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Re: firmware upgrade Brocade 5300

  • 1.  Re: firmware upgrade Brocade 5300

    Posted 03-15-2013 12:59 AM

    Hi Guys,

    May I know when FOS 7.2.0 will release?

    Please also let me know the latest FOS version and upgrade path for the below brocade SAN switrches:

    1. BROCADE 200E (v6.2.2f)

    2. BROCADE 5000  (v6.4.3)
    3. BORCADE 5300  (v6.4.3)



    Tariqul Islam


  • 2.  Re: firmware upgrade Brocade 5300

    Posted 03-18-2013 10:58 AM

    Greetings tariqul.islam.  Brocade has not announced FOS 7.2 as of yet so there is nothing public to share.  Now regarding your 'target path' question, here is the breakdown:

    • For FOS v6.2... it is v6.2.2f
    • For FOS v6.4... it is v6.4.2a

    The above is the Brocade recommend firmware level for each of the major releases. 

    Notes on FOS v6.2:

    • Should only be used for the Brocade 200E and 4G embedded switch platforms that are not supported with later Brocade FOS major release levels.

    Notes on FOS v6.4:

    • Supported for both Open Systems and FICON environments.
    • For units running in Access Gateway mode utilizing F_Port trunking, Brocade FOS v6.3.2d should be used. For more detailed information, refer to the section following this table that describes the F_Port trunking issue.
    • For the Brocade Encryption Switch or Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade in a Brocade DCX® chassis, use Brocade FOS v6.4.2b instead of v6.4.2a.