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Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15310-CL to Release 8.5.x

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Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15310-CL to Release 8.5.x

Contents

Before You Begin

Software Upgrade Matrix

Document Procedures

NTP-U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x

DLP-U337 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements

NTP-U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

NTP-U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

DLP-U338 Download the ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software

DLP-U339 Activate the New ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software

DLP-U340 Delete Cached JAR Files

DLP-U341 Set the Date and Time

NTP-U227 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

NTP-U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

DLP-U342 Revert to Protect Load

DLP-U343 Manually Restore the Database

NTP-U229 Upgrade to ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Using TL1

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15310-CL to Release 8.5.x


This document explains how to upgrade Cisco ONS 15310-CL Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) software from Releases 7.x, 7.2.x, and 8.0 to Release 8.5.x.

Contents

This document contains the following information:

Before You Begin

Document Procedures

U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x

U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

U227 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

U229 Upgrade to ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Using TL1

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Before You Begin

Before you begin, write down the following information about your site—date, street address, site phone number, and dial-up number. This data will be useful during and after the upgrade.


Note Read the procedures in this document before you begin the upgrade.



Caution This upgrade is supported only for Releases 7.x, 7.2.x, and 8.0 upgrading to Software Release 8.5.x. If you wish to upgrade from an earlier software release than those supported, you must contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (Cisco TAC). For more information, see the Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request.


Note R8.5.x supports parallel upgrades for multiple nodes in a network. In a parallel upgrade, you can activate only one node at a time. However, you can begin activation of the next node as soon as the controller cards for the current node have rebooted successfully (wait five minutes from the time the SYSBOOT alarm is raised).



Caution When managing end-to-end circuits participating in an ML-Series resilient packet ring (RPR) across multiple nodes involved in a parallel upgrade, all nodes participating in these circuits must have completed the activation before the end-to-end traffic resumes.

Software Upgrade Matrix

Table 1 describes the possible upgrade options from Releases 4.1.x, 4.5.x, 4.6.x, 4.7.x, 5.0.x, 6.0.x, 6.2.x, 7.0.x, 7.2.x, and 8.0.x to Release 8.5.x.

Table 1 Software Upgrade Matrix

Release
5.0.x
6.0.x
6.2.x
7.0.x
7.2.x
8.0.x
8.5.x
5.0.x

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

6.0.x

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

6.2.x

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

7.0.x

Yes

Yes

Yes

7.2.x

Yes

Yes

8.0.x

Yes

8.5.x


Document Procedures

Procedures in this document must be performed sequentially unless noted otherwise. Ensure that the procedure is completed for each node in a given network. If you are new to upgrading the ONS 15310-CL, make a printed copy of this document and use it as a checklist.

Each non-trouble procedure (NTP) is a list of steps designed to be accomplished in a specific order. Follow the steps until the procedure is complete. If you need more detailed instructions, refer to the detail-level procedure (DLP) specified in the procedure steps. Throughout this guide, NTPs are referred to as "procedures" and DLPs as "tasks." Every reference to a procedure includes an NTP number, and every reference to a task includes a DLP number.

The DLP (task) supplies additional task details to support the NTP. The DLP lists numbered steps that lead you through completion of a task. Some steps mandate that equipment indications be checked for verification. When the proper response is not obtained, a trouble clearing reference is provided.

This section lists the document procedures (NTPs). Turn to a procedure for applicable tasks (DLPs).

1. U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x—This section contains critical information and tasks that you must read and complete before beginning the upgrade process.

2. U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database—Complete the database backup to ensure that you have preserved your node and network provisioning in the event that you need to restore them.

3. U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x—You must complete this entire procedure before the upgrade is finished.

4. U227 Install Public-Key Security Certificate—You must complete this procedure to be able to run ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x.

5. U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database—Complete this procedure only if you need to return to the software load you were running before activating Software R8.5.x.

6. U229 Upgrade to ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Using TL1—Complete this procedure only if you want to install Software R8.5.x using Transaction Language 1 (TL1).

NTP-U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x

Purpose

This procedure provides critical information checks and tasks you must complete before starting an upgrade.

Tools/Equipment

ONS 15310-CL nodes to upgrade
PC or UNIX workstation
Cisco ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Superuser



Note The Link Integrity Timer duration cannot be configured when you downgrade Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5. When downgraded to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5, the default timer value of 200 ms is assumed for Link Integrity timer.



Step 1 Read the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x.

Step 2 Log into the node that you want to upgrade. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15300-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-U337 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements" task.

