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Date

Change Summary

March 2020

First version of the document.

September 2020

Updated Upgrading Ethernet PHY (Fiber) section with firmware version 3.1.96.

Audience

This publication is for performing upgrades in the field on the hardware programmable firmware of the following Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

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Upgrading Field Programmable Hardware Devices Overview

This document describes how to perform upgrades in the field on the hardware programmable firmware of the following Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

If the controller contains an old version of the hardware programmable firmware, then that hardware programmable firmware may need to be upgraded. To do this upgrade, a hardware programmable package is released to the customers.

Generally, an upgrade is only necessary in cases where a system message indicates one of the field programmable devices needs an upgrade or a Cisco technical support representative suggests an upgrade.


Note

During hw-programmables upgrade, the controller may reboot several times and it is not advisable to power cycle the device during this period as it may lead to device failure. Remember that a typical upgrade process would take about 30 minutes to complete the cycle.



Important

  • Schedule a planned maintenance window before starting the upgrade activity.

  • DO NOT disturb the device or power cycle the device till the upgrade activity is complete.


ROMMON Images

A ROMMON image is a software package used by ROM Monitor (ROMMON) software on a controller. The software package is separate from the consolidated package normally used to boot the controller. An independent ROMMON image (software package) may occasionally be released and the controller can be upgraded with the new ROMMON software.

Ethernet PHY Images

This firmware (software upgrade) is for Ethernet PHY and MAC images of the Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controllers.

Upgrading Field Programmables for Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

This section explains field programmable installation procedure for Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller.

Upgrading ROMMON for Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controllers


Note

If your setup is in High Availability mode, break the High Availability and follow the below steps given below on both the controllers. After a successful upgrade, re-enable the High Availability.



Note

During ROMMON upgrade, the controller may reboot several times and it is not advisable to power cycle the device during this period as it may lead to device failure. Remember that a typical upgrade process would take about 30 minutes to complete the cycle.


Before you begin

Verify the current ROMMON version using the following commands:

  • Standalone Setup

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    ==========================================================
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(1r), RELEASE SOFTWARE 
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    
  • High-Availability Setup

    Run the following commands on the active controller.

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Active controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    
    ==========================================================
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(1r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019  by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Standby controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis standby r0
    
    ==========================================================
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(1r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019  by cisco Systems, Inc. 
    
    

If the ROMMON version is earlier than 16.12(3r) for the standalone, active, or standby controller, use the procedure given below to upgrade the ROMMON:

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the software download page: https://software.cisco.com/download/home/286321399/type

  • Select IOS XE ROMMON Software.

  • Go to the release number.

  • Click on the download button for the C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg.

Step 2

Copy the ROMMON image to bootflash, using TFTP or USB.

  • TFTP:

    copy tftp://ip address of TFTP server/file path/C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg bootflash: 
                       
    
  • USB:

    copy usb0: C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg bootflash:
    
    

After the system confirms that the copy operation is successful (sample output given below), proceed to the next step.

Device# $copy tftp://9.1.0.101/PATH/FILENAME bootflash:

Destination filename [C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg]?
Accessing tftp://9.1.0.101/c9800/C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg...
Loading c9800/C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg from 9.1.0.101 (via Vlan44): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 7805964 bytes]
7805964 bytes copied in 6.697 secs (1165591 bytes/sec)

Step 3

Initiate the upgrade using the command given below and follow the instructions from the tool.

Device# upgrade rom-monitor filename bootflash:C9800-L-rommon.1612-3r.pkg chassis active r0

Verifying the code signature of the ROMMON package... 
Chassis model C9800-L-F-K9 has a single rom-monitor.

Upgrade rom-monitor

Target copying rom-monitor image file

Secure update of the ROMMON image will occur after a reload.

8388608+0 records in
8388608+0 records out

Copying ROMMON environment 8388608+0 records in


131072 bytes (131 kB, 128 KiB) copied, 1.47571 s, 88.8 kB/s ROMMON upgrade complete.
To make the new ROMMON permanent, you must restart the RP.

