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Notice: HPE B-series Fabric Operating System 7.4.1c Firmware Release for Select HP B-series SAN Switches


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Notice: HPE B-series Fabric Operating System 7.4.1c Firmware Release for Select HP B-series SAN Switches
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: 2016-06-06

Last Updated: 2016-06-06


This notice announces the release of HPE B-series Fabric Operating System (FOS) 7.4.1c firmware for select HPE B-series SAN switches.


FOS v7.4.1c is a patch release based on FOS v7.4.1b. All hardware platforms and features supported in FOS v7.4.1b are also supported in FOS v7.4.1c. This release also contains issue resolutions including those from the FOS v7.4.1b release.

Resolution of Important Issues:

  • DEFECT000567817 - Firmware upgrade fails on a director with the standby CP remaining in a constant powering up state.
  • DEFECT000577166 - F_Ports went into In_sync state or route error triggered on Eport trunk causing frame drop during a firmware upgrade.
  • DEFECT000577864 - Multiple N-Port failovers on AG switch cause LUNs to disappear.
  • DEFECT000576240 - CVE-2015-7575: TLS 1.2 Transcipt Collision attacks against MD5 in key exchange protocol (SLOTH).
  • DEFECT000580882 - CVE-2015-3194: OpenSSL Certificate verify crash with missing PSS parameter.
NOTE: See the HPE B-series FOS 7.4.1c Release Notes for complete details of the issue resolutions, as well as other important information related to the FOS 7.4.1c firmware.

To obtain the HPE B-series FOS 7.4.1c firmware and to view the Release Notes, see the HPE Support Center website:

  1. Select HPE Servers, Storage and Networking under Product Support.
  2. Search for your HP StoreFabric B-series switch model.
  3. Select Get drivers, software & firmware
  4. Click Firmware under OS Independent Downloads.
  5. To read the Brocade Release Notes, click the Manuals link under the Knowledge Base tab.
  6. To read the HPE Release Notes, click the Release Notes tab in the firmware download page.
  7. Also, in the Manuals section, see the Fabric OS Administrator’s Guide for a description of the process to verify the firmware download is complete.
NOTE: The B-series switch streams list all of the currently active FOS versions. For the latest product support information, see the Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK) on the HPE website:

You must sign up for an HPE Passport to access this website.

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Hardware Platforms Affected: StoreFabric B-series Switches
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA05164378
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