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Upgrading the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC
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Upgrading the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC

Contents

Upgrading the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC

This chapter contains the following sections:

Complete Upgrade Procedure

Table 1 Refer to the Section in Table Based on your Pre-upgrade Product Release
You are Upgrading From Follow The Sequential Steps in the Following Section:

Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC Release 2.0 to Release 2.1

Upgrade Procedures for Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC Release 2.0 to Release 2.1.

This includes upgrade procedures for Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) to Release ???? .

Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC Release 1.3 to Release 2.1

Upgrade Procedures for Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC Release 1.3 to Release 2.1.

This includes upgrade procedures for Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) to Release ????.

To upgrade the Cisco VNMC, Cisco VSG, and Cisco Nexus 1000V, follow the steps sequentially:
  1. Stage 1: Upgrading Cisco VNMC
  2. Stage 2: Upgrading a Cisco VSG Pair
  3. Stage 3: Upgrading the VSM pair and the VEMs

Note


We highly recommend that you upgrade the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC in the sequence listed. Any deviation from the ordered steps could cause disruption of your connectivity and data communication. The Cisco VNMC must be upgraded with the corresponding policy agent (PA).


Information About Cisco VNMC Upgrades

When you upgrade the Cisco VNMC software, all current (command-line interface) CLI and (graphical user interface) GUI sessions are interrupted, which means that you must restart any CLI or GUI sessions.

Information About Cisco VSG Upgrades

The upgrade procedure for a standalone Cisco VSG is hitful, which means that you must manually reload the Cisco VSG for the new image to become effective. In HA mode, the upgrade is hitless, which means that the standby Cisco VSG is upgraded first and then after a switchover, the previously active Cisco VSG is upgraded.

Because license information is not stored with the Cisco VSG but is maintained between the Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) and Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM), if packets are received at the Cisco VSG, that means that the license is valid and the packets are processed.

An upgrade affects two bin files: the kickstart file and the system file.

An upgrade does not erase any of the existing information, when the Cisco VSG comes online. Because the Cisco VSG is stateless, it gets all this information from the Cisco VNMC at bootup.

Upgrade Guidelines and Limitations

Before upgrading the Cisco VNMC, Cisco VSG, and Cisco Nexus 1000V, read the following:
  • We highly recommend that you upgrade the Cisco VSG and the Cisco VNMC in the order provided. Any deviation from the ordered steps could cause disruption of your connectivity and data communication. The Cisco VNMC must be upgraded with the corresponding policy agent (PA).
  • We recommend that you take a snapshot or backup (clone) of the original Cisco VNMC and VSM prior to the upgrade process and then perform an ISSU upgrade process on both the VSM and the Cisco VSG. We do not recommend that you perform a manual upgrade.
  • For a full In-service Software Upgrade (ISSU) upgrade on both the Cisco VSG and VSM, follow these rules:
    • Install the Cisco VNMC before installing the Cisco VSG and VSM. The ISSU upgrade installs a new PA.
    • A new PA with an old Cisco VNMC is not supported and there should never be an interim stage in this state.
    • A copy run start is not required after the VSM upgrade.
  • The vn-service command is changed to the vservice command on the VSM port-profile in VSM Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).
  • Upgrade instructions include the following information:
    • Different stages of complete upgrade procedures and operations which are supported at different stages.
    • Different component versions after each stage.
    • Different operations supported after each stage.

Upgrade Procedure for Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1), Cisco VNMC Release 2.0 to Release 2.1 and Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2) to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC 2.0 to 2.1 Staged Upgrade


Note


The vn-service command is changed to the vservice command on the VSM port-profile in VSM Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).


Virtual Appliance

Original State

Stage 1: Cisco VNMC Upgrade only (no PAs upgraded)

Stage 2: Cisco VSG Upgrade (ISSU: PA upgrade)

Stage 3: VSM/VEM Upgrade (ISSU: PA upgrade)

Cisco VNMC

Old 2.0

New 2.1

New 2.1

New 2.1

Cisco VSG

Old 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1)

Old 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1)

New 4.2(1)VSG2(2.1)

New 4.2(1)VSG2(2.1)

VSG PA

Old 2.0

Old 2.0

New 2.1

New 2.1

VSM

4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

VEM

Old 4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

Old 4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

Old 4.2(1)SV1(5.2b)

New 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

VSM PA

Old 2.0

Old 2.0

Old 2.0

New 2.1

Supported operations after upgrading to each stage

All operations supported

  • Existing data sessions (offloaded).
  • New data sessions.
  • Allows Cisco Nexus 1000V switch (non-vn-service) operations including non-vn-service port profiles.
  • Short disruption in new data session establishment during the Cisco VSG upgrade.
  • Other operations are fully supported.
  • Full Layer 3 VSG and VM VXLAN support.
  • All operations are supported if all the upgrades including VEMs are successful.
  • Restricted operations (below) apply only if all VEMs are not upgraded
  • Disruption of data traffic during VEM upgrades.
  • Full service chaining is supported.
  • Layer 3 VSG and VM VXLAN support.
  • VSG on VXLAN is supported.

Restricted operations after upgrading to each stage

None

  • No VNMC policy cfg change (assuming silent drops).
  • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, etc).
  • No new vn-service VMs is supported.
  • No Vmotion of vn-service firewalled VMs on N1k
  • No vn-service PP operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the PP on VSM).
  • VSG failover not supported, VSM failover (vns-agent) not supported (All VSM to VNMC to VSG control operations are restricted).
  • No VNMC policy cfg change (assuming silent drops).
  • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, etc).
  • No new vn-service VMs is supported.
  • No Vmotion of vn-service firewalled VMs on N1k.
  • No vn-service PP operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the PP on VSM).
  • VSG failover not supported, VSM failover (vns-agent) not supported (All VSM to VNMC to VSG control operations are restricted).
The following restricted operations apply only if all VEMs are not upgraded:
  • No VNMC policy cfg change (assuming silent drops).
  • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, etc).
  • No new vn-service VMs is supported.
  • No boot strap of devices (VNMC, VSM,VSG).
  • No Vmotion of vn-service VMs on N1k.
  • No vn-service PP operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the PP on VSM).
  • No N1k switch (non vn-service) operations, including non-vn-service PPs (VSM+VEM ugraded) (All VSM to VNMC to VSG control operations are restricted).

Note


Because we support full ISSU upgrade on both VSG and VSM that involves installing a new PA, you should install the VNMC first. The new PA may not support the old VNMC.


Upgrading VNMC from Release 2.0 to Release 2.1

Before You Begin
  • You are logged in to the CLI in EXEC mode.
  • You have backed up the new software files to a remote server and have verified that the backup file was created on the remote server.
  • You must have the Cisco VNMC Release 2.1 downloaded.
Procedure
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 vnmc# connect local-mgmt 

    Places you in local management mode.

     
    Step 2 vnmc (local-mgmt)# show version  (Optional)

    Displays the version information for the Cisco VNMC software.

     
    Step 3 vnmc (local-mgmt)# copy scp://user@example-server-ip/example-dir/filename bootflash:/  (Optional)

    Copies the Cisco VNMC software file to the VM.

     
    Step 4 vnmc (local-mgmt)# dir bootflash:/ 

    Verifies that the desired file is copied in the directory.

     
    Step 5 vnmc (local-mgmt)# update bootflash:/filename 

    Begins the update of the Cisco VNMC software.

     
    Step 6 vnmc (local-mgmt)# service restart 

    Restarts the server.

     
    Step 7 vnmc (local-mgmt)# service status  (Optional)

    Allows you to verify that the server is operating as desired.

     
    Step 8 vnmc (local-mgmt)# show version  (Optional)

    Allows you to verify that the Cisco VNMC software version is updated.

    Note   

    After you upgrade to Cisco VNMC Release 2.1, you might see the previous version of Cisco VNMC in your browser. To view the upgraded version, clear the browser cache and browsing history in the browser. This note applies to all supported browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Chrome.

     

    Configuration Example

    The following example shows how to connect to the local-mgmt mode:

    vnmc# connect local-mgmt
    Cisco Virtual Network Management Center
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (c) 2002-2013, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are
    owned by other third parties and used and distributed under
    license. Certain components of this software are licensed under
    the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU
    Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each
    such license is available at
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
    
    

    The following example shows how to display version information for the Cisco VNMC:

    vnmc(local-mgmt)# show version
    
    Name                Package             Version        GUI            
    ----                -------             -------        ----           
    core                Base System         2.0(1)         2.0(1)     
    service-reg         Service Registry    2.0(1)         2.0(1)     
    policy-mgr          Policy Manager      2.0(1)         2.0(1)     
    resource-mgr        Resource Manager    2.0(1)         2.0(1)     
    vm-mgr              VM manager          2.0(1)         none  
    
    

    The following example shows how to copy the Cisco VNMC software to the VM:

    vnmc(local-mgmt)# copy scp://<user@example-server-ip>/example1-dir/vnmc.2.1.bin bootflash:/
    Enter password: 
    100%  143MB  11.9MB/s   00:12

    The following example shows how to see the directory information for Cisco VNMC:

    vnmc(local-mgmt)# dir bootflash:/
    14M Jul 28 2011  gui-automation.tgz 
    
                887 May 28 2013  vnmc-dplug.2.0.1.bin         
                20M May 28 2013  vnmc-vsgpa.2.0.1.bin         
                20M May 28 2013  vnmc-vsmpa.2.0.1.bin         
               403M Jan 31 01:58 vnmc.2.0.bin
    
                                                               
    Usage for bootflash://
    
    			18187836 bytes used
                 3842128 bytes free
                22029964 bytes total

    The following example shows how to start the update for the Cisco VNMC:

    vnmc(local-mgmt)# update bootflash:/vnmc.2.1.1a.bin
    It is recommended that you perform a full-state backup before updating any VNMC component.  Press enter to continue or Ctrl-c to exit.

