Using the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
ExtremeXOS supports the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) based on RFC 1350.
TFTP is a method used to transfer files from one network device to another. The ExtremeXOS TFTP client is a command line application used to contact an external TFTP server on the network. For example, ExtremeXOS uses TFTP to download software image files, switch configuration files, and ACLs from a server on the network to the switch.
Up to eight active TFTP sessions can run on the switch concurrently.
We recommend using a TFTP server that supports blocksize negotiation (as described in RFC 2348, TFTP Blocksize Option), to enable faster file downloads and larger file downloads.
NoteFor better functionality, minimum block-size of 64 bytes is recommended.
For additional information about TFTP, see the following chapters:
- For information about downloading software image files, BootROM files, and switch configurations, see Software Upgrade and Boot Options.
- For information about downloading ACL (and other) policy files, see Policy Manager.
- For information about using TFTP to transfer files to and from the switch, see Managing the Switch.
- For information about configuring core dump files and transferring the core dump files stored on your switch, see Troubleshooting