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Registered: ‎09-13-2012

Brocade 300 firmware upgrade to 7.0.x fails

Hi,

We have an IBM SAN24B-4 (Brocade 300) FC switch which I am trying to upgrade to the latest firmware level.

Can anyone please give some input on what may be wrong?

I first did a successful upgrade to version 6.4.3b through DCFM Pro 10.4.5, but when I try to load the v7.0.1b firmware into the repository, it fails with error "firmware import operation failed".

- I have checked the MD5 of the v7.0.1b.zip , and it is correct.

- I have tried to upgrade the firmware through the web interface directly on the switch with FTP, it fails

- I have also tried to upgrade through command line, which also fails.

Here is a dump of what happens when I try to upgrade via command line:

AE-FC_SW1:admin> firmwaredownload

Server Name or IP Address: 172.29.1.44

User Name: admin

File Name: /v7.0.1b

Network Protocol(1-auto-select, 2-FTP, 3-SCP, 4-SFTP) : 2

Password:

Server IP: 172.29.1.44, Protocol IPv4

Checking system settings for firmwaredownload...

System settings check passed.

You can run firmwaredownloadstatus to get the status

of this command.

This command will cause a warm/non-disruptive boot but will

require that existing telnet, secure telnet or SSH sessions

be restarted.

Do you want to continue (Y/N) : y

Firmware is being downloaded to the switch. This step may take up to 30 minutes.

Preparing for firmwaredownload...

Start to install packages...

dir                         ##################################################

ldconfig                    ##################################################

glibc                       ##################################################

glibc-linuxthreads          ##################################################

bash                        ##################################################

readline                    ##################################################

terminfo                    ##################################################

termcap                     ##################################################

RPM fetch failed: Wait 10 seconds before retry.

Attempt 2 of 4 time(s)...

RPM fetch failed: Wait 20 seconds before retry.

Attempt 3 of 4 time(s)...

RPM fetch failed: Wait 40 seconds before retry.

Attempt 4 of 4 time(s)...

Firmware download failed - Failed to download RPM package. Please check if the firmware image is accessible. (0x15)

Aborting firmwaredownload now.

Firmwarecommit has started on the local CP. Please use firmwaredownloadstatus and firmwareshow to see the firmware status.

AE-FC_SW1:admin> Validating the filesystem ...

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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Brocade 300 firmware upgrade to 7.0.x fails

DCFM not support FOS 7.x

You need BNA - support FOS 7.x - to do firmwaredownload trough Firmware Repository.

Alternate trough command line.

TechHelp24
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-13-2012

Re: Brocade 300 firmware upgrade to 7.0.x fails

I upgraded to BNA 11.2.0 and the firmware import for v7.0.1b was successful. After the import of the firmware, the upgrade was also a success.

Thanks!

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-07-2011

Re: Brocade 300 firmware upgrade to 7.0.x fails

Are the license key the same for both DCFM and BNA or do I need to purchase a new license to run BNA 11.2

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