QLogic Storage Area Network (SAN): Apple interoperability testing and supported firmware

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Apple and QLogic have developed a joint, comprehensive test process to ensure interoperability within the Apple SAN environment. The test focuses on each component within the SAN, including application software, server, Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), RAID storage, and fibre channel switches. In addition to individual device testing, Apple performs end-to-end solution testing within real-world environments to ensure that all devices within the SAN are interoperable.

To ensure robust interoperability, you should use the tested versions of firmware for each of the SAN components. QLogic now has an Apple-specific website that provides users with firmware that has undergone this comprehensive testing process. All fibre channel switches that are deployed within the Apple environment should be updated with the Apple tested and supported switch firmware and management GUI. You can get SANbox switch firmware and management GUI for the SANbox 5200 and SANbox2-64 here:


This website will be updated as new switch firmware and management GUIs become available. If you have any questions regarding the update process of QLogic SANbox switches, please contact QLogic technical support at:

Website: http://solutions.qlogic.com/KanisaSupportSite/supportcentral/supportcentral.do
Phone: +1 952-932-4040
Email: support@qlogic.com

Note: QLogic Fibre Channel Switches obtained from the Apple Store will be updated to the latest tested and supported firmware, and will include a software CD that contains the latest supported management GUI. SANbox switches obtained outside of the Apple Store may have different versions of firmware and should be updated to the latest Apple-supported firmware available at the URL listed above.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016