Upgrade Procedure

Procedure for upgrading to a new vSZ-D version.

Controller and vSZ-D/SZ100-D Firmware Compatibility Matrix

The below table indicates the compatibility matrix. In general, Ruckus supports N-2 vSZ-D releases with vSZ.
Note: vSZ-D version 3.2 needs to be upgraded to 3.4 or 3.5 prior to upgrading to 3.6 and onwards. vSZ support APs starting version 3.4.
Table 1. Controller and vSZ-D/SZ100-D Firmware Compatibility Matrix
vSZ Release SZ100-D Release vSZ-D Release
5.1.x 5.1.x 5.0.x 3.6.x 3.5.x 3.4.x
5.1.x Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
5.0.x No No Yes Yes No No
3.6.x No No No Yes Yes Yes
3.5 .x No No No No Yes Yes
3.4 .x No No No No No Yes
Note: Before starting this procedure, you should have already obtained a valid software upgrade file from Ruckus® Support or an authorized reseller.
Note: If you are upgrading both vSZ and vSZ-D/SZ100-D, Ruckus® recommends upgrading vSZ first before vSZ-D/SZ100-D.

There is no order in upgrading the AP zone or vSZ-D/SZ100-D. During the vSZ upgrade, all tunnels stay up except the main tunnel which moves to the vSZ. Once the upgrade procedure is completed, allow ten minutes for the vSZ-D/SZ100-D to settle.

Upgrade to R5.0 does not support data migration (statistics, events, administrator logs). Existing system and network configuration is preserved. For further clarification, Contact Ruckus support.

Follow these steps to upgrade the vSZ-D/SZ100-D version.
  1. Copy the software upgrade file that you received from Ruckus® to the computer where you are accessing the controller web interface or to any location on the network that is accessible from the web interface.
  2. Go to Controller web interface > Administration > Upgrade.
    Figure 1. Upgrade Section


  3. Select the DP Patch tab. The DP Patch page appears.
  4. In the Patch File Upload section, click the Browse button, and then browse to the location of the software upgrade file.

    The file name of the software upgrade file is vSZ-D-installer_{version}.ximg.

  5. Click Upload to upload the software upgrade file.

    The controller automatically identifies the Type of DP (vSZ-D or SZ-D) and switches to the specific Tab page. Uploads the file to its database, and then performs file verification. After the file is verified, the Patch Available for Upgrade section is populated with information about the upgrade file.

    The following details are displayed:
    • Patch File Name: Displays the name of the patch file.
    • Patch File Size: Displays the size of the patch file.
    • Patch Version: Displays the version of the patch file.
  6. In Data Planes, identify the data plane you want to upgrade, and then choose a patch file version Upgrade to.

  7. Click Apply to apply the patch file version to the virtual data plane.
    The following information about the virtual data plane is displayed after the patch file upgrade is completed.
    • Name: Displays the name of the virtual data plane.
    • DP MAC Address: Displays the MAC IP address of the data plane.
    • Current Firmware: Displays the current version of the data plane that has been upgraded.
    • Backup Firmware: Displays the backup version of the data plane.
    • Last Backup Time: Displays the date and time of last backup.
    • Process State: Displays the completion state of the patch file upgrade for the virtual data plane.
    • DP Status: Displays the DP status.

    You have successfully upgraded the data plane.

  8. To verify if the upgrade is successful after a reboot:
    • Go to Controller web interface > Administration > Upgrade to view a confirmation message that the data plane firmware upgrade is complete.
    • Go to Controller web interface > Configuration > System > Cluster Planes to view a confirmation message that the data plane is managed with an upgrade firmware version.
Note: To have a copy of the data plane firmware or move back to the older version, you can select the data plane from the list and click Backup or Restore respectively.