01-21-2011 12:19 PM
I am new to SAN switches. I am working on upgarding 4100 switch to latest fabric OS level from 5.1.0. I looked at the upgrade paths and referred to release notes and found that next supported level would be 5.3.2.
I found there are various 5.3.2 levels e.g. 5.3.2a, 5.3.2b and 5.3.2c.
I want to know if I can directly upgrade to 5.3.2c or is it like I need to upgarde it to 5.3.2 first and then apply 5.3.2c and how to figure out which can be applied. I did check release notes of 5.3.2c and it say "Fabric OS v5.1.x to v5.3.x is supported".
Any help is appreciated.
11-26-2011 02:05 AM
I have the same switch and I need to connect it to IBM 2498-B40 with firmware level 6.4; so I need to update the old 2005-B32 from 5.3.c to highest level in 6.3 what are the levels and steps I should go through.
Thanks for your answer.
11-27-2011 10:40 AM
you have to do these steps from 5.3.0c to 6.4.x
5.3.0c --> 6.0.x --> 6.1.x --> 6.2.x --> 6.3.x --> 6.4.x
I prefere the latest level of each code family.
Have a closer look to the release notes of each code you want to install. Some codes have special recommendations for the update procedure.
Have a look which version is supported from IBM to avoid any support isues with IBM.
I hope this helps,