Step 4

Reboot the controller by entering this command:

Device# reload

Reload command is being issued on Active unit, this will reload the whole stack Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Nov 27 11:06:31.648: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.
Chassis 1 reloading, reason - Reload command
Nov 27 11:06:39.735: %PMAN-5-EXINov 27 11:06:39.755: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: F0/0: pvp: Process manager is exiting:
Nov 27 11:06:40.856: %PMAN-5-EX

Initializing Hardware ...

System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(1r), RELEASE SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Current image running: Boot ROM1 
Last reset cause: LocalSoft
The values of MSR 	0x198h = 00001400 and MSR 0x199h = 00001400 for C9800-L C9800-L-X-K9 platform with 16777216 Kbytes of main memory

Successfully initiated a secure capsule update.
The system will be reset multiple times for completing the capsule update. Please wait till you get the promp
Initializing Hardware ...

Platform	Name: Grangeville-NS
Current  Version: GRNV-NS.05.22.12.0008
Update	Version: GRNV-NS.05.22.12.0008
Updating Block at FEFF0000h	0%
Updating Block at FEFF1000h	0%
Updating Block at FFFFE000h	99%
Updating Block at FFFFF000h	100%

Initializing Hardware ... 
ˇ
System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(3r), RELEASE SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Current image running: Boot ROM1
Last reset cause: LocalSoft

The values of MSR	0x198h = 00001400 and MSR 0x199h =	00001400	for C9800-L

C9800-L-X-K9 platform with 16777216 Kbytes of main memory

Secure capsule update was successful
Capsule Processed : 11/27/2019	11:12 UTC
Capsule Status	: Success
Flash upgrade reset 1 in progress

Initializing Hardware ...

ˇ
System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(3r), RELEASE SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Current image running: *Upgrade in progress* Boot ROM0 Last reset cause: BootRomUpgrade
The values of MSR 0x198h = 00001400 and MSR 0x199h = 00001400 for C9800-L C9800-L-X-K9 platform with 16777216 Kbytes of main memory

File size is 0x38fed6b2
Located C9800-L-universalk9_wlc.16.12.02prd5.SPA.bin

Image size 956225202 inode num 21, bks cnt 233454 blk size 8*512
##########################################################################################################
Boot image size = 956225202 (0x38fed6b2) bytes

ROM:RSA Self Test Passed

ROM:Sha512 Self Test Passed
Package header rev 3 structure detected Calculating SHA-1 hash...done
validate_package_cs: SHA-1 hash:
calculated ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e expected ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e 
Validating main package signatures
RSA Signed RELEASE Image Signature Verification Successful. Validating subpackage signatures
Image validated

Both links down, not waiting for other chassis Chassis number is 1
Nov 27 11:16:23.371: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process dpman

Nov 27 11:16:34.902: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for

process bt_logger

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FIPS: Flash Key Check : Key Not Found, FIPS Mode Not Enabled

All TCP AO KDF Tests Pass
Cisco C9800-L-F-K9 (C9800-L) processor (revision C9800-L) with 1711451K/6147K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCL234400CV
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
4 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
2 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
32768K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory. 16777216K bytes of physical memory.
26251263K bytes of eUSB flash at bootflash:.

0K bytes of WebUI ODM Files at webui:.

Base Ethernet MAC Address	: F4:BD:9E:56:5F:E0
Installation mode is BUNDLE

Press RETURN to get started!

*Nov 27 11:17:18.273: %SMART_LIC-6-EXPORT_CONTROLLED: Usage of export controlled features is not allowed
Adding registry invocations for the WLC platform
*Nov 27 11:17:19.690: %SMART_LIC-6-AGENT_READY: Smart Agent for Licensing is initialized
*Nov 27 11:17:19.690: %SMART_LIC-6-AGENT_ENABLED: Smart Agent for Licensing is enabled

*Nov 27 11:18:00.374: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface TenGigabitEthernet0/1/1, changed state to up
*Nov 27 11:18:07.446: %SMART_LIC-6-EXPORT_CONTROLLED: Usage of export controlled features is not allowed
*Nov 27 11:18:07.446: %CALL_HOME-6-CALL_HOME_ENABLED: Call-home is enabled by Smart Agent for Licensing.

