Downloading and installing the Cisco switch NX-OS software

You must download the switch operating system file and RCF file to each switch in the MetroCluster IP configuration.

Before you begin

This task requires file transfer software, such as FTP, TFTP, SFTP, or SCP, to copy the files to the switches.

About this task

These steps must be repeated on each of the IP switches in the MetroCluster IP configuration.

You must use the supported switch software version.

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Procedure

  1. Download the supported NX-OS software file.
  2. Copy the switch software to the switch: copy sftp://root@server-ip-address/tftpboot/NX-OS-file-name bootflash: vrf management
    In this example, the nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin file is copied from SFTP server 10.10.99.99 to the local bootflash:
    IP_switch_A_1# copy sftp://root@10.10.99.99/tftpboot/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin bootflash: vrf management
    root@10.10.99.99's password: password
    sftp> progress
    Progress meter enabled
    sftp> get   /tftpboot/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin  /bootflash/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
    Fetching /tftpboot/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin to /bootflash/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
    /tftpboot/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin                 100%  666MB   7.2MB/s   01:32
    sftp> exit
    Copy complete, now saving to disk (please wait)...
  3. Verify on each switch that the switch NX-OS files are present in each switch's bootflash directory: dir bootflash:
    The following example shows that the files are present on IP_switch_A_1:
    IP_switch_A_1# dir bootflash:
                      .
                      .
                      .
      698629632    Jun 13 21:37:44 2017  nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
                      .
                      .
                      .
    
    Usage for bootflash://sup-local
     1779363840 bytes used
    13238841344 bytes free
    15018205184 bytes total
    IP_switch_A_1#
  4. Install the switch software: install all nxos bootflash:nxos.version-number.bin
    The switch will reload (reboot) automatically after the switch software has been installed.
    The following example shows the software installation on IP_switch_A_1:
    IP_switch_A_1# install all nxos bootflash:nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
    Installer will perform compatibility check first. Please wait.
    Installer is forced disruptive
    
    Verifying image bootflash:/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin for boot variable "nxos".
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Verifying image type.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Preparing "nxos" version info using image bootflash:/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
    
    Preparing "bios" version info using image bootflash:/nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin.
    [####################] 100% -- SUCCESS       [####################] 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                7.0(3)I4(1)         7.0(3)I4(6)   yes
         1        bios         v04.24(04/21/2016)  v04.24(04/21/2016)   no
    
    
    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
    
    
    Finishing the upgrade, switch will reboot in 10 seconds.
    IP_switch_A_1#
  5. Wait for the switch to reload and then log in to the switch.
    After the switch has rebooted the login prompt is displayed:
    User Access Verification
    IP_switch_A_1 login: admin
    Password:
    Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (C) 2002-2017, Cisco and/or its affiliates.
    All rights reserved.
    .
    .
    .
    MDP database restore in progress.
    IP_switch_A_1#
    
    The switch software is now installed.
  6. Verify that the switch software has been installed: show version
    The following example shows the output:
    IP_switch_A_1# show version
    Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
    TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
    Copyright (C) 2002-2017, Cisco and/or its affiliates.
    All rights reserved.
    .
    .
    .
    
    Software
      BIOS: version 04.24
      NXOS: version 7.0(3)I4(6)   <<< switch software version
      BIOS compile time:  04/21/2016
      NXOS image file is: bootflash:///nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
      NXOS compile time:  3/9/2017 22:00:00 [03/10/2017 07:05:18]
    
    
    Hardware
      cisco Nexus 3132QV Chassis
      Intel(R) Core(TM) i3- CPU @ 2.50GHz with 16401416 kB of memory.
      Processor Board ID FOC20123GPS
    
      Device name: A1
      bootflash:   14900224 kB
      usb1:               0 kB (expansion flash)
    
    Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 1 minute(s), 49 second(s)
    
    Last reset at 403451 usecs after  Mon Jun 10 21:43:52 2017
    
      Reason: Reset due to upgrade
      System version: 7.0(3)I4(1)
      Service:
    
    plugin
      Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin
    IP_switch_A_1#
  7. Repeat these steps on the remaining three IP switches in the MetroCluster IP configuration.