    The following example shows how to display the updated version for the Cisco VNMC:

    vnmc(local-mgmt)# show version
    
    Name                Package             Version        GUI            
    ----                -------             -------        ----           
    core                Base System         2.1            2.1     
    service-reg         Service Registry    2.1            2.1     
    policy-mgr          Policy Manager      2.1            2.1     
    resource-mgr        Resource Manager    2.1            2.1     
    vm-mgr              VM manager          2.1            none

    Upgrading Cisco VSG from Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1)

    Enter the commands on all Cisco VSG nodes on your network.

    Before You Begin
    • You are logged in to the CLI in EXEC mode.
    • You have copied the new system image, kickstart image and the Cisco VSG policy agent image into the bootflash file system using the following commands:
      switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin
      
      switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin
      
      switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
    • You have confirmed that the system is in high availability (HA) mode for an HA upgrade using the show system redundancy status command.
    Procedure
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 2 install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin vnmpa bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
       

      Installs the kickstart image, system image, and policy agent (PA) image.

      Note   

      If you do not have a policy agent installed on the Cisco VSG before the install all command is executed, the PA will not be upgraded (installed) with the image. Make sure that the current version of policy agent is installed before you begin the upgrade process.

       
      Step 3 show vnm-pa status
       

      Verifies that the new PA is installed and the upgrade was successful.

      Note   

      You must have an existing PA installed before upgrading the PA using the install all command.

       
      Step 4 copy running-config startup-config
       

      Saves the change persistently through reboots and restarts by copying the running configuration to the startup configuration.

       

      Configuration Example

      The following example shows how to upgrade Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1):

      vsg # configure terminal
      vsg (config)# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin vnmpa bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
      vsg (config)# show vnm-pa status
      VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 2.1(1b)-vsg
      vsg(config)# copy running-config startup-config
       

      Upgrading VSMs

      Upgrade Procedures

      The following table lists the upgrade steps.

      Table 2 Upgrade Paths from Cisco Nexus 1000V Releases

      If you are running this configuration

      Follow these steps

      Release 4.0(4)SV1(1) or 4.0(4)SV1(2)

      Upgrades from these releases are not supported.

      Releases 4.0(4)SV1(3x) Series

      1. Upgrading from Releases 4.0(4)SV1(3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) to Release 4.2(1)SV1(4b)
      2. Upgrade from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4x), 4.2(1)SV1(5x), 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) series to the current release

      Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x) Series with a vSphere release 4.0 Update 1 or later

      1. Upgrading from VMware Release 4.0 to VMware Release 4.1
      2. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
      3. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

      Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x) Series with a vSphere release 4.1 GA, patches, or updates

      1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
      2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

      Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a) or 4.2(1)SV1(4b) with a vSphere release 5.0 GA, patches, or updates

      1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
      2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

      The following table lists the upgrade steps when upgrading from Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x) Series, 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) Series to the current release.

      Table 3 Upgrade Paths from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(5x) Series and 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) Series

      If you are running this configuration

      Follow these steps

      With vSphere 4.1 GA, patches, or updates.

      1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
      2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

      With vSphere 5.0 GA, patches, or updates.

      1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
      2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

      With ESX version upgrade.

      Installing and Upgrading VMware

      Software Images

      The software image install procedure is dependent on the following factors:

      • Software images—The kickstart and system image files reside in directories or folders that you can access from the Cisco Nexus 1000V software prompt.
      • Image version—Each image file has a version.
      • Disk—The bootflash: resides on the VSM.
      • ISO file—If a local ISO file is passed to the install all command, the kickstart and system images are extracted from the ISO file.

      In-Service Software Upgrades on Systems with Dual VSMs


      Note


      Performing an In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) from Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4) or Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a) to the current release of Cisco Nexus 1000V using ISO files is not supported. You must use kickstart and system files to perform an ISSU upgrade to the current release of Cisco Nexus 1000V.


      The Cisco Nexus 1000V software supports in-service software upgrades (ISSUs) for systems with dual VSMs. An ISSU can update the software images on your switch without disrupting data traffic. Only control traffic is disrupted. If an ISSU causes a disruption of data traffic, the Cisco Nexus 1000V software warns you before proceeding so that you can stop the upgrade and reschedule it to a time that minimizes the impact on your network.


      Note


      On systems with dual VSMs, you should have access to the console of both VSMs to maintain connectivity when the switchover occurs during upgrades. If you are performing the upgrade over Secure Shell (SSH) or Telnet, the connection will drop when the system switchover occurs, and you must reestablish the connection.


      An ISSU updates the following images:

      • Kickstart image
      • System image
      • VEM images

      All of the following processes are initiated automatically by the upgrade process after the network administrator enters the install all command.

      ISSU Process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V

      The following figure shows the ISSU process.

      Figure 1. ISSU Process



      ISSU VSM Switchover

      The following figure provides an example of the VSM status before and after an ISSU switchover.

      Figure 2. Example of an ISSU VSM Switchover



      ISSU Command Attributes

      Support

      The install all command supports an in-service software upgrade (ISSU) on dual VSMs in an HA environment and performs the following actions:

      • Determines whether the upgrade is disruptive and asks if you want to continue.
      • Copies the kickstart and system images to the standby VSM. Alternatively, if a local ISO file is passed to the install all command instead, the kickstart and system images are extracted from the file.
      • Sets the kickstart and system boot variables.
      • Reloads the standby VSM with the new Cisco Nexus 1000V software.
      • Causes the active VSM to reload when the switchover occurs.

      Benefits

      The install all command provides the following benefits:

      • You can upgrade the VSM by using the install all command.
      • You can receive descriptive information on the intended changes to your system before you continue with the installation.
      • You have the option to cancel the command. Once the effects of the command are presented, you can continue or cancel when you see this question (the default is no): Do you want to continue (y/n) [n]: y
      • You can upgrade the VSM using the least disruptive procedure.
      • You can see the progress of this command on the console, Telnet, and SSH screens:
        • After a switchover process, you can see the progress from both the VSMs.
        • Before a switchover process, you can see the progress only from the active VSM.
      • The install all command automatically checks the image integrity, which includes the running kickstart and system images.
      • The install all command performs a platform validity check to verify that a wrong image is not used.
      • The Ctrl-C escape sequence gracefully ends the install all command. The command sequence completes the update step in progress and returns to the switch prompt. (Other upgrade steps cannot be ended by using Ctrl-C.)
      • After running the install all command, if any step in the sequence fails, the command completes the step in progress and ends.

      Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4x), 4.2(1)SV1(5x), 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1x)

      Procedure
        Step 1   Log in to the active VSM.
        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 system.

        You see links to the download images for your switch.

        Step 5   Choose 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 file(s) 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   Verify that there is space available on the standby VSM.
        switch# dir bootflash://sup-standby/
        .
        .
        .
        Usage for bootflash://
          485830656 bytes used
         1109045248 bytes free
         1594875904 bytes total
        Step 8   Delete any unnecessary files to make space available if you need more space on the standby VSM.
        Step 9   If you plan to install the images from the bootflash:, copy the Cisco Nexus 1000V kickstart and system images or the ISO image to the active VSM by 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.
        • Copy the ISO image.
          switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
        • Copy kickstart and system images.
          switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
          switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
        Step 10   Check on the impact of the ISSU upgrade for the kickstart and system images or the ISO image.
        • ISO
          switch# show install all impact iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
          
          Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image type.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Notifying services about system upgrade.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          
          
          Compatibility check is done:
          Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
          ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
               1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
               2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
          
          
          Images will be upgraded according to following table:
          Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
          ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
               1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
          
          
          Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
          ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
               3          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
               4          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
        • kickstart and system
          switch# show install all impact kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin 
          
          Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image type.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Notifying services about system upgrade.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          
          
          Compatibility check is done:
          Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
          ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
               1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
               2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
          
          
          Images will be upgraded according to following table:
          Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
          ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
               1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
          
          
          Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
          ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
               3          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
               4          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
        Step 11   Read the release notes for the related image file. See the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes.
        Step 12   Determine if the Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) is configured in the deployment:
        • If the following output is displayed, the Cisco VSG is configured in the deployment. You must follow the upgrade procedure in the “Complete Upgrade Procedure” section in Chapter 7, “Upgrading the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center” of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center Installation and Upgrade Guide.
          switch# show vnm-pa status 
          VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 1.2(0.689)-vsm
          switch#
        • If the following output is displayed, continue to Step 13.
          switch# show vnm-pa status 
          VNM Policy-Agent status is - Not Installed
          switch#
        Step 13   Save the running configuration to the startup configuration.
        switch# copy running-config startup-config 
        Step 14   Save the running configuration on the bootflash and externally.
        switch# copy running-config bootflash:run-cfg-backup 
        switch# copy running-config scp://user@tftpserver.cisco.com/n1kv-run-cfg-backup
        Note   

        You can also run a VSM backup. See the “Configuring VSM Backup and Recovery” chapter of the Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide.

        Step 15   Perform the upgrade on the active VSM using the ISO or kickstart and system images.
        • Upgrade using the ISO image.
          switch# install all iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
          
        • Upgrade using the kickstart and system images.
          switch# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Verifying image type.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          Notifying services about system upgrade.
          [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
          
          
          
          Compatibility check is done:
          Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
          ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
               1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
               2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
          
          
          
          Images will be upgraded according to following table:
          Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
          ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
               1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
               2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
          
          
          Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
          ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
               3           4.2(1)SV1(4a)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
               4           4.2(1)SV1(4a)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
          
          Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n)?  [n]
        Step 16   Continue with the installation by pressing Y.
        Note   

        If you press N, the installation exits gracefully.

        Install is in progress, please wait.
        
        Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
        
        Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
        
        Setting boot variables.
        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
        
        Performing configuration copy.
        [####################] 100%2011 Mar 31 03:49:42 BL1-VSM %SYSMGR-STANDBY-5-CFGWRITE_STARTED: Configuration copy started (PID 3660).
        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
        Note   

        As part of the upgrade process, the standby VSM is reloaded with new images. Once it becomes the HA standby again, the upgrade process initiates a switchover. The upgrade then continues from the new active VSM with the following output:

        Continuing with installation, please wait
        
        Module 2: Waiting for module online
        -- SUCCESS
        
        Install has been successful 
        Step 17   After the installation operation completes, log in and verify that the switch is running the required software version.
        switch# show version
        Nexus1000v# show version
        Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
        TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
        Copyright (c) 2002-2012, 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(1.1a) [build 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)]
          system:    version 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a) [build 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)]
          kickstart image file is: bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
          kickstart compile time:  1/11/2012 3:00:00 [01/11/2012 12:49:49]
          system image file is:    bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
          system compile time:     1/11/2012 3:00:00 [01/11/2012 13:42:57]
        
        
        Hardware
          cisco Nexus 1000V Chassis ("Virtual Supervisor Module")
          Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 2075740 kB of memory.
          Processor Board ID T5056B1802D
        
          Device name: Nexus1000v
          bootflash:    1557496 kB
        
        Kernel uptime is 4 day(s), 8 hour(s), 31 minute(s), 3 second(s)
        
        
        plugin
          Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin, Virtualization Plugin
        ...
        Step 18   Copy the running configuration to the startup configuration to adjust the startup-cgf size.
        switch# copy running-config startup-config
        [########################################] 100%
        switch#
        Step 19   Display the log of the last installation.
        switch# show install all status 
        This is the log of last installation.
        
        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Verifying image type.
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Notifying services about system upgrade.
        
         -- SUCCESS
        
        
        Compatibility check is done:
        Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
        ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
             1       yes  non-disruptive         reset
             2       yes  non-disruptive         reset
        
        
        
        Images will be upgraded according to following table:
        Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
        ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
             1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
             1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
             2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
             2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
        
        
        Images will be upgraded according to following table:
        Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
        ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
             3           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
             4           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
        
        
        Install is in progress, please wait.
        
        Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Setting boot variables.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Performing configuration copy.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Module 2: Waiting for module online.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Notifying services about the switchover.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        
        "Switching over onto standby".
        switch#
        switch#
        switch#
        
        switch# attach module 2 
        Attaching to module 2 ...
        To exit type 'exit', to abort type '$.'
        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 in this software are
        owned by other third parties and used and distributed under
        license. Certain components of this software are licensed under
        the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU
        Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each
        such license is available at
        http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
        http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
        switch(standby)#
        switch(standby)# show install all status
        This is the log of last installation.
        
        Continuing with installation, please wait
        Trying to start the installer...
        
        Module 2: Waiting for module online.
         -- SUCCESS
        
        Install has been successful.
        switch(standby)#

        Upgrading VEMs

        VEM Upgrade Procedures

        VEM upgrades fall into three types:

        • An upgrade of an ESX or stateful ESXi host, without a migration from ESX (with a console OS) to ESXi. This upgrade type is described further in this section.
        • An upgrade of a stateless ESXi host. This involves installing a new image on the host by updating the image profile and rebooting the host. The upgrade is described in Installing the VEM Software on a Stateless ESXi Host.
        • An upgrade that involve a migration from ESX to ESXi (of the same or different vSphere version).

        An upgrade of an ESX or stateful ESXi host without a migration from ESX (which has a console OS) to ESXi falls into two separate workflows.

        1. Upgrade the VEM alone, while keeping the ESX/ESXi version intact. The first figure shows this flow.
        2. Upgrade the ESX/ESXi without a change of the Cisco Nexus 1000V version. This process is addressed in the Workflow 2 figure.

        The following figure shows Workflow 1 where Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4.x) or 4.2(1)SV1(5.x) is upgraded to the current release, without a change of ESX versions.

        If you are using VUM, set up a host patch baseline with the VEM’s offline bundle. Then follow Upgrading the VEMs Using VMware Update Manager from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release.

        If you are upgrading from the command line, see Upgrading the VEMs Manually from from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release.

        The following figure shows Workflow 2 where Cisco Nexus 1000VRelease 4.2(1)SV2(1.1) is installed and VMware 4.1 is upgraded to 5.0.

        • If you are using VUM version 5.0 or later, use the following method (independent of whether the VEM version is being changed as well):
          • If you are upgrading the ESX host to a new update within a release, use a host upgrade baseline. For example, vSphere 5.0 GA to 5.0 U1.
          • If you are upgrading the ESX host to a major release (for example, vSphere 4.1 U2 to 5.0 U1), generate an upgrade ISO and set up a host upgrade baseline. The upgrade ISO must have the desired final images for both ESX and VEM. The procedure to generate an upgrade ISO is in Creating an Upgrade ISO with a VMware ESX Image and a Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Image.
          • You can upgrade the ESX version and VEM version simultaneously if you are using VUM 5.0 Update 1 or later. VUM 5.0 GA does not support a combined upgrade.

        Note


        If you plan to perform Workflow 2 and manually update to vSphere 5.0 or later, you must boot the host from an upgrade ISO with both ESX and VEM images.


        VEM Upgrade Methods from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release

        Upgrading the VEMs Using VMware Update Manager from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release


        Caution


        If removable media is still connected (for example, if you have installed the VSM using ISO and forgot to remove the media), host movement to maintenance mode fails and the VUM upgrade fails.


        Procedure
          Step 1   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

          Display the current configuration.

          Note   

          The minimum release of Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware ESXi 5.0.0 hosts is Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a).

          Step 2   switch# vmware vem upgrade notify

          Coordinate with and notify the server administrator of the VEM upgrade process.

          Step 3   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

          Verify that the upgrade notification was sent.

          Note   

          Verify that the Upgrade Status contains the highlighted text. If the text is not present, check the Upgrade Error line and consult the Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide.

          Step 4   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

          Verify that the server administrator has accepted the upgrade in the vCenter. For more information about how the server administrator accepts the VEM upgrade, see Accepting the VEM Upgrade. Coordinate the notification acceptance with the server administrator. After the server administrator accepts the upgrade, proceed with the VEM upgrade.

          Note   

          Verify that the Upgrade Status contains the highlighted text. If the text is not present, check the Upgrade Error line and consult the Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide.

          Step 5   Initiate the VUM upgrade process with the following commands.
          Note   

          Before entering the following commands, communicate with the server administrator to confirm that the VUM process is operational.

          The vCenter Server locks the DVS and triggers VUM to upgrade the VEMs.

          1. switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed
          2. switch# show vmware vem upgrade status
          Note   

          The DVS bundle ID is updated and is highlighted.

          If the ESX/ESXi host is using ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 or a later release and your DRS settings are enabled to allow it, VUM automatically VMotions the VMs from the host to another host in the cluster and places the ESX/ESXi in maintenance mode to upgrade the VEM. This process is continued for other hosts in the DRS cluster until all the hosts are upgraded in the cluster.

          Step 6   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

          Check for the upgrade complete status.

          Step 7   Clear the VEM upgrade status after the upgrade process is complete with the following commands.
          1. switch# vmware vem upgrade complete
          2. switch# show vmware vem upgrade status
          Step 8   switch# show module

          Verify that the upgrade process is complete.

          The upgrade is complete.


          The following example shows how to upgrade VEMs using VUM.

          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: 
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
          Upgrade Start Time: 
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG 
          switch# 
          switch# vmware vem upgrade notify 
          Warning: 
          Please ensure the hosts are running compatible ESX versions for the upgrade. Refer to corresponding
          "Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information" guide.
          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: Upgrade Availability Notified in vCenter
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
          Upgrade Start Time: 
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM:  VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS:  VEM410-201208144101-BG
          switch#
          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: Upgrade Accepted by vCenter Admin
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013
          Upgrade Start Time: 
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG 
          switch#
          switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed 
          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: Upgrade In Progress in vCenter
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter) : Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
          Upgrade Start Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
          switch#
          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: Upgrade Complete in vCenter
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): : Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013  
          Upgrade Start Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
          switch#
          switch# vmware vem upgrade complete 
          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
          
          
          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
          Upgrade Status: 
          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
          Upgrade Start Time: 
          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
          Upgrade Error: 
          Upgrade Bundle ID:
              VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
              DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
          switch#
          switch# show module 
          Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
          ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
          1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
          2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
          3    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
          4    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
          
          Mod  Sw                  Hw      
          ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
          1    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      0.0                                              
          2    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      0.0                                              
          3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)      
          4    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-623860 (3.0)      
          
          Mod  MAC-Address(es)                         Serial-Num
          ---  --------------------------------------  ----------
          1    00-19-07-6c-5a-a8 to 00-19-07-6c-62-a8  NA
          2    00-19-07-6c-5a-a8 to 00-19-07-6c-62-a8  NA
          3    02-00-0c-00-03-00 to 02-00-0c-00-03-80  NA
          4    02-00-0c-00-04-00 to 02-00-0c-00-04-80  NA
          
          Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
          ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
          1    10.104.249.171   NA                                    NA
          2    10.104.249.171   NA                                    NA
          3    10.104.249.172   7d41e666-b58a-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc299c0  10.104.249.172
          4    10.104.249.173   17d79824-b593-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc29a0e  10.104.249.173
          
          * this terminal session 
          switch# 

          Note


          The lines with the bold characters in the preceding example display that all VEMs are upgraded to the current release.


          Upgrading the VEMs Manually from from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release

          Before You Begin

          Note


          If VUM is installed, it should be disabled.


          To manually install or upgrade the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM on an ESX/ESXi host, follow the steps in Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI.

          To upgrade the VEMs manually, perform the following steps as network administrator:


          Note


          This procedure is performed by the network administrator. Before proceeding with the upgrade, make sure that the VMs are powered off if you are not running the required patch level.



