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HP ProCurve Switch -- How to update software with dual management modules installed on Switch 8212zl and 8206zl

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Title:

HP ProCurve Switch -- How to update software with dual management modules installed on Switch 8212zl and 8206zl

Available Part Numbers:

J9091A ProCurve Switch 8212zl Chassis and Fan Tray,J9092A ProCurve Switch 8200zl Management Module

Issue Description:

This article describes the best practice for updating 8200ZL switch software with dual management modules installed with mimimum downtime.

Solution:

This article describes the best practice for updating 8200ZL switch software with dual management modules installed with mimimum downtime.

Solution

1. Copy new software to primary or secondary flash memory on acitive management module:

a. USB – 8200zl#copy usb flash K_13_63.swi pri

b. TFTP – 8200zl#copy tftp flash 15.255.120.85 k_13_63.swi pri

After downloading a new software version to either the primary or secondary flash of the active management module, the software version is immediately copied to the corresponding flash (primary or secondary) of the standby module unless the standby module failed selftest or redundancy was disabled with the no redundancy management-module command.

2. Make sure boot setting is configured to boot to correct flash software was copied to.

a. 8200zl#boot set-default flash primary

b. 8200zl# write memory

This change will also be synchronized to standby management module.

3. Boot standby module

a. 8200zl#boot standby

This does not interrupt current switch operations yet. After the standby management module has rebooted and is back in standby mode (you can verify this using the show redundancy command).

Example during reboot. Refer to yellow highlighted area, status is unknown.

4. Perform Switchover

a. 8200zl# redundancy switchover

This causes a switchover to the management module that received the new software version, which becomes the active management module. This method incurs the least amount of network downtime for booting. If downtime is not an issue, use the boot system command. Both management modules will then be running the new software version.

5. Both management modules are now updated to new software. If two step update is required repeat steps 1 through 4 again installing K.14.34 software. K.14.34 is the minimum software required for 8206zl.

Note: When a bootROM is updated with software after the boot standby command is entered the switch will reboot twice, first to update the BootROM to new version, and then to load the updated system software. Following file copy to the switch flash and initiation of the boot standby command, no additional user intervention is needed. Do not interrupt power to the switch during this important update. Please see the release notes for additional information.

Modified Date:

2009-09-23

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