Cisco ACNS Software Upgrade and Maintenance Guide, Release 5.x
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Preface


This preface describes who should read the Cisco ACNS Software Upgrade and Maintenance Guide, how it is organized, and its document conventions.

This preface contains the following sections:

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Document Objectives

This guide explains how to upgrade and downgrade the software from one ACNS software release to another. This guide also contains software backup and recovery procedures, as well as a list of valid certification authority certificates for the various software releases.

Audience

This guide is intended for network system administrators and media managers familiar with network caching and content delivery network concepts.

Administrators should be familiar with the following topics:

Hardware installation and configuration

Cisco router and switch configuration

Internet browsers

Media players

Administrators should also be experienced with the following topics:

PC operating systems and conventions

LAN environments

TCP/IP

Media formats

Document Organization

This guide is organized the following manner:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Introduction to Upgrading Your ACNS Software

Describes general network behavior during a software upgrade and provides specific issues with regard to interoperability of different software releases.

Chapter 2

Obtaining Software Files and Meta Files

Explains how to obtain software files and meta files from Cisco.com.

Chapter 3

Upgrading Software for Standalone Content Engines

Explains how to upgrade ACNS software on standalone Content Engines using the CLI.

Chapter 4

Upgrading Software from the ACNS 5.4 or ACNS 5.5 Software Release

Explains how to upgrade your software from the ACNS 5.4 release.

Chapter 5

Upgrading Software from the ACNS 5.3 Software Release

Explains how to upgrade your software from the ACNS 5.3 release.

Chapter 6

Upgrading Software from the ACNS 5.2 Software Release

Explains how to upgrade your software from the ACNS 5.2 release.

Chapter 7

Upgrading Software from the ACNS 5.1 Software Release

Explains how to upgrade your software from the ACNS 5.1 release.

Chapter 8

Upgrading Software from the ACNS 5.0 Software Release

Explains how to upgrade your software from the ACNS 5.0 release.

Chapter 9

Migrating from ACNS 4.x Software to ACNS 5.x Software

Explains the concepts needed to understand the migration from ACNS 4.x software to ACNS 5.x software and provides the procedures for doing so.

Chapter 10

Backup and Recovery Procedures

Explains how to recover a corrupted system image, how to recover a lost password, and how to recover from missing disk-based software.

Chapter 11

Disk Configuration and Maintenance

Explains how to maintain hard disk drives and upgrade the storage capacity on your Content Engines.

Chapter 12

Maintaining the Central Management System Database

Explains how schedule routine full maintenance cleaning or a regular maintenance reindexing of the embedded database.

Chapter 13

Servicing ACNS Devices and Origin Servers

Explains how to minimize the impact upon content delivery services when performing maintenance on Content Engines and origin servers.

Chapter 14

Upgrading BIOS Versions Remotely

Explains how to perform a remote BIOS upgrade for the Content Engine.

Chapter 15

Changing the Application Software on a Network Module

Explains how to replace the WAFS 3.0.5 software on a network module with ACNS software.

Appendix A

Certificate Authority Lists for ACNS 5.1.x Software and Later

Provides network administrators information to determine which CA certificate they should install on their origin servers.

Appendix B

Certificate Authority Lists for ACNS 5.0.x Software and Earlier

Provides network administrators information to determine which CA certificate they should install on their origin servers.


Document Conventions

Command descriptions use the following conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords in boldface.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values are in italics.

[   ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

Alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string, or the string will include the quotation marks.


Screen examples use the following conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Variables for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

^

The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[   ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


Graphical user interface elements use the following conventions:

boldface font

Button names are in boldface font.


Notes and cautionary statements use these conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available on Cisco.com. Cisco also provides several ways to obtain technical assistance and other technical resources. These sections explain how to obtain technical information from Cisco Systems.

Cisco.com

You can access the most current Cisco documentation at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

You can access the Cisco website at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com

You can access international Cisco websites at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/countries_languages.shtml

Product Documentation DVD

The Product Documentation DVD is a comprehensive library of technical product documentation on a portable medium. The DVD enables you to access multiple versions of installation, configuration, and command guides for Cisco hardware and software products. With the DVD, you have access to the same HTML documentation that is found on the Cisco website without being connected to the Internet. Certain products also have .PDF versions of the documentation available.

