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SAN switch firmware upgrade

 
BrianDoyle
Trusted Contributor

SAN switch firmware upgrade

Hi,
Trying to save the config of my brocade SAN switch and then upgrade to 6.3.0
Im getting an error message while first trying to save the config.

I ssh to the switch
switch01:admin> configupload
Protocol (scp, ftp, local) [ftp]: ftp
Server Name or IP Address [host]: 10.5.10.16
User Name [user]: Administrator
File Name [config.txt]: config.txt
Section (all|chassis [all]): all
Password:
/bin/ncftpput -t 60 -u "Administrator" -p "***********" "10.5.10.16" "." "/tmp/config.txt" > /dev/null 2>&1: No such file or directory
configUploadMainWork: system(/bin/ncftpput -t 60 -u "Administrator" -p "***********" "10.5.10.16" "." "/tmp/config.txt" > /dev/null 2>&1) returned 768

configUpload not permitted (ftp failed). Transfer failed.
switch01:admin>

Ive read about people setting up a FTP server but this hasnt helped or made a difference.
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN switch firmware upgrade

Hi,
maybe this could help you:
http://community.brocade.com/home/thread/2595
the pain is one part of the reality
BrianDoyle
Trusted Contributor

Re: SAN switch firmware upgrade

Thanks for the reply.
Managed to get the config onto my laptop.
Now to upgrade the firmware, it comes in a zip file with many directories inside named SWBD21, SWBD32, SWBD42, 46,50,52,55,62,63â ¦etc
What file do I need to have in the path to the firmware?

thanks
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN switch firmware upgrade

None, the switch 'knows' which folder to use.

In the older versions it was even more confusing, because (if 'v6.3.0a' was the top-level folder in the FTP hierarchy) you had to specify something like:
File Name: v6.3.0a/release.plist

although that file was not there - there were different files one level below. However, if you blindly followed the instructions it worked anyway ;-)

Today you can just enter:
File Name: v6.3.0a
.
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: SAN switch firmware upgrade

None, just provide the path to the root of the uncompressed folder, the switch will pick the right folder.

Do not add /release.plist, just the path to the root folder.
BrianDoyle
Trusted Contributor

Re: SAN switch firmware upgrade

In the end i used IIS and ftp and it worked.
Do not try tftp as i had tried along with 3rd party tools.
Make sure the read and write are enabled in ftp too.
thanks for the help