Step 1 Click the Software Install Wizard icon in the toolbar.
You see the Select Switches dialog box with all switches selected by default.
Step 2 Deselect the check box for the switch(es) for which you do not want to install images on. You must have at least one switch selected to proceed.
Step 3 Click Next when finished.
Step 4 (Optional) Check the Skip Image Download check box and click Next to use images that are already downloaded (the file is already on the bootflash). Proceed to Step 11.
You see the Specify Software Image(s) by Model Dialog Box.
Step 5 Click the Use Saved Settings check box to load and display the previously saved settings. Settings are saved each time the Next button is clicked.
Step 6 Click the radio button for either:
a. Local FM TFTP to transfer files from local computer.
b. Remote to transfer files from a remote computer.
Step 7 If you select Local FM TFTP, proceed to Step 10.
Step 8 If you select Remote, click one of the Copy Files Via radio buttons transfers files (SFTP, SCP, FTP).
Step 9 Enter the server name, user name and password.
Step 10 Enter the version and the image path and then click Apply.
Note You can manually provide the file name, if you had choosen Local FM TFTP in step 6. To do that you may double-click the table, and choose the file form the Open dialog box or manually type the file name in the cell under system.
When you enter the version string and image path, DCNM-SAN tries retrieves the default file name and the calculate the flash space required to accommodate the image file. Version string should be the current version of the version to be installed. Image path is the path to locate the software image as shown in the following example:
Image URI: /tftpboot/rel/qa/5_0_0_201/gdb/m9500-sf2ek9-mzg.126.96.36.199.bin.S2
Path – /tftpboot/rel/qa/5_0_0_201/gdb
Version String – 188.8.131.52.S2
Step 11 Click the row under the System, Kickstart or SSI columns to enter image URIs. You must specify at least one image for each switch to proceed.
Step 12 Click Verify Remote Server and Path.
DCNM-SAN will validate the file path and server credentials. You see the output
Step 13 Click OK and then click Next in the Specify Software Images by Model dialog box.
You see the Check Flash Free Space dialog box. This dialog box shows the active (and standby, if applicable) bootflash space on each switch, and shows the status (whether there is enough space for the new images). If any switch has insufficient space, you cannot proceed. Deselect the switch without enough bootflash by going back to the first screen and unchecking the check box for that switch.
Step 14 Click Next.
You see the Start Install dialog box.
Note There is no limit on the number of switches you can upgrade.
Step 15 Click one of the the radio buttons:
a. Serialized to upgrade one switch at a time.
b. Parallel to simultaneously upgrade multiple switches.
Step 16 (Optional) Check the Version Check Only check box to complete the version check first and then prompt for your input to continue with installation.
Step 17 (Optional) Click Finish to start installation.
You see the Version Check Results dialog box.
Step 18 (Optional) Check the Install without Version check Prompting check box to continue with the installation.
Note The version check provides information about the impact of the upgrade for each module on the switch. It also shows any incompatibilities that might result. You see a final dialog box at this stage, prompting you to confirm that this check should be performed. We recommend that you do not ignore the version check results.
Caution If Install without Version check Prompting is checked, the upgrade will proceed even if the current switch version is newer than the version you are installing.
Step 19 Click OK to close the wizard.
Step 20 Click Continue to install to start the installation.
You see the Download and Install Status dialog box.
Note On hosts where the TFTP server cannot be started, a warning is displayed. The TFTP server may not start because an existing TFTP server is running or because access to the TFTP port 69 has been denied for security reasons (the default setting on Linux). In these cases, you cannot transfer files from the local host to the switch.
Note Before exiting the session, be sure the upgrade process is complete. The wizard will display a status as it goes along. Check the lower left-hand corner of the wizard for the status message Upgrade Finished. First, the wizard displays the message Success followed a few seconds later by InProgress Polling. Then the wizard displays a second message Success before displaying the final Upgrade Finished.