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TitleHow to upgrade VDX firmware?
Question
How do I upgrade VDX firmware
 
Environment
Extreme VDX switches (Formerly Brocade)
Answer
Before you begin:
Verify the current version of firmware on the switch. switch# show version
Download the version of firmware you want to install from http://support.extremenetworks.com and unzip it to a folder that your ftp server is aware of.
(If you are using Windows for your FTP server, download the .zip format. If you are using UNIX for your FTP server, download the .gz format).
Alternatively you can upgrade the firmware using a Brocade Branded USB.
Backup your current startup-config file.
Copy startup-config ftp://(username):(password)@(IP Address of FTP server)/(folder)/(file name):
switch# copy startup-config ftp://admin:******@10.10.10.1/archive/startup-config_vdx1_20110711
Run copy support to gather the core files that may be logged into the switch:
switch# copy support
 
Steps to perform the upgrade:
To upgrade using FTP/SCP :
Enter the command Firmware Download Interactive:
Switch# firmware download interactive Server Name or IP Address: x.x.x.x (This is the FTP server) File Name: release.plist (This is the default file name).

Make sure your FTP server is pointing to the full path for the NOS folder (C:\NOS\nos2.0.1b\nos2.0.1b)
Protocol (ftp, scp): ftp User:anonymous (This is the ftp server username)
Password: (This is the FTP server password.
Hit enter if blank) Do Auto-Commit after reboot [y]: y Reboot system after download [y]: y
This command will cause a cold/disruptive reboot and will require that existing telnet, secure telnet, or SSH sessions be restarted.
Do you want to continue (y/n) [y]: y
The following will display on your screen if everything was entered correctly:
Server IP: x.x.x.x, Protocol IPv4 (x.x.x.x will be the IP of your FTP server)
Checking system settings for firmware download.... System settings check passed.
You are running "firmware download" with auto-reboot and auto-commit enabled.
After the firmware is downloaded the system will reboot and commit firmware automatically.

To upgrade using Brocade Branded USB Stick:
( Where NOS update has already been copied to the USB stick when it was connected to a PC etc.)
1. Ensure that the USB device is connected to the switch.
2. Enter the usb on command.
switch# usb on
Trying to enable USB device. Please wait... USB storage enabled
3. Optional: Enter the usb dir command.
switch# usb dir firmwarekey
0B 2010 Aug 15 15:13 support
106MB 2010 Aug 24 05:36 config
0B 2010 Aug 15 15:13 firmware
380MB 2010 Aug 15 15:13 NOS_v2.1.1
379MB 2010 Aug 15 15:31
Available space on usbstorage 74% 4.
Enter the firmware download usb command followed by the relative path to the firmware directory.
switch# firmware download usb directory NOS_v2.1.1 5.
Optional: Unmount the USB storage device.
switch# usb off Trying to disable USB device. Please wait... USB storage disabled.
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