Dell EMC PowerVault MD32XX/36XX Series Support Matrix

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Dell EMC 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 - 12Rev. A23

Contents1 Introduction.4Changes in version A23. 42 Supported data protocols. 53 Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules.64 Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays.10Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD36x0i array.10Default IPv4 settings for iSCSI ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD32x0i storage array.115 Supported RAID controller firmware and NVSRAM. 126 Supported SAS host bus adapters. 137 Supported iSCSI software initiators.148 Supported protocol offload adapters. 159 Fibre Channel SFP Transceiver support.1610 Supported physical disks.1711 Supported expansion enclosures. 2612 Supported management software.2713 Supported operating systems.2914 Windows ODX support. 3315 ALUA support on supported host operating systems. 3416 Supported device mapper software.3517 Supported Fibre Channel host bus adapters. 3618 Required timeout settings for Fibre Channel host bus adapters. 3719 Supported Fibre Channel switches. 3820 Supported Dell EMC M1000e Fibre Channel IOMs.4021 Tested Brocade, Cisco, and QLogic Fibre Channel routers.41Contents3

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.Changes in version A23 Updated the supported physical disks section.4Introduction

2Supported 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 protocols5

3Dell 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 to all storage array models. For rules applying to specific Dell EMC PowerVault MD models, see Table 3 andTable 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 EMCPowerVaultMD32x0 seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0i seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0iseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIGbps Fibre10 Gbps iSCSI 8ChannelMaximum number of host servers a single storage array canconnect to with one RAID controller module installed426464Maximum number of host servers a single storage array canconnect to with two RAID controller modules installed8 (4, if using high 32availability)6464Maximum number of Dell EMC 6 Gb SAS HBA cards supported ina single host server attached to single array. (Dell EMCrecommends that you use two Dell EMC 6 Gb SAS HBA cards forall redundant cabling configurations.)2 (each card hastwo ports)N/AN/AN/AUnused ports on a Dell EMC 6 Gb SAS HBA card alreadyconnected to a PowerVault MD3260 cannot connect to anotherdevice (such as a tape drive or other model storage array).YesN/AN/AN/AMaximum number of PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays a host 2 (HA)server may connect to:444A hot-spare for a disk group must be a physical disk drive of equalor greater disk space than any of the member drives.YesYesYesYesWhen using out-of-band management with SMcli by specifyingthe RAID controller management port IP addresses on the DellEMC PowerVault MD Storage Array, SMcli commands thatchange the attributes of a virtual disk, virtual disk copy, orsnapshot virtual disk, must have management access to theowning RAID controller module. Dell EMC recommends that youspecify both management port IP addresses on the SMcliinvocation: SMcli 192.168.128.101 192.168.128.102-c.YesYesYesYesOn Linux systems Device Mapper, multipath drivers are requiredfor multipath support.YesYesYesYesCoexistence of several Linux multi-path drivers is not supported.When using a Dell EMC PowerVault MD3200 or MD3600 seriesarray with Linux host servers, only the Linux Device Mapperfailover driver is supported.YesYesYesYesRule6Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rulesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseries

Dell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0 seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0i seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0iseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIGbps Fibre10 Gbps iSCSI 8ChannelVirtual disks on Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage arrayscannot be used for booting.YesYesYesYesDisk Groups can be migrated between a Dell EMC PowerVaultMD3260/3260i/3660i/3660f by following the appropriate diskgroup migration procedure.YesYesYesYesMaximum size of a virtual disk in a dynamic disk pool is 64 TB.YesYesYesYesDisk pools cannot be migrated.YesYesYesYesMaximum disk space per array for dynamic disk pooling.1024 TB256 TB256 TB1024 TBMaximum SSD cache size allowed depends on the installed RAMper controller:YesYesYesYesN/AOnly1 GbpsYesN/AYesN/ARule Dell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseries2 GB RAM per controller supports up to 2 TB SSD read cache4 GB RAM per controller supports up to 4 TB SSD read cacheAll iSCSI Host ports on a controller have to be at the same portspeed.SupportediSCSI Host ports will only auto-negotiate to the port speed set inMDSM.N/AOnly1 GbpsSupportedIf the iSCSI initiators are connected to Dell EMC PowerVaultN/AMD3200i and/or MD3600i series through the network switches,ensure that your switches support IEEE 802.3x flow control, andthe flow control is enabled for both sending and receiving on allswitch ports and server NIC ports. If you do not enable the flowcontrol, your iSCSI storage array may experience the degradationof the I/O performance. Alongside enabling the Ethernet IEEE802.3x flow control, Dell EMC recommends that you disableunicast broadcast storm control on the switch ports connected tothe iSCSI initiators and target arrays and turn on the "PortFast"mode of the spanning tree protocol (STP) on the switch portsconnected to the iSCSI initiators and target arrays. Note thatturning on the "PortFast" mode is different from turning off thewhole operation of STP on the switch. With "PortFast" on, theSTP is still enabled on the switch ports. Turning STP off mayaffect the entire network and can leave the network vulnerable tophysical topology loops.YesYesN/AFor optimal I/O performance, avoid having more than one iSCSIsession originating from one host iSCSI port to the samecontroller. Ideally, connect the iSCSI host NIC to only one iSCSItarget port on the storage subsystem.N/AYesYesN/AFor Dell EMC-Oracle tested and validated solutions on the DellEMC PowerVault MD arrays, visit the following site: -solutions/w/oracle dreference-architectures.YesYesYesYesDell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules7

