Accessing the Bootstrap CLI on the Summit Family Switches

The bootstrap CLI contains commands to support the selection of which bootloader to use. Interaction with the bootstrap is required only under special circumstances and should be done only under the direction of Extreme Networks Customer Support.

To access the bootstrap CLI:

  1. Attach a serial cable to the serial console port of the switch.
  2. Attach the other end of the serial cable to a properly configured terminal or terminal emulator.
  3. Power cycle or reboot the switch.
  4. As soon as you see the Bootstrap Banner, press the spacebar.
    The BOOTSTRAP> prompt appears on the screen.


    If you accidentally enter the bootstrap CLI when you want to enter the Bootloader, at the BOOTSTRAP> prompt enter the boot command.

For detailed information and instructions on accessing the bootloader, see Accessing the Bootloader.