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IOS upgrade for VSS 6509 switches

shahulhameed
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Dear All

I have 2 6509 switches configured with VSS.As per advised my managment I have to enable SSH but it is not available existing IOS which is "s72033-ipbase-mz.122-33.SXI3.bin". SSH available in "s72033-ipbasek9-mz.122-33.SXI10".

Please advise step by step procedure for upgrade the IOS with VSS configured switches.

Thanks and Regards,

Shahul Hameed

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Leo Laohoo
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If you want the "right" steps, then follow Sebju's links above.

If you want how we've done ours:

1.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the active blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin sup-bootflash:

2.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the secondary blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin slavesup-bootflash:

3.  Go to enable mode and change the bootstring/boot variable.

NOTE:  In this step, what we've done is specify that the chassis boot the NEW IOS and also specify that the chassis boot the old or existing IOS in case the first one fails.

conf t

NO boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:NEW_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

end

copy run start

reboot

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venkata dandu
Level 1
Level 1

Hi Shahul,

    Since 12.2 (33) SXI1, they started supporting ISSU (InService Software Upgrade) which reduces the downtime on the end devices connected to the VSS Boxes in a multihomed.Have a look at the below link for any questions:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps6537/ps6550/prod_qas0900aecd8044c333.pdf

Hope to help. Please rate if this is useful.

Hi Venkata Ramaraju

Please I need simple steps.

Thanks and Regards,

Shahul Hameed

Hi Shahul,

1) For upgrading the VSS you can go with Fast Software Upgrade. This process requires downtime corresponding to the RPR switchover time. Here is the reference link. Also as requested you will find it easy.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/vss.html#wp1169328

2) Apart from this 12.2(33)SXI supports enhanced fast software upgrade (eFSU) of the VSS using SSO.

Reference link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/issu_efsu.html

You can use any of the above option based on preferences.

Thanks And Regards

Sebju

Leo Laohoo
Hall of Fame
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If you want the "right" steps, then follow Sebju's links above.

If you want how we've done ours:

1.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the active blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin sup-bootflash:

2.  Copy the IOS from the TFTP to the secondary blade supervisor card:  copy tftp:///IOS.bin slavesup-bootflash:

3.  Go to enable mode and change the bootstring/boot variable.

NOTE:  In this step, what we've done is specify that the chassis boot the NEW IOS and also specify that the chassis boot the old or existing IOS in case the first one fails.

conf t

NO boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:NEW_IOS.bin

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:OLD_IOS.bin

end

copy run start

reboot

Dear Friends

Thanks for all your support.

I have succesfully upgraded the IOS.

But While upgrade 2 ten Gig module failed. We couldnt bring up

Thanks and Regards,

Shahul Hameed.

Hi,

What is the current IOS version and what is the part number for the 2 ten Gig modules?

Also what is the output of sh module switch 1 and sh module switch 2?

Hi Reza

The current upgraded IOS is s72033-ipbasek9-mz.122-33.SXI10.bin.

The part number of 10 Gig module is  WS-X6708-10GE

Switch - 1

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status

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

  1  0023.ebe6.b4d0 to 0023.ebe6.b4d7   1.2   7.2(1)       4.1(1)       Ok

  2  0023.5e25.fb70 to 0023.5e25.fb7f   2.3   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  3  0026.0bda.5f80 to 0026.0bda.5faf   3.2   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  4  c47d.4f8f.4ab8 to c47d.4f8f.4abf   2.1   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  5  0024.14e4.b480 to 0024.14e4.b487   3.1   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  6  1cdf.0f18.0910 to 1cdf.0f18.0917   2.2   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status

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

  2  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9-D SAD134902PU  2.2    Ok

  3  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       SAL1402876A  4.1    Ok

  4  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL1403998Z  1.4    Ok

  5  Policy Feature Card 3       VS-F6K-PFC3C       SAL14038W0C  1.1    Ok

  5  MSFC3 Daughterboard         VS-F6K-MSFC3       SAL1403979Q  2.0    Ok

  6  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL1435S490  1.4    Ok

The second switch modules are removed. The status was showing other and unknown.

Thanks and Regards,

Shahul Hameed.

Hi,

When you issue sh module, there are 4 sections:

1-card type

2-mac address

3-sub-module

4-online diag status

You only posted sections 2 and 3

can you post all 4?

HTH

Dear Reza

Please find the details.

The Active Working Switch

Cisco1>sh module switch 1

Switch Number:     1   Role:   Virtual Switch Active

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

Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.

