How to upgrade or install an Ace service module OS from the supervisor engine of a VSS pair

Scope

This document will show you how to upgrade or install an Ace service module OS from the supervisor engine of a VSS pair,
This procedure is to be performed, if the Ace server module do not boot from the internal flash or if the version of the OS is incompatible with the supervisor engine IOS release

Disclaimer

  • Please note that this procedure will disrupt traffic and must be performed in a maintenance window.
  • That 2 ACE service module are installed in a HA cluster
  • Backup of the active Ace service module is recommended before beginning this procedure.
  • This procedure has been tested in a lab environment and the author can not guarantee that it will work in your environment

Prerequisites

Before proceeding with the configuration, you will need the following info.

  •  Console access to the Ace server
  •  FTP server
  •  Ace server OS Image
  •  A Cisco compact flash disk

Cisco cf

  •  Physical access to both Catalyst 6500 of the VSS pair

Topology

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ACE service module are installed on blade 5 of each chassis

Step 1  Copy Ace Os image to Cisco compact flash:

On the active chassis supervisor

  1. Insert compact flash into the disk0: slot of the supervisor module
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  2. type the command copy ftp://ipaddress/directory/nameimage.ext disk0:/nameimage.ext
  3. Validate that the file is present
    1. dir disk0:

Step 2, Boot Ace service module from Supervisor engine

This step have 2 scenario depending if the defective ACE service module is on the active or standby chassis

Scenario 1 Boot defective ACE service module on the active supervisor chassis

On the active supervisor

  1. Type the command
    1. conf t
    2. boot device switch 2 module 5 disk0:nameimage.ext
    3. end
    4. hw-module switch 2 module 5 boot rom-monitor
    5. Reboot the Ace server
      1. remove and reseat the module or type the following command
        1. conf t
        2. no power enable switch 2 module
        3. power enable switch 2 module 5
  2. Connect to Ace server module console port
  3. Wait for the prompt ROMMON
    1. type boot eobc:
    2. type reset
    3. Boot image should be downloaded from the supervisor engine. After the boot is complete you should be back to the initial ACE module configuration (If new module) or hopefully a functional configuration
    4. remove compact flash from the supervisor engine and store it safely

Scenario 2 Boot Ace module on the standby supervisor engine chassis

On the active supervisor

  1. Type the command
    1. conf t
    2. boot device switch 1 module 5 disk0:nameimage.ext
    3. end
    4. hw-module switch 1 module 5 boot rom-monitor
  2. Reboot the Ace server
  3. remove and reseat the module or type the following command
    1. conf t
    2.  no power enable switch 1 module
    3. power enable switch 1 module 5
  4. Remove compact flash from the active supervisor (switch 2) and insert in the passive supervisor (switch 1)
  5. Connect to Ace server module console port
  6. Wait for the prompt ROMMON
    1. type boot eobc
    2. type reset
    3. Boot image should be downloaded from the supervisor engine. After the boot is complete you should be back to the initial ACE module configuration (If new module) or hopefully a functional configuration
    4. remove compact flash from the supervisor engine and store it safely

Step 3 Copy new Ace OS image to Ace module

From the Ace Prompt

  1. copy ACE OS Image from ftp or tftp server
    1. copy ftp: image: or copy tftp: image:
      1. supply required information
  2. On the active supervisor, type the following command
    1. hw-module switch 1 module 5 boot flash or hw-module switch 2 module 5 boot flash
  3. reboot the ace server
    1. type reload

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