BlackDiamond X8 Series Switches Only

Firmware images are bundled with ExtremeXOS software images. The bundled firmware images include microcontroller binaries, system FPGA images, and BootROM images for the MM, I/O, and Fabric modules. When you download and install a new version of ExtremeXOS, ExtremeXOS automatically compares the existing firmware image against the firmware images bundled with the ExtremeXOS image.

After a firmware image upgrade, messages are sent to the log. You can set the switch to automatically upgrade the firmware when a different image is detected or have the switch prompt you to confirm the upgrade.

You must reboot the switch to load the newly installed firmware. However, you do not need to do this immediately after a firmware upgrade. Use the reboot command to reboot the switch and activate the new BootROM and firmware. During the firmware upgrade, do not turn off or disrupt the power to the switch. If power is lost, the firmware may be corrupted and need to be recovered. ExtremeXOS automatically attempts to recover corrupted firmware; however, in some situations user intervention is required.