The Upgrade instructions now have some extra rules. Mainly the section that says to connect a display and key board locally. As well as the command ./autorun indicates using ./autorun -f in some of the instructions
For upgrades using the ProtecTIER 3..01 code levels - especially when upgrading from anything under 3.1, the upgrade will also install new firmware on the network adapters. This means that if you are running the upgrade from the network adapters, you may be disconnected from your upgrade.
By connecting a local console and running the upgrade command ./autorun from there, you do not rely on the network. The steps for upgrading from the TSSC have also been removed from the instructions.
In previous versions the command ./autorun <enter> was given, but now it may be best if you use the -f flag, which forces the upgrade to go ahead and install everything, and not skip any parts it detects as being installed. This prevents problems with previous installation issues and makes the current upgrade more consistent.
Also, it is recommended that you check the RAS Environment before beginning and make sure that it is not posting any problems or errors:
Choose 2 and if there are problems, please fix those before starting autorun.
(Here is the part from the from the User Guide- page 32)
Note: Starting at 3.1.8 and higher, the upgrade instructions instead have you create a DVD with the new level of ProtecTIER on it and issue menu command to upgrade. This also should include the same restrictions as above, for Local Keyboard and to make sure RAS is funcitonal. - Only check ras status from 'menu' instead of from rasMenu
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