Step 5

Verify the update on both active and standby controllers by entering this command:

Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
==========================================================

System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(3r), RELEASE SOFTWARE 
Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Upgrading Ethernet PHY (Fiber)

Before you begin

This Ethernet PHY upgrade procedure applies only to Fiber SKU (C9800-L-F-K9) model of the Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller.

Use the following command identify the models.

Device# show inventory

NAME: "Chassis 2", DESCR: "Cisco C9800-L-F-K9 Chassis"
PID: C9800-L-F-K9 , VID: 01 , SN: FCW2328H00A

Verify the current Ethernet PHY version on the standalone, active, or standby controllers using the following show commands:

  • Standalone Setup

    Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FW Version	: 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	   : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	: 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	   : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	: 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	   : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	: 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	   : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	: 3.1.106
    FW Version	: 3.1.106
    
    
  • High-Availability Setup

    Run the following commands only on the active controller.

    Verify the current Ethernet PHY version for Active controller.

    Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FW Version	   : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 3.1.106
    FW Version	   : 3.1.106
    

    Verify the current Ethernet PHY version for Standby controller.

    Device# show platform hardware chassis standby qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FW Version	   : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO	      : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version	   : 3.1.106
    FW Version	   : 3.1.106
    
    

If the Ethernet PHY firmware version is earlier than the firmware version 3.1.96 or the one in the show command output given above for the standalone, active, or standby controller, use the procedure given below to upgrade the Ethernet PHY firmware:

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the software download page: https://software.cisco.com/download/home/286321399/type

  • Select IOS Hardware Programmable Devices.

  • Go to the release number.

  • Click on the download button for the C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg

Step 2

Copy the Ethernet PHY image to bootflash: using TFTP or USB.

  • TFTP:

    copy tftp://ip address of TFTP server/file path/
    C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg bootflash:   
                       
    
  • USB:

    copy usb0: C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg bootflash:
    
    

After the system confirms that the copy operation is successful (sample output given below), proceed to the next step.

Device# $copy tftp://9.1.0.101/PATH/FILENAME bootflash:

Destination filename [C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg ]?
Accessing tftp://9.1.0.101/c9800/C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg 
Loading c9800/ C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg from 9.1.0.101 (via Vlan44): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 2106376 bytes]

Step 3

Initiate the upgrade using the command given below and follow the instructions from the tool.

Device# upgrade hw-programmable phy filename bootflash: C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg

Update PHY firmware on C9800-L platform.
Upgrade Ver for AQR412 is 9.1.2.1385 
Upgrade Ver for AQC100 is 3.1.106

PHY upgrade pending for Reboot. Please reboot to upgrade the firmware.

Step 4

Reboot the controller by entering this command:

Device# reload

Reload command is being issued on Active unit, this will reload the whole stack Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Mar  6 04:25:52.650: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by new on console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.

