The document provides a list of SAN components that have been tested and validated by Cisco and/or qualified by Cisco\'s Partners for supporting interoperability with the Cisco SN 5428 and SN 5428-2 storage routers. If a particular SAN component or software version is not listed in this matrix, it does not imply that the Cisco SN 5428 Series Storage Routers are incompatible with that particular component. In most cases, any SAN component that complies with the applicable networking and storage protocols and standards (for example., Fibre Channel, SCSI, iSCSI, TCP/IP, and so on), will be interoperable with the Cisco SN 5428 series. If there are any questions regarding a particular component, please contact the CiscoTechnicalAssistanceCenter.
This document is divided into the following categories:
·FC Disk Storage Devices
·FC Tape Storage Devices
·FC Switches and Hubs
·Network Interface Cards (NICs)
·Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
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There are no specific prerequisites for this document.
The information contained in this document is only applicable to version 3.x of the SN 5428 or SN 5428-2 software. Older versions of the software may or may not be interoperable with the equipment listed in this matrix. In addition, specific versions of host operating systems and iSCSI drivers were used in the testing of the SAN components listed in the matrix. These versions are listed in each of the component categories listed below.
The host system used in the interoperability test was running the appropriate Cisco iSCSI driver version 3.1.1 or greater, unless otherwise noted. The application used for the testing was a variety of custom and off-the-shelf programs that executed a variety of traffic profiles.