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Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

Hello,

I have a HP 4/8 SAN (Brocade 200e) switch that is running FOS v5.1.0d and I would like to upgrade to the highest level I can.  If I am not mistaken that would be v6.2.x..

Could someone point me in the upgrade path direction?  Can I do the following:

v5.1.0d ---> v5.3.1a (its the highest I see on the HP website for the series B switches)

v5.3.1a ---> v6.1.2b (I do not see a 6.0.x on the HP website)

v6.1.2b ---> V6.2.2e (the highest upgrade for the v6.2 FOS on HP website and the last version I believe for 6.2.x)

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Janice

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Registered: ‎11-24-2009

Re: Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

Hi Janice,

you're mostly right except for the 6.0 part.

5.3.1a cannot go directly to 6.1. You should use a special upgrade version called 6.0.0c_brcd_upgrd_01. Contact HP support to get it.

Hope this helps,

Linar

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Registered: ‎03-30-2010

Re: Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

Thank you Linar!

I found v6.0.1a is that close enough to go to?

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Registered: ‎11-24-2009

Re: Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

not really as it's a year older than 6.0.0c_brcd_upgrd_01. Some important fixes were added in the 'upgrade' version specifically targeting 6.0 issues.

Use of the special upgrade version is preferred, but if there is no other chance, any 6.0 version will do, just be sure you plan a maintenance window and never update both fabrics at the same time.

Hope this helps,

Linar

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Registered: ‎03-30-2010

Re: Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

I guess I am going to go with the 6.0.1a version since that is the upgrade path that HP provides for the older switches like mine.  Here is the link they provided:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=3414314&prodNameId=3414317&swEnvOID=54&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=co-86625-1

If someone has a link to the 6.0.0c_brcd_upgrd_01 I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you for your help!

Janice

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Re: Upgrade path for HP (Brocade 200e) 4/8 SAN Switch running v5.1.0d

6.0.0c_brcd_upgrd_01 is not as GA for Download available.

you can obtain this release only  from Brocade or HP with a active maintenance Contract.

On behalf, see Release Notes attached, but you can use FOS 6.0.1a

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