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Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

Hello,

 

We plan to upgrade the M5424 from FOS 7.0.1 to 7.4.1b. The  Brocade switch is connected in access gateway mode to MDS9509 NX-OS 6.2(3).

 

I didn't find any interoperability matrix.

 

May you help me?

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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

Sophia,

 

attached is latest attached matrix May 2016.

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

Hi Antonio,

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

I didn't find my information in the pdf file.

the M5424 is in AG mode

 

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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

Sophia,

 

is the Cisco a Old MDS 9509 Chassis ? I ask because you wrote ->NX-OS 6.2(3)

 

last time i worked with Old Cisco MDS, i know with OS 5.x

 

It show from a new Matrix Guide, that Old MDS as be removed, but if the 5424 is set in AG Mode and on MDS NPIV is configured, then you should be able 99% without a problem in newest FOS Release to Interop with the MDS.

 

is the 5424 currect in productive environments with the MDS ?

 

 

 

TechHelp24
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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

The M5424 is in a DELL M100 chassis and is connected to our core SAN (MDS9509) in AG mode.

 

So you validate that FOS 7.4 will be compatible with MDS9509 6.2(3)?

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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

I'm confident that should work, but cannot give you any warranty.

 

I would suggest to Uprade one step Release at a time first to 7.1.x and monitoring if all work fine for a couple of day, then proceed with next FOS Release 7.2.x and so on.

 

If you have a doubt, then open a TAC with Brocade.

TechHelp24
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Re: Interoperability matrix between M5424 and MDS

Thank you for your feedback.

I will upgrade only one switch first and check SAN health.

 

Have a nice day

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