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How TO UPGRADE FOS in FICON/FCIP ENVIRONMENT.

  • 1.  How TO UPGRADE FOS in FICON/FCIP ENVIRONMENT.

    Posted 07-29-2014 06:52 AM

    Hi,

     

    I am new to brocade. I need help to upgrade the FOS on Brocade switches which were connected to Mainframes. We have three sites. SITE A, SITE B, SITE C . Main frames connected with FICON.

     

    SITE A and SITE B are connected and SITE B and SITE C are remotley replicated over FCIP.

     

    we have DCX/DCX-4s in our environment.

     

    I planned to upgrade all the switches on same day. I have BNA 12.1.5 and I know the target path.

     

    My questions are

     

    1. When I am using BNA , do I need to unzip the FOS firmware file before uploading ? What is the case if I use FTP ?

    2. Do I need to reboot the switches which have FCIP or Just restarting the FCIP link ? If it is only FCIP link then how to do it ?

    3. please post the steps to do FOS upgrade using BNA.

     

    Thanks and I appreciate your help .


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