Product Documentation

Upgrade to 9.3 With Working Virtual WAN Configuration

Jul 26, 2018

Note

Upgrading to 9.3 release is a multi-step process. Virtual WAN software is upgraded centrally from the MCN appliance using tar.gz  files.  Refer to the upgrade instructions in the following sections.

Prerequisites

     a.  Targeted appliances for upgrade to Enterprise Edition (1000-EE or 2000-EE) are required to have:
     - factory image of 9.0.0.x RTM build, if your appliance is WANOP edition which has been converted to Enterprise Edition using USB. See, Convert SD-WAN 1000 or 2000 WANOP to Enterprise Edition with USB.
     - factory image of 8.1.0.x RTM build and higher.
     b.  Have a valid SD-WAN license.
     c.  Have a working Virtual WAN configuration running 8.1.x, 9.0.x, 9.1.x, or 9.2.x build with virtual paths established from MCN to the branch sites.

Upgrade Procedure

  1.  On the MCN appliance, navigate to Configuration > Virtual WAN > Change Management.
  2.  Obtain applicable cb-vw_<APPLIANCE-MODEL>_9.3.X.tar.gz  file for all sites in the Virtual WAN network from Citrix download page for NetScaler SD-WAN Release 9.3 at: https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-sd-wan.html
  3.  Upload the cb-vw-<ApplianceModel>-9.3.x.tar.gz file for the branches defined in the configuration file for which upgrade needs to be performed. Perform  Change Management in SD-WAN web interface for the MCN appliance and complete the change management process.
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    4. Click Next to proceed further. 

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     5. After accepting license agreement, you are navigated to Appliance Staging where appliances can be staged by clicking on Stage Appliances.

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       6. Transfer Progress status is displayed as part of preparing and staging the software packages to the appliances.

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       7. Click Next when Transfer Progress shows 100%, and button is enabled to proceed.

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8. You are navigated to Activation page where you can activate staged software by clicking Activate Staged and confirm to start activation by clicking OK in pop message. 

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    9. After completion of activation countdown of 180s click Done that gets enabled.

 

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    10. After the appliances are upgraded to 9.3.0 you need to perform Change Management once again this time by uploading single step upgrade package, ns-sdw-sw-9.3.0.x.zip after downloading the package from the download server.

 

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    11. Click Stage Appliances once upload process is successful and relevant models are displayed that would be upgraded based on the configuration file that has information about each branch platform models. License agreement page pop-up for user to take action and proceed is displayed.

 

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    12. After accepting license agreement, you are navigated to Appliance Staging page which shows the status of package preparation and staging followed by transfer status for each branches.

 

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    13. After completion of transfer, you are navigated to Activation page where you can click on Activate Staged button to active the staged software.

 

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    14. Click done once the countdown is completed and the button is enabled.

 

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Note

Bare Metal appliances such as, SD-WAN – 410, 2100, 4100, and 5100 SD-WAN run the SD-WAN software only, and do not need any OS components packages.

15. Navigate to Change Management page and you can check the transfer status of WANOP, SVM , XenServer Hotfixes for applicable branches only.

     

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16. Navigate to Change Management Settings page to schedule the installation of software other than non-SDWAN like WANOP, SVM, XenServer Hotfixes. By default the MCN assigns schedules installation to be attempted every day at 21:20:00 based on software availability on the branches.

     

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    17. For detailed information or help on the scheduling information, you can click on help icon and get the information.

 

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