The required files can only be downloaded via Cisco official website and needs an authorized account. Just go to ‘Software Download’ and search for the product name. Select for the software types, sample as follows:
- IOS XR Service Packs
- IOS XR Software (this is where you can download main packages)
- IOS XR Software Maintenance Upgrades (SMU)
- IOS XR Software Maintenance Upgrades (SMU) Bundles
The files needed depend on user or organization requirements, services offered and features that they wanted to run.
For basic installation, these are the following installation files needed . Main packages as follow:
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle
Description: Contains the required core packages, including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, Modular Services Card, Routing, SNMP Agent, and Alarm Correlation.
The mini pie file is used for upgrading to the new release
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package
Description:CORBA2 agent, XML3 Parser, and HTTP server packages. This PIE also contains some SNMP MIB infrastructure. Certain MIBs won’t work if this PIE is not installed.
IPSLA and environment MIBs are part of the mgbl pie.
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR FPD Package
Description:Firmware pie for all LC and RSP FPGAs and ASICs.
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR Security Package
Description:Support for Encryption, Decryption, IP Security (IPSec), Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Public-key infrastructure (PKI) (IPSec is supported only for OSPFv3).
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package
Description:MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE), Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), MPLS Forwarding, MPLS Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), Link Manager Protocol (LMP), Optical User Network Interface (OUNI), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), and Layer-3 VPN.
Feature Set: Cisco IOS XR Documentation Package
Description:.man pages for Cisco IOS XR Software on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Chassis.
You can download necessary SMUs as per your vendor’s recommendation, else download the latest Service packs that will include all those patches or bug fixes.
After installation, you should the following packages activated and committed in the router:
show install active summary
RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios-xr#show install active summary
show install committed summary
RP/0/RSP0/CPU0:ios-xr#show install committed summary