IBM SAN Volume Controller
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device
IBM
24 Jun 2009
126062

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 2 for SUSE® SLES 10

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 1 

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: 8.02.00-k6-S
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 275464
File URL:

Driver Support File(s)

Storage Area Network
Product NameIBM SAN Volume Controller
Interface:FibreChannel
Firmware:4.3.x
Capacity:53.687 GB

Tested Configuration:
Host Bus Adapter:QLogic  QLE2462 4Gbps 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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