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How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

Hi All

We have planed to upgade Brocade firmware from V6.2.2c to V6.2.2e, hence we downloaded 6.2.2e and copied to Secondary Partition. Unfortunately customer denied for upgrade.

Hence we are in need to delete the firmware file from secondary partition, some one can provide the solution to delete the file pls.

We are unable to find the location to download V6.2.2C. Post me the link if any one had.

Regards
Vithal

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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

--->>> Hence we are in need to delete the firmware file from secondary partition,.....

your can delete nothing, or better to say you should not delete the FOS or make the switch uselessly.

post here follow output of "firmwareshow" and "firmwaredownloadstatus" and switchtype "switchshow" command.

TechHelp24
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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

Here is the output

MRFCSWA10:root> : Sun Aug 28 20:36:51 2011

Firmware is being downloaded to the switch. This step may take up to 30 minutes.

: Sun Aug 28 20:43:05 2011

Firmware has been downloaded to the secondary partition of the switch.

: Mon Sep 26 03:32:59 2011

The firmware commit operation has started. This may take up to 10 minutes.

: Mon Sep 26 03:33:00 2011

Firmware commit failed - Firmwarecommit failed. (0x1a)

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MRFCSWA10:root> firmwareshow

Appl     Primary/Secondary Versions

------------------------------------------

FOS      v6.2.2c

         v6.2.2e

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MRFCSWA10:root> switchshow

switchName:     MRFCSWA10

switchType:        34.0

switchState:       Online 

switchMode:     Native

switchRole:         Principal

switchDomain:  10

switchId:              fffc0a

switchWwn:       10:00:00:05:1e:02:80:bd

zoning:                 ON (C_2006_05_03_A_PRODUCTION)

switchBeacon:   OFF

Area Port Media Speed State     Proto

=====================================

  0   0   id    2G   Online           F-Port  10:00:00:e0:02:23:4d:af

  1   1   id    4G   Online           F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:08:cf:98

  2   2   id    2G   Online           F-Port  10:00:00:00:c9:52:a2:14

  3   3   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:88:c0:cb

  4   4   id    4G   Online           F-Port  50:00:1f:e1:50:08:cf:9c

  5   5   id    2G   No_Light       

  6   6   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:88:58:cd

  7   7   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:88:be:cb

  8   8   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:88:bf:cb

  9   9   id    2G   Online           L-Port  1 public

10  10   id    2G   Online           F-Port  21:00:00:e0:8b:88:8e:cc

11  11   --    2G   No_Module      

12  12   id    2G   Online           L-Port  1 public

13  13   --    2G   No_Module      

14  14   --    2G   No_Module      

15  15   --    2G   No_Module

If I download and copy V6.2.2c into secondary partition would this fix the issue because even after the reboot the same FOS exists. Any idea on SaveCore command

Can you provide me the link to download V.6.2.2c

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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

--->>> Can you provide me the link to download V.6.2.2c

Firmware package are available from brocade with Active Maintenance Contract or from OEM Supplier.

The error show as thipical symptoms as you have Interrupted or Power Off the switch during upgrade procedure.

--->>> If I download and copy V6.2.2c into secondary partition would this fix the issue because even after the reboot the same FOS exists.

No, this is not a solutions.

--->>>Any idea on SaveCore command

is obsulete in FOS 6.2,, instead use "supportftp -R" in order to remove any Dump if is present.

Then your shold try to restart "firmwaredownload"....

Good Luck.

TechHelp24
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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

You mean to say there is no option to remove the Fabric OS File from secondary Partition.

We have to go with Firmware restore after reboot.

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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

--->>> You mean to say there is no option to remove the Fabric OS File from secondary Partition.

Correct and is unknown to me.

If you are the opinion to delete/ Remove the Partition,... you are the Boss.

TechHelp24
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Re: How to Remove the firmware from Secondary Partition on Brocade Switch.

You can find v6.2.2c on the IBM Website which will redirect you to Brocade.

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003220

follow the Release 6 Firmware link.

I hope this helps,

Andreas

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