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Introduction

iPXE boot in ASR9K

 

 Migration recommendation document for Cxr to Exr.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/asr9000/migration/guide/b-migration-to-ios-xr-64-bit/b...

 

Pre-requisite: 

 

  • Needed only IOS XR 64-bit ISO image.

Example : “asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

 

Caveat

Config will be lost we needed to save the configuration  in advance before migration  on  external server.

This can be done only on a RSP880 , RP2  and above .

Disk and hard disk would be formatted while migration  we needed to save the configuration  and relevant logs  externally . 

 

When  IPXE Boot could be done : 

  1. During migration from  C-xr to  E-xr (only using migration  script )

  2. Password recovery

  3. When router boot up fails with E-xr  .

  4. During Downgrade from 6225 and below  we needed to  do  Ipxe boot

 

IPXE Boot :

 

iPXE is a pre-boot execution environment that is embedded in the router and works at the BIOS level. iPXE is used to re-image the system, boot the router in case of boot failure or in the absence of a valid bootable partition.

 

 

Summary of Steps:

 

 

  1. Before your use the iPXE boot, ensure that config backup is taken in  advance to a tftp/ftp path to  load the config back  after the ipxe boot .
  2. Login to the System Admin console using the admin command.
  3. If router is unable to  boot then intiate an OIR of both RP (Active and Standby RP)
  4. After aborting  the boot process.  you  get the following options to  boot as   mentioned below and choose the option  4 for IPXE boot
  5. After  option  4 is selected please press CTRL+b as soon  as you  see this syslog  on  the router   “Selected external PXE “to  enter to  IPXE prompt <IPXE>
  6. Manually update IPXE  Rommon details before booting via FTP/TFTP:
  7. ENTER THE NEW PASSWORD  as prompted
  8. Standby RP will Sync with active RP  once  active RP is booted successfully .
  9. If standby RP  is not getting sync then press ctrl +C and select option 5 from boot.

 

Steps in details

 

 

Step 1:  Before your use the iPXE boot, ensure that config backup is taken in  advance to a tftp/ftp path to  load the config back  after the ipxe boot .

 

Step 2:   Login to the System Admin console using the admin command.

 

The following example shows the output of the command:

 sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0# hw-module location all reload

Tue Mar  6  08:12:47.605 UTC

Reload hardware module ? [no,yes] yes

result Card graceful reload request on all acknowledged.

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0#

                       

Step 3  :  If router is unable to  boot then intiate an OIR of both RP (Active and Standby RP)

Press  Ctrl +C as soon as you  see  this below log - 

 

##########################################################

System Bootstrap, Version 10.57 [ASR9K x86 ROMMON],

Copyright (c) 1994-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled on Mon 01/09/2017 17:15:01.98

 

BOARD_TYPE             : 0x100317

Rommon                 : 10.57 (Primary)

Board Revision         : 4

PCH EEPROM             : 3.4

IPU FPGA(PL)           : 0.40.0 (Backup)

IPU INIT(HW_FPD)       : 0.30.0

IPU FSBL(BOOT.BIN)     : 1.19.0

IPU LINUX(IMAGE.FPD)   : 1.21.0

OPTIMUS FPGA           : 0.12.0

OMEGA FPGA             : 0.13.0

ALPHA FPGA             : 0.14.0

CHA FPGA               : 0.5.1

CBC0                   : Part 1=34.38, Part 2=34.38, Act Part=2

Product Number         : A9K-RSP880-SE

Chassis                : ASR-9904-AC

Chassis Serial Number  : FOX1936GBDD

Slot Number            : 1

Pxe Mac Address LAN 0  : 70:e4:22:06:13:40

Pxe Mac Address LAN 1  : 70:e4:22:06:13:41

==========================================================

Got EMT Mode as 3

Got Boot Mode as 0

 

Booting IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR) - Press Ctrl-c to stop

 

Step 4 :  After aborting  the boot process.  you  get the following options to  boot as   mentioned below and choose the option  4 for IPXE boot : 

 

Please select the operating system and the boot device:

     1) IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR)

     2) IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image

     3) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using DHCP server

     4) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE)

     5) IOS-XR 64 bit Internal network boot from RSP/RP

     6) IOS-XR 64 bit Local boot using embedded USB media

     7) IOS-XR 64 bit Local boot using front panel USB media

Selection [1/2/3/4/5/6/7]:

