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  • 1.  Firmware Update

    Posted 03-09-2018 07:14 AM



    Just wondering if somebody could give me some clarification, im trying to upgrade the firmware on my Broadcom 300 FC Switch, currently is has v5.0.1b and im trying to go to v6.2.0b


    When i upload the firmware i get an error stating "Firmware directory structure is not compatible"


    Am i right in thinking i cant go from v5 to v6 and thats why im getting this error?


    If thats the case does anyone know were i can get v5 firmware files please?




  • 2.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-09-2018 07:44 AM
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    --->>>....on my Broadcom 300 FC Switch.....


    I assume you have Brocade 200 Switch and not 300. The 300 was launched with FOS 6.0.0 and not 5.x


    and Yes, you cannot upgrade in One step from 5.0.1b to 6.x


    you need first to upgrade to 5.1.x -> 5.2x. -> 5.3.x


    the procede as descripted in Target Path guide - attached -


    6.2.2g is the latest supported Rel. on Brocade 200



  • 3.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-09-2018 07:52 AM

    Many thanks for your reply, i was actually under the impression it was a 300 but its at another site so im not able to view it right now, i do have a serial number if that would tell you?


    It currently has v5.0.1b firmware installed and im trying to upgrade it, where would i get the firmware v5.2 -> v5.3 etc etc ?




  • 4.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-09-2018 07:59 AM



    do a login as admin trough telnet executeed the command "switchshow"


    and post the line "SwitchType"


    again, you need to update first to 5.1.x -> 5.2.x -> 5.3.x


    those steps are mandatory before you can upgrade to 6.x


  • 5.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 02:22 AM



    Many thanks for getting back to me, the output from the switchshow gives me 27.2


    I appreciate i need to go to 5.1 etc, but im not able to download the firmware as on the Broadcom page it starts at V6, is there an archive for the older firmware versions so i can download them?




  • 6.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 02:46 AM



    switch type 27.2 is neither Brocade 300 nor 200, this is a Old 2Gb Brocade 3250 and is supported only till FOS 5.3.x, higher release are not supported.


    Old FOS preview as 6.2.x are not longer available for Download due End of Support.


  • 7.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 02:58 AM

    Thanks for your reply, so im basically stuck on v5.0.1 with no ability to download 5.2 or 5.3 ?


    Im getting a no_sync from this switch to my SAN, could this be that my SAN does not support the switch then?


  • 8.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:10 AM



    3250 is very old, was launched 2004.


    --->>>Im getting a no_sync from this switch to my SAN,


    what you want to connect ?


    is the 3250 connected to another switch ? = ISL


    if yes, is a Fabric license installed ?


    is the switch correct configured ?


  • 9.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:17 AM
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    Thanks for your reply, this system has been inherited unfortunatly so i appreciate this must be an old switch, they look the same so i didnt really take much notice of versions.


    Im trying to connect 4 poweredge servers (which seem to be fine) and a Powervault MD3800 SAN (which has no_sync)


    When im running a swichshow on port 5 and 6 im getting a No_Sync messge (which is the SAN)


    at the moment i just need the switch to be able to sync with the SAN, ill then need to look at alternatives regarding fibre switches.




  • 10.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:21 AM



    AFAIK, Powervault MD3800 is 16Gb Storage, and foir this reason you cannot connect to 2Gb switch


  • 11.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:23 AM

    So i would need to purchase two new fibre switches?  What is the available model now after the 300


  • 12.  Re: Firmware Update
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:28 AM



    correct, you need NEW Switches.


    6505 is 16Gb but I would suggest to G610 is 32Gb Gen6 as latest available model and work fine with Powervault MD3800


  • 13.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:30 AM

    Antonio many thanks for your help and patience, it is very much appreciated, i will contact our supplier and get a G610 ordered for replacement.


  • 14.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:33 AM

  • 15.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:36 AM



    BTW, I forgot to mention check the Powervault MD3800 is ready for FC.


    AFAIK, those Storage are available with several connectivity, FC, FCoE and iSCSI



  • 16.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:38 AM

    This MD was previously connect via fibre before it was moved to the DR location, but ill keep that in mind many thanks


  • 17.  Re: Firmware Update

    Posted 03-12-2018 03:50 AM

    well, don´t confused "fibre" as pysical cable and Fibre as Protocol = FC


    if the Powervault MD3800 is a "i" Model then is ready for iSCSI, "f" Model is FC