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Nexus 5548 Software Upgrade

Hi Guys

 

I need to carry out a software on some Nexus 5548 switches from version 5.1(3)N2(1a) to version 6.0(2)N1(1).

 

I have carried out upgrades on cisco catalyst switches but never on Nexus. How difficult is it and what process can I follow.

 

Any help will be much appreciated

 

Thankyou

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Mokhalil82,First, you need to

Mokhalil82,

First, you need to review the release notes for 6.0 (2) and make sure you have no significant impact to the network. The upgrade on a Nexus is pretty simple depending on your configuration. Do you have FEX switches connected to you N5548? I assume you have the system, kickstart files already downloaded and a backup config has been taken. 

The following commands is one option I have used to upgrade the N5548 and also execute some basic clean up steps after the upgrade is complete.

switch# copy tftp://192.168.x.x/n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin bootflash:n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

switch# copy tftp://192.168.x.x/n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin bootflash:n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

switch# dir bootflash:/// [view downloaded files in bootflash]

switch# install all kickstart bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin system bootflash:///n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

You will be prompted to confirm the upgrade, the switch will also preform prechecks and will advise know if the UG will be disruptive or non-disruptive.

switch# delete bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.1.3.n2.1a.bin [delete old files once complete upgrade]

Jay

 

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Mokhalil82,First, you need to

Mokhalil82,

First, you need to review the release notes for 6.0 (2) and make sure you have no significant impact to the network. The upgrade on a Nexus is pretty simple depending on your configuration. Do you have FEX switches connected to you N5548? I assume you have the system, kickstart files already downloaded and a backup config has been taken. 

The following commands is one option I have used to upgrade the N5548 and also execute some basic clean up steps after the upgrade is complete.

switch# copy tftp://192.168.x.x/n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin bootflash:n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

switch# copy tftp://192.168.x.x/n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin bootflash:n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

switch# dir bootflash:/// [view downloaded files in bootflash]

switch# install all kickstart bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.6.0.2.N1.1.bin system bootflash:///n5000-uk9.6.0.2.N1.1.bin

You will be prompted to confirm the upgrade, the switch will also preform prechecks and will advise know if the UG will be disruptive or non-disruptive.

switch# delete bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.1.3.n2.1a.bin [delete old files once complete upgrade]

Jay

 

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Thanks for your reply. There

Thanks for your reply. There are some fex's connected. will this make a diference

Ive never done any upgrade on the nexus so im told it needs upgrading to version 6.0(2)N1(1)

So I assume under that software version I will have a system image and a kickstart image. Is there any other extra precautions you recommend, I have the backup of the configs already

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