upgrade 6500 series switches

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Aug 9th, 2007
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Its my first time to upgrade 6500 multilayer switches. My big question is what i pay attention for upgrading this devices. The switches serve sverals modules. I will upgrade to s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin currently:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin


Here the output from the modules:

#sh module

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.

--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------

1 0 2-subslot Services SPA Carrier-400 7600-SSC-400 JAB103703KM

2 16 16 port 1000mb GBIC ethernet WS-X6416-GBIC SAD05040F8K

3 8 8 port 1000mb ethernet WS-X6408-GBIC SAD040807ZV

4 24 CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP WS-X6724-SFP SAD091500KX

5 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Active) WS-SUP720-3B SAD091301YZ

7 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAD04150H0L


Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status

--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------

1 2.0 12.2(18)SXF6 12.2(18)SXF6 Ok

2 1.2 5.4(2) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

3 2.4 5.1(1)CSX 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

4 2.2 12.2(14r)S5 12.2(18)SXF6 Ok

5 4.3 8.4(2) 12.2(18)SXF6 Ok

7 1.1 5.3(1) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok


Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status

---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------

1/0 2 Gbps IPSec SPA SPA-IPSEC-2G JAB103604QU 1.0 Ok

4 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC SAL09148NJ4 2.0 Ok

5 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3B SAD09110DC0 2.0 Ok

5 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 SAD09110FUK 2.3 Ok


Mod Online Diag Status

---- -------------------

1 Pass

1/0 Pass

2 Pass

3 Pass

4 Pass

5 Pass

7 Pass


Many thanks for every tip...

You have a 512M Sup-Bootdisk. That's large enough to keep both levels of code in there. I'd first delete the s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin file with this command:

del sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin

Confim the delete. You do not need to squeeze the sup-bootdisk. This will free up some room, and it's good house cleaning.


Download the FPD file from Cisco and ftp copy (or tftp) the FPD file to your sup-bootdisk in the same manner as you load the IOS file.


You are going to want both of these files (the IOS and the FPD) in the sup-bootdisk. Use the copy command to do that:

copy disk0:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin sup-bootdisk:

Keep the name the same. In the end, you will have the: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin, s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin, and the c7600-fpd-pkg.122-18.SXF10.pkg files on your sup-bootdisk. This will be the best way for you in the event you need to drop back to the old version. Prove this with the: dir sup-bootdisk: command.


Make sure before you boot and perform the upgrade you have the following command in your config: boot system sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin

This will force the system to boot this file and not the older file.


Your old FPD code is in the flexwan-fdp: directory. My guess would be you upgraded from a FLexWAN carrier to the SPA sometime in the past. The process I've shown you will make you as current as possible.


If you run into problems and need to drop back a version, interrupt the boot process of the switch and get to ROMMON. Type UNSET BOOT (must be caps). Then do a: dir sup-bootflash:. Make sure your old version is there. Then type: boot sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin


You should boot to the old version. Correct any errors and try again. You may have made a mistake in the name in the boot system command.


Hope I have been helpful to you.


Ciao



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Pavel Bykov Thu, 08/09/2007 - 03:41
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What is the reason for upgrade?

Normally, stable prodcution systems should have a good reason for upgrades.


I.E. a bug that REALLY could destabilize environment, new functionality that REALLY could/will be used, security hole that REALLY could be exploited, etc.

n.steffen Thu, 08/09/2007 - 05:15
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hi


i see several bugs in the bug toolkit...but not so really dramatic.


however when i make an update, what are the importants steps with several modules?

I see you have a SPA-400. These are field programmable devices. Therefore, you will need to upgrade this file as well. You'll need filename c7600-fpd-pkg.122-18.SXF10.pkg as well in your sup-bootdisk. It's best to keep these files (the IOS and the FPD) on the same revision if available.


Also, make sure the following commands are in your configuration:

upgrade fpd auto

upgrade fpd path sup-bootdisk:

This will force the file to load at next boot. It will perform the upgrade automagically.


It really is simpler than you might believe. Just have the IOS and the FPD files on the sup-bootdisk, update your BOOT SYSTEM command to point to the new IOS file and reload. As you only have a single SUP, it will be an intrusive upgrade.


I would keep the old software on a seperate CF card. This way, if you have an issue with the new software, you can always get to ROMMON and boot the file from that card. Just remember to UNSET any BOOT command if you need to do this.

n.steffen Thu, 08/09/2007 - 06:49
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hello,


many thanks for your answer. its possible load the image and fpd from a disk flash system?


other question: how does i find (command) the fpd package in our system?

