Friday, 20 January 2017

Cisco Nexus 5672UP-IOS and Kickstart Version Upgrade Process.

Or, Cisco Nexus 5672UP-IOS and Kickstart Version upgrade without losing configurations.

Objective
To Upgrade the BIOS and Kickstart Version for Cisco Data Center switches through USB in HA Mode. (Primary and secondary Cisco Nexus 5000 DC Switches).

Stage-1
There is a need to upgrading the Cisco N5K switches OS and Kickstart version with the following parameters.

1)      Download the current Backup of the Core Switches and save to the central location (keep at least two copies of the Backup).
2)     Download the Nexus latest Version of N5K-OS from Cisco Support Portal.
3)     Cisco Nexus C5672UP Data Center Switches upgrade process activity performs in Three Stages
{Upgrade path is 7.0(1) N1 (1) -> 7.0(8) N1 (1) -> 7.2(1) N1 (1) -> 7.3(0) N1(1)}.

4)     Upload the Kickstart version 7.0(8) N1 (1) and System OS: 7.0(8)N1(1) and Installed. Therefore, we have checked switch is working or not if working, then start another stage process.

5)     Upload the Kickstart version 7.2(1)N1(1) and System OS: 7.2(1)N1(1) and Installed. Therefore, we have checked switch is working or not if working, then start another stage process.

6)     Upload the Kickstart version 7.3(0)N1(1) and System OS: 7.3(0)N1(1) and Installed. Therefore, we have checked switch is working or not if working, then start another stage process.

7)     Once the upgrade to the latest version of N5K-OS is completed, then we can verify all configurations are fine and all commands are working or not.
8)     If all configurations are done, then connected all cables to the switch.
9)     Follow all steps from (Top to Bottom) to upgrading the  another switch.


Example:-

Note: - All Files copying from USB drive :

1. Upgrade Path for N5K-OS and Kickstart Version 7.0(1) N1 (1) -> 7.0(8) N1 (1)

(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9.7.0.8.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.0.8.N1.1.bin

(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.0.8.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.0.8.N1.1.bin

(Config) #install all kickstart bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.0.8.N1.1.bin system bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.0.8.N1.1.bin

Note: Delete the Old N5K-OS and kickstart Version for creating the Space on Switches 

Commands/Proceedures:
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.0.1.N1.1.bin
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.0.1.N1.1.bin

2. Upgrade Path for N5K-OS and Kickstart Version 7.0(8) N1 (1) -> 7.2(1) N1 (1)

(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9.7.2.1.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.2.1.N1.1.bin
(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.2.1.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.2.1.N1.1.bin
(Config) #install all kickstart bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.2.1.N1.1.bin system bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.2.1.N1.1.bin

Note: Delete the Old N5K-OS and kickstart Version for creating the Space on Switches

Commands:
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.0.8.N1.1.bin
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.0.8.N1.1.bin

3. Upgrade Path for N5K-OS and Kickstart Version 7.2(1) N1 (1) -> 7.3(0) N1(1)

(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9.7.3.0.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.3.0.N1.1.bin
(Config) #copy usb1:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.3.0.N1.1.bin bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.3.0.N1.1.bin
(Config) #install all kickstart bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.3.0.N1.1.bin system bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.3.0.N1.1.bin

Note: Delete the Old N5K-OS and kickstart Version for creating the Space on Switches

Commands:
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9.7.3.0.N1.1.bin
(Config) #delete bootflash:n6000-uk9-kickstart.7.3.0.N1.1.bin

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