DEFINITY Made Easy Tools
Issue 3, December 2001
Upgrades for R10si Made Easy
Upgrade Procedures for DEFINITY R10si provides links to procedures to upgrade DEFINITY si systems to R10si. For general information, see Before you begin any upgrade, Blowback vs. On site?, and Minimum required hardware for R10si.
When to use the TN2401 versus the TN2401/TN2400 sandwich pack explains the differences and provides a list of the DEFINITY si carriers and backplanes that use the TN2401 alone.
- Before upgrading to Release 10, you must obtain a license file for the system. To obtain a license file, you must have completed Remote Feature Activation (RFA) training at least 48 hours before you try to access RFA. For more information, access the RFA web site.
- For some earlier upgrades, the control carrier or cabinet replacement was optional. If the carrier or cabinet was not previously replaced, you must replace it before you can complete the upgrade to R10si.
- It is essential to use the Automatic Registration Tool (ART) as the final step of any installation or upgrade. It automates the checking and setting of many of the DEFINITY administration forms that are not normally reviewed, and it corrects a wide range of problems that can generate alarms or make the switch inaccessible.
- Duplicated systems have Special Administration Requirements not yet handled by ART.
- If you have questions on connecting the fiber cables for a duplicated single-carrier cabinet installation, see Install fiber optic cable for duplicated SCC systems.
- For more general fiber cable information, see Install Fiber Optic Cable Pass-Thru Kit (Multicarrier Cabinets).
- The upgrade procedures assume you are working on locally connected SAT. If you use Avaya Site Administration or the Terminal Emulation on a PC connected to the DEFINITY system via C-LAN or the Netcon channel, then you may not see all the status messages. So, your upgrade may be successful even though the status messages do not reflect that the system has rebooted.
- Release 9si to R10si
- R5/R6/R7/R8si to R10si
- G3iV4 to R10si (On-Site)
- G3V4vs/R5vs/R6vs to R10si (On-Site)
I'm not sure; I need help to know What DEFINITY System Is This?
Review the Preparation and process steps carefully. These tables describe the tasks that must be completed before the upgrade visit and who is responsible for them.
- identified the correct TDM bus cables and terminators for the upgraded system
- verified si expansion interface compatibility for packet bus applications:
- checked for software upgrade compatibility and identified any patches that need to be re-applied
- create the license file with RFA
If the new si system will have one or more expansion port network cabinets and will run any packet applications, do not reuse the TN776 expansion interface circuit packs; they must be replaced with TN570 circuit packs.
Blowback upgrades are preferred over on site upgrades that require multiple-step hardware/software interim configurations. Although multiple-step on site upgrades are technically feasible, they require multiple-step hardware and software upgrades, which cause extended customer outages. They also require additional hardware to upgrade to the interim configurations prior to final required configuration.