Dell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0 seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD32x0i seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0iseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIGbps Fibre10 Gbps iSCSI 8ChannelThe number of VD copies is limited to a maximum of 511 with amaximum of 8 concurrent copies (applicable to RAID controllerfirmware version 07.84.xx.xx)YesYesYesYesRemote Replication is not supported in simplex mode.N/AYesYesYesMaximum number of iSCSI sessions.N/A192 per port448 per portN/AOnline Physical Disk Firmware Upgrade is supported.YesYesYesYesWhen using physical disks of 6 TB or larger capacity, it isYesrecommended to use either a RAID 6 Disk Group or a DynamicDisk Pool (DDP). Due to the increased amount of time taken toreconstruct and copy-back, the chances for a second drive failureincreases on either a RAID 1/10 or a RAID 5 Disk Group.YesYesYesRuleDell EMCPowerVaultMD36x0fseriesTable 3. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series storage array rules for non-dense, 2U models only (MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i,MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f and MD3620f)RuleDell EMCPowerVaultMD3200 series6 Gbps SASDell EMCPowerVaultMD3200i seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3600iseriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3600fseries1 Gbps iSCSI10 Gbps iSCSI8 Gbps FibreChannelSupport for up to 120 physical disk drive slots (system defaultconfiguration). You can attach up to nine Dell EMC MD1200and/or MD1220 series expansion enclosures to a Dell EMCPowerVault MD storage array. Any mixture of MD1200 andMD1220 enclosures supports up to 120 physical slots.YesYesYesYesSupport for up to 192 physical slots through a premium featureoption. You can attach up to 15 Dell EMC MD1200 and/orMD1220 series expansion enclosures to a Dell EMC PowerVaultMD storage array. Any mixture of MD1200 and MD1220enclosures for a total of 192 physical slots is supported.YesYesYesYesMaximum number of physical disk drives in a RAID5 or RAID6 disk Yesgroup is 30. There is no limitation with RAID0 and RAID10 diskgroups.YesYesYesAttached MD1200 series expansion enclosures must be run inunified mode.YesYesYesYesThe number of snapshots pre 07.84.xx.xx controller firmware islimited to:YesYesYesYesThe number of remote replicas (legacy) is limited to maximum of16 pairs.N/AN/AN/AYesThe number of snapshots starting with 07.84.xx.xx controllerfirmware code is limited to:YesYesYesYes Maximum of 256 snapshots per arrayMaximum of 16 per VDMaximum of 512 snapshots per array8Dell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules

Dell EMCPowerVaultMD3200i seriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3600iseriesDell EMCPowerVaultMD3600fseries1 Gbps iSCSI10 Gbps iSCSI8 Gbps FibreChannelYesYesYesMD3260 seriesMD3260i series MD3660iseriesMD3660fseries6 Gbps SAS1 Gbps iSCSIGbps Fibre10 Gbps iSCSI 8ChannelSupport for up to 120 physical disk drive slots (system defaultYesconfiguration). You can attach one Dell EMC MD3060e enclosureto a Dell EMC PowerVault MD dense storage array.YesYesYesSupport for up to 180 physical slots through a premium featureoption. You can attach up to two Dell EMC MD3060e enclosuresto a Dell EMC PowerVault MD dense storage array, for a total of180 physical slots.YesYesYesYesMaximum number of physical disk drives in a RAID5 or RAID6 disk Yesgroup is 30. There is no limitation with RAID0 and RAID10 diskgroups.YesYesYesA minimum of 20 SAS HDDs or SSDs are required in eachMD3x60 enclosure (4 in front of each drawer)YesYesYesRuleDell EMCPowerVaultMD3200 series6 Gbps SAS Maximum of 128 snapshots per VDMaximum of 32 snapshots per snapshot groupThe number of remote replicas is limited to the maximum of 32for each array.N/ATable 4. Dell EMC PowerVault MD-Series storage array rules for dense, 4U models onlyRuleYesDell EMC PowerVault MD Series storage array rules9

4Default 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 1192.168.131.102255.255.255.0326010Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays

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 3192.168.133.102255.255.255.03260Default IPv4 settings for management ports on Dell EMC PowerVault MD series storage arrays11

5Supported 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)12Supported RAID controller firmware and NVSRAM

6Supported 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.Supported SAS host bus adapters13

7Supported 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.14Supported iSCSI software initiators

8Supported 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.Supported protocol offload adapters15

9Fibre Channel SFP Transceiver supportTable 11. Supported Fibre Channel SFP transceiversDescriptionManufacturerMfr. Part number8G FC SFP JDSUPLRXPL-VC-SH4-23-N8G FC SFP FinisarFTLF8528P2BCV-LS8G FC SFP AvagoAFBR-57D7APZ16Fibre Channel SFP Transcei

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 PowerVault MD3600i series Dell EMC PowerVault MD3600f series 6 Gbps SAS 1 Gbps iSCSI 10 Gbps iSCSI 8 .

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