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Brocade Fabric OS downloads

Fabric OS is what runs on the SAN switches I will be using for the mainframe. It has a bit of annoying upgrade path as the guldmyr blog can attest to. TL;DR is that you need to do minor upgrades (6.3 -> 6.4 -> 7.0 -> ... > 7.4) which requires you to get all Fabric OS images for those versions. Not always easy.

So, let's make it a bit easier. Hopefully this will not end up with the links being taken down, but at least it helped somebody I hope.

These downloads worked for me and are hash-verified when I could find a hash to verify against. Use at your own risk etc.

The URLs are:

# sha256sum for the files I used
7fbe30da45c92cf353b937d9816561717c6414896168d0703fe87aa2ef3e1c7f  v6.4.3h.zip
2bc038c8d42df74a2dbf3def20a55b3a8026767b7f1d8c16856416646aec3df5  v7.0.2e.zip
45a0a3cbfb97958569c8ef417532ee18123b6ed8ee5dd9bb125c20fdcadddd4c  v7.1.2b.zip
1fc8da402b773c64e88c2bdc5d5a69615eb72eec8b132737979bac17cf506d92  v7.2.1g.zip
1bcd6e66803189def5587a4521909127e78231c81884749a0165a17fdbb05903  v7.3.2a.zip

Then to get the latest 7.4.x or 8.x I recommend going to IBM as per guldmyr.

In other news: The 7800 twins arrived and they work just fabulously! They seems really powerful and I kind of regret buying the 5100s, but I am sure they will their uses for something as well. Here the twins are freshly upgraded and configured with a test FCIP extension tunnel.



Thanks for reading,

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