For the last three weeks, I have been working on having a couple of Brocade ICX 6110 switches to be deployed as a top of rack switch in one of our Data Centers. I had an amazing opportunity to work on the project which entails doing the templates and research the ideal firmware upgrade on these switches.
After a number of back and forth emails with the guys from Brocade, I have finally decided to go for FastIron ver 7.4 instead of going to version 8.0. One being as per Brocade’s recommendation, version 8 would be ideal if we were running Layer-3 Premium/Advanced license on the switches.
Here are the software/hardware involved in this process:
- 2 x Brocade ICX 6110 running FastIron version 7.3
- Windows machine
- Solarwinds TFTP Server
- MyBrocade Account
- Firmware copy of FastIron ver 7.4.00gT7F3
I did not bother installing the boot code since nothing has changed.
To be continued…