This operation allows you to load new software into the Recovery partition of the ASM. There are a number of reasons why you would want to do this:
- To update the recovery partition with newer software, allowing one to be better prepared should they need to Re-initialize the ASM at a later date.
- To put a completely different software load onto the ASM. For example, convert a Windows only ASM to an SBA ASM or vise versa. To do so, follow this procedure then perform the procedure described in the Re-initializing the ASM section.
This operation does not actually erase, replace or load the ASM software itself - it only updates the recovery partition. To apply an image installed here, see Re-initializing the ASM.
Before You Begin
In addition, you will need to obtain:
- An empty USB flash drive, 8GB or larger.
- The software image you would like to load. These can be obtained from the Sonus SBC 1000-2000 Download Center.
Preparing the USB Flash Drive
- Insert the flash drive into your PC.
- Format the flash drive for the NTFS file system (if you have not done so already). This is necessary due to the large size of the image files.
To perform this in Windows, do the following:
- Browse to Computer and find the flash drive.
- Right-click it, and select Format....
- Select NTFS from the File system dropdown, and click Start.
- Locate the image file mentioned above - we require a file called ASMimage.tar.
- Copy ASMimage.tar to the root directory of the USB drive.
Make sure that the image file is not located in a subdirectory of the flash drive.
Load a New ASM Image from USB
- Insert the prepared flash drive into one of the ASM USB ports of the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 system.
Updating the ASM Recovery Partition on the Sonus SBC 2000- directly plug it into the USB Port for the ASM.Click here to see where the ASM USB port is on the front of the Sonus SBC 2000 chassis
The Administrative IP port should be used for Running Initial Setup, as well as all management related functionality from the web browser.
Application Ethernet Ports
When two or more LAN Ethernet ports are on the same Bridge (as in the factory-default Sonus SBC 1000/2000 configuration), they must not be connected to the same Ethernet switch or Ethernet network. Doing so creates a broadcast loop in the Ethernet network, rendering the network unusable. You may work around this issue by connecting the Ethernet ports directly to an intelligent switch or router running a spanning tree protocol.
Updating the ASM Recovery Partition on the Sonus SBC 1000- directly plug it into the USB Port for the ASM.Click here to see where the ASM USB port is on the front of the Sonus SBC 1000 chassis
The Sonus SBC 1000 sports two pairs of USB ports (as illustrated above) — each pair serves a particular purpose:
USB Port Intent and Usage Detail2
These ports are optionally used to attach an external USB drive to store core dumps for troubleshooting (in the event they occur), and as a survivability mechanism for Active Directory Caching (when configured). See Support section below for proper usage.8
If your Sonus SBC 1000 has a built-in Application Service Module (ASM), this USB port is primarily used for Updating the ASM Recovery Partition, and to (optionally) transfer files between a USB drive and the ASM.
The following section is applicable only to the USB ports on location #2 on the Sonus SBC 1000's front panel.
For the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 system to properly recognize the USB thumb drive, you must ensure the following prerequisites are satisfied:
- The USB storage must be of FAT32 file format.
- The storage must be at least 1GB (or more) in size.
- The SBC does not require a reboot after the USB drive is installed.
- In the WebUI, click the Tasks tab.
- In the left navigation pane, under Application Solution Module, click Update ASM Recovery Partition.
Click the Apply button to begin the installation of the new image.
Loading and installing the new image can take up to 10 minutes.
Wait for the following message to be displayed:
- Remove the USB flash drive from the system.
The Recovery partition has now been updated.
In most cases, updating the recovery partition should not require re-initializing the ASM. Updating the recovery partition as part of an upgrade to SBC firmware in order to keep the Application Solution Module (ASM) in step with the current SBC code version does not require re-initializing the ASM. If you do re-initialize to apply the image you just installed, the ASM task restores the ASM to an unconfigured state, and replaces all software and settings with the image in the Recovering partition of the ASM. See Re-initializing the ASM for specific information.