Installing the NX-OS software

You can use this procedure to install the NX-OS software on the Nexus 92300YC switch.

Steps

  1. Connect the cluster switch to the management network.
  2. Use the ping command to verify connectivity to the server hosting the NX-OS software and the RCF.
    Example
    This example verifies that the switch can reach the server at IP address 172.19.2.1:
    cs2# ping 172.19.2.1
    Pinging 172.19.2.1 with 0 bytes of data:
    
    Reply From 172.19.2.1: icmp_seq = 0. time= 5910 usec.
  3. Copy the NX-OS software and EPLD images to the Nexus 92300YC switch.
    Example
    cs2# copy sftp: bootflash: vrf management
    Enter source filename: /code/nxos.9.2.2.bin
    Enter hostname for the sftp server: 172.19.2.1
    Enter username: user1
    
    Outbound-ReKey for 172.19.2.1:22
    Inbound-ReKey for 172.19.2.1:22
    user1@172.19.2.1's password: 
    sftp> progress 
    Progress meter enabled
    sftp> get   /code/nxos.9.2.2.bin  /bootflash/nxos.9.2.2.bin 
    /code/nxos.9.2.2.bin  100% 1261MB   9.3MB/s   02:15    
    sftp> exit 
    Copy complete, now saving to disk (please wait)...
    Copy complete.
    
    
    cs2# copy sftp: bootflash: vrf management
    Enter source filename: /code/n9000-epld.9.2.2.img
    Enter hostname for the sftp server: 172.19.2.1
    Enter username: user1
    
    Outbound-ReKey for 172.19.2.1:22
    Inbound-ReKey for 172.19.2.1:22
    user1@172.19.2.1's password: 
    sftp> progress 
    Progress meter enabled
    sftp> get   /code/n9000-epld.9.2.2.img  /bootflash/n9000-epld.9.2.2.img 
    /code/n9000-epld.9.2.2.img  100%  161MB   9.5MB/s   00:16
    sftp> exit 
    Copy complete, now saving to disk (please wait)...
    Copy complete.
    

  4. Verify the running version of the NX-OS software:
    Example
    cs2# show version
    Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (C) 2002-2018, Cisco and/or its affiliates.
    All rights reserved.
    The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are
    owned by other third parties and used and distributed under their own
    licenses, such as open source.  This software is provided "as is," and unless
    otherwise stated, there is no warranty, express or implied, including but not
    limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
    Certain components of this software are licensed under
    the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or 
    GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0  or the GNU
    Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1 or 
    Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.0. 
    A copy of each such license is available at
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
    http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html and
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php and
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/library.txt.
    
    Software
      BIOS: version 05.31
      NXOS: version 9.2(1)
      BIOS compile time:  05/17/2018
      NXOS image file is: bootflash:///nxos.9.2.1.bin
      NXOS compile time:  7/17/2018 16:00:00 [07/18/2018 00:21:19]
    
    
    Hardware
      cisco Nexus9000 C92300YC Chassis 
      Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU D-1526 @ 1.80GHz with 16337884 kB of memory.
      Processor Board ID FDO220329V5
    
      Device name: cs2
      bootflash:  115805356 kB
    Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 4 hour(s), 23 minute(s), 11 second(s)
    
    Last reset at 271444 usecs after Wed Apr 10 00:25:32 2019
      Reason: Reset Requested by CLI command reload
      System version: 9.2(1)
      Service: 
    
    plugin
      Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin
    
    Active Package(s):
            
    cs2# 
    
  5. Install the NX-OS image.

    Installing the image file causes it to be loaded every time the switch is rebooted.

    Example
    cs2# install all nxos bootflash:nxos.9.2.2.bin
    
    Installer will perform compatibility check first. Please wait. 
    Installer is forced disruptive
    
    Verifying image bootflash:/nxos.9.2.2.bin for boot variable "nxos".
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Verifying image type.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Preparing "nxos" version info using image bootflash:/nxos.9.2.2.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Preparing "bios" version info using image bootflash:/nxos.9.2.2.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Performing module support checks.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Notifying services about system upgrade.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    
    
    Compatibility check is done:
    Module  bootable       Impact     Install-type  Reason
    ------  --------  --------------- ------------  ------
      1       yes      disruptive         reset     default upgrade is not hitless
    
    
    
    Images will be upgraded according to following table:
    
    Module   Image         Running-Version(pri:alt            New-Version         Upg-Required
    ------  --------  --------------------------------------  ------------------  ------------
      1       nxos                                  9.2(1)              9.2(2)         yes
      1       bios    v05.31(05/17/2018):v05.28(01/18/2018)   v05.33(09/08/2018)       yes
    
    
    Switch will be reloaded for disruptive upgrade.
    Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n)?  [n] y
    
    
    Install is in progress, please wait.
    