Step 4 When you have completed the tasks in this section, proceed with the "U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U337 Verify CTC Workstation Requirements

Purpose

This task verifies all PC or UNIX workstation hardware and software requirements. Before upgrading the workstation to run CTC Software R8.5.x, complete this task.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Step 1 Ensure that your workstation is one of the following:

IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium IV or faster processor, CD-ROM drive, a minimum of 1 GB RAM and 250 MB of available hard drive space, running Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 6a), Windows 2000 Professional (with Service Pack 3), Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 1 and 2), or Windows Vista

UNIX workstation with Solaris Version 9 or 10 on an UltraSPARC-III or faster processor, with a minimum of 1 GB RAM and a minimum of 250 MB of available hard drive space

Step 2 Ensure that your web browser software is one of the following:

Netscape Navigator 7.x or later on Windows

Internet Explorer 6.x or later on Windows

Mozilla 1.7 or later on Solaris

Step 3 Verify that the following are installed on your computer:

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0

Java Plug-in 5.0


Tip You can check the JRE version in your browser window after entering the node IP address in the URL window under Java Version.



Note For important information about CTC backward compatibility affected by your choice of JRE version, see the online help, and refer to the installation instructions in the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide.


Step 4 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

Purpose

This procedure preserves all configuration data for your network before performing the upgrade.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Maintenance or higher; or Superuser, if performing optional Step 2



Step 1 Log into CTC. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide. If you have already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 (Optional) Cisco recommends that you manually log critical information by either writing it down or printing screens where applicable. Use the following table to determine the information you should log; complete the table (or your own version) for every node in the network.

Table 2 Manually Recorded Data 

Item
Record Applicable Data Here

IP address of the node.

 

Node name.

 

Timing settings.

 

Data communications channel (DCC) connections; list all optical ports that have DCCs activated.

 

User IDs; list all, including at least one Superuser.

 

Inventory; print the Inventory window.

 

Inventory; copy the screen contents of the Inventory window. Press PrintScreen.

 

Network information; copy the network information from the Provisioning tab in the network view. Press PrintScreen.

 

Current configuration (linear, etc.); copy the configuration as needed.

 

List all protection groups in the system; copy the protection group window from the Maintenance tab, in the network view. Press PrintScreen.

 

List alarms; copy the screen contents of the Alarm window. Press PrintScreen.

 

Step 3 In CTC node view, click the Maintenance tab and then click the Database button.

Step 4 Click the Backup button. A Database Backup dialog box appears.

Step 5 In the Database Backup dialog box, click the Browse button, then navigate to a directory and type or select a database name using the IP address of the node to upgrade (such as 10101882010107.db).

Step 6 In the Database Backup dialog box, click the OK button. If you are overwriting an existing file, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Step 7 A message indicates the status of the backup. When the backup is complete, click the OK button to close the message dialog box.

Step 8 Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for each node in the network.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

Purpose

This procedure upgrades your CTC software to Software R8.5.x.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note The Link Integrity Timer duration cannot be configured when you downgrade Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5. When downgraded to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5, the default timer value of 200 ms is assumed for Link Integrity timer.



Step 1 Insert the Software R8.5.x CD into the workstation CD-ROM (or otherwise obtain access to the software) to begin the upgrade process.


Note Inserting the software CD activates the CTC Setup Wizard. You can use the setup wizard to install components or click the Cancel button to continue with the upgrade.



Caution A traffic interruption of less than 50 minutes on each circuit is possible during the activation task, with Ethernet traffic disruption possibly lasting up to several minutes on each circuit. Do not perform maintenance or provisioning activities during the activation task.


Caution When managing end-to-end circuits participating in a CL-Series resilient packet ring (RPR) across multiple nodes involved in a parallel upgrade, all nodes participating in these circuits must have completed the activation before the end-to-end traffic resumes.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-U338 Download the ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software" task for all nodes (or groups of eight or less nodes) you are upgrading.

Step 3 Complete the "DLP-U339 Activate the New ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software" task for all nodes you are upgrading.


Note You can activate only one node at a time. However, you can begin activation of the next node as soon as the controller cards for the current node have rebooted successfully (wait for five minutes from the time the SYSBOOT alarm is raised).


Step 4 (Optional) If you wish to ensure that a software revert to a previous software release be no longer possible, complete the "DLP-U338 Download the ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software" task for all nodes, or groups of nodes you are upgrading a second time.


