Brocade Fabric OS Version 3.2.1a Release Notes

This document contains important information about the Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a patch number 115360-06, which is used with the SilkWorm 3200 and 3800 switches.

Read this document so that you are aware of issues or requirements that can affect the installation and operation of Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a in a Sun Storage Area Network (SAN).



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This document contains the following sections:


Features in This Release

For a list of the new features introduced in this firmware patch, refer to the Brocade document Brocade Fabric OS V3.2.1a Release Notes V1.0, available with patch 115360-06. For instructions on downloading this firmware patch, see To Download and Install Brocade Firmware Version 3.2.1a patch number 115360-06.



Note - The Brocade Release Notes are also available from Brocade online at http://www.brocadeconnect.com/index.jsp.

A login is required, but registration is free with a valid Brocade switch World Wide Name (WWN).




Supported Software

This section lists the host operating systems, management software, and fabic operating systems supported by Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a.

Host Operating Systems

The following operating systems running on hosts on the SAN are compatible with Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a:

Solaris

Linux

Microsoft Windows

SAN Foundation

Brocade Management Software

The following management software is compatible with Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a:

Fabric OS (Switch Firmware) Requirements

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.


TABLE 1 Minimum Brocade Fabric OS Requirements

Description

SilkWorm 2000 Series

SilkWorm 3200 and 3800

SilkWorm 3250, 3850, 3900 and 24000

SilkWorm 4100

SilkWorm 200E, 4900 and 48000

SilkWorm 12000

Brocade Fabric Manager

General compatibility

2.6.1

3.2.1a

4.1.0

4.4.0b

5.0.1a

4.1.0

5.0

With secure fabric enabled

2.6.1

3.2.1a

4.1.0

4.4.0b

5.0.1a

4.1.0

5.0

Recommended software versions

2.6.2

3.2.1a

5.1.0a

5.1.0a

5.1.0a

5.0.4a

5.0




Note - SilkWorm 3250, 3850, and 24000 are supported by Fabric OS V4.2.0 or later.
SilkWorm 3250, 3850, and 24000 are supported by Fabric Manager 4.1.1 or later.
SilkWorm 3900 is supported by Fabric OS V4.1.0 or later.
SilkWorm 4100 is supported by Fabric Manager 4.4.0 or later.
SilkWorm 4900 is supported by Fabric OS V5.1.0a or later.
SilkWorm 200E and 48000 are supported by Fabric Manager 5.0 or later.




Downloading and Installing the Firmware

This section provides instructions for downloading and installing Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a patch number 115360-06.


procedure icon  To Download and Install Brocade Firmware Version 3.2.1a patch number 115360-06

Use the following procedure to retrieve Brocade firmware Version 3.2.1a patch number 115360-06.

1. Access the SunSolve web site at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com

2. Accept the terms and conditions of the license agreement.

3. Click Patches and Updates under the Support category.

4. Under PatchFinder, type the patch ID and click Find Patch.

Do not type the -xx revision number. PatchFinder automatically finds the latest patch.

5. Verify that you have retrieved the correct patch.

6. Print the page by doing one of the following:



Note - Printing this page also prints the patch README file, which contains the installation instructions, special instructions, special guidelines, and notes.



7. Download the patch by clicking on either HTTP or FTP in the following line:

Download Patch (nn,nnn,nnn bytes) HTTP FTP

8. When you have finished downloading the patch, install the patch by following the instructions in the patch README file.


Resolved Issues and Bugs

The following bugs have been resolved since the last firmware release.

 


Related Documentation

The Brocade Release Notes are available from Brocade online at http://www.brocadeconnect.com/index.jsp.

A login is required, but registration is free with a valid Brocade switch World Wide Name (WWN).


Service Contact Information

If you need help installing or using this product in the United States, call
1-800-USA-4SUN, or go to:

http://www.sun.com/service/contacting/index.html