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Notice: HPE H-Series SN6000 and 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch Firmware 8.0.14.19.00 is Released

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER NOTICE

Document ID: c05150593

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Notice: HPE H-Series SN6000 and 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch Firmware 8.0.14.19.00 is Released
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2016-05-25

Last Updated: 2016-05-25


DESCRIPTION

This notice announces the release of firmware version 8.0.14.19.00 for the HPE 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch, which is available as a standalone switch or as part of the HPE 8 Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit, and for the HPE SN6000 Fibre Channel Switch.

HPE recommends that all H-series Fibre Channel Switches be upgraded to this version because it incorporates changes that correct issues including security patches identified in previous versions. The release notes for this firmware, HPE H-series SN6000 and 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch Release Notes (5200-0460), detail resolutions and important and late breaking information. The release notes are included in the firmware download and are available separately along with the manuals.

NOTE: With the release of firmware version 8.0.14.19.00, support for version 8.0.14.03.00 has been discontinued.

DETAILS

To provide consistent performance throughout the fabric, ensure that all H-series Fibre Channel Switches in the same fabric have the same firmware version installed. You can use the SAN Connection Manager (SCM) application, the switch QuickTools application, or the switch CLI to upgrade firmware. For more information on upgrading firmware versions, refer to the HP SN6000 Fibre Channel Switch Installation and Reference Guide, the HP 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch Installation and Reference Guide, or the HP SAN Connection Manager User Guide, which are available at the following website.

For information about installing these products, see the HP SN6000 Fibre Channel Switch Quick Start Installation Instructions, the HP 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch Quick Start Installation Instructions, the HP 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit Quick Start Instructions, and other documentation available on the HPE website referenced as follows.

To download the latest firmware, software, and documentation from the HPE Support website:

  1. Go to the HPE Support website at

    http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc

    .
  2. Type the switch model name in the Enter a product name or number box, and click Go. For example, enter "SN6000 Fibre Channel Switch" or "8/20q Fibre Channel Switch."
  3. Under the search results, select the switch to open the product page.
  4. For documentation, select the Manuals tab to download manuals or release notes.
  5. For firmware and software, select Download Options.
  6. Click Get drivers, software & firmware.
  7. Under results select your switch model.
  8. Under Operating systems, select OS Independent.
  9. Expand the Firmware list for firmware downloads, and expand the Application list for "HP SAN Connection Manager" software.




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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE 8Gb Simple SAN Connection Kit, HPE 8/20q Fibre Channel Switch, HPE 8/20q Fibre Channel 8-ports Active Switch, HPE SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24-port Single Power Fibre Channel Switch, HPE SN6000 Stackable 8Gb 24-port Dual Power Fibre Channel Switch, HPE SN6000 Stackable 12-port Single Power FC Switch
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA05150593
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