          Caution


          If removable media is still connected, (for example, if you have installed the VSM using ISO and forgot to remove the media), host movement to maintenance mode fails and the VEM upgrade fails.


          Procedure
            Step 1   switch# vmware vem upgrade notify

            Coordinate with and notify the server administrator of the VEM upgrade process.

            Step 2   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

            Verify that the upgrade notification was sent.

            Step 3   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

            Verify that the server administrator has accepted the upgrade in vCenter Server. For details about the server administrator accepting the VEM upgrade, see Accepting the VEM Upgrade. After the server administrator accepts the upgrade, proceed with the VEM upgrade.

            Step 4   Perform one of the following tasks:
            • If the ESX host is not hosting the VSM, proceed to Step 5.
            • If the ESX host is hosting the VSM, coordinate with the server administrator to migrate the VSM to a host that is not being upgraded. Proceed to Step 5.
            Step 5   switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed

            Initiate the Cisco Nexus 1000V Bundle ID upgrade process.

            Note   

            If VUM is enabled in the vCenter environment, disable it before entering the vmware vem upgrade proceed command to prevent the new VIBs from being pushed to all the hosts.

            Enter the vmware vem upgrade proceed command so that the Cisco Nexus 1000V Bundle ID on the vCenter Server gets updated. If VUM is enabled and you do not update the Bundle ID, an incorrect VIB version is pushed to the VEM when you next add the ESX to the VSM.

            Note   

            If VUM is not installed, the “The object or item referred to could not be found” error appears in the vCenter Server task bar. You can ignore this error message.

            Step 6   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

            Check for the upgrade complete status.

            Step 7   Coordinate with and wait until the server administrator upgrades all ESX host VEMs with the new VEM software release and informs you that the upgrade process is complete.

            The server administrator performs the manual upgrade by using the vihostupdate command or the esxcli command. For more information, see Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI.

            Step 8   switch# vmware vem upgrade complete

            Clear the VEM upgrade status after the upgrade process is complete.

            Step 9   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

            Check the upgrade status once again.

            Step 10   switch# show module
            Verify that the upgrade process is complete.
            Note   

            The line with the bold characters in the preceding example display that all VEMs are upgraded to the current release.

            The upgrade is complete.


            The following example shows how to upgrade VEMs manually.
            switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
            
            Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
            Upgrade Status: 
            Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
            Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
            Upgrade Start Time: 
            Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Error: 
            Upgrade Bundle ID:
                VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG
            switch# 
            switch# vmware vem upgrade notify 
            Warning: 
            Please ensure the hosts are running compatible ESX versions for the upgrade. Refer to corresponding
            "Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information" guide.
            
            switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
            
            Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
            Upgrade Status: Upgrade Accepted by vCenter Admin
            Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
            Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
            Upgrade Start Time: 
            Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Error: 
            Upgrade Bundle ID:
                VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG
            
            switch# 
            switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed
            switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
            
            Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
            Upgrade Status: Upgrade In Progress in vCenter
            Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
            Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
            Upgrade Start Time: Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
            Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Error: 
            Upgrade Bundle ID:
                VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
            
            switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
            Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
            Upgrade Status: Upgrade Complete in vCenter
            Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
            Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
            Upgrade Start Time: Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
            Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Error
            Upgrade Bundle ID:
                VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
            
            switch#
            switch# vmware vem upgrade complete 
            switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
            
            Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
            Upgrade Status:
            Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
            Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Start Time: 
            Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
            Upgrade Error
            Upgrade Bundle ID:
                VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
            
            switch#
            switch# show module 
            Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
            ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
            1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
            2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
            3    332    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
            6    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
            
            
            Mod  Sw                  Hw      
            ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
            1    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
            2    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
            3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)      
            6    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0) 
            
                
            Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
            ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
            1    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
            2    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
            3    10.105.232.72    e6c1a563-bc9e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2baba  10.105.232.72
            6    10.105.232.70    ecebdf42-bc0e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2b892  10.105.232.70
            
            * this terminal session 
            switch#
             

            Accepting the VEM Upgrade

            Before You Begin
            • The network and server administrators must coordinate the upgrade procedure with each other.
            • You have received a notification in the vCenter Server that a VEM software upgrade is available.
            Procedure
              Step 1   In the vCenter Server, choose Inventory > Networking.
              Step 2   Click the vSphere Client DVS Summary tab to check for the availability of a software upgrade.
              Figure 3. vSphere Client DVS Summary Tab



              Step 3   Click Apply upgrade.

              The network administrator is notified that you are ready to apply the upgrade to the VEMs.


              Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI

              You can upgrade the VEM software by using the vCLI.

              Before You Begin
              • If you are using vCLI, do the following:
                • You have downloaded and installed the VMware vCLI. For information about installing the vCLI, see the VMware vCLI documentation.
                • You are logged in to the remote host where the vCLI is installed.

                  Note


                  The vSphere command-line interface (vCLI) command set allows you to enter common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. You can also enter most vCLI commands against a vCenter Server system and target any ESX/ESXi system that the vCenter Server system manages. vCLI commands are especially useful for ESXi hosts because ESXi does not include a service console.


              • If you are using the esxupdate command, you are logged in to the ESX host.
              • Check Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information for compatible versions.
              • You have already copied the VEM software installation file to the /tmp directory. Do not copy the files to the root (/) folder.
              • You know the name of the VEM software file to be installed.
              Procedure
                Step 1   [root@serialport -]# cd tmp

                Go to the directory where the new VEM software was copied.

                Step 2   Determine the upgrade method that you want to use and enter the appropriate command.
                • vihostupdate

                  Installs the ESX/ ESXi and VEM software simultaneously if you are using the vCLI.

                • esxupdate
                  Installs the VEM software from the ESX host /tmp directory.
                  Note   

                  You must log in to each host and enter this command. This command loads the software manually on the host, loads the kernel modules, and starts the VEM agent on the running system.

                Step 3   Enter the appropriate commands as they apply to you.
                • For ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 hosts, enter the following commands:
                  • /tmp # esxupdate --bundle= VEM_bundle
                  • /tmp # esxupdate -b vib_file
                • For ESXi 5.0.0 or a later release host, enter the following commands:
                  • ~ # esxcli software vib install -d path/VEM_bundle
                  • ~ # esxcli software vib install -v path/vib_file
                Step 4   Display values with which to compare to Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information by typing the following commands.
                1. [root@serialport tmp]# vmware -v
                2. root@serialport tmp]# # esxupdate query
                3. [root@host212 ~]# . ~ # vem status -v
                4. [root@host212 ~]# vemcmd show version
                Step 5   switch# show module

                Display that the VEMs were upgraded by entering the command on the VSM.


                If the upgrade was successful, the installation procedure is complete.

                The following example shows how to upgrade the VEM software using the vCLI.
                [root@serialport -]# cd tmp
                [root@serialport tmp]# 
                esxupdate -b [VMware offline update bundle] update
                ~ # esxcli software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/VEM500-201304160100-BG.zip
                Installation Result
                   Message: Operation finished successfully.
                   Reboot Required: false
                   VIBs Installed: Cisco_bootbank_cisco-vem-v160-esx_4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                   VIBs Removed: 
                   VIBs Skipped: 
                ~ #
                
                ~ # esxcli software vib install -v /var/log/vmware/cross_cisco-vem-v160-4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1.vib
                Installation Result
                   Message: Operation finished successfully.
                   Reboot Required: false
                   VIBs Installed: Cisco_bootbank_cisco-vem-v160-esx_4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                   VIBs Removed: 
                   VIBs Skipped: 
                ~ #
                [root@serialport tmp]# vmware -v
                VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-843203
                root@serialport tmp]# # esxupdate query
                ------Bulletin ID------- -----Installed----- --------------Summary---------------
                VEM500-201304160100 2013-04-21T08:18:22 Cisco Nexus 1000V 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)
                
                
                [root@host212 ~]# . ~ # vem status -v
                Package vssnet-esxmn-release
                Version 4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                Build 1
                Date Sun Apr 21 04:56:14 PDT 2013
                 
                VEM modules are loaded
                Switch Name      Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks   
                vSwitch0         128         4           128               1500    vmnic4    
                DVS Name         Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks   
                p-1              256         19          256               1500    vmnic7,vmnic6,vmnic3,vmnic2,vmnic1,vmnic0
                VEM Agent (vemdpa) is running
                ~ #
                
                
                [root@host212 ~]# vemcmd show version
                vemcmd show version
                VEM Version: 4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                VSM Version: 4.2(1)SV2(2.1) [build 4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)]
                System Version: VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203
                
                ~ #
                switch# show module 
                Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
                ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
                1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
                2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
                3    332    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                6    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                
                Mod  Sw                  Hw      
                ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
                1    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                2    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)      
                6    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)     
                
                
                Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
                ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
                1    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                2    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                3    10.105.232.72    e6c1a563-bc9e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2baba  10.105.232.72
                6    10.105.232.70    ecebdf42-bc0e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2b892  10.105.232.70
                
                switch#

                Note


                The highlighted text in the previous command output confirms that the upgrade was successful.


                Upgrade Procedure for Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1), Cisco VNMC Release 1.3 to Release 2.1 and Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

                Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1) to 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1) and Cisco VNMC 1.3 to 2.1 Staged Upgrade


                Note


                The vn-service command is changed to the vservice command on the VSM port-profile in VSM Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.2).


