To state it right off the bat, this code does not include the features I talked about here and here but this is still a very important update. Yesterday marked the release of the latest update to the VNX with the general availability of VNX OE File 188.8.131.52 and OE Block 05.31.000.5.720 (both of which are available on the VNX product support page or by using the Unisphere Service Manager (USM) tool.
So you may be asking yourself, if this doesn’t come with all those cool features Sean talked about last week, why should I bother upgrading? Well I’m glad you asked that question. In addition to the many bug fixes incorporated in this service pack, this release contains 3 very important updates.
The first is support for the latest VMAX Enginuity code version 5876.82.57 that was released recently as well. The 2nd enhancement covers those using iSCSI. Anyone actively using iSCSI on their VNX should read ETA emc291837. The 3rd and final fix eliminate the erroneous over temperature alerts that were reporting on some power supplies that was previously covered in Primus emc278973.
As with all new code releases, I encourage everyone to upgrade as soon as possible and to not fall too far behind the latest code levels. I have started a discussion here on ECN incase you have questions about this release and the fixes contained within.