Using SFTP from an External SSH2 Client

The SFTP protocol is supported for transferring configuration, and policy files to the switch from the SFTP client. You must have administrator-level access to the switch. The switch can be specified by its switch name or IP address.

ExtremeXOS requires that SFTP transfer to the switch files named as follows:
  • *.cfg—ExtremeXOS configuration files
  • *.pol—ExtremeXOS policy files
  • *.xos—ExtremeXOS core image file
  • *.xmod—ExtremeXOS modular package file
  • *.ssh—Public key files

In the following examples, you are using a Linux system to move files to and from the switch at, using the switch administrator account admin. You are logged into your Linux system as account user.