                Virtual Appliance

                Original State

                Stage 1: Cisco VNMC Upgrade only (no PAs upgraded)

                Stage 2: Cisco VSG Upgrade (ISSU: PA upgrade)

                Stage 3: VSM/VEM Upgrade (ISSU: PA upgrade)

                Cisco VNMC

                Old 1.3

                New 2.1

                New 2.1

                New 2.1

                Cisco VSG

                Old 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1a)

                Old 4.2(1)VSG1(3.1a)

                New 4.2(1)VSG2(2.1)

                New 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1)

                VSG PA

                Old 1.3.1

                Old 1.3.1

                New 2.1

                New 2.1

                VSM

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                New 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

                VEM

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                Old 4.2(1)SV1(4b)

                New 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)

                VSM PA

                1.2.1

                Old 1.2.1

                Old 1.2.1

                New 2.0

                Supported operations after upgrading to each stage

                All operations supported

                • Existing data sessions (offloaded).
                • New data sessions.
                • Allows Cisco Nexus 1000V switch (non-vn-service) operations including non-vn-service port profiles.
                • Existing data sessions (offloaded).
                • New data sessions.
                • Allows Cisco Nexus 1000V switch (non-vn-service) operations including non-vn-service port profiles.
                • Once upgraded, all the operations are supported if all the VEMs are upgraded.
                • Operations restrictions apply only if all the VEMs are not upgraded.
                • Disruption of data traffic during VEM upgrades

                Restricted operations after upgrading to each stage

                None

                • No Cisco VNMC policy configuration changes.
                • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, and so on).
                • No new vn-service VMs are supported.
                • No vMotion of vn-service firewalled VMs on Cisco Nexus 1000V switch.
                • No vn-service port profile operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the port profiles on VSM).
                • Cisco VSGand VSM failover (vns-agent) not supported.
                • All VSM to Cisco VNMC to Cisco VSG control operations are restricted
                • No Cisco VNMC policy configuration changes.
                • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, and so on).
                • No new vn-service VMs are supported.
                • No vMotion of vn-service firewalled VMs on Cisco Nexus 1000V switch.
                • No vn-service port profile operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the port profiles on VSM).
                • Cisco VSGand VSM failover (vns-agent) not supported.
                • All VSM to Cisco VNMC to Cisco VSG control operations are restricted
                • No Cisco VNMC policy configuration changes.
                • No VSM/VEM vn-service VM operations (shutdown/bring up existing vn-service VMs, bring down net adapters, and so on).
                • No new vn-service VMs are supported.
                • No vMotion of vn-service VMs on Cisco Nexus 1000V switch.
                • No vn-service port profile operations or modifications (toggles, removal, changing the port profiles on VSM).
                • No Cisco Nexus 1000V switch (non vn-service) operations, including non-vn-service port profiles (VSM+VEM ugraded).
                • All VSM to Cisco VNMC to Cisco VSG control operations are restricted

                Note


                Because we support full ISSU upgrade on both VSG and VSM that includes installing a new PA, you must install the VNMC first. The new PA may not be compatible with the old VNMC.


                Upgrading VNMC from Release 1.3 to Release 2.1

                Before You Begin
                • You are logged in to the CLI in EXEC mode.
                • You have backed up the new software files to a remote server and have verified that the backup file was created on the remote server.
                • You must have the Cisco VNMC Release 2.1 downloaded.
                Procedure
                    Command or Action Purpose
                  Step 1 vnmc# connect local-mgmt 

                  Places you in local management mode.

                   
                  Step 2 vnmc (local-mgmt)# show version  (Optional)

                  Displays the version information for the Cisco VNMC software.

                   
                  Step 3 vnmc (local-mgmt)# copy scp://user@example-server-ip/example-dir/filename bootflash:/  (Optional)

                  Copies the Cisco VNMC software file to the VM.

                   
                  Step 4 vnmc (local-mgmt)# dir bootflash:/ 

                  Verifies that the desired file is copied in the directory.

                   
                  Step 5 vnmc (local-mgmt)# update bootflash:/filename 

                  Begins the update of the Cisco VNMC software.

                   
                  Step 6 vnmc (local-mgmt)# service restart 

                  Restarts the server.

                   
                  Step 7 vnmc (local-mgmt)# service status  (Optional)

                  Allows you to verify that the server is operating as desired.

                   
                  Step 8 vnmc (local-mgmt)# show version  (Optional)

                  Allows you to verify that the Cisco VNMC software version is updated.

                  Note   

                  After you upgrade to Cisco VNMC Release 2.1, you might see the previous version of Cisco VNMC in your browser. To view the upgraded version, clear the browser cache and browsing history in the browser. This note applies to all supported browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Chrome.

                   

                  Configuration Example

                  The following example shows how to connect to the local-mgmt mode:

                  vnmc# connect local-mgmt
                  Cisco Virtual Network Management Center
                  TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
                  Copyright (c) 2002-2013, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
                  The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are
                  owned by other third parties and used and distributed under
                  license. Certain components of this software are licensed under
                  the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU
                  Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each
                  such license is available at
                  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
                  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
                  
                  

                  The following example shows how to display version information for the Cisco VNMC:

                  vnmc(local-mgmt)# show version
                  
                  Name                Package             Version        GUI            
                  ----                -------             -------        ----           
                  core                Base System         1.3(1)         1.3(1)     
                  service-reg         Service Registry    1.3(1)         1.3(1)     
                  policy-mgr          Policy Manager      1.3(1)         1.3(1)     
                  resource-mgr        Resource Manager    1.3(1)         1.3(1)     
                  vm-mgr              VM manager          1.3(1)         none  
                  
                  

                  The following example shows how to copy the Cisco VNMC software to the VM:

                  vnmc(local-mgmt)# copy scp://<user@example-server-ip>/example1-dir/vnmc.2.1.bin bootflash:/
                  Enter password: 
                  100%  143MB  11.9MB/s   00:12

                  The following example shows how to see the directory information for Cisco VNMC:

                  vnmc(local-mgmt)# dir bootflash:/
                  14M May 28 2013  gui-automation.tgz 
                  
                              887 May 28 2013  vnmc-dplug.1.3.1.bin         
                              20M May 28 2013  vnmc-vsgpa.1.3.1.bin         
                              20M May 28 2013  vnmc-vsmpa.1.3.1.bin         
                             403M Jan 31 01:58 vnmc.2.0.bin
                  
                                                                             
                  Usage for bootflash://
                  
                  			18187836 bytes used
                               3842128 bytes free
                              22029964 bytes total

                  The following example shows how to start the update for the Cisco VNMC:

                  vnmc(local-mgmt)# update bootflash:/vnmc.2.1.bin
                  It is recommended that you perform a full-state backup before updating any VNMC component.  Press enter to continue or Ctrl-c to exit.

                  The following example shows how to display the updated version for the Cisco VNMC:

                  vnmc(local-mgmt)# show version
                  
                  Name                Package             Version        GUI            
                  ----                -------             -------        ----           
                  core                Base System         2.1            2.1     
                  service-reg         Service Registry    2.1            2.1     
                  policy-mgr          Policy Manager      2.1            2.1     
                  resource-mgr        Resource Manager    2.1            2.1     
                  vm-mgr              VM manager          2.1            none

                  Upgrading Cisco VSG from Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1)

                  Enter the commands on all Cisco VSG nodes on your network.

                  Before You Begin
                  • You are logged in to the CLI in EXEC mode.
                  • You have copied the new system image, kickstart image and the Cisco VSG policy agent image into the bootflash file system using the following commands:
                    switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin
                    
                    switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin
                    
                    switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
                  • You have confirmed that the system is in high availability (HA) mode for an HA upgrade using the show system redundancy status command.
                  Procedure
                      Command or Action Purpose
                    Step 1 configure terminal
                     

                    Enters global configuration mode.

                     
                    Step 2 install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin vnmpa bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
                     

                    Installs the kickstart image, system image, and policy agent (PA) image.

                    Note   

                    If you do not have a policy agent installed on the Cisco VSG before the install all command is executed, the PA will not be upgraded (installed) with the image. Make sure that the current version of policy agent is installed before you begin the upgrade process.

                     
                    Step 3 show vnm-pa status
                     

                    Verifies that the new PA is installed and the upgrade was successful.

                    Note   

                    You must have an existing PA installed before upgrading the PA using the install all command.

                     
                    Step 4 copy running-config startup-config
                     

                    Saves the change persistently through reboots and restarts by copying the running configuration to the startup configuration.

                     

                    Configuration Example

                    The following example shows how to upgrade Cisco VSG Release 4.2(1)VSG1(4.1) to Release 4.2(1)VSG2(1.1):

                    vsg # configure terminal
                    vsg (config)# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-mz.VSG2.1.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-mz.VSG2.1.bin vnmpa bootflash:vnmc-vsgpa.2.1(1b).bin
                    vsg (config)# show vnm-pa status
                    VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 2.1(1b)-vsg
                    vsg(config)# copy running-config startup-config
                     

                    Upgrading VSMs

                    Upgrade Procedures

                    The following table lists the upgrade steps.

                    Table 4 Upgrade Paths from Cisco Nexus 1000V Releases

                    If you are running this configuration

                    Follow these steps

                    Release 4.0(4)SV1(1) or 4.0(4)SV1(2)

                    Upgrades from these releases are not supported.

                    Releases 4.0(4)SV1(3x) Series

                    1. Upgrading from Releases 4.0(4)SV1(3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) to Release 4.2(1)SV1(4b)
                    2. Upgrade from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4x), 4.2(1)SV1(5x), 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) series to the current release

                    Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x) Series with a vSphere release 4.0 Update 1 or later

                    1. Upgrading from VMware Release 4.0 to VMware Release 4.1
                    2. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
                    3. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

                    Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x) Series with a vSphere release 4.1 GA, patches, or updates

                    1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
                    2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

                    Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a) or 4.2(1)SV1(4b) with a vSphere release 5.0 GA, patches, or updates

                    1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
                    2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

                    The following table lists the upgrade steps when upgrading from Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x) Series, 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) Series to the current release.

                    Table 5 Upgrade Paths from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(5x) Series and 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) Series

                    If you are running this configuration

                    Follow these steps

                    With vSphere 4.1 GA, patches, or updates.

