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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Hello All,

I was asked to upgrade the brocade 300 switches from its current version 6.1.0c to the latest version.  i have downloaded FOS v6.2.0c (windows Version) and unzipped the files.(Would like to upgrade these switches to 7.0.01 FOS)

I have also setup scp server to download the files to switch, when i start downloading files it say the version is not supported.

Could anyone correct if this is not the right procedure to upgrade?

Thanks in advance

Regular Contributor
Posts: 226
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Hi,

From release notes of 7.0.1: "Non-disruptive upgrade to FOS v7.0.1 on 8G switches is allowed from FOSv6.4.1a or later.  "

You need to upgrade the switch to 6.4.x before you can upgrade to 7.0.x.

To get to 6.4.x you need to be on 6.3.x.

To get to 6.3.x you need to be on 6.2.x.

Check out the release notes, they have details.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎04-17-2010

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

With that being said, you can upgrade from 6.3.x to 7.0x directly (disruptively).

From the FabOS 7.0 release notes :

"

Disruptive upgrades to Fabric OS 7.0 are allowed and supported from FOS 6.3 (up to a two-level migration) using the optional "-s" parameter with the firmwaredownload command.

"

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Thank you all,

I am getting an error when i start upgrade process from the current version 6.1.0c to  v6.2.0c.

Error Msg: "Cannot download the requested firmware because the firmware doesn't support this platform"

Is there anything i am missing?

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎04-17-2010

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Can you check whether the switch is actually properly opening the /v6.x/SWBD71 directory?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Hi Christophe,

Yes, it's opening the folder SWBD71/release.plist.


Frequent Contributor
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎04-17-2010

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Could you attach a supportShow or supportSave?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Thanks Christophe..

I have attached the supprtsave logs

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎04-17-2010

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Not readable for me, how did you collect those?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: Brocade 300 Swicthes firmware upgrade

Sorry i was not sure.... just ran supportsave and gave an scp path...

Shall i run supportsave ? and what would be the be log file extension...

Thank you

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