 

Step 5 :  After  option  4 is selected please press CTRL+b as soon  as you  see this syslog  on  the router   “Selected external PXE “to  enter to  IPXE prompt <IPXE>  

 

The following logs for reference: -

 

Please select the operating system and the boot device:

     1) IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR)

     2) IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image

     3) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using DHCP server

     4) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE)

     (Press 'p' for more option)

Selection [1/2/3/4]: 4

Selected IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE), Continue ? Y/N: y

 

 

Serial ATA Port 4 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD0

Serial ATA Port 5 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD0

USB Device      1 : STEC    STEC USB 2.0   

                                            Selected external PXE

                                                                 Since response is not received for os_type, switch to IOS-XR 32 bit

CISCO iPXEiPXE initialising devices...ok

 

 

 

iPXE 1.0.0+ (f6488) -- Open Source Network Boot Firmware -- http://ipxe.org

Features: DNS HTTP TFTP EFI ISO9660 Menu

IPXE embed script.......

IPXE preference ...1

Using rommon variables....

ROMMON SETTINGS

...............

cisco/cisco-ipv4-address:string = 5.34.16.100

cisco/cisco-netmask-address:str = 255.255.0.0

cisco/cisco-gateway-address:str = 5.34.0.1

Err: cisco-server-url not set

cisco/cisco-server-url:string =

 

===============================================================================

NETWORK SETTINGS

................

net0/ip:ipv4 = 5.34.16.100

net0/gateway:ipv4 = 5.34.0.1

net0/netmask:ipv4 = 255.255.0.0

net0/mac:hex = 70:e4:22:06:13:40

net1/ip:ipv4 = 5.34.16.100

net1/gateway:ipv4 = 5.34.0.1

net1/netmask:ipv4 = 255.255.0.0

net1/mac:hex = 70:e4:22:06:13:41

..................

Press Ctrl-B for the iPXE command line...

Opening net0, close net1...

iPXE>

 

Step 6 : Manually update IPXE  Rommon details before booting via FTP/TFTP: 

 

Set below variables in iPXE prompt if Rommon variables are not set. 

iPXE>cisco/cisco-server-url:string=tftp://YOURSERVER_IP/auto/tftpboot-SMU/612/ASR9K/asr9k-mini-x64.iso

iPXE>cisco/cisco-ipv4-address:string=1.3.24.202

iPXE>cisco/cisco-netmask-address:str=255.255.0.0

iPXE>cisco/cisco-gateway-address:str=1.3.0.1

 

Note: where net0 represents mgmt port0 and net1 represents mgmt port1  :

now open the connected  mgmt port (0/1) with this Command “ifopen net0/1 “ then boot the require image from tftp location or  reachability.

 

And next open the front ports and execute the boot command in ipXE prompt

iPXE>ifclose net0  

iPXE>ifclose net1  

iPXE>ifopen net 1

 

 

iPXE>boot tftp://YOURSERVER_IP/file path/image.iso

 

 

 

      The following example for reference for 623 image.

 

 

iPXE>

 

iPXE> ifopen net0:

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso...  0%

 

iPXE>

iPXE>

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso... 15%

 

iPXE>

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso... 74%

 

Memory required for image[asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso]: 1135456256, available: 1841299456

Booting iso-image@0x83c525000(1135456256), bzImage@0x83c55f000(4526671)

.......BIOS CODE SIGN ENTRY ...

 

   

 

!!!! IPXE boot syslogs  logs !!!

 

Serial ATA Port 4 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD02          

Serial ATA Port 5 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD02          

                                                            Selected external PXE

                                                                                 CISCO iPXEiPXE initialising devices...ok

 

 

 

iPXE 1.0.0+ (f6488) -- Open Source Network Boot Firmware -- http://ipxe.org

Features: DNS HTTP TFTP EFI ISO9660 Menu

IPXE embed script.......

IPXE preference ...1

Using rommon variables....