Caution Downloading Software R8.5.x a second time following activation prevents reversion to the previous software version.

Step 5 Complete the "DLP-U341 Set the Date and Time" task (any nodes not using Simple Network Time Protocol).

Step 6 If you need to return to the software and database you had before activating Software R8.5.x, proceed with the "U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database" procedure.

Step 7 To back up the Software R8.5.x database for the working software load, see "U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database" procedure to preserve the database for Software R8.5.x.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U338 Download the ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software

Purpose

This task downloads Software R8.5.x to ONS 15310-CL nodes prior to activation.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser or Maintenance



Note The 15310-CTX-CL card has two flash RAMs. An upgrade downloads the software to the backup RAM on the 15310-CTX-CL card. The download task does not affect traffic because the active software continues to run at the primary RAM location; therefore, you can download the software at any time.



Step 1 If CTC is not already running, start CTC, using the IP address of the ONS 15310-CL node.

Step 2 In CTC node view, click the Alarms tab.

Step 3 Verify that the alarm filter is not on.

a. Click the Filter button at the lower-left of the window.

The Alarm Filter dialog box appears.

b. Click to deselect any selections in the Show Severity section of the General tab.

Step 4 On the Alarms tab, check all nodes for existing alarms. Resolve any outstanding critical alarms before proceeding. If necessary, refer to the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Troubleshooting Guide.


Note During the software download process, the SWFTDWN alarm is raised twice, once on standby and again on active, to indicate that the software download is taking place. The alarm is normal and clears when the download is complete.


Step 5 Return to node view and click the Maintenance tab and then click the Software button.

Step 6 Click the Download button.

The Download Selection dialog box appears.

Step 7 Click the Browse button to locate the software upgrade PKG package files.

Step 8 Open the Cisco 15310-CL folder.

Step 9 Choose the file with the PKG extension and click the Open button.

Step 10 In the list of compatible nodes, click the check boxes for all nodes for software download.


Note Cisco advises that you limit concurrent software downloads on a Section data communications channel (SDCC) to eight nodes at once, using the central node to complete the download. If you attempt more than eight concurrent software downloads at once, the downloads in excess of eight will be placed in a queue.


Step 11 Click OK. The Download Status column monitors the progress of the download.


Note The software download process per node happens in 10 minutes, and can go up to 30 minutes per node.


Step 12 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U339 Activate the New ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software

Purpose

This task activates Software R8.5.x in each node in the network.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U338 Download the ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Software

Required/As Needed

Required

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note Cisco recommends you run the optional Cache Loader pre-caching utility in Step 15 of the activation task. If you do not plan to run the pre-caching utility, Cisco recommends that the first node you activate be a LAN-connected node. This ensures that the new CTC JAR files download to your workstation as quickly as possible.



Step 1 If CTC is not already running, start CTC, using the IP address of the ONS 15310-CL node.

Step 2 Record the IP address of the node. The IP address is on the upper left corner of the CTC window.

Step 3 In node view, click the Alarms tab.

Step 4 Verify that the alarm filter is not on.

a. Click the Filter button at the lower-left of the window.

The Alarm Filter dialog box appears.

b. Click to deselect any selections in the Show Severity section of the General tab.

Step 5 On the Alarms tab, check all nodes for existing alarms. Resolve any outstanding critical alarms before proceeding. If necessary, refer to the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Troubleshooting Guide.


Note During the software download process, the SWFTDWN alarm indicates that the software download is taking place. The alarm is normal and clears when the download is complete.


Step 6 Click the Maintenance tab and then click the Software button.

Step 7 Verify that the software version in the Protect Version column is Software R8.5.x (the release you are upgrading to).

Step 8 Click the Activate button. The Activate dialog box appears with a warning message.

Step 9 Click Yes to proceed with the activation. The Activation Successful message appears when the software is successfully activated. Click OK in the message dialog box.


Note When you click Yes, CTC loses connection to the node and displays the network view.


Step 10 After activating the node, the software upgrade reboot occurs as follows:

Each card in the node resets, beginning with the expansion card. The ONS 15310-CTX-CL card will then reset and come back up.

When the ONS 15310-CTX-CL is finished, the Ethernet card comes back up, followed by reset of the electrical and optical ports.

A system reboot (SYSBOOT) alarm is raised while activation is in progress (following the ONS 15310-CTX-CL and cross connect card resets). When all cards have reset, this alarm clears. The complete activation process can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how many cards are installed.

