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Support Matrix for Microsoft HCI Solutions

Summary: This knowledge base article for the Support Matrix for Microsoft HCI Solutions and provides validated support matrix information.

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Symptoms

This article provides information about supported firmware and drivers that have been validated for Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and AX nodes.

This article is valid for Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Ready Nodes and AX nodes 4.0.For AX node and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node, Dell EMC recommends to use a Azure stack HCI catalog for a qualified set of firmware and drivers that can be used with Windows Admin Center,  iDRAC, OpenManage Essentials (OME), or OpenManage Enterprise .

Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI Operations Guide for managing and monitoring Ready Node/AX node life cycle provides the steps to download Azure Stack HCI catalog and perform an update of the firmware and driver components. 

NOTE: The information in this manual is subject to change without notice. Contact your Dell EMC Support representative for more information.
 
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Table of content 

  1. Revision History
  2. Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node
  3. Persistent Memory
  4. Storage Devices
  5. Switches
 

Revision History

Table 1. Document Revisions

Revision Date Description
A00 July 2020 Initial release of the Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI 4.0
A01 August 2020

Updated with July block firmware/driver versions and included part numbers for network devices

A02 November 2020 Updated with September block firmware/driver versions
A03 December 2020 Updated with December block firmware/driver versions
A04 February 2021 Updated Firmware and drivers to support Azure Stack HCI Operating System
A05 March 2021 Added new storage devices.

Introduction

The Dell EMC HCI Solutions for Window Server Support Matrix describes supported software and hardware for supported firmware and driver versions.

Table 2. Platforms supported

Below list the AX nodes and Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes with supported Operating System

Model Supported Operating System
AX-640 Windows Server 2019/Azure Stack HCI
AX-740xd Windows Server 2019/Azure Stack HCI
AX-6515 Windows Server 2019
R640 Storage Spaces Direct RN Windows Server 2016/Windows Server 2019
R740xd Storage Spaces Direct RN Windows Server 2016/Windows Server 2019
R440 Storage Spaces Direct RN Windows Server 2019
R740xd2 Storage Spaces Direct RN Windows Server 2019

Supported Firmware and Drivers

Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node or AX Node

The Azure Stack HCI solution has been validated against the following firmware and driver versions.

Table 3. Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and AX nodes Supported Firmware versions

Component Type Category Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version  Supported Systems
BIOS Firmware DUP BIOS NVGR9 2.10.0

AX-640

R640

AX-740xd

R740xd

BIOS Firmware DUP BIOS FDXG8 2.9.3 R440
BIOS Firmware DUP BIOS H9MVD 2.9.3 R740xd2
BIOS Firmware DUP BIOS WP2GJ 1.7.4 AX-6515
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller Firmware DUP BMC 62GW1

4.40.00.00

All
Non-expander Storage Backplane(1) Firmware DUP Storage-Backplane VV85D 4.35

AX-640

AX-740xd

R640

R740xd

Expander Storage Backplane Firmware DUP Storage-Backplane 60K1J 2.52  All
Intel S3520, M.2, SSD, RI, 240GB, 480GB Firmware DUP BOSS-S1 (Boot) CHJGV DL43  All
Micron 5100, M.2, SSD,  240GB, 480GB Firmware DUP BOSS-S1 (Boot) YM8KY E013  All
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD MP278 1.0.8  R440
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD 9N4DH 1.0.6

AX-640

R640

CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD G65GH 1.1.4

AX-740xd

R740xd

CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD R13D8 1.0.4 R740xd2
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD YR1G7 1.0.3 AX-6515
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI OS Driver Pack Firmware DUP Application 5K0W1 20.06.00  All
(1) The "Non-expander Storage Backplane" is applicable only to R640 12 drive and R740xd 18 drive chassis configuration.
Notes:
  • Minimum Supported Version allow Support teams to update to the newer versions, the importance of which is set to urgent.
  • If the servers are shipped with the newer versions, downgrade to lower versions is not recommended and some components not supported. A new version of the Support Matrix will be published after validations complete.

