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Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?

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RicN
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Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?


Must the switch always be rebooted after you download a new software image, even if you are running from primary flash and you download to secondary?

Is this true for all Procurve switches and all software versiones?
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Matt Hobbs
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Re: Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?

Absolutely not. Only on the on the older switches that had only one flash location did you need to do this.
RicN
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Re: Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?


Thank you for your answer!

I might have confused the software downloading with downloading a new startup-configuration file. Do you know if I have to do a forced reboot in such cases?
Matt Hobbs
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Re: Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?

Yep, startup-config does force an immediate reboot when copying that over.
RicN
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Re: Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?


Is it known why do you have to do this reboot immediately? Since the new information is only in the startup-config, the running-config in memory should not be affected.

It would be nice to be able to download a kind of template to the startup-config, change a few values and THEN reboot. :)
Matt Hobbs
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Re: Forced reboot after TFTP-downloading new software?

It's a good question of 'why' and honestly I don't know. I have noticed what I believe is a bug though with the current K.13 software - it will allow you to copy startup-config via SCP/SFTP without requiring the reboot. This is inconsistent with the rest of the ProCurve lineup.