Oracle Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Switch Firmware Patch Matrix for Firmware Upgrade - Brocade - Cisco - McData - Qlogic (Doc ID 1507746.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Qlogic SAN Switch Hardware - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Brocade SAN Switch Hardware - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
QLogic SANbox 5600 Switch - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
McData SAN Switch Hardware - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
McData 3232 Switch - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The intent of this document is to provide the reader with the available firmware versions for the FC SAN Switches (Brocade, Cisco, McData and Qlogic) supported by Oracle

Connected switches

Before upgrading the firmware on a switch, check the connected switches to ensure compatibility and that any older versions are supported.
See the "Fabric OS Administrator's Guide" for version being installed.
Refer to the Fabric Operating System (FOS) Compatibility section of the FOS Release Notes for the recommended firmware version matrix showing the firmware levels that can run on connected switches.
For Brocade FC Switches, about how to access latest and old documentation, see:  Accessing Brocade Fibre Channel (FC) Switch Documentation (Doc ID 1917430.1)

 

FC Switch Firmware Patch Matrix.

Some notes about firmware upgrade

Note.1. See the README files of the patch for any questions regarding how to install the firmware. In general, if possible, it is recommended before changing fc switch firmware to:

- verify switch health/status

- collect support data

<Document 1016141.1> Cisco MDS switch - What logs are required to troubleshoot a Cisco MDS switch?
<Document 1003754.1> Brocade: What logs are required to troubleshoot a Brocade switch?
<Document 1270583.1> Qlogic Switch - What logs are required to troubleshoot a Qlogic Fibre Channel switch
<Document 1015572.1> McData - What logs are required to troubleshoot a McData switch?

- backup configuration

<Document 1917431.1> Brocade Fibre Channel (FC) Switch Configuration Backup and Restore

 

Note.2. These are the only firmware version and the only FC switches supported by Oracle. (It is possible that when Oracle starts the support of a recent new FC switch, it may not be in the list for a small period of time, until this document is updated)

Note.3. FC switch firmware upgrades are performed by customers. If you want an Oracle engineer onsite to do the firmware upgrade, this is a paid service and must go through Oracle ACS. About how to contact and the many benefits to using Oracle ACS, see Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services

Note.4. As an example for Brocade switches, see document  1014778.1 - Brocade 3250/3850/3900/12000/24000 - How to Upgrade Firmware on Switch

 

 

How to download a FC Switch Firmware Patch in MOS:


1.Go to My Oracle Support Portal

2.Select the 'Patches & Updates' tab

3.In the 'Patch Search' frame, click on 'Number/Name or Bug Number (Simple)'

4.In field next to 'Patch Name or Number', enter the patch number , ie 149139-01
        
To Run your query, click on the 'Search' button.

 

Or

3.In the 'Patch Search' frame, click on 'Product or Family (Advanced)'

4.In 'Product' field, enter the product name

To Run your query, click on the 'Search' button.

 

 

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