I am preparing to upgrade our SA-2500 from 6.5R6 to 7.2R3 at the moment. I can't for the life of me find any pitfalls that I should worry about which makes me a little nervous. In looks like one file upgrade too, no bootloader or similar. This is my first upgrade to this unit as this is a new job. Am I missing something or will it be that smooth?
Yes, I know, I just invited murphy to the party.
You always have an option to roll back.
My suggestion is to backup your config first
Maintenance--> import/export--> configuration, user, xml tabs
also as a rule of thumb I never update to the latest firmware revision always at least 1 or 2 iderations behind.
Fyi we currently have
in our enviroment with the highest rev on the boxes at 7.1.R2
hope that helps.
Make sure your steps are not too great!
Advise (as I always understood from Juniper) is to do it per 1 minor (so behind the dot) at the time!
Furthermore make sure you connect the console as the path you're taking will take some time (where you might have the fealing the box is doing nothing....however it's converting it's file system....which can take quote some time depending your log size)
Thanks, right now I don't get many maintenance windows so I try to update as far as I can go. I may back off a little and use 7.2R1 or R2 though.
I did not know about the rollback option so that is nice to know about. The configs are backed up by an automated process but I think I will do a manual one as well right before.
I had read about the log delay so I was planning to backup the logs and then wipe them out before hand. The documentation seemed to indicate that I could jump straight from 6.5 to 7.2 is that not correct? Or did you mean that you have to apply the R1 and then R2, R3 and so on per build?
about a month ago I dusted off a 2500 and upgraded it from 6.-something to 7.2. I did not try doing it in one jump, as we have had our SA units hang before, when going to far at once. I grabbed a few builds, and upgraded in steps, where I went to the highest R# of a major number that I started in, then went to the next major number, say 6.3R7 to 6.4R5. Or something along those lines. It took a little time, but I had cleared all of the logs first, and this SA had no user settings to save.
You can refer to the document http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/software/ive/guides/howtos/How_To_Junos_Pulse_Secure_Access_Cluster_... if it is a cluster
Clearing the log file is recommended before upgrade, go straight from 6.5r6 to 7.2x as you will want the rollback version to be 6.5r6.Refer the release notes of 7.2r4 for known fixes as it is recommended to go the highest maintenance release as that will have the maximum fixes