We have 2 sets of stacked ICX7650 switches running firmware 08095j switch image and we have to change them to router image.
I understand we have to go with the same version 08095j but I am not sure what else do we have to consider for this upgrade. Will all the settings convert from switch image into router image without issue? What sort of downtime can we expect? Any hints will be really appreciated.
Most items will have the exact same syntax and nothing special is needed when changing to the routing image. The major exception is IP addressing. On the switching image, you generally have a globally defined IP address. This address *will not* convert to the routing image. My suggestion would be to boot into the routing image while physically consoled to the stack. Once you are booted to the routing image, you will need define a new IP address. These are the most common options:
1) VE interface
2) out of band mgmt port
3) routed interface
Further explanations can be found in the L3 guide here:
Upgrade procedure is the same for a stack. The only extra step I would take is issuing a 'show flash' after the copy to ensure it copied to all units. It can take a little extra time to copy to all units. The procedure itself is the same as a single unit, however.
Ben Beck, RCNA, RCNI, Principal Technical Support Engineer support.ruckuswireless.com/contact-us