The process can take up to 8 minutes, This process is service affecting, so Cisco recommends that you activate the new load during a maintenance window. Time-division multiplexing (TDM) traffic can endure a hit of up to 50 minutes. Expect Ethernet traffic to remain down from the time the expansion card resets, until all cards have finished resetting and come back up (this will take 3 to 8 minutes).

After the common control cards finish resetting and all associated alarms clear, you can safely proceed to the next step. (If you are upgrading remotely and cannot see the nodes, wait for 5 minutes for the process to complete, then check to ensure that related alarms have cleared before proceeding.)


Note During the software upgrade, a reset alarm is raised on all the cards. When upgrading from release 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x, 7.0, 7.2, 7.2.x to 8.x, a MANRESET alarm is raised on Standby TCC cards and an AUTORESET alarm in all the other cards. However, from release 8.0, the MANRESET alarm is not raised and the AUTORESET alarm is raised on all the cards.



Caution The upgrade process is service affecting, so Cisco recommends that you activate the new load during a maintenance window. TDM traffic can endure a hit of up to 50 ms. Ethernet traffic might remain down from the time the ONS 15310-CTX-CL cards switch to the time all Ethernet cards have finished resetting.

Step 11 In CTC, choose File > Exit.

Step 12 In your browser window, click the Delete CTC Cache button. A confirmation dialog box appears.

Step 13 Click the Yes button to confirm.


Note You must ensure that CTC is closed before clicking the Delete CTC Cache button. CTC behavior becomes unreliable if this button is clicked when the software is still running. Ensure that the cached files from your browser's directory are deleted, or from the TEMP directory in your Microsoft Windows workstation. If you have trouble reconnecting to CTC, complete the "DLP-U340 Delete Cached JAR Files" task.


Step 14 Close your browser and then reopen it.


Note Step 15 is necessary only after upgrading the first node in a network, because cached files only need to be removed from your workstation once. For the remaining nodes, you will still be disconnected and removed to the network view during the node reboot, but after the reboot is complete, CTC restores connectivity to the node.


Step 15 (Optional) Run the Cache Loader pre-caching utility, which can improve your speed logging back into CTC after an upgrade. Perform the following steps to run the Cache Loader.

a. Load the Software R8.5.x CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the directory of the CD does not open automatically, open it.

b. Double-click the setup.exe file to run the Installation Wizard. The CTC Installation Wizard dialog box appears.

c. Click the Next button. The setup options dialog box appears.

d. Choose Custom, and click the Next button. The Custom Options dialog box appears.

e. Select Cisco Transport Controller and CTC JAR Files (deselect any other preselected options), then click the Next button. A confirmation dialog box appears.

f. Click the Next button again. The CTC Cache Loader pre-caches the JAR files to your workstation, displaying a progress status dialog box.

g. When the utility finishes, click OK, and then, in the wizard, click the Finish button.

Step 16 Reconnect to CTC using the IP address from Step 2. The new CTC applet for Software R8.5.x uploads. During this login, enter your Superuser user ID and password.

Step 17 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).



Note When you revert the software to an earlier version, a reset alarm is raised on all the cards. When you revert from release 8.x or later to 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x, 7.0, 7.2, or to 7.2.x, an AUTORESET alarm is raised on the Standby TCC cards and a MANRESET alarm in all other cards. However, in releases earlier to 8.0, the AUTORESET alarm is not raised and the MANRESET alarm is raised on all the cards.


DLP-U340 Delete Cached JAR Files

Purpose

This task manually deletes cached JAR files from your browser and hard drive. When you upgrade or revert to a different CTC software load, you must reload CTC to your browser. Before you can reload CTC, you must ensure that previously cached files are cleared from your browser and hard drive.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Maintenance or higher



Step 1 Delete cache files from your browser directory.

In Netscape:

a. Choose Edit > Preferences, click the Advanced tab, and then click the Cache button.

b. Click the Clear Memory Cache button, and click OK.

c. Click Clear Disk Cache, and click OK twice.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer:

a. Choose Tools > Internet Options. The Internet Options dialog box appears.

b. Click the General tab, and then click the Delete Files button.

c. Click the Delete all offline content check box.

d. Click OK twice.

Step 2 Close your browser.


Note You will not be able to delete cached JAR files from your hard drive until you have closed your browser. If you have other applications open that use JAR files, you must also close them.