                    1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
                    2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

                    With vSphere 5.0 GA, patches, or updates.

                    1. Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series
                    2. Upgrading VEMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4) and Later Releases to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.x) Series

                    With ESX version upgrade.

                    Installing and Upgrading VMware

                    Software Images

                    The software image install procedure is dependent on the following factors:

                    • Software images—The kickstart and system image files reside in directories or folders that you can access from the Cisco Nexus 1000V software prompt.
                    • Image version—Each image file has a version.
                    • Disk—The bootflash: resides on the VSM.
                    • ISO file—If a local ISO file is passed to the install all command, the kickstart and system images are extracted from the ISO file.

                    In-Service Software Upgrades on Systems with Dual VSMs


                    Note


                    Performing an In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) from Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4) or Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a) to the current release of Cisco Nexus 1000V using ISO files is not supported. You must use kickstart and system files to perform an ISSU upgrade to the current release of Cisco Nexus 1000V.


                    The Cisco Nexus 1000V software supports in-service software upgrades (ISSUs) for systems with dual VSMs. An ISSU can update the software images on your switch without disrupting data traffic. Only control traffic is disrupted. If an ISSU causes a disruption of data traffic, the Cisco Nexus 1000V software warns you before proceeding so that you can stop the upgrade and reschedule it to a time that minimizes the impact on your network.


                    Note


                    On systems with dual VSMs, you should have access to the console of both VSMs to maintain connectivity when the switchover occurs during upgrades. If you are performing the upgrade over Secure Shell (SSH) or Telnet, the connection will drop when the system switchover occurs, and you must reestablish the connection.


                    An ISSU updates the following images:

                    • Kickstart image
                    • System image
                    • VEM images

                    All of the following processes are initiated automatically by the upgrade process after the network administrator enters the install all command.

                    ISSU Process for the Cisco Nexus 1000V

                    The following figure shows the ISSU process.

                    Figure 4. ISSU Process



                    ISSU VSM Switchover

                    The following figure provides an example of the VSM status before and after an ISSU switchover.

                    Figure 5. Example of an ISSU VSM Switchover



                    ISSU Command Attributes

                    Support

                    The install all command supports an in-service software upgrade (ISSU) on dual VSMs in an HA environment and performs the following actions:

                    • Determines whether the upgrade is disruptive and asks if you want to continue.
                    • Copies the kickstart and system images to the standby VSM. Alternatively, if a local ISO file is passed to the install all command instead, the kickstart and system images are extracted from the file.
                    • Sets the kickstart and system boot variables.
                    • Reloads the standby VSM with the new Cisco Nexus 1000V software.
                    • Causes the active VSM to reload when the switchover occurs.

                    Benefits

                    The install all command provides the following benefits:

                    • You can upgrade the VSM by using the install all command.
                    • You can receive descriptive information on the intended changes to your system before you continue with the installation.
                    • You have the option to cancel the command. Once the effects of the command are presented, you can continue or cancel when you see this question (the default is no): Do you want to continue (y/n) [n]: y
                    • You can upgrade the VSM using the least disruptive procedure.
                    • You can see the progress of this command on the console, Telnet, and SSH screens:
                      • After a switchover process, you can see the progress from both the VSMs.
                      • Before a switchover process, you can see the progress only from the active VSM.
                    • The install all command automatically checks the image integrity, which includes the running kickstart and system images.
                    • The install all command performs a platform validity check to verify that a wrong image is not used.
                    • The Ctrl-C escape sequence gracefully ends the install all command. The command sequence completes the update step in progress and returns to the switch prompt. (Other upgrade steps cannot be ended by using Ctrl-C.)
                    • After running the install all command, if any step in the sequence fails, the command completes the step in progress and ends.

                    Upgrading VSMs from Releases 4.2(1)SV1(4x), 4.2(1)SV1(5x), 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to Release 4.2(1)SV2(2.1x)

                    Procedure
                      Step 1   Log in to the active VSM.
                      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 system.

                      You see links to the download images for your switch.

                      Step 5   Choose 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 file(s) 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   Verify that there is space available on the standby VSM.
                      switch# dir bootflash://sup-standby/
                      .
                      .
                      .
                      Usage for bootflash://
                        485830656 bytes used
                       1109045248 bytes free
                       1594875904 bytes total
                      Step 8   Delete any unnecessary files to make space available if you need more space on the standby VSM.
                      Step 9   If you plan to install the images from the bootflash:, copy the Cisco Nexus 1000V kickstart and system images or the ISO image to the active VSM by 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.
                      • Copy the ISO image.
                        switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
                      • Copy kickstart and system images.
                        switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
                        switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com/downloads/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
                      Step 10   Check on the impact of the ISSU upgrade for the kickstart and system images or the ISO image.
                      • ISO
                        switch# show install all impact iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
                        
                        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image type.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Notifying services about system upgrade.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        
                        
                        Compatibility check is done:
                        Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
                        ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
                             1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                             2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                        
                        
                        Images will be upgraded according to following table:
                        Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
                        ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
                             1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                        
                        
                        Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
                        ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
                             3          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                             4          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                      • kickstart and system
                        switch# show install all impact kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin 
                        
                        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image type.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Notifying services about system upgrade.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        
                        
                        Compatibility check is done:
                        Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
                        ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
                             1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                             2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                        
                        
                        Images will be upgraded according to following table:
                        Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
                        ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
                             1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                        
                        
                        Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
                        ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
                             3          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                             4          4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                      Step 11   Read the release notes for the related image file. See the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes.
                      Step 12   Determine if the Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) is configured in the deployment:
                      • If the following output is displayed, the Cisco VSG is configured in the deployment. You must follow the upgrade procedure in the “Complete Upgrade Procedure” section in Chapter 7, “Upgrading the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center” of the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway and Cisco Virtual Network Management Center Installation and Upgrade Guide.
                        switch# show vnm-pa status 
                        VNM Policy-Agent status is - Installed Successfully. Version 1.2(0.689)-vsm
                        switch#
                      • If the following output is displayed, continue to Step 13.
                        switch# show vnm-pa status 
                        VNM Policy-Agent status is - Not Installed
                        switch#
                      Step 13   Save the running configuration to the startup configuration.
                      switch# copy running-config startup-config 
                      Step 14   Save the running configuration on the bootflash and externally.
                      switch# copy running-config bootflash:run-cfg-backup 
                      switch# copy running-config scp://user@tftpserver.cisco.com/n1kv-run-cfg-backup
                      Note   

                      You can also run a VSM backup. See the “Configuring VSM Backup and Recovery” chapter of the Cisco Nexus 1000V System Management Configuration Guide.

                      Step 15   Perform the upgrade on the active VSM using the ISO or kickstart and system images.
                      • Upgrade using the ISO image.
                        switch# install all iso bootflash:nexus-1000v.4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.iso 
                        
                      • Upgrade using the kickstart and system images.
                        switch# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin system bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Verifying image type.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        Notifying services about system upgrade.
                        [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                        
                        
                        
                        Compatibility check is done:
                        Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
                        ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
                             1       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                             2       yes  non-disruptive         reset  
                        
                        
                        
                        Images will be upgraded according to following table:
                        Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
                        ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
                             1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                             2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)           4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                        
                        
                        Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
                        ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
                             3           4.2(1)SV1(4a)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                             4           4.2(1)SV1(4a)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                        
                        Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n)?  [n]
                      Step 16   Continue with the installation by pressing Y.
                      Note   

                      If you press N, the installation exits gracefully.

                      Install is in progress, please wait.
                      
                      Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
                      [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
                      [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Setting boot variables.
                      [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Performing configuration copy.
                      [####################] 100%2011 Mar 31 03:49:42 BL1-VSM %SYSMGR-STANDBY-5-CFGWRITE_STARTED: Configuration copy started (PID 3660).
                      [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
                      Note   

                      As part of the upgrade process, the standby VSM is reloaded with new images. Once it becomes the HA standby again, the upgrade process initiates a switchover. The upgrade then continues from the new active VSM with the following output:

                      Continuing with installation, please wait
                      
                      Module 2: Waiting for module online
                      -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Install has been successful 
                      Step 17   After the installation operation completes, log in and verify that the switch is running the required software version.
                      switch# show version
                      Nexus1000v# show version
                      Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
                      TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
                      Copyright (c) 2002-2012, 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(1.1a) [build 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)]
                        system:    version 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a) [build 4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)]
                        kickstart image file is: bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
                        kickstart compile time:  1/11/2012 3:00:00 [01/11/2012 12:49:49]
                        system image file is:    bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin
                        system compile time:     1/11/2012 3:00:00 [01/11/2012 13:42:57]
                      
                      
                      Hardware
                        cisco Nexus 1000V Chassis ("Virtual Supervisor Module")
                        Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 2075740 kB of memory.
                        Processor Board ID T5056B1802D
                      
                        Device name: Nexus1000v
                        bootflash:    1557496 kB
                      
                      Kernel uptime is 4 day(s), 8 hour(s), 31 minute(s), 3 second(s)
                      
                      
                      plugin
                        Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin, Virtualization Plugin
                      ...
                      Step 18   Copy the running configuration to the startup configuration to adjust the startup-cgf size.
                      switch# copy running-config startup-config
                      [########################################] 100%
                      switch#
                      Step 19   Display the log of the last installation.
                      switch# show install all status 
                      This is the log of last installation.
                      
                      Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "kickstart".
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin for boot variable "system".
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Verifying image type.
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Extracting "kickstart" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin.
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Notifying services about system upgrade.
                      
