Installation and Configuration Guide for Cisco Services Ready Engine Virtualization 1.0
Installing and Managing the Cisco SRE-V Software
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Installing and Managing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Table Of Contents

Installing and Managing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Downloading the Cisco SRE-V Software

Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Uninstalling the Cisco SRE-V Software

Verifying Software Installation or Uninstallation

Upgrading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Package

Downloading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package

Installing the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package


Installing and Managing the Cisco SRE-V Software


This chapter provides instructions for installing and managing the Cisco SRE-V software.


NoteIf you purchased Cisco SRE-V Option 1, a blank Cisco SRE Service Module, you must download and install the Cisco SRE-V software. For Cisco SRE-V options, see Figure 1-3.

Microsoft Windows software is not available for download from Cisco.com. You must install your own version of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 software.


This chapter contains the following sections:

Downloading the Cisco SRE-V Software

Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Uninstalling the Cisco SRE-V Software

Verifying Software Installation or Uninstallation

Upgrading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Package

Downloading the Cisco SRE-V Software

This section provides the steps to download the Cisco SRE-V software.

Before you begin, do the following:

Make sure that you have the IP address or name of the FTP server in which you want to store the Cisco SRE-V software package file.

Verify that the FTP server is accessible.

To download the Cisco SRE-V software, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ucse, click Download Software, and then download the Cisco SRE-V files.


Note If you use a file extractor tool designed for Windows, such as WinZip, you must disable CR/LF conversion of tar files. For example, in WinZip 9.0, select Configuration > Miscellaneous, and then uncheck TAR file smart CR/LF conversion.


Step 2 Copy the files to the FTP server. All files to be installed must reside in the same directory.

Step 3 Install the software. See the "Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software" section.


Related Topics

Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software

To install the Cisco SRE-V software on the Cisco SRE Service Module, complete the following steps.


Note Cisco SRE-V software installation takes approximately 10 minutes. Depending on your network speed, the installation time can vary.

To view the status of the Cisco SRE-V installation, from the host-router CLI, enter the service-module sm slot/0 status command, as shown in the following example:

Router# service-module sm 1/0 status

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. service-module sm slot/0 install url url

3. [service-module sm slot/0 status]

4. exit

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

<password>

Example:

Router> enable

Router> <password>

Router#

Enables privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

service-module sm slot/0 install url url

Example:

Router# service-module sm 2/0 install url ftp://server.com/dir/sre-v-k9.smv.1.0.1.pkg

Starts the installation of an application on the specified Cisco SRE Service Module.

slot/port—Position of the target module in the router chassis. For Cisco SRE Service Module, always use 0 for the port number. Applications are installed into the service module through this port. The slash (/) is required between the slot and port number.

url url—Specifies the URL, as defined in RFC 2396, of the server and directory on which the application packages and Tcl script are located. The URL should point to the .pkg file on the FTP server.

Step 3 

[service-module sm slot/0 status]

Example:

Router# service-module sm 2/0 status

(Optional) Monitors progress of the installation.

Step 4 

exit

Example:

Router# exit

Exits privileged EXEC mode.

Related Topics

Uninstalling the Cisco SRE-V Software

Determining License Activation or Installation, page 5-5

Uninstalling the Cisco SRE-V Software

To uninstall the Cisco SRE-V software from the Cisco SRE Service Module, complete the following steps.


Caution This procedure completely erases the disk on the Cisco SRE Service Module and removes the application keys. It does not remove the application licenses.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. service-module sm slot/0 uninstall

3. exit

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

<password>

Example:

Router> enable

Router> <password>

Router#

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

service-module sm slot/0 uninstall

Example:

Router# service-module sm 2/0 uninstall

Uninstalls the SRE-supported application from the specified Cisco SRE Service Module.

This command completely erases the disk on the
Cisco SRE Service Module and removes the application keys. It does not remove the application licenses.

slot/port—Position of the target module in the router chassis. For Cisco SRE Service Module, always use 0 for the port number. Applications are installed into the service module through this port. The slash (/) is required between the slot and port number.

Note Uninstallation is not complete until the "uninstall complete" message is displayed on the router console. To verify the status of the Cisco SRE-V uninstallation, from the host-router CLI, enter the service-module sm slot/0 status command.

Step 3 

exit

Example:

Router# exit

Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Verifying Software Installation or Uninstallation

To view the status of the Cisco SRE-V installation or uninstallation, from the host-router CLI, enter the service-module sm slot/0 status command, as shown in the following example:

Router# service-module sm 1/0 status

To verify Cisco SRE-V installation, from the Console Manager interface, enter the show software packages command to view the list of installed software packages, as shown in the following example:

SRE-Module# show software packages

Related Topics

Installing the Cisco SRE-V Software

Uninstalling the Cisco SRE-V Software

Determining License Activation or Installation, page 5-5

Upgrading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Package

VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update packages (patch) are available periodically on an as-needed basis. To upgrade the package, you must first download the update package, and then install it on the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM. See the following sections for more information:

Downloading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package

Installing the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package

Downloading the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package

This section provides the steps to download the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package.

Before you begin, do the following:

Make sure that you have the IP address or name of the FTP server in which you want to store the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package file.

Verify that the FTP server is accessible.

To download the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ucse, click Download Software, and then download the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package files.


Note If you use a file extractor tool designed for Windows, such as WinZip, you must disable CR/LF conversion of tar files. For example, in WinZip 9.0 select Configuration > Miscellaneous, and then uncheck TAR file smart CR/LF conversion.


Step 2 Copy the files to the FTP server. All files to be installed must reside in the same directory.

Step 3 Install the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package. See the "Installing the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package" section.


Installing the VMware vSphere Hypervisor Update Package

To install the VMware vSphere HypervisorTM update package, complete the following steps.

SUMMARY STEPS

From the Console Manager interface, enter:

1. [show software packages]

2. software install package url url

DETAILED STEPS

To perform configuration tasks on the Cisco SRE Service Module, you must enter the Cisco SRE-V command environment, and then enter the configuration commands. See the "Entering the Cisco SRE-V Command Environment" section on page 5-3.

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

[show software packages]

Example:

SRE-Module# show software packages

(Optional) Displays the
VMware vSphere HypervisorTM package version.

Step 2 

software install package url url

Example:

SRE-Module# software install package url ftp://server.com/dir/visor-upgrade.smv.1.0.1.234.pkg

Installs the update package on the
VMware vSphere HypervisorTM.

url url—Specifies the URL of the server and directory in which the update package is located. The URL should point to the .pkg file on the FTP server.

Note The system reboots after the upgrade is complete.