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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-12-2011

upgrading fabric

Hello, we have a pair of SW5000 core switches with sw4424 edge devices.  We just recieved a quote to replace our cores with 6510 switches.  Will our 4424 switches be compatible and successfully converge?  I have been searching all over for some kind of compatibility matrix but no luck.



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Posts: 5,620
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: upgrading fabric


you are in wrong place, please post in the future such question in correct forum

Back to you question, 4424 supported only FOS 6.2.x higher release are not supported.

I have here Brocade 200 ( Support same FOS release as 4424 ) ISL to Brocade 8000 with FOS 7.1.1 and work fine, details about supported FOS are listed as well in FOS Release Notes.

TH24_B_8000_FAB4:admin> fabricshow -membership

Switch ID     Name          ENET IP Addr     FC Router      FC Router

                                             IP Addr     Name


121: fffc79 TH24_B_200E_1_FAB4

180: fffcb4 TH24_B_8000_FAB4

The Fabric has 2 switches


Frequent Contributor
Posts: 177
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: upgrading fabric

I have moved your discussion thread to the Fibre Channel Forum as that will be the best place to get your question answered. Thank you for using Brocade Communities! Cheers, Grace Chang Global Community Manager

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