Howto Update Citrix NetScaler Firmware

Log on to the NetScaler appliance with SSH, such as PuTTY. Use the nsroot credentials to log in to the appliance.

Switch to the shell prompt.

Last login: Tue Mar  4 00:03:13 2014 from 10.49.9.110
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        The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
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Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
[email protected]#

Run the following command to change to the default installation directory:

[email protected]# cd /var/nsinstall/
[email protected]# ls
10.1nsinstall   installns_state
[email protected]# cd 10.1nsinstall/
[email protected]# ls
build_123.9
[email protected]# mkdir build_124.13

Upload new firmware in the build directory build-10.1-124.13_nc.tgz

Run the following command to extract the firmware:

[email protected]# cd build_124.13/
[email protected]# ls
build-10.1-124.13_nc.tgz
[email protected]# tar xzvf build-10.1-124.13_nc.tgz 
.ns.version
ns-10.1-124.13.gz
ns-10.1-124.13.sha2
installns
nsconfig
bootloader.tgz
help.tgz
CitrixNetScalerManagementPackSCOM2012.msi
CitrixNetScalerLoadBalancer.msi
BaltimoreCyberTrustRoot.cert
BaltimoreCyberTrustRoot_CH.cert
Citrix_Access_Gateway.dmg
macversion.txt
apidoc.tgz
NSConfig.wsdl
NSStat.wsdl
ns-10.1-124.13-gui.tar
ns-10.1-124.13-nitro-java.tgz
ns-10.1-124.13-nitro-csharp.tgz
ns-10.1-124.13-nitro-rest.tgz
ns-10.1-124.13-nitro-perl-samples.tgz
ns-10.1-124.13-nitro-python-samples.tgz
vmware-tools.tgz

Run the following command to install the software you have downloaded:

[email protected]# ./installns 

installns version (10.1-124.13) kernel (ns-10.1-124.13.gz)

  The Netscaler version 10.1-124.13 checksum file is located on 
  http://www.mycitrix.com under Support > Downloads > Citrix NetScaler.
  Select the Release 10.1-124.13 link and expand the "Show Documentation" link
  to view the SHA2 checksum file for build 10.1-124.13.

  There may be a pause of up to 3 minutes while data is written to the flash.
  Do not interrupt the installation process once it has begun.

Installation will proceed in 5 seconds, CTRL-C to abort
Installation is starting ...
VPX platform. Skipping CallHome checks.

Copying ns-10.1-124.13.gz to /flash/ns-10.1-124.13.gz ... 
.......................................................
Installing XML API documentation...
Installing NSConfig.wsdl...
Installing NSStat.wsdl...
Installing online help...
Installing SCOM Management Pack...
Installing LoadBalancer Pack...
Installing GUI...
Installing Mac binary and Mac version file...
Installing NITRO...
Installing Jazz certificate ...
Installing Call Home certificate ...
Creating after upgrade script ...

Installation has completed.

Reboot NOW? [Y/N] Y
Rebooting ...

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