04-30-2018 07:10 AM
Hi - I want to temporarily connect Brocade 5100 switches to new 6510 switches, for the purpose of migration, over a 2 month period. The 5100's are currently on FOS 6.4.3d, ideally I'd like to update them to a FOS level compatible with the 6510's (7.4.2c). However, I've been told by the customer, that they'd been advised not to go to FOS on the 5100's, for performance reasons. They don't have the original reference to this advise. These switches are working in an EMC VPLEX environment.
Q1. Are there any know performance issues when moving a 5100 to FOS 7?
Q2. If the answer to Q1 prevents that upgrade, are there issues related to connecting major FOS levels 6 and 7?
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04-30-2018 07:21 AM
--->>>.....that they'd been advised not to go to FOS on the 5100's, for performance reasons.
not sure where you customer get such info, but i can give you a warranty this is incorrect.
--->>>Q1. Are there any know performance issues when moving a 5100 to FOS 7?
NO! there no are performance issue beetwen FOS 6.4.x or newer FOS 7.x
in feew word, you can safely start with upgrade
04-30-2018 09:36 AM