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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎03-23-2011

Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

Hello peers,

 

I need to upgrade a 5300 SAN switch from 6.3.1 --> 7.3.1 but I'm struggling to find documentation regarding the advised upgrade path. I can take the switch offline to upgrade. What would be the quickest way to do this ?

 

Thanks in advance 

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Registered: ‎04-08-2012

Re: Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

@herdip

 

here is FOS Target Path

 

http://community.brocade.com/t5/Fibre-Channel-SAN/Brocade-Fabric-OS-Target-Path-Technical-Brief/ta-p/63946

 

for more Info and details about upgrade, refer FOS Release Notes

Vincent
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Registered: ‎03-23-2011

Re: Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

Hi VinTech - I have seen that document but I can't see any path from 6.3.1 to 7.3.1.

 

As I can take the switch down, can i just install 7.3.1 ?

 

Herd

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Registered: ‎04-08-2012

Re: Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

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NO! Upgrade in One Step from 6.3.x to 7.3.x is not supported and not allowed.

 

you must first upgrade to 7.0.2 -> 7.1.x -> 7.2.x and finally to 7.3

 

Upgrade from 6.3 to 7.0.2 is supported, bt I would suggest one more step 6.3-> 6.4.1b or later and  then to 7.0.2

Vincent
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Registered: ‎03-23-2011

Re: Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

Thanks Vincent,

 

Is there a link where i can download FOS from ?

 

Herd

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Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: Upgrade path from FOS 6.3.1b to 7.3.1a

From your support provider web site.

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