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[EX] How to install software on a mixed-mode Virtual Chassis consisting of EX4200 and EX4500

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Article ID: KB34786 KB Last Updated: 18 Dec 2019Version: 1.0
Summary:

This article provides the step-by-step procedure for upgrading a mixed-mode Virtual Chassis that consists of EX4200 and EX4500 devices.

 

Symptoms:

When attempting to upgrade a mixed-mode Virtual Chassis (EX4500 and EX4200), you will get an error message indicating that mixed-mode is detected and that in order to perform the upgrade, you need to use the set command to specify an EX4200 and an EX4500 image to upgrade.

{master:3}
root@EX-VC> request system software add set /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz

[Jul 10 07:02:29]: Retrieving software images. This process can take several minutes. Please be patient..
[Jul 10 07:02:29]: Mixed mode detected. Please use the request system software add with set command to specify an EX4200 and an EX4500 image to upgrade

root@EX-VC> show virtual-chassis

Virtual Chassis ID: b9ba.c8b5.4190
Virtual Chassis Mode: Mixed
                                                Mstr           Mixed Route Neighbor List
Member ID  Status   Serial No    Model          prio  Role      Mode  Mode ID  Interface
0 (FPC 0)  Prsnt    BR0210152622 ex4200-24f     254   Backup       Y  VC   1  vcp-0      
1 (FPC 1)  Prsnt    GG0210399037 ex4500-40f     128   Linecard     Y  VC   0  vcp-1      
                                                                           2  vcp-0      
2 (FPC 2)  Prsnt    CJ0213154681 ex4200-48t     128   Linecard     Y  VC   3  vcp-0      
                                                                           1  vcp-1      
3 (FPC 3)  Prsnt    BR0209404763 ex4200-24f     255   Master*      Y  VC   2  vcp-1      

Member ID for next new member: 4 (FPC 4)

 

Solution:

Use the following example for the step-by-step upgrade procedure:

  1. Copy both images to the VC from the Juniper Support site.

  2. Verify that the packages are present in the desired directory:

{master:3}
root@EX-VC> file list /var/tmp/ detail                                             

/var/tmp/:
total blocks: 541000
drwxr-xr-x  2 root  field        512 Jul 9  18:05 .schema-cache/
drwxrwxr-x  2 root  wheel        512 Dec 31  2009 .snap/
drwxrwxrwx  2 root  wheel        512 Dec 31  2009 install/
-rw-r--r--  1 root  field  138306987 Jul 10 05:41 jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  field  138522146 Sep 15  2018 jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz
  1. Use the following command to install the new packages: request system software add set [package (package)].

{master:3}
root@EX-VC> request system software add set [/var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz]               

[Jul 10 07:25:44]: Retrieving software images. This process can take several minutes. Please be patient..

Retrieving version and model information from /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz

Retrieving version and model information from /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz

Checking pending install on fpc1
Pushing bundle /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz to fpc1

Validating on fpc1
Done with validate of </var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz> on VC members

fpc1:
Verify the signature of the new package
Verified jinstall-ex-4500-15.1R7-S2-domestic.tgz signed by PackageProductionRSA_2018 method RSA2048+SHA1
WARNING: A reboot is required to install the software
WARNING:     Use the 'request system reboot' command immediately

Checking pending install on fpc0

Checking pending install on fpc2

Checking pending install on fpc3
Pushing bundle /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz to fpc0
Pushing bundle /var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz to fpc2

Validating on fpc0

Validating on fpc2

Validating on fpc3
Done with validate of </var/tmp/jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic-signed.tgz> on VC members

fpc0:
Verify the signature of the new package
Verified jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic.tgz signed by PackageProductionRSA_2018 method RSA2048+SHA1
WARNING: A reboot is required to install the software
WARNING:     Use the 'request system reboot' command immediately

fpc2:
Verify the signature of the new package
Verified jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic.tgz signed by PackageProductionRSA_2018 method RSA2048+SHA1
WARNING: A reboot is required to install the software
WARNING:     Use the 'request system reboot' command immediately

fpc3:
Verify the signature of the new package
Verified jinstall-ex-4200-15.1R7-S2-domestic.tgz signed by PackageProductionRSA_2018 method RSA2048+SHA1
WARNING: A reboot is required to install the software
WARNING:     Use the 'request system reboot' command immediately
  1. Reboot all members to complete the installation.

root@EX-VC> request system reboot all-members at now
Reboot the system at now? [yes,no] (no) yes

Rebooting fpc0

Rebooting fpc1

Rebooting fpc2
Shutdown NOW!
[pid 5176]

{master:3}
root@EX-VC>                                                                                
*** FINAL System shutdown message from root@EX-VC ***                       

System going down IMMEDIATELY
  1. Verify the new code on all Virtual Chassis members.

{master:3}
root@EX-VC> show version
fpc0:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hostname: EX-VC
Model: ex4200-24f
Junos: 15.1R7-S2
JUNOS EX  Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS FIPS mode utilities [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Online Documentation [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS EX 4200 Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Web Management Platform Package [15.1R7-S2]

fpc1:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hostname: EX-VC
Model: ex4500-40f
Junos: 15.1R7-S2
JUNOS EX  Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS FIPS mode utilities [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Online Documentation [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS EX 4500 Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Web Management Platform Package [15.1R7-S2]
 
fpc2:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hostname: EX-VC
Model: ex4200-48t
Junos: 15.1R7-S2
JUNOS EX  Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
 JUNOS FIPS mode utilities [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Online Documentation [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS EX 4200 Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Web Management Platform Package [15.1R7-S2]

fpc3:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hostname: EX-VC                        
Model: ex4200-24f
Junos: 15.1R7-S2
JUNOS EX  Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS FIPS mode utilities [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Online Documentation [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS EX 4200 Software Suite [15.1R7-S2]
JUNOS Web Management Platform Package [15.1R7-S2]

 

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