Caution: Do not use this procedure if a Content Distribution Manager (CDM) is
This procedure is used to manually upgrade CDN Enterprise equipment
from Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN) 2.X and 3.X to Application and
Content Networking Software (ACNS). To upgrade ECDN safely, use the manual
upgrade procedure, as explained in the
Software documentation on Cisco.com.
In some circumstances, you may need to upgrade without access to the
GUI. In these cases, follow this step-by-step procedure for either CDM or
Content Engine (CE). If your CE does not have a CDM available, or for some
reason you received a CE50-CDN instead of a CE50, you want to use the procedure
described in this document.
If your CDM failed to upgrade, and the HTTP process does not allow the
use of the GUI to perform the upgrade, you want to use the procedure described
in this document.
Readers of this document should have knowledge of these topics:
This process has been tested with:
This procedure works with this hardware:
This procedure works with this software:
For more information on document conventions, refer to the
Technical Tips Conventions.
The detailed procedure for the upgrade is included in this section.
Each step must be followed or the upgrade fails. Allow 30-60 minutes to
complete these steps.
Connect your CE's Ethernet interface to a network.
Turn on the CE, and make sure you have a console
Login to the console as root. The default password
Stop the Sonoma software:
Configure the Ethernet interface:
ifconfig eth0 ip-addr netmask mask broadcast bcast
route add 0.0.0.0/0 gw gateway-address
Clean and mount the file systems:
Copy the upgrade image to /sonoma/state/ftp/export
and verify file integrity.
spdist -t ecdn-acns.upg
Login again with the root username and
Set the date:
date mmddhhmmyyyy (MonthDayHourMinuteYear)
Indicate that you are in the process of upgrading:
Upgrade the software:
Note: Some error messages appear if you upgrade from 2.x software, but
not from 3.0.x software. Your output will likely be similar to this:
upg-ruby-install: Start upgrade to ruby installation
Run preinstall to install wmt packagepreinstall...
Note: You will see this:
upg-ruby-move: Total free space: 14174164, required: 7340032
upg-ruby-setupflashdevice.sh: Done setting up flash device.
Added ruby *
Reboot the CE.
Note: It is very important not to disturb the CE during
this reboot, and allow lots of time for the CE to finish. This is where most of
the critical upgrade process occurs.
You will see the bootup, which includes this information:
Cisco CE Booting From Flash.
You will also see the login prompt for Cisco Content
Delivery Network, and more messages, followed by a "." every
DO NOT DISTURB THIS PROCESS.
After approximately 20 minutes, this process is usually
You are finished when you are presented with this prompt:
Cisco Content Engine Console
Now that you have a ACNS 4.0.1 box, you want to adjust the partition
sizes. Adhere to the instructions in
and Maintaining Disk Storage.