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Cristian_F_CCSM
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Info about VSX upgrade to R81.x

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Hello, before upgrade from, for example, r80.40 to r81.10, the first step is use "vsx_util upgrade" utility from SMS/MDM.

This info is clear and indcated in the "Installation and Upgrade Guide R81" document.

In the VSX R81 Admin Guide, about "vsx_util upgrade" is also indicated: "After the command finishes, you must run the vsx_util reconfigure command".

This part isn't indicated in the "Installation and Upgrade Guide R81" document.

About your experience, "vsx_util upgrade" is sufficent or, after this, we need to use also "vsx_util reconfigure"?

Thanks

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Alex-
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vsx_util upgrade will upgrade the database on the management station.

After this, you need to upgrade your VSX appliances. vsx_util reconfigure is run in the case you have a freshly installed appliance with the corresponding physical interfaces configured (bonds for instance) to convert to VSX. If you go with in-place upgrade running CPUSE, you won't need to reconfigure them.

Beware you need to manually re-input extra VS configuration like DHCP relays or dynamic routing, only done on CLI.

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Alex-
Advisor

vsx_util upgrade will upgrade the database on the management station.

After this, you need to upgrade your VSX appliances. vsx_util reconfigure is run in the case you have a freshly installed appliance with the corresponding physical interfaces configured (bonds for instance) to convert to VSX. If you go with in-place upgrade running CPUSE, you won't need to reconfigure them.

Beware you need to manually re-input extra VS configuration like DHCP relays or dynamic routing, only done on CLI.

genisis__
Advisor

Additionally the very first thing:

- snapshot the Management server

- snapshot the VSX appliances

and if possible store these offline.  If you need to rollback then you will need to do a snapshot restore.

Cristian_F_CCSM
Contributor

OK, thanks, is clear and logic.

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Boaz_Orshav
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Employee

Hi

  Notice that it is much easier to use the Smart Console in order to upgrade your VSX

  You can upload the new version to the management (Manage & Settings -> Package repository -> New and then either download from download center or brose the package)

  Then simply right click the VSX and select actions -> version upgrade

  No need to do vsx_util upgrade nor reconfigure. The Smart Console shall do it for you.

 Boaz

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Cristian_F_CCSM
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Hello, thanks for reply.

With this procedure (upgrade via Smart Console) we can opgrade only the enteire cluster, correct?

If I need to use MVC the only way at the moment is "legacy" mode via CPUSE, can you confirm?


Thanks

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