Upgrade Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.3 to 2.1

I followed this article: https://rscciew.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/prime-infrastructure-1-3-to-2-1-upgrade/

Pay attention:

  • Don’t forget to stop NCS
  • To install a patch use: “patch install”
  • To upgrade use: “application upgrade”
  • Put directly files in /localdisk/defaultRepo
  • Add the repository defaultRepo pointing to “disk: /defaultRepo/”

But before realizing this upgrade, I got several problems:

  • Not enough space on the virtual machine
    • Solved by adding a disk and playing with LVM tools.
  • Not enough memory:

  • No access to a FTP server, only SSH was available to upload files
    • So, I activated the root account (I’m pretty sure, it’s just a “sudo”) via enable_root
    • Added “PermitRootLogin Yes” in sshd_config
    • Changed the password of the root account via “passwd”
    • Restarted the sshd process via “/etc/init.d/sshd restart”
    • Launched my session via SecureCRT and uploaded patches via the SFTP tab.
  • Rollback my modifications in the sshd_config

Take a cup of coffee and wait till the upgrade is finished.