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Arne Bier
VIP Advisor

WLC 5520 Factory Shipped CIMC 4.0(1a) greater than recommended 3.0(4d)

Hello

 

Brand new 5520 out of the box was shipped with CIMC 4.0(1a) 

We intend running 8.5.151.0 on this appliance and the release notes state to install 3.0(4d)

Even the latest 8.9.111.0 say the same thing.  No mention of CIMC 4.0 anywhere.

 

Questions

  • Is it ok to stay on the 4.0(1a) release or is it mandatory to be on 3.0(4d)?
  • Can WLC run an even newer version of CIMC (4.0.2h) without breaking the WLC system? Customer is very security conscious and wants to know we have applied latest CIMC if supported.

 

regards

Arne

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Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend

Arme,
Upgrade CIMC to, a minimum of, 4.0(2)f due to multiple CIMC vulnerabilities (READ).

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Rasika Nayanajith
VIP Mentor

Hi Arne,

 

It should be ok. I would double check with TAC for sure.

 

I would not downgrade CIMC that came with 5520.

 

HTH

Rasika

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Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend

Arme,
Upgrade CIMC to, a minimum of, 4.0(2)f due to multiple CIMC vulnerabilities (READ).

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Ok if that’s safe to do then I will do so. If you tried doing that to an ISE server you end up breaking the appliance because of Secure Boot. 

Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend

I just finished upgrading several 8540 CIMC from 3.0 to 4.0(2g) before this news broke.
The upgrade takes about 65 to 70 minutes per unit.
If you want to breakdown of the times, let me know and I'll post it tomorrow.

Hi @Leo Laohoo 

 

thanks for the positive confirmation. I only have two 5520 controllers to upgrade. I have downloaded the ucs-c220m4-huu-4.0.2h.iso and I will mount it via the vKVM.  Luckily I am in a preparation phase and therefore I am not time constrained.  My main aim is to NOT brick the brand new appliance ;-)

 

regards

Arne

 

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