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Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

Can anyone advise where the latest firmware for the Dell M8428-k Converged chassis switch can be obtained from ?

 

A search on Dell's site throws up some release notes for version Fabric OS v6.4.3_dcb4 but I've been unable to find the corresponding firmware download on either the Brocade or Dell sites.

 

http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_networking/esuprt_net_blade_intercnts/dell-m8428-k_release%20notes4_en-us.pdf

 

A similar post suggests that firmware is available on the IBM site, and I have found some software there, but not the latest...

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

with FOS 6.4.3_dcb4, you are on latest release.

 

no other release is available for this switch.

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

BTW.

 

you can get the required FOS ONLY trough DELL Specific Lasso Firmware Update, with a valid DELL TAG number.

 

Lasso must be installed and configured on the Blade Center where the M8428 is installed.

 

Additional, assume you should find IBM Image, I would suggest to don't upgrade the Switch with OEM FOS, because for this Blade the FOS is OEM Specific a propietary and you get a risk that the Management Module on Blade Center cannot recognize the Switch.

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

Thanks for the pointer to the Lasso software - I'd not come across that before.


I've got that installed now and whilst I can see that it's interrogating the switches and chassis, I can't see anywhere obvious where it downloads firmware.

 

Would that only be available for devices with a valid Dell warranty/support contract ?

 

Thanks,
Rob

 

 

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

Rob,

 

->Would that only be available for devices with a valid Dell warranty/support contract ?

 

I think yes, because for the most DELL plattfoms download from FW is only available with active maintenance contract.

 

what FOS Release is installed in the blade ?

 

are you at 6.3 or 6.4.x ?

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

I'm currently on v6.3.1_dcb

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Re: Firmware for Dell M8428-k chassis switch ?

Rob,

 

Is the blade under maintenance ? And if No, did you try with DELL Support ?

 

otherwise send me all the Info Serial and TAG Number by email - see my profile -  I'll try for you by DELL.

 

 

 

 

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