Cisco Nexus 1000V VXLAN Configuration Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1a)
Upgrading VXLAN Gateway from VSM
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Upgrading VXLAN Gateway from VSM

Upgrading VXLAN Gateway from VSM

This chapter contains the following sections:

Upgrading VXLAN Gateway Service Module

You can upgrade a VXLAN gateway service module (standalone) from the VSM by using the kickstart and system image or the iso image.


Note


During the upgrade process, the VXLAN gateway service module is reloaded. Therefore, the VXLAN gateway service module may be unavailable for few minutes which can impact the datapath traffic.


Before You Begin

Ensure the following:

  • The VXLAN gateway module is attached to the VSM.
  • The VXLAN gateway module is configured in the standalone mode. For information about configuring the standalone mode, see Configuring High Availability.
Procedure
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1vsm# install service-module kickstart bootflash: kickstart image system bootflash: system image module-num 3–130  

    Upgrades the VXLAN gateway service module by using the kickstart and system image. The module number range is from 3 to 130.

     
    Step 2vsm# install service-module iso bootflash: iso image module-num 3–130  

    Upgrades the VXLAN gateway service module by using the iso image. The module number range is from 3 to 130.

     

    Upgrading VXLAN Gateway Cluster

    You can upgrade a VXLAN gateway high availability (HA) cluster from the VSM by using the kickstart and system image or the iso image. To ensure that at least one VXLAN gateway service module within a cluster is available to serve the datapath traffic during an upgrade, the service modules within a cluster are upgraded in the following sequence:

    1. The VXLAN gateway standby service module is upgraded. After the VXLAN gateway standby module is upgraded and it is online, it forms the HA cluster with the VXLAN gateway active service module.
    2. The VXLAN gateway active service module is upgraded so that the standby service module can serve the datapath traffic.

    Note


    If the standby service module fails to form HA in step 1, the active service module is still upgraded to maintain uniform software version in the cluster. In such a case, the datapath traffic is impacted.
    Before You Begin

    Ensure the following:

    • The VXLAN gateway modules are attached to the VSM.
    • The VXLAN gateway modules are configured in the HA mode. For information about configuring the HA mode, see Configuring High Availability.
    Procedure
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1vsm# install service-module kickstart bootflash: kickstart image system bootflash: system image cluster-id 1–8
       

      Upgrades the VXLAN gateway cluster by using the kickstart and system image. The cluster ID range is from 1 to 8.

       
      Step 2 vsm# install service-module iso bootflash: iso image cluster-id 1–8
       
      Upgrades the VXLAN gateway cluster by using the iso image. The cluster ID range is from 1 to 8.