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APIC install via KVM

aiesam
Beginner
Beginner

Hello All,

 

I attempted reinstalling installing APIC via KVM on the APIC-M1 server according to the documentation link below. It seems to be stuck here now for about 3hrs with no progress. Any idea what could be wrong? it is stuck at "Started Service enabling compressing RAM with zRam". Any help will be appreciated.

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/aci/apic/sw/all/apic-installation-upgrade-downgrade/Cisco-APIC-Installation-Upgrade-Downgrade-Guide/m_installing_or_recovering_apic_images.html

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Robert Burns
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Your screenshot did not attach correctly.  For installing the APIC image, you should be using the IMC mapped image (rather than a vKMV media install).  Larger images do not work well installing with vMedia.  https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/gui/config/guide/3_1/b_Cisco_UCS_C-series_GUI_Configuration_Guide_31/b_Cisco_UCS_C-series_GUI_Configuration_Guide_31_chapter_0111.html#task_A4AF701DC4274556AA1994609DD343C7

Robert

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Robert Burns
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Your screenshot did not attach correctly.  For installing the APIC image, you should be using the IMC mapped image (rather than a vKMV media install).  Larger images do not work well installing with vMedia.  https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/gui/config/guide/3_1/b_Cisco_UCS_C-series_GUI_Configuration_Guide_31/b_Cisco_UCS_C-series_GUI_Configuration_Guide_31_chapter_0111.html#task_A4AF701DC4274556AA1994609DD343C7

Robert

Robert,

 

It took about 5hrs and it finally rebooted with the right firmware. I agree that vKVM media install might be the right tool. Hopefully, I wont have to reinstall via the CIMC again.

IsaacGV
Beginner
Beginner

I installed APIC image many times and I always choose vKVM for installing the image. It took about 3 - 4 hours every time. In kvm tab, open tools and after STATS, you can see the progress.

 

 

Good morning IsaacGV, 

There seems to be about 38 sec time window  on the installation instruction to install the image. if the install option is selected with this time, does when whole process needs to be started again?

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