Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Getting Started Guide
Bringing Up Cisco IOS XR Software on the Router
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Bringing Up Cisco IOS XR Software on the Router

Table Of Contents

Bringing Up Cisco IOS XR Software on the Router

Contents

Prerequisites

Software Requirements

Hardware Prerequisites and Documentation

Bringing Up and Configuring the Router

Examples

Verifying the System After Initial Boot

Examples of show Commands

Where to Go Next


Bringing Up Cisco IOS XR Software on the Router


This chapter provides instructions for bringing up Cisco IOS XR Software on the router for the first time.

Contents

Prerequisites

Bringing Up and Configuring the Router

Verifying the System After Initial Boot

Where to Go Next

Prerequisites

The following sections describe the software and hardware requirements for bringing up the router running Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.7.

Software Requirements

The system requires compatible ROM Monitor firmware on all RPs.


Caution The ROM Monitor firmware on all RPs must be compatible with the Cisco IOS XR Software release installed on the router. If the router is brought up with an incompatible version of the ROM Monitor software, the standby RP may fail to boot. For instructions to overcome a boot block in the standby RSP, see the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Series Router ROM Monitor Guide.

Hardware Prerequisites and Documentation

The Cisco IOS XR Software runs on the configuration listed in the "System Configurations" section on page 1-6. Before a router can be started, the following hardware management procedures must be completed:

Site preparation

Equipment unpacking

Router installation

For information on how to complete these procedures for your router equipment, see the hardware documents listed in the "Conventions" section on page xii.

Bringing Up and Configuring the Router

To bring up a standalone router, you need to connect to the router and configure the root-system username and password, as described in the following procedure:

SUMMARY STEPS

1. Establish a connection to the Console port.

2. Type the username for the root-system login and press Enter.

3. Type the password for the root-system login and press Enter.

4. Log in to the router.

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

Establish a connection to the Console port.

Initiates communication with the router.

For instructions on connecting to the Console port, see the "Connecting to the Router Through the Console Port" section on page 1-11.

When you have successfully connected to the router through the Console port, the router displays the prompt: Username:

Step 2 

Type the username for the root-system login and press Enter.

Sets the root-system username, which is used to log in to the router.

Step 3 

Type the password for the root-system login and press Enter.

Creates an encrypted password for the root-system username.

Note This password can be changed with the secret command.

Step 4 

Retype the password for the root-system login and press Enter.

Allows the router to verify that you have entered the same password both times.

If the passwords do not match, the router prompts you to repeat the process.

Step 5 

Log in to the router.

Establishes your access rights for the router management session.

Type the root-system username and password that were created earlier in this procedure.

After you log in, the router displays the CLI prompt, which is described in the "CLI Prompt" section on page 3-6.

Examples

The following example shows the root-system username and password configuration for a new router, and it shows the initial log in:

--- Administrative User Dialog ---

  Enter root-system username: cisco
  Enter secret: 
  Enter secret again:
RP/0/0/CPU0:Jan 10 12:50:53.105 : exec[65652]: %MGBL-CONFIG-6-DB_COMMIT :
'Administration configuration committed by system'. Use 'show configuration
commit changes 2000000009' to view the changes.
Use the 'admin' mode 'configure' command to modify this configuration.

User Access Verification

Username: cisco
Password: 
RP/0/0/CPU0:ios# 

The secret line in the configuration command script shows that the password is encrypted. When you type the password during configuration and login, the password is hidden.

Verifying the System After Initial Boot

To verify the status of the router, perform the following procedure:

SUMMARY STEPS

1. show version

2. admin

3. show platform [node-id]

4. exit

5. show redundancy

6. show environment

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

show version

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show version

Displays information about the router, including image names, uptime, and other system information.

Step 2 

admin

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# admin

Places the router in administration EXEC mode, displays information about the status of cards and modules installed in the router, and terminates administration EXEC mode.

Step 3 

show platform [node-id]

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show platform

A card module is also called a node. When a node is working properly, the status of the node in the State column is IOS XR RUN.

Use the show platform node-id command to display information for a specific node. Replace node-id with a node name from the show platform command Node column.

Note To view the status of all cards and modules, the show platform command must be executed in administration EXEC mode.

Step 4 

exit

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# exit

Exits the EXEC mode.

Step 5 

show redundancy

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show redundancy

Displays the state of the primary (active) and standby (inactive) RPs, including the ability of the standby to take control of the system.

If both RPs are working correctly, one node displays active role, the Partner node row displays standby role, and the Standby node row displays Ready.

