install firmware

install firmware {force} {slot slot-number}

Description

This command upgrades the Summit X440-G2 and X620 using images from the installed ExtremeXOS package.

Syntax Description

force Specifies that a new image is installed without a version check.
slot Slot for firmware installation.
slot-number Slot number.

Default

N/A.

Usage Guidelines

On X440-G2 and X620 switches, use the install firmware command to upgrade the system FPGA and PLD images.

Firmware images are bundled with ExtremeXOS software images.

On X440-G2 and X620 switches, the ExtremeXOS software automatically compares the existing firmware image flashed into the hardware with the firmware image bundled with the ExtremeXOS image. You can also use the install firmware command to compare the firmware images.

Before using the install firmware command in a stack, wait until the show slot command indicates the slots are operational. When the slots are operational, use the install firmware command.

X440-G2 and X620 Switches

The switch checks internal devices for a possible firmware upgrade. If the bundled firmware image is newer than the existing firmware image, the switch prompts you to confirm the upgrade.
  • Enter y to upgrade the firmware.
  • Enter n to cancel the firmware upgrade for the specified hardware and continue scanning for other hardware that needs to be upgraded.
  • Enter cr to cancel the upgrade. After a firmware image upgrade, messages are sent to the log.
The new FPGA and PLD firmware overwrites the older versions flashed into the hardware. Use the reboot command to reboot the switch and activate the new firmware.

During the firmware upgrade, do not cycle down or disrupt the power to the switch. If a power interruption occurs, the firmware may be corrupted and need to be recovered. ExtremeXOS automatically recovers corrupted firmware; however, the time it takes for the switch to boot-up may increase.

The switch displays status messages after you use the install firmware command. The output varies depending upon your platform and the software version running on your system.

During a firmware upgrade, the switch prompts you to save your configuration changes to the current, active configuration. Enter y to save your configuration changes to the current, active configuration. Enter n if you do not want to save your changes.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) firmware is always automatically upgraded or downgraded to match the operational code image. This configuration is not applicable to PoE firmware.

Sample Output--Summit X620 Switch

The following is sample output from a Summit X620 switch:

X620-10x.6 # install firmware
Installing FPGA/PLD image(s) to slot 1.  Do you want to continue?
(y - yes, n - no, <cr> - cancel) Yes
Installing firmware... 

Firmware image has been updated successfully.
Installing firmware... 

Firmware image has been updated successfully.
Installing firmware... 

Firmware image has been updated successfully.  

The FPGA/PLD image(s) were installed
successfully and will be activated upon the next system reboot.

Displaying Firmware Versions

To display the firmware version for all devices in the switch, use the show version command.

Example

The following example installs the newer firmware image(s):

install firmware

History

This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available only on the Summit X440-G2 and X620 switches.