05-23-2005 11:13 AM
You're supposed to be able to get the firmware from the company that supports your routers. Also, you'll make sure you are still supported by getting the firmware that your vendor has qualified.
05-23-2005 11:43 AM
I've heard that response from my Brocade rep as well. However, the beauty of the MPR is that you can integrate multiple Vendor SANs. So if I'm integrating an EMC and IBM SAN I'm worried that they will have different requirements and possibly require a different version of firmware.
05-23-2005 11:53 AM
Then if you own switches from each vendor, just open a ticket from each and ask what they require.If the version each requires is different, then usually you can make the vendor support a certain configuration that you want to run. Just work with your vendor SE on that. Depending on the size of your shop, they are usually willing to work with you.