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rianui
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Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Good day gurus!

 

I am looking for an upgrade path for my Brocade FC switches to the latest supported version. The current version is:

Fabric OS (swd77)
Fabos Version 5.3.0

Regards,

Rianui

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

latest supported version depends on switch model. check the SPOCK b- series streams.

Hope this helps!
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rianui
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Hi Torsten,

 

Thank you. It's a Silkworm440.

revision    : 4.129 (pvr 4012 0481)
bogomips    : 499.71
machine        : Brocade Silkworm440

Sheldon Smith
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Hmm. While there were Silkworm 200s and 300s, most have four digits. If it a Silkworm 4xxx, then the path is:
5.3 > 6.0.x > 6.1.x > 6.2.x > 6.3.x > 6.4.3h
Contact HPE Support for assistance in getting all firmware bundles.

If it a Silkworm 4xxx, then it's a 4Gb switch and as far as I know, at EOL. You should strongly consider replacing it (them?) with an 8Gb or 16Gb switch(es?).


Note: While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company

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Torsten.
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Maybe it is a "HP storageworks 4/16 SAN switch"? Is it for blade chassis or standalone?

Please have a look at the label and confirm.

 

Many systems say

machine  : Brocade Silkworm440

but the "platform" is important!


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rianui
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Hi Sheldon,

I posted the same on Brocade and one Antonio confirmed that it's a Brocade 200E, SwitchType 34 and with a supported FOS 6.2.2. See more info below.

You are right, the switch is very old and a refresh is coming up. However the customer asked for an upgrade of the brocade switches and the existing blade enclosure which has two Ethernet 1/10Gb VC-Enet Modules and two Fibre 4Gb VC-FC Modules.

 

 

swd77 login: admin
Password:
Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
Use Control-C to exit or press 'Enter' key to proceed.

Password was not changed. Will prompt again at next login
until password is changed.
swd77:admin> switchshow
switchName:    swd77
switchType:    34.0
switchState:    Online   
switchMode:    Native
switchRole:    Principal
switchDomain:    1
switchId:    fffc01
switchWwn:    10:00:00:05:1e:56:6a:a5
zoning:        OFF
switchBeacon:    OFF

 

Regards

Rianui

rianui
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Hi Torsten,

 

I was given the following upgrade path for the switches;

 

From 5.3 >FOS v6.0.0c >FOS v6.1.2c >FOS v6.2.2g

 

Regards,

Rianui

Torsten.
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

yes, switchtype 34.x is the
HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch (also 4/16) aka Brocade SilkWorm 200E.

In this case version FOS v6.2.2g is the latest and greatest.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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AthmanMerzouk
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Hi All,

i have this obsolete switchtype 34.x 
HP StorageWorks 4/8 Base SAN Switch (also 4/16) aka Brocade SilkWorm 200E.

but still working for small backup solution ,my target tis to replace it and keep the same configuration (zoning,WWNs),i hope hearing from you a recommandation of the best san switch remplacement 

Thanks.

Torsten.
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Re: Brocade FOS 5.3.0 upgrade Steps to Latest Supported FOS

Note down all important configuration settings and re-create them in the new switch.

The firmware gap does not allow to import this old configuration.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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