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Brocade Fibre Switches - Upgrading 4.x.x Firmware
Firmware Version 4.x.x Overview
Firmware Version 4.x.x is an update to the previous firmware release.
This firmware supports the following switches:
The latest firmware is also available on the HP website (URL is subject to change):
To access the firmware, go to: http://www.hp.com/country/us/eng/prodserv/storage.html
You may also download the firmware from an FTP server or a local (NFS) directory to the switch's non-volatile storage area.
Downloading the Firmware File from an FTP Server
To download the switch firmware from an FTP server or from a local (NFS) directory to the switch's non-volatile storage area; telnet to the switch or connect the serial line to a PC.
Use the following command:
firmwareDownload [ [-sbni] host,user,pfile,passwd]
The new firmware is in the form of RPM packages with names defined in a pfile. A pfile is a binary file that contains specific firmware information (time stamp, platform code, version, and so forth) and the names of firmware packages to be downloaded. These packages are made available periodically to add features or to remedy defects.
NOTE: Contact customer support to obtain information about available firmware versions.
In the HP StorageWorks SAN director 2/128 and Core Switch 2/64, this command, by default, downloads a firmware image to both CPs in a rollover mode to prevent disruption to application services. This operation depends on HA support. If HA is not available, a user still needs to upgrade the CPs one at a time by using the "-s" option.
NOTE: By default, firmwareDownload always loads the new image into the secondary partition, then swaps the secondary partition to be the primary. It then reboots the CP and activates the new image.
IMPORTANT: If the firmware resides on a laptop, the laptop hosting the firmware must have an active connection to both CPs though an Ethernet hub or switch. Without this dual connection, the firmware download will fail on one of the CPs.
If an active connection to both CPs is not possible, then the "-s" option should be used to update each CP separately.
The HP StorageWorks SAN Switches have two partitions of non-volatile storage areas, a primary and a secondary, to store two firmware images. Firmware download always loads the new image into the secondary partition and swaps the secondary partition to be the primary. It then reboots the CP and activates the new image. Finally, it will perform firmware commit automatically to copy the new image to the other partition (unless "-s" is used.)
The command supports both non-interactive and interactive modes. If it is invoked without any command line parameters, or if there is any syntax error in the parameters, the command will go into the interactive mode in which the user is prompted for inputs.
Firmware Update for the HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8V, 2/16V, 2/16N FF,HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/32 and HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32
Use the following procedure to upgrade your HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8V, 2/16V, 2/16N FF, HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/32 and 4/32 to the latest firmware.
NOTE: The firmware download on any of the switches that use this firmware is non-disruptive if you are upgrading from any previous version of 4.1.x and a cascaded switch is running 4.1.x or higher, or the switch is an HP StorageWorks Core Switch 2/64 or SAN Director 2/128.
NOTE: HP recommends that before upgrading the switch firmware, a copy of the switch configuration file should be saved to the FTP server using the configupload command.
Create a directory for the firmware files and download the firmware from the hp website into a UNIX or Windows machine as explained above.
The switch is now running firmware v4.x.x
Firmware Update for the HP StorageWorks SAN Director 2/128, 2/128 power pack, HP StorageWorks Core Switch 2/64 and 2/64 power pack
Use the following procedure to upgrade to firmware V4.x.x:
The switch is now running firmware v4.x.x
Firmware Update for OpenVMS Environments
Use the following procedure to upgrade the HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/8V, 2/8V power pack, 2/16V, 2/16N FF, 2/16N power pack, HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 2/32, 4/32 and 2/32, 4/32 power pack, HP StorageWorks SAN director 2/128 or the Core Switch 2/64 to firmware Version 4.x.x in OpenVMS environments.
NOTE: Do not use an OpenVMS machine as the FTP server without modifying the filenames and the script. OpenVMS uses periods for subdirectories instead of forward slash. OpenVMS uses underscore instead of periods for separating parts of filenames.
To create the new zip files, the original release.plist file needs to be edited and moved to all appropriate directories. In the release.plist file, the names of other files (such as setup-1_3_4-9_ppc.rpm) need to be changed so that there is only one "." (period), and it appears before the file extension.
For example, any entries in the file appearing as setup-1.3.4-9.ppc.rpm are changed to setup-1_3_4-9_ppc.rpm.
This file has been tested using the file UNZIP-ALPHA.EXE.
The file should extract itself into new directory, creating several subdirectories.
The kit is now ready to be installed, either through the browser or via a telnet session.