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Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

  • 1.  Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 06:16 AM

    Hello,

     

    We plan to upgrade the M5424 from FOS 7.0.1 to 7.4.1b. The  Brocade switch is connected in access gateway mode to MDS9509 NX-OS 6.2(3).

     

    I didn't find any interoperability matrix.

     

    May you help me?


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  • 2.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 07:03 AM
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    Sophia,

     

    attached is latest attached matrix May 2016.

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 07:46 AM

    Hi Antonio,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    I didn't find my information in the pdf file.

    the M5424 is in AG mode

     


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  • 4.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 08:37 AM

    Sophia,

     

    is the Cisco a Old MDS 9509 Chassis ? I ask because you wrote ->NX-OS 6.2(3)

     

    last time i worked with Old Cisco MDS, i know with OS 5.x

     

    It show from a new Matrix Guide, that Old MDS as be removed, but if the 5424 is set in AG Mode and on MDS NPIV is configured, then you should be able 99% without a problem in newest FOS Release to Interop with the MDS.

     

    is the 5424 currect in productive environments with the MDS ?

     

     

     


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  • 5.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 08:40 AM

    The M5424 is in a DELL M100 chassis and is connected to our core SAN (MDS9509) in AG mode.

     

    So you validate that FOS 7.4 will be compatible with MDS9509 6.2(3)?


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  • 6.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 09:31 AM

    I'm confident that should work, but cannot give you any warranty.

     

    I would suggest to Uprade one step Release at a time first to 7.1.x and monitoring if all work fine for a couple of day, then proceed with next FOS Release 7.2.x and so on.

     

    If you have a doubt, then open a TAC with Brocade.


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  • 7.  Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

    Posted 06-02-2016 09:43 AM

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I will upgrade only one switch first and check SAN health.

     

    Have a nice day


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