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Upgrading the Cisco ICS 7750 to System Software Release 2.3.0
June 4, 2002
This document tells how to upgrade the Cisco ICS 7750 from system software release 2.1.0 or 2.2.0 to system software release 2.3.0. Use this document with the Release Notes for the Cisco ICS 7750 for System Software Release 2.x.x.
Note You must have at least system software release 2.1.0 in order to upgrade to release 2.3.0. If you are using a system software release earlier than 2.1.0, contact your Cisco sales representative for instructions on how to migrate your system from an earlier system software release to system software release 2.1.0.
Note The Image Install Tool, which is included on the ICS software CD, supports only the installation of system software release 2.2.0. If you use the Image Install Tool to install release 2.2.0, follow the procedures given in this document to upgrade from system software release 2.2.0 to system software release 2.3.0.
Preparing for the Upgrade
This section describes preparatory steps that should be completed before the upgrade. This section includes the following topics:
Accessing ICS System Manager
Make sure that you can access ICS System Manager and prepare for the upgrade to release 2.3.0:
Step 1 On a PC, open Netscape Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Step 2 In the Location or Address field, enter the following URL, replacing IP address with the IP address of the system processing engine (SPE) running System Manager:http://IP address/ics
Step 3 Log in as the super administrator (user ID is admin), and enter your password (the default is admin).
Step 4 Click Login.
Recording and Backing Up SPE310 Data
After accessing ICS System Manager, perform the following actions to prepare the SPE310s for upgrade:
•Record the IP address and slot number of the SPE310 running System Manager.
•Record the IP address and slot number of any other SPE310s in the chassis.
•Back up the system software data. Refer to the Release Notes for the Cisco ICS 7750 for System Software Release 2.x.x for instructions.
Accessing the SPE310 Windows Interface
Make sure that you can access the SPE310 Windows interface in either of the following ways. Then continue with the "Downloading the Release 2.3.0 Upgrade Package" section.
Accessing the SPE310 Windows Interface Through Terminal Services Client
To access the SPE310 Windows interface through Terminal Services Client, follow these steps:
Step 1 On the PC that you use to administer the Cisco ICS 7750, choose Start > Programs > Terminal Services Client > Client Connection Manager.
Step 2 Use the Client Connection Manager to open a Terminal Services connection with the target SPE:
•If you already have a Terminal Services Client connection defined for the target SPE, choose it, and then choose File > Connect.
•If you do not have a Terminal Services Client connection defined for the target SPE, choose File > New Connection. Follow the instructions in the wizard, and then choose File > Connect.
The Terminal Services Client window opens. You can use Terminal Services Client to access standard Windows utilities on the SPE310, such as Windows Explorer and the Control Panel.
Accessing the SPE310 Windows Interface Through Directly Connected Peripherals
Follow these steps to connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse directly to the SPE310 to access the Windows user interface:
Step 1 Connect the monitor cable to the video port on the SPE310, and power on the monitor.
Step 2 Continue as follows, based on the type of peripherals that you are using:
•USB—Connect a USB keyboard to one SPE310 USB port, and connect a USB mouse to the other USB port.
•PS/2—Connect the "Y" splitter cable for your keyboard and mouse to the keyboard/mouse port on the target SPE310, and then connect your keyboard and mouse to the available ends of the "Y" splitter cable.
Note If you are using the "Y" splitter cable to connect a PS/2 mouse and a keyboard to the SPE310, the keyboard and mouse must be connected at or before the time of the SPE310 reboot to be recognized by the operating system. This is not the case with a USB keyboard and mouse, which are usually recognized without an operating system reboot.
Note For a summary of the issues related to connecting peripherals to SPE310s, and for best practices on how to use peripherals with SPE310s, see the "Using Peripherals with SPE310s" section in the Release Notes for the Cisco ICS 7750 for System Software Release 2.x.x.
Note For a list of USB peripherals that have been tested on the Cisco ICS 7750, refer to the "Connecting a Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse to the SPE310 Card" section in the
Cisco ICS 7750 Getting Started Guide.
