08-20-2008 02:15 PM
I am attempting to upgrade the Fabric OS on a pair of Silkworm 3200's. Current version is 3.1.1c.
I have downloaded version v3.2.1c for PC and unzipped it into the appropriate directory accessible by the FTP servers.
I have read the v3.2.1c Release Notes, Fabric OS Reference Manual, Fabric OS Procedure Guide, Firmware Download Best Practices and searched the user forums.
After all that reading, the only reference I could find relative to the value to use for 'file' on the 'firmwareDownload' command was for '/.../release.plist' on a version 5.1 install.
There are no files remotely similar though there is one called 'build.xml' and when I tried that I got an error message
ds16p3:admin> firmwaredownload "10.180.11.10","admin","/BrocadeFabricOS/v3.2.1c/build.xml","password"
error: not a switch firmware file
The same applies to upgrade versions v4.2.2b and v4.4.2b. I see 'install' and 'install_verify' scripts present so what to use on those version as well.
Please review and advise.
Message was edited by: bmiskell
08-20-2008 08:21 PM
You will not see the release.plist file but you just need to specify it during the upgrade as seen in the manuals. Its a spooky file
With newer firmware 5.3.+ you need not give the filename but just the name of the directory where the firmware has been unpacked.
08-20-2008 08:27 PM
optipon /release.plist is only available by FabOS 4.x ; 5.x ; and 6.x ;
here a example to download the firmware:
Server Name or IP Address: insert here you FTP IP-Address
User Name: by standard is the FTP username "anonymous"
File Name: insert the folder you have located the file, example /v3.2.1c
Password: by standard is the FTP password "anonymous"
You must point the FTP to correct folder , see screen below as example, in this case is the FTP Root the folder /Brocade