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Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

hpbon
Advisor

Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

Been doing lots of procurve updates... but I am a bit confused about the comware switches in many ways. Right now I am focused on how to upgrade the switch - and I do not understand the difference in ipe og bin.

I found this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIc88CEnpks

But when I am downloading 5130EI_7.10.R3115P08.zip (which I take a latest firmware), there are only one bin (5130ei-cmw710-packet-capture-r3115p08.bin) and then there is a ipe (5130EI-CMW710-R3115P08.ipe). It looks as the format on my switch is different than on the switch on the Youtube video.

On my switch, "display version" gives me:

HPE Comware Software, Version 7.1.045, Release 3111P02
Copyright (c) 2010-2015 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
HPE 5130-48G-4SFP+ EI Switch uptime is 66 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 34 minutes
Last reboot reason : USER reboot

Boot image: flash:/5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3111p02.bin
Boot image version: 7.1.045, Release 3111P02
Compiled Dec 21 2015 16:00:00
System image: flash:/5130ei-cmw710-system-r3111p02.bin
System image version: 7.1.045, Release 3111P02
Compiled Dec 21 2015 16:00:00


Slot 1:
Uptime is 66 weeks,5 days,3 hours,34 minutes
HPE 5130-48G-4SFP+ EI JG934A with 1 Processor
BOARD TYPE: 5130-48G-4SFP+ EI
DRAM: 1024M bytes
FLASH: 512M bytes
PCB 1 Version: VER.B
Bootrom Version: 142
CPLD 1 Version: 002
Release Version: HPE 5130-48G-4SFP+ EI JG934A-3111P02
Patch Version : None
Reboot Cause : UserReboot
[SubSlot 0] 48GE+4SFP Plus

"Display irf" gives me:

MemberID Role Priority CPU-Mac Description
*+1 Master 1 xxx ---
--------------------------------------------------
* indicates the device is the master.
+ indicates the device through which the user logs in.

The bridge MAC of the IRF is: xxx
Auto upgrade : yes
Mac persistent : 6 min
Domain ID : 0

"dir" gives me:

Directory of flash:
0 -rw- 8928256 Aug 08 2008 20:00:00 5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3109p05.bin
1 -rw- 9259008 Jan 02 2013 20:43:43 5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3111p02.bin
2 -rw- 60402688 Aug 08 2008 20:00:00 5130ei-cmw710-system-r3109p05.bin
3 -rw- 61990912 Jan 02 2013 20:44:23 5130ei-cmw710-system-r3111p02.bin
4 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:36 diagfile
5 -rw- 735 Jan 19 2013 23:50:51 hostkey
6 -rw- 1687 Apr 05 2014 22:12:34 ifindex.dat
7 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:39 license
8 drw- - Jan 02 2013 00:00:30 logfile
9 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:17:31 pki
10 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:36 seclog
11 -rw- 591 Jan 19 2013 23:50:51 serverkey
12 -rw- 8641 Apr 05 2014 22:12:35 startup.cfg
13 -rw- 136994 Apr 05 2014 22:12:35 startup.mdb
14 drw- - Jan 02 2013 20:47:08 versionInfo

524288 KB total (375132 KB free)

I would prefer to update via ssh and tftp. What is the correct approach in my case?

Thanks, Lars.

4 REPLIES
HP-Browniee
Respected Contributor

Re: Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

Hello

You need to download the ipe file, this contains your bin files.

If you are using a tftp server use following command in your switch:

tftp <ipaddress> get <full .ipe file name>

this will donwload the file in the switch his flash,.

After that extract the file like this: 

boot-loader file flash:/<the .ipe file name> slot all main

After this you will see that the bin files will be extracted, and after a reboot you should be good to go.

You can check before the reboot, if the correct file as been installed when you do:

Display boot-loader

 

Kind regards

hpbon
Advisor

Re: Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

That seems extreemly easy... I will try it tomorrow, thanks...

Regards, Lars.

hpbon
Advisor

Re: Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

I worked great except I could not use "all" so I used "1" instead.

Now a dir looks like this:

Directory of flash:
0 -rw- 8928256 Aug 08 2008 20:00:00 5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3109p05.bin
1 -rw- 9259008 Jan 02 2013 20:43:43 5130ei-cmw710-boot-r3111p02.bin
2 -rw- 60402688 Aug 08 2008 20:00:00 5130ei-cmw710-system-r3109p05.bin
3 -rw- 61990912 Jan 02 2013 20:44:23 5130ei-cmw710-system-r3111p02.bin
4 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:36 diagfile
5 -rw- 735 Jan 19 2013 23:50:51 hostkey
6 -rw- 1687 Apr 05 2014 22:12:34 ifindex.dat
7 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:39 license
8 drw- - Jan 02 2013 00:00:30 logfile
9 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:17:31 pki
10 drw- - Jan 01 2013 00:00:36 seclog
11 -rw- 591 Jan 19 2013 23:50:51 serverkey
12 -rw- 8641 Apr 05 2014 22:12:35 startup.cfg
13 -rw- 136994 Apr 05 2014 22:12:35 startup.mdb
14 drw- - Jan 02 2013 20:47:08 versionInfo

524288 KB total (375132 KB free)

Can I delete the old bins?

Thanks, Lars.

HP-Browniee
Respected Contributor

Re: Howto firmwareupdate a comware switch

Hello

Yes, the number 1 is your slot number, if you would have more then 1 switch in a stack, you could use all.

If you don't want them in your flash anymore you can use following command:

delete /unreserved flash:/<file name>

Kind regards