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Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall


I inherited a switch 2530-24G and I tried to reset it to set up a fixed IP + web management interface. The factory reset procedure went OK, I could set name and IP but there was no way to have the management interface up and running despite the fact using show console the service was marked as turned ON.

So I (wrongly) thought I could erase everything and start from scratch with a new firmware... However after hours of tries I can't put a firmware on this machine using xmodem protocol.

When it boots:

ROM information:
Build directory: /ws/swbuildm/lakesrom_qaoff/rom/build/lakesrom(swbuildm_lakesrom_qaoff_smb)
Build date: Oct 31 2012
Build time: 15:27:40
Build version: YA.15.12
Build number: 11165

Error, /cfa0/boot.ini corrupted; please reboot to console and repair.
Could not open Image file

Bad code in FLASH


Flash memory needs reprogramming or chassis could be faulty.
Use a PC as the console and perform the update procedure
by serial Xmodem download of the current Switch Image.
If unsuccessful w/ downloading, then try replacing chassis.

HP 2530-48G-PoE+ Switch - J9772(A)
ROM Build Directory: /ws/swbuildm/lakesrom_qaoff/rom/build/lakesrom(swbuildm_lakesrom_qaoff_smb)
ROM Version: YA.15.12
ROM Build Date: 15:27:40 Oct 31 2012
ROM Build Number: 11165

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then using screen on Linux/MacOS or TeraTerm/ExtraPutty onWindows,  I tried to upload the firmware YA_16_04_0016.swi but after the upload nothing happens.

I can't believe there's no way to push a firmware on a machine that expensive. Any ideas I should try ? Or is it now an expensive brick?


Many thanks

Occasional Advisor

Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall

Following I went up to the last line ... but the switch doesn't reboot nor display messages once the .swi file is sent


You have invoked the console download utility.
Do you wish to continue? (Y/N)>

Occasional Advisor

Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall

I also retried with HyperTerminal/Putty and another .swi file (YA.16.11.0002) again, no reboot at the end of the file transfer and even after manually reboot it, the switch won't launch an image so, wether I'm uploading a wrong file or I missed several times accross several software the same option.

Occasional Advisor

Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall

I also tried with aruba support website's image without any luck

Community Manager

Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall

Hello @warnaud 

For HPE networking and Aruba product queries, request you to visit and post your query in the Aruba Airheads Community using the link below:

You can refer to the below link aswell for more details:

HPE Networking forum migration to Aruba Airheads c... - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community

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Occasional Advisor

Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall

Thanks I posted a message there

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Re: Switch 2530-24G complete reinstall