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Upgrade Dell 8024-k Blade 10Gbe Switch (Interconnect)

a quick note for upgrade M8024-K from 4.x firware to 5.x

Before do something need to be backup, before backup ūüôā 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#configure

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#(config)# enable password XXXXXX

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#exit

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/PCM8024kv5.0.1.3.stk image

Transfer Mode……………………………. TFTP ¬†

Server IP Address………………………… 10.110.1.251

Source File Path…………………………. ./

Source Filename………………………….. PCM8024kv5.0.1.3.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

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#show version

Image Descriptions 

 image1 :  

 image2 :  

 Images currently available on Flash 

unit  image1       image2       current-active     next-active       

—– ———— ———— —————– —————–¬†

1     4.1.0.19     5.0.1.3      image1             image1

Maybe on your side a new version could be on image1 pls be careful

Activate it

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

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#update bootcode 

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 ūüôā

Make ssh connection to CMC

$ connect switch-3

connect: acquiring remote port.

Connected to remote port.

Escape character is ‘^\’.

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B2>

Execute such command , you should check the revision,  it should be 5

M8024-k-10Gb-ESW-B1#dev cpldTest

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

SYS_MODULEB_PRESENT:        0

SYS_MODULEA_PRESENT:        1

SYS_SLOTB_POWER_CTRL:       0

SYS_SLOTA_POWER_CTRL:       1

Slot 1 status:  Slot 2 status:  SFP+ MODULE INSTALLED

 

value = 22 = 0x16

 

And update it

console#dev cpldUpdate

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

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Time Config – Dell Blade Switchs

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

Unicast servers:
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.
Trusted keys:
No trusted keys.
Unicast clients: Enable

Unicast servers:
Server          Key             Polling         Priority
———¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ———–¬†¬†¬†¬† ———–¬†¬†¬†¬† ———-
xxx.yyy.zzz.ttt    Disabled        Enabled        1

Same config is also working on M8024-k too.

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