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a quick note for upgrade M8024-K from 4.x firware to 5.x
Before do something need to be backup, before backup 🙂 you need to be sure that running config copied to startup or not
Pls be sure about running config same with startup config
copy running-config startup-config
I guess you already have it but be sure that you have enable password
M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#(config)# enable password XXXXXX
M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#copy running-config startup-config
Copy running config to TFTP server, i’m using Solarwinds free TFTP server, its running on windows also because of i have a blade i can use outbound port for connect it
M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#copy running-config tftp://10.110.1.251/M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1.txt
After you check the backup output because sometime TFTP looks like uploaded but uploaded file shouldn’t be %100
From support.dell.com page with using the tag of switch or from products pls download a new version or required version and unzip it , you have to catch a file with over .stt pls put it on TFTP root folder, for solarwinds you have to see it on C: drive like TFTP-ROOT and download it from switch like below
M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#copy tftp://10.110.1.251/PCM8024kv188.8.131.52.stk image
Transfer Mode……………………………. TFTP
Server IP Address………………………… 10.110.1.251
Source File Path…………………………. ./
Source Filename………………………….. PCM8024kv184.108.40.206.stk
Data Type……………………………….. Code
Destination Filename……………………… image
Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer
Are you sure you want to start? (y/n) y
TFTP code transfer starting
13013624 bytes transferred…
File contents are valid. Copying file to flash…
File transfer operation completed successfully.
Now be sure that switch placed right place the image with show version command like below
Images currently available on Flash
unit image1 image2 current-active next-active
—– ———— ———— —————– —————–
1 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 image1 image1
Maybe on your side a new version could be on image1 pls be careful
M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#boot system image2
Activating image image2 ..
Update the firmware , means start to use a new firmware, this will require reboot on switch be careful and if you have a stacking on switch side then it will take more time and master switch take care about process
Update bootcode and reset (Y/N)?y
Issuing boot code update command… Validating boot code from image…CRC Valid.
From CMC , because i’m using blade pls connect to the switch and update CPLD, i can do this update via CMC because from switch its not allow me.
If you wonder what is CPLD you can find out from this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_programmable_logic_device , UNDERSTAND 🙂
Make ssh connection to CMC
$ connect switch-3
connect: acquiring remote port.
Connected to remote port.
Escape character is ‘^\’.
Execute such command , you should check the revision, it should be 5
CPLD REVISION: 4
HW Version : 6
SFP_TX_POWERCONTROL register = f
SFP STATUS_1 register = 7f
SFP STATUS_2 register = 7f
SYS_SLOTB_PG : 0
SYS_SLOTA_PG : 1
Slot 1 status: Slot 2 status: SFP+ MODULE INSTALLED
value = 22 = 0x16
And update it
Don’t worry you will get some error kind of message out but its okay continue and last reset of switch via CMC again.
$ racadm chassisaction -m switch-3 reset
Module power operation successful
After switch restart pls login and check you config and version , thats it
First enter to configuration mode and execute such commands (xx.yyy.zzz.ttt is your ip of ntp server)
sntp unicast client enable
sntp server xxx.yyy.zzz.ttt
to check everything pls execute command below
HEYBELIADA-M6348-A2#show sntp status
Client Mode: Unicast
Last Update Time: APR 13 11:39:14 2012
Server Status Last response
————— ———————- ————————–
xxx.yyy.zzz.ttt Success 11:38:09 Apr 13 2012
to check whole config execute command below
HEYBELIADA-M6348-A2#show sntp configuration
Polling interval: 64 seconds
MD5 Authentication keys:
Authentication is not required for synchronization.
No trusted keys.
Unicast clients: Enable
Server Key Polling Priority
——— ———– ———– ———-
xxx.yyy.zzz.ttt Disabled Enabled 1
Same config is also working on M8024-k too.