IBM SAN Volume Controller
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device
24 Jun 2009

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®

Product Description
The IBM San Volume Controller (SVC) is a block virtualization storage appliance. SVC implements an indirection or "virtualization" layer in a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN). SVC is designed to combine storage capacity from multiple vendor disk systems into a reservoir of capacity that can be better managed as a business resource and not as separate boxes. SVC can help increase storage utilization by providing host applications with more flexible access to capacity,improve productivity of storage administrators by enabling management of heterogeneous storage systems using a common interface, increase application availability by insulating host applications from changes to the physical storage infrastructure. SVC can also enable a tiered storage environment in which the cost of storage can be better matched to the value of data and support advanced copy services from higher- to lower-cost devices and across storage systems from multiple vendors.

Primary Driver File(s):
File Name: qla2xxx.koFile Version:
File Date: 28-Feb-2009File Size: 319712
Checksum: dbe0300401ea8d97b525ce2c26827f0c
File URL:

Driver Support File(s)

Storage Area Network
Product NameIBM SAN Volume Controller
Capacity:53.687 GB

Tested Configuration:
Host Bus Adapter:QLogic  QLE2562 8Gbps Dual Port Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA , Interface: FibreChannel
Test Kit:DiskKit 5.01.29 - 2009-04-01

Config Notes

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