I have a problem with the Cisco guides and releases for hte upgrade procedure (ISSU) for 9500 from 16.9.3 to 16.9.6.
It is a stackwise virtual cluster and I see following info:
In this guide :
We have the two ways to run ISSU upgrade, which is fine.
On the below release notes for 16.9.X it says as example only 16.9.2 to 16.9.3 requires the SMU installation.
Following the other guide it looks like SMU is still required. Here it is misleading whether for 9500-40X from 16.9.3 to 16.9.6 we have SMU requirement or not
So my question is whether I need SMU package installation or not - if yes, which.
Hope someone has already gone through this upgrade and can share how to do the in-service-upgrade.
Install the SMU only when it is necessary.
WARNING: Do not believe the "HITLESS" description. Some SMU for the Catalyst 9500 will reboot the appliance simultaneously.