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IOS upgrade 6500 quad sup vss

Hello,

we are upgrading IOS on WS-C6509-E in vss with redundant sup in each switch this weekend. I have never done this before on this type of environment. Also see attachment for issu, redundancy and bootvar details.

It will be a great help if someone can take sometime and provide steps with actual module numbers and bootvar settings to accomplish this task successfully.

I have checked below URL: It is understandable, but since this is my first time upgrading a quad sup vss switch, I am being cautious as this is the Core of our clients network.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/15-1SY/config_guide/sup2T/15_1_sy_swcg_2T/fast_software_upgrade.html#58890

sh mod switch all
 Switch Number:     1   Role:   Virtual Switch Active
----------------------  -----------------------------
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   20  DCEF2T 4 port 40GE / 16 port 10GE      WS-X6904-40G       SAL17299YP5
  3   20  DCEF2T 4 port 40GE / 16 port 10GE      WS-X6904-40G       SAL17299YRV
  5    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (Acti VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1731APXZ
  6    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (CSSO VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1731AQ27
  8   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6824-SFP       SAL1730A3K2

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status

---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-E      SAL1732B4AA  1.2    Ok
  3  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-E      SAL1731AWSK  1.2    Ok
  5  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1731AN4J  2.1    Ok
  5  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1731ANQU  2.0    Ok
  6  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1731ANBM  2.1    Ok
  6  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1731ANQ3  2.0    Ok
  8  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-A      SAL1731ARQ4  1.0    Ok

 Switch Number:     2   Role:  Virtual Switch Standby

----------------------  -----------------------------
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   20  DCEF2T 4 port 40GE / 16 port 10GE      WS-X6904-40G       SAL17299YMX
  3   20  DCEF2T 4 port 40GE / 16 port 10GE      WS-X6904-40G       SAL17299YQQ
  5    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (Hot) VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1731APXD
  6    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (CSSO VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1731APZY
  8   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6824-SFP       SAL1730AFG9

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status

---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-E      SAL1731AWQH  1.2    Ok
  3  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-E      SAL1731AWQE  1.2    Ok
  5  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1731ANAF  2.1    Ok
  5  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1731ANU8  2.0    Ok
  6  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1731ANBK  2.1    Ok
  6  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1730AGKL  2.0    Ok
  8  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-A      SAL1731ANXJ  1.0    Ok

Many thanks in advance.

Raghav

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Before you begin, you need to

Before you begin, you need to check the following:  

1.  config-registry value; and 

2.  Do an MD5 hash check of the file you're going to use.  The MD5 should have the same value as found in the Cisco website.

 

If you want how we've done ours:

 

1.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the active blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin sup-bootflash:

2.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the secondary blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin slavesup-bootflash:

5.  Go to enable mode and change the bootstring/boot variable.

NOTE:  In this step, what we've done is specify that the chassis boot the NEW IOS and also specify that the chassis boot the old or existing IOS in case the first one fails.

 

conf t

NO boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:NEW_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

end

copy run start

reboot

HI Leo,Thank you. I followed

HI Leo,

Thank you. I followed the below process a little detailed. Might help someone.

 

Copy image in all sup’s and confirm image is present on Standby switch

#remote command switch-id 2 module 5 dir

Directory of bootdisk:/

    2  -rw-    85875056  Aug 14 2013 20:11:20 -04:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.150-1.SY4.bin

    3  -rw-    93441464  Aug 27 2013 22:22:36 -04:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-1.SY1.bin

   10  -rw-   113829304  Jan 31 2015 16:10:34 -05:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

#remote command switch-id 2 module 6 dir

Directory of bootdisk:/

    2  -rw-    85875056  Aug 14 2013 20:11:20 -04:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.150-1.SY4.bin

    3  -rw-    93441464  Aug 27 2013 22:22:36 -04:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-1.SY1.bin

   10  -rw-   113829304  Jan 31 2015 16:10:34 -05:00  s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

Verify image integrity

verify /md5 sw1-slot5-bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

verify /md5 sw1-slot6-bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

verify /md5 sw2-slot5-bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

verify /md5 sw2-slot6-bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

Set boot var

conf t

no boot system flash

boot system flash bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY4a.bin

boot system flash bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.151-1.SY1.bin   //Secondary image

end

 

Check bootvar on Standby switch

#remote command switch-id 2 module 5 sh bootvar

#remote command switch-id 2 module 6 sh bootvar

# redundancy reload peer

Once peer came into rpr mode, reloaded active switch

# redundancy reload shelf 

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