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Registered: ‎04-08-2009

Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

Folks,

We have 2 brocade 4020 having FOS v6.1.1d and 1 brocade 48k having FOS v6.1.0c on the same fabric. We need to upgrade the firmware to the latest 6.3.0c. I see that 4020 blade cannot be upgraded to 6.3.0c. What is the latest firmware releases for both of these switches. What firmwares should i upgrade these switches to?

Thanks,

Arick.

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Registered: ‎10-17-2008

Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

The 4020's are stuck with the 6.2 code stream. Upgrade them to the latest 6.2 code. v6.2.2b is the latest IIRC.

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Registered: ‎04-08-2009

Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

Thanks for your reply. I have few more questions. I would appreciate your response:

  • What is the latest FOS release for 4020 blade?
  • What is the latest FOS release for 48000?.
  • We have these two switches in the same fabric. Which firmware version should we upgrade these switches to? (I know that 6.3.0c cannot be loaded on  the 4020).
  • 4020 is currently at 6.1.1d, what should be the upgrade path?
  • 48000 is currently at 6.1.0c, what should be the upgrade path? (6.1.0c--6.2.0c--6.3.0c?)
  • Firmware upgrade is non-disruptive on both these switches?
  • Which switch should be upgraded first 48K or 4020?
  • Is it OK if I leave the 4020 at current firmware and upgrade the 48K to 6.3.0c?

Thanks a ton!!!

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Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

  • What is the latest FOS release for 4020 blade?

6.3.1

  • What is the latest FOS release for 48000?.6.3.1
  • We have these two switches in the same fabric. Which firmware version should we upgrade these switches to? (I know that 6.3.0c cannot be loaded on  the 4020).
  • 4020 is currently at 6.1.1d, what should be the upgrade path?6.1.0-6.2.0-6.3.1
  • 48000 is currently at 6.1.0c, what should be the upgrade path? (6.1.0c--6.2.0c--6.3.0c?)6.1.0c--6.2.0/6.2.0c--6.3.1)
  • Firmware upgrade is non-disruptive on both these switches?yes
  • Which switch should be upgraded first 48K or 4020? the core SW, if it is 48K, but either , you will not face any issue.
  • Is it OK if I leave the 4020 at current firmware and upgrade the 48K to 6.3.0c?yes, it should be 6.1.0e later , in this case you have this already.

From 6.0 you can go 1 step ahead like 6.0.0/1/2 to 6.1.0/1/2 like this, which ever the latest

pls find attached release notes of 6.3.0

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Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

white221g

you are on the best way to destroy the 4020 ! ! !

--->>>

  • What is the latest FOS release for 4020 blade?

6.3.1

the statement from hemant.kumar is incorrect, 4020 is not supported by 6.3.1 or any 6.3.x

Note that FOS v6.3 does NOT support the following platforms and cannot be loaded on them, though these
switches may participate in the same fabric as other switches using FOS v6.3:
• Brocade 200E
• All 4G embedded switches, including the 4012, 4016, 4018, 4020, 4024, 4424

Please refer to the Supported Products and FOS Interoperability table for the versions of FOS code that must
be used on these platforms to interoperate with FOS v6.3. The above noted 4G platforms will continue to be
supported by FOS v6.2.x.

4020 is supported only by 6.2. FOS 6.2.2b is the current available Rel.

--->>> What is the latest FOS release for 48000?.6.3.1

Correct is, 6.3.1a is the current as GA available, 6.4.0 will be announced next Week, support the 48000 and interoperate with 6.2.x

Upgrade Procedure between the Release is descripted in the Release Notes.

TechHelp24
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Registered: ‎05-21-2009

Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

Just want to know if the latest firmware for 4020 is stil 6.2.2b

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Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Firmware upgrade on the 48K & 4020

6.2.2f is the latest and probable the last available Release.

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