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Non-disruptive upgrade br5300

Hi,

We plan to upgrade the firmware of a br5300 currently running in 7.2.1a.

Support recommand the below upgrade path:
FOS7.2.1a => FOS 7.3.1d => FOS 7.4.1e (Two steps)

When I read firmwaredownload man page the below lines surprise me:
“On enterprise-class platforms,  this  command,  by  default,
     downloads  the  firmware  image  to  both control processors
     (CPs) in rollover mode to prevent disruption to  application
     services.  This  operation depends on High Availability (HA)
     support. If HAis not available, use the -s option to upgrade
     the CPs one at a time.”
HA n’est pas supporté par les 5300
admin> hashow
hashow: Not supported on this platform

As br5300 are not HA compatible, I would like to know if these upgrade are non-disruptive and what would be the command to launch with scp

 

Thank you

 

Mathieu

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 284
Registered: ‎08-31-2009

Re: Non-disruptive upgrade br5300

Hello,

 

Yes it is non disruptive.

Attached is the FOS command reference guide.

You need to read section firmwaredownload.

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Posts: 105
Registered: ‎04-27-2009

Re: Non-disruptive upgrade br5300

Hi,

 

the man page refers to chassis based systems (enterprise-class-platforms) with two CP Blades.

If you are using the firmwaredownload interactive mode it will prompt you for ftp or scp.

 

As Thierry wrote of course non-disruptive also on switch class products due to the two firmware partitions.

 

TL

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