Table 4.Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes and AX nodes Firmware and Drivers for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

 

Component

 

Category

  

Part Number

 Firmware

Drivers

 Software Bundle  Minimum Supported Version Software Bundle

Minimum Supported

Version

Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx Dual Port 25GbE DA/SFP rNDC

Mellanox ConnextX-4 Lx Dual Port 25GbE DA/SFP Network Adapter, LP

Mellanox ConnextX-4 Lx Dual Port 25GbE DA/SFP Network Adapter, FH

Network / RDMA

R887V

20NJD

MRT0D

2T8FG  14.27.61.22 W5NNP

02.040.02– Installer

2.40.22511.0- Driver

Mellanox Connectx-5 EX Dual Port 100GbE QSFP20 PCIe Adapter, FH

Mellanox Connectx-5 EX Dual Port 100GbE QSFP20 PCIe Adapter, LP

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Dual Port 25GbE SFP28 Adapter, FH

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Dual Port 25GbE SFP28 Adapter, LP

Network / RDMA

71C1T

9FTMY

TDNNT

V5DG9

M6P29 16.27.61.20  W5NNP 02.040.02 – Installer

2.40.22511.0- Driver

Qlogic FastLinQ 41262 Dual Port 25Gbe SFP28, rNDC

QLogic FastLinQ 41262 Dual Port 25Gb SFP28 Adapter, LP

QLogic FastLinQ 41262 Dual Port 25Gb SFP28 Adapter, FH

Network / iWARP

4KF8J

415DX

51GRM

F1KV5  15.15.11 3H0TY

35.17.03 - Installer

8.53.1.0 - Driver

QLogic FastLinQ 41162 Dual Port 10GbE BASE-T & Dual Port 1GbE BASE-T, rNDC

Network / NDC 0D1WT F1KV5  15.15.11 3H0TY

35.17.03 - Installer

8.53.1.0 - Driver

QLogic FastLinQ 41164 Quad Port 10GbE SFP+, rNDC Network / NDC XVVY1 F1KV5  15.15.11 3H0TY

35.17.03 - Installer

8.53.1.0 - Driver

QLogic FastLinQ 41164 Quad Port 10GbE BASE-T, rNDC Network / NDC X1TD1 F1KV5  15.15.11 3H0TY

35.17.03 - Installer

8.53.1.0 - Driver

Intel X710 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+, +I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet, NDC

Network / NDC 6VDPG YP4R0  19.5.12 0PRVC

19.5.0 - Installer

1.11.101.0- Driver

Qlogic 57800 2x10Gb BT + 2x1Gb BT NDC

QLogic 57800 2x10Gb DA/SFP+ +2x1Gb BT NDC

Network / NDC

G8RPD

165T0

PMG6W  15.05.08 FMD22

35.17.00 - Installer

Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1 GbE Network LOM Mezz Card Network / NDC KJMHJ 7CM1N  21.60.16 261X3

21.60.6- Installer

214.0.0.3- Driver

Broadcom 57412 2 Port 10Gb SRP+ + 5720 2 Port 1 GB Base-T, rNDC Network / NDC NWMNX DXXX6  21.65.33.33 PWJDM 216.0.333.15 - Installer 216.0.143.3 - Driver
Broadcom 57416 Dual Port 10 Gb E SFP+ Network LOM Mezz Card Network / NDC WC9TR DXXX6 21.65.33.33 PWJDM 216.0.333.15 - Installer 216.0.143.3 - Driver
Broadcom 57414 Dual Port 25 Gb E SFP+ Network LOM Mezz Card Network / NDC /OCP 930PP DXXX6

21.65.33.33

PWJDM 216.0.333.15 - Installer 216.0.143.3 - Driver

HBA330 Controller, 12Gps Mini Card

HBA330 Controller, 12Gps Mini Card, LP

Storage-HBA

P2R3R

J7TNV

124X2

NKNVC

 16.17.01.00

P1NP6

 

MF8G0

2.51.25.01 -Windows Server 2016

2.51.25.02-Windows Server 2019/Azure Stack HCI

BOSS-S1 BOSS-S1 2MFVD  3P39V  2.5.13.3024 MFM32 1.2.0.1051
Chipset driver for Intel platforms Chipset Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

45TGM

 

08N3J

10.1.18243.8188 - Windows Server 2019

10.1.18243.8188 - Windows Server 2019/Azure Stack HCI OS

Chipset driver for AMD platforms Chipset Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable K343K 1.07.12.1102

Persistent Memory

Table 5 list the Persistent Memory devices supported on the R640/AX-640 configurations as Caches devices.

Table 5.Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Component

Type

Vendor

Category

 

Software Bundle

Minimum Supported

Version

Capacity use
Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Firmware DUP Intel Persistent Memory 3XN45 01.02.00.5435 128 GB Cache
NOTE: Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory is supported only on R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node and Windows Server 2019 operating system.

