In-Service Software Upgrade
Deep Dive into High Availability Features in Cisco Enterprise Devices
On three continents, Cisco software engineers are working on IOS XE features that embed multiple processes for failover in bare metal, virtualized, and wireless infrastructure. Here is an expanded view of some of those features that contribute mightily to HA in the enterprise.
In-Service Software Upgrades eliminate downtime from wireless network upgrades
In collaboration with Vishal Gupta Cisco IT has designed Wi-Fi networks with overlapping Access Point (AP) coverage and stateful, redundant Wireless Controllers for years. However, our AP upgrades have always required system reboots outside of business hours – creating scheduling headaches for IT, and potentially disruptive downtime for end users. Fortunately, thanks to the In-Service Software […]
High Availability – Features in Cisco IOS XE Software Makes It Appear Seamless
A variety of features in Cisco IOS XE Software provide hardware and software redundancy that contribute to five nines (99.999%) uptime, which translates to no more than 5.26 minutes of downtime per year.
Initiative Stresses Periodic Software Upgrades for Better Reliability, Security, Performance, & Enhanced Features
A software conformance initiative at Cisco is driving greater awareness of software upgrade feature opportunities and providing tools to make it easier for customers to continuously upgrade to the latest Cisco-recommended networking software releases.