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How to set the boot image partition for stack members?
Problem:

Whenever we are trying to change the boot partition manually we get the following message:

 

(ArubaS2500-24P) #boot system: partition 1

WARNING: This command only sets the boot partition of member 1.

 

We get the above message with SSH / consoling into any of the stack members.

 

1. Why are we getting this message?

2. How can we set the boot partition for all the members of the stack?

 



Diagnostics:

1. First we need to confirm that stack is healthy:

 

(ArubaS2500-24P) #show stacking members

Stack status: Active, Stack Id: 000b866bd340557d17b2
Stack uptime: 1 days 27 minutes
Id    Role       MAC Address        Priority  State     Model            Serial      Location
--    ----       -----------        --------  -----     -----            ------      --------
0  *  Primary    00:1a:1e:09:0a:80  Preset    Active    ArubaS2500-24P   BJ0001240   Not Set
1     Secondary  00:0b:86:6b:d3:40  Preset    Active    ArubaS3500-24P   AU0001346   Not Set

 

2. Verify the image stored on the flash:

 

(ArubaS2500-24P) #show image version

----------------------------------
Partition               : 0:0 (/dev/ud1)**Default boot**
Software Version        : ArubaOS 7.4.0.3 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number            : 49827
Label                   : 49827
Built on                : Wed Apr 29 02:17:20 PDT 2015
----------------------------------
Partition               : 0:1 (/dev/ud2) **Default boot**
Software Version        : ArubaOS 7.4.1.1 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
Build number            : 52111
Label                   : 52111
Built on                : Fri Oct 16 06:56:48 PDT 2015

 



Solution

Aruba will by default change the boot partition of only member 1 when the member ID is not specified:


(ArubaS2500-24P) #boot system: partition 1

WARNING: This command only sets the boot partition of member 1.

 

To change the boot partition for the member switches, we need to execute the commands below:


(ArubaS2500-24P) #boot system: partition 1 member 0
(ArubaS2500-24P) #boot system: partition 1 member 1


(ArubaS2500-24P) #show boot

Config File: default.cfg
Boot Partition: PARTITION 1

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