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  • 1.  Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-14-2017 02:50 AM

    Hello Gurus,

     

    I am looking for an upgrade path for my Brocade FC switches to the latest supported version. The current version is:

    Fabric OS (swd77)
    Fabos Version 5.3.0

     

    cpu        : 440GP Rev. C
    revision    : 4.129 (pvr 4012 0481)
    bogomips    : 499.71
    machine        : Brocade Silkworm440

    Regards


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  • 2.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-14-2017 12:17 PM

    I assume this is a Brocade 200e switch which latest version is FOS 6.2.2g.

     

    So your upgrade path could be 5.3.0 - > 6.0.1a - > 6.1.2c - > 6.2.2g. Non Disruptive.

     

    TL


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  • 3.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-15-2017 10:34 AM
    Thanks Thomas! Much appreciated.
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  • 4.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-14-2017 02:03 PM

    as fair as I remeber, 440GP CPU was built-in in the Brocade 4100 and 4900

     

    both are supported by latest FOS v6.4.3h

     

    log as admin on the CLI, in "switchshow" command you find a line SwitchType and post here the result.


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  • 5.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-15-2017 09:49 AM

    Hi Antonio,

     

    Here is the output.

     

    swd77 login: admin
    Password:
    Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
    Use Control-C to exit or press 'Enter' key to proceed.

    Password was not changed. Will prompt again at next login
    until password is changed.
    swd77:admin> switchshow
    switchName:    swd77
    switchType:    34.0
    switchState:    Online   
    switchMode:    Native
    switchRole:    Principal
    switchDomain:    1
    switchId:    fffc01
    switchWwn:    10:00:00:05:1e:56:6a:a5
    zoning:        OFF
    switchBeacon:    OFF

    Area Port Media Speed State     Proto
    =====================================
      0   0   id    N4   Online           F-Port  xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
      1   1   id    N4   Online           F-Port  xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
      2   2   id    N4   Online           F-Port  3 NPIV public
      3   3   id    N4   Online           F-Port  2 NPIV public
      4   4   id    N4   Online           F-Port  xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
      5   5   id    N4   Online           F-Port  4 NPIV public
      6   6   id    N4   Online           F-Port  2 NPIV public

     

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  • 6.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version
    Best Answer

    Posted 06-15-2017 10:31 AM

    @rianui2

     

    SwitchType 34 is the brocade 200E, and supported as Thomas mention till FOS 6.2.2

     

    keep in mind you need to do intermediate Upgrade Step, recommended upgrade path is

     

    From 5.3 >FOS v6.0.0c >FOS v6.1.2c >FOS v6.2.2g

     

    be aware, you cannot upgrade in one step from 5.3 to 6.2 and is not supported !


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  • 7.  Re: Silkworm 440 FOS 5.3.0 upgrade path to the latest version

    Posted 06-15-2017 10:36 AM

    Thank you Antonio,

     

    I will get the FOS bundles and plan for this upgrade.

    Thank you once again!

     

    Regards,


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