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Registered: ‎09-10-2011

Firmware upgrade for IBM BladeCenter 4GB Switch Module

Hi:

We are currently running FOS 6.2.2.E firmware on IBM BladeCenter 4GB module and looking for a newest version. Since 6.2.2.E is the latest for 6.2.x form a 4GB switch module, Just wondering FOS 6.3.x or higher is an alternative. I believe 6.3.x does not support 4GB module according to IBM Tech support.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for IBM BladeCenter 4GB Switch Module

login as telnet "switchshow" command list the Switch Type, post the output here.

Below all Supported Switch till FOS 6.4.2b

Supported Switches

Fabric OS v6.4.2b supports the Brocade 300, 5410/5424/5450/5460/5470/5480/NC-5480, 4100, 4900, 5000, 5100, 5300, VA-40FC, 7500/7500E, 7600, 48000, Brocade Encryption Switch (BES), DCX/DCX-4S, 8000, and the 7800. All supported products are qualified for Native Connectivity in interopmodes 2 and 3 for deployment in M-EOS fabrics with the exception of the Brocade 4100 and 8000 and DCX/DCX-4S with one or more FCOE10-24 blades.

Access Gateway mode is also supported by Fabric OS v6.4.2b, and is supported on the following switches: the Brocade 300, 5100, VA-40FC, 8000, 5450, 5460, 5470, 5480, NC-5480 and M5424.

Note: Although Fabric OS v6.4.2b can be installed on any of the switches noted above, always check your SAN, storage or blade server product support page or document to verify before installing on your switch. Use only FOS versions that are specified by the provider to ensure full support of your switch.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for IBM BladeCenter 4GB Switch Module

6.3.x is not supported on the 4G embedded switches as well on 200E.

But you can run it on the 4100 / 4900 and 48000 4G platforms.

Andreas

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Re: Firmware upgrade for IBM BladeCenter 4GB Switch Module

Thanks and we will stay with 6.2.2E.

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