Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Extreme (formerly, Avaya) VSP Switches - Software Upgrades



1. (Optional) Backup your existing configuration
Copy the existing configuration file from the VSP to the TFTP or FTP server.

vsp-8404c_1:1#copy config.cfg 192.168.1.2:vsp-8404c_1_03.27.2019.cfg


2. Download the firmware image that you want to load.
You should be able to download the latest image from the ExtremePortal.


In this example, I downloaded VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz.


3. Upgrade VSP Software Image

Step 0. (Optional) Check the current version

vsp-8404c_1:1#show software

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                    software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
VOSS8K.7.1.0.1 (Primary Release)

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Auto Commit     : enabled
Commit Timeout  : 10 minutes


Step 1. Copy the upgrade image to your VSP chassis using FTP (via SSH, TCP/22)
In this example, I have transferred the VOSS image via FileZilla (open source FTP software). You can simply drag and drop the tgz file into the /intflash directory to the right panel from your system. (/Users/username/TFTP/VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz)


You may double check the file via CLI command 'ls' as below.

vsp-8404c_1:1#ls /intflash/VOSS*
Listing Directory /intflash:
-rw-r--r--  1 0       0      218989797 Mar 28 08:05  VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz


  • Internal flash
The switch has two internal flash memory devices: the boot flash memory and the system flash memory. The system flash memory size is 2 gigabytes (GB).

Boot flash memory is split into two banks that each contain a different copy of the boot image files. Only the Image Management feature can make changes to the boot flash.
The system flash memory stores configuration files, runtime images, the system log, and other files. You can access files on the internal flash through the /intflash/ folder.


Step 2. Unpack the software release
Add the VOSS image to the VSP 4000/8000.

vsp-8404c_1:1#software add VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz
Extracting distribution information from /intflash/VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz
Extracting software version VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA from /intflash/VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.tgz
Extraction of VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA to /intflash/release/VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA successful
Setting permissions on /intflash/release/VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA successful


Step 3. Copy the software release to boot flash
Copy software version to boot flash

vsp-8404c_4:1#software activate VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA
Executing software activate for version VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA.
Validating release VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA
[03/28/19 09:43:24] Sending upgrade message to slots: 1. Version=VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA

[03/28/19 09:43:25] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Running pre-install script for image version VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA
[03/28/19 09:43:25] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: uBoot image is consistent
[03/28/19 09:43:25] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Kernel image is being updated...
[03/28/19 09:43:29] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Root_FS image is being updated...
[03/28/19 09:43:55] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: APP_FS image is being updated...
[03/28/19 09:45:08] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Running post-install script for image version VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA
[03/28/19 09:45:08] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Backup image successfully upgraded to VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA

Primary Version:   VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA
Backup Version:    VOSS8K.7.1.0.1

Changes will take effect on next reboot.


Step 4. Reboot the VSP 4000/8000 to load the new image
vsp-8404c_1:1#reset
Are you sure you want to reset the switch (y/n) ? y

Rebooting takes about five minutes or so.

vsp-8404c_1:1#show software
************************************************************************************
Command Execution Time: Thu Mar 28 10:00:46 2019 UTC
************************************************************************************

====================================================================================================
                    software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
VOSS8K.7.1.0.1 (Backup Release)
VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA (Primary Release)

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Auto Commit     : enabled
Commit Timeout  : 10 minutes

Remaining time until software auto-commit is 9 minutes 33 seconds


Step 5. Commit the new software image updated after reboot

Make the running software release trusted.
Or it could be auto-committed after 10 minutes by default.

If you do not commit the software and auto-commit is not enabled, your switch restarts with the last known working version after the commit timer has expired. By default, auto-commit is enabled.

vsp-8404c_1:1#software commit
Executing software commit for version VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA.
Software commit successful


Step 6. Check the software version/release

vsp-8404c_1:1#show software
************************************************************************************
Command Execution Time: Thu Mar 28 10:01:29 2019 UTC
************************************************************************************

====================================================================================================
                    software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
VOSS8K.7.1.0.1 (Backup Release)
VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA (Primary Release)

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Auto Commit     : enabled
Commit Timeout  : 10 minutes


vsp-8404c_1:1#show software detail
************************************************************************************
Command Execution Time: Thu Mar 28 10:51:10 2019 UTC
************************************************************************************

====================================================================================================
                    software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
VOSS8K.7.1.0.1 (Backup Release)
  SSIO
    UBOOT                            18081615
    KERNEL                           4.9
    ROOTFS                           4.9
    APP_FS                           VOSS8K.7.1.0.1int005
  AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES
    No Modules Added

VOSS8K.8.0.0.0.GA (Primary Release)
  SSIO
    UBOOT                            18081615
    KERNEL                           4.9
    ROOTFS                           4.9
    APP_FS                           VOSS8K.8.0.0.0int055
  AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES

3DES
    AES/DES



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Auto Commit     : enabled
Commit Timeout  : 10 minutes

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