Validating subpackage signatures                               
Image validated                                                
Tue Mar 6 04:28:37 UTC 2018 Calling Aquantia Firmware upgrade process
Tue Mar 6 04:29:34 UTC 2018 file: /bootflash/aq_phy_upgrade_info deleted
Tue Mar 6 04:29:34 UTC 2018 Updating Phy firmware from pakage file = /bootflash/C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 Bay0: Firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/KATAR/PHY/AQR412/upgrade_phy.cld            
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 Bay0: Firmware Version: 9.1.2.1385                                                           
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 Bay1: Firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/KATAR/PHY/AQC100/upgrade_phy.clx            
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 Bay1: Firmware Version: 3.1.106                                                              
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 /bootflash/C9800-L-hw-programmables.17.03.01.SPA.pkg is code signed                          
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 ##################################################################                           
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 # Please make sure POWER SUPPLY is always ON during this period. #                           
Tue Mar 6 04:29:35 UTC 2018 # Loss of POWER will completely kill this unit and make it #                                 
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 # unrecoverable #                                                                            
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 ##################################################################                           
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 #################################################################                            
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 Aquantia Bay-0 upgrade firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/KATAR/PHY/AQR412/upgrade_phy.cld found
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-0 started. Please wait.                                               
Tue Mar 6 04:29:36 UTC 2018 #################################################################                                       
Tue Mar 6 04:29:37 UTC 2018 Current version of Bay-0 firmware: 9.1.2.1385 upgrade version: 9.1.2.1385
Tue Mar 6 04:31:38 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade succeeded for Bay-0
##################################################################
#################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:31:38 UTC 2018 Aquantia Bay-1 upgrade firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/KATAR/PHY/AQC100/upgrade_phy.clx found
Tue Mar 6 04:31:38 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-1 port-1 started
#################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:31:39 UTC 2018 Current version of Bay-1 port-1 firmware: 3.1.96 upgrade version: 3.1.106
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade succeeded for Bay-1 port-1
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 ##################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 #################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-1 port-2 started
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 #################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:31:59 UTC 2018 Current version of Bay-1 port-1 firmware: 3.1.96 upgrade version: 3.1.106
Tue Mar 6 04:32:18 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade succeeded for Bay-1 port-2
Tue Mar 6 04:32:18 UTC 2018 ##################################################################
Tue Mar 6 04:32:18 UTC 2018 Aquantia firmware upgrade completed successfully!!!
Tue Mar 6 04:32:18 UTC 2018 Rebooting box

Initializing Hardware ...
Step 5

After the upgrade is complete, device power cycles automatically, and IOS prompt is displayed.

Step 6

Verify the update on the controller by entering this command:

Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW

==========================================================
FW Version  : 0x80000757
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x80000757
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x80000756
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x8ƒ0000756
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 3.1.106
FW Version  : 3.1.106


Upgrading Ethernet PHY (Copper)

This procedure upgrades the Ethernet PHY version of your controller.

Before you begin

This Ethernet PHY upgrade procedure applies only to Copper SKU (C9800-L-C-K9) model of the Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller.

Use the show inventory command identify the model.

Device# show inventory

NAME: "Chassis 2", DESCR: "Cisco C9800-L-C-K9 Chassis"
PID: C9800-L-C-K9 , VID: 01 , SN: FCW2328H00A

Verify the current Ethernet PHY version on the standalone, active, or standby controllers using the following show commands:

  • Standalone Setup

    Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FFW Version : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    
    
  • High-Availability Setup

    Run the following command on the active controller.

    Verify the current Ethernet PHY version for Active controller.

    Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    
    

    Verify the current Ethernet PHY version for Standby controller.

    Device# show platform hardware chassis standby qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    
    

If the Ethernet PHY version is earlier than the firmware version in the show command output given above for the standalone, active, or standby controller, use the procedure given below:

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the software download page: https://software.cisco.com/download/home/286321399/type

  • Select IOS Hardware Programmable Devices.

  • Go to the release number.

  • Click on the download button for the C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg.

Step 2

Copy the Ethernet PHY image to bootflash: using TFTP or USB.

  • TFTP:

    copy tftp://ip address of TFTP server/file path/ C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg bootflash:  
                       
    
  • USB:

    copy usb0: C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg bootflash:
    
    

After the system confirms that the copy operation is successful (sample output given below), proceed to the next step.

Device# $copy tftp://9.1.0.101/PATH/FILENAME bootflash:

Destination filename [C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg ]?
Accessing tftp://9.1.0.101/c9800/C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg 
Loading c9800/C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg from 9.1.0.101 (via Vlan44): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 7805964 bytes]
7805964 bytes copied in 6.697 secs (1165591 bytes/sec)

Step 3

Initiate the upgrade using the command given below and follow the instructions from the tool.

Device# upgrade hw-programmable phy filename bootflash:C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg

Update PHY firmware on C9800-L platform.
Upgrade Ver for AQR412 is 9.1.2.1385                                         
Upgrade Ver for AQC107 is 3.1.76                                             

PHY upgrade pending for Reboot. Please reboot to upgrade the firmware.

