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VC 4.20 - Fabric Outage question

chuckk281
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VC 4.20 - Fabric Outage question

Patrick had a firmware upgrade question:

 

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Looking at the Release Notes of 4.30 or 4.40, the table indicates that a “reset” is required for the VC-FC Module. However, as mentioned below by Mark, this issue is resolved in 4.20.

 

So, do we need to do a reset or not if we are upgrading to 4.31 or 4.40?

 

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Input from Mark:

 

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I have asked the Release Notes be updated to reflect this, we will see if that happens soon.

 

 

Soft Reset – Reboot of the Kernel & Application – (Outage)

Hot Reset – Reboot the Application only – (No Outage)

VC-FC – Term used to describe the Firmware package for VC 4/20 and 8/20 modules

VC-FC2 – Term used to describe the Firmware package for VC 8/24 and 16/24 modules

 

  1. The statement  “* Always reset the module after the upgrade or downgrade.” should be removed as VCSU automatically does “soft reset” when necessary. No manual reset required.
  2. VC 4/20 & 8/20 – Any downgrade of Firmware causes “Soft Reset” – Upgrades to VC 4.20 (VC-FC Version 2.01) requires a “Soft Reset” – All other Firmware upgrades are a “Hot Reset”
  3. VC 8/24 – Any downgrade of Firmware causes “Soft Reset” – Upgrades to VC 4.40 (VC-FC2 Version 3.00) requires a “Soft Reset” – All other Firmware upgrades are a “Hot Reset”
  4. VC Flexfabric would also have Fabric outage as Ethernet controller inside FF will be rebooted which impact FCoE functionality as well.
  5. Remember the “Activation order” by default is Serial for FC Modules. So VCSU (if performing a “Soft Reset”, never does more than one module at a time).

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