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Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

Hi Folks, 

 

I have a Brocade VDX 8470 switch running with Fabric OS Version v6.3.1_cee. Please suggest the firmware upgrade path to the latest firmware available for the switch with download link.

 

Thanks

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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

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--->>>I have a Brocade VDX 8470 switch running with Fabric OS Version v6.3.1_cee.

 

VDX 8470, not support FOS.

 

can you please specified exact switch models ?

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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

Hi Antonio, 

 

Thanks for your swift reply, this is what I can see from the switch

 

Kernel:     2.6.14.2   
Fabric OS:  v6.3.1_cee
Made on:    Thu Aug 5 21:11:26 2010
Flash:	    Sun Dec 4 19:56:26 2011
BootProm:   1.0.15

  List of Ports

switchName:	----
switchType:	90.2
switchState:	Online   
switchMode:	Native
switchRole:	Principal
switchDomain:	20
switchId:	fffc14
switchWwn:	10:00:00:05:33:bd:ed:d9
zoning:		OFF
switchBeacon:	OFF

 Thanks again

 

Suneet

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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

from "switchshow" command, post the line  Switch Type

TechHelp24
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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

Hi,

 

Here is the details:

 

CH06-Slot-7-8:admin> switchshow
switchName: CH06-Slot-7-8
switchType: 90.2
switchState: Online
switchMode: Native
switchRole: Principal
switchDomain: 20
switchId: fffc14
switchWwn: 10:00:00:05:33:bd:ed:d9
zoning: OFF
switchBeacon: OFF

Index Port Address Media Speed State Proto
==============================================
1 1 140100 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
2 2 140200 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
3 3 140300 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
4 4 140400 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
5 5 140500 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
6 6 140600 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
7 7 140700 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
8 8 140800 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
9 9 140900 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
10 10 140a00 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
11 11 140b00 -- N10 Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
12 12 140c00 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
13 13 140d00 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
14 14 140e00 -- AN Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
15 15 140f00 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
16 16 141000 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
17 17 141100 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
18 18 141200 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
19 19 141300 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
20 20 141400 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
21 21 141500 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
22 22 141600 -- 10G Online FCoE VF-Port 0 VN-Port(s)
23 23 141700 id N8 No_Light FC
24 24 141800 id N8 No_Light FC
25 25 141900 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
26 26 141a00 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
27 27 141b00 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
28 28 141c00 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
29 29 141d00 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
30 30 141e00 -- N8 No_Module FC (POD License Not Assigned Yet)
CH06-Slot-7-8:admin>

 

Thanks 

 

Suneet

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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

[ Edited ]

this is the Brocade 8470 Embedded Converged Switch for IBM Blade Server, and not VDX 8470.

 

VDX based and Run on NOS = Network Operatings Systems

 

The Brocade 8470 is from the same family as the Brocade 8000 ( is End of Life and will be End of Support at April 2, 2018 ) latest FOS release for the 8000 is 7.1.2b1, however this FOS is NOT SUPPORT the Brocade 8470 

 

I'll check the correct supported FOS release for the 8470 and coming back.

TechHelp24
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Re: Please suggest the latest firmware for Brocade VDX 8470 switch

I found some info,  please read with attention!!!!

 

FOS 6.4.3_dcb3, show as be the latest release for 8470 Embedded Switch, but I cannot give a warranty !!!!

 

This Switch is Mantained and Supported by IBM, so I would suggest you open a TAC by IBM and ask for newest release.

 

other Info are unknown to me at the moment , should I find more I'll post here.

 

Finally, I'll move the Treads in correct Forum

TechHelp24

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