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ISL & Firmware

  • 1.  ISL & Firmware

    Posted 10-23-2019 01:54 PM
    Am planning for Inter Fabric connection to Existing DCX8510. ( ISL 8510 to 6500B )
    My Current Firmware on 8510 is below
    Switch Name:admin> version
    Fabric OS: v8.1.1a
    As i know is, need to upgrade same version on new 6500B before connecting ISL but am not able to locate the correct version of firmware to download or is Fabric OS: v8.1.1a compatible on 6500B ? if not which one i need to install before get ISL connected ? 

  • 2.  RE: ISL & Firmware

    Posted 10-24-2019 02:41 AM
    Edited by Antonio Bongiorno 10-24-2019 02:42 AM

    both, 8510 and 65xx Family are Gen5 Switches and use the same FOS package, there is no difference.​

    for details about, refer the FOS Target Upgrade path and FOS Release Notes.

    It is suggested to use the same FOS Version/Revision in the same Fabric, but is not mandatory, see Chapter interoperability in the Release Notes for details.


  • 3.  RE: ISL & Firmware

    Posted 10-24-2019 04:46 PM
    Thanks a lot.
    My new switch came with v8.0.2c, I need to take this to v8.1.1a.