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How to set-up Filezilla as FTP server for firmware upgrade of the VDX

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TitleHow to set-up Filezilla as FTP server for firmware upgrade of the VDX
Objective
Set up File Zilla as FTP server for the VDX upgrade process
Environment
  • Network OS
  • VDX All Models
  • Windows OS 
  • Windows firewall and other security software disabled on the host 
  • There is management network reachability to the FTP server, the server is reachable via mgmt-vrf from the VDX
Procedure
The Setup procedure is as follows

1. Download firmware NOS  and unzip the file
2. We created a folder named Firmware and listed all the firmware under it
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3. Ensure you find the files inside the folder
 
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4. Download Filezilla server from the link given below 5. Install the Filezilla software and do not modify the start-up settings of the server
 
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6.  Start the Filezilla Server 
  • Do not change the host and port settings on this page
  • Hit connect
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  • If it is successful you will see the following screen below
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7. Add users, Privileges and pointing to the directory on the host 
  • Click on edit and then click on users
Creation of User
  • Add user
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  • Enter Username and click OK, in this example we used admin as the username
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  • Click on the checkbox next to password and enter password for the user (admin) created in the step above
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  • Add folder
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  • Browse to the folder which has the firmware, in our case it is the Firmware folder and then click ok
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  • Give all permissions (Read,Write,Delete etc)
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  • Click on Set as Home directory and finally click ok
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8. Verify FTP is working on the host
Open your browser and enter ftp://localhost and the enter the username (admin) and password entered above
 
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  • Once you see the files listed below it means that the FTP has been set-up correctly on the host
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9. Use firmware download command on the switch, for example the following command was executed on the switch
 
sw0#firmware download ftp host 10.26.176.41 directory nos5.0.2c user admin password <string> coldboot

10. If you have reachability to the FTP server you can see logs on the Filezilla server
 
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This confirms that Filezilla has been used successfully as an FTP server.
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