Ethernet Switches & Routers

Best Practice-Software Upgrade of RX

by brcd-campus.expert on ‎12-19-2011 11:58 PM (1,624 Views)

BRCD-ENTERPRISE 2378

Introduction

Read the following information carefully before you begin your software upgrade.

  • In most cases boot and monitor images do not need to be upgraded, regardless of whether you are using the combined IronWare image, or are copying images to the management module and interface modules individually. Do not upgrade boot or monitor images unless you are explicitly instructed to do so in the upgrade instructions for the version you are using.
  • Hitless OS upgrades are only supported for upgrades within the same major software release.
  • Hitless OS upgrades are not supported for upgrades from one major release to another major release.

Steps to upgrade the Big Iron RX.

BigIronRx_02703a_ReleaseNotes.pdf

1) Copy LP Monitor Image.

2) Copy LP Application Image.

3) Copy MP Monitor Image.

4) Copy MP Application Image.

Example 1: Steps to upgrade the Big Iron RX

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#show flash

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#copy flash flash secondary (copies current image to

secondary slot)

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#copy tftp image 10.52.1.102 rx02703a.bin

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Download combined image from tftp is done - Start Copying Individual Images.

1) Copy LP Monitor Image.

Copy to LP monitor flash.

Copy file LP Monitor on MP to file monitor on all LP slots File Download: LP Monitor

(MP) -> monitor (LP 3) is done.

File Download: LP Monitor (MP) -> monitor (LP 2) is done.

File Download: LP Monitor (MP) -> monitor (LP 1) is done.

File download to interface module is done (3 successful) Save a copy to MP's flash,

please wait

.....................................................................................

..............................................Done

2) Copy LP Application Image.

Copy to LP primary flash.

Copy file LP Application on MP to file primary on all LP slots File Download:

LP Application (MP) -> primary (LP 1) is done.

File Download: LP Application (MP) -> primary (LP 3) is done.

File Download: LP Application (MP) -> primary (LP 2) is done.

File download to interface module is done (3 successful) Save a copy to MP's flash,

please wait

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.....................................................................Done

3) Copy MP Monitor Image.

Copy to MP code flash..............................................................

............................................done.

4) Copy MP Application Image.

Copy to MP primary flash............................................................

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............................done.

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#show flash

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#copy tftp lp 10.52.1.102 rlb02703a.bin monitor copy-boot

all

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..............................................TFTP to Flash Done.

Copy file rlb02703a.bin from tftp on MP to file monitor on all LP slots File

Download: rlb02703a.bin from tftp (MP) -> monitor (LP 1) is done.

File Download: rlb02703a.bin from tftp (MP) -> monitor (LP 3) is done.

File Download: rlb02703a.bin from tftp (MP) -> monitor (LP 2) is done.

File download to interface module is done (3 successful) Save a copy to MP's flash,

please wait..........................................................................

.........................................................Done

Once, the above step is complete, you will see everything is synched to the new code.

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#sh flash

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Please remember to reload the chassis after these steps in the main window.

telnet@BigIron RX-4 Router#reload

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