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How update firmware

  • 1.  How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:02 PM

    I would like to know how I can update firmware of my controler?



  • 2.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:08 PM

    A. Go the the Aruba support site.

    http://support.arubanetworks.com/

    (Login with your partner account)

    Go to download software.

    B.Choose the relevant ArubaOS that fit your controller model.

    C.Read the release notes (upgrade notes)

    D.Download the firmware to local dir.

    E.Login to the the controller as admin

       Go the maintenance

       Choose the right method (I prefer TFTP / ftp)

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    That's it.

     

    Me.



  • 3.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:09 PM

    Side Note:   I would always use FTP.


    Much faster, Much more reliable.

     

    JF



  • 4.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:16 PM

    Two favorite softwares for TFTP / FTP (YEP...FTP is FASTER)

     

    3CDaemon (old..but working when needed - found some download links for u)

    http://www.firewall.cx/downloads/doc_download/16-1-3cdaemon-server-a-client.html

    http://www.4shared.com/rar/w7TWtjeg/3cdaemon-ftp.htm

     

    TFTPd (my favorite *There is also 64bit bersion)

    http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

     



  • 5.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:39 PM

    Concur...

     

    I have had 3CDaemon on every laptop I have owned/touched since ~1999... a great must-have !

    JF



  • 6.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:26 AM

    I try to update my firmware and I have a option I'm not sure what I have to select. I can upgrade the partition 0 or 1. Witch one I have to select for a AOS upgrade?

     

    This is a image from my controller.

     

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  • 7.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:29 AM
    You?ll want to upgrade the partition that is not selected as boot, so in
    this case, partition 0.


  • 8.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:33 AM

    Remeber creating your backup first and getting out your backup of the controller with a tftp server or ftp server

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 9.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:38 AM

    Can you explain the difference between this two partitions? My controller have the version 6.1.3.6 and this is the partition 1.

     

    I want to upgrade the AOS.



  • 10.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:43 AM

    Okay the default boot is the partition you using right now

    The other that does not says default boot is the partiation that you are not using and is the one that you need to select  in order to do an upgrade

     

    The 2 partitions you see in there are for security purpuses....

    If for some reason something goes wrong witht he upgrade, you can always boot again fromt he partition you were before

    Got it?

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 11.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:46 AM

    Ok if I upgrade the partition 0, after the boot, the system switch to the partition 0 for the boot or the controller use the most recent of the two partition?



  • 12.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:49 AM

    Yes when you select the partition 0 to upgarde it on your case when it reboot it will automatically choose the partition 0 as the default partition...

    Remenber to save configuration and do your backup, just in case...

    And remenber that the controller needs to reboot so your wireless network will be down for a a few of minutes...

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 13.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 09:54 AM

    Thank you for your advice. After the upgrade, if I want to use the partition 1 because my upgrade doesn’t works, what I have to do?

     



  • 14.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Nov 04, 2013 12:42 PM

    You have to reboot the controller and enter in the cpboot mode.

    You do it by when you reboot the controller just rpess mm enter enter until you get this mode...

    It will tell press any key to enter in the cpboot but it just like 3 secs... so i just press enter until i get into it

     

    After that

    For Partition 0

    cpboot> bootf 0

     

     

    For Partition 1

    cpboot> bootf 1

     

     

    But once again i advice you to do a backup of your controller, you never know what can happen.

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 15.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted May 19, 2020 08:26 AM

    Hello,

     

    After the FW update, is it necessary to upgrade the boot room too? How to determine which version is compatible? what would be the steps to do it?



  • 16.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted May 19, 2020 08:38 AM

    This post is 7 years old, so it is being closed because it is outdated.

     

    Please open a new post to ask questions.



  • 17.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:40 PM

     

    Also wanted to add to make sure you read the release notes carefully before you upgrade your controller

     

    Note: If you are planning to upgrade a 3200 to 6.2 that one requires that you upgrade the memory 



  • