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HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide: HP Integrity Server Blades, HP Integrity Servers, and HP 9000 Servers > Chapter 2 System Requirements for Cold-Installing and Updating

Supported Network Drivers, Mass Storage Drivers, I/O Cards, and Storage Devices


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Before installing HP-UX 11i v3, make sure that the drivers, I/O cards, and storage devices on your system are supported.

You can run the msv2v3check script to validate whether the drivers, mass storage I/O cards, and mass storage devices installed on your system are supported on HP-UX 11i v3. This script will report if any unsupported drivers, mass storage I/O cards, and mass storage devices are found on your system.

This script will also check the minimum firmware versions required for these cards or devices on your system to run properly on HP-UX 11i v3. You can retrieve the msv2v3check script from the HP software depot at:


For a list of supported and unsupported HP-UX I/O cards and mass storage devices, refer to the HP-UX Supported I/O Cards Matrix and the HP-UX Supported Mass Storage Devices Matrix at the HP Technical Documentation Web site:


For more details on the msv2v3check script, refer to the white paper called, HP-UX 11i v2 to 11i v3 Mass Storage Stack Update Guide available at:


HP StorageWorks Compatibility with HP-UX 11i v3

For up-to-date status and recommended firmware versions for HP StorageWorks components supported with HP-UX 11i v3, please refer to the HP-UX 11i v3 and HP StorageWorks Compatibility section at:


Third Party (non-HP) Storage Compatibility with HP-UX 11i v3

For an up-to-date list of third-party storage devices which have completed interoperability validation under the guidance of HP and have been qualified as interoperable with HP-UX 11i v3, please refer to the following web site:


WARNING! If third-party (non-HP) storage will be connected to your HP-UX 11i v3 system, HP recommends that you contact your third-party storage vendor to determine the compatibility of the storage with HP-UX 11i v3. Check with your third-party storage vendor for information about any pre-requisites and limitations with the storage on HP-UX 11i v3.
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