Step 4

Reboot the controller by entering this command:

Device# reload

Reload command is being issued on Active unit, this will reload the whole stack Proceed
with reload? [confirm]
Chassis 1 reloading, reason - Reload command

System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(3r), RELEASE SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by cisco
Systems, Inc.
Current image running: Boot ROM0
Last reset cause: LocalSoft
The values of MSR 0x198h = 00001400 and MSR 0x199h = 00001400 for C9800-L C9800-L-X-K9
platform with 16777216 Kbytes of main memory
File size is 0x38fed6b2
Located C9800-L-universalk9_wlc.16.12.02prd5.SPA.bin
Image size 956225202 inode num 21, bks cnt 233454 blk size 8*512
##############################################################################################################
Boot image size = 956225202 (0x38fed6b2) bytes
ROM:RSA Self Test Passed
ROM:Sha512 Self Test Passed
Package header rev 3 structure detected Calculating SHA-1 hash...done
validate_package_cs: SHA-1 hash:
calculated ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e expected
ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e Validating main package signatures
RSA Signed RELEASE Image Signature Verification Successful. Validating subpackage signatures
Image validated

Tue Feb 18 07:06:47 UTC 2020 Calling Aquantia Firmware upgrade process
Tue Feb 18 07:07:40 UTC 2020 file: /bootflash/aq_phy_upgrade_info deleted
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 Updating Phy firmware from pakage file = /bootflash/C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 Bay0: Firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/C9800-L/PHY/AQR412/upgrade_phy.cld      
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 Bay0: Firmware Version: 9.1.2.1385                                                       
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 Bay1: Firmware: /tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/C9800-L/PHY/AQC107/upgrade_phy.clx       
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 Bay1: Firmware Version: 3.1.76                                                           
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 /bootflash/C9800-L-hw-programmables.16.12.01.pkg is code signed                          
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 ##################################################################                       
Tue Feb 18 07:07:41 UTC 2020 # Please make sure POWER SUPPLY is always ON during this period. #                       
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 # Loss of POWER will completely kill this unit and make it #                             
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 # unrecoverable #                                                                        
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 ##################################################################                       
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 #################################################################                        
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 Aquantia Bay-0 upgrade firmware:/tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/C9800-L/PHY/AQR412/
upgrade_phy.cld found                                                                                                 
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-0 started. Please wait.                                
Tue Feb 18 07:07:42 UTC 2020 #################################################################                        
Tue Feb 18 07:07:43 UTC 2020 Current version of Bay-0 firmware: 9.1.0.1275 upgrade version: 9.1.2.1385                
Tue Feb 18 07:09:43 UTC 2020 Aquantia firmware upgrade succeeded for Bay-0                                            
Tue Feb 18 07:09:43 UTC 2020 ##################################################################                       
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 #################################################################                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Aquantia Bay-1 upgrade firmware:/tmp/hwprg_upgrade_pub/hwprog/RP/C9800-L/PHY/AQC107/
upgrade_phy.clx found                                                                                                  
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-1 port-1 started                                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 #################################################################                         
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Current version of Bay-1 port-1 firmware: 3.1.76 upgrade version: 3.1.76                  
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Aquantia Bay-1 port-1 firmware version: 3.1.76 same as upgrade version file: 3.1.76       
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Skipping upgrade for Bay-1 port-1.                                                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 #################################################################                         
Tue Feb 18 07:09:44 UTC 2020 Aquantia firmware upgrade for Bay-1 port-2 started                                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 #################################################################                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 Current version of Bay-1 port-1 firmware: 3.1.76 upgrade version: 3.1.76                  
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 Aquantia Bay-1 port-2 firmware version: 3.1.76 same as upgrade version file: 3.1.76     
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 Skipping upgrade for Bay-1 port-2.                                                        
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 Aquantia firmware upgrade completed successfully!!!                                       
Tue Feb 18 07:09:45 UTC 2020 Rebooting box                                                                           


