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This section details the reinstallation of the ConnexIP OS for SBC 5000 series (51x0/52x0) platforms. 

The ConnexIP Operating System jump start installation is required in cases such as reverting to older releases or SSD drive replacement. To re-install the ConnexIP OS, follow the procedure below.

Note

The ConnexIP ISO installation procedure automatically copies the SBC application package to the SBC platforms. 

Note

The ConnexIP ISO installation procedure takes around 30 minutes to complete. 

 

Downloading the ConnexIP ISO Image

Download the following ConnexIP OS file bundles from the Ribbon Support Portal:

  • sbc-V07.01.00-R000-connexip-os_06.01.00-R000_amd64.iso
  • sbc-V07.01.00-R000-connexip-os_06.01.00-R000_amd64.iso.md5

Refer to Downloading Software from the Ribbon Support Portal.

To determine the exact OS versions, refer the appropriate release notes at SBC Release Information.

Re-installing the OS

 

Note

Reinstalling the OS will format your disk and erase all data. Sonus strongly recommends saving the configuration data to a remote server before reinstalling the OS in the event you need to restore the original configuration data after the re-installation.

The following procedure describes how to reinstall the ConnexIP OS:

  1. Log on to the SBC BMC GUI.

    Figure : BMC Login Screen


  2. Navigate to Remote Control > Console Redirection.

    Figure : SBC 5000 Console Redirection


    The Console Redirection window is displayed.

    Figure : SBC 5000 Console Redirection2

  3. Click Java Console. The JViewer window is displayed.

    Note

     For the Java JViewer window to appear, the JViewer option should be enabled in BMC. Refer to Launching the Remote Console from the BMC.

  4. Select Media > Virtual Media Wizard in the JViewer. The Virtual Media screen appears.

    Figure : SBC 5000 JViewer

  5. Click Browse in the CD/DVD Media 1 section.

    Figure : Virtual Media Screen

  6. From the Open dialog, browse to and select the sbc- <sbc_version>-connexip-os_<version>_amd64.iso file and click Open. This mounts the ISO image from your local desktop or laptop.

    Figure : Open Dialog Screen

  7. Click Connect CD/DVD. A message, Device redirected in Read Only Mode, appears on the screen.

  8. Click OK to continue. This mounts the ISO image from your local desktop or laptop.

    Figure : SBC 5000 Device Redirection Dialog

     

  9. Click Close to exit the window.
  10. Minimize the JViewer window.
  11. On the SBC BMC GUI, navigate to Remote Control > Server Power Control. The Power Control and Status window is displayed.
    Observe that the "Host is currently on" message is in the window.

    Figure : Server Power Control Window

  12. Select Power Off Server-Orderly Shutdown option and click Perform Action. This action brings the SBC host down.

    Figure : Server Power Control - Off Option

  13. Once the SBC host is down, from the same location, select Power On Server and click Perform Action. This action powers on and reboots the SBC host.

    Figure : Server Power Control - On


    Once the BMC is up and running, access the JViewer window.

  14. Press <DEL> or <F2> immediately, when the splash screen appears.

    Figure : BIOS Configuration Screen

  15. The BIOS configuration screen displays. Use left arrow key to navigate to the Save & Exit menu.
  16. Select AMI Virtual CDROM0 1.00 from the Save & Exit menu to boot from the virtual CD drive.

  17. Press <Enter>. This instructs the server to boot from the redirected ConnexIP OS ISO image.

    Figure : Booting from Virtual CD Drive

  18. Select Install in the Sonus ConnexIP Installer Boot menu and press <Enter> to start the installation.

    Figure : Sonus ConnexIP Installer Boot Menu

    The automated installation process starts. This process takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

    Figure : Partitions Formatting Screen

    Figure : Installing the Base System

    Figure : Selecting and Installing Software

    Figure : Copying SBC Package

    Figure : Running Post Install


    Once the installation is complete, the disk-partition upgrade starts. At this stage, DO NOT power off the system.

    Figure : Disk Partitioning


    After the disk-partition process, the SBC reboots.

    Figure : SBC 5000 Application Reboot

     

    Once the system reboots, the ConnexIP login screen appears on the screen.

    Figure : SBC 5000 ConnexIP Login Screen


    This concludes the ConnexIP OS installation/re-installation process.

  19. Close the JViewer window.

Continue to install the desired SBC Application build. Refer to Installing SBC Application to know more.