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Offline JaySmith

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Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« on: May 20, 2014, 06:40:42 PM »
I'm finally in a position where I can perform my upgrade. However in my manual it doens't show how to go about it. Can I transfer the image over the serial cable? I know 9600baud would be quite slow for 4mb, but the only machine that still has a serial port is quite old and both switch and machine are not on the network.

Edit: I've set up a tftp server, and tested a connect from another machine. When I go into software download and specify the file name, diagnostic image filename, ip, it says error reading image file.
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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 07:33:19 PM »
Put an temporary IP address on the switch; there are multiple methods of performing this, either by allowing the switch to get it via DHCP or hard-code it.  Once you have an IP address, you can then download the diag and agent firmware from your TFTP server via one of the Ethernet ports, while still accessing the CLI through your serial connection.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 07:36:33 PM »
Thanks. I'm going through the config and where I could set a dhcp address on my 5510, the 5520 does not have that option. Under IP Configruation/Setup I have BootP Always, BootP Disabled, BootP or Last Address, BootP when Needed. Sorry for my ignorance, this is a bit beyond hte norm for me.

Here's the screen: http://i.imgur.com/TipL83r.png

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 07:40:41 PM »
I tried this too:
download address <x.x.x.x> diag <diag-name> no-reset

download address <x.x.x.x> image <image-name>

however it says Invalid Input detected at ^ marker, where the ^ points to the d in download. However I get the same error when I enter commands, but then after i help ? i can use the commands command.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 07:47:30 PM »
Ok, when i go into the cli, i try to ping a machine that is connected to the switch, and it comes back with the host is not reachable.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 08:56:29 PM »
I got it to work after a great deal of hassle. Was at fw 4.2.0.11 sw 4.2.1.004, just loaded up fw 5.0.0.2 sw 5.0.0.010. Time to continue the upgrade path.

Managed to get to 6.3.3.040sw and 6.0.0.18fw, my 6.6 software image has an invalid checksum it seems. Still far better than what I started out with.
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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 10:39:16 AM »
Currently the highest a 5500 switch can go is v6.3.3 as of today.  The v6.6 software is for 5600 switches only.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »
The DHCP IP options didn't show up until later software versions - more than likely wasn't there in software version 4.x.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 10:51:43 AM »
Thanks for the info. My image name is 5xxx_660006.img, so I assumed it would work on the 5500 series. Also it was packaged with 5xxx_60018_diags.bin which loaded fine. When I try to load 5xxx_660006.img or 5xxx_60007s.img it says the checksum is bad.

After i reached 5.1.x I did get the ability for dhcp as well.

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 11:32:35 AM »
I do have a question though. Multi-link trunks now seem to be under LACP, which I'm guessing is link aggregation control panel. I'm trying to set up my LAGs but i'm not familiar with this interface. Is there a manual somewhere for the new interface?

This is where I'm at:
http://i.imgur.com/C9dsVne.jpg

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Re: Upgrade Procedure for 5500 series
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 03:38:41 PM »
MLT and LACP links all show up in the MLT/LACP control panel.  But to configure LACP on ports I find it much easier to just bring up the individual ports in question one at a time and go to their LACP tabs.  LAG's ports are grouped by the same actor admin key.  So any ports using the same key belong to the same LAG.  Of course all ports in a LAG need to have the same VLAN's and tagged or untagged port status.  Once enabled and running, a working LAG should have the status:

"ActorOperState: lacpActivity,aggregation,synchronization,collecting,distributing "

Unless you need it, I wouldn't use short timeouts.

Here's a document to help you out.
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100123693