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ArubaOS-CX Switches - Configuring for initial access and performing a software upgrade

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  • 1.  ArubaOS-CX Switches - Configuring for initial access and performing a software upgrade

    Posted Apr 11, 2019 09:59 AM

    In this post, I have used the Aruba 8320 Switch, which has 48 SFP+ 10GbE ports and 6 QSPF+ 40GbE ports.

    We will looking on how to configure this ArubaOS-CX switch for initial access and perform a software upgrade.

     

    Console Access:

    The speed of the serial link must be set to 115200 bits per second, in order to get console access to the switch.

    The default username is admin with no password set.

     

    Getting the Out-of-band management interface UP:

    The below commands will turn on the Out-of-band interface to UP state and get the IP address from the DHCP Server.

    8320#

    8320# configure terminal

    8320(config)# interface mgmt

    8320(config-if-mgmt)# no shutdown

    8320(config-if-mgmt)# ip dhcp

    8320(config-if-mgmt)# end

    8320#

     

    Verify using “show interface mgmt”.interface mgmt.jpg

     

    Enable SSH on 8320 Switch:

    The following commands will enable SSH access on 'default' and 'mgmt' VRF instance.

    8320-lower#

    8320-lower# configure terminal

    8320-lower(config)# ssh server vrf mgmt

    8320-lower(config)# ssh server vrf default

    8320-lower(config)# end

    8320-lower#

     

    Now you will be able to get SSH Access.SSH Access.jpg

     

    Enable Web Interface on 8320 Switch:

    In order to enable WebUI access on ArubaOS-CX switch, you need to configure password for the username ‘admin’

     

    Configuring password for the username ‘admin’

    8320-lower#

    8320-lower# configure terminal

    8320-lower(config)# user admin password

    Changing password for user admin

    Enter password: *********

    Confirm new password: *********

    8320-lower(config)# end

    8320-lower# write memory

    Success

    8320-lower#

     

    Now you can enable the WebUI access on this ArubaOS-CX 8320 switch.

    8320-lower#

    8320-lower# configure terminal

    8320-lower(config)# https-server vrf mgmt

    8320-lower(config)# https-server vrf default

    8320-lower(config)# end

    8320-lower# write memory

    Success

    8320-lower#

     

    Now you will be able to access the WebUI.WebUI-Access.jpg

     

    Upgrade image via TFTP:

    The ArubaOS-CX 8320 Switch software image can be downloaded from https://asp.arubanetworks.com/ASP.jpg

    Have the image hosted on the TFTP Server.

     

    8320-lower# copy tftp://172.30.30.6/ArubaOS-CX_8320_10_02_0020.swi primary vrf mgmt

    The primary image will be deleted.

    Continue (y/n)? y

     

    Upgrade image via USB:

    You need to enable and mount the USB first using the below commands.

    8320-upper# show usb

    Enabled: No

    Mounted: No

    8320-upper# configure terminal

    8320-upper(config)# usb

    8320-upper(config)#end

    8320-upper# usb mount

    8320-upper#

    8320-upper# show usb

    Enabled: Yes

    Mounted: Yes

    8320-upper#

    Now perform the upgrade from USB.

    8320-upper#

    8320-upper# copy usb:/ArubaOS-CX_8320_10_02_0020.swi primary

    The primary image will be deleted.

    Continue (y/n)? y

    Verifying and writing system firmware...

    Success

    8320-upper#

     

    Performing the boot:

    Now boot the system

    8320-upper# boot system primary

    Default boot image set to primary.

    This will reboot the entire switch and render it unavailable

    until the process is complete.

    Continue (y/n)? y

    The system is going down for reboot.

     

    Use ‘show images’ command to verify the image in each partition.Images.jpg

    Hope you find this post useful to get your ArubaOS-CX Switch up and running :)

     



  • 2.  RE: ArubaOS-CX Switches - Configuring for initial access and performing a software upgrade

    Posted Sep 26, 2020 10:15 AM

    in your example is copy firmware from usb.

    ?

    1. how about boot from usb pen drive like Cisco switch did?

    2. what is the format of the usb pen drive. Is it FAT32 or NTFS

    can I use >4GB drive

     

    tq