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Innovaatik
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Registered: ‎07-02-2008

Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Hi,

currently we have a Fabric OS 5.3.0. Is there a 6.x release for this switch and where can I download it?

Thanks,

Jargo

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Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Innovatiik,

yes, it is available FabOS v6.1.x or higher, see Release Notes is attached.

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YannDupont
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Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Hello, I have the same problem.

As far as I can see, 5.3 -> 6.1 is not recommanded, and this upgrade is disruptive.

4424 is supported up to 6.2, but there is a missing firmware beetween 5.3 and 6.1, that is a 6.0 version to make a non disruptive upgrade...

Is there a 6.0 firmware somewhere supporting 4424 ?

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SAN-AB
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Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Hi,

can you provide the switch type (the internal number from switchshow command)?

On the IBM web site you can find FOS 6.0 releases. But I do not know if the 4424 is included in the package.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003220

I hope this helps, if not let me know.

Andreas

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YannDupont
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Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Hi, thanks for your answer,

SW4424:admin> switchshow
switchName:    SW4424
switchType:    61.0

I have several 6.0 (.0/.1/2) firmwares (coming from dell, hp, emc...). None seems to support 4424. 6.1 and 6.2 supports the 4424.

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Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

As fair as I remeber, for the Blade 4424 was FOS Package 6.x.x_DEL available, but I'm not sure about the exact release.

AFAIK, GA = General Available FOS 6.0.x Release are not supported for 4424

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SAN-AB
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Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

Yes the normal package which I have from FOS 6.0  does not have the code for 61.0 included.

Sometime the releasenotes have some typos but not in this case.

Sorry,

Andreas

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YannDupont
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Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

my DELL pro support just gives me a 6.0.0 release, but switch model 61 is not supported in this release.

Will send you your comment.

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Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

YannDupont,

FOS 6.1.0_del was available for M5424 Blade and is not compatible with 4424.

Preview release was 5.3.0_emb

Both Release notes are attached here.

I found this info, a Single OEM FOS Package 6.0.x is available from DELL for the 4424 Blade Switch.

.

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YannDupont
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Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: Brocade 4424 (for Dell Blade) Fabric OS

So far Dell support in france don't seems to know the existance of this OEM 6.0_dell firmware. Will try to obtain it. Thanks for your answer.

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