03-16-2016 08:12 PM
I currently have a couple of Brocade (4 ports) SAN switch bundle for HP c-Class BladeSytem. They're running on Fabric OS ver. v5.3.0d with Subordinate role, they have also ISL to a couple of Brocade (HP Storage Work 16 ports) switch running OS ver. v5.3.0 with Principal role. So I now would like to replace the Brocade (16 ports) by Brocade 300 running OS v7.0.0c with the same Principal role.
What should I do for this and can I export the old sw then import to the new one?
Thanks in advance.
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03-17-2016 01:28 AM - edited 03-17-2016 01:29 AM
Antonio Bongiorno TechHelp24 wrote:
FOS 5.3 is not compatible with FOS 7.x
you must first upgrade the c-Class Switches, and then can you move the ISL from old 16 Port to new brocade 300
thanks for your reply, can I direct upgrade c-Class switches FOS to 7.x? do you mean, export all configuration from the old 16 ports then import to the new one?
03-17-2016 01:36 AM - edited 03-17-2016 01:40 AM
the answer is NO! this is a common question we discussed several time here in the community.
you have to follow the FOS Upgrade Path other you get a risk that the switch corrupted.
intermediate FOS Upgrade is mandatory
-->> do you mean, export all configuration from the old 16 ports then import to the new one?
No. I assume you have a dual fabric, in such case the simplest way is to Upgrade a Fabric a Time.
before you begin you can run SAN-Health, to get exact details from you SAN, and chek if all Path work correct.