[j-nsp] about 10.4R3 on EX

Kaj Niemi kajtzu at a51.org
Tue Mar 22 16:48:04 EDT 2011

It took 838 seconds on a 2 member EX4200 VC bundle. Yes, I did time it. ;-)


On 22/3/2011 22:46, "Richard A Steenbergen" <ras at e-gerbil.net> wrote:

>On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:54:25PM -0700, Kaj Niemi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> <sarcasm>
>> To whomever who decided to introduce new features in a R3 release,
>> ;-( Specifically installing jloader separately is highly appreciated.
>> </sarcasm>
>Sadly, they've been silently introducing new features in the middle of a
>bug fix release (and introducing new bugs too, which is how I find out
>about them) for a while now. But for extra bonus points, be prepared for
>the upgrade to take a REALLY long time to complete too. :)
>From the release notes:
>How Long Will the Upgrade Process Take?
>The process of upgrading to a resilient dual-root partitions release
>takes longer due to the additional step of upgrading the loader software
>and a longer reboot time while the disk is reformattedto four partitions
>during the reboot of the switch that completes the Junos OS upgrade. The
>reformat increases the reboot time for EX2200, EX3200, EX4200, and
>EX4500 switches by 5 to 10 minutes. For EX8200 switches, the reboot time
>increases by 10 to 25 minutes per Routing Engine, and additional reboots
>are required.
>Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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