Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1)
Upgrading a Standalone VSM
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Upgrading a Standalone VSM

Upgrading a Standalone VSM

This chapter contains the following sections:

Upgrading a System with a Standalone VSM

Upgrading a Standalone VSM

Procedure
    Step 1   Log in to the VSM on the console.
    Step 2   Log in to cisco.com to access the links provided in this document.

    To log in to cisco.com, go to the URL http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​ and click Log In at the top of the page. Enter your Cisco username and password.

    Note   

    Unregistered cisco.com users cannot access the links provided in this document.

    Step 3   Access the Software Download Center by using this URL: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​public/​sw-center/​index.shtml
    Step 4   Navigate to the download site for your switch.

    You see links to the download images for your switch.

    Step 5   Select and download the Cisco Nexus 1000V zip file and extract the kickstart and system software files to a server.
    Step 6   Ensure that the required space is available for the image files to be copied.
    switch# dir bootflash:
    .
    .
    .
    Usage for bootflash://
      485830656 bytes used
     1109045248 bytes free 
     1594875904 bytes total
    Tip   

    We recommend that you have the kickstart and system image files for at least one previous release of the Cisco Nexus 1000V software on the system to use if the new image files do not load successfully.

    Step 7   Delete unnecessary files to make space available if you need more space on the VSM bootflash,
    Step 8   If you plan to install the images from the bootflash:, copy the Cisco Nexus 1000V kickstart and system images to the active VSM bootflash using a transfer protocol. You can use ftp:, tftp:, scp:, or sftp:. The examples in this procedure use scp:.
    Note   

    When you download an image file, change to your FTP environment IP address or DNS name and the path where the files are located.

    switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com//downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
    bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
    switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com//downloads/nexus-10000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
    bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
    Step 9   Read the release notes for the related image file. See the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes.
    Step 10   Determine the VSM status.
    switch# show system redundancy status 
    Redundancy role
    ---------------
          administrative:   standalone
             operational:   standalone
    
    Redundancy mode
    ---------------
          administrative:   HA
             operational:   None
    
    This supervisor (sup-1)
    -----------------------
        Redundancy state:   Active
        Supervisor state:   Active
          Internal state:   Active with no standby                  
    
    Other supervisor (sup-2)
    ------------------------
        Redundancy state:   Not present
    Step 11   Save the running configuration to the start configuration.
    switch# copy running-config startup-config 
    Step 12   Update the boot variables and module images on the VSM.
    switch# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin 
    
    Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin for boot variable "system".
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Verifying image type.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Notifying services about system upgrade.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    
    
    Compatibility check is done:
    Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
    ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
         1       yes      disruptive         reset  Reset due to single supervisor
    
    
    
    Images will be upgraded according to following table:
    Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
    ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
         1      system            4.2(1)SV1(4)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1)           yes
         1   kickstart            4.2(1)SV1(4)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1)           yes
    
    
    Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
    ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
         3            4.2(1)SV1(4)         VMware ESXi 4.0.0 Releasebuild-208167 (1.9)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
    
    Switch will be reloaded for disruptive upgrade.
    Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n)?  [n]
    
    Step 13   Continue with the installation by pressing Y.
    Note   

    If you press N, the installation exits gracefully.

    Install is in progress, please wait.
    
    Setting boot variables.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Performing configuration copy.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Finishing the upgrade, switch will reboot in 10 seconds.
    Step 14   After the switch completes the reload operation, log in and verify that the switch is running the required software version.

    Example:
    switch# show version
    Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (c) 2002-2011, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by
    other third parties and are used and distributed under license.
    Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public
    License. A copy of the license is available at
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
    
    Software
      loader:    version unavailable [last: loader version not available]
      kickstart: version 4.2(1)SV2(1.1)
      system:    version 4.2(1)SV2(1.1)
      kickstart image file is: bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
      kickstart compile time:  3/27/2011 14:00:00 [03/27/2011 22:26:45]
      system image file is:    bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1.bin
      system compile time:     3/27/2011 14:00:00 [03/28/2011 00:56:08]
    
    
    Hardware
      cisco Nexus 1000V Chassis ("Virtual Supervisor Module")
      Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 2075740 kB of memory.
      Processor Board ID T5056B050BB
    
      Device name: BL1-VSM
      bootflash:    3122988 kB
    
    Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 6 minute(s), 23 second(s)
    
    
    plugin
      Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin, Virtualization Plugin
    ...

    What to Do Next

    Continue to Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4), SV1(4a), SV1(4b), SV1(5.1), SV1(5.1a), or SV1(5.2) to Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1).