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HPE FC SN3000B firmware upgrades

 
jlangmead
Frequent Advisor

HPE FC SN3000B firmware upgrades

Hi

I need to do dome firmare upgrades from v7.2.x to v8.0.x on a couple of SN3000B switches. Reading through the release notes I can either do this distruptively but in fewer steps or non-disruptively in more steps. To minimise risk I would rather do more steps that are non-disruptive but I want to know if this is truely non-disutptive using this approach. The environment is very simple with 2 x FC switches, a small number of hosts and single storage array. Whereas some hosts are multipathed there are a couple of hosts with only a single HBA port and therefore connected to just one switch. My interpretation of 'non-disrutpive' is that a single pathed host will not suffer any outage when the switch is upgraded - is this what 'non-disruptive' means in the HPE\Brocade world or do I need to **bleep**down any single pathed hosts first?

Thanks in advance

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giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: HPE FC SN3000B firmware upgrades

Hi

you can do it non-disruptively it works fine

you should how ever do it in not in peak hours to keep

on the safe side. but non-disruptively meens the ports don't 

go down only the interface restarts.

I have done it many times.

Regards

jlangmead
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPE FC SN3000B firmware upgrades

Great - many thanks

And the interface restart doesn't impact IO down that path?

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: HPE FC SN3000B firmware upgrades

Hi

managment interface restarts ports to host stay up

only equipment I saw that can sometimes notice

this are tape devices

Regards