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Before you upgrade the software on your system, it is recommended that you execute the pre-upgrade check procedure provided in this section. This procedure requires about fifteen minutes to complete depending on your system configuration.

Tip

The pre-upgrade process can be executed multiple times (if required).

The screen captures in this page are examples only and are the same between releases with the exception of the software version numbers in these screen captures.

It is assumed that you are logged onto the Sonus DSC 8000.

The following procedure provides the instructions if you have to obtain the software load version number to execute the pre-upgrade check.

New License Key Entries

During the pre-upgrade check process, it is likely that a message similar to the following is displayed (example).

 Validating NEW license keys...
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New load release: 15.1.0 uses the same licensing as the current load release: 15.0.0, so skipping this check.

If you purchased a new application which requires that you enter the license key, perform this task using the procedures described in Configuring Licensing Information.

Obtaining the Software Load Version Number

Make sure that all CPUs have the same software load version; otherwise, the pre-upgrade check may fail. The following procedure provides the instructions to obtain the software load version number.

To obtain the software load version number (if required)

  1. From the Main Menu, click Product Information.

  2. Using the Product Information on drop-down list, select the required CPU.

  3. Click Update.

    The software load is listed as Internal Build.



  4. Repeat this procedure for all other CPUs by selecting the required slot in the Product Information on drop-down list that is populated with a CPU.

    Tip

    All system cards should have the same Internal Build number. Otherwise, the pre-upgrade check may not be successful.

Performing the Pre-upgrade Check

Follow the instructions in this section in the order presented to perform a pre-upgrade check.

Note

The following illustration is an example of the various functions that are automatically done by the system for the pre-upgrade check.

It is assumed that you are logged onto the Sonus DSC Platform [either Management CPU in slot 2 (p19p1.3) or slot 13 (p19p.2.5)] and have a terminal window open.

To perform the pre-upgrade check

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