Step 3 Use the keyboard, mouse, and monitor to access standard Windows utilities on the SPE310, such as Windows Explorer and the Control Panel.
Downloading the Release 2.3.0 Upgrade Package
Following these steps to download the release 2.3.0 upgrade:
Step 1 Log on to CCO either as a registered user or as a guest.
Go to the Cisco home page (www.cisco.com), and log on as registered user or as a guest:
•Registered users with software service contracts will be granted full access privileges to the Software Center. If you do not have access to the Software Image Library, please check the terms of your service contract before contacting Cisco (or your sponsoring Cisco partner, for PICA customers).
•Guest users will be granted limited access to Cisco's Software Image Library. Contact your Cisco service representative to obtain Special File privileges.
Step 2 Enter the following URL in your web browser:
Step 3 Click the link for release 2.3.0.
Note If you are downloading one of the software images with Triple DES (3DES) encryption, special approval might be required. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 4 Enter the special access code in the field as instructed, if necessary.
There are some areas of the Software Center which you can access only by entering a special access code. Special access codes are provided either through a postal letter (through electronic or regular mail) informing you of the availability of an upgrade on CCO or through a conversation with authorized Cisco personnel.
Step 5 Click on the link S77a-Upgrade-2.3.0.exe to download the release 2.3.0 upgrade package. When prompted, select the option in your browser to save the file to your PC hard drive.
Upgrading SPE310 System Cards
Follow these steps to upgrade an SPE310 to release 2.3.0.
Note If you are upgrading an SPE310 running Cisco Unity, you must perform the procedure described in the section "Upgrading the Cisco Unity SPE" before performing the upgrade procedure.
Step 1 Access the Windows interface on the SPE310 you want to upgrade to release 2.3.0. See the "Accessing the SPE310 Windows Interface" section.
Step 2 Access the release 2.3.0 software package in one of the following ways:
•Copy the package to the SPE310 hard drive.
•Copy the package to a shared network directory, and make sure that you can access this directory from the SPE310 (for example, if drive E is mapped to a shared network directory, and you copy the software package to the ics directory on drive E, then the software should be accessible from E:\ics).
Step 3 On the SPE310, choose Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open a command prompt.
Step 4 At the command prompt, enter the following command to extract the release 2.3.0 system software package:C:\> <shared-drive>\<directory>\s77a-upgrade-2.3.0.exe
Where <shared-drive> is either:
•The SPE310 C drive
•A shared network drive that can be accessed by the SPE310
and <directory> is the directory in which you copied the system software package.
Note During the extraction process, you will be asked to supply a target directory where the extracted files will be stored. The default target directory is \ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0. The instructions in the rest of this document assume that the files were extracted to the default target directory. If you choose a different target directory, use that directory name when performing the procedures below.
After the extraction is complete, the ReadMe.txt file opens.
Step 5 Read and close the ReadMe.txt file.
Step 6 Enter the following command to change to the directory in which the Microsoft hot fixes are located:C:\> cd C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\Microsoft\HotFix
Step 7 Enter the following command to install Microsoft hot fixes:C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\Microsoft\HotFix> patchinstaller
Step 8 After the Microsoft hot fixes have finished installing, reboot the SPE310.
Step 9 After the SPE310 has finished rebooting, choose Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open a command prompt.
Step 10 Enter the following command to change to the directory in which the software upgrade executable is located:C:\> cd C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\ICSSM
Step 11 Enter the following command to start the software upgrade on the SPE310:C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\ICSSM> setup
Step 12 When prompted, select the Upgrade radio button, and click Next to upgrade the SPE310 to system software release 2.3.0.
Step 13 When the upgrade is finished, click Finish.
Step 14 Continue as follows:
•If there are other SPE310s in the chassis, repeat this procedure for each SPE310 in the chassis.
•If there are no other SPE310s in the chassis, go to the "Upgrading MRP, ASI, and SSP System Cards" section below.
