Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware Release Notes, 5.2.0a Firmware
This document contains important information about the Brocade Fabric Operating Systems (Fabric OS) firmware for installation in Sun storage area networks (SANs). This Brocade Fabric OS 5.2.0a firmware revision can be used with the Brocade SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900, 4100, 4900, 7500, and 200E switches, and with the 24000 and 48000 directors. Read this document so that you are aware of issues or requirements that can affect the installation and operation of this product.
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This document contains the following sections:
For a list of the new features introduced in this release, refer to the Brocade document Fabric OS v5.2.0a Release Notes v1.0, available with the Brocade Fabric Operating System 5.2.0a patch 124898-01. For more information see, To Download and Install the Patches.
Note - The Brocade Fabric OS v5.2.0a Release Notes are also available from Brocade online at http://www.brocadeconnect.com/index.jsp.
This section contains the following topics:
This section lists the latest supported host software.
Several options are available for managing the SilkWorm directors. The following is a list of the available options and any operating requirements:
The following is a list of the storage devices, host bus adapters (HBAs), and servers supported by the SilkWorm switches and directors.
Note - If the device you want to connect is not listed in the following section, check the Release Notes for your HBA or storage device, or contact your Sun account representative to see if support for your device has been added.
Work Group Servers
TABLE 1 summarizes the versions of the Brocade Fabric OS that are supported in conjunction with this release. Use the current software release versions to optimize the benefits of a SAN
Note - Fabric OS v2.6.x can interoperate with Fabric OS v5.2.0 through the FC routing capability of the Brocade AP7420 or Silkworm 7500. Customers who want to have Fabric OS v2.6.x and v5.2.0 mixed in the same fabric should consult their equipment provider for a detailed list of limitations. New fabric-wide features introduced in Fabric OS v5.2.0 will not be compatible with Fabric OS v2.6.x.
Note - SilkWorm 3250, 3850, and 24000 are supported by Fabric OS v4.2.0 or later.
This section provides instructions for downloading and installing patches for the SilkWorm directors.When downloading the Brocade Fabric OS 5.2.0a, used with the Brocade SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900, 4100, 4900, 7500, and 200E switches, and with the 24000 and 48000 directors, use patch 124898-01.
Use the following procedure to retrieve the patches for your OS and the patch for the 5.2.0a firmware.
1. Access the SunSolve web site at:
2. Accept the terms and conditions of the License Agreement.
3. Click Patches and Updates under the Support category.
4. For each patch that you want to download, following these steps:
a. Under PatchFinder, type the patch ID and click Find Patch.
Do not type the -xx revision number. PatchFinder automatically finds the latest patch.
b. Verify that you have retrieved the correct patch.
c. Print the page.
d. Download the patch by clicking on either HTTP or FTP in the following line:
Download Patch (nn,nnn,nnn bytes) HTTP FTP
e. When you have finished downloading all the patches, install the patches by following the instructions in each patch README file.
No known issues.
The following bug has been resolved since the last firmware release.
The Brocade Fabric OS v5.2.0a Release Notes are available with the Brocade Fabric Operating System 5.2.0a patch, 124898-01. For more information see, To Download and Install the Patches.
Note - The Brocade Fabric OS v5.2.0a Release Notes are also available from Brocade online at: http://www.brocadeconnect.com/index.jsp.
If you need help installing or using this product in the United States, call
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