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Please add support for Cisco Catalyst 9K

Please add support for the following:

Cisco 92/93/94/95/9600 switches

Cisco 9800 wireless LAN controllers

Cisco 9100 access points

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  • I always start with whatever SW provides, the modify it as necessary to get the job done.  For me, the trick is completely understanding the way to upgrade manually, one box at a time.  I carefully document every single step and then compare it to what's available within NCM's Upgrade Manager.

    If NCM doesn't have a solution pre-built, I'll take an existing upgrade process job, built for a different hardware line, and customize it to include all of the steps I documented (see previous paragraph).  Then I only run the new job in a test environment so I can check to see it succeeded, didn't hang anywhere, and leaves the equipment in good working order.  While I'm doing the test upgrade I carefully time it so I can predict to the SysAdmins how long the upgrade will take.  Although, in a 7x24 Five-9's medical environment like I've worked in, everything has resilience, and should remain up even during an upgrade.  Every server has at least two NIC's that go to two different switches, therefore any Nexus switch can be down/rebooting for an upgrade while the other switch serving a different NIC on the same server remains up & running.

    Let us know what challenges you run into--and how you overcame them.

    Swift Packets!

    Rick Schroeder

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  • I always start with whatever SW provides, the modify it as necessary to get the job done.  For me, the trick is completely understanding the way to upgrade manually, one box at a time.  I carefully document every single step and then compare it to what's available within NCM's Upgrade Manager.

    If NCM doesn't have a solution pre-built, I'll take an existing upgrade process job, built for a different hardware line, and customize it to include all of the steps I documented (see previous paragraph).  Then I only run the new job in a test environment so I can check to see it succeeded, didn't hang anywhere, and leaves the equipment in good working order.  While I'm doing the test upgrade I carefully time it so I can predict to the SysAdmins how long the upgrade will take.  Although, in a 7x24 Five-9's medical environment like I've worked in, everything has resilience, and should remain up even during an upgrade.  Every server has at least two NIC's that go to two different switches, therefore any Nexus switch can be down/rebooting for an upgrade while the other switch serving a different NIC on the same server remains up & running.

    Let us know what challenges you run into--and how you overcame them.

    Swift Packets!

    Rick Schroeder

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