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Offline superbaim

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Core Switch Upgrade ?
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:50:46 AM »
I have ERS 8600 with this module
- 8692SF without supermezz
- 8630 GBR
- 8648 GTR
- Software 4.1

i want to upgrade to Software 7.1 advance plus 10G Module, Which module i must buy ?


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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 12:37:03 PM »
You must have the SuperMezz daughter board installed in your 8692SF to run v7.x software ( part# DS1411025-E5 ).  Your other cards look to be fine to me.  Not sure, but you may have to upgrade to high-speed fans in the chassis if you put the SuperMezz card in...  Avaya also wants you to be using a 256MB flash card for v7.1 if your not now.

Also, check your power supplies.  Supported power supplies are 8004AC, 8004DC, 8005AC, 8005DI AC, 8005DI DC and 8005DC.

As for your software, you can upgrade directly to v7.1 from v4.1.8 .  So you might be looking at a two step upgrade.

Check the following link for all the notes and erratas on v7.1

https://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100128493

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 04:17:29 AM »
thx, i dont have daughter card and my software version 4.1.0.0

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 12:30:15 PM »
You will have to upgrade from your current v4.1.0.0 to v4.1.8.0 then to v7.1.1 ( I assume ).  There are implications for jumping from v4.1 code to v7.1, so be sure to review all the release notes, and then read them again.

Also had another thought...  Is your chassis an old "standard" chassis, or would you have one of the newer "high performance" chassis?  The older chassis has limitations on what speed of cards it can use in slots 1 and 10 where as the newer one can use all slots at full speed.

" Use the CLI command show sys info or the ACLI command show sys-info to show the chassis revision
number. The HwRev field indicates if the chassis is High Performance or Standard."

In an 8010 chassis if it's hardware revision is 06 or greater it is a high performance model.

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »
HwRev : 06 , My Reason want to upgrade is i want to install 10G Module, can i directly upgrade to software 5, what is the most stable version for software 5 ?

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 10:42:50 PM »
OK, with a high performance chassis then you should be able to use your 10Gig cards in any slot. 

As to software, well I know a lot of people happily using v5.1.3.1.  We are using v5.1.5.1 on most of our core routers.  There is the v5.1.7 release that came out a month ago and is a huge bug-fix.  I have heard a few people who have already tried it and they all say good things.  Maybe read over the release notes for v5.1.7 and see if any of the fixes in it would be of interest to you. That might be the better way to judge.

If you twisted my arm to force me to say which one I would go for, it would be v5.1.3.1  If your adventurous, look at v5.1.7

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 07:12:01 PM »
I have two 8600's running 7.1.1.0.  Recently upgraded from 7.1.0.0 for stability reasons. If you really want to go to ver 7 code, go to 7.1.1.0. There are two 10G blades you can look at the 8683XLR or the 8612XLRS. depending on your need. While the 12 port blade offers more ports it has a 4 to 1 contention ratio, the 3 port blade is non blocking. We have been running the 8683XLR blades on 4.1.8.3 and it was nice and stable.
We jumped from 4 to 7 but now plan to stay here for a while. (Unless we find a bug.)
The 3 port blade doesn't require the high speed fan trays, the 12 port blade does.

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 03:30:55 AM »
I want to cluster and upgrade ers 8600, my first core have HwRev:08 and my second have HwRev:50 , can i cluster with different HwRev ? and can i upgrade software and use module 10G ?

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 04:30:14 AM »
I cant comment on the hardware revisions, but I'll have a look when I'm back at work next week what our revisions are. You shouldn't  need to upgrade the software to run the 10G blade (recommend reading the release notes for you current version as to what blades are supported.)  we were running the 3 port 10G blades on ver 3.x code in our 8600's.

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 02:06:19 PM »
we were running the 3 port 10G blades on ver 3.x code in our 8600's.

If you are referring to the 8683XLR I believe you need to be running at least 4.x software although I could be wrong.

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Re: Core Switch Upgrade ?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 03:02:32 PM »
Different chassis hardware revision have no impact on clustering 8600's.  As long as both units can run the same software, you are fine.