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TOTD: How to verify the "md5 checksum" for ACI images in the APIC Firmware repository?

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Checking the MD5 Checksum on the ACI Versions for the APIC and N9K images should be a a best practice prior to an upgrade. You should make sure to check the MD5 Checksum for images on all of the APIC's firmware repositories.

Note: some of the listed methods may not be available in some releases. For this example were are using images: aci-catalog-dk9.2.0.2g.bin & aci-n9000-dk9.12.0.2g.bin

MD5 CHECKSUM INFORMATION FROM WWW.CISCO.COM

NXOS LIKE CLI METHOD

  • ssh to the APIC as admin user
  • show firmware repository detail
  • Verify with the MD5 Checksum listed on www.cisco.com

CLASSIC CLI METHOD

  • ssh to the APIC as admin user
  • bash
  • firmware list
  • Verify with the MD5 Checksum listed on www.cisco.com

MANUAL METHOD

  • ssh to the APIC as admin user
  • cd /firmware/fwrepos/fwrepo
  • ls -al
  • md5sum aci-apic-dk9.2.0.2g.bin
  • md5sum aci-n9000-dk9.12.0.2g.bin
  • Verify with the MD5 Checksum listed on www.cisco.com

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Cisco Employee

thanks for sharing the useful information !!!

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