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Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

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Ari Yrjölä
Advisor

Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Is it possible to upgrade Procurve stacking
member switch firmware, when the member switch
has no IP address assigned? If so, how?


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Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Can't you just do it through console connection ?

J
You can lean only on what resists you...
Ari Yrjölä
Advisor

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Updating 50 switches in 35 wiring closets via
serial console isn't my idea of having fun :-/

Those stacked switches are not in use yet.
This annoying feature of not being able
to update firmware, save config or even
using NTP with stacked switches came up
when a consultant was configuring them.
I wasn't too pleased when asked for to
allocate 50 more IP addresses.
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Wow ! 50 pcs ?

Forget about my suggestion...

As you point it out, there is no other way than giving an IP... as each switch has to be designed somehow, and IP is THE way...

Good luck...

J
You can lean only on what resists you...
Ardon
Trusted Contributor

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Hi,

Yes you can upgrade the Member Switches by using the Commander. Just go into the Menu (option 7==>Download OS) Here you specify TFTP as the Method with the IP Address of the Commander. Use FLASH as the Remote filename.
I tested it 100%.

Thanks, Ardon
ProCurve Networking Engineer
Ardon
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Hi,

Yes you can upgrade the Member Switches by using the Commander. Just go into the Menu (option 7==>Download OS) Here you specify TFTP as the Method with the IP Address of the Commander. Use FLASH as the Remote filename.
I tested it 100%.

Thanks, Ardon
ProCurve Networking Engineer
Ari Yrjölä
Advisor

Re: Procurve 2524 stacking member, firmware upgrade

Thanks a lot, that seems to work, eg. giving IP address of the commander switch when downloading OS.

HP's own support already said this was not possible, but thankfully better knowledge can be found here ^_^