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Overview of upgrade process for BES-53248 switches

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Before configuring BES-53248 cluster switches for an upgrade, review the configuration overview.

To upgrade a BES-53248 cluster switch, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the BES-53248 cluster switch for upgrade. Prepare the controller, and then install the EFOS software, licenses, and reference configuration file (RCF). Last, verify the configuration.

  2. Install the EFOS software. Download and install the Ethernet Fabric OS (EFOS) software on the BES-53248 cluster switch.

  3. Install licenses for BES-53248 cluster switches. Optionally, add new ports by purchasing and installing more licenses. The switch base model is licensed for 16 10GbE or 25GbE ports and two 100GbE ports.

  4. Install the Reference Configuration File (RCF). Install or upgrade the RCF on the BES-53248 cluster switch, and then verify the ports for an additional license after the RCF is applied.

  5. Install the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) configuration file. Install the applicable configuration file for cluster switch health monitoring.

  6. Enable SSH on BES-53248 cluster switches. If you use the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) and log collection features, enable SSH on the switches.

  7. Enable the log collection feature. Use this feature to collect switch-related log files in ONTAP.

  8. Verify the configuration. Use the recommended commands to verify operations after a BES-53248 cluster switch upgrade.