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How to upgrade 7000 series controllers through USB ?
Q:

How to upgrade 7000 series controllers through USB ?



A:

Controller will look for a particular folder (Arubaimage) in USB for code upgrade. Hence create a folder called "Arubaimage" in USB and copy AOS image into that folder

After we insert the USB to the controller we can use the below commands to verify the connection 

(Aruba7005) #show usb

USB Device Table
----------------
Address  Product   Vendor  ProdID  Serial            Type     Profile  State
-------  -------   ------  ------  ------            ----     -------  -----
3        v220w     03f0    5a07    0425370000006838  Storage
2        USB DISK  090c    1000    AA00000000009226  Storage


(Aruba7005) # show storage
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
none                      2.0G      2.7M      2.0G   0% /tmp
/dev/usbdisk/slot0/1      7.5G    196.6M      7.3G   3% /mnt/usbdisk/slot0/1
/dev/usb/flash3           1.4G    104.2M      1.3G   7% /flash

(Aruba7005) #show usb verbose

T:  Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=480  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=03f0 ProdID=5a07 Rev=11.00
S:  Manufacturer=HP
S:  Product=v220w
S:  SerialNumber=0425370000006838
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=300mA

 

We can use the below command to upgrade the image .Please note that we need to mention the USB slot/partition which can be verified using "show storage" command  

(Aruba7005) #copy usb: partition ?
<part>                  Enter the slot:partition number of external USB for
                        copy,default slot 0

(Aruba7005) #copy usb: partition 1 ArubaOS_70xx_6.4.2.10_50952 system: partition 0
Upgrading partition 0
........................................................................................................................
File ArubaOS_70xx_6.4.2.10_50952 copied to partition 0 successfully.
The system will boot from partition 0 during the next reboot.


(Aruba7005) #show image version
----------------------------------
Partition               : 0:0 (/dev/usb/flash1) **Default boot**
Software Version        : ArubaOS 6.4.2.10 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number            : 50952
Label                   : 50952
Built on                : Wed Jul 22 13:21:13 PDT 2015
----------------------------------
Partition               : 0:1 (/dev/usb/flash2)
Software Version        : ArubaOS 6.4.2.3 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number            : 47524
Label                   : 47524
Built on                : Sat Dec 6 11:24:05 PST 2014


Please note if we notice the error "file not found" when executing the upgrade command then reboot the controller and try again

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The beginning of this article mentions placing the software image in the "Arubaimage" folder of the USB device. Later the copy command should then be changed to:

copy usb: partition 1 Arubaimage/ArubaOS_70xx_6.4.2.10_50952 system: partition 0

 

to include the full path to the image.

My USB thumb is not recognised. What filesystems / sizes are supported?

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