I decided to upgrade our two Nexus boxes to the latest code before putting them on the network. The procedure is a bit different compared to a regular IOS upgrade. You need to download two files– the NX-OS image, and the “kickstart” image that corresponds to it. I chose to connect to the management port on the supervisor to upload the image. It’s in its own vrf so don’t forget that when trying to ping, etc.
Here is the process below as I did it ::
switch(config)# inter mgmt 0
switch(config-if)# ip address 184.108.40.206 255.0.0.0
switch(config-if)# no shut
switch# ping 220.127.116.11 vrf management