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Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Kernel & BootProm Upgrade

I am trying to update our Brocade 4900 switches.  I have found the latest Fabric OS, but can't find the Kernel or BootProm upgrades.

wifc06:admin> version
Kernel:     2.6.14
Fabric OS:  v5.3.0
Made on:    Thu Jun 14 19:06:33 2007
Flash:      Wed Nov 21 10:53:24 2007
BootProm:   4.6.4
wifc06:admin>

I've tried to search on both Kernel & BootProm, but get no usable hits.

Thanks for your help.

Mike Faust

Unix SysAdmin

CSC

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Kernel & BootProm Upgrade

--->>> .....but can't find the Kernel or BootProm upgrades.

Kernel and BootProm, will be upgrad ein any way during the firmwaredownload process.

the Upgrade is a part of FOS Package and not separate available.

you can upgrade fir from 5.3.x to 6.0.x

then can you upgrade tonext higher release 6.1.x -> 6.2.x -> 6.3.x -> 6.4.x

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Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Re: Kernel & BootProm Upgrade

Thanks for the information.  I'm downloading now!

Now all I need are some installation instructions!

Mike.

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Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Kernel & BootProm Upgrade

Mike,

--->>> Now all I need are some installation instructions!

As mentioned in my preview post, you must Upgrade first from Current v5.3.x to v.6.0.x

Next Step from v6.1.x to v6.2.x and so on....

You cannot Upgrade in one Step e.g. from v6.0.x to v6.2.x, this is not Supported.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Re: Kernel & BootProm Upgrade

Sorry I wasn't clear.  Once I get the new OS version how do I get it installed on the switch.  Found the answer in Fabric OS Admin Guide Installation section.

Thanks again for your assistance.

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