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Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

Hi Techies,

We have a brocade VDX 6730 switch and it has two different firmware in it's two partitions. When tried to install NOS 4.X it failed with the following error message:

"Cannot download the requested firmware because the firmware doesnot support this platform. Please enter another firmware path."

Seems we need to upgrade to NOX 3.X and then 4.X but it has two different firmware in both partitions.

Here is the output from the switch firmware details:

sw0# show version

Network Operating System Software
Network Operating System Version: 3.0.1
Copyright (c) 1995-2012 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Firmware name:      3.0.1b
Build Time:         01:56:11 Jul  2, 2013
Install Time:       17:39:28 Feb 24, 2015
Kernel:             2.6.34.6
BootProm:           2.2.0
Control Processor:  e500v2 with 2048 MB of memory

Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions
------------------------------------------
NOS      3.0.1b/2.1.1

Please advise the upgrade path (alternative way) and also guide where I can download NOS 3.X. It is not listed on My Brocade download options.

Thanks,

Suneet

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

Sineet,

 

it show as the firmware upgrade as be made without auto commit.

 

you have here two opition, install 3.0.1b in secondary partition, or:

 

or use the "firmware commit" command

 

for details refer the command reference manuals.

 

Description

Use this command to copy the firmware image from the primary partition to the secondary
partition. This command is effective only after a firmware download (with auto-commit mode
disabled) and a reboot.

 

About Upgrade path, see follow details from Rel. Notes 41.3

 

Recommended Migration Paths for Brocade Network OS v4.1.x
Switches operating with earlier versions of Brocade Network OS, including Brocade Network OS v2.1.X, should first be upgraded to Brocade Network OS v3.0.1b, then to 4.0.1 and then to Brocade Network OS v4.1.x.
Considerations and Limitations:

 

Upgrading from Brocade Network OS v3.x
Firmware upgrade is supported for all VDX6730/VDX6720/VDX6710 TOR and VDX8770 chassis platforms.
Switches operating with earlier versions of Brocade Network OS, including Brocade Network OS v3.x, should first be upgraded to 4.0.1 and then to Brocade Network OS v4.1.x
This upgrade doesn’t apply to VDX6740 TOR based platform, as VDX6740 does not support versions below NOS4.0.0

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

Antonio,

 

Thank you so much for your reply. Could you please provide me the download link for NOS 3.0.1b.

 

Thanks and regards,

 

Suneet

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

3.0.1b is already installed.

 

you need simple as mentioned inmy preview answer to start a commit.

 

Additional, for download you have to contact Brocade Support.

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

Hi,

 

Now after using firmware commit command, it shows same NOS 3.0.1b on both the partitions but while upgrading the firmware to NOS 4.X it display error message.

 

here is the details

 

sw0# firmware download interactive
Server name or IP address: x.x.x.x
File name: /home/sunmeher/VDX6730/Firmware/nos4.0.1_bbd
Protocol (ftp, scp): ftp
User: xxxxxxx
Password: ********
Reboot system after download? [y/n]:y
Do Auto-Commit after Reboot? [y/n]:y
Cannot download the requested firmware because the firmware doesn't support this platform. Please enter another firmware path.

sw0# show version all-partitions

Network Operating System Software
Network Operating System Version: 3.0.1
Copyright (c) 1995-2012 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Firmware name:      3.0.1b
Build Time:         01:56:11 Jul  2, 2013
Install Time:       17:39:28 Feb 24, 2015
Kernel:             2.6.34.6
BootProm:           2.2.0
Control Processor:  e500v2 with 2048 MB of memory

Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions
------------------------------------------
NOS      3.0.1b
         3.0.1b

sw0#

 

Please help.

 

Thanks again for all your help.

 

Suneet

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

can you tell me the exact NOS Package Release 4.x you try to install, and exact packege size in MB ?

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

Thank you so much for your swift reply..

 

I tried the following three packages under Download > Ethernet Fabric Switches

 

Network OS v4.0.1 bbd for Windows (zip 224.98MB
Network OS v4.0.1 bbd1 for Windows(zip 224.58MB)
Network OS v4.0.0 bbd for Windows(zip 224.55MB)

 

but still the same error.

 

Thanks you for your help

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

where you get this package ?

 

this Package is OEM / Customer specific and support ONLY!!!! VDX-2740

 

for this simple reason you get the error:

 

Cannot download the requested firmware because the firmware doesn't support this platform.

Please enter another firmware path.

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

thanks again...

 

could you please help me with the download link for the NOS 4.X

 

 

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Re: Brocade VDX 6730 firmware NOS 2.1.1 to NOS 4.1.3

As saied, for download you have to contact Brocade Support.

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