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# 3592 Frequently Asked Question



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Carl Bauske
Jim Fisher


Document ID:

FQ115356


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Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

02/14/2013


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# 3592







FAQ: What are the tested and supported combinations of Fibre Channel Switches and LIC levels when used with the TS1120 Tape Control Unit (3592 C06)?

Answer to this FAQ:


The table below is the matrix of Ficon switches supported with the 3592 C06.
  • 1 level of cascading (2 switches) is supported.
  • No intermix of vendors
  • Can mix models within vendors. (See switch web pages for specific combinations supported.)
  • Maximum distance supported with switches is 100km (62 miles) for all vendors/models

Switch Vendor and ModelHost to C06, C06 to drives or bothSwitch level of microcode supportedC06 level of microcode supported
Brocade 12000
IBM 2109-M12
Host to C06 only5.0.1b
NOTE: Do not support arbitrated loop.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Brocade 14000
IBM 2109-M14
Host to C06 only5.0.1b
NOTE: Do not support arbitrated loop.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Brocade Silkworm 4100
IBM 2005-B32
Host to C06 only 5.0.4a
NOTE: Do not support arbitrated loop.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Brocade Silkworm 48000
IBM 2109-M48
Host to C06 only5.0.4a
NOTE: Do not support arbitrated loop.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Cisco MDS9216
IBM 2062-D01/T01
Host to C06 onlyfw 3.0.2 or fw 3.0.3
NOTE: Ficon Tape Acceleration feature is not supported.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Cisco MDS9506
IBM 2062-D04/T04
Host to C06 onlyfw 3.0.2 or fw 3.0.3
NOTE: Ficon Tape Acceleration feature is not supported.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Cisco MDS9509
IBM 2062-D07/T07
Host to C06 onlyfw 3.0.2 or fw 3.0.3
NOTE: Ficon Tape Acceleration feature is not supported.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
Cisco MDS9513
IBM 2062-E11
Host to C06 onlyfw 3.0.2 or fw 3.0.3
NOTE: Ficon Tape Acceleration feature is not supported.
1.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA (CNT) FC9000
IBM 2042-001, 128, 256
Both5.0.31.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA (CNT) UMD
IBM 2042-N16
IBM 2045-N16
Both1.51.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA ED-6064
IBM 2032-064
BothEOS 8.00.01 or 9.0 or 9.0.11.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA ED-6140
IBM 2032-140
IBM 2027-140
BothEOS 8.00.01 or 9.0 or 9.0.11.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA ES-3232
IBM 2031-232
IBM 2027-232
Host to C06 onlyEOS 9.0 or 9.0.11.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McDATA Intrepid i10K
IBM 2027-256
BothEOS 6.3.2 or 6.3.0 or 9.0.1 or 9.021.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx
McData Sphereon 4700
IBM 2026-432
Host to C06 onlyEOS 9.01.20.1.xx or 1.21.x.xx

Last updated 3/02/07



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