Storage Devices

The Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI solution supports the following storage devices.

Table 6 and 7 list the SAS and SATA devices supported on the R640/R440 Hybrid and Back-to-Back configurations as well as the R740xd/AX-740xd 24 drive 2.5” chassis NVMe SFF + HDD as capacity devices.

Table 6. SAS 2.5” HDD Drives

Form Factor Type Vendor Model Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
2.5" 7.2K 12Gbps SAS HDD Seagate Avenger ST2000NX0463 TMVN7 GW3V7 NT32 2 TB Capacity
2.5" 10K 12 Gbps SAS HDD Seagate Skybolt DL2400MM0159 RWR8F PVPYC ST58 2.4 TB Capacity
2.5" 10K 12 Gbps SAS HDD Toshiba AL15SE AL15SEB24EQY F9NWJ 0T1RG EF06 2.4 TB Capacity

Table 7. SATA 2.5” HDD Drive

Form Factor Type Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
2.5" 7.2K 6Gbps SATA HDD Seagate Avenger ST2000NX0423 VR92X GMW4P NB33 2 TB Capacity

Table 8 and 9 below lists the SATA and SAS devices that are supported on the Hybrid and NVMe configurations that utilize 3.5” HDD.

Table 8. SATA 3.5” HDD Drives

Form Factor Type Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
3.5" HDD Hitachi Aries K Plus

HUS726020ALA610

HUS726040ALA610

8NP2N

61FFW

0CPJM KV43

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Rainier MLK HUS722T2TALA600 V9H6C V3DJM MU03 2 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba Tomcat R

MG04ACA200NY

MG04ACA400NY

NPVM6

95M6K

V47C4

 

FK5D

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Nemo ST2000NM0018-2F3130 W8FW5 CMK5N EA04 2 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Makara BP

ST2000NM0145-2DC104

ST4000NM0265-2DC107

WG9R0

MWHY9

M5GJ1 DB34

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Vela-A HUS726T4TALA6L0 YH3T9 42C4P PV06 4 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Vela-AP HUS728T8TALE6L0 1WMVC 98DGD RT06 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Libra HE10 HUH721008ALE600 KRV2W 65D08 LT20 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Makara Plus ST8000NM0205-2FF112 92MDW MR6RH PB53 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba MG06 MG06ACA800EY 9X09C N6DDW GA08 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Leo-A He12 HUH721212ALE600 T2YHT G0HRW NT09 12 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba  MG07 MG07ACA12TEY 753F0 0942Y GB03 12 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba  MG08AC MG08ACA16TEY HPGJ4 3GYC4 GC01 16TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Cimarron

ST4000NM016A-2HZ130

ST8000NM012A-2KE131

179WV

F4JXT

179WV

4CNMN

CAJC

CALD

4TB

8TB

Capacity

Table 9. SAS 3.5” HDD Drives

Form Factor Type Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
3.5" HDD Hitachi Aries K Plus

HUS726020ALS210

HUS726040ALS210

VH6FW

X4FKY

P83YN KU43

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba Tomcat R

MG04SCA20ENY

MG04SCA40ENY

HHX14

1MVTT

D2GG1 EG03

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Makara BP

ST2000NM0155

ST4000NM0295

7RCGV

5JH5X

3CRY1 DT32

2 TB

4 TB

Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Vela-A HUS726T4TALS200 NT1X2 2D32V PU06 4 TB Capacity
3.5 HDD Hitachi Vela-AP HUS728T8TAL5200 44YFV V689J RS06 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Libra HE10 HUH721008AL5200 KRDKK XYKWH LS20 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Makara Plus ST8000NM0185 M40TH/VFP4M XX16D PT54 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba MG06 MG06SCA800EY

FV725

RDXJN EH0B 8 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Hitachi Leo-A He12 HUH721212AL5200 9HXK6 230YX NS09 12 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba MG07 MG07SCA12TEY KFJ7G F39XH EI0A 12 TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba  MG08SC MG08SCA16TEY 8MG73 00WRD EJ07 16TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba MG08SC MG08SCA16TEY 4N7V0 00WRD EJ07 16TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Toshiba MG08SC MG08SCA16TEY 24HF9 00WRD EJ07 16TB Capacity
3.5" HDD Seagate Evans ST16000NM010G CNXPV X2HPH ESL3 16TB Capacity
3.5" HDD WD Paris-C WUH721816AL5200 VF206 283J7 US05 16TB  
3.5" HDD Seagate Cimarron

ST4000NM017A

ST8000NM014A

KRM6X

0N660

K80D4

K7GFC

CSJ7

CSL9

4TB

8TB

Capacity

Table 10 below lists the SATA SSD devices that are supported on the Hybrid, All Flash and NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” SSD for Cache or Capacity.

