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Registered: ‎02-05-2019

Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

Hi everybody,

Where would I locate documentation surrounding the Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

For my EMC SAN I have target code links we show me what the recommended software is, as well as the % of customers using any given software revision.

Does such a thing exist? Is it possible ot post the attachment directly here as the website links aren't working correctly for my account (new account  transferred from my.brocade ).

Thanks in advance and if anyone has any specific advice about software 7.41d and whether there are any major bug fixes in the more recent code releases that  I should be implementing.

Community Manager
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Registered: ‎03-03-2014

Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

@vorpalgipants 

 

First thing, let's get your account back up and running on the new Customer Service Portal.  Please send a note with the email you used when logging into my.brocade.com so they can find and activate your account.   Once that is done, I can reconnect it to your community account.  I noticed this account was crated today so you have a legacy account I'll reconnect.

 

Please send an email to CSP_Help@broadcom.com and make sure to have them sync me in when your account is restored.

 

Thanks

 

Jason

Community Manager

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Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

Thanks, I've emailed.

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Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

Hi, 

 

I've received no response to my email or had any changes made to my account.


Could someone please direct me to some docmentation around recceomdended software for 5300, 6505, 6520 and 300B switches?

I'm currently on 7.41D and I need to know if I should be upgrading my switches.

I'm much more concerned with getting this information than I am with a working account.

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Registered: ‎04-04-2018

Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

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Hello,

 

there are avaiable release notes for all switches you mentioned, directly in Brodcom page.

 

5300 and 300B are 8G so you may go 7.4.2d. Another two are 16Gb so you may go over FOS v8.

 

All EOL notices are on this page:

https://www.broadcom.com/support/fibre-channel-networking/eol

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.

Marian Bezeg
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Registered: ‎01-29-2019

Re: Recommended Software For Brocade 5300 6505 6520 and 300B FC Switches?

5300 and 300 can support upto v7.4.2d.

6505 and 6520 can support upto v8.2.1b.

 

Please use below portal for document and software downloads-

https://portal.broadcom.com/group/support/home

 

In Product Search, select "FIBER CHANNEL NETWORKING" and in "Keywords" type "Brocade 300" and click "Search" button.

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