Step 3 (Windows systems only) Delete cached files from your workstation.

a. In your Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > System and then click the Advanced tab.

b. Click the Environment Variables button. The resulting display will show a list of user variables and a list of system variables.

c. In the list of user variables, look for the TEMP variable. The value associated with this variable is the path to your temporary directory where JAR files are stored.

d. Open the TEMP directory located in the discovered path.

e. Select View > Details.

f. Click to select and delete all files with "jar" in the Name or Type field.

Step 4 Reopen your browser. You should now be able to connect to CTC.

Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U341 Set the Date and Time

Purpose

If you are not using SNTP, the upgrade procedure can cause the date/time setting to change. Perform this task to reset the date and time at each node.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

None

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note If you are using SNTP, you do not need this task.



Step 1 In CTC node view, click the Provisioning tab and then click the General button.

Step 2 Set the correct date and time, then click the Apply button. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each remaining node.

Step 3 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-U227 Install Public-Key Security Certificate

Purpose

This procedure installs the ITU Recommendation X.509 public-key security certificate. The public-key certificate is required to run Software R4.1 and later.

Tools/Equipment

None

Prerequisite Procedures

This procedure is performed when logging into CTC. You cannot perform it at any other time.

Required/As Needed

This procedure is required to run ONS 15310-CL software.

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote

Security Level

Provisioning or higher



Step 1 Log into CTC.

Step 2 If the Java Plug-in Security Warning dialog box appears, choose one of the following options:

Grant This Session—Installs the public-key certificate to your PC only for the current session. Once the session ends, the certificate gets deleted. This dialog box appears the next time you log into the ONS 15310-CL.

Deny—Denies permission to install the certificate. If you choose this option, you cannot log into the ONS 15310-CL.

Grant always—Installs the public-key certificate and does not delete it after the session is over. Cisco recommends this option.

View Certificate—Allows you to view the public-key security certificate.

After you complete the security certificate dialog boxes, the web browser displays information about your Java and system environments. If this is the first login, a CTC downloading message appears while CTC files are downloaded to your computer. The first time you connect to an ONS 15310-CL, this process can take several minutes. After the download, the CTC Login dialog box appears.

Step 3 If you need to return to the software and database you had before activating Software R8.5.x, proceed with the "U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database" procedure.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


NTP-U228 Revert to Previous Software Load and Database

Purpose

This procedure restores the software and database provisioning you had before you activated Software R8.5.x.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x
U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database
U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note The tasks to revert to a previous load are not a part of the upgrade. They are provided here as a convenience to those wishing to perform a revert after an upgrade. If you have performed all necessary procedures up to this point, you have finished the software upgrade.



Note Before you upgraded to Software R8.5.x, you should have backed up the existing database at all nodes in the network (this is part of the "U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database" procedure). Cisco recommends that you record or export all critical information to your hard drive. If you need to revert to the backup database, use the following tasks, in order.



Step 1 Log into the node. For detailed instructions, refer to the Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide. If you are already logged in, continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Complete the "DLP-U342 Revert to Protect Load" task.


Note Do not perform "DLP-U343 Manually Restore the Database" task unless the software revert failed.


Step 3 If the software reversion to your previous release failed to restore the database, complete the "DLP-U343 Manually Restore the Database" task.

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


DLP-U342 Revert to Protect Load

Purpose

This task reverts to the software you were running prior to the last activation and restores your database to the provisioning prior to the activation.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x
U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database
U226 Upgrade to the ONS 15310-CL Software R8.5.x

Required/As Needed

Required for revert

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note To perform a supported (non-service-affecting) reversion from Software R8.5.x, the release you want to revert to must have been working at the time you activated to Software R8.5.x on that node. Also, a supported reversion automatically restores the node configuration at the time of the previous activation. Thus, any configuration changes made after activation are lost when you revert the software. The exception to this is when you have downloaded Software R8.5.x a second time, to ensure that no actual reversion to a previous load can take place. In the latter case, reversion occurs, but traffic is not affected and there are no changes to the database.



Step 1 From the node view, click the Maintenance tab and then click the Software button.

Step 2 Verify that the protect software displays the release you upgraded from.

Step 3 Click the Revert button. Reversion activates the protect software and restores the database from the previous load. A dialog box asks you to confirm the choice.

Step 4 Click Yes. This begins the reversion. CTC drops the connection to the node and takes you to the network view, displaying a confirmation dialog box.

Step 5 Click OK and wait until the software reversion finishes before continuing.


Note The system reboot might take up to 4 minutes to complete.


Step 6 Wait one minute before reverting another node.