The Product Documentation DVD is available as a single unit or as a subscription. Registered Cisco.com users (Cisco direct customers) can order a Product Documentation DVD (product number DOC-DOCDVD= or DOC-DOCDVD=SUB) from Cisco Marketplace at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/marketplace/

Ordering Documentation

Registered Cisco.com users may order Cisco documentation at the Product Documentation Store in the Cisco Marketplace at this URL:

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Nonregistered Cisco.com users can order technical documentation from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (0800 to 1700) PDT by calling 1 866 463-3487 in the United States and Canada, or elsewhere by calling 011 408 519-5055. You can also order documentation by e-mail at tech-doc-store-mkpl@external.cisco.com or by fax at 1 408 519-5001 in the United States and Canada, or elsewhere at 011 408 519-5001.

Documentation Feedback

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You can submit comments about Cisco documentation by using the response card (if present) behind the front cover of your document or by writing to the following address:

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We appreciate your comments.

Cisco Product Security Overview

Cisco provides a free online Security Vulnerability Policy portal at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vulnerability_policy.html

From this site, you will find information about how to:

Report security vulnerabilities in Cisco products.

Obtain assistance with security incidents that involve Cisco products.

Register to receive security information from Cisco.

A current list of security advisories, security notices, and security responses for Cisco products is available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/psirt

To see security advisories, security notices, and security responses as they are updated in real time, you can subscribe to the Product Security Incident Response Team Really Simple Syndication (PSIRT RSS) feed. Information about how to subscribe to the PSIRT RSS feed is found at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_psirt_rss_feed.html

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Cisco is committed to delivering secure products. We test our products internally before we release them, and we strive to correct all vulnerabilities quickly. If you think that you have identified a vulnerability in a Cisco product, contact PSIRT:

For Emergencies only — security-alert@cisco.com

An emergency is either a condition in which a system is under active attack or a condition for which a severe and urgent security vulnerability should be reported. All other conditions are considered nonemergencies.

For Nonemergencies — psirt@cisco.com

In an emergency, you can also reach PSIRT by telephone:

1 877 228-7302

1 408 525-6532


Tip We encourage you to use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or a compatible product (for example, GnuPG) to encrypt any sensitive information that you send to Cisco. PSIRT can work with information that has been encrypted with PGP versions 2.x through 9.x.

Never use a revoked or an expired encryption key. The correct public key to use in your correspondence with PSIRT is the one linked in the Contact Summary section of the Security Vulnerability Policy page at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vulnerability_policy.html

The link on this page has the current PGP key ID in use.

If you do not have or use PGP, contact PSIRT at the aforementioned e-mail addresses or phone numbers before sending any sensitive material to find other means of encrypting the data.


Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support provides 24-hour-a-day award-winning technical assistance. The Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website on Cisco.com features extensive online support resources. In addition, if you have a valid Cisco service contract, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers provide telephone support. If you do not have a valid Cisco service contract, contact your reseller.

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

The Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website provides online documents and tools for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. The website is available 24 hours a day, at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Access to all tools on the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a user ID or password, you can register at this URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do


Note Use the Cisco Product Identification (CPI) tool to locate your product serial number before submitting a web or phone request for service. You can access the CPI tool from the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website by clicking the Tools & Resources link under Documentation & Tools. Choose Cisco Product Identification Tool from the Alphabetical Index drop-down list, or click the Cisco Product Identification Tool link under Alerts & RMAs. The CPI tool offers three search options: by product ID or model name; by tree view; or for certain products, by copying and pasting show command output. Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before placing a service call.


Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/servicerequest

For S1 or S2 service requests, or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:

Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411 (Australia: 1 800 805 227)
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
USA: 1 800 553-2447

For a complete list of Cisco TAC contacts, go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/contacts

Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—An existing network is down, or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operations are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of the network is impaired, while most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Information about Cisco products, technologies, and network solutions is available from various online and printed sources.

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Packet magazine is the Cisco Systems technical user magazine for maximizing Internet and networking investments. Each quarter, Packet delivers coverage of the latest industry trends, technology breakthroughs, and Cisco products and solutions, as well as network deployment and troubleshooting tips, configuration examples, customer case studies, certification and training information, and links to scores of in-depth online resources. You can access Packet magazine at this URL:

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Internet Protocol Journal is a quarterly journal published by Cisco Systems for engineering professionals involved in designing, developing, and operating public and private internets and intranets. You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL:

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