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Updating Cisco Prime 3.4 to 3.7

Posted by robd on March 06, 2020
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Well what a fun few days its been.  I’ve been on a mad mission to update our Cisco products, first I did Cisco ISE (I’ll try and blog about that later) and then Cisco Prime.

Here’s the Cisco Prime tac I took:

SSH to Prime

First thing first, backup Prime.  In my case that was on the prime server in the default repo.

copy NAMEofBACKUP.tar.gz ftp://10.1.1.2/

Next now ftp the update the file to prime:

copy FTP://10.1.1.2/PI-Upgrade-31x_32x_33x_34x_to_3.7.0.0.159.tar.gz disk:/defaultRepo

next check its there:

show repository defaultRepo

Now update:

application upgrade PI-Upgrade-31x_32x_33x_34x_to_3.7.0.0.159.tar.gz defaultRepo

Oh no ERROR:

ERROR : Please run the application upgrade from the system console to monitor upgrade progress. Use system monitor, serial terminal or a virtual console to initiate the upgrade.

You have to open the VM console!!!!!!!

Try again!

application upgrade PI-Upgrade-31x_32x_33x_34x_to_3.7.0.0.159.tar.gz defaultRepo

Ugh, its full.  Delete the old backups

Delete disk://BACKUP.tar.gz defaultRepo

Try again

application upgrade PI-Upgrade-31x_32x_33x_34x_to_3.7.0.0.159.tar.gz defaultRepo

Arggggh now what, stop Prime….

Ncs stop

Try again:

application upgrade PI-Upgrade-31x_32x_33x_34x_to_3.7.0.0.159.tar.gz defaultRepo

Now its working!!

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