Step 7 After reverting all the nodes in the network, close and restart your Netscape or Internet Explorer browser and log into the last node that was reverted. This uploads the appropriate CTC applet to your workstation.


Note It might also be necessary to delete cached files from your browser's directory or from the TEMP directory on your MS Windows workstation. If you have trouble reconnecting to CTC, see the "DLP-U340 Delete Cached JAR Files" task.


Step 8 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


DLP-U343 Manually Restore the Database

Purpose

This task manually restores the database. If you were unable to perform a revert successfully and need to restore the database, perform this task.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U342 Revert to Protect Load

Required/As Needed

As needed

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Caution Do not perform these steps unless the software reversion failed.


Caution This process is service affecting and should be performed during a maintenance window.


Step 1 In node view, click the Maintenance tab and then click the Database button.

Step 2 Click the Restore button. The Open dialog box appears.

Step 3 Select the previously saved database file and choose Open.

The database is restored and the 15310-CTX-CL card reboots.

Step 4 When the 15310-CTX-CL card has rebooted, log into CTC and verify that the database is restored.

Wait one minute before restoring the next node.

You have now completed the manual database restore.


Note When the complete database is restored, the node does not report an event regarding the IP change; the node reboots and configures the new IP from the database. If the IP address being restored is not in the CTC network IP addressing scheme, you might lose visibility of the node. To resolve this, you must launch CTC with the IP mentioned in the table against the database backup. Refer to Table 2 "Manually Recorded Data" in the "U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database" procedure for more informaiton.


Step 5 Return to your originating procedure (NTP).


NTP-U229 Upgrade to ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x Using TL1

Purpose

This procedure upgrades the software to Software R8.5.x using TL1 rather than CTC.

Tools/Equipment

PC or UNIX workstation

Prerequisite Procedures

U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x
U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database

Required/As Needed

Optional

Onsite/Remote

Onsite or remote (but in the presence of the workstation)

Security Level

Superuser



Note The Link Integrity Timer duration cannot be configured when you downgrade Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5. When downgraded to Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5, the default timer value of 200 ms is assumed for Link Integrity timer.



Note This procedure assumes you are upgrading using Release 6.x TL1 syntax. TL1 commands issued prior to software activation to Software R8.5.x will vary in syntax depending on the release that you are upgrading from. To ensure that your syntax for each command is correct, use the TL1 syntax supplied in the Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide for your release when issuing the following commands:

ACT-USER

COPY-RFILE

REPT EVT FXFR

OPR-PROTNSW-<OCN_TYPE>

RTRV-COND-ALL

RTRV-ALM-ALL


Note To perform an R8.5.x software download using TL1, you must first have an FTP server or a terminal emulation program like HyperTerminal running on your workstation.



Note The download (COPY-RFILE) command is different when downloading software to a gateway network element (GNE) or an end network element (ENE) under the following conditions:

FTP is being used.

Server is set up with a login and password of FTPUSER1 and FTPUSERPASSWORD1.

FTP server has an IP address of 10.1.1.1.

FTP server is running on the standard FTP port.

Software package is called "15310-03xx-A04K-1405.pkg".


The GNE and ENE commands are as follows:

When downloading software to a GNE, use a command similar to:

COPY-RFILE:NODENAME:RFILE-PKG:CTAG::TYPE=SWDL, 
SRC="ftp://FTPUSER1:FTPUSERPASSWORD1@10.1.1.1/15310-03xx-A04K-1405.pkg";

When downloading software to an ENE, use a command similar to:

COPY-RFILE:NODENAME:RFILE-PKG:CTAG::TYPE=SWDL,
SRC="ftp://FTPUSER1:FTPUSERPASSWORD1@10.111.11.1:21@90.90.90.90/15310-03xx-A04K-1405.p
kg"; 

The ":21" after the FTP server IP address 10.111.11.1 denotes port 21 on the server.

The software PKG file in the preceding example is located in the home directory of the FTP server. If the software PKG file is not in the home directory on the FTP server, insert the directory path where the software package resides between the last IP address and the PKG file in the command line.

An example is shown here.

COPY-RFILE:NODENAME:RFILE-PKG:CTAG::TYPE=SWDL,
SRC="ftp://FTPUSER1:FTPUSERPASSWORD1@10.1.1.1:21@90.90.90.90/CISCO/SOFTWARE/15310-03xx
-A04K-1405.pkg";


Step 1 To use TL1 commands, set up an FTP session or use HyperTerminal or a similar terminal emulation package to establish a session with the ONS 15310-CL node.

