McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade Hardware Release Notes

This document contains important information about the McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade hardware installed in Sun storage area networks (SANs).

Read this document so that you are aware of issues or requirements that can affect the installation and operation of the McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade in a Sun SAN.



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This document contains the following sections:


Product Features

The McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade is a field-replaceable card that boosts link speeds to 4 Gb/s. The McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade includes the following features:


Switch Requirements

The minimum required EOS firmware version is 9.0.

The Sun document Read Me First - Important Installation Instructions for the McDATA QPM Blade, part number 819-6403-10, is packaged with the QPM Blade. This document contains important information to help you install the necessary firmware and optional management software for the QPM Blade.


Supported Hardware

The following is a list of the storage devices, host bus adapters (HBAs), and servers supported by the McDATA QPM Blade.



Note - If the device you want to connect is not listed in the following section, check the Release Notes for your HBA or storage device, or contact your Sun account representative to see if support for your device has been added.



Supported Storage Platforms

Supported Host Bus Adapters

Supported Server Platforms

The follow are lists of supported server platforms, by category.

x64/x86 Systems

SPARC Servers


Related Documentation

For other information regarding the McDATA QPM 4 Gb 4-port Blade, refer to the following files:


Service Contact Information

If you need help installing or using this product in the United States, call
1-800-USA-4SUN, or go to:

http://www.sun.com/service/contacting/index.html