Table 10. SATA 2.5” SSD Drives

Endurance Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
Mixed Use Toshiba HK4

THNSF8800CCSE

THNSF81D60CSE

VCRY6

DMF5Y

H3XHN DACB

800 GB

1.6 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Micron 5300

MTFDDAK960TDT

MTFDDAK1T9TDT

XMWMK

MMCDY

6YD47 J004

960 GB

1.92TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Samsung SM863a

MZ7KM960HMJP0D3

MZ7KM1T9HMJP0D3

DD4G0

K5P0T

97D8J GD57

960 GB

1.92 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Samsung SM883

MZ7KH960HAJR0D3

MZ7KH1T9HAJR0D3

YDHYX

71K37

NKCP0 HF57

960 GB

1.92 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Intel S4600

SSDSC2KG960G7R

SSDSC2KG019T7R

TR3MY

MWKF2

V141M DL5C

960 GB

1.92 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Intel S4610

SSDSC2KG960G8R

SSDSC2KG019T8R

X31G3

F8N2K/55J8H

2674V DL69

960 GB

1.92TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Micron 5200

MTFDDAK960TDN

MTFDDAK1T9TDN

HY1F8

XKF5Y

7D34D F004

960 GB

1.92TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Toshiba HK6-V

KHK6YVSE960G

KHK6YVSE1T92

XW4D1

0DXJ7

W0YR1 DBC4

960 GB

1.92TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Hynix SE5031

HFS960G32FEH-BA10A

HFS1T9G32FEH-BA10A

7GR2K

 

GKTF1

KY5KF DD01

960 GB

1.92TB

Cache, Capacity

Table 11 below lists the SATA SSD devices that are supported on the All Flash and NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” SSD for Capacity Only. Note, this capacity point is only available for Capacity as it is recommended to use a higher endurance device for Cache.

Table 11. SATA 2.5” SSD Drives

Endurance Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
Read Intensive Micron 5200 MTFDDAK1T9TDD VJ36D 7D34D F004 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Micron 5300 MTFDDAK1T9TDS GYGVV 6YD47 J004 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Toshiba HK6-R

KHK6YRSE1T92

KHK6YRSE3T84

919J7

8PYG5

W0YR1 DBC4

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM883a MZ7LH1T9HALT0D3 9F9Y6 M79X5 HG57 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM883 MZ7LH1T9HMLT0D3 Y24T6 RMNHM HE58 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Hynix SE4011 HFS1T9G32FEH-7A10A 0XMV9 H67FT DE03 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Intel S4510 SSDSC2KB019T8R 33R2T 2674V DL69 1.92 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Intel S4500

SSDSC2KB019T7R

SSDSC2KB038T7R

XCN15

3RRN8

V141M DL5C

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Intel S4510 SSDSC2KB038T8R 1RHK2 2674V DL69 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM883 MZ7LH3T8HMLT0D3 FYP5F 4DN2V HE57 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM883a MZ7LH3T8HALT0D3 5TVXD M79X5 HG57 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Hynix SE4011 HFS3T8G32FEH-7410A D6C0R H67FT DE03 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Micron 5300 MTFDDAK3T8TDT 4H1RX PXMD3 J404 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Hynix SE5110 HFS1T9G3H2X069N
HFS3T8G3H2X069N
962FP
3GDK0
82M4J DZ00 1.92 TB
3.84 TB
Capacity Only

Table 12 below lists the SAS SSD devices that are supported on the Hybrid, All Flash and NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” SSD for Cache or Capacity.

