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Configuring the JUNOS Software to Upgrade and Downgrade Switch Interface Boards on a TX Matrix Router

The JUNOS Software does not support mixed mode operation of Switch Interface Boards (SIBs). To successfully upgrade 1.0 SIBs to 2.0 SIBs in a TX Matrix environment, you must force all newly installed 2.0 SIBs to operate in 1.0 mode until the upgrade is complete.

  1. Configuring the JUNOS Software to Upgrade Switch Interface Boards on a TX Matrix Router
  2. Configuring the JUNOS Software to Downgrade Switch Interface Boards on a TX Matrix Router

Configuring the JUNOS Software to Upgrade Switch Interface Boards on a TX Matrix Router

To configure the TX Matrix router to support a SIB upgrade, include the fabric upgrade-mode statement at the [edit chassis] hierarchy level and commit the changes to update the configuration. Configuration changes that you commit on the TX Matrix router are propagated to all T640 routers.

[edit chassis]user@host# set chassis fabric upgrade-modeuser@host# commit

The fabric upgrade-mode statement instructs the newly installed 2.0 boards to operate in 1.0 mode. When all 1.0 boards have been replaced by 2.0 boards, remove the fabric upgrade-mode statement from the configuration hierarchy, and commit the changes again.

[edit chassis]user@host# delete chassis fabric upgrade-modeuser@host# commit

Use the request chassis sib (offline | online) command sequence to power cycle the newly installed 2.0 SIBs.

user@host> request chassis sib offline slot slot-numberuser@host> request chassis sib online slot slot-number

As the system discovers each new board, the 2.0 ASIC enables 2.0 features, and the upgrade is complete.

Configuring the JUNOS Software to Downgrade Switch Interface Boards on a TX Matrix Router

To downgrade your 2.0 SIBs to 1.0 SIBs, follow the upgrade procedure. When you replace the first 2.0 SIB with a 1.0 SIB, the system operates in a downgraded 1.0 mode until all 2.0 SIBs are replaced, and the newly installed 1.0 SIBs are power cycled using a request chassis sib (offline | online) command sequence.

Note: The TX Matrix switch fabric supports 2.0 SIBs for enabling Gigabit FPC-4 and Type 4 PICs. Gigabit FPC-4 devices are not compatible with 1.0 SIBs. Therefore, if you are planning to downgrade from 2.0 SIBs to 1.0 SIBs, you must take all Gigabit FPC-4 devices offline to ensure that the link between the new SIBs and the FPC does not fail.


Published: 2010-04-26

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