    Performing runtime checks.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Setting boot variables.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Performing configuration copy.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Module 1: Refreshing compact flash and upgrading bios/loader/bootrom.
    Warning: please do not remove or power off the module at this time.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    2019 Apr 10 04:59:35 cs2 %$ VDC-1 %$ %VMAN-2-ACTIVATION_STATE: Successfully deactivated virtual service 'guestshell+'  
    
    Finishing the upgrade, switch will reboot in 10 seconds.
    
  6. Verify the new version of NX-OS software after the switch has rebooted: show version
    Example
    cs2# show version
    
    Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (C) 2002-2018, Cisco and/or its affiliates.
    All rights reserved.
    The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are
    owned by other third parties and used and distributed under their own
    licenses, such as open source.  This software is provided "as is," and unless
    otherwise stated, there is no warranty, express or implied, including but not
    limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
    Certain components of this software are licensed under
    the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or 
    GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0  or the GNU
    Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1 or 
    Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.0. 
    A copy of each such license is available at
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and
    http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html and
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php and
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/library.txt.
    
    Software
      BIOS: version 05.33
      NXOS: version 9.2(2)
      BIOS compile time:  09/08/2018
      NXOS image file is: bootflash:///nxos.9.2.2.bin
      NXOS compile time:  11/4/2018 21:00:00 [11/05/2018 06:11:06]
    
    
    Hardware
      cisco Nexus9000 C92300YC Chassis 
      Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU D-1526 @ 1.80GHz with 16337884 kB of memory.
      Processor Board ID FDO220329V5
    
      Device name: cs2
      bootflash:  115805356 kB
      Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 3 minute(s), 52 second(s)
    
    Last reset at 182004 usecs after Wed Apr 10 04:59:48 2019
      Reason: Reset due to upgrade
      System version: 9.2(1)
      Service: 
    
    plugin
      Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin
    
    Active Package(s):
    
  7. Upgrade the EPLD image and reboot the switch.
    Example
    cs2# show version module 1 epld
    
    EPLD Device                     Version
    ---------------------------------------
    MI FPGA                          0x7
    IO FPGA                          0x17
    MI FPGA2                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    
    cs2# install epld bootflash:n9000-epld.9.2.2.img module 1
    Compatibility check:
    Module        Type         Upgradable        Impact   Reason
    ------  -----------------  ----------    ----------   ------
         1            SUP           Yes       disruptive  Module Upgradable
    
    Retrieving EPLD versions.... Please wait.
    Images will be upgraded according to following table:
    Module  Type   EPLD              Running-Version   New-Version  Upg-Required
    ------  ----  -------------      ---------------   -----------  ------------
         1   SUP  MI FPGA                   0x07        0x07             No
         1   SUP  IO FPGA                   0x17        0x19            Yes
         1   SUP  MI FPGA2                  0x02        0x02             No
    The above modules require upgrade.
    The switch will be reloaded at the end of the upgrade
    Do you want to continue (y/n) ?  [n] y
    
    Proceeding to upgrade Modules.
    
    Starting Module 1 EPLD Upgrade
    
    Module 1 : IO FPGA [Programming] : 100.00% (     64 of      64 sectors)
    Module 1 EPLD upgrade is successful.
    Module        Type  Upgrade-Result
    ------  ------------------  --------------
         1         SUP         Success
    
    
    EPLDs upgraded.
    
    Module 1 EPLD upgrade is successful.
    
  8. After the switch reboot, log in again and verify that the new version of EPLD loaded successfully.
    Example
    cs2# show version module 1 epld
    
    EPLD Device                     Version
    ---------------------------------------
    MI FPGA                          0x7
    IO FPGA                          0x19
    MI FPGA2                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2
    GEM FPGA                         0x2