by lunarg on May 13th 2020, at 10:00

This article is a reference guide for updating the firmware on switches. As I handle a broad range of switch vendors and models, I got tired of looking up the commands, and decided to bundle it all here in one place for easy reference.

Note that this document is not a step-by-step guide to update a specific switch but rather a reference for which CLI-commands to use.

Reference guide


OS9 (Force10, older S-series, MXL)

First, look up current version and active boot bank. Can be either A: or B:

show boot system stack-unit 1
upgrade system tftp:// B:
conf t
boot system stack-unit 1 primary system://B
wr mem

When upgrading from USB-stick, change tftp:// to usbflash://. USB-stick needs to be FAT32.

OS10 (newer S-series, SmartFabric)

To do