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process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

 
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ManojR
Occasional Advisor

process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi ALL,

Please help me how to upgrade Brocade 4100 SAN switch firmware. currently installed version is 5.2.1b. which is the latest and how to upload in the switch.

Will it require downtime?
How much time it will take to complete whole process.

Please help.

Regards
Manoj
HP
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sandilyan
Advisor

Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi Manoj,

Please see the link it will help for u .

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1346252

1) latest firmware version is 6.2.0e
5.2.1b -> 5.3.0d
5.3.0d -> 5.3.1a
5.3.1a -> 6.0.1a
6.0.1a -> 6.1.0d
6.1.0d -> 6.2.0e
2) No down time require . if u have two san switch connected to the EVA.
or No down time Require. The user will not access the SAN storage data.

3) total we will require to complete whole process 5 hour's.

Thanks
Sandilyan S


ManojR
Occasional Advisor

Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi Sandilyan,

Thanks for your response...

Will it take 5 hrs per SAN switch??

Please provide the process also if you have.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Manoj
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

The documentation says it can take up to 30 minutes per upgrade, but I've seen it go much quicker.

Use the "firmwareshow" command to make sure the new release has been stored on both partitions.

swd77:admin> firmwareshow
Primary partition: v4.4.0b
Secondary Partition: v4.4.0b
swd77:admin>
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sandilyan
Advisor

Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi manoj,

I am given maximum 5 hour to complete process . Per firmware update it take 30 minutes .


If any happen you want revert back also . That time it take time.

Thanks
Sandilyan S
sreekanthtm
Trusted Contributor
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Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi,

Your san switch should be in n/w
There should be an ftp Server, and copy the switch firmware to that server.

admin > firmwaredownload
This will take you through the complete process. The command will ask you,
1. Server IP
2. User name
3. Firmware file name (full path/*.plist)
4. Protocol (ftp/rshd)-- Select ftp
5. password

admin > firmwaredownloadstatus
>> To show whether the last firmware download was succesful.

Admin> firmwareshow
>> To show the firmware level
Admin > firmwarecommit
>> This comnd is to make the changes permenantly. This command to be exicute only if you are selecting "No" while "firmwaredownload" prompt you for firmware commit.

Go through the attached doc for more understanding of firmware upgrade.

Rgds,
Sreekanth
ManojR
Occasional Advisor

Re: process to upgrade Brocade 4100 silkworm SAN switch firmware from 5.2.1b

Hi Sreekanth,

Thanks... its Done...

Thanks to all... who replied on this thread....