Upgrading the Cisco Unity SPE
If you are upgrading an SPE running Cisco Unity, you may need to manually stop some of the services that are running on the Cisco Unity SPE before you can perform the system software upgrade. Follow these steps to complete the Cisco Unity upgrade:
Step 1 Access the Windows interface on the target SPE310. See the "Accessing the SPE310 Windows Interface" section.
Step 2 Right-click the Unity tray icon in the status bar that appears at the bottom of the window.
Step 3 From the pop-up menu, choose Stop Unity.
Step 4 On the target SPE, choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services.
Step 5 In the Services window, right-click Microsoft Exchange Information Store. From the pop-up menu, choose Stop.
Step 6 Click Yes to confirm to Stop Other Services.
Step 7 Perform the upgrade to ICS System Software release 2.3.0 as described in the "Upgrading SPE310 System Cards" section.
Upgrading MRP, ASI, and SSP System Cards
Follow these steps to upgrade the SSP, MRP200, ASI81, and ASI160 system cards to release 2.3.0.
Note You must upgrade the SSP and all MRP200, ASI80, and ASI161 system cards. You do not need to upgrade the MRP300, MRP3-8FXS, and MRP3-16FXS system cards.
Step 1 Access ICS System Manager from a PC that has access to the release 2.3.0 system software package. See the "Accessing ICS System Manager" section
Note It is recommended that you access ICS System Manager from a PC rather than from the SPE310 running System Manager when uploading Cisco IOS images to the Software Library as in this procedure.
Step 2 On the ICS System Manager home page, click the Software Upgrade tab.
Step 3 At the right side of the Software Library table, click Add Image.
Step 4 From the Upload Image page, click Browse.
Step 5 Navigate to the following directory on the SPE310 running System Manager where the MRP/ASI image is located:C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\Images\MRP
Step 6 Select the image ics7700-sv3y-mz.122-4.YF
Step 7 Click Upload to ICS 7750 to add the MRP/ASI image to the Software Library table.
Step 8 When the MRP/ASI image is done uploading, from the Upload Image page, click Browse.
Step 9 Navigate to the following directory on the SPE310 running System Manager where the SSP image is located:C:\ICS_Upgrade_2.3.0\Images\SSP
Step 10 Select the image c2900xl-c3h2s-tar.120-0.0.1.WC5.tar
Step 11 Click Upload to ICS 7750 to add the SSP image to the Software Library table.
Step 12 Click Deliver to a system card beside the image that you want to deliver.
Step 13 Click the drop-down arrow to view a list of choices for the Select a Target System Card field, and choose the target MRP200, ASI81, or ASI160 system card.
Step 14 Click Deliver. The image is uploaded to the card that you chose. This process takes up to 10 minutes.
Step 15 Repeat Step 12 through Step 14 for the SSP and every MRP200, ASI81, and ASI160 in the chassis.
The following sections describe the documentation available for the Cisco ICS 7750. These documents consist of hardware and software installation guides, Cisco IOS configuration and command references, system error messages, feature modules, and other documents.
Cisco ICS 7750 Documents
The documents described in this section are available on CCO and on CD:
On Cisco.com, beginning under the Service & Support heading:
Technical Documents > Voice/Telephony > Cisco ICS 7750
On the Documentation CD-ROM (order number DOC-CONDOCCD=) at:
Cisco Product Documentation > Voice/Telephony > Cisco ICS 7750
Release 2.3.0 Documents
The following documents were updated or created for system software release 2.3.0. These documents are available in the following location:
•Cisco ICS 7750 Documentation Locator for Release 2.3.0
•Cisco ICS 7750 Getting Started Guide
•Cisco ICS 7750 FRU Installation and Replacement
•Cisco Interface Cards Installation Guide
•Release Notes for Cisco IOS 12.2(4)YH on the Cisco ICS 7750
•Upgrading the Cisco ICS 7750 to System Software Release 2.3.0 (this document)
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Cisco TAC Escalation Center
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This document is to be used in conjunction with the Release Notes for the Cisco ICS 7750 for System Software Release 2.x.x.
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