Table 12. SAS 2.5” SSD Drives

Endurance Vendor Series Model Supported Config Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
Write Intensive Toshiba Phoenix M4

PX05SMB080Y

PX05SMB160Y

Hyb, AF

CN3JH

GVTYD

1DJXX AS10

800 GB

1.6 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Toshiba Phoenix M4

PX05SVB096Y

PX05SVB192Y

PX05SVB384Y

Hyb, AF

503M7

V0K7V

3DDFT

1DJXX AS10

960 GB

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Cache, Capacity
Write Intensive Toshiba Phoenix M5-M

KPM5XMUG800G

KPM5XMUG1T60

Hyb, AF

DHRVV

W9G88

J5RD9 B01C

800 GB

1.6 TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Samsung PM1645a

MZILT800HBHQ0D3

MZILT1T6HBJR0D3

Hyb, AF

GW8T1

3TCV6

451KW DWA3

800 GB

1.6TB

Cache, Capacity 
Mixed Use WD Bear Cove Quantum

WUSTR6480BSS200

WUSTR6416BSS200

Hyb, AF

6VJC9

6NF96

1GGR2 G10A

800 GB

1.6TB

Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Toshiba Phoenix M5-V

KPM5XVUG960G

KPM5XVUG1T92

KPM5XVUG3T84

Hyb, AF

WFGTH

2WVYG

91W3V

J5RD9 B01C

960 GB

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Cache, Capacity
Write Intensive Kioxia PM6 KPM6XMUG800G
KPM6XMUG1T60
Hyb, AF H6GCD
5GDXH
5D5VX BA08 800GB
1.6TB
Cache, Capacity
Mixed Use Kioxia PM6 KPM6XVUG800G
KPM6XVUG1T60
Hyb, AF JTKH5
GD3N0
5D5VX BA08 800GB
1.6TB
Cache, Capacity

Table 13 below lists the SAS SSD devices that are supported on the All Flash and NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” SSD for Capacity Only. Note, this capacity point is only available for Capacity as it is recommended to use a higher endurance device for Cache.

Table 13. SAS 2.5” SSD Drives

Endurance Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
Read Intensive WD Bear Cove Plus

WUSTR1519ASS200

WUSTR1538ASS200

5ND33

YW17N

358PN K960

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive WD Bear Cove Quantum

WUSTVA119BSS200

WUSTVA138BSS200

02X38

FP1KF

1GGR2 G10A

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM1643

MZILT1T9HAJQ0D3

MZILT3T8HALS0D3

MZILT7T6HMLA0D3

F0VFY

X8F87

RVYD5

PFPV9 DSF8

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

7.68TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM1643a

MZILT1T9HBJR0D3

MZILT3T8HBLS0D3

MZILT7T6HALA0D3

TMTW9

CRNPH

84C40

RY25R DSA3

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

7.68TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Samsung PM1633a MZILS3T8HMLH0D3 JR1HP XNGNT DSLA 3.84TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Toshiba Phoenix M5-R

KPM5XRUG1T92

KPM5XRUG3T84

TDNP7

N85XX

J5RD9 B01C

1.92 TB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Read Intensive Toshiba Phoenix M4 PX05SRB384Y XCRDV 1DJXX AS10 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Kioxia PM6 KPM6XRUG1T92
KPM6XRUG3T84
KPM6XRUG7T68
4CN85
H9TT5
PD02Y
5D5VX BA08

1.92 TB
3.84 TB
7.68 TB

Capacity Only

Table 14 below lists the Value SAS SSD devices that are supported on the All Flash and NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” SSD for Capacity Only. Note, this capacity point is only available for Capacity as it is recommended to use a higher endurance device for Cache.

Table 14. Value SAS 2.5” SSD Drives

Endurance Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
Mixed Use Toshiba Phoenix RM5

KRM5XVUG3T84

X78JM

4PDK8 B709

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Mixed Use Seagate LangeBP XS3840LE70154 NWGX3 84K2D 4D0B 3.84 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Toshiba Phoenix RM5 KRM5XRUG7T68 5XD2F 4PDK8 B709 7.68 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Seagate Lange XS7680SE70074 2PKRH H3VHX EC16  7.68 TB Capacity Only
Read Intensive Seagate LangeBP XS7680SE70154 5KW0F 84K2D 4D0B 7.68 TB Capacity Only

Ready Node NVMe SFF +HDD or SSD supports 2 or 4 NVMe devices.

