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

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The ConnexIP ISO installation procedure automatically copies the

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

 

Downloading ConnexIP ISO Image

Download the following ConnexIP OS files bundled from the Sonus Salesforce customer portal:

  • sbc-V06.xx.xxR000-connexip-os_03.xx.xx-R000_amd64.iso
  • sbc-V06.xx.xxR000-connexip-os_03.xx.xx-R000_amd64.iso.md5

Refer to Downloading the Software from Salesforce to know more.

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

Installing OS

 

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Reinstalling the OS will format your disk and erase all data. Sonus highly recommends saving the configuration data to a temporary directory on the 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 SBC BMC GUI using the following credentials:
    Username: root
    Password: superuser

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    1BMC Login Screen

  2. Navigate to Remote Control > Console Redirection.

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    1SBC 5000 Console Redirection


    The Console Redirection window is displayed.
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    1SBC 5000 Console Redirection2

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

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

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

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    1SBC 5000 JViewer

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

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    1Virtual Media Screen

     

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

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  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.

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    1SBC 5000 Device Re-sirection

  9. Click Close to exit the window.
  10. Log on to JViewer using the following credentials:

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    <SBC login>: linuxadmin
    <password>: sonus
  11. Switch user to "root" using the following commands:

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    <linuxadmin@sbc>:$ su -
    <Password>: sonus1
  12. As a "root" user, reboot the system from JViewer by executing the following command.

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     [root@SBC]: # reboot
    Minimize the JViewer window.
  13. 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 in the window.

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    1Server Power Control Window

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

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    1Server Power Control - Off option

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  15. Once the BMC is down, from the same location, select Power On Server and click Perform Action. This action bring the BMC back to "On" position.

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    Once the BMC is up and running, access the JViewer window. SBC initiates a reboot.

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

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    1BIOS Configuration Screen

  17. The BIOS configuration screen displaysis displayed. Use left arrow key to navigate to the Save & Exit menu.
  18. Select AMI Virtual CDROM 1.00 from Save & Exit menu to boot from the virtual CD drive. This instructs the server to boot from the redirected ConnexIP OS ISO image.

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    1Booting from Virtual CD Drive

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

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    1Sonus ConnexIP Installer Boot Menu

  20. Select American English and press <Enter>.

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

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

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    Post the dis-partition process, SBC reboots.

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    1SBC 5000 Application Reboot


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

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    1ConnexIP Login Screen

    This concludes the ConnexIP OS Installation/Re-installation process.

  21. Close the JViewer window.

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

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