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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

Does anyone have advice for upgrading the firmware on a Cisco MDS 9148 from 5.0(7) to 6.2(3)? I do not see anything newer than 6.2(3).

I have been advised to perform this upgrade before connecting to Cisco UCS 6296UP.

I have read the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(3). I understand from the document that I need to upgrade to 5.2(x) first, then 6.2(3).

Since this is my first time upgrading firmware on a Cisco switch I am lookinfg for a step-by-step guide if it exists.

Thanks

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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

Robert,

it's pretty straight forward, always a good practice to backup configuration to an external tftp/ftp/scp server just in case. Other than that just follow the release notes, they should point out any in-between upgrades and if they are disruptive or note. Your 9148 does not have IVR correct ?

@dynamoxxx

@dynamoxxx
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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

I have not configured IVR, I don't believe it is in use. There is one default VSAN.

So far I have this plan:

1. Establish console connection to MDS 9148.
2. Create a backup of the existing configuration file using Fabric Manager to existing ftp server.
3. Create a backup of all zones using Fabric Manager to existing ftp server.
4. Issue the "show install all impact upgrade-image" CLI command to determine if the upgrade will be nondisruptive.
5. Perform upgrade to MDS NX-OS Release 5.0(7).
6. Perform upgrade to MDS NX-OS Release 6.2(1).


Question:
Do I use Fabric Manager to perform the upgrade? Or do I need to copy the new firmware to the switch and issue a CLI command?

Thanks

Robert

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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

Since the current version is 5.0(7), Step 5. should be:

Perform upgrade to MDS NX-OS Release 5.2(x).

Silver

MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

i like to use the command line:

1) upload firmware to the switch, here i am pulling it down from an tftp server

copy tftp://192.168.23.78/m9200-xxxxx.bin bootflash:m9200-xxxx.bin"

copy tftp://192.168.23.78/m9200-xxxx-kickstart-xxx.bin bootflash:m9200-xxx-kickstart-xx.bin

2) Verify version

show version image bootflash:m9200-xxxx.bin and m9200-xxx-kickstart-xx.bin

3) Verify compatability

show incompatibility system bootflash:m9200-s2ek9-mz.xxx.bin

4) Let it rip

install all system bootflash:m9200-xxx.bin kickstart  bootflash:m9200-xxx-kickstart-xx.bin

@dynamoxxx

@dynamoxxx
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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

@dynamoxxx,

Thanks for your quick response and attention to detail. I will upgrade one switch to firmware 5.0(7) tomorrow morning.

Silver

MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

aren't you already on 5.0(7) ?

@dynamoxxx

@dynamoxxx
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MDS 9148 firmware Upgrade

successful, non-disruptive upgrades so far. One more switch to do. Thanks for your help!

Robert

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