ROMMON SETTINGS

...............

cisco/cisco-ipv4-address:string = 5.32.23.5

cisco/cisco-netmask-address:str = 255.255.0.0

cisco/cisco-gateway-address:str = 5.32.0.1

Err: cisco-server-url not set

cisco/cisco-server-url:string =

===============================================================================

NETWORK SETTINGS

................

net0/ip:ipv4 = 5.32.23.5

net0/gateway:ipv4 = 5.32.0.1

net0/netmask:ipv4 = 255.255.0.0

net0/mac:hex = d4:6d:50:64:74:e0

net1/ip:ipv4 = 5.32.23.5

net1/gateway:ipv4 = 5.32.0.1

net1/netmask:ipv4 = 255.255.0.0

net1/mac:hex = d4:6d:50:64:74:e1

..................

Press Ctrl-B for the iPXE command line...

iPXE>

iPXE>

 

iPXE>

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso...  0%

 

iPXE>

iPXE>

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso... 15%

 

iPXE>

iPXE> boot tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso

tftp://202.153.144.25/auto/tftpboot-SMU/623/ASR9K-XR/asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso... 74%

 

Memory required for image[asr9k-mini-x64-6.2.3.iso]: 1135456256, available: 1841299456

Booting iso-image@0x83c525000(1135456256), bzImage@0x83c55f000(4526671)

.......BIOS CODE SIGN ENTRY ...

 

Image ASR9K-Tomahawk verified successfully

**** PASS: secure boot verification of image: bzImage****

 

[output omitted]

 

 

 Step 7 :  ENTER THE NEW PASSWORD  as prompted

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO root-system username is configured. Need to configure root-system username. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

         --- Administrative User Dialog ---

 

                       

 

  Enter root-system username: lab

  Enter secret:

Use the 'configure' command to modify this configuration.

User Access Verification

 

Username:

 

 

!!!! ADMIN PROMPT syslogs  !!!

 

Press RETURN to get started.

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:34:00.050 : vm_manager[3773]: %INFRA-VM_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: vm_manager started VM default-sdr--1

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:34:41.933 : shelf_mgr[3761]: %INFRA-SHELF_MGR-4-CARD_RELOAD : Reloading card 0/1

0/1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:34:58.489 : inst_agent[3189]: %INFRA-INSTAGENT-2-SELF_TEST_FAILED : This node has failed verification of its installed software base. A new disk will be prepared.

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:36:55.208 : esdma[4962]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-4-FAULT_MINOR : ALARM_MINOR :ESDMA lost connectivity with ESD :DECLARE :0/LC1/LC_SW: 

 

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#sh plat

Tue Mar  6 09:24:09.083 UTC

Node              Type                       State             Config state

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/RSP0/CPU0       A9K-RSP880-SE(Active)      IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/RSP1/CPU0       A9K-RSP880-SE(Standby)     IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/FT0             ASR-9904-FAN               OPERATIONAL       NSHUT

0/1/CPU0          A9K-4X100GE-TR             IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/PT0             A9K-AC-PEM-V2              OPERATIONAL       NSHUT

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#sh install active summary

Tue Mar  6 09:24:12.488 UTC

    Active Packages: 1

        asr9k-xr-6.2.3 version=6.2.3 [Boot image]

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

 

 System Admin Username: lab

 

Password:

 

lab connected from 127.0.0.1 using console on sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0#

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0#

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0#

 

Step 8:  Standby RP will Sync with active RP  once  active RP is booted successfully .

 

!!! Sys logs from  standby console reference !!!

This (D)RP Node is not ready or active for login /configuration

Usage

hushd_platform.sh update_flash

boardtype flash_type              : Update boardtype in flash

hushd_platform.sh get_bios_ver

boardtype flash_type              : Get BIOS version from flash

Stopping

Stopping OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshdinitctl: Unknown instance:

Stopping system message bus: dbus.

Stopping libvirtd daemon: [  OK  ]

Stopping system log daemon...0

Stopping kernel log daemon...0

Stopping internet superserver: xinetd.

Stopping crond: OK

Stopping rpcbind daemon...

done.

Stopping S.M.A.R.T. daemon: smartd.

Stopping Lighttpd Web Server: stopped /usr/sbin/lighttpd (pid 3692)

lighttpd.

Deconfiguring network interfaces... done.

Sending all processes the KILL signal...

umount: /dev/mq: mountpoint not found

Tue Mar 6 08:13:04 UTC 2018: halt -w

Tue Mar 6 08:13:04 UTC 2018: Reboot Mode: 2, Hushd mode: 6, IPU: 20

Unmounting remote filesystems...

Deactivating swap...