Table 15. NVMe Devices

Platform Vendor Form Factor Description Model Number Device Part Number(P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
NVMe only  Intel  2.5" Optane P4800x SSD/NVMe, 375GB U.2 2.5" SFF  SSDPE21K375GAT  3DM57 NXMM5  E201DP32 375GB  Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Samsung 2.5"

PM1725A,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB 2.5" SFF

PM1725A,Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB 2.5" SFF

PM1725A,Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB 2.5" SFF

MZWLL1T6HEHP-000D3

MZWLL3T2HMJP-000D3

MZWLL6T4HMLS-000D3

JD6CH

JDMHM

Y3XT2

DPG5G

1.2.0

1.6TB

3.2TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Samsung 2.5"

PM1725b,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB  2.5" SFF

PM1725b,Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB 2.5" SFF

PM1725b,Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB 2.5" SFF

MZWLL1T6HAJQ-000D3

MZWLL3T2HAJQ-000D3

MZWLL6T4HMLA-000D3

4WDXY

K60N7

08NMX

JXWJW 1.2.1

1.6TB

3.2TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Intel 2.5"

P4600,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB 2.5" SFF

P4600,Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB 2.5" SFF

SSDPE2KE016T7T

SSDPE2KE032T7T

F5P84

MCV6J

CR0HC QDV1DP17

1.6TB

3.2TB

Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Intel 2.5"

P4610,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB 2.5" SFF

P4610,Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB 2.5" SFF

P4610, Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB 2.5" SFF

SSDPE2KE016T8T

SSDPE2KE032T8T

SSDPE2KE064T8T

58V30

2CN1T

X27HY

9MC17 VDV1DP23

1.6TB

3.2TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity
NOTE: Intel Optane P4800x is supported only on R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node.

Table 16 below lists the NVMe devices that are supported on the NVMe configurations that utilize 2.5” NVMe for Capacity Only.

Table 16. NVMe Devices

Endurance Vendor Series Model Device Part Number (P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use

 

Read Intensive

Toshiba CD5

KCD5XLUG960G

KCD5XLUG3T84

DRC9H

17C57

H7FFW 1.1.1

960 GB

3.84 TB

Capacity Only
Intel P4510 SSDPE2KX040T8T 5GMK0 9MC17 VDV1DP23 4 TB Capacity Only
NOTE: Toshiba CD5 960GB capacity is supported only on R640 Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node.

Ready Node or AX node NVMe (AIC) + HDD supports two Add In Card devices.

Table 17. NVMe PCIe Add In Card (AIC)

Platform Vendor Form Factor Description Model Number Device Part Number(P/N) Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version Capacity Use
NVMe only Samsung PCIe AIC

PM1725A,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB HHHL AIC

PM1725A,Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB HHHL AIC

MZPLL1T6HEHP-000D3

MZPLL6T4HMLS-000D3

06V6M

604N5

DPG5G 1.2.0

1.6TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Samsung PCIe AIC

PM1725b,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB (MU) HHHL AIC

PM1725b,Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB (MU) HHHL AIC

MZPLL1T6HAJQ-000D3

MZPLL6T4HMLA-000D3

FTX2R

FW2K0

JXWJW 1.2.1

1.6TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity
NVMe only Samsung PCIe AIC

PM1735,Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB (MU) HHHL AIC

PM1735,Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB (MU) HHHL AIC

MZPLJ1T6HBJR-00AD3

MZPLJ6T4HALA-00AD3

Y7D7D

91FXC

GHCH6 2.0.2

1.6TB

6.4TB

Cache, Capacity

Switches

If using Dell EMC Networking switches, the following are the recommended minimum Firmware versions

Table 18. Switch Firmware

Component Type Category Minimum Supported Version
Dell EMC Networking S3048-ON OS9/OS10 Firmware Network Switch - Management 9.14.2.0/ 10.5.1.0
Dell EMC Networking S4048-ON OS9 Firmware Network Switch 9.14.2.0
Dell EMC Networking S4112F-ON OS10 Firmware Network Switch 10.5.1.0
Dell EMC Networking S4128F-ON OS10 Firmware Network Switch 10.5.1.0
Dell EMC Networking S4148F-ON OS10 Firmware Network Switch 10.5.1.0
Dell EMC Networking S5048-ON OS9 Firmware Network Switch 9.14.2.0
Dell EMC Networking S5148F-ON OS10 Firmware Network Switch 10.4.2.1 - "OS10 (v10.5.x) is not supported on S5148F-ON"
Dell EMC Networking S5224F/S5248F-ON OS10 Firmware Network Switch 10.5.1.0
 Dell EMC Networking S5232F-ON OS10 Firmware  Network Switch 10.5.1.0
 Dell EMC Networking S5212F-ON OS10 Firmware  Network Switch 10.5.1.0

