Supported Upgrade Path—Standalone Nodes

Use the GigaVUE‑OS Upgrade Summary table to determine the path to upgrade your GigaVUE H Series and GigaVUE TA Series nodes to GigaVUE‑OS 5.16.xx.

Upgrade Notes:

  • All upgrades start and end by saving the node’s configuration with the write memory command.
  • Refer to Upgrade Summary – Clustered Nodes for considerations when upgrading nodes in a cluster.
  • It is recommended that you enable the syslogs with the minimum severity level set to 'info' to help with troubleshooting upgrade issues, if any. After successful upgrade, you can revert to the desired severity level for the syslogs.

ImportantBefore any upgrade, save your current configuration. Refer to Device Configuration Backup for guidance.

GigaVUE‑OS Upgrade Summary

To upgrade GigaVUE TA Series, GigaVUE‑HC1, GigaVUE‑HC2, and GigaVUE‑HC3 nodes to a 5.16.xx release:

  1. Use the show images command to display the existing image file names. For the maximum number of images allowed, refer to Check Number of Images
  2. Delete the available image files using the image delete <filename.img> command, to create space for the new images.
  3. Fetch and install the 5.16.xx software image (based on the node information) and bootloader, set next boot, and reload.
Important—Before upgrading to 5.16.xx, verify the recommended upgrade path below. For the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release information, refer to the Gigamon Software Life Cycle FAQ article on the Gigamon Community.

Table 1: GigaVUE‑OS Upgrade Summary

To upgrade to 5.16.xx from...

Use the recommended upgrade path for the device...

GigaVUE‑HC3, GigaVUE-TA Series, and G-TAP A Series 2




5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.14.xx► 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.14.xx► 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.14.xx► 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.13.xx► 5.16.xx

5.13.xx► 5.16.xx

5.13.xx► 5.16.xx


5.12.xx► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx5.16.xx

5.12.xx► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx5.16.xx

5.12.xx► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx5.16.xx


5.11.xx5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.11.xx 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.11.xx5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.10.xx*** ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.10.xx► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.9.xx ► 5.10.xx*** ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.9.xx►** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.9.xx►** ► 5.10.xx ►  5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.8.xx ► 5.10.xx***  ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.8.xx ►** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.8.xx ►** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.7.xx ► 5.10.xx*** ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.7.xx** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.7.xx5.9.01.16** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx


5.6.xx ► 5.7.xx► 5.10.xx*** ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.6.xx ►  5.7.xx ►** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

5.6.xx►  5.7.xx ►** ► 5.10.xx ► 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx► 5.16.xx

Note: For older versions of GigaVUE-OS, refer to GigaVUE‑OS Legacy Upgrades.
Version Notes—The upgrade paths are mostly the same across platforms, with one noted exception:

** on GigaVUE-HC1 and GigaVUE-HC2: When upgrading GigaVUE-HC1 and GigaVUE-HC2 to GigaVUE‑OS 5.10.xx, add the hot patch to increase the allowed image size to support the upgrade.

After 5.10.xx, the upgrade paths are the same across platforms.

***5.10.04 on GigaVUE-HC3: When upgrading GigaVUE-HC3 to GigaVUE-OS 5.13.xx or 5.15.xx you must upgrade to 5.10.04 to increase the allowed image size to support the upgrade.

Note: If you are installing the SMT-HC1-S module in a GigaVUE-HC1 Chassis, use the recommended upgrade path specific to this module. Refer to SMT-HC1-S (Gen 3 GigaSMART Card), for details.