a controller have to be at thesame port speed.SupportediSCSI Host ports will only auto-negotiate to the portspeed set in MDSM.N/AOnly1 GbpsSupportedIf the iSCSI initiators are connected to Dell EMCN/APowerVault MD3200i and/or MD3600i series throughthe network switches, ensure that your switchessupport IEEE 802.3x flow control, and the flow controlis enabled for both sending and receiving on all switchports and server NIC ports. If you do not enable theflow control, your iSCSI storage array may experiencethe degradation of the I/O performance. Alongsideenabling the Ethernet IEEE 802.3x flow control, DellEMC recommends that you disable unicast broadcaststorm control on the switch ports connected to theYesDell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules9

Dell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVault MD36x0iseriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseries1 GbpsiSCSI10 GbpsiSCSI8 GbpsFibreChannelFor optimal I/O performance, avoid having more than N/Aone iSCSI session originating from one host iSCSI portto the same controller. Ideally, connect the iSCSI hostNIC to only one iSCSI target port on the storagesubsystem.YesYesN/AFor Dell EMC-Oracle tested and validated solutions on Yesthe Dell EMC PowerVault MD arrays, visit thefollowing site: -solutions/w/oracle d-referencearchitectures.YesYesYesThe number of VD copies is limited to a maximum ofYes511 with a maximum of 8 concurrent copies (applicableto RAID controller firmware version 07.84.xx.xx)YesYesYesRemote Replication is not supported in simplex mode.N/AYesYesYesMaximum number of iSCSI sessions.N/A192 per port448 perportN/AOnline Physical Disk Firmware Upgrade is supported.YesYesYesYesWhen using physical disks of 6 TB or larger capacity, it Yesis recommended to use either a RAID 6 Disk Group ora Dynamic Disk Pool (DDP). Due to the increasedamount of time taken to reconstruct and copy-back,the chances for a second drive failure increases oneither a RAID 1/10 or a RAID 5 Disk Group.YesYesYesDell EMC PowerVault MD32x0 seriesRule6 Gbps SASiSCSI initiators and target arrays and turn on the"PortFast" mode of the spanning tree protocol (STP)on the switch ports connected to the iSCSI initiatorsand target arrays. Note that turning on the "PortFast"mode is different from turning off the whole operationof STP on the switch. With "PortFast" on, the STP isstill enabled on the switch ports. Turning STP off mayaffect the entire network and can leave the networkvulnerable to physical topology loops.Table 3. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series storage array rules for non-dense, 2U models only (MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i,MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f and MD3620f)Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200 seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3200iseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIRuleSupport for up to 120 physical disk drive slots (systemdefault configuration). You can attach up to nine DellEMC MD1200 and/or MD1220 series expansion10YesDell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rulesYesDell EMC Dell EMCPowerVau PowerVaultltMD3600i MD3600fseriesseries10 GbpsiSCSIYes8 GbpsFibreChannelYes

Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200 seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3200iseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIRuleDell EMC Dell EMCPowerVau PowerVaultltMD3600i MD3600fseriesseries8 GbpsFibreChannel10 GbpsiSCSIenclosures to a Dell EMC PowerVault MD storagearray. Any mixture of MD1200 and MD1220 enclosuressupports up to 120 physical slots.Support for up to 192 physical slots through a premium Yesfeature option. You can attach up to 15 Dell EMCMD1200 and/or MD1220 series expansion enclosuresto a Dell EMC PowerVault MD storage array. Anymixture of MD1200 and MD1220 enclosures for a totalof 192 physical slots is supported.YesYesYesMaximum number of physical disk drives in a RAID5 or YesRAID6 disk group is 30. There is no limitation withRAID0 and RAID10 disk groups.YesYesYesAttached MD1200 series expansion enclosures mustbe run in unified mode.YesYesYesYesThe number of snapshots pre 07.84.xx.xx controllerfirmware is limited to:YesYesYesYesThe number of remote replicas (legacy) is limited tomaximum of 16 pairs.N/AN/AN/AYesThe number of snapshots starting with 07.84.xx.xxcontroller firmware code is limited to:YesYesYesYesN/AYesYesYes Maximum of 256 snapshots per arrayMaximum of 16 per VDMaximum of 512 snapshots per arrayMaximum of 128 snapshots per VDMaximum of 32 snapshots per snapshot groupThe number of remote replicas is limited to themaximum of 32 for each array.Table 4. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series storage array rules for dense, 4U models onlyMD3260 seriesMD3260i seriesMD3660i seriesMD3660fseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSI10 Gbps iSCSI8 GbpsFibreChannelSupport for up to 120 physical disk drive slots (system defaultconfiguration). You can attach one Dell EMC MD3060eenclosure to a Dell EMC PowerVault MD dense storage array.YesYesYesYesSupport for up to 180 physical slots through a premium featureoption. You can attach up to two Dell EMC MD3060eenclosures to a Dell EMC PowerVault MD dense storage array,for a total of 180 physical slots.YesYesYesYesRuleDell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules11