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      
                      Compatibility check is done:
                      Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
                      ------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
                           1       yes  non-disruptive         reset
                           2       yes  non-disruptive         reset
                      
                      
                      
                      Images will be upgraded according to following table:
                      Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
                      ------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
                           1      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                           1   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                           2      system           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                           2   kickstart           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         4.2(1)SV2(1.1a)           yes
                      
                      
                      Images will be upgraded according to following table:
                      Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
                      ------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------
                           3           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                           4           4.2(1)SV1(5.2)         VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)              COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
                      
                      
                      Install is in progress, please wait.
                      
                      Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Syncing image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV2.1.1a.bin to standby.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Setting boot variables.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Performing configuration copy.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Module 2: Waiting for module online.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Notifying services about the switchover.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      
                      "Switching over onto standby".
                      switch#
                      switch#
                      switch#
                      
                      switch# attach module 2 
                      Attaching to module 2 ...
                      To exit type 'exit', to abort type '$.'
                      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 in this software are
                      owned by other third parties and used and distributed under
                      license. Certain components of this software are licensed under
                      the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU
                      Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each
                      such license is available at
                      http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
                      http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php
                      switch(standby)#
                      switch(standby)# show install all status
                      This is the log of last installation.
                      
                      Continuing with installation, please wait
                      Trying to start the installer...
                      
                      Module 2: Waiting for module online.
                       -- SUCCESS
                      
                      Install has been successful.
                      switch(standby)#

                      Upgrading VEMs

                      VEM Upgrade Procedures

                      VEM upgrades fall into three types:

                      • An upgrade of an ESX or stateful ESXi host, without a migration from ESX (with a console OS) to ESXi. This upgrade type is described further in this section.
                      • An upgrade of a stateless ESXi host. This involves installing a new image on the host by updating the image profile and rebooting the host. The upgrade is described in Installing the VEM Software on a Stateless ESXi Host.
                      • An upgrade that involve a migration from ESX to ESXi (of the same or different vSphere version).

                      An upgrade of an ESX or stateful ESXi host without a migration from ESX (which has a console OS) to ESXi falls into two separate workflows.

                      1. Upgrade the VEM alone, while keeping the ESX/ESXi version intact. The first figure shows this flow.
                      2. Upgrade the ESX/ESXi without a change of the Cisco Nexus 1000V version. This process is addressed in the Workflow 2 figure.

                      The following figure shows Workflow 1 where Cisco Nexus 1000V Release 4.2(1)SV1(4.x) or 4.2(1)SV1(5.x) is upgraded to the current release, without a change of ESX versions.

                      If you are using VUM, set up a host patch baseline with the VEM’s offline bundle. Then follow Upgrading the VEMs Using VMware Update Manager from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release.

                      If you are upgrading from the command line, see Upgrading the VEMs Manually from from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release.

                      The following figure shows Workflow 2 where Cisco Nexus 1000VRelease 4.2(1)SV2(1.1) is installed and VMware 4.1 is upgraded to 5.0.

                      • If you are using VUM version 5.0 or later, use the following method (independent of whether the VEM version is being changed as well):
                        • If you are upgrading the ESX host to a new update within a release, use a host upgrade baseline. For example, vSphere 5.0 GA to 5.0 U1.
                        • If you are upgrading the ESX host to a major release (for example, vSphere 4.1 U2 to 5.0 U1), generate an upgrade ISO and set up a host upgrade baseline. The upgrade ISO must have the desired final images for both ESX and VEM. The procedure to generate an upgrade ISO is in Creating an Upgrade ISO with a VMware ESX Image and a Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM Image.
                        • You can upgrade the ESX version and VEM version simultaneously if you are using VUM 5.0 Update 1 or later. VUM 5.0 GA does not support a combined upgrade.

                      Note


                      If you plan to perform Workflow 2 and manually update to vSphere 5.0 or later, you must boot the host from an upgrade ISO with both ESX and VEM images.


                      VEM Upgrade Methods from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release

                      Upgrading the VEMs Using VMware Update Manager from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release


                      Caution


                      If removable media is still connected (for example, if you have installed the VSM using ISO and forgot to remove the media), host movement to maintenance mode fails and the VUM upgrade fails.


                      Procedure
                        Step 1   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                        Display the current configuration.

                        Note   

                        The minimum release of Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware ESXi 5.0.0 hosts is Release 4.2(1)SV1(4a).

                        Step 2   switch# vmware vem upgrade notify

                        Coordinate with and notify the server administrator of the VEM upgrade process.

                        Step 3   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                        Verify that the upgrade notification was sent.

                        Note   

                        Verify that the Upgrade Status contains the highlighted text. If the text is not present, check the Upgrade Error line and consult the Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide.

                        Step 4   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                        Verify that the server administrator has accepted the upgrade in the vCenter. For more information about how the server administrator accepts the VEM upgrade, see Accepting the VEM Upgrade. Coordinate the notification acceptance with the server administrator. After the server administrator accepts the upgrade, proceed with the VEM upgrade.

                        Note   

                        Verify that the Upgrade Status contains the highlighted text. If the text is not present, check the Upgrade Error line and consult the Cisco Nexus 1000V Troubleshooting Guide.

                        Step 5   Initiate the VUM upgrade process with the following commands.
                        Note   

                        Before entering the following commands, communicate with the server administrator to confirm that the VUM process is operational.

                        The vCenter Server locks the DVS and triggers VUM to upgrade the VEMs.

                        1. switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed
                        2. switch# show vmware vem upgrade status
                        Note   

                        The DVS bundle ID is updated and is highlighted.

                        If the ESX/ESXi host is using ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 or a later release and your DRS settings are enabled to allow it, VUM automatically VMotions the VMs from the host to another host in the cluster and places the ESX/ESXi in maintenance mode to upgrade the VEM. This process is continued for other hosts in the DRS cluster until all the hosts are upgraded in the cluster.

                        Step 6   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                        Check for the upgrade complete status.

                        Step 7   Clear the VEM upgrade status after the upgrade process is complete with the following commands.
                        1. switch# vmware vem upgrade complete
                        2. switch# show vmware vem upgrade status
                        Step 8   switch# show module

                        Verify that the upgrade process is complete.

                        The upgrade is complete.


                        The following example shows how to upgrade VEMs using VUM.

                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: 
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
                        Upgrade Start Time: 
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG 
                        switch# 
                        switch# vmware vem upgrade notify 
                        Warning: 
                        Please ensure the hosts are running compatible ESX versions for the upgrade. Refer to corresponding
                        "Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information" guide.
                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: Upgrade Availability Notified in vCenter
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
                        Upgrade Start Time: 
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM:  VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS:  VEM410-201208144101-BG
                        switch#
                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: Upgrade Accepted by vCenter Admin
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013
                        Upgrade Start Time: 
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG 
                        switch#
                        switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed 
                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: Upgrade In Progress in vCenter
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter) : Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
                        Upgrade Start Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                        switch#
                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: Upgrade Complete in vCenter
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): : Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013  
                        Upgrade Start Time: : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): : Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                        switch#
                        switch# vmware vem upgrade complete 
                        switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                        
                        
                        Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                        Upgrade Status: 
                        Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
                        Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
                        Upgrade Start Time: 
                        Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                        Upgrade Error: 
                        Upgrade Bundle ID:
                            VSM: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                            DVS: VEM410-201304160104-BG
                        switch#
                        switch# show module 
                        Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
                        ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
                        1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
                        2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
                        3    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                        4    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                        
                        Mod  Sw                  Hw      
                        ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
                        1    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      0.0                                              
                        2    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      0.0                                              
                        3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-469512 (3.0)      
                        4    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-623860 (3.0)      
                        
                        Mod  MAC-Address(es)                         Serial-Num
                        ---  --------------------------------------  ----------
                        1    00-19-07-6c-5a-a8 to 00-19-07-6c-62-a8  NA
                        2    00-19-07-6c-5a-a8 to 00-19-07-6c-62-a8  NA
                        3    02-00-0c-00-03-00 to 02-00-0c-00-03-80  NA
                        4    02-00-0c-00-04-00 to 02-00-0c-00-04-80  NA
                        
                        Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
                        ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
                        1    10.104.249.171   NA                                    NA
                        2    10.104.249.171   NA                                    NA
                        3    10.104.249.172   7d41e666-b58a-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc299c0  10.104.249.172
                        4    10.104.249.173   17d79824-b593-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc29a0e  10.104.249.173
                        
                        * this terminal session 
                        switch# 

                        Note


                        The lines with the bold characters in the preceding example display that all VEMs are upgraded to the current release.


                        Upgrading the VEMs Manually from from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4x), Release 4.2(1)SV1(5x), or Release 4.2(1)SV2(1.1x) to the Current Release

                        Before You Begin

                        Note


                        If VUM is installed, it should be disabled.


                        To manually install or upgrade the Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM on an ESX/ESXi host, follow the steps in Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI.

                        To upgrade the VEMs manually, perform the following steps as network administrator:


                        Note


                        This procedure is performed by the network administrator. Before proceeding with the upgrade, make sure that the VMs are powered off if you are not running the required patch level.



                        Caution


                        If removable media is still connected, (for example, if you have installed the VSM using ISO and forgot to remove the media), host movement to maintenance mode fails and the VEM upgrade fails.


                        Procedure
                          Step 1   switch# vmware vem upgrade notify

                          Coordinate with and notify the server administrator of the VEM upgrade process.

                          Step 2   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                          Verify that the upgrade notification was sent.

                          Step 3   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                          Verify that the server administrator has accepted the upgrade in vCenter Server. For details about the server administrator accepting the VEM upgrade, see Accepting the VEM Upgrade. After the server administrator accepts the upgrade, proceed with the VEM upgrade.

                          Step 4   Perform one of the following tasks:
                          • If the ESX host is not hosting the VSM, proceed to Step 5.
                          • If the ESX host is hosting the VSM, coordinate with the server administrator to migrate the VSM to a host that is not being upgraded. Proceed to Step 5.
                          Step 5   switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed

                          Initiate the Cisco Nexus 1000V Bundle ID upgrade process.

