06-01-2005 08:57 AM
have you tried to plug a laptop directly to the switch?we have experienced some trouble with the network in some cases so we decided to upgrade with a laptop and direct TCP/IP connection.
06-02-2005 01:09 AM
I'm going to try via serial this afternoon onsite. This on advice of IBM (our switch vendor), I've my doubts about it but gonna try anyway. If the download fails 6 times at the same line (after 30 minutes of firmwaredownloading) I don't think its the network.We will see what happens this afternoon and let you all know.
06-03-2005 02:36 AM
Bummer, tried it onsite with a crosscable. But the downloading was even slower? And timed out earlier. I Think our vendor (IBM) will now suggest to reboot the switch Anybody other suggestions ?
06-09-2005 02:58 AM
Well, IBM tried it onsite as well. They failed as well. Now they've sent some info to there lab in germany to figure out what's wrong. They will probably involve brocade as well. Will keep you informed about the answer.
06-09-2005 05:17 AM
We had similar problems when using a Windows ftp server. We moved to a linux based ftp server and have not had any problems since.Also make sure that your switch ethernet port is setup the same mode that the ethernet switch is setup. e.g. 100/Full, Auto Neg., etc.
06-10-2005 05:38 AM
One thing that I've done in the past when the 3900s first came out was to put all of the FOS files in a flat file structure. e.g. Put all of the files from all of the directories in a single directory, including release.plist.
06-10-2005 06:04 AM
How did you do that ? firmwaredownload will always (at least that's my experience) search for release.plist in the SWBD12 directory. Or did you put everything in that directory ?