To avoid potential loss of access, customers must be on "IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3" or above

To avoid potential loss of access that might happen during XIV operation or hot upgrade customers must be on “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3” or above and before the upgrade

Symptom

Servers disconnect from XIV

Cause

  1. During some cases of module failure (e.g. SMI timeout) Windows 2003 server might disconnect from XIV
  2. During XIV hot upgrade Windows 2003 server might disconnect from XIV
  3. Extreme steady state situations

 

Environment

Windows 2003 or Windows 2003 R2 in a cluster environment connected to XIV

 

Resolving the problem

In a Windows 2003 or Windows 2003 R2 in a cluster environment, customers must be on “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3” or above.

This release of “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3” contains a fix to avoid potential loss of access.
Here is the link to download “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3” :

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1319&context=STJTAG

&context=HW3E0&dc=D400&q1=ssg1*&uid=ssg1S4000795&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en

 

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  1. To avoid potential loss of access, customers must be on “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3″ or above « Emrullah Tahir Ekmekçi
  2. To avoid potential loss of access, customers must be on “IBM XIV Host Attachment Kit for Windows, Version 1.5.3″ or above | Emrullah Tahir Ekmekçi

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