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Flex system firmware compatibility matrix

2018-02-14, 12:32 PM

Firmware compatibility matrix? Is there anything like this concerning Flex system ?

I want to upgrade my x240 m5 hosts fw and don't know how to check if our rather old fw for san and lan chassis switches wont give me any connection problems.

From the other hand if I would like to update chassis switches what is the probability that my hosts with old fw won't cooperate with them?

 

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Re: Flex system firmware compatibility matrix

2018-02-14, 14:39 PM

SAN compatibility is always dictated by the storage. If your storage is an IBM model, you can use SSIC:

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/index.jsp/interoperability.wss

 

Now regarding every other firmware that is not SAN-related, please refer to this link:

 

For IBM Flex / PureFlex:

http://public.dhe.ibm.com/systems/support/system_x_pdf/ibm_updating_flex_best_practice_v1.3.4.pdf
For Lenovo components, refer to Lenovo general guidelines:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht116912

 

Briefly speaking, the dependencies are usually described in each firmware's README file.

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Re: Flex system firmware compatibility matrix

2018-02-26, 20:17 PM

What hardware do you have? Are you using Brocade or QLogic SAN switches to what storage and what HBAs do you utilize? 

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