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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

 
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Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

I'm having an issue trying to update the firmware for our SAN switch. Here's the process I go through on the terminal session:

SANSWAN10:admin>firemwaredownload
Server Name or IP Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
User Name: xxxxx
File Name: /v6.2.0e_upgrade/release.plist
Network Protocol(1-auto-select, 2-FTP, 3-SCP) [1]: 2
Password:
Checking system settings for firmwaredownload...
Protocol selected: FTP
Trying address-->AF_INET IP: 209.188.93.8, flags : 2
The server is inaccessible or firmware path is invalid. Please make sure the server name or IP address, the user/password and the firmware path are valid. If SCP is selected, SSH server must support password authentication.

I'm trying to update from v5.3.0 The firmware file is under the root directory, so I'm at my wits end as to how to resolve this issue. Any help would be great.
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

did you try \v6.2.0e_upgrade\release.plist ?

(vs. /v6.2.0e_upgrade/release.plist )


Also, since you are at 5.3.x... you will need to upgrade to 6.0.x first, then move on to 6.2.x

You can not jump more that 2 revisions when upgrading.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

From the release notes:

Upgrading to Fabric OS 6.0.0b is only allowed from Fabric OS 5.3.x. (6.0.0c is a special upgrade version, only meant to be used in between firmware upgrades)

Upgrading to Fabric OS 6.1.1d is allowed only from Fabric OS 6.0.0b

Upgrading to Fabric OS 6.2.2b is allowed only from Fabric OS 6.1.0a or later. (see page 22 in the release notes for 6.2.2b)

On the switch, can you ping the IP address of the FTP-server? Are they on the same subnet? If not, do you have default gateway set?
If you do not see the login-commands on the ftp-server that means you do not have the network settings right.

6.0.0c is not publicly available but you would have to contact HP support to get the firmware.
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

Hello all, i think first of all you have to upgrade step-by-step to the latest version.
your problem with the upgrade i think mis the root folder of your ftp server.
make root path the directory of the firmware level eg. v6.3.0c , and in the fc switch give as file name the directory name v6.3.0c
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

With the newer versions you should try

File Name: /v6.2.0e_upgrade/

but you need to go step-by-step

6.0.x
6.1.x
6.2.x
etc.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

Thanks for the replies, I've downloaded the V6.0.1 firmware, but now I'm having an issue trying to get the folder on the FTP server, keep getting an access denied error. Now I've got to fix this problem before I can try to update the firmware.
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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

try to input "/" in filename

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Re: Upgrading Firmware on StorageWorks 4/8 SAN switch

Is there a firewall either between or on the FTP server that is blocking the switch?

Can you try accessing the FTP server from somewhere else using an interactive FTP client?


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