#dir all

Directory of system:/


2 dr-x 0 memory

1 -rw- 44478 running-config

12 dr-x 0 vfiles


No space information available

Directory of tmpsys:/


6 drw- 0 eem_lib_system

5 drw- 0 eem_lib_user

4 drw- 0 eem_policy

1 dr-- 0 lib


No space information available

Directory of flexwan-fpd:/


0 dr--

1 -r-- 1220096 CWPA2_FPD_version_10.10


No space information available

Directory of disk0:/


1 -rw- 80625220 Aug 2 2007 14:52:18 +02:00 s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin


1024507904 bytes total (943882240 bytes free)

Directory of sup-bootdisk:/


1 -rw- 80350724 Sep 7 2006 09:39:06 +02:00 s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin

2 -rw- 82484292 Oct 10 2006 22:26:10 +02:00 s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin


512040960 bytes total (349200384 bytes free)

Directory of sup-microcode:/


0 dr--

1 -r-- 4196310 CWPA_version_10.10

2 -r-- 5292030 CWTLC_version_10.10

3 -r-- 4706382 CWPA2_version_10.10

4 -r-- 6300510 SIP1_version_10.10

5 -r-- 7191234 SIP2_version_10.10

6 -r-- 7277798 SIP10G_version_10.10

7 -r-- 3650050 SMSC_version_10.10

8 -r-- 18366782 DRACO2_MP

9 -r-- 6172962 CHEVYS-LC

10 -r-- 7405062 C2LC

11 -r-- 2352366 MACEDON

12 -r-- 315100 LCP_LX10100

13 -r-- 376572 LCP_LX1000

14 -r-- 309342 LCP_AX1000

15 -r-- 375196 LCP_AX10100

16 -r-- 356782 LCP_CPFAB

17 -r-- 692510 LCP_CPGBIT

18 -r-- 681982 LCP_CP10G

19 -r-- 746718 LCP_CPMBIT2

20 -r-- 846046 LCP_CPMBIT

21 -r-- 1009326 LCP_CPXBIT

22 -r-- 65318 LCP_ABOOT

23 -r-- 60490 LCP_BOOT

24 -r-- 1220130 CWPA2_FPD_version_10.10


79966998 bytes total (0 bytes free)

Directory of const_nvram:/


1 -rw- 3336 vlan.dat


129004 bytes total (125668 bytes free)

Directory of nvram:/


1918 -rw- 44478 startup-config

1919 ---- 1939 private-config

1920 -rw- 44478 underlying-config

1 ---- 4 rf_cold_starts

2 ---- 47 persistent-data

3 -rw- 0 ifIndex-table






its the code unpacked in sup-microcode: CWPA2_FPD_version_10.10


sincerely


Correct Answer

You have a 512M Sup-Bootdisk. That's large enough to keep both levels of code in there. I'd first delete the s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin file with this command:

del sup-bootdisk:s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin

Confim the delete. You do not need to squeeze the sup-bootdisk. This will free up some room, and it's good house cleaning.


Download the FPD file from Cisco and ftp copy (or tftp) the FPD file to your sup-bootdisk in the same manner as you load the IOS file.


You are going to want both of these files (the IOS and the FPD) in the sup-bootdisk. Use the copy command to do that:

copy disk0:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin sup-bootdisk:

Keep the name the same. In the end, you will have the: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin, s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin, and the c7600-fpd-pkg.122-18.SXF10.pkg files on your sup-bootdisk. This will be the best way for you in the event you need to drop back to the old version. Prove this with the: dir sup-bootdisk: command.


Make sure before you boot and perform the upgrade you have the following command in your config: boot system sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF10.bin

This will force the system to boot this file and not the older file.


Your old FPD code is in the flexwan-fdp: directory. My guess would be you upgraded from a FLexWAN carrier to the SPA sometime in the past. The process I've shown you will make you as current as possible.


If you run into problems and need to drop back a version, interrupt the boot process of the switch and get to ROMMON. Type UNSET BOOT (must be caps). Then do a: dir sup-bootflash:. Make sure your old version is there. Then type: boot sup-bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin


You should boot to the old version. Correct any errors and try again. You may have made a mistake in the name in the boot system command.


Hope I have been helpful to you.


Ciao



n.steffen Fri, 08/10/2007 - 00:09
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hello


your answers was very helpful, many thanks

:-)

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