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Registered: ‎03-09-2005

Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

Hi,

T have a Sphereon 4500 but I don't know anything about firmware upgrade.

My version is:

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Root> show system
Name:
Description:         Fibre Channel Switch
Contact:             End User Contact (please configure)
Location:            End User Premise (please configure)
Date/Time:           04/15/2009 11:12:55
Serial Number:       T2012738
Type Number:         004500
Model Name:          Sphereon 4500
Model Number:        001
EC Level:            1031223
Firmware Version:    06.01.00 18
Beaconing:           Disabled
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What firmware version is it possible to install first ?

What maximal firmware version is it possible to install first ?

Thank you for your answer.

Jean-Marc

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Posts: 4,907
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

Jan,

upgrade procedure as follow:

From the current 06.01.00 to 07.x to 08.x to any 09.x beetwen 09.00.00 and 09.06.00 then to 09.07.xx

latest release is 09.09.02

TechHelp24
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-09-2005

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

Thank you very much.

Then, the only problem for me was : where can I find sphereon 4500 firmwares ?

I found them at :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=304299&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=323004&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54

I upgraded the switch up to 09.09.00

If it can helps...

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Posts: 4,907
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

Jan,

this FW Package by HP are all Correct and what you need to Upgrade the switch.

09.09.00 work fine.

TechHelp24
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-19-2009

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

Hi Techhelp24 -

I'm currently using two McData 4500 Fiber Switches running 8.x firmware.  Can I go directly to the latest firmware version 09.09.05?

Firmware Level:08.00.00 45


Thanks for your time.

Matthew

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Posts: 4,907
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

NO!

From current 08.x to any 09.x,  then to 09.06.xx then to 09.09.xx

I answer this question here at several time, 09.06.xx is a Min. Release in order to Upgrade to higher Release.

TechHelp24
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-19-2009

Re: Sphereon 4500 upgrade firmware version

TechHelp24 -

Thanks for the clarification.  I'll post the end result of the upgrade path after my outage window this weekend.

Regards,

Matthew

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