Upgrading a Nexus 9k

How to upgrade a Cisco Nexus 9k / 93180Y-EC

This guide is my step by step guide on how to upgrade a nexus 9k. This is specifically done on a 93180Y-EC

Make sure you have a valid service contract assigned to your CCO, and then download the relevant software from www.cisco.com/go/software

I prefer using the USB port to upgrade them, so once you've downloaded the software copy them onto a USB.

Plug the USB drive into the Nexus, and then from the CLI, you can run dir /usb1:// to check

Nexus-Core01# dir usb1://
       4096    Nov 23 09:46:16 2016  System Volume Information/
 698629632    Apr 12 12:09:54 2017  nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
  757307904    Apr 12 12:10:26 2017  nxos.7.0.3.I5.2.bin

Then copy the file to the bootflash

Nexus-Core01# copy usb1://module-1/nxos.7.0.3.I5.2.bin bootflash://