Connecting to Another Host Using TFTP

You can TFTP from the current CLI session to another host to transfer files.
  1. Run the tftp command:
    tftp [host-name | ip-address] {-v vr_name} [-g | -p] [{-l [ local-file-internal | local-file-memcard | local-file} {-r remote-file} | {-r remote-file} {-l [ local-file-internal | local-file-memcard | local-file]}]


    User-created VRs are supported only on the platforms listed for this feature in the Feature License Requirements document.

    The TFTP session defaults to port 69. If you do not specify a virtual router, VR-Mgmt is used.

    For example, to connect to a remote TFTP server with an IP address of and “get” or retrieve an ExtremeXOS configuration file named XOS1.cfg from that host, use the following command:

    tftp -g -r XOS1.cfg

    When you “get” the file through TFTP, the switch saves the file to the primary MSM/MM. If the switch detects a backup MSM/MM in the running state, the file is replicated to the backup MSM/MM.

  2. To view the files you retrieved, enter the ls command at the command prompt.

    In addition to the tftp command, the following two commands are available for transferring files to and from the switch:

    tftp get [host-name | ip-address] {-vr vr_name} [{ local-file-internal | local-file-memcard | local_file} {remote_file} | {remote_file} {[ local-file-internal | local-file-memcard | local_file]}] {force-overwrite}

    By default, if you transfer a file with a name that already exists on the system, the switch prompts you to overwrite the existing file. For more information, see the tftp get command.