02-10-2010 06:28 AM
I've been tasked with upgrading our IBM 2005-16Bs (not sure what the Brocade equivalent is) to the latest firmware version. These switches are over 3 years old and have never been upgraded. I've never worked on these types of switches, so my questions may seem trivial but I would appreticate any insight you can give. My biggest problem is, I can't figure out what the upgrade path should be. We are currently running 5.0.1b of the firmware and need to get to 6.3.x. Can anyone direct me to a safe recommended upgrade path? I understand there are intermediary updates necessary but I can't figure out what they should be. How can I tell which of the intermediary updates is the one I need? I can see there are several 5.2 variants, but I don't know the difference between 5.2.0b, 5.2.1 NI1, 5.2.2, etc., which would I have to go to? Where are the release notes? I'm sure there is an easy way to get to them, but I haven't found it yet.
Please let me know if more information is needed. Thanks for your assistance in advance.