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firmware question - adding switch to existing fabric

  • 1.  firmware question - adding switch to existing fabric

    Posted 04-04-2014 06:35 AM

    Hi

    Can someone help, when adding a new switch to an existing FC fabric is the recommendation that the switches should both be on the same level of firmware ?

     

    our current switches are running 6.4.3 and the new switch is running 7.20a

     

    our plan is to upgrade the existing 6.4.3 switches to 7.20a but is this necessary ?

     

    Thanks


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  • 2.  Re: firmware query - adding switch to existing fabric

    Posted 04-05-2014 04:19 AM

    Necessary perhaps not, but it could be recommended to upgrade anyway.

    It all depends on which models you are using and what the vendor matrix suggests you should have


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  • 3.  Re: firmware query - adding switch to existing fabric

    Posted 04-10-2014 09:09 AM

    If you're planning to update the existing switches soon (in a couple of weeks) to FOS 7.x i personally would leave the new switch at the 7.x firmware. Its recommended/best practice to have all switches in a fabric running the same FOS version. 

    FYI you can only upgrade 8G switches to FOS v7.x.


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