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Customer has IBM BladeCenters, using Brocade 4020 Switch modules. When is End of Support for these?

Customer has 11 x IBM BladeCenters in use in their 'Legacy' environment.

Each gets FC connectivity via a Brocade 4020 SAN Switch module clipped into the Chassis.

 

When is End of Support for this HW?

 

They use a mix of FOS 6.0.x / 6.1.x / 6.2.x

 

Is there any support left for these versions?

If so: when does it expire?

 

Thanks in advance,

Simon.

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Re: Customer has IBM BladeCenters, using Brocade 4020 Switch modules. When is End of Support for these?

Hello,

 

4020 is out of support.

 

https://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN-Forums/End-of-life-Brocade-4020-Embedded-Switch/td-p/78596

 

There is no official Brocade support for these devices anymore.

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Marian Bezeg
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Re: Customer has IBM BladeCenters, using Brocade 4020 Switch modules. When is End of Support for these?

Thank you for that, but the link refers to the End of Life, NOT the End of Support I was requesting.

 

Simon.

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Re: Customer has IBM BladeCenters, using Brocade 4020 Switch modules. When is End of Support for these?

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Hello,

 

so another one.

 

https://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN-Forums/FC-Switch-4024-and-5480/td-p/70434

 

Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24
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‎01-30-2015 11:59 AM

Lutz,
 
the 4020 Blade is End of Support, since long time.


-->>And what does this mean for my customer ? Switch replacement to newer hardware?

Yes, I would suggest to Upgrade to, but no all Blade Center Server Models support NEW Switch Blade Generation.

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