Create a repository
to obtain backups and copy the upgrade bundle. We recommend that you use FTP
for better performance and reliability. Do not use repositories that are
located across slow WAN links. We recommend that you use a local repository
that is closer to the nodes.
Download the upgrade bundle from Cisco.com.
To upgrade to Release 2.1, there are two upgrade bundles available:
ise-upgradebundle-1.3.x-and-1.4.x-to-2.1.0.x.x86_64.tar.gz—Use this bundle to upgrade from Release 1.3 or 1.4 to 2.1
ise-upgradebundle-2.0.x-to-2.1.0.x.SPA.x86_64.tar.gz—Use this bundle to upgrade from Release 2.0 to 2.1
For upgrade, you can
copy the upgrade bundle to the Cisco ISE node's local disk using the following
copy repository_url/path/ise-upgradebundle-1.3.x-and-1.4.x-to-2.1.0.x.x86_64.tar.gz disk:/
For example, if you
want to use SFTP to copy the upgrade bundle, you can do the following:
(Add the host
key if it does not exist)
crypto host_key add host
copy sftp://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd/ise-upgradebundle-1.3.x-and-1.4.x-to-2.1.0.x.x86_64.tar.gz disk:/
where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the IP address or hostname of the SFTP server and ise-upgradebundle-1.3.x-and-1.4.x-to-2.1.0.x.x86_64.tar.gz is the name of the upgrade bundle.
Having the upgrade
bundle in the local disk saves time during upgrade. Alternatively, you can use
prepare command to copy the upgrade bundle to the local disk and
Ensure that you
have a good bandwidth connection with the repository. When you download the
upgrade bundle from the repository to the node, the download times out if it
takes more than 35 minutes to complete.