Upgrade EFA on TPVM in a Single-node Deployment

You can upgrade EFA on TPVM (Third-Party Virtual Machine) from the SLX device.

Before you begin

The EFA tar file must be available on the /efaboot partition of the SLX device. If more than one EFA version is available in the /efaboot directory, you are prompted to select a version during upgrade.

About this task

EFA does not support Non-secure mode. For more information about the modes, see .

The upgrade process backs up the EFA system, so that you can easily recover data if the upgrade fails. For more information, see Recover from an Upgrade Failure.


  1. Enter SLX Linux mode.
    device# start-shell
  2. Copy the EFA tar file to the SLX device.
    scp <username>@<hostip>:<buildpath>/efa-3.1.0.tar.gz /efaboot
  3. Deploy EFA on the TPVM from the SLX device.
    device# efa deploy


    From SLX version 20.4.1 and above, new install or upgrade of EFA on TPVM in a multi-node deployment displays the following warning banner on the console:
    *                 ! ! ! WARNING ! ! !                                *
    *  Proceeding with Extreme Fabric Automation deployment              *
    *       1. Do not reboot device(s) or TPVM(s)                        *
    *       2. Do not toggle management port on device(s) or TPVM(s)     *
    *       3. Avoid CTRL+C on the installer window                      *

    The EFA Installer begins in a series of dialogs.

  4. When prompted, select Single-node deployment and OK.


    Use arrow keys to move between options and the space bar to select an option.
  5. When prompted to configure additional management IP networks, take one of the following steps.
    • Select Yes and then provide the following information when prompted. Repeat as often as necessary.
      • Sub-interface name, which is a unique name that contains no more than 11 characters, no white space, and no % or / characters.
      • ID of the VLAN that the management network uses to tag traffic. Valid values range from 2 through 4093.
      • IP subnet address in CIDR format. The subnet must not overlap with any IP subnet that you have already provided.
      • (Optional) IPv6 address in CIDR format. The subnet must not overlap with any IPv6 subnet that you have already provided.
    • Select No to ignore this optional step or when you have finished entering sub-interface information.
    The upgrade proceeds. Messages summarize your selections, describe the progress, and indicate when EFA is deployed.
  6. Verify the upgrade.
    1. On the SLX device, run the show efa status command to see details of the installation and the state of services.
    2. From the EFA command line, run the sudo efactl status command to see the status of nodes, pods, and services.
    3. From the EFA command line, run the efa status command for concise status information.