Upgrade VOSS on Avaya VSP 7200

Task

Upgrade VOSS on new Avaya VSP 7200 switch.


Scenario

There are two new Avaya VSP 7200 switches in network. They will be new distrubution switches in legancy network and BEB units in SPBM. For now it is necessary just to make an upgrade the VOSS. This is factory default setting, there is no productive configuration.


Hardware | Software

  • Switch: Avaya VSP 7254XSQ with VOSS v5.1.0.0 (x2)
  • Software: VOSS v5.1.1.1

Solution | Overview

Step 1: Configure the IP connectivity.

Step 2: Copy the TGZ package.

Step 3: Add new software package to switch.

Step 4: Activate new software.

Step 5: Verify and commit the new software.


Solution | Detailed

Step 1: Activate the FTPD flag.

Verify and activate the FTPD flag in global configuration mode, if necessary.

show boot config flags
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(...)
flags enhancedsecure-mode false
flags factorydefaults false
flags ftpd false
flags hsecure false
flags ipv6-mode false
(...)
boot config flags ftpd
show boot config flags
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(...)
flags enhancedsecure-mode false
flags factorydefaults false
flags ftpd true
flags hsecure false
flags ipv6-mode false
(...)

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Step 2: Configure the IP connectivity.

Set the IP to your VLAN interface and check VLAN port membership.

interface vlan 1
   ip address 192.168.10.2 255.255.255.0
show ip interface
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=================================================================================
 IP Interface - GlobalRouter
=================================================================================
INTERFACE   IP             NET             BCASTADDR   REASM     VLAN   BROUTER
            ADDRESS        MASK            FORMAT      MAXSIZE   ID     PORT
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vlan1       192.168.10.2   255.255.255.0   ones        1500      1      false
show vlan members port 1/24
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==================================================================
Vlan Port
==================================================================
VLAN    PORT               ACTIVE            STATIC    NOT_ALLOW
ID      MEMBER             MEMBER            MEMBER    MEMBER
------------------------------------------------------------------
1       1/1-1/48,2/1-2/6   1/1-1/48,2/1-2/6

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Step 3: Copy the TGZ package.

Copy the file from your host to /intflash via FTP. Default Username/Password is “rwa” / “rwa”. You can use the USB stick, too. Then IP connectivity is not necessary.

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Step 4: Add new software package to switch.

software add VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.tgz
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Extracting distribution information from /intflash/VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.tgz
Extracting software version VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA from /intflash/VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.tgz
Extraction of VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA to /intflash/release/VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA successful
Setting permissions on /intflash/release/VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA successful
show software detail 
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====================================================================================================
software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007 (Primary Release)
 KERNEL 2.6.32_int38
 ROOTFS 2.6.32_int38
 APPFS build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007
 AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES
 3DES
 AES/DES


VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
 KERNEL 2.6.32_int38
 ROOTFS 2.6.32_int38
 APPFS VOSS7K.5.1.1.1int006
 AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES
 No Modules Added

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Auto Commit : enabled
Commit Timeout : 10 minutes

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Step 5: Activate new software.

After that reboot the switch.

software activate VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
***********************************

Executing software activate for version VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA.
Validating release VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
[07/11/16 22:18:13] Sending upgrade message to slots: 1. Version=VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
[07/11/16 22:18:13] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Running pre-install script for image version VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
[07/11/16 22:18:13] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Kernel image is being updated...
[07/11/16 22:18:25] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Root_FS image is being updated...
[07/11/16 22:19:40] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: APP_FS image is being updated...
[07/11/16 22:19:56] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Running post-install script for image version VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
[07/11/16 22:19:56] Slot 1 : IMAGE SYNC: Backup image successfully upgraded to VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA

Primary Version: VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA
Backup Version: build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007

Changes will take effect on next reboot.
You are currently running a new version of code.
This release will be auto-committed in 9 minutes and 55 seconds.
Version Running: VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA

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Step 6: Verify and commit the new software.

show software
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====================================================================================================
software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007 (Backup Release)
VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA (Primary Release)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Auto Commit : enabled
Commit Timeout : 10 minutes

Remaining time until software auto-commit is 9 minutes 24 seconds
software commit
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Executing software commit for version VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA.
Software commit successful
show sys-info
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General Info :
 SysDescr : VSP-7254XSQ (5.1.1.1)
 SysName : VSP-7254XSQ
 SysUpTime : 0 day(s), 00:02:12
 SysContact : http://support.avaya.com/
 SysLocation : 211 Mt. Airy Road,Basking Ridge,NJ 07920
show software detail
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====================================================================================================
software releases in /intflash/release/
====================================================================================================
build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007 (Backup Release)
 KERNEL 2.6.32_int38
 ROOTFS 2.6.32_int38
 APPFS build_cb_voss_5.1.0.0_int007
 AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES
 No Modules Added

VOSS7K.5.1.1.1.GA (Primary Release)
 KERNEL 2.6.32_int38
 ROOTFS 2.6.32_int38
 APPFS VOSS7K.5.1.1.1int006
 AVAILABLE ENCRYPTION MODULES
 3DES
 AES/DES