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  • 1.  FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-04-2018 03:57 PM
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    Hi all!

     

    I'm a newbie with SAN infrastructure and I need an advice.

     

    I have a HP BladeSystem with HPE SAN Switch (also known as Brocade 300 integrated) with FOS v7.0.1a. We bought a new Brocade SN6000, FOS v8.x.x. As I've read in FOS v8 release note the compatibility is only with FOS v7.3.1 or later. Well, I assume that I have to upgrade my HPE SAN Switch at least that v7.3.1 or v7.4.2c (last release for this product). Plus, to do that I'll need to follow these upgrade steps: 7.1.2b > 7.2.1g > 7.3.2a > 7.4.2c.

     

    All my assumptions are right?

     

    Thank you!


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  • 2.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-04-2018 09:19 PM

    @bcarvalho

     

    Upgrade Path to Brocade for Open Systems Environments

     

    FOS 7.1.1a/b/c -> FOS 7.2.1g -> FOS 7.3.1d/e -> FOS 7.4.2a1/c

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-05-2018 07:28 AM

    Hi Tech,

     

    When do you say FOS 7.1.1a/b/c means that could be any a/b/c version, right?

     

    And about the compatibility, what I've read is correct, to use both switches I need to upgrade HPE SAN Switch?

     

    thank you so much for your reply.

     


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  • 4.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-05-2018 07:35 AM

    @bcarvalho

     

    yes, you can unse any version a/b or c as suggested by brocade

     

    but I'm not sure what you mean here:

     

    ->.....to use both switches I need to upgrade HPE SAN Switch?

     

    can you please clarify ?

     

     


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  • 5.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-05-2018 07:41 AM

    I'm mean:

     

    HPe SAN Switch FOS: FOS v7.0.1a compatible with SN6000 FOS v8.x.x. 


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  • 6.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.
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    Posted 07-05-2018 07:51 AM

    @bcarvalho

     

    FOS 8.x required at latest FOS 7.3.1 or higher relase in order to interoperate in the same fabric


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  • 7.  Re: FOS Compatibility and Upgrade Path recommendation.

    Posted 07-05-2018 08:26 AM

    Great! that's what I want to know. 

     

    Thank you Tech!


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