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Whats so difficult about ISSU



I have executed successfully on the MX960 with no issues.. EX on the other
hand, really depends on your version of JunOS.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Alex <dreamwaverfx at yahoo.com> wrote:

> http://www.juniper.net/**techpubs/en_US/junos/topics/**
> concept/issu-oveview.html<http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos/topics/concept/issu-oveview.html>
>
> The Juniper ISSU guide.
>
> You need two things:
>
> 1. Separation of the control plane and  forwarding plane
> 2. 2 routing engines in the same chassis -- the non active RE upgrades
> first, then when its up and running the active one goes into upgrade mode
> and control fails over to the secondary RE which is running the upgraded
> version of the software.
>
> I assume it works on any vendor that has 2 REs in the same chassis and the
> fwd and control planes are separated, and there is a redundancy protocol
> running between the two REs(like Graceful Switchover on Juniper gear).
>
>
> On 11/09/2012 01:42 AM, Kenneth McRae wrote:
>
>> Juniper also offers it on the EX virtual switching platform.  Works if you
>> have the correct version of JunOS.
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Zaid Ali <zaid at zaidali.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Cisco Nexus platform does it pretty well so they have achieved it.
>>>
>>> Zaid
>>>
>>> On Nov 8, 2012, at 3:22 PM, Kasper Adel wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hello,
>>>>
>>>> We've been hearing about ISSU for so many years and i didnt hear that
>>>> any
>>>> vendor was able to achieve it yet.
>>>>
>>>> What is the technical reason behind that?
>>>>
>>>> If i understand correctly, the way it will be done would be simply to
>>>>
>>> have
>>>
>>>> extra ASICs/HW to be able to build dual circuits accessing the same
>>>>
>>> memory,
>>>
>>>> and gracefully switch from one to another. Is that right?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Kim
>>>>
>>>
>>>