Upgrade Brocade or Qlogic BR-1020 in ESXi

SOURCE:
-Download from
ESXi55-BCD-bna-3.2.6.0-00000-3204985.zip
BCD-ESXi5.5-bfa-3.2.6.0-00000-3000040.zip
brocade_adapter_boot_fw_v3-2-7-0.zip

Upgrade firmware
OPTION1
-download “Multi-Boot Code for BR- Series Adapters LiveCD” from
and boot from it
# bcu boot –update brocade_adapter_boot_fw_v3-2-7-0 -a

OPTION2
# unzip brocade_adapter_boot_fw_v3-2-7-0.zip
# esxcli brocade bcu –command=”boot –update brocade_adapter_boot_fw_v3-2-7-0 -a”

to install network driver
# unzip ESXi55-BCD-bna-3.2.6.0-00000-3204985.zip
# esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/ESXi55-BCD-bna-3.2.6.0-00000-offline_bundle-3204985.zip
# reboot

to install fc driver
# unzip BCD-ESXi5.5-bfa-3.2.6.0-00000-3000040.zip
# esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/BCD-ESXi5.5-bfa-3.2.6.0-00000-offline_bundle-3000040.zip
-Geting WWN’s for all storage adapters with ESXCLI
# esxcli storage core adapter list | grep -i fc | awk ‘{print $4}’
fc.20000005334856b6:10000005334856b6
fc.20000005334856b7:10000005334856b7

-to uninstall fc driver
# esxcli software vib remove -n scsi-bfa
# reboot
NOTE:
-to connect BR-1020 twinax, we need Brocade, Cisco or EMC active twinax
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