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Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

 

Mainly Cisco switches 2960X.

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

yes, you upload the fw from the device setup -> firmware tab, then on the group -> you do group firmware enforce and set the firmware to push.

 

this can be done with switches in monitor or management state -> depends on the AMP Setup value that allows fw upgrades in monitor only mode.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

Thanks Rob, but I only see Cisco Aironet IOS types, can I pick whatever type and force to the Cisco LAN switch?

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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

I'll need to double check on that.  When you add the Cisco Switch - is it getting the right device type?  What models of switches do you have?

 

If anything, if you can't get a bulk update by the group firmware enforce, you should at least be able to manually create firmware upgrade jobs.  To do this, you can either:

 

1) individually

In AMP, navigate to each switch's management tab, and use the 'Update Firmware' option at the bottom right.  The button only shows if the device is in the proper state for a firmware upgrade - meaning it's either in management mode or it's monitor-only w/ the AMP setup flag that allows f/w upgrades while in monitor-only mode.

 

2) bulk operation

-usually I suggest running at least 1 individual fw update first to time the process if this is your first time running upgrades from the AMP-

from a folder or group list (essentially a view that shows all the switches you want to update), you can select the 'bulk modify' pencil at the top right - and then choose the 'update firmware' action from the drop down - checking each switch that needs upgrade.

 

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Meanwhile, if you can provide the model and firmwares you currently have deployed, the team can help to double check the state of the firmware enforcement tab with the same or a similar model (depending what I have in the lab that's available).


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

Thanks again Rob, we want to implement this procedure to upgrade:

 

Cisco Routers ISR4331

Cisco Switches WS-C2960X-48FPS-L

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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

Doh!

 

Tried an actual 2960 switch and found the same that you reported.  Did some digging and checked the code base back into the AirWave 7.x.x releases - AMP only reads/reports the firmware version, but doesn't have firmware upgrade support.  The innovation portal (https://innovate.arubanetworks.com) shows only 1 other mention of Cisco Switch firmware support for 38xx series.  And the supported devices guide shows:

 

"AirWave supports automated discovery through SNMP, model and firmware version identification, and displays CDP neighbor information and extended port error statistics for..."

 

I've filed an RFE for this, but it'd be a good idea to also submit to the innovation portal since I'm sure you're not the only one who's run into this.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Can I manage IOS upgrades on Cisco Switches with Airwave 8.2.4.1?

Thank you Rob!!

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