Fibre Channel (SAN)

Reply
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Firmware Update Fails

I currently have two Silkworm 4100 switches which are running 5.0.1b. I am trying a simple jump in the firmware version to v5.0.5c (the first of many).

The update from DCFM completes but when I run firmwareshow I still see 5.0.1b in both the primary and secondary partitions. It will then let me do a firmware commit but then again both partions still have 5.0.1b. Im a little stumped on this to say the least, any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks,

Gareth.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Firmware Update Fails

I've just tried this from the command line and get a different error:

Cannot download ftp://ftp:<password>@3.229.188.200/v5.0.5c/SWBD32/release.plist.

Firmwaredownload failed. (0x12) Cannot access package list (.plist) file.

The FTP log shows:

 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> USER ftp

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> 331 Password required for ftp 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> PASS ***

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 230 Logged on 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> CWD /v5.0.5c/SWBD32/

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 250 CWD successful. "/v5.0.5c/SWBD32" is current directory. 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> TYPE A

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 200 Type set to A 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> PASV

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 227 Entering Passive Mode (127,0,0,1,11,126) 

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> LIST

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 150 Connection accepted

(000005)23/01/2013 15:00:16 - ftp (127.0.0.1)> 226 Transfer OK

External Moderator
Posts: 5,034
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Firmware Update Fails

1) make sure Switch IP is in same IP range and Subnet as you FTP

2) make sure FTP is accessible and both - switch and FTP - are not behind by firewall

3) start "firmwaredownload" from command line

4) put all information required

5) start make sure you point on correct FTP folder repository, like:

   -->>> IP Address

  --->>> ftp_server_folder/v.5.0.5c/release.plist


TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Firmware Update Fails

Hey, thanks for the reply.

All IP details look right and I can ping the FTP server from the swtich.

There are no firewalls in between.

For the location im pointing at v5.0.5c/release.plist. When I FTP to the server, I can see the v5.0.5c directory in the root.

Cheers Gareth.

External Moderator
Posts: 5,034
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Firmware Update Fails

if all config in FTP are correct set, then you should be able to start firmwaredownload

alternate, are you able to start a remote session i.e. teamviewer ?

send me a message trough skype at "techhelp24" i'll provide to assist you.

TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Firmware Update Fails

Oddly I have just tried an even smaller release jump and thats taken. Im going to try and go to 5.3 so ill let you know how I go. Thanks for your help, ill come back to you.

External Moderator
Posts: 5,034
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Firmware Update Fails


--->>> Im going to try and go to 5.3

do you mean FOS v5.3.x or FOS v5.0.3

keep in mind, you cannot upgrade from 5.0.x to 5.3.x direct

TechHelp24
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Firmware Update Fails

You right, apologies I ment to say v5.2.3. That has taken without issue, I have no idea what the issue was but ill keep jumping through the versions and see how I go. Thanks again for the help.

Join the Community

Get quick and easy access to valuable resource designed to help you manage your Brocade Network.

vADC is now Pulse Secure
Download FREE NVMe eBook