Software upgrade of cnWave Mesh using onboard controller

This article explains the software upgrade procedure using an example mesh with four nodes

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  1. PoP node, V5000 Model

  2. DN, V5000 Model

  3. CN, V3000 Model

  4. CN, V1000 Model

Software package

  • Download the img files from the cnWave support site.
    1. cnwave60ghz-v5000-v3000-upgrd-<release>.img is for V5000 and V3000 platforms.

    2. cnwave60ghz-v1000-upgrd-<release>.img is for V1000 platform.

Upload the images

  • Login to the onboard controller and select ‘Software upgrade option’ as shown in the figure below

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  • Go to Images tab, click on upload button as show in figure below and upload both images one by one.

  • Both files will be listed as shown below

Prepare

This step downloads and flashes the image on the device. Since we have separate images for V1000 and V5000/V3000, it involves two steps.

Commit

  • Once all the devices are in flashed state, select all the nodes and click on commit

  • This step reboot all the selected devices. In this case, even the POP node. Upgrade takes about 7 minutes. Re-login to the onboard and check the Image version of all the devices.

FAQ

  1. Can I upgrade single node in the mesh?

    Though its recommended to run same SW version on all the mesh nodes, SW upgrade procedure allows to upgrade single or a set of nodes. Just select the required nodes in Prepare and Commit steps

  2. I don’t see any image in the drop down at Prepare step even though images were uploaded

    If V1000 and either V5000/V3000 are selected together, drop down will be empty as there is no single image supporting this combination. Please select only V1000s or only V5000/V3000s

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