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Upgrade failure DCX 8510 7.3.1d due to SIM ports

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When performing an upgrade from 7.2.1a to 7.3.1d using BNA firmware management the upgrade fails with the following error:

 

'SIM ports configured switches:  128
Firmware download is not allowed because SIM ports are configured on one or more switches.Please use  "flow --control -simport [SlotNumber/]PortNumber -disable" command to disable SIM port configuration.'

 

There SIM ports configured but these have been removed.

FLOWs have also been removed as a caution.

All ports have been enabled and environment checked once again and no SIM ports can be found.

 

The upgrade has been successfully performed on other switches within the environment with no issues whatsoever. 

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Re: Upgrade failure DCX 8510 7.3.1d due to SIM ports

Just a wild guess. Did you try doing hafailover before starting FOS upgrade?
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Re: Upgrade failure DCX 8510 7.3.1d due to SIM ports

 


alexey.stepanov wrote:
Just a wild guess. Did you try doing hafailover before starting FOS upgrade?

I haven't tried a hafailover as of yet. I'll give this a try and rerun the upgrade at the weekend.

 

Cheers

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Re: Upgrade failure DCX 8510 7.3.1d due to SIM ports

FYI

 

Defect ID :           DEFECT000551504

Technical Severity :         2- High 

Product :              Brocade Fabric OS           

Reported In Release :    FOS7.4.0             

Closed in Relese(s) :       FOS7.4.0a; FOS7.4.1       

Probability :        Low       

Technology Group :        Management   

Technology :      Software Upgrade          

Symptom :          Firmware upgrade  from v7.2.x to v7.4.0 is not blocked while SIM ports exist. The port will not function properly.            

Conditions :        When SIM ports are defined on v7.2.x, firmware upgrade to v7.4.x is not blocked. However, firmware upgrade to v7.3.x is blocked properly    

Workaround :    Unconfigure SIM port before upgrade  

Recovery :           -

 

The resolution was as follows:

 

Perform ConfigDefault -all  on the switch. This required a ChassisDisable to allow the command to run, once a HAReboot had been performed the upgraded  without issues.

 

The configdefault does not reset all the settings on the switch.

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Re: Upgrade failure DCX 8510 7.3.1d due to SIM ports

Thanks for sharing! Did you finally have to perform both chassisdisable and then hareboot?

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