This command upgrades the ExtremeSwitching Universal platforms using images from the installed Switch Engine package.
|force||Specifies that a new image is installed without a version check.|
|slot||Slot for firmware installation.|
Firmware images are bundled with ExtremeXOS software images.
On the ExtremeSwitching 5520 switch, 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.
During the firmware upgrade, do not cycle down or disrupt the power to the switch. If a power interruption occurs, the installed firmware may be corrupted. In this case, the switch uses a backup version, and you can run the upgrade again to install the latest version.
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.
PoE firmware is always automatically upgraded or downgraded to match the operational code image. This configuration is not applicable to PoE firmware.
The following is sample output from a ExtremeSwitching 5520 switch:
5520-24W # 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.
To display the firmware version for all devices in the switch, use the show version command.
The following example installs the newer firmware image(s):
# install firmware
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.