Initializing Hardware ...
Initializing Hardware ...
System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(3r), RELEASE SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by cisco
Systems, Inc.
Current image running: Boot ROM0
Last reset cause: PowerOn
The values of MSR 0x198h = 00001400 and MSR 0x199h = 00001400 for C9800-L C9800-L-X-K9
platform with 16777216 Kbytes of main memory
Warning: filesystem is not clean
File size is 0x38fed6b2
Located C9800-L-universalk9_wlc.16.12.02prd5.SPA.bin
Image size 956225202 inode num 21, bks cnt 233454 blk size 8*512
###########################################################################################################
Boot image size = 956225202 (0x38fed6b2) bytes
ROM:RSA Self Test Passed
ROM:Sha512 Self Test Passed
Package header rev 3 structure detected Calculating SHA-1 hash...done
validate_package_cs: SHA-1 hash:
calculated ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e expected
ce3982a2:f0737625:72fcbb02:93ed3683:b7fe0a2e Validating main package signatures
RSA Signed RELEASE Image Signature Verification Successful. Validating subpackage signatures
Image validated
Both links down, not waiting for other chassis Chassis number is 1

Step 5

After the upgrade is complete, device power cycles automatically, and IOS prompt is displayed.

Step 6

Use the following show commands to verify the update on a standalone controller.

Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW

==========================================================
FW Version  : 0x80000757
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x80000757
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x80000756
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 0x80000756
FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
FW Version  : 3.1.76
FW Version  : 3.1.76

Step 7

Use the following show commands to verify the update on a HA setup.

  1. To get the current Ethernet PHY version for active controller, use the following command:

    Device# show platform hardware chassis active qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    
    
  2. To get the current Ethernet PHY version for standby controller, use the following command:

    Device# show platform hardware chassis standby qfp datapath pmd ifdev | i FW
    
    ==========================================================
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000757
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 0x80000756
    FW MDIO     : 9.1.2 ID: 43503 vers: 1385
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    FW Version  : 3.1.76
    
    

Upgrading Field Programmable for Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

This section explains field programmable installation procedure for the Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller.

Before you begin

Verify the current ROMMON version using the following commands:

  • Standalone Setup

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    ==========================================================
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE 
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    
  • High-Availability Setup

    Run the following command on the active controller.

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Active controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019  by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    
    

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Standby controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis standby r0
    
    ==========================================================
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2019  by cisco Systems, Inc. 
    
    

If you ROMMON version is earlier than 16.12(5r) for the standalone, active, or standby controller, use the procedure given below:

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the software download page: https://software.cisco.com/download/home/286321396/type

  • Select IOS XE ROMMON Software.

  • Go to the release number.

  • Click on the download button for the C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg.

Step 2

Copy the ROMMON image to bootflash, using TFTP or USB.

  • TFTP:

    copy tftp://ip address of TFTP server/file path/ C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg bootflash:  
                       
    
  • USB:

    copy usb0: C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg bootflash:
    
    

After the system confirms that the copy operation is successful (sample output given below), proceed to the next step.

Device# $copy tftp://9.1.0.101/PATH/FILENAME bootflash:

Destination filename [C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg]?
Accessing tftp://9.1.0.101/c9800/C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg...
Loading c9800/ C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg from 9.1.0.101 (via Vlan44): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[OK - 7805964 bytes]
7805964 bytes copied in 6.697 secs (1165591 bytes/sec)


Step 3

Initiate the upgrade using the command given below and follow the instructions from the tool.

Device# upgrade rom-monitor filename bootflash:C9800-80-rommon.1612-5r.pkg chassis active r0

Verifying the code signature of the ROMMON package...
Chassis model C9800-80-K9 has a single rom-monitor.

Upgrade rom-monitor

Target copying rom-monitor image file

Secure update of the ROMMON image will occur after a reload.

131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
131072 bytes (131 kB, 128 KiB) copied, 0.461893 s, 284 kB/s
Copying ROMMON environment
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
131072 bytes (131 kB, 128 KiB) copied, 0.80982 s, 162 kB/s
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
131072 bytes (131 kB, 128 KiB) copied, 0.801238 s, 164 kB/s
ROMMON upgrade complete.
To make the new ROMMON permanent, you must restart the RP. 


