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firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

 
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Joe_P
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firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade the firmware of a Brocade 4100 4/32 switch.

I found the upgrade path in another forum thread:
v5.1.0b -> v5.3.1a
v5.3.1.a -> 6.0.1a
6.0.1a -> v6.1.0c

However, I can't find 6.0.1a anywhere.
There is a link, but there is no file to download: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=co-60659-1〈=en&cc=us&idx=0&mode=4&

I'll keep looking, but if someone has a working link, could you please post it?

Thanks.



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Torsten.
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Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

I used version 6.0.0b without problems.

Do you have any 6.0 version?

BTW, 6.1 is followed by 6.2 and even 6.3 now!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=454521&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=454522&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54#290



Looks like 6.0 is not required, according to this:

IMPORTANT: The recommended procedure for upgrading Fabric OS firmware
levels is to limit the release levels to two or fewer releases. For
example, upgrading a switch to v6.1.0c is only allowed from v5.3x Please
read the release notes for further information.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3414314&swItem=co-61543-1&prodNameId=3414317&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Joe_P
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Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

No, not yet.

The download page has v5.3.1a and then skips directly to 6.1.0c

I'll try to find any 6.0 version then.

Joe_P
Frequent Advisor

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

sorry, only read your reply after I posted the answer to your previous reply...

Joe_P
Frequent Advisor

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

Torsten, I should really learn how to read these things better.

You're right.

Thanks for fast replies.

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

Release notes fro 6.1.0c says:

"Upgrading to Fabric OS 6.1.0c is only allowed from Fabric OS 6.0.0b and later. This policy to support only one-level migration, which began with Fabric OS 6.0.0, provides more reliable and robust migrations for customers."

So it it is mandatory to get a 6.0.X version.

do anybody knows where are them?

Thanks.
TechHelp24
Frequent Advisor

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

If the current FabOS release is lower than 6.0.x ( ie. 5.3.x ) you need firt to upgrade to 6.0 in order to upgrade to 6.1 or 6.2 or 6.3.

You can find more about upgarde procedure in Brocade community forum at http://community.brocade.com

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

The problem is to download the 6.0 version.

It is not available from the HP Web.

It should have to be in http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=454521&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=454522&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54
But it is missing.
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: firmware brocade 6.0.1a, where is it?

6.0.x versions haev been removed, even from the FTP server.

Used to be here:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software9/COL22074/co-58042-1/v6.0.0b.zip

and

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software10/COL22074/co-60659-1/v6.0.1a.zip

They are still available internally, so anyone on this situation must contact HP and ask them to upload the file somewhere you can donwload it.