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  • 1.  why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    Posted Wed August 24, 2022 08:41 AM

    Hy,
    I've noticed for a long time that with every release 8.4/8.5 the upload performance of the firmware files gets worse and worse.

    The whole thing is customer-independent, so in the first step I mean that is not a local network problem,

    also if manage VM and Storage are within the same VLAN.

    Today I'm implementing a FS5200 and now I'm waiting 75 minutes for the upload!

    On two node systems its better, on Systems with 4 ore more nodes its very poor.

    I test with some Browsers FF, GC, ME, IE ....... all the same



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    Sebastian Besler vvbasti
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  • 2.  RE: why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed August 24, 2022 03:20 PM
    if uploading takes long time cancel it and use scp to upload package and start the upgrade via command line. scp (or pscp) will upload package in less than 1 minute.
    My procedure is;
    - cleardumps -prefix /dumps
    repeat same command with node canister id's to clear older dumps on each node
    - svcconfig backup
    download backup files from config node.
    - pscp directory_software_upgrade_files/software_upgrade_file_name username@cluster_ip_address:/update
    - applysoftware -file software_update_file_name




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    Nezih Boyacioglu
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  • 3.  RE: why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Sebastian

    I had the same issue with updaten from 8.4.0.9 to 8.5.0.6. The upload from the GUI said it will take 5 hours (that's horrible).
    I then did a combination of command line and GUI.
    You can upload the upgrade file with putty
    pscp directory_software_upgrade_files/software_upgrade_file_name username@cluster_ip_address:/home/admin/update​

    Then you can go in the GUI to upgrade your system and can select via the drop down menu your uploaded upgrade file. The system will skip the upload process and directly update your nodes.

    Hope this will help you or someone with the same problem.

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    Christoph Ponta
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  • 4.  RE: why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    Posted 14 days ago
    We could already find a workaround, if it is possible a simple reboot helps

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    Sebastian Besler vvbasti
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  • 5.  RE: why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    Posted 11 days ago
    Edited by Janusz Panicz 11 days ago
    Sadly that issue affects many releases of version 8 of Spectrum Virtualize. The workaround is to either reboot config node and retry GUI or best to use pscs to upload upgrade test utility and software package and perform upgrade using CLI. Slow GUI uploads affects both Spectrum Virtualize software packages as well as drive firmware packages.

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    Janusz Panicz
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  • 6.  RE: why is the Firmware upload performance in spectrum virtualize very Slow and Slower

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hola Sebastian!

    I uploaded code on a SV3, FS7300 and FS5035. SV3 and FS7300 uploaded code quickly. In the other hand, the FS5035's progress was really slow, fortunately I can confirm a quick reboot was a good workaround. 

    I am reporting the issue to the internal team and keep tracking of it. 

    Thanks for sharing it here!



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    Luis Lopez
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