Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware Release Notes, 5.0.3 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 firmware can be used with the Brocade SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900, 4100, and 200E switches, and with the 12000, 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:
The Brocade Fabric Operating System (OS) 5.0.3 has been qualified on Brocade SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900, 4100, and 200E switches, and with the 12000, 24000 and 48000 directors.
This section contains the following topics:
This section lists the latest software requirements.
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 directors.
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.
SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900, 12000, and 24000
SilkWorm 200E and 4800
This section provides instructions for downloading and installing patches for the SilkWorm directors.
This product requires Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation software. For more information about the Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture, refer to:
For instructions on downloading Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation software driver packages and patches required to run the switches with supported hardware from Sun, see the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software 4.4.2 Release Notes, Including Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager for the Solaris Operating System, part number 819-0610-xx. You can find this document at:
Use the following procedure to retrieve the patches for your OS and the patch for the 5.0.3 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 by doing one of the following:
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.
Workaround: Use a Brocade application programming interface (API) 2.1 or a Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) agent to obtain the zoning information.
Workaround: None at this time.
Workaround: None at this time.
The following bugs have been resolved since the last firmware release.
The Brocade Fabric OS v5.0.3 Release Notes are available with the Brocade Fabric Operating System 5.0.3 patch, 119552-xx. For more information see, To Download and Install the Patches.
If you need help installing or using this product in the United States, call
1-800-USA-4SUN, or go to: