How to Upgrade SmartFabric OS10 via cli


Download the latest SmartFabric OS10 operating system.

Before we upgrade SmartFabric OS10 operating system on our switches we need to get the latest compatible OS10 version. The latest version of SmartFabric OS10 Enterprise Edition software is located on the Force10 Networks portal here. If you plan to upgrade SmartFabric OS10 with VxRail then you should consult the guide here. This matrix tracks the OS10 Switch Operating system version, OMNI plugin version and VxRail software that align.

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show version

OS10# show version
Dell EMC Networking OS10-Enterprise
Copyright (c) 1999-2019 by Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
OS Version:
Build Version:
Build Time: 2019-06-10T09:54:17-0700
System Type: S4112F-ON
Architecture: x86_64
Up Time: 00:39:25

show switch-operating-mode

OS10# show switch-operating-mode

Switch-Operating-Mode : Full Switch Mode

Note that I was rebuilding a new SmartFabric VxRail cluster so I did not want to retain the existing switch configuration. I wanted to demonstrate installing VxRail and SmartFabric using the automated deployment on the latest hardware. By using the script – I am destroying the configuration of the existing switch.


System bash

image install  usb://

OS10# image install usb://OS10_Enterprise_10.5.0.2/PKGS_OS10-Enterprise-
Install started.
Use ‘show image status’ for updates

show image status

OS10# show image status

Image Upgrade State: install

Installation State: install

State Detail: In progress: Installing
Task Start: 2019-11-20T18:43:30Z
Task End: 0000-00-00T00:00:00Z

boot system standby

OS10# boot system standby

OS10# reload

show boot

OS10# show boot

Current system image information:

Type Boot Type Active Standby Next-Boot

Node-id 1 Flash Boot [A] [B] [B] standby

write memory

OS10# write memory


admin@OS10:~$ sudo -d 10 -m 2222 -j 1/1/1

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

Turning on SmartFabric Services will reset the switch and erase any existing network configuration.
In SmartFabric Mode, users can only configure a limited system level settings manually. All network configuration will be driven by SmartFabric Services.

These are the values that will be applied in the VxRail personality after the reboot –

The domain value will be chosen as 10.
The uplink lag will be in static mode and members are default for the platform – ethernet1/1/13.
The ICL members will be the default for the platform – ethernet1/1/14,ethernet1/1/15.
The management VLAN will be 2222.
The jumpbox interface will be chosen as ethernet1/1/1.

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