04-04-2014 06:34 AM - last edited on 05-01-2014 01:05 PM by Mike Eversole
Can someone help, when adding a new switch to an existing FC fabric is the recommendation that the switches should both be on the same level of firmware ?
our current switches are running 6.4.3 and the new switch is running 7.20a
our plan is to upgrade the existing 6.4.3 switches to 7.20a but is this necessary ?
04-05-2014 04:19 AM
Necessary perhaps not, but it could be recommended to upgrade anyway.
It all depends on which models you are using and what the vendor matrix suggests you should have
04-10-2014 09:08 AM
If you're planning to update the existing switches soon (in a couple of weeks) to FOS 7.x i personally would leave the new switch at the 7.x firmware. Its recommended/best practice to have all switches in a fabric running the same FOS version.
FYI you can only upgrade 8G switches to FOS v7.x.