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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:

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

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

 

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

  2. Navigate to Remote Control > Console Redirection.


    The Console Redirection window is displayed.

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

    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.

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

     

  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.

  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.

  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 in the window.

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

  13. 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.


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

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

  15. The BIOS configuration screen is displayed. Use left arrow key to navigate to the Save & Exit menu.
  16. 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.

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

  18. Select American English and press <Enter>.


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


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


    Post the dis-partition process, SBC reboots.


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