08-11-2010 07:51 PM
What is the process for upgrading a stack of FCX's? As I discovered, if the software versions are not the same on all of the switches in the stack, you have problems. I have not been able to find any documentation covering upgrading a stack...
08-12-2010 01:29 AM
Yes you are correct, make sure that all units are on the same version (suggest doing this before joining the stack for anybody else reading this).
To upgrade following the normal process as outlined in the release notes for the version you are after. But then BEFORE you reload the active swich in the stack (the active switch will be the first one you upgrade) follow the before to push the image out to the rest of the stack units and then reload.
From the FastIron Config Guide of release 07.1.0b page 122
Copying the flash image to a stack unit from the Active Controller
To copy the flash image to a stack unit from the Active Controller primary or secondary flash, enter
the following command.
FLS648-STK Switch# copy flash flash unit-id-pri 2
Syntax: copy flash flash
primary - Copy secondary to primary
secondary - Copy primary to secondary
unit-id-pri - Copy active primary image to unit-id
unit-id-sec - Copy active secondary image to unit-id
The unit-id-pri or unit-id-sec keywords are used to copy images to a stack member from the Active
Controller primary and secondary flash, respectively. For <
unit-num>, enter a value from 1 – 8.
Reloading a stack unit
To reload a stack unit, enter the following command.
FLS624-STK Switch# reload
after - schedule reloading after certain time period
at - schedule reloading at an exact later time
cancel - cancel scheduled reload
unit-id - stack members to reload
The unit-id <unit-list> can be a combination, such as 2,4-6,8. Tokens must be separated by a
comma and there is no space.
09-21-2012 08:43 AM
Hi, Want to add one more question, I have already installed stack switches, and want to upgrade to software
07.2.02aT7f1 to 07.3.00cT7f1.
I gave command as followes but cannot see where it is going to copy in Active stack, Standby or member stack? Can you pleas add more info which can help me to upgrade switches around 50. Because if I start by console will be long prodedur.
FCX648SHPOE##copy tftp flash 22.214.171.124 07.3.00cT7f1 secondary
alone: standalone, D: dynamic config, S: static config
ID Type Role Mac Address Pri State Comment
1 S FCX648SPOE active 0024.38c4.fe40 128 local Ready
2 S FCX648SPOE standby 0024.38c4.fc80 0 remote Ready
3 S FCX648SPOE member 0024.38c4.cdc0 0 remote Ready
4 S FCX648SPOE member 0024.38c4.7140 0 remote Ready
5 S FCX648SPOE member 748e.f82d.73c0 0 remote Ready
6 S FCX648SPOE member 0024.38c7.0a00 0 remote Ready
7 S FCX648SPOE member 748e.f82d.af80 0 remote Ready
8 S FCX648SPOE member 0024.38c5.0680 0 remote Ready
+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
-2/1| 1 |2/2--2/1| 2 |2/2--2/1| 3 |2/2--2/1| 4 |2/2--2/1| 5 |2/2--2/1| 6 |2/2-
| +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ |
Standby u2 - No hitless failover. Reason: hitless-failover not configured
Current stack management MAC is 0024.38c4.fe40
Note: no "stack mac" config. My MAC will change after failover.