use image

use image {partition} partition {slot slotid}


Configures the switch to use a saved image on the next reboot.

Syntax Description

partition Specifies which image to use on the next reboot, the one stored on the primary partition, or the one stored on the secondary partition.
slotid On a SummitStack, the slotid specifies the node on which the BootROM image is selected.


The currently booted image.

Usage Guidelines

This command specifies which image to use on the next reboot. Two images can be stored, one on the primary partition, one on the secondary partition. To view your current (active) partition and the selected partition for the next reboot or installation, use the following command: show switch

Output from this command includes the selected and booted images and if they are in the primary or the secondary partition. Primary indicates the saved image in the primary partition; secondary indicates the saved image in the secondary partition.

SummitStack Only

You can issue this command only from a Master node. The image to use is stored in NVRAM on all target nodes.

If a slot number is not provided, the partition is selected on all nodes in the Active Topology.


Using TFTP

The following command configures the switch to use the image stored in the primary partition on the next reboot:

use image partion primary

A message similar to the following is displayed:

To take effect of partition change please reboot the switch!


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The slot parameter was added to support SummitStack in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.