MD3260 seriesMD3260i seriesMD3660i seriesMD3660fseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSI10 Gbps iSCSI8 GbpsFibreChannelMaximum number of physical disk drives in a RAID5 or RAID6disk group is 30. There is no limitation with RAID0 and RAID10disk groups.YesYesYesYesA minimum of 20 SAS HDDs or SSDs are required in eachMD3x60 enclosure (4 in front of each drawer)YesYesYesYesRule12Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules

5Default IPv4 settings for management ports onDell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arraysNOTE: No default gateway is set.By default, the management ports on the storage array are set to DHCP. If DHCP fails, the following IPv4 settings are used:Table 5. Default IPv4 Management Port AddressesControllerIPv4 addressSubnet maskController 0192.168.128.101255.255.255.0Controller 1192.168.128.102255.255.255.0Topics: Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD36x0i array Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD32x0i storage arrayDefault IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMCPowerVault MD36x0i arrayNOTE: No default gateway is set.By default, the iSCSI ports on the storage array are set to the static IPv4 settings listed in Table 6.Table 6. Default iSCSI Port IPv4 Addresses on MD36x0i Storage ArraysController/portIPv4 addressSubnet maskPort #Controller 0, Port 0192.168.130.101255.255.255.03260Controller 0, Port 1192.168.131.101255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 0192.168.130.102255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 1192.168.131.102255.255.255.03260Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays13

Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMCPowerVault MD32x0i storage arrayTable 7. Default iSCSI Port IPv4 Addresses on Dell EMC PowerVault MD32x0i Storage ArraysController/PortIPv4 addressSubnet maskPort #Controller 0, Port 0192.168.130.101255.255.255.03260Controller 0, Port 1192.168.131.101255.255.255.03260Controller 0, Port 2192.168.132.101255.255.255.03260Controller 0, Port 3192.168.133.101255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 0192.168.130.102255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 1192.168.131.102255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 2192.168.132.102255.255.255.03260Controller 1, Port 3192.168.133.102255.255.255.0326014Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays

6Supported RAID controller firmware andNVSRAMNOTE: Dell EMC recommends that you collect support information before performing any firmware upgrade. Drivers and firmware released only by Dell EMC are supported. For the latest driver and firmware that is releases, see thedownloads section at Dell.com/support.Table 8. Latest RAID controller firmware and NVSRAM versionsSoftwareVersionRAID controller firmware08.20.24.60RAID controller NVSRAMN26X0-820890-008 for Dell EMC PowerVault MD32xx andMD32xxi(SAS and 1 Gbps iSCSI storage arrays)N26X0-820890-908 for Dell EMC PowerVaultN26X0-820890-908 for Dell EMC PowerVault MD36xxi andMD36xxf (10 Gbps iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage arrays)Supported RAID controller firmware and NVSRAM15

7Supported SAS host bus adaptersGo to Dell.com/support to download the latest supported version of the 6 Gbps SAS HBA firmware and drivers for your specific serverhardware platform.Table 9. Supported SAS HBAsVendorModelNotesDell EMC6 Gbps SAS HBAThis HBA is not supported in 13th generationDell EMC PowerEdge servers.Dell EMC12 Gbps SAS HBAThis HBA is only supported in13th generationDell EMC PowerEdge servers.NOTE: Dell EMC 12 Gbps SAS HBA auto negotiates to 6 Gbps speeds when connected to a Dell EMC PowerVault MD32xx seriesSAS array.16Supported SAS host bus adapters

8Supported iSCSI software initiatorsTable 10. Supported iSCSI initiatorsOperating SystemSW initiator vendorSW initiator versionNotesWindows Server OSMicrosoftRTM or laterIncluded with OSRed Hat Enterprise LinuxRed HatRTM or laterIncluded with OSSUSE Linux Enterprise ServerSUSERTM or laterIncluded with OSVMware vSphereVMwareRTM or laterIncluded with OSCitrix XenServerCitrixRTM or laterIncluded with OSNOTE: For more information about OS support, refer to the Supported operating systems section of this document.Supported iSCSI software initiators17

9Supported protocol offload adaptersStandard Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters are supported when used with supported software iSCSI initiators. Hosts must have astandards compliant iSCSI initiator to access MD Series storage. Initiator support is provided by the initiator or operating system vendor.Dell EMC PowerVault does not support Converged Network Adapters (CNA) in Converged mode. Although PowerVault does not endorseor support initiators directly, this support matrix provides some useful configuration information for common initiators.Dell EMC's PowerVault MD Series Arrays work with any RFC 3720 iSCSI compliant initiators. The initiator must support all mandatory iSCSIfeatures (IPSec is not required). This information is subject to change without notice. Dell EMC is not responsible for any errors in thisinformation. Hardware initiators are not supported by Dell EMC.Also, ensure that you read the initiator documentation and release notes from the particular vendors, and the Dell EMC PowerVault MDSeries release notes for up-to-date configuration recommendations.18Supported protocol offload adapters

10Fibre Channel SFP Transceiver supportTable 11. Supported Fibre Cha

Table 3. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series storage array rules for non-dense, 2U models only (MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i, MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f and MD3620f) Rule Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200 series Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200i series Dell EMC PowerVau lt MD3600i series Dell EMC PowerVau lt MD3600f series 6 Gbps SAS 1 Gbps iSCSI 10 Gbps iSCSI .

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