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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Firmware compatablity matrix

We are planning to upgrade Switch firmware .We have Multi vendor servers and storage arrays.We want to check the compatablity matrix for Switch firmware , Storage firmware and HBA firmware.Please help me how can I check this  ?

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Thiru

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Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

See the Brocade Compatibility Matrix, here under Matrices

http://www.brocade.com/products-solutions/technology-architecture/compatibility/index.page

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Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

you are on the right way to check the compatibility matrix,

pls note: read the release notes also.check the firmware bios version, driver version of the HBAs, also before upgrading the FOS, check with ur storage vendor to upgarde the microcode, multipathing SW.

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Registered: ‎04-24-2010

Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

thirunavukkarasu.t,

   I think you should ask storage vendor to check the firmware compatablity matrix.

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Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

pls find attached the one, but only HBA driver version you can find , rest you can ask ur storage vendor for multipathing SW version too. BTW you have to ask th e storage vendor regarding microcode of the storage also.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

Thanks to all  for your valuable reply.

Is there any tool to do the firmware anlysis for  heterogeneous SAN environment.?

I know HP is having a tool called SAN Expert ,but it is only for HP products

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Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Re: Firmware compatablity matrix

Brocade's SAN Health will help you. It is a tool freely downloaded from brocade site and if run for  certain time , uploaded in to brocade site and will give you comprehensive report and vision diagram. BTW what firware analysis do you want to do? DCFM/FM will help you too.

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