Unmounting local filesystems...

mount: / is busy

Tue Mar 6 08:13:24 UTC 2018: halt -d -f -h

get_ipu_base: pci_attach failed

Tue Mar 6 08:13:24 UTC 2018: Reboot Mode: 2, Hushd mode: 6, IPU: 20

��Booting Main Processor

Transferring Console

 

[=3h[=3h[=3h��) ��)

CPU reset reason = 5 (CPU_RESET_POR)

 

##########################################################

System Bootstrap, Version 10.58 [ASR9K x86 ROMMON],

Copyright (c) 1994-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled on Wed 01/25/2017 10:48:20.82

 

BOARD_TYPE             : 0x100317

Rommon                 : 10.58 (Primary)

Board Revision         : 4

PCH EEPROM             : 3.4

IPU FPGA(PL)           : 0.47.0 (Primary)

IPU INIT(HW_FPD)       : 0.57.0

IPU FSBL(BOOT.BIN)     : 1.103.0

IPU LINUX(IMAGE.FPD)   : 1.103.0

OPTIMUS FPGA           : 0.12.0

OMEGA FPGA             : 0.16.0

ALPHA FPGA             : 0.16.0

CHA FPGA               : 0.6.1

CBC0                   : Part 1=34.38, Part 2=34.38, Act Part=2

Product Number         : A9K-RSP880-SE

Chassis                : ASR-9904-AC

Chassis Serial Number  : FOX1839H3NF

Slot Number            : 2

Pxe Mac Address LAN 0  : 70:e4:22:06:13:40

Pxe Mac Address LAN 1  : 70:e4:22:06:13:41

==========================================================

Got EMT Mode as 2

Got Boot Mode as 0

 

Booting IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image - Press Ctrl-c to stop

 

Step 9 : If standby RP  is not getting sync then press ctrl +C and select option 5 from boot.

 

Please select the operating system and the boot device:

     1) IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR)

     2) IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image

     3) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using DHCP server

     4) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE)

     (Press 'p' for more option)

Selection [1/2/3/4]:

Please select the operating system and the boot device:

     1) IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR)

     2) IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image

     3) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using DHCP server

     4) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE)

     (Press 'p' for more option)

Selection [1/2/3/4]: �Booting Main Processor

Transferring Console

Transferring Console

 

�[=3h[=3h[=3h����^�

CPU reset reason = 8 (CPU_RESET_WDOG_POR)

 

##########################################################

System Bootstrap, Version 10.58 [ASR9K x86 ROMMON],

Copyright (c) 1994-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled on Wed 01/25/2017 10:48:20.82

 

BOARD_TYPE             : 0x100317

Rommon                 : 10.58 (Primary)

Board Revision         : 4

PCH EEPROM             : 3.4

IPU FPGA(PL)           : 0.47.0 (Primary)

IPU INIT(HW_FPD)       : 0.57.0

IPU FSBL(BOOT.BIN)     : 1.103.0

IPU LINUX(IMAGE.FPD)   : 1.103.0

OPTIMUS FPGA           : 0.12.0

OMEGA FPGA             : 0.16.0

ALPHA FPGA             : 0.16.0

CHA FPGA               : 0.6.1

CBC0                   : Part 1=34.38, Part 2=34.38, Act Part=2

Product Number         : A9K-RSP880-SE

Chassis                : ASR-9904-AC

Chassis Serial Number  : FOX1839H3NF

Slot Number            : 2

Pxe Mac Address LAN 0  : 70:e4:22:06:13:40

Pxe Mac Address LAN 1  : 70:e4:22:06:13:41

==========================================================

Got EMT Mode as 2

Got Boot Mode as 0

 

Booting IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image - Press Ctrl-c to stop

 

Checking peer OS type.

 

 

Serial ATA Port 4 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD0

Serial ATA Port 5 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD0ASR9K Host OS.......BIOS CODE SIGN ENTRY ...

 

Image ASR9K-Tomahawk verified successfully

Image Verification Passed

 

[output Omittted]

 

 

ios con0/RSP1/CPU0 is in standby

 

Once active has booted up, select option 5 from boot menu on standby to boot from active RP/RSP if not sync . 

 

 

!!!! SYS Admin !!!!

 

 

Press RETURN to get started.

