Just wondering if anyone has any input on whether or not it is possible to jump from 6.5R3.1 (build 15255) straight to the latest rev and has anyone had any issues with the latest release?
There is documentation on how to upgrade, as a best practice you should hit 7.0 first and then upgrade to 7.0r4 there are several major changes from 6.5 to 7 so testing would be important.
with that said, i jumped from 6.5 to 7 and then to r4 and di not have any issues, but every environment is unique.
I'm also interested on feedback on upgrades to 7.0R4. JTAC's recommendation is currently 7.0R4 but my ability to test before upgrade is very limited (only have one box). I run 6.5R3.1 today. Has anyone bumped into any issues upgradeing from 6.5x to 7.0X?
We have a test and production box. The test box upgraded fine from 6.5. Our production box the power has to be pulled after rebooting it every time but it has been in production now for a few weeks with no issues.
Looking to go to 7.0R4.0 as well from 6.5R2.0, I see many mentioning Juniper best practice is go to 7.0R1.0 first and go to R4.0 after. I see mention of people going straight to 7.0R4.0 from 6.5R3.1 without issue has anyone done 6.5R2.0 without issue.
I would definitely NOT upgrade to 7.0R1 and then to 7.0RX - Here is why. You cannot downgrade from 7.X to 6.X. The configuration file is different and these type of downgrades are not supported.
I ran into an issue where Citrix was breaking badly with 7.0R1 and I was told to go to 7.0R2. Guess what? Didn't help. But now I couldn't rollback to 6.5X. The only solution to go back to 6.5X was to rebuild the box and use the backup files to restore!
that was my biggest concern was rollback, as if I follow their prefered route I will only be able to get back to 7.0R1.0 which I never trust an R1.0 of anything.