Step 6 

show environment

Example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show environment

Displays information about the hardware attributes and status.

Examples of show Commands

The following sections provide examples of show commands:

show version Command: Example

show platform Command: Example

show redundancy Command: Example

show environment Command: Example

show version Command: Example

To view basic information about the router configuration, type the show version command in EXEC mode, as shown in the following example:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show version

Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 3.7.2.10I[FCI_DT_IMAGE]

Copyright (c) 2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 0.63(20081010:215422) [ASR9K ROMMON],

router uptime is 1 week, 1 day, 10 hours, 31 minutes

System image file is "bootflash:disk0/asr9k-os-mbi-3.7.2.10I/mbiasr9k-rp.vm"

cisco ASR9K Series (MPC8641D) processor with 4194304K bytes of memory.

MPC8641D processor at 1333MHz, Revision 2.2

40 GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

12 TenGigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

219k bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

975M bytes of compact flash card.

33994M bytes of hard disk.

1605616k bytes of disk0: (Sector size 512 bytes).

1605616k bytes of disk1: (Sector size 512 bytes).

Configuration register on node 0/RSP0/CPU0 is 0x2

Boot device on node 0/RSP0/CPU0 is disk0:

--More--

show platform Command: Example

The show platform command displays information on router resources. In EXEC mode, the show platform command displays the resources assigned to the RP you are managing. In administration EXEC mode, the show platform command displays all router resources.

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show platform

Node Type State Config State

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/RSP0/CPU0 A9K-RSP-4G-HDD(Active) IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/1/CPU0 A9K-40GE-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/4/CPU0 A9K-8T/4-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/6/CPU0 A9K-4T-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

The following administration EXEC mode example shows all router nodes:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# admin

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router(admin)# show platform

Node Type State Config State

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/RSP0/CPU0 A9K-RSP-4G-HDD(Active) IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/FT0/SP FAN TRAY READY

0/FT1/SP FAN TRAY READY

0/1/CPU0 A9K-40GE-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/4/CPU0 A9K-8T/4-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/6/CPU0 A9K-4T-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/PM0/SP A9K-3KW-AC READY PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/PM1/SP A9K-3KW-AC READY PWR,NSHUT,MON

0/PM2/SP A9K-3KW-AC READY PWR,NSHUT,MON

The following example shows information for a single node in the router:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show platform 0/1/CPU0

Node Type State Config State

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

0/1/CPU0 A9K-40GE-B IOS XR RUN PWR,NSHUT,MON

For more information on node IDs, see Cisco IOS XR System Management Configuration Guide.

For more information on the show platform command, see Cisco IOS XR Interface and Hardware Component Command Reference.

show redundancy Command: Example

To view information about the active and standby (inactive) RPs, type the show redundancy command as follows:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show redundancy

Redundancy information for node 0/RSP0/CPU0:
==========================================
Node 0/RSP0/CPU0 is in ACTIVE role
Partner node (0/RSP1/CPU0) is in STANDBY role
Standby node in 0/RSP1/CPU0 is ready

Reload and boot info
----------------------
RP reloaded Wed Feb 15 13:58:32 2008: 1 week, 6 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes ago
Active node booted Wed Feb 15 13:58:32 2008: 1 week, 6 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes ago
Standby node boot Wed Feb 15 13:59:00 2008: 1 week, 6 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes ago
Standby node last went not ready Wed Mar  1 07:40:00 2008: 5 hours, 8 minutes ago
Standby node last went ready Wed Mar  1 07:40:00 2008: 5 hours, 8 minutes ago
There have been 0 switch-overs since reload

show environment Command: Example

To view environmental monitor parameters for the system, use the show environment command in EXEC or administration EXEC mode.

Use the following command syntax:

show environment [options]

Type the show environment ? command to view the command options.

The following example shows a router's temperature information:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show environment temperatures

R/S/I Modules Inlet Hotspot

Temperature Temperature

(deg C) (deg C)

0/1/*

host 28.1 35.7

0/RSP0/*

host 24.0 33.5

0/4/*

host 26.7 35.0

0/6/*

host 30.0 39.1

The following example shows a router's LED status:

RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:router# show environment leds

R/S/I Modules LED Status

0/RSP0/*

host Critical-Alarm 0

host Major-Alarm 0

host Minor-Alarm 0

host ACO 0

Where to Go Next

For information on configuring basic router features, see "Configuring General Router Features" section on page 3-1.