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adelgado
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Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

Hello,

I have 2 StorageWorks 8/24 FC switches, and would like to upgrade them.

Now, they have 7.3.1a firmware. I understand, that I have to upgrade to 7.3.1b -> 7.3.1c -> 7.4.0a (I don't see any 7.4.0) -> 7.4.0b ->  7.4.1 -> 7.4.1a -> 7.4.1b, so 7 upgrades. Is it ok?

Also, what about the licenses that I already have configured on the switches, will they be lost after the update? How could I save those license keys?

Regards,

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Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

License is not affected.

According to the notes you can update "offline" by jumping a step like 7.0.x->7.2.x->7.4.x

or online

7.0.x->7.1.x->7.2.x->7.3.x->7.4.x

unless there is other information in the notes you can go to any official version as a step, you don't need steps whitin the same major version (e.g. not needed: 7.3.x->7.3.y->7.4.x->7.4.y)

 

In your case it should be ok to jump

7.3.1b -> 7.4.1b

instead of

7.3.1b -> 7.3.1c -> 7.4.0a -> 7.4.0b ->  7.4.1 -> 7.4.1a -> 7.4.1b

 


Hope this helps!
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adelgado
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

Hi Torsten,

Thanks a lot. BTW, what's the difference between online and offline upgrade? Should I upgrade via USB or is better via FTP?

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Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

In offline mode there is a disruption during the update that server will notice.

In your case it will be online, because it is a single small step.

What protocol you use is up to you, can be USB, FTP, SFTP, etc.

I would use a small FTP server tool to provide the firmware, don't forget to save the config, just in case.


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adelgado
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

Hi Torsten,

I'm downloading the 7.4.1b file right now.

Should I extract the contents of this zip file to the folder where my ftp server is serving files, or with usb, should I extract the contents to the root folder of the usb drive, or should the root folder have to had a special name?

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Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

Via USB:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0121588

FTP/SCP/SFTP:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0121591


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adelgado
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Re: Firmware upgrade HP StorageWorks 8/24 License question

Hi, I've already upgrade firmware in both switches.

Thanks,

Senior Systems Administrator