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Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

  • 1.  Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-05-2019 09:43 AM

    Hi everybody,

    Where would I locate documentation surrounding the Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    For my EMC SAN I have target code links we show me what the recommended software is, as well as the % of customers using any given software revision.

    Does such a thing exist? Is it possible ot post the attachment directly here as the website links aren't working correctly for my account (new account  transferred from my.brocade ).

    Thanks in advance and if anyone has any specific advice about software 7.41d and whether there are any major bug fixes in the more recent code releases that  I should be implementing.


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  • 2.  Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-05-2019 10:51 AM

    @vorpalgipants 

     

    First thing, let's get your account back up and running on the new Customer Service Portal.  Please send a note with the email you used when logging into my.brocade.com so they can find and activate your account.   Once that is done, I can reconnect it to your community account.  I noticed this account was crated today so you have a legacy account I'll reconnect.

     

    Please send an email to CSP_Help@broadcom.com" target="_self" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">CSP_Help@broadcom.com and make sure to have them sync me in when your account is restored.

     

    Thanks

     

    Jason

    Community Manager


    #csphelp
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  • 3.  Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-05-2019 11:02 AM


  • 4.  Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-11-2019 10:26 AM

    Hi, 

     

    I've received no response to my email or had any changes made to my account.


    Could someone please direct me to some docmentation around recceomdended software for 5300, 6505, 6520 and 300B switches?

    I'm currently on 7.41D and I need to know if I should be upgrading my switches.

    I'm much more concerned with getting this information than I am with a working account.


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  • 5.  Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-20-2019 05:35 AM

    Hello,

     

    there are avaiable release notes for all switches you mentioned, directly in Brodcom page.

     

    5300 and 300B are 8G so you may go 7.4.2d. Another two are 16Gb so you may go over FOS v8.

     

    All EOL notices are on this page:

    https://www.broadcom.com/support/fibre-channel-networking/eol


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  • 6.  Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

    Posted 02-20-2019 02:20 PM

    5300 and 300 can support upto v7.4.2d.

    6505 and 6520 can support upto v8.2.1b.

     

    Please use below portal for document and software downloads-

    https://portal.broadcom.com/group/support/home

     

    In Product Search, select "FIBER CHANNEL NETWORKING" and in "Keywords" type "Brocade 300" and click "Search" button.


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