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How to obtain TruFOS Certificate for Brocade switches

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Applies to

Brocade Switches


  • The TruFOS license is linked to the support contract.

  • The TruFOS certificate when generated will run through to the end of the active support contract.

  • license --show  output confirms if an TruFOS certificate is expired.

/fabos/link_sbin/license --show:
  License Id : 10:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  License 1 :
    License serial number   : FOS-86-0-04-11xxxx54
    License features        : Trusted FOS (TruFOS) Certificate
    Generation date         : 12/07/2022
    Expiry date             : 01/06/2023
    License has expired


  • These licenses are generated from the Broadcom portal for the respective serial number.

  • Brocade TruFOS Certificates are required on the following platforms, starting with Fabric OS v9.1.0:

    • Brocade Gen 6 Directors

    • Brocade Gen 7 Directors

    • Brocade Gen 6 G630 (switch types 173 and 184)

    • Brocade Gen 7 G730 Switches

  • Brocade TruFOS Certificates are required on the following platforms, starting with Fabric OS v9.2.0:
    • G720
    • 7850
    • G620
    • G610
    • 7810


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