Step 4

Reboot the controller by entering this command:

Device# reload

Reload command is being issued on Active unit, this will reload the whole stack
Proceed with reload? [confirm]

*Feb 12 05:43:27.912: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.
Chassis 1 reloading, reason - Reload command
Feb 12 05:43:33.012: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: F0/0: pvp: Process manager is exiting:
Feb 12 05:43:33.028: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: C0/0: pvp: Process manager is exiting:
Feb 12 05:43:34.210: 

Initializing Hardware ...

System integrity status: 90170200 12030107

System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.

Current image running: Boot ROM0

Last reset cause: LocalSoft

C9800-80-K9 platform with 67108864 Kbytes of main memory

Successfully initiated a secure capsule update.

The system will be reset multiple times for completing the capsule update.

Please wait till you get the prompt.

Initializing Hardware ...

System integrity status: 90170200 12030107

          Insyde H2OFFT (Flash Firmware Tool) Version (SEG) 100.00.09.02
         Copyright (C) 2018 Insyde Software Corp. All Rights Reserved.

        Platform    Name: Purley
        Current  Version: Purley.05.21.51.0058
        Update   Version: Purley.05.21.51.0058

         Updating Block at FDFF0000h    0%         
         Updating Block at FE042000h    1%         
         Updating Block at FF005000h   50%         
         Updating Block at FFFFE000h   99%         
         Updating Block at FFFFF000h  100%
        Updating Block at FFFFF000h  100%

Initializing Hardware ...

System integrity status: 90170200 12030107

System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.
Current image running: Boot ROM0
Last reset cause: PowerCycleRequest

C9800-80-K9 platform with 67108864 Kbytes of main memory
Secure capsule update was successful

  Capsule Processed : 02/12/2020  05:51 UTC
  Capsule Status    : Success

Flash upgrade reset 1 in progress
........

Initializing Hardware ...

System integrity status: 90170200 12030107

System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(6r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.
Current image running: Boot ROM0
Last reset cause: PowerCycleRequest

C9800-80-K9 platform with 67108864 Kbytes of main memory

Secure capsule update was successful

  Capsule Processed : 02/12/2020  05:51 UTC
  Capsule Status    : Success

Flash upgrade reset 2 in progress

........

Initializing Hardware ...

System integrity status: 90170200 12030117

System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(5r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1994-2019  by cisco Systems, Inc.
Current image running: *Upgrade in progress* Boot ROM1

Last reset cause: BootRomUpgrade

C9800-80-K9 platform with 67108864 Kbytes of main memory

File size is 0x392a32f3

Located C9800-80-universalk9_wlc.16.12.01t.SPA.bin 

Image size 959066867 inode num 12, bks cnt 234148 blk size 8*512
#############################################################################################################

Boot image size = 959066867 (0x392a32f3) bytes

ROM:RSA Self Test Passed
ROM:Sha512 Self Test Passed


Package header rev 3 structure detected

Calculating SHA-1 hash...done

validate_package_cs: SHA-1 hash:

	calculated 026dcd56:56c756c1:68aaf4a2:cd5208af:b2412efe
	expected   026dcd56:56c756c1:68aaf4a2:cd5208af:b2412efe

Validating main package signatures

RSA Signed RELEASE Image Signature Verification Successful.

Validating subpackage signatures

Image validated

Both links down, not waiting for other chassis
Chassis number is 1
Feb 12 05:57:59.083: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger
Feb 12 05:58:00.630: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger
Feb 12 05:58:01.972: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger
Feb 12 05:58:08.654: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger
Feb 12 05:58:10.459: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger
Feb 12 05:58:12.889: %PMAN-3-PROC_EMPTY_EXEC_FILE: R0/0: pvp: Empty executable used for process bt_logger


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Cisco IOS Software [Gibraltar], C9800 Software (C9800_IOSXE-K9), Version 16.12.1t, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2020 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 14-Jan-20 04:45 by mcpre

This software version supports only Smart Licensing as the software licensing mechanism.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY. INSTALLING THE LICENSE OR
LICENSE KEY PROVIDED FOR ANY CISCO SOFTWARE PRODUCT, PRODUCT FEATURE,
AND/OR SUBSEQUENTLY PROVIDED SOFTWARE FEATURES (COLLECTIVELY, THE
"SOFTWARE"), AND/OR USING SUCH SOFTWARE CONSTITUTES YOUR FULL
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ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN.

