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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-23-2010

Upgrading FOS from 5.1.0 to latest

Hi all.

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.

Thanks

Bharat Bhushan

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Posts: 39
Registered: ‎10-26-2010

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.1.0 to latest

Any flavor of 5.3.x is ok.  Go with v5.3.2c.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-23-2010

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.1.0 to latest

Thanks. Jay

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-08-2011

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.1.0 to latest

Hi Jay,

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.

Regards

Super Contributor
Posts: 635
Registered: ‎04-12-2010

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.1.0 to latest

Hi,

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,

Andreas

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-19-2018

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.0.5a to latest

Hi,

We are upgrading the switch from FOS 5.0.5a to latest. 

Can any one please provide the FOS 5.1.0 code, we didn't find this code from the Brocade site. Could you please provide link or can you please suggest from where we can get it. Thanks in advance.

External Moderator
Posts: 5,467
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.0.5a to latest

@haridar

 

FOS 5.x is end of life and end of support. there is not longer download available.

TechHelp24
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-19-2018

Re: Upgrading FOS from 5.0.5a to latest

Hi Antonio,

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I understand, no download available here. But by any chance any one having downloaded one or some one may keep some where for emergency with link. So, do we have any chance to get it. Thanks in advance.

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