2011-02-24: Found link to 5.2.x and 6.0.x FOS on with the help of an ITRC thread.
2011-04-21: Added links for correlating Brocade Product name, model number and HP name.
When you see 5.2.x this mean any version in the Fabric OS 5.2.x series.
For upgrades this would generally mean the latest available in that series (like 5.2.3 for 5.2.x or 6.0.0c for 6.0.x) unless of course there is a problem with the latest.
2012-03-01: Added 6.2.2f and 7.0.1 and note about plist/ftp for 5.1.x 2012-04-03: Addeed 6.3.2e 2012-04-24: Added 7.0.1a 2012-04-27: Rewrote some part of the upgrade section. Notes about passive/active ftp, ifmodeshow|ipaddrshow and java version required (listed in release notes).
Re-wrote some of the steps and re-ordered so that ‘decide’ is before ‘prepare’.
Added output from switch when doing the firmware upgrade via CLI. 2012-01-02: Added FOS 7.0.0c 2012-01-09: Added EMC branded switches default pw 2012-02-14: Added HP’s link to FOS 5.x. 2012-02-15: Added IBM’s link to FOS 7 info and downloads. 2012-02-29: Added note about 5.1.x to 5.3.x, made upgrade path clearer.
The post have been updated over 100 times according to my wordpress revisions, first update in January 2011.
This article was originally built from my experience with HP branded Brocade SAN Switches – not with any other OEM or pure Brocade switches.