                          Note   

                          If VUM is enabled in the vCenter environment, disable it before entering the vmware vem upgrade proceed command to prevent the new VIBs from being pushed to all the hosts.

                          Enter the vmware vem upgrade proceed command so that the Cisco Nexus 1000V Bundle ID on the vCenter Server gets updated. If VUM is enabled and you do not update the Bundle ID, an incorrect VIB version is pushed to the VEM when you next add the ESX to the VSM.

                          Note   

                          If VUM is not installed, the “The object or item referred to could not be found” error appears in the vCenter Server task bar. You can ignore this error message.

                          Step 6   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                          Check for the upgrade complete status.

                          Step 7   Coordinate with and wait until the server administrator upgrades all ESX host VEMs with the new VEM software release and informs you that the upgrade process is complete.

                          The server administrator performs the manual upgrade by using the vihostupdate command or the esxcli command. For more information, see Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI.

                          Step 8   switch# vmware vem upgrade complete

                          Clear the VEM upgrade status after the upgrade process is complete.

                          Step 9   switch# show vmware vem upgrade status

                          Check the upgrade status once again.

                          Step 10   switch# show module
                          Verify that the upgrade process is complete.
                          Note   

                          The line with the bold characters in the preceding example display that all VEMs are upgraded to the current release.

                          The upgrade is complete.


                          The following example shows how to upgrade VEMs manually.
                          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                          
                          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                          Upgrade Status: 
                          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
                          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter):  
                          Upgrade Start Time: 
                          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Error: 
                          Upgrade Bundle ID:
                              VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                              DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG
                          switch# 
                          switch# vmware vem upgrade notify 
                          Warning: 
                          Please ensure the hosts are running compatible ESX versions for the upgrade. Refer to corresponding
                          "Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information" guide.
                          
                          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                          
                          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                          Upgrade Status: Upgrade Accepted by vCenter Admin
                          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
                          Upgrade Start Time: 
                          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Error: 
                          Upgrade Bundle ID:
                              VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                              DVS: VEM410-201208144101-BG
                          
                          switch# 
                          switch# vmware vem upgrade proceed
                          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                          
                          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                          Upgrade Status: Upgrade In Progress in vCenter
                          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
                          Upgrade Start Time: Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
                          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Error: 
                          Upgrade Bundle ID:
                              VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                              DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                          
                          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                          Upgrade Status: Upgrade Complete in vCenter
                          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: Tue Apr 23 10:03:24 2013
                          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): Tue Apr 23 02:06:53 2013 
                          Upgrade Start Time: Tue Apr 23 10:09:08 2013
                          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Error
                          Upgrade Bundle ID:
                              VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                              DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                          
                          switch#
                          switch# vmware vem upgrade complete 
                          switch# show vmware vem upgrade status 
                          
                          Upgrade VIBs: System VEM Image
                          Upgrade Status:
                          Upgrade Notification Sent Time: 
                          Upgrade Status Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Start Time: 
                          Upgrade End Time(vCenter): 
                          Upgrade Error
                          Upgrade Bundle ID:
                              VSM: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                              DVS: VEM500-201304160104-BG
                          
                          switch#
                          switch# show module 
                          Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
                          ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
                          1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
                          2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
                          3    332    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                          6    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                          
                          
                          Mod  Sw                  Hw      
                          ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
                          1    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                          2    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                          3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)      
                          6    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0) 
                          
                              
                          Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
                          ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
                          1    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                          2    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                          3    10.105.232.72    e6c1a563-bc9e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2baba  10.105.232.72
                          6    10.105.232.70    ecebdf42-bc0e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2b892  10.105.232.70
                          
                          * this terminal session 
                          switch#
                           

                          Accepting the VEM Upgrade

                          Before You Begin
                          • The network and server administrators must coordinate the upgrade procedure with each other.
                          • You have received a notification in the vCenter Server that a VEM software upgrade is available.
                          Procedure
                            Step 1   In the vCenter Server, choose Inventory > Networking.
                            Step 2   Click the vSphere Client DVS Summary tab to check for the availability of a software upgrade.
                            Figure 6. vSphere Client DVS Summary Tab



                            Step 3   Click Apply upgrade.

                            The network administrator is notified that you are ready to apply the upgrade to the VEMs.


                            Upgrading the VEM Software Using the vCLI

                            You can upgrade the VEM software by using the vCLI.

                            Before You Begin
                            • If you are using vCLI, do the following:
                              • You have downloaded and installed the VMware vCLI. For information about installing the vCLI, see the VMware vCLI documentation.
                              • You are logged in to the remote host where the vCLI is installed.

                                Note


                                The vSphere command-line interface (vCLI) command set allows you to enter common system administration commands against ESX/ESXi systems from any machine with network access to those systems. You can also enter most vCLI commands against a vCenter Server system and target any ESX/ESXi system that the vCenter Server system manages. vCLI commands are especially useful for ESXi hosts because ESXi does not include a service console.


                            • If you are using the esxupdate command, you are logged in to the ESX host.
                            • Check Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information for compatible versions.
                            • You have already copied the VEM software installation file to the /tmp directory. Do not copy the files to the root (/) folder.
                            • You know the name of the VEM software file to be installed.
                            Procedure
                              Step 1   [root@serialport -]# cd tmp

                              Go to the directory where the new VEM software was copied.

                              Step 2   Determine the upgrade method that you want to use and enter the appropriate command.
                              • vihostupdate

                                Installs the ESX/ ESXi and VEM software simultaneously if you are using the vCLI.

                              • esxupdate
                                Installs the VEM software from the ESX host /tmp directory.
                                Note   

                                You must log in to each host and enter this command. This command loads the software manually on the host, loads the kernel modules, and starts the VEM agent on the running system.

                              Step 3   Enter the appropriate commands as they apply to you.
                              • For ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 hosts, enter the following commands:
                                • /tmp # esxupdate --bundle= VEM_bundle
                                • /tmp # esxupdate -b vib_file
                              • For ESXi 5.0.0 or a later release host, enter the following commands:
                                • ~ # esxcli software vib install -d path/VEM_bundle
                                • ~ # esxcli software vib install -v path/vib_file
                              Step 4   Display values with which to compare to Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware Compatibility Information by typing the following commands.
                              1. [root@serialport tmp]# vmware -v
                              2. root@serialport tmp]# # esxupdate query
                              3. [root@host212 ~]# . ~ # vem status -v
                              4. [root@host212 ~]# vemcmd show version
                              Step 5   switch# show module

                              Display that the VEMs were upgraded by entering the command on the VSM.


                              If the upgrade was successful, the installation procedure is complete.

                              The following example shows how to upgrade the VEM software using the vCLI.
                              [root@serialport -]# cd tmp
                              [root@serialport tmp]# 
                              esxupdate -b [VMware offline update bundle] update
                              ~ # esxcli software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/VEM500-201304160100-BG.zip
                              Installation Result
                                 Message: Operation finished successfully.
                                 Reboot Required: false
                                 VIBs Installed: Cisco_bootbank_cisco-vem-v160-esx_4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                                 VIBs Removed: 
                                 VIBs Skipped: 
                              ~ #
                              
                              ~ # esxcli software vib install -v /var/log/vmware/cross_cisco-vem-v160-4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1.vib
                              Installation Result
                                 Message: Operation finished successfully.
                                 Reboot Required: false
                                 VIBs Installed: Cisco_bootbank_cisco-vem-v160-esx_4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                                 VIBs Removed: 
                                 VIBs Skipped: 
                              ~ #
                              [root@serialport tmp]# vmware -v
                              VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-843203
                              root@serialport tmp]# # esxupdate query
                              ------Bulletin ID------- -----Installed----- --------------Summary---------------
                              VEM500-201304160100 2013-04-21T08:18:22 Cisco Nexus 1000V 4.2(1)SV2(2.1)
                              
                              
                              [root@host212 ~]# . ~ # vem status -v
                              Package vssnet-esxmn-release
                              Version 4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                              Build 1
                              Date Sun Apr 21 04:56:14 PDT 2013
                               
                              VEM modules are loaded
                              Switch Name      Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks   
                              vSwitch0         128         4           128               1500    vmnic4    
                              DVS Name         Num Ports   Used Ports  Configured Ports  MTU     Uplinks   
                              p-1              256         19          256               1500    vmnic7,vmnic6,vmnic3,vmnic2,vmnic1,vmnic0
                              VEM Agent (vemdpa) is running
                              ~ #
                              
                              
                              [root@host212 ~]# vemcmd show version
                              vemcmd show version
                              VEM Version: 4.2.1.2.2.0.229-3.0.1
                              VSM Version: 4.2(1)SV2(2.1) [build 4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)]
                              System Version: VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203
                              
                              ~ #
                              switch# show module 
                              Mod  Ports  Module-Type                       Model               Status
                              ---  -----  --------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
                              1    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          active *
                              2    0      Virtual Supervisor Module         Nexus1000V          ha-standby
                              3    332    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                              6    248    Virtual Ethernet Module           NA                  ok
                              
                              Mod  Sw                  Hw      
                              ---  ------------------  ------------------------------------------------  
                              1    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                              2    4.2(1)SV2(2.0.229)  0.0                                              
                              3    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)      
                              6    4.2(1)SV2(2.1)      VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Releasebuild-843203 (3.0)     
                              
                              
                              Mod  Server-IP        Server-UUID                           Server-Name
                              ---  ---------------  ------------------------------------  --------------------
                              1    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                              2    10.105.232.25    NA                                    NA
                              3    10.105.232.72    e6c1a563-bc9e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2baba  10.105.232.72
                              6    10.105.232.70    ecebdf42-bc0e-11e0-bd1d-30e4dbc2b892  10.105.232.70
                              
                              switch#

                              Note


                              The highlighted text in the previous command output confirms that the upgrade was successful.