Your use of the Software is subject to the Cisco End User License Agreement
(EULA) and any relevant supplemental terms (SEULA) found at
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/legal/cloud-and-software/software-terms.html.

You hereby acknowledge and agree that certain Software and/or features are
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other means available. While Cisco may provide alerts, it is your sole
responsibility to monitor your usage of any such term Software feature to
ensure that your systems and networks are prepared for a shutdown of the
Software feature.

FIPS: Flash Key Check : Key Not Found, FIPS Mode Not Enabled

All TCP AO KDF Tests Pass
cisco C9800-80-K9 (2DA) processor (revision 2DA) with 9903871K/6147K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FXS2312Q2U5
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
18 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
32768K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
67108864K bytes of physical memory.
26255359K bytes of eUSB flash at bootflash:.
234365527K bytes of SATA hard disk at harddisk:.
0K bytes of WebUI ODM Files at webui:.

Base Ethernet MAC Address          : 10:B3:D5:A5:84:00

Installation mode is BUNDLE 

Press RETURN to get started!

*Nov 27 11:17:18.273: %SMART_LIC-6-EXPORT_CONTROLLED: Usage of export controlled features is not allowed
Adding registry invocations for the WLC platform
*Nov 27 11:17:19.690: %SMART_LIC-6-AGENT_READY: Smart Agent for Licensing is initialized
*Nov 27 11:17:19.690: %SMART_LIC-6-AGENT_ENABLED: Smart Agent for Licensing is enabled


*Nov 27 11:18:00.374: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface TenGigabitEthernet0/1/1, changed state to up
*Nov 27 11:18:07.446: %SMART_LIC-6-EXPORT_CONTROLLED: Usage of export controlled features is not allowed
*Nov 27 11:18:07.446: %CALL_HOME-6-CALL_HOME_ENABLED: Call-home is enabled by Smart Agent for Licensing.

Step 5

Verify the update on both active and standby controllers by entering this command:

Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
==========================================================

System Bootstrap, Version 16.12(5r), RELEASE SOFTWARE 
Copyright (c) 1994-2019 by cisco Systems, Inc.


Upgrading Field Programmable for Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controllers

This section explains field programmable installation procedure for the Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller.

Before you begin

Verify the current ROMMON version on the standalone, active, or standby controllers using the following show commands:

  • Standalone Setup

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    ==========================================================
    
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(2r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    
  • High-Availability Setup

    Run the following commands on the active controller.

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Active controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis active r0
    
    ==========================================================
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(2r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    
    

    Verify the current ROMMON version for Standby controller:

    Device# show rom-monitor chassis standby r0
    
    ==========================================================
    System Bootstrap, Version 16.10(2r), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    Copyright (c) 1994-2018  by cisco Systems, Inc.
    
    

Note

If your ROMMON version is 16.10(2r) for the standalone, active, or standby controller, no action is required, as you have the latest software.


Procedure


If your ROMMON version is earlier than 16.10(2r) for the standalone, active, or standby controller, contact Cisco TAC.


Resolved Caveats

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

Table 1. ROMMON Release 16.12(3r)

Caveat ID

Description

CSCvq88840

9800-L: Fan always runs at maximum speed and is very loud.

CSCvr72052

9800-L: Default config register disables breaking into ROMMON, preventing password recovery.

Table 2. Ethernet PHY

Caveat ID

Description

CSCvq48018

9800-L: MAC congested @Low PPS, drops/TX_XOFF in Bay 0-Tune settings and pause frames in mgig ports

CSCvq70386

9800-L-F: The show hw-module subslot 0/1 transceiver 0 idprom brief command failed to display output.

CSCvs15116

9800L-F: Bay-1 Onegig and TenGigabitEthernet0/1/0 are not coming up when Bay-1 FW upgraded to 3.1.96

Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

Table 3. ROMMON Release 16.12(5r)

Caveat ID

Description

CSCvp25150

Support booting of higher size images.