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Pinned topic Free encrypted space on 9002 Datapower device

‏2013-06-28T20:33:19Z |

Hello,

I have task of upgrading the firmware for a 9002 device from 3.6.1.10 (I am informed, that this is out of support )

The upgrade failed due to firmware upgrade failed : Insufficient flash storage space, this is a known problem. I tried all the prescribed methods to no avail.

Surprisingly my efforts to "reinit" the device ended up with the same error - Reflash failed: Insufficient flash space.

Currently trying to clear the store:///   temp:///   local:///   folders to make space. The process is very laborious as I can only get in through CLI;  web-gui won't let me in (tried all prescribed methods on this as well)

Anyone has any tricks to free the encrypted space quickly to facilitate the upgrade.

Thanks in Advance

Sam

Updated on 2013-06-28T20:43:52Z at 2013-06-28T20:43:52Z by Click_Apply
  • HermannSW
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    Re: Free encrypted space on 9002 Datapower device

    ‏2013-06-29T07:33:43Z  in response to Click_Apply

    Hello,

    you are having a REALLY old box, support for 9002 appliances ended in 2009:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21330187

    Another problem you have is, that DataPower 3.7.3 firmware is the last that can be installed in 9002 hardware.
    And again, support for 3.7.3 firmware ended in 2011:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21246298


    The only chance you might have is asking DataPower support on whether they will give you latest 3.7.3 firmware image.

    We do have some 9002s left in Boeblingen lab, and two are still running, see here:

    $ ssh margarita
    9.152.93.143
    Unauthorized access prohibited.
    login: admin
    Password: *********

    Welcome to DataPower XI50 console configuration.
    (C) 1999-2008 by DataPower Technology, Inc.

    Version: XI50.3.7.1.15 build 185866 on 2010/04/23 10:39:07
    Serial number: 00506 20962

    xi50#

     

    Hermann<myXsltBlog/> <myXsltTweets/> <myCE/>

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      Re: Free encrypted space on 9002 Datapower device

      ‏2013-07-01T17:33:37Z  in response to HermannSW

      Hi Hermann,

      Thanks for the reply but it did not answer my question. do you know of any methods to free up the encrypted space...

      local, store, pubcert, are empty

      I was able to free up 10 MB to 63.4 MB. I have the firmware image, trying to install 3.7.3.0 (~27MB)

      Still get the error for Insufficient flash space for both reinit and firmware upgrade.

      Any force reinit method is also acceptable

      appreciate any inputs on this..

      Sam

      Updated on 2013-07-01T17:37:56Z at 2013-07-01T17:37:56Z by Click_Apply
      • HermannSW
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        Re: Free encrypted space on 9002 Datapower device

        ‏2013-07-01T18:28:35Z  in response to Click_Apply

        I had free encrypted space of 61MB on margarita.

        Then I did "co; fl; boot delete" in order to Delete the previous firmware install.

        Afterwards I had 128MB of free encrypted space.

        Then I did boot "xi3730.9002.mq6.scrypt2" image (35MB -- your 27MB seems to indicate that you do have a XS40 box).


        Before:

        xi50# show filesystem

         Free Encrypted Space: 61 Mbytes
        Total Encrypted Space: 233 Mbytes
         Free Temporary Space: 221 Mbytes
        Total Temporary Space: 242 Mbytes
          Free Internal Space: 242 Mbytes
         Total Internal Space: 242 Mbytes


        xi50#


        After booting new 373 firmware:

        $ ssh margarita
        9.152.93.143
        Unauthorized access prohibited.
        login: admin
        Password: *********

        Welcome to DataPower XI50 console configuration.
        Copyright IBM Corporation 1999-2009

        Version: XI50.3.7.3.0 build 169910 on 2009/04/27 12:34:18
        Serial number: 00506 20962

        Notice: startup config contains errors.
        xi50# show filesystem

         Free Encrypted Space: 35 Mbytes
        Total Encrypted Space: 233 Mbytes
         Free Temporary Space: 223 Mbytes
        Total Temporary Space: 242 Mbytes
          Free Internal Space: 240 Mbytes
         Total Internal Space: 242 Mbytes


        xi50#

         

        I hope this will allow you to upgrade to 3.7.3.0 -- latest firmware is 3.7.3.19.


        Hermann<myXsltBlog/> <myXsltTweets/> <myCE/>

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          Re: Free encrypted space on 9002 Datapower device

          ‏2013-07-01T22:04:53Z  in response to HermannSW

          I really appreciate your help Hermann.

          Followed as adviced- Worked perfectly, It did not work for the upgrade (same error) but, it worked for the reinit.

          I reinit the device and it is running perfectly now.

          -------

          xs40# shutdown reboot
          System about to reboot in 0 second(s)
          xs40# DPOS
          Loading system......................(unknown)
          Unauthorized access prohibited.
          login: admin
          Password: *********

          Welcome to DataPower XS40 console configuration.
          Copyright IBM Corporation 1999-2008

          Version: XS40.3.7.2.0 build 165221 on 2008/12/11 17:57:11
          Serial number: 00204 10125

          xs40# show filesystem

           Free Encrypted Space: 44 Mbytes
          Total Encrypted Space: 111 Mbytes
           Free Temporary Space: 241 Mbytes
          Total Temporary Space: 242 Mbytes
            Free Internal Space: 242 Mbytes
           Total Internal Space: 242 Mbytes

          -------

          Thank you.

          Sam