Considering upgrading core x690’s to onie-22.5.1.7

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We have two x690 stacks mlag together (each stack is a 48 port sfp+ and 48 port 10g copper). They run the core of our network and use VRRP between them. I’m considering upgrading to the new release that came out on May 30th. It’s been almost 60 days now. Any reservations on this code level? All important uplinks are cross connected (mlag) between both cores. A few devices or links only have one handoff, but there’s a port reserved in the opposite stack preconfigured for those situations. I would just have to move those cables and the upgrade the one stack. Then move them back and upgrade the other.

How long is the stack down for? Should we wait a little longer, perhaps until the first patch level is released? What’s best practices? We have a lot of Cisco gear but would love to hear Extreme’s point of view. Looking forward to the ping protection feature which is fixed in 22.5.

Should I have XMC update the firmware, or log in and do it manually? I have an X460 test switch that upgraded smoothly via XMC.

Thanks for your advice
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Posted 4 weeks ago

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I am proposing this update in a maintenance window on Saturday August 25th after hours on our two core switch stacks.  Hopefully that is enough time from its release to consider this version baked. I may open a case with gtac just to gauge official opinion closer to that date.

Now both cores use vrrp and this will be our first true test while in production as the core of our network doing an update.  We've done it last year before it was in production so that is why I want to ensure this release will be a good one.


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Saturday August 25th is about a week away.  This post was here for 4 weeks and not a single response?  Is anybody out there?
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I've deployed this version and so far haven't seen any issues.  As for time to upgrade, I would hazard to guess 10 minutes, probably quicker, just depends on the usual variables.  If there is a boot prom upgrade involved it takes longer than an upgrade that doesn't.