04-21-2009 07:06 AM
All i want to know is, if i have a DCX backbone switch that i want to split in 2 virtual switches.
FOS 6.2 permits that, not out wet, but will be soon.
I want to know if when dowing a firmware upgrade in the futur, will i be able to do the upgrade one virtual switch at a time, or it will be disruptive for the hoe physicle switch ?
I think it will affect the hole physical switch, but i want to make sure of that.
Thank you !
04-21-2009 07:38 AM
FOS Upgrade is not Distruptive, indifferently if the Switch as configure as Vitual or not.
With other word, after Firmware upgrade your have of the Phisical Switch and Virtual Switch a same FOS release, because the FOS will load in a unique CF Card of the Control's Processor's.
04-21-2009 07:46 AM
So , i can't do maintenance on one virtual switch at a time.
If i reboot i reboot all virtual, i can't reboot virtual switchs separetly.
One FOS on one CF card. It's not like the old M12 switches that where split in two physicaly.
Thank you !
04-21-2009 08:06 AM
I have installed FOS 5.3.1a on two M48 switch.
I had to reboot them for it to take effect.
And if i install the new FOS, lets say FOS 6.3, and something appends and it doesent work !!
I loose all my switch config ... That's why we do it one path at a time, to see if everything works after you upgrade.
04-21-2009 08:22 AM
I have Upgrade in the last 4 Years since FOS 5.x.x around 300 Switches. I have Upgrade around 40 Directors, 24000 and 48000 and any Reboot was not necessary. All Switches and Directors work fine without any lost of connection or another issue.
Sorry but i don't see any reason to reboot the switch.