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Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

Hi,

 

I have an old McData Sphereon 4500 fabric switch (serial T2001742) with v5.02 firmware. Is it possible to upgrade to v6 or v7 ? and where can I download the firmware from as this switch is no longer officially supported.

 

Thanks

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Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

M-Series Switches are EOL and EOS, FW are no longer available for download.

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Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

Thanks Antonio.

 

Thats unfortunate, do you think there is much chance of me finding the firmware elsewhere, maybe somebody has a copy they can send me? or is it tied into the serial number?

 

Assuming I get the firmware is it even possible to do the upgrade on this switch from v5.02 to v7

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Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

Hi,

 

--->>>...or is it tied into the serial number? No it is not, the FW Package is a Universal Bin File, 4400, 4500, 4700, 6064 and 6140

 

--->>>...is it even possible to do the upgrade on this switch from v5.02 to v7

 

in order to Upgrade from 5.x to 7.x or higher MC-DATA 4500 was supported till Release 9.9.9 , you need the 6.x Package.

it was supported distruptive FW between more release, but to be honest I don't remember if such a Upgrade was supported from 5.x to 7.x, with other word if you start the Upgrade get a risk that the Firmware Upgrade become corrupted, and the switch is useless.

 

I would suggest you try to search in Google, i.e. by HP the switches was called M-Series Switches, but I'm not sure if the download is longer available.

 

 

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Re: Sphereon 4500 Firmware Upgrade

Thanks Antonio

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