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:56:21.602 : shelf_mgr[3761]: %INFRA-SHELF_MGR-4-CARD_RELOAD : Reloading card 0/RSP1

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:57:11.207 : esdma[4962]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-4-FAULT_MINOR : ALARM_MINOR :ESDMA lost connectivity with ESD :DECLARE :0/RP1/RP_SW: 

0/1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:00:01.743 : vm_manager[3572]: %INFRA-VM_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: vm_manager started VM default-sdr--1

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:44.511 : esdma[4962]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-4-FAULT_MINOR : ALARM_MINOR :ESDMA lost connectivity with ESD :CLEAR :?/RP1/RP_SW: 

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.495 : sdr_mgr[3962]: %SM-SDR_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: SDR-RM Standby Initialized

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.509 : pm[3770]: %INFRA-Process_Manager-3-PROCESS_RESTART : Process led_mgr (IID: 0) restarted

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.550 : sdr_mgr[3962]: %SM-SDR_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: SDR-SM Standby Initialized

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:12:31.405 : vm_manager[3977]: %INFRA-VM_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: vm_manager started VM default-sdr--1

 

 

System Admin Username: lab

 

Password:

 

lab connected from 127.0.0.1 using console on sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0# sh plat

Tue Mar  6  09:23:27.624 UTC

Location  Card Type               HW State      SW State      Config State 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/1       A9K-4X100GE-TR          OPERATIONAL   OPERATIONAL   NSHUT         

0/RSP0    A9K-RSP880-SE           OPERATIONAL   OPERATIONAL   NSHUT        

0/RSP1    A9K-RSP880-SE           OPERATIONAL   OPERATIONAL   NSHUT        

0/FT0     ASR-9904-FAN            OPERATIONAL   N/A           NSHUT        

0/PT0     A9K-AC-PEM-V2           OPERATIONAL   N/A           NSHUT        

 

sysadmin-vm:0_RSP0#

 

 

!!! XR Promp  !!!!

 

ios con0/RSP0/CPU0 is now available

 

 Press RETURN to get started.

 

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:56:21.602 : shelf_mgr[3761]: %INFRA-SHELF_MGR-4-CARD_RELOAD : Reloading card 0/RSP1 

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 08:57:11.207 : esdma[4962]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-4-FAULT_MINOR : ALARM_MINOR :ESDMA lost connectivity with ESD :DECLARE :0/RP1/RP_SW:  

0/1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:00:01.743 : vm_manager[3572]: %INFRA-VM_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: vm_manager started VM default-sdr--1 

0/RSP0/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:44.511 : esdma[4962]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-4-FAULT_MINOR : ALARM_MINOR :ESDMA lost connectivity with ESD :CLEAR :?/RP1/RP_SW:  

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Mar  6 09:09:49.764 : fpd-serv[157]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-3-FAULT_MAJOR : ALARM_MAJOR :FPD-NEED-UPGRADE :DECLARE :0/RSP1: 

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.495 : sdr_mgr[3962]: %SM-SDR_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: SDR-RM Standby Initialized 

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.509 : pm[3770]: %INFRA-Process_Manager-3-PROCESS_RESTART : Process led_mgr (IID: 0) restarted 

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:09:57.550 : sdr_mgr[3962]: %SM-SDR_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: SDR-SM Standby Initialized 

0/RSP1/ADMIN0:Mar  6 09:12:31.405 : vm_manager[3977]: %INFRA-VM_MANAGER-4-INFO : Info: vm_manager started VM default-sdr--1 

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Mar  6 09:13:21.991 : rmf_svr[142]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-2-FAULT_CRITICAL : ALARM_CRITICAL :RP-RED-LOST-PNP :CLEAR :0: 

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Mar  6 09:14:11.905 : rmf_svr[142]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-3-FAULT_MAJOR : ALARM_MAJOR :RP-RED-LOST-NSRNR :CLEAR :0: 

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Mar  6 09:14:58.672 : rmf_svr[142]: %HA-REDCON-1-STANDBY_READY : standby card is ready

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:Mar  6 09:15:08.673 : rmf_svr[142]: %PKT_INFRA-FM-3-FAULT_MAJOR : ALARM_MAJOR :RP-RED-LOST-NNR :CLEAR :0: 

 

User Access Verification

 

Username: lab

Password:

 

 

