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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-30-2010

Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Hello,

I need help to upgrade the F/W of Brocade SAN Switch 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d, below are the things I'm looking for.

  • The step by step procedure
  • Prerequisites

  • Backout Plan

Regards

Om

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Such question was answer here in the community and diverse valuable Theads are available.

looking for "firmware upgrade" "fabric OS upgrade"  or "FOS upgrade" in the community

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-30-2010

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Thanks for the reply,

I'm unable to find the code upgrade process and prerequsites specifically for the mentioned switches, it would really great if you can provide some URL or PDF for the same.

thanks

Om

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Ok..

Are you in FICON or Open System Environments ?

New Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-30-2010

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Open System

Thanks

Om

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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-15-2007

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

As a general rule, you have to go 5.3x, 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x, to 6.3.0x etc. I'd recommend reviewing the release notes for all versions prior to doing the upgrade. In addition  you'll also want to back up any and all switch configs prior to performing the updates.

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Posts: 425
Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Re: Firmware upgrade 4900 and 7500 from V5.3.0 to 6.3.0d

Hi,

From 6.0.x you can go 1 step up.

Also do the FOS upgrade one Fabric at a time. First Fab-2 and see whether you face any Server HBA Firmware compatibilty issue or any other issue. then you do fabric-1.Some times you may have to face Server HBA Firmware issue or multipathing SW issue.Chekc the Brocade compatibilty matrix.

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