S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
Issue the show version command to ensure that your switch is running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release
2.1(1a) or later system and kickstart images.
switch# show version
Cisco Storage Area Networking Operating System (SAN-OS) Software
TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 2002-2006, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by
other third parties and are used and distributed under license.
Some parts of this software may be covered under the GNU Public
License or the GNU Lesser General Public License. A copy of
each such license is available at
kickstart: version 2.1(2) [build 2.1(2.47)] [gdb]
If necessary, upgrade the Cisco MDS SAN-OS software running on your switch (see the
Upgrade Methods" section on page
Issue the dir bootflash: or dir slot0: command to verify that the SSI software image file corresponding
to your Cisco MDS SAN-OS release is present on the active supervisor module. For example, if your
switch is running Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), you must have m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.2.bin in
bootflash: or slot0: on the active supervisor module. Refer to the
Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface
switch# dir bootflash:
12288 Jan 01 00:01:07 1980 lost+found/
3821032 May 10 13:43:02 2005 m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.2.1.2.bin
You can find the SSI images at the following URL:
If you need to obtain the appropriate SSI software image file, perform the following steps:
Download the SSI software image file from Cisco.com to your FTP server.
Verify that you have enough free space available on the active and standby supervisor memory
devices which you plan to use, either bootflash: or slot0:. The download site on Cisco.com shows
the size of the boot image file in bytes.
The following example shows how to display the available memory for the bootflash: devices on the
active and standby supervisors.
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
version unavailable [last: 1.0(0.267c)]
version 2.1(2) [build 2.1(2.47)] [gdb]
As of Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), we recommend that you use modflash: on the SSM.
You can check for the presence of the SSI software image using the dir modflash://slot-1/
As of Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 2.1(2), we recommend that you use modflash: on the
SSM. You can check the available space using the dir modflash://slot-1/ command.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide
Upgrading the SSI Boot Image on an SSM
Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release