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#sh plat

Tue Mar  6 09:24:09.083 UTC

Node              Type                       State             Config state

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/RSP0/CPU0       A9K-RSP880-SE(Active)      IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/RSP1/CPU0       A9K-RSP880-SE(Standby)     IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/FT0             ASR-9904-FAN               OPERATIONAL       NSHUT

0/1/CPU0          A9K-4X100GE-TR             IOS XR RUN        NSHUT

0/PT0             A9K-AC-PEM-V2              OPERATIONAL       NSHUT

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#sh install active summary

Tue Mar  6 09:24:12.488 UTC

    Active Packages: 1

        asr9k-xr-6.2.3 version=6.2.3 [Boot image]

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios#

 

 

Ipxe boot using DHCP Server

 

Preparing system for backup. This may take a few minutes especially for large configurations.
        Status report: node0_RSP0_CPU0: START TO BACKUP 
        Status report: node0_RSP0_CPU0: BACKUP HAS COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY 
[Done]
Proceed with reload? [confirm]

 

On active and standby XR console, HIT CTRL-C to view BIOS MENU. Select option 3 to boot " IOS-XR 64 bit External network boot using DHCP setting". 
If active and standby are not stopped at boot menu, they will continue booting with previously known / saved settings.
There is 10 seconds time to hit CTRL-C when below message is seen on screen. 
If system is inactive in BOOT MENU for 30 minutes, watchdog resets the RP/RSP and system will try to boot using last known settings.

Booting IOS-XR 32 bit - Press Ctrl-c to stop

Booting IOS-XR 64 bit Disk boot - Press Ctrl-c to stop

Please select the operating system and the boot device:

 1) IOS-XR 32 bit

 2) IOS-XR 64 bit Disk boot

 3) IOS-XR 64 bit External network boot using DHCP setting

 4) IOS-XR 64 bit External network boot using ROMMON setting

 (Press 'p' for more option)

Selection [1/2/3/4]: 3

IOS-XR 64 bit External network boot using DHCP setting

, Continue ? Y/N: y

Serial ATA Port 4 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD02

Serial ATA Port 5 : SMART iSATA SHSLM32GEBCITHD02

 

Once active has booted up, select option 5 from boot menu on standby to boot from active RP/RSP if not sync . 

---- END ---

Comments
Cisco Employee

I am stuck in the below flow. Not able to reach iPXE prompt.

 

Booting IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image - Press Ctrl-c to stop
X
Please select the operating system and the boot device:
1) IOS-XR (32 bit Classic XR)
2) IOS-XR 64 bit Boot previously installed image
3) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using DHCP server
4) IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE)
(Press 'p' for more option)
Selection [1/2/3/4]: 4
Selected IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE), Continue ? Y/N: Y

 

Serial ATA Port 4 : SMART SATA SHSLM32G3BCITHD22
Serial ATA Port 5 : SMART SATA SHSLM32G3BCITHD22
USB Device 1 : VT eUSB
Other Device 1 : SMART SATA SHSLM32G3BCITHD22
Other Device 2 : SMART SATA SHSLM32G3BCITHD22
Selected external PXE
Since response is not received for os_type, switch to IOS-XR 32 bit
CISCO iPXEiPXE initialising devices...ok

 

iPXE 1.0.0+ (534c5) -- Open Source Network Boot Firmware -- http://ipxe.org
Features: DNS HTTP TFTP EFI ISO9660 Menu
IPXE embed script.......
IPXE preference ...1
Using rommon variables....
ROMMON SETTINGS
...............
Could not store "ip": Invalid argument (http://ipxe.org/1c056082)
Boot Succeeded - CISCO iPXE

Booted IOS-XR 64 bit Mgmt Network boot using local settings (iPXE), press any key to reload

Y_K Beginner
Beginner

I am planning to clean install using front panel USB media.

 

Is the USB media format FAT32?
Should I save the eXR ISO Image in the Root directory of the USB media?
Can I select images to boot from multiple ISO files in the USB media? (Does it fail if there are multiple files?)

Cisco Employee

 IPXE IPV6 boot is supported?

Can you please share the procedure?

Cisco Employee

@sukala

Since you don't have any ROMMON variables configured, You need to select option 1 first (32 bit Classic), break & enter ROMMON, configure ROMMON IP/Mask etc, then reboot to the 64-bit boot menu again & then select Option 4. From there you can hit CTRL-B and enter iPXE.

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