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Dawei_Ye
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upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

Hi guys,

We have got a plan to upgrade our VSX Gateways to R80.10 from R77.20.

and also we are going to replace two old 13500 running VSX Cluster to two 15600 appliances.

There are two virtual systems running VSLS on this VSX Cluster.

I know the 'vsx_util reconfigure' could use to replace the hardware ,but 15600 didn't support R77.20.

Have you guys any experience on this workaround?

Thanks.

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Re: upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

You can do both - HW and SW upgrade the same time. It would be very similar to steps I described here R77.30 VSX appliance upgrade to R80.10 

In nutshell

  • install R80.10 on new boxes 
  • preconfigure both with GAIA settings (interfaces, users, DNS, routing for VS0, backups, licenses etc)
  • switch management cable on standby to the new box
  • upgrade VSX object version in management to R80.10 using vsx_util
  • do vsx_util reconfigure on the new box
  • update any CoreXL / SecureXL params like affinity
  • plug in remaining cables
  • cutover (I don't think you will be able to use connectivity upgrade due to different HW versions)
  • repeat vsx_util reconfigure on the new box, connect mgmt cable
  • update any CoreXL / SecureXL params like affinity
  • plug in remaing cables
  • failover back to verify other box

We normally use lab to preconfigure and prebuild VSX boxes fully so during upgrade we only swap cables Smiley Happy but not many have that luxury

Re: upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

if you  are willing to wait I can post detailed instructions within couple of weeks as we will do exactly the same Smiley Happy

Dawei_Ye
Copper

Re: upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

Hi Kaspars,

Sorry for late reply,and I am hangning on other things these days.

Thanks for your sharing.I will try the workaround on my lab,too.

Expecting your detailed instructions.

Re: upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

Would love to see these instructions as well.  Running into something similar soon as well.

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Re: upgrade VSX to R80.10 and replace the hardware

On hold for couple of weeks, summer holidays Smiley Happy but sure enough they are coming

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