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Understanding Software Upgrade on the QFabric System

The QFabric system software package contains software for the QFabric system infrastructure and for all of the different component devices in the QFabric system: Director group, Interconnect devices, and Node devices.

Operational Software Commands

The request system software download CLI command enables you to download the software package to various locations: for example, USB device, remote server, or FTP site.

The following CLI commands enable you to install the software for the Director group, Interconnect devices, Node devices, and the QFabric system infrastructure. You may need to specify the reboot option depending on which devices or QFabric infrastructure you are installing the software. The reboot option works differently depending on whether you install the software on the QFabric system infrastructure or on a particular device in the QFabric system.

  • request system software add component all

    This command installs software for the Director group, fabric control Routing Engine, fabric manager Routing Engine, Interconnect devices, and network and server Node groups.

  • request system software add component director-group

    This command installs software for the Director group and the default partition, which is where you access the QFabric system CLI.

  • request system software add component fabric

    This command installs the software for the fabric control Routing Engines and the Interconnect devices.

  • request system software add component node-group-name

    This command installs software for a server Node group or a network Node group.

Additionally, you can back up your current QFabric configuration file and installation-specific parameters using the request system software configuration-backup command. We recommend that you save this file to an external location, like an FTP site or USB device, but you can save it locally.

Operational Reboot Commands

The following commands enable you to reboot the entire QFabric system, various Node devices, or the QFabric system infrastructure:

  • request system reboot all

    This command reboots the Director group, fabric control Routing Engines, fabric manager Routing Engine, Interconnect devices, and network and server Node groups.

  • request system reboot director-group

    This command reboots the Director group and the default partition, which is where you access the QFabric system CLI.

  • request system reboot fabric

    This command reboots the fabric control Routing Engines and the Interconnect devices.

  • request system reboot node-group

    This command reboots a server Node group or a network node group.