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

  1    8  Network Analysis Module                WS-SVC-NAM-2-250S  SAD1402003F

  2   10  WiSM WLAN Service Module               WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9   SAD134902Z8

  3   48  CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet  WS-X6748-GE-TX     SAL1332VT2C

  4    8  CEF720 8 port 10GE with DFC            WS-X6708-10GE      SAL14049CC6

  5    5  Supervisor Engine 720 10GE (Active)    VS-S720-10G        SAL14049CUF

  6    8  CEF720 8 port 10GE with DFC            WS-X6708-10GE      SAL1437TEX1

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status

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

  1  0023.ebe6.b4d0 to 0023.ebe6.b4d7   1.2   7.2(1)       4.1(1)       Ok

  2  0023.5e25.fb70 to 0023.5e25.fb7f   2.3   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  3  0026.0bda.5f80 to 0026.0bda.5faf   3.2   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  4  c47d.4f8f.4ab8 to c47d.4f8f.4abf   2.1   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  5  0024.14e4.b480 to 0024.14e4.b487   3.1   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  6  1cdf.0f18.0910 to 1cdf.0f18.0917   2.2   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status

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

  2  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9-D SAD134902PU  2.2    Ok

  3  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       SAL1402876A  4.1    Ok

  4  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL1403998Z  1.4    Ok

  5  Policy Feature Card 3       VS-F6K-PFC3C       SAL14038W0C  1.1    Ok

  5  MSFC3 Daughterboard         VS-F6K-MSFC3       SAL1403979Q  2.0    Ok

  6  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL1435S490  1.4    Ok

Mod  Online Diag Status

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

  1  Pass

  2  Pass

  3  Pass

  4  Pass

  5  Pass

  6  Pass

The secondary

Cisco>sh module switch 2

Switch Number:     2   Role:  Virtual Switch Standby

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

Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.

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

  1    8  Network Analysis Module                WS-SVC-NAM-2-250S  SAD14020041

  2   10  WiSM WLAN Service Module               WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9   SAD134902Z0

  3   48  CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet  WS-X6748-GE-TX     SAL1332VT8C

  4    8  CEF720 8 port 10GE with DFC            WS-X6708-10GE      SAL1403937X

  5    5  Supervisor Engine 720 10GE (Hot)       VS-S720-10G        SAL14049CVA

  6    8  CEF720 8 port 10GE with DFC            WS-X6708-10GE      SAL1434RJX3

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status

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

  1  0023.ebe6.b498 to 0023.ebe6.b49f   1.2   7.2(1)       4.1(1)       Ok

  2  0023.ebe6.7878 to 0023.ebe6.7887   2.3   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  3  0025.8412.4e2c to 0025.8412.4e5b   3.2   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  4  c47d.4f8f.43b0 to c47d.4f8f.43b7   2.1   12.2(18r)S1  12.2(33)SXI1 PwrDown

  5  0025.84bf.4f38 to 0025.84bf.4f3f   3.1   8.5(3)       12.2(33)SXI1 Ok

  6  1cdf.0f18.0698 to 1cdf.0f18.069f   2.2   Unknown      Unknown      Other

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status

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

  2  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9-D SAD134902PZ  2.2    Ok

  3  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       SAL1403959J  4.1    Ok

  4  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL14049CXV  1.4    PwrDown

  5  Policy Feature Card 3       VS-F6K-PFC3C       SAL14028H50  1.1    Ok

  5  MSFC3 Daughterboard         VS-F6K-MSFC3       SAL140397AZ  2.0    Ok

  6  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6700-DFC3C     SAL1436T7DX  1.4    Other

Mod  Online Diag Status

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

  1  Pass

  2  Pass

  3  Pass

  4  Not Applicable

  5  Pass

  6  Unknown


Dear shahul

I have two 6513-E  switches configured with VSS need to be upgrated. Could you Please tel me 

the steps .

Thanks and Regards

sunbin

Hello Leo,

i have to upgrade cisco 6509 vss.

Do i have to reboot both node together? If no, what happens if one node comes up with a different version than the other one?

Thanks

Marco

Whether you the process I've posted above or ISSU or FSU/eFSU, both Supervisor cards will need to be rebooted and they will disruptive.  

If one of the Supervisor is NOT rebooted then the Supervisor card that has reboot will go into ROMmon.

in VSS if we have single SUP. Do we have to reload one chassis at a time or both chassis has to reload?

If one at a time then Active SUP chassis has to reload first or standby.

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