Azure Stack HCI Network solution

The Dell EMC Azure Stack HCI Solution supports two basic VLT network topologies supporting Cluster Node RDMA; Hyper-Converged & Non-Converged are comprised of both Top-Of-the-Rack (TOR) and Out-Of-Band (OOB) switches and as further illustrated in the sections to follow, each cluster node supports SFP+ (10Gbe) and SFP28 (25Gbe) DAC formfactor as well as the use of the QSFP/QSPF28 Quad break-out cables for the respective speeds (4x10Gbe & 4x25Gbe).  Management of the TOR switches are assumed managed “In-band” where the cluster node Out-Of-Band (OOB or iDRAC) management traverses the 1/10Gbe management switch.  

NOTE: When deploying the Hyper-Converged Topology, the Node switchports must be in Trunk Mode and configured for all Management, and Storage Networks VLANs throughout both VLT switches.
NOTE: For a sample configuration of the Top-Of-Rack (TOR) switches with DCB and other required configurations, see https://infohub.delltechnologies.com/t/sample-network-switch-configuration-files-2/

Dell EMC Networking S3048-ON (OS9)

The S3048-ON is a 1 Gbps switchport to server nodes with quad 10 Gbps uplinks switching fabric upto the DC core. 

Dell Networking S4048-ON (OS9 & OS10)

The S4128F-ON, S4148F-ON, and S4148FE-ON switches are a one rack unit (RU), full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch for 10G servers with small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+), quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP +), and quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP28) ports. The S4148FE-ON also includes unified (Fibre channel and Ethernet) 10GbE SFP + and QSFP28 ports.

Dell EMC Networking S4112F-ON (OS10)

The S4112F–ON Series switch is a one-half rack unit (RU), full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) 1/10/25/40/50/100GbE switch used for cluster nodes with small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) and quad break-out form-factor pluggable QSFP28 ports (x3).

Dell EMC Networking S4128F-ON (OS10)

The S4128F-ON 28/6 Port switch is a one rack unit (RU), full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch supporting small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+), quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP +), and quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP28) ports with dual speed auto-negotiation.

Dell EMC Networking S4148F-ON (OS10)

The S4128F-ON 48/6 Port switch is a one rack unit (RU), full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch supporting small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+), quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP +), and quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP28) ports with dual speed auto-negotiation.

Dell EMC Networking S5048F (OS9)

The S5048F-ON switch is a one rack unit, full-featured, fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) compact 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch. In addition, the S5048F-ON switch has 10/25GbE links for clustering. The switch includes two hot-swappable AC or DC power supply units (PSUs) and four hot-swappable fan units. The S5048F-ON switch includes forty-eight 1/10/25GbE SFP28 ports and six 40/100GbE QSFP28 ports.

Dell EMC Networking S5148F (OS10)

The S5148F-ON switch is a one rack unit, full-featured, fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) compact 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch. In addition, the S5148F-ON switch has 10/25GbE links for server connections and 40/50/100GbE links for clustering—virtual link trunking (VLT) and stacking—and uplinks to aggregation and core switches. The switch includes two hot-swappable AC or DC power supply units (PSUs) and four hot-swappable fan units. The S5148F-ON switch includes 54 SFP28 and QSFP28 ports for Ethernet-only configurations. The SFP28 ports support forty-eight 1/10/25GbE. The QSFP28 ports support six 40/100GbE.

Dell EMC Networking S5224F/S5248F (OS10)

The S5248F-ON Series switch is a full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) compact 10/25/40/50/100GbE switch for data center networks with small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+), small form-factor pluggable 28 (SFP28), quad small form-factor pluggable 28 (QSFP28), and quad small form-factor

Dell EMC Networking S5232F (OS10)

The S5232F-ON Series switch is a full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) compact 10/100GbE switch for data center networks with small form-factor pluggable 32 (QSFP28) and two 10GbE SFP+ ports.

Dell EMC Networking S5212F (OS10)

The S5212F-ON Series switch is a one-half rack unit, full-featured fixed form-factor top-of-rack (ToR) compact 25/100GbE switch for data center networks with small form-factor pluggable twelve 25GbE (QSFP28) and three 100GbE(QSFP28) ports.

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Affected Product

AX-640, AX-6515, AX-740XD, Storage Spaces Direct R440 Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R640 Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd2 Ready node

Last Published Date

31 Mar 2021

Version

7

Article Type

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