Step 2 Type the IP address for the node, using port 3083 or 2361.

The terminal emulation interface appears with a Warning message and a command prompt (usually >). TL1 commands can be executed at this prompt.

Step 3 Type the ACT-USER (Activate User) command in the TL1 request window to open a TL1 session:

ACT-USER:[<TID>]:<uid>:<CTAG>[::<pid>];

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<uid> is the OSS profile user ID (required).

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<pid> is the password identifier (required).

For example, in the TL1 command:

ACT-USER:CISCO99:100:PASSWORD;

ACT-USER is the activation command, CISCO99 is the userid, 100 is the correlation tag (used to correlate commands to command responses), and PASSWORD is the password associated with the userid.

A response message containing the CTAG that you specified indicates the completion status of the command.

Step 4 Type the COPY-RFILE command in the TL1 window or, if using HyperTerminal, Select Transfer > Receive File, and use the associated dialog box to select a file to receive. The COPY-RFILE command downloads a new software package from the location specified by the FTP URL into the inactive Flash partition residing on either of the ONS 15310-CTX-CL cards.

COPY-RFILE:[<TID>]:<AID>:<CTAG>:TYPE=<xfertype>,[SRC=<src1>],[DEST=<dest>],[OVWRT=<ovwrt>]
,[FTTD=<fttd>];

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> identifies the facility in the node to which the switch request is directed.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<xfertype> is the file transfer protocol (required).

<src1> specifies the source of the file to be transferred (required).

<dest> is the destination of the file to be transferred (required).

<ovwrt> is overwrite. If <ovwrt> is yes, then files should be overwritten. If <OVWRT> is no, then file transfers will fail if the file already exists at the destination (required).

<fttd> is the URL format (required).

Step 5 Repeat Step 4 for all nodes to be upgraded.

Step 6 Look for the REPT EVT FXFR message in the TL1 window. REPT EVT FXFR is an autonomous message used to report the start, completion, and completed percentage status of the software download. REPT EVT FXFR also reports any failure during the software upgrade, including invalid package, invalid path, invalid userid/password, and loss of network connection.

The format of the message is:

REPT EVT FXFR

   SID DATE TIME
A  ATAG REPT EVT FXFR
   "<FILENAME>,<FXFR_STATUS>,[<FXFR_RSLT>],[<BYTES_XFRD>]"
;

where:

<FILENAME> is a string and indicates the path name of the file transferred.

<FXFR_STATUS> indicates the file transferred status: Start, IP (in progress), or COMPLD.

<FXFR_RSLT> indicates the file transferred result: success or failure. FXFR_RSLT is optional (the FXFR_RSLT is only sent when the FXFR_STATUS is COMPLD).

<BYTES_XFRD> indicates the percentage transfer complete and is optional (the BYTES_XFRD is only sent when the FXFR_STATUS is IP or COMPLD).

Step 7 Complete U224 Prepare for Upgrade to Release 8.5.x for each node to be upgraded.

Step 8 Complete U225 Back Up the ONS 15310-CL Software Database for each node to be upgraded.

Step 9 Lock out each BLSR span on each node being upgraded using the following command.

OPR-PROTNSW-<OCN_TYPE>:[<TID>]:<AID>:<CTAG>::<SC>,[<SWITCHTYPE>][:<DIRN>]; 

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> identifies the facility in the node to which the switch request is directed

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<SC> is the switch command that is to be initiated on the paths.

<SWITCHTYPE> BLSR switch type.

<DIRN> is the direction of transmission in which switching is to be made and is relative to the SONET line or path identified by the AID. The default value is RCV and should be changed to BTH.


Note Some nodes might have more than one BLSR. If this is the case, all BLSR spans on all nodes being upgraded need to be locked. Nodes that are not being upgraded need not have the BLSR spans locked. You must be aware of each span that is part of a BLSR to make sure all necessary spans are locked.



Note BLSR lockouts must remain in place until the upgrade is complete for all nodes.



Note Ignore any Default K alarms that occur on the protect STS time slots during the lockout.



Note Certain BLSR-related alarms might be raised following activation of the first node in the ring. The following alarms, if raised, are normal, and should not cause concern. They clear upon completion of the upgrade, after all nodes have been activated: BLSR-OOSYNC (MN); RING-MISMATCH (MJ); APSCDFLTK (MN); BLSR-RESYNC (NA).


