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Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5470 Switch Firmware Upgrade to FOS 7.4.1c

Hi,

 

We are Planning to Firmware Upgrade for firsttime on Brocade 5300 and 5470 models.

We have 2  Brocade 5300 Principal switches

And 4 Brocade 5470 Subordinate switches

Brocade 5300 Current Version FOS :     6.4.2a

Brocade 5470 Current Version FOS :     6.4.2b4

Target version for both models is FOS : 7.4.1c

 

We have Opensystem Environment which  comprises of  Windows, AIX, VMWare Servers.

Please help me with Target path and number of hop counts in between the paths.

What will be the best recommended upgradation process? Will it  be disruptive or non-disruptive?

 

I got many paths but am confused what is the best target path and non-disruptive ones?

 

Thanks in Advance Smiley Happy

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Re: Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5470 Switch Firmware Upgrade to FOS 7.4.1c

@Likhitha Maddela

 

First Step,

 

upgrade to one of follow:

 

v6.4.3d/e/f/g

 

then for non-disruptive Upgrade

 

v7.0.2c/d/e

 

then

 

continue to

 

v7.1.1a/b/c

 

v7.2.1a/b/c/d/g

 

7.3.1d

 

and finally to

 

v7.4.1c

 

however I would suggest instead the 7.4.1c to Upgrade to latest Rel. v7.4.2

 

 

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5470 Switch Firmware Upgrade to FOS 7.4.1c

Thank you Smiley Happy  Antonio Bongiorno,

 

So, Is this the path which you are recommending ..

 

For 5300

v6.4.2a   >>  v6.4.3d/e/f/g  >>  v7.0.2c/d/e  >>  v7.1.1a/b/c  >>  v7.2.1a/b/c/d/g  >>  7.3.1d  >>  v7.4.1c  or  v7.4.2 (latest)

 

For 5470

v6.4.2b4  >>  v6.4.3d/e/f/g  >>  v7.0.2c/d/e  >>  v7.1.1a/b/c  >>  v7.2.1a/b/c/d/g  >>  7.3.1d  >>  v7.4.1c  or  v7.4.2 (latest)

 

As per you there are 5 hop counts in both target paths. So, Is every hop count is non-disruptive ?

I mean to ask the entire target path which mentioned  is Non disruptive for both switches or not?

Shall i conclude this as Finalized Target Path?

 

Thanks for your assistance.

 

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Re: Brocade 5300 and Brocade 5470 Switch Firmware Upgrade to FOS 7.4.1c

Hi,

 

you can skip the v6.4.3d/e/f/g step as you are already above 6.4.1a.

 

From e.g. 7.0.2e RN:

"Upgrading any 8G platform operating at FOS v6.4.1a or later to FOS v7.0.2e is non-disruptive to FC traffic."

 

The path is the same for both switch types and it is non-disruptive.

 

To my knowledge the 5470 is only supported up to 7.1.2b by the bladecenter vendor. Technically its possible to upgrade to 7.4.x but you could double check on that with them.

 

And I agree, the latest version should be used if there is no specific reason for FOS 7.4.1c. I would also always use the latest version in each code stream as jumpversion to a higher FOS.

 

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