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FOS Upgrade from 5.2.1b

Good day to you all..

I have just gone to a clients site and they are on FOS 5.2.1b on 3800 switches...

What is the correct upgrade procedure to get them to at least 6.0.x version ??

Do I have to include ALL the increments from 5.2.1b , IE 5.3.0 , 5.3.0a , 5.3.0b , 5.3.0c etc etc all the way up ??

I have never seen a site that is SO SO back in FOS levels :-((

Any help will no doubt save me a lot of time..



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Re: FOS Upgrade from 5.2.1b

I quote from release notes of 5.3.1c

In addition Fabric OS v5.3.0 does not run on the SilkWorm 2000 series, 3200, 3800 or AP7420.

Hence in my opinion you cannot upgrade it any further.

Also a list of products that can be upgraded to 6.x or later, from the release notes for 6.0.0b.

Product models that can be upgraded to Fabric OS 6.x or later:
• HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch and 4/16 SAN Switch (Brocade 200E)
• HP StorageWorks 4/64 SAN Switch (Brocade 4900)
• HP StorageWorks 400 Multi-protocol Router (Brocade 7500)
• HP StorageWorks 16 Port 4Gb Blade (FC4-16)
• HP StorageWorks 32 Port 4Gb Blade (FC4-32)
• B-Series MP Router Blade (Brocade FR4-18i Blade)
• HP StorageWorks 4/48 SAN Director Blade (FC4-48)
• HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32 (Brocade 4100)
• HP StorageWorks 4/32B SAN Switch (Brocade 5000)
• HP StorageWorks 4/256 SAN Director (Brocade 48000 Director)
• HP StorageWorks B-series iSCSI Director Blade (Brocade FC4-16IP) compatible with the 4/256
SAN Director model only running Fabric OS 6.x or later at the time of this document’s release.
• Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem (Brocade 4012)
• Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem (Brocade 4024)
The best place to look for the information you asked for are the release notes for respective FOS versions.
Hope this helps.
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Re: FOS Upgrade from 5.2.1b

Hi bijukrishnan ,

Thank you for that answer.. Well that leaves them in the position of moving to newer switches that we have also indicated...

Now we just have to see the colour of their money !!!!

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Re: FOS Upgrade from 5.2.1b

Hi mtyrrell3

Yup thats the way to go if this SAN is still critical to your customer. If I remember it right, the 3800 switch is end of life since 2009.

If you have not other questions, please mark the thread as answered.


Biju Krishnan




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