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Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

 
jsihp
Occasional Advisor

Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

I have a problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS  v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e.

 

s1sw2:admin> firmwaredownload -s
Server Name or IP Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
User Name: ftpuser
File Name: v6.3.2e
Network Protocol(1-auto-select, 2-FTP, 3-SCP) [1]: 2
Password:
Do Auto-Commit after Reboot [Y]: n
Reboot system after download [N]: n
Server IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, Protocol IPv4
Checking system settings for firmwaredownload...
System settings check passed.

You are running firmwaredownload with auto-reboot and auto-commit disabled.
After the firmware is downloaded, please reboot the system and then run
firmwarecommit or firmwarerestore manually.


Do you want to continue (Y/N) [Y]:
Firmware is being downloaded to the switch. This step may take up to 30 minutes.
Preparing for firmwaredownload...
Start to install packages...

...

Removing unneeded files, please wait ...
Finished removing unneeded files.

created the tracedump file with size:34835968 bytes
All packages have been downloaded successfully.
Firmware has been downloaded to the secondary partition of the switch.

 

san1sw2:admin> firmwareshow


Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions
------------------------------------------
FOS      v6.3.1b
              v6.3.2e

 

s1sw2:admin> version


Kernel:     2.6.14.2  
Fabric OS:  v6.3.1b
Made on:    Mon Apr 19 23:30:57 2010
Flash:    Wed May 5 13:54:55 2010
BootProm:   1.0.15

 

s1sw2:admin> reboot


Broadcast message from root (pts/0) Sun Oct 14 14:50:29 2012...

The system is going down for reboot NOW !!s1sw2:admin> login as: admin
admin@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx's password:

-----------------------------------------------------------------

s1sw2:admin> firmwareshow
fabosShowInit failed: -1

 

s1sw2:admin> firmwarerestore
fabosShowInit failed: -1

 

s1sw2:admin> firmwareshow
fabosShowInit failed: -1

 

s1sw2:admin> version
fabosShowInit failed: -1

 

 

 

The problem occurred the 3rd times with different versions of firmware. After successful download firmware and next switch reboot, will not have to do anything. 

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giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

Hi

First of all you can do a regular upgrade use firmwaredownload (with no switches) this is not a director.

Upgrade is non disruptive that is ports don't go offline (switch doesn't reboot only interface).

After you finish upgrade and interface comes back you check firmwareshow until both versions are the same.

Also you can issue 

firmwareshow 

or

firmwareDownloadStatus

to see what's happening

why don't you upgrade to 6.4.3b

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Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

It's a lot simpler if you omit the "-s" option ("firmwaredownload") and just take the defaults that then follow.


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jsihp
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

OK, but why do it once and not a second time? On the same type switch.

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e

Hi

I don't understand your question.

Do the upgrade as Sheldon said take the defaults. 

In your procedure you did not do commit to the new firmware.

If you need to do another upgrade you have to wait until the output of the firmwareshow command gives two identical firmware versions this means the new firmware has been uploaded to the secondary partition

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Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: Problem with upgrade SAN Switch HP StorageWorks 8/80(Brocade 5300) from FOS v6.3.1b to v6.3.2e


@jsihp wrote:

OK, but why do it once and not a second time? On the same type switch.


OH! You've been trying to make the process a lot harder than it really is.

The simple "firmwaredownload" does it all. First it downloads and updates the inactive memory, then it does a HA failover from current to new image, then it updates the other (previously active) memory. When everything is done, the entire switch has been updated. Off the top of my head, "firmwaredownloadstatus" and "firmwareshow" let you see current state, where it is in the process, etc. (I think I spelled those right.)

 

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