06-15-2017 02:40 AM
don't worry, is really not a big problem.
is probable as the first account @marc2k17 was created, you not confirm the Alias name, for this reason as you do a re-login opened a window and ask to chose a new community Alias Name.
06-16-2017 07:37 AM
okay, maybe it's possible to merge the username?
One Question to upgrade to 8.0.2b. I read about a problem while upgrading from 7.4 to 8.x which results in disruptive reboot.
It is first necessary to update from 7.3.1e to 7.4.1x or 7.4.2 right?
Whicht version would you recommend to go to 8.0.2b?
Target Path Documentation says 7.4.1d or 7.4.1e but there is also 7.4.2 with lots of defects closed.
Thanks for your support!
06-16-2017 08:04 AM
the problem you are mentioning only affects releases 7.4.0x to FOS 8.
Since you are using 7.4.1d/e or 7.4.2 as "jump-version" you wont hit that issue.
I am always going for the latest greatest approach when using "jump-versions", otherwise go for 7.4.1e, it should not really matter.
06-16-2017 09:47 AM
yes I read about 7.4.0 is going to be a disruptive update to 8.0.2b cause of a defect which is closed in 7.4.1.
I was a little bit confused about upgrade path, because Brocade Fabric OS Target Path Selection Guide says on the hand 7.4.1d and on the other hand on the next page 7.4.1e.
Others recommend 7.4.2 as latest of the 7.4 release and Brocade says also in this Guide:
All patches released after the listed Target Path on the same code level are also considered Target Path. The recommendation for new upgrades is to always select the highest patch on the Target Path code stream.
Which means 7.4.2 I think..
Thanks for your support!
06-19-2017 12:49 AM
Concerning Target Path, in the case 7.4.1d is target path, then 7.4.1e will be target path and any future 7.4.1f will also be target path, or so to speak 7.4.1(x) with x >= d. Both 7.4.1d and 7.4.1e is TP. But 7.4.2 is the a mainentance release (.2) and that is not considered target path.
For you case, doing upgrade, selecting anu of 7.4.1d, 7.4.1e or 7.4.2 is good. But, if you use ssh keys to access your switch (sshutil), I would go with 7.4.2.
06-19-2017 01:52 AM
thanks for your recommendations.
I took 7.4.2 as "jump-version" to 8.0.2b. One fabric is now from 7.0.1 to 8.0.2b and the G620 also merged into the fabric.
Thanks & have a nice day!
06-22-2017 06:49 AM
I believe my colleague @jason_cmgr emailed you regarding your username, but for the sake of the Community, let's answer on here, too!
Unfortunately, we are not able to merge username accounts. It probably insisted you create a new one because you forgot your password, attempted too many logins, etc. There's nothing wrong with creating a new account as you did - it obviously eliminates the issue! - so please continue using the new username. Hopefully your previous one didn't have too many posts attached to it. :-)
For account inquiries, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look into your issue for you.
Brocade Community Team