I have a 9509 and 9216 both are running:
BIOS: version 1.1.0
loader: version 1.2(2)
kickstart: version 3.0(2a)
system: version 3.0(2a)
BIOS compile time: 10/24/03
kickstart image file is: bootflash:/m9500-sf1ek9-kickstart-mz.3.0.2a.bin
kickstart compile time: 5/4/2006 21:00:00 [06/30/2006 13:51:50]
system image file is: bootflash:/m9500-sf1ek9-mz.3.0.2a.bin
system compile time: 5/4/2006 21:00:00 [06/30/2006 14:13:08]
cisco MDS 9509 ("Supervisor/Fabric-1")
Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU with 1028604 kB of memory.
Processor Board ID JAB07530623
bootflash: 250368 kB
slot0: 0 kB
9509-01 kernel uptime is 317 days 3 hours 4 minute(s) 6 second(s)
Last reset at 500673 usecs after Wed Feb 7 06:32:58 2007
Reason: Reset by installer
System version: 2.1(1a)
Our EMC SAN will no longer be supported on these versions and I need to upgeade to:
SAN OS 3.1(2)
I have never upgeaded one of these switches and have no idea of the potential problems associated with doing this.
Can someone give me an idea in what all is involved in this upgrade, the difficulty and potential problems?
Can this be done while the switch is online with no interruption of service to any of the ports?
I appreciate any help,