Step 10 Verify that all necessary BLSR spans on each node being upgraded have been locked out using the following command:

RTRV-PROTNSW-<OCN_TYPE>:[<TID>]:<AID>:<CTAG>[::::];

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> indicates the entity in the node and must not be null.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

Step 11 Verify that there are no outstanding alarms or conditions on each node using the following commands:

RTRV-COND-ALL:[<TID>]:[<AID>]:<CTAG>::[<TYPEREQ>][,,,]; 

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> indicates the entity in the node and must not be null.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<TYPEREQ> is the type of condition to be retrieved. A null value is equivalent to ALL.

RTRV-ALM-ALL:[<TID>]:[<AID>]:<CTAG>::[<NTFCNCDE>],[<CONDITION>],[<SRVEFF>][,,,]; 

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> indicates the entity in the node and must not be null.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<NTFCNCDE> is a notification code. A null value is equivalent to ALL.

<CONDITION> is the type of alarm condition. A null value is equivalent to ALL.

<SRVEFF> is the effect on service caused by the alarm condition. A null value is equivalent to ALL.

Resolve all issues before proceeding.


Note You can activate only one node at a time; however, in a parallel upgrade you can begin activation of the next node as soon as the controller cards for the current node have rebooted successfully. If you wish to perform a parallel upgrade remotely, wait five minutes for the controller cards to complete the reboot.


Step 12 Starting at the node farthest from the GNE, type the APPLY command to activate the system software.

APPLY:[<TID>]::<CTAG>[::<MEM_SW_TYPE>]; 

where:

<TID> is the target identifier.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages.

<MEM_SW_TYPE> indicates a memory switch action during the software upgrade; MEM_SW_TYPE is ACT for activate.

If the command is successful, the appropriate flash is selected and the ONS 15310-CTX-CL card reboots.

The following occurs:

Each card in the node reboots, beginning with the standby ONS 15310-CTX-CL card. When the standby ONS 15310-CTX-CL comes back up, it signals to the active ONS 15310-CTX-CL that it is ready to take over. When the active ONS 15310-CTX-CL receives this signal, it resets itself, and the standby ONS 15310-CTX-CL takes over and transitions to active. The originally active ONS 15310-CTX-CL then comes back up as the standby ONS 15310-CTX-CL.

Next, the E-Series Ethernet cards reset simultaneously.

Any cards in Y-cable protection groups boot next, one at a time (protect card first), in order of first creation (refer to the CTC protection group list for order of first creation).

Next, the traffic cards, G-Series Ethernet cards, CE-Series Ethernet cards, and ML-Series Ethernet cards boot consecutively, in ascending order of slot number, first standby, then working, for each card pair, with the exception that E1-42 protect cards will always be reset before any of their peer working cards.

A system reboot (SYSBOOT) alarm is raised while activation is in progress (following the ONS 15310-CTX-CL and cross-connect card resets). When all cards have reset, this alarm clears. The complete activation process can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how many cards are installed.

After the common control cards finish resetting and all associated alarms clear, you can safely proceed to the next step. (If you are upgrading remotely and cannot see the nodes, wait for 5 minutes for the process to complete, then check to ensure that related alarms have cleared before proceeding.)

Step 13 Perform Step 12 for each node that will be upgraded, moving from the furthest node from the GNE toward the GNE itself, which should be activated last.


Note Note You might have to log in (Step 1 and Step 3) to each node again to activate the software (Step 12).


Step 14 After all nodes have been activated, log in using CTC or Telnet (Step 1and Step 3) and verify there are no outstanding alarms.

Step 15 Remove all BLSR lockouts using the following TL1 command:

RLS-PROTNSW-<OCN_TYPE>:[<TID>]:<AID>:<CTAG>[::<DIRECTION>]; 

where:

<TID> is the target identifier (optional).

<AID> indicates the entity in the node and must not be null.

<CTAG> is the correlation tag that correlates command and response messages (optional).

<DIRN> is the direction of transmission (transmit or receive). The possible values are RCV—receive direction only (default), TRMT—transmit direction only, or BTH—both transmit and receive directions.

For example:

RLS-PROTNSW-OC48:PETALUMA:FAC-6-1:209::BTH;

Stop. You have completed this procedure.


Related Documentation

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Procedure Guide, Release 8.5.x

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Reference Manual, Release 8.5.x

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Troubleshooting Guide, Release 8.5.x

Cisco ONS 15310-CL and Cisco ONS 15310-MA Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide, Release 8.5.x

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide, Release 8.5.x

Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Reference Guide, Release 8.5.x

Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-CL Release 8.5.x

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