Brocade Adapter Software Installer
The Brocade Adapter Software Installer is a one step program that allows you to install all adapter software and drivers, including both Ethernet and Storage drivers. It allows the option to install only Host Connectivity Manager (HCM, a GUI Management Application), only the drivers, or both. Included with the drivers are the Brocade Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.
Download the appropriate driver package if you would like to install the driver directly without using the Brocade Adapter Software Installer. Included in the driver package are the installation script, storage (FC/FCoE) and networking (Ethernet) drivers, Brocade Command line Utility (BCU), HCM Agent, and APIs.
Download the Multi-Boot Code Image to update the BIOS on the adapter on x86, IEM64T, or AMD64 platforms. The image can be flashed using either the BCU or HCM on systems running v1.1+ of the drivers. A LiveCD is also available for x86, IEM64T, and AMD64 platforms, which contains a bootable Linux shell, drivers, BCU, and the Multi-Boot Code Image. The LiveCD provides an alternative method of updating the boot code on the adapters, e.g. on diskless servers or servers without an OS installed.
Driver Update Disks (DUDs)Top
The Driver Update Disk (DUD) is an extractable image (.ZIP or .ISO) that contains a specific set of drivers and directory structure to be loaded during an Operating System installation to a remote LUN over a SAN. Download the appropriate DUD for the OS and platform that you are installing the OS from.
The CIM Providers provide standards based management API to configure and manage Brocade adapters. The providers are based on Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) and are compatible with any CMPI compliant Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) like OpenPegasus and SFCB. Download the appropriate CIM/SMI-S Providers for the OS and the platform that you are installing the OS from.