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Cisco MDS 9000 Family SSM Configuration Note

Installing the SSI Image


Cisco MDS 9000 Family SSM Configuration Note


Release Date: August 15, 2006

Text Part Number: 78-16982-04

This document describes how to install the boot image for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 32-port Fibre Channel Storage Services Module (SSM). The SSM supports normal Fibre Channel switching and Intelligent Storage Services. To use Fibre Channel switching and Intelligent Storage Services, you must install a boot image on the SSM using the CLI.


Note As of Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), the SSM initializes in Fibre Channel switching mode and you do not need to perform the SSI boot image installation unless you want to use Intelligent Storage Services.


Installing the SSI Image

To install the SSI image, follow these steps:


Step 1 Log into the switch through the console port, an SSH session, or a Telnet session.

Step 2 Issue the dir bootflash: command or, as of Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), the dir modflash://slot-1/ command to verify that the SSI software image file corresponding to your Cisco MDS SAN-OS release is present on the active supervisor module. For example, if your switch is running Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), you must have m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.2.bin in modflash: on the SSM. You can find the SSI images at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/mds9000-ssi-3des

Step 3 If the file is not present in bootflash: or the modflash:, follow these steps:

a. Issue the dir bootflash: command or, as of Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), the dir modflash://slot-1/ command to ensure that there is enough free space for the SSI image file. If necessary, issue the delete bootflash:filename or dir modflash://slot-1/filename command to remove files.

b. Download the appropriate SSI software image file to your FTP server and copy it from an FTP server to bootflash: on the active supervisor module or, as of Cisco SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), to modflash: on the SSM:

switch# copy ftp://10.1.7.2/m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.1b.bin 
bootflash:m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.1b.bin

or

switch# copy ftp://10.1.7.2/m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.2.bin 
modflash://4-1/m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.2.bin

Step 4 Set the SSI boot variable.

switch# config t
switch(config)# boot ssi bootflash:m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.1b.bin module 4
switch(config)# exit

or

switch# config t
switch(config)# boot ssi modflash://4-1/m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.1b.bin module 4
switch(config)# exit

Step 5 Reload the SSM to install the SSI image.

switch# reload module 4
reloading module 4 ...

Step 6 Issue the show module command to verify the status of the SSM.

switch# show module 4
Mod  Ports  Module-Type                      Model              Status
---  -----  -------------------------------- ------------------ ------------
4    32     Storage Services Module          DS-X9032-SSM       ok
...
Mod      Application Image Description       Application Image Version
-------- -----------------------------       -------------------------
4        SSI linecard image                  2.1(2)
...