I am testing the disk group migration of one of my test servers from my old cx-700 to my new cx4-120. Right now, the server is connected to a cx-700 using the navisphere 6.19 agent. My new cx4-120 is running FLARE code 6.28, and I have the agent 6.28. If I upgrade to the 6.28 agent on the solaris server, will the cx-700 still see it? I zoned it on the switch,and the new SAN does see the HBA(s), however, it is telling me the server is unmanagable and I would assume that is because of the agent version. Is there a upward/downward compatible agent version that I can upgrade my clients to instead?
Generally the Navisphere agents are backwards compatible within one or two revisions. Using naviagent 6.28 to talk to an array running FLARE 19 may be outside that supported range. I would try installing naviagent 6.26. I know that 6.26 will work with FLARE 28 and am pretty sure it will work with FLARE 19.
Since I am on a Solaris server, I did a pkgrm (package remove) of the Navisphere 19 agent and then reinstalled the package for the Navi 28 agent for Solaris. When I restarted the agent I saw that the server was now managable on both the cx-700 and cx4-120. I downloaded the agent from the software link.