Preparing the controller for a cluster switch upgrade

You can use this procedure to prepare the controller for a Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch upgrade.

Steps

  1. Connect the cluster switch to the management network.
  2. Use the ping command to verify connectivity to the server hosting EFOS, licenses, and the RCF.
    If this is an issue, use a nonrouted network and configure the service port using IP address 192.168.x or 172.19.x. You can reconfigure the service port to the production management IP address later.
    Example
    This example verifies that the switch is connected to 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. Verify that the cluster ports are healthy and have a link using the command: network port show -ipspace Cluster
    Example
    The following example shows the type of output with all ports having a Link value of up and a Health Status of healthy:
    cluster1::> network port show -ipspace Cluster
    
    Node: node1
                                                                        Ignore
                                                   Speed(Mbps) Health   Health
    Port   IPspace      Broadcast Domain Link MTU  Admin/Oper  Status   Status
    ------ ------------ ---------------- ---- ---- ----------- -------- ------
    e0a    Cluster      Cluster          up   9000  auto/10000 healthy  false
    e0b    Cluster      Cluster          up   9000  auto/10000 healthy  false
    
    Node: node2
                                                                        Ignore
                                                   Speed(Mbps) Health   Health
    Port   IPspace      Broadcast Domain Link MTU  Admin/Oper  Status   Status
    -----  ------------ ---------------- ---- ---- ----------- -------- ------
    e0a    Cluster      Cluster          up   9000  auto/10000 healthy  false
    e0b    Cluster      Cluster          up   9000  auto/10000 healthy  false
    
    	4 entries were displayed.
  4. Verify that the cluster LIFs are administratively and operationally up and reside on their home ports, using the command: network interface show -vserver Cluster
    Example
    In this example, the -vserver parameter displays information about the LIFs that are associated with cluster ports. Status Admin/Oper must be up and Is Home must be true:
    cluster1::>network interface show -vserver Cluster
    
              Logical      Status     Network             Current       Current Is
    Vserver   Interface    Admin/Oper Address/Mask        Node          Port    Home
    --------- ----------   ---------- ------------------  ------------- ------- ----
    Cluster
              node1_clus1 
                           up/up      169.254.217.125/16  node1         e0a     true
              node1_clus2 
                           up/up      169.254.205.88/16   node1         e0b     true
              node2_clus1 
                           up/up      169.254.252.125/16  node2         e0a     true
              node2_clus2 
                           up/up      169.254.110.131/16  node2         e0b     true
    
    	4 entries were displayed.