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Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

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  • 1.  Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

    Posted 10-20-2015 05:00 AM

    Hi,

     

    I have an old McData Sphereon 4500 fabric switch (serial T2001742) with v5.02 firmware. Is it possible to upgrade to v6 or v7 ? and where can I download the firmware from as this switch is no longer officially supported.

     

    Thanks


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  • 2.  Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

    Posted 10-20-2015 06:45 AM

    M-Series Switches are EOL and EOS, FW are no longer available for download.


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  • 3.  Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

    Posted 10-20-2015 07:47 AM

    Thanks Antonio.

     

    Thats unfortunate, do you think there is much chance of me finding the firmware elsewhere, maybe somebody has a copy they can send me? or is it tied into the serial number?

     

    Assuming I get the firmware is it even possible to do the upgrade on this switch from v5.02 to v7


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  • 4.  Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade
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    Posted 10-20-2015 08:28 AM

    Hi,

     

    --->>>...or is it tied into the serial number? No it is not, the FW Package is a Universal Bin File, 4400, 4500, 4700, 6064 and 6140

     

    --->>>...is it even possible to do the upgrade on this switch from v5.02 to v7

     

    in order to Upgrade from 5.x to 7.x or higher MC-DATA 4500 was supported till Release 9.9.9 , you need the 6.x Package.

    it was supported distruptive FW between more release, but to be honest I don't remember if such a Upgrade was supported from 5.x to 7.x, with other word if you start the Upgrade get a risk that the Firmware Upgrade become corrupted, and the switch is useless.

     

    I would suggest you try to search in Google, i.e. by HP the switches was called M-Series Switches, but I'm not sure if the download is longer available.

     

     


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  • 5.  Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

    Posted 10-21-2015 12:05 AM