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Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

FTP is not allowed in our company. So, my only option is SCP. I can use the SFTP also as an option but only after reaching 7.x version.
Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

hi Vivek,

 

In FOS package there are 2 zip files , one is FOS which contains images for all supported swicthes , the second file

contains 3CDaemon software for Windows

That 3CDaemon acts as locally FTP service.

After proper configuration  you will be very easy to upgrade firmware on switch and that's the best way to do that

As I remember for SCP there's software WinSCP which should work well.

see that link:  http://www.guldmyr.com/blog/brocade-san-switch-firmware-upgrades/

 

rgds,

Robert

 

Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

Hi Robert, I wish i can use any kind of FTP feature :( Any kind of FTP request will be dropped on the way as FTP is blocked by firewall. I will try my hand on Winscp to see if i will have some success with it.
Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

Hi Vivek,

 

Well , you can do small work-around:

I presume you know switch all IP details , so...you can use some switch even home class (linksys,dlink) and setup network in such way so you wouldn't have to change ip on switch , then just assign proper ip on laptop so you could ping switch , then use Brocade 3CDaemon tool ;) , am not saying it's good solution but it will work however I don't know what will your manager say for that

 

Rgds,

Robert

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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

I agree with Robert, if scp fails, the fastest way would be to connect directly to each switch and upgrade it via ftp. There shouldn't be any security problem since you would not be using the corporate network.

Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

Hey Guys, Thx for your valuable replies over the Christmas period :) The issue is that i am located in remote location so it will be hard to arrange direct connection to switch via a local network switch. And total switch count is around 100 which i need to upgrade. Previous employees were a bit slow with upgrades :) I am wasting my lot of time with scp issue and still didn't reach to some solution. I guess i will try a bit more and if no success i will go with my plan B (vendor help). All switches are under vendor support and they are able to come onsite to upgrade it. I just didn't consider this plan B from very beginning as i wanted to do the upgrades by myself. For the moment, wish you all a Happy New Year :)
Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

The answer is likley that you need to have both CP's hooked up to the network in the same subnet and both need to have access to your SCP server. Otherwise you'll have to do it one-by-one with the -s parameter.

 

Secondly, be aware that firmware maintenance is a customer responsibility. Vendors are not obligated to maintain this side of the fence unless it is explicitly mentioned in the support-contract. (of which I'm sure around 99.9% isn't).

 

Thirdly the 48K does not support FOS 7.x so 6.4.x is your latest option.

 

Hope this helps.

Anonymous
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

Hi Erwin, First, I tried the upgrade for switch which is in same subnet like my SCP server but still no success. Both CP's have ip addresses assigned from same subnet. Second, in my case, i am bit lucky with support contract :). Its premium support so they will do FOS upgrade also. Third, you are correct with supported FOS version for 48000. I just overlooked on this piece. Anyway, this switch is running on 5.x so it has to go till 6.4.
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Re: Issues with Brocade FOS upgrade

I had a similar issue with scp. I had to configure ftp in our test and development and that worked but scp still didn't.

 

Funny thing was that scp worked a couple of months earlier so I looked into /etc/ssh/sshd_config (Linux).

 

If You change these:

 

# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!
PasswordAuthentication yes
PermitEmptyPasswords yes

 

and restart sshd, scp works again...

 

Rgds, MiikaP

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