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This topic provides instructions on upgrading BMC and BIOS firmware, as well as SBC 5000 series application software.

When an SBC 5000 Series platform/application software maintenance update becomes available, it is posted to the Sonus TAC site and the SalesForce customer portal:
http://www.sonus.net/company/maintenance/log-trouble-tickets.

For a listing of the TCP/IP network ports that SBC 5000 series platforms listen to, see SBC Network Listener Ports.

Live Software Upgrade (LSWU)

LSWU allows the user to upgrade the SBC 5000 Series application software without dropping the active stable calls. This upgrade approach is recommended for redundant or High Availability SBC 5000 Series systems. For more information on the LSWU procedure, go to Upgrade SBC Application Using LSWU.

The Platform Manager GUI is not used for Live Software Upgrade of SBC 5000 series application.

Non-Live Software Upgrade (Non-LSWU)

Non-LSWU upgrade process requires taking the SBC 5000 Series system offline to perform the application upgrade. This upgrade is usually performed on HA (redundant) or standalone SBC 5000 Series systems.

Non-LSWU upgrade is usually performed using the Platform Manager. The Platform Manager is accessed only when the user upgrades the ConnexIP OS version to 1.8.2R0 or higher and SBC version to 3.0.3R0 or higher.

For SBC application upgrade using the Platform Manager, go to Upgrading SBC 5000 Series Application Using Platform Manager.

Before upgrading ConnexIP OS, firmware, and SBC application, you must first save the configuration. In case you encounter any issues during the upgrade, you need to restore the system and continue the upgrade. For Saving and Restoring the configuration, see Saving the SBC 5000 Series Configuration and Reloading the SBC 5000 Series Configuration for guidance.

 

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