12-06-2011 08:13 AM
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 ?
12-06-2011 12:50 PM
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.
I hope this helps, if not let me know.
12-08-2011 06:13 AM
Hi, thanks for your answer,
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.
12-08-2011 06:38 AM
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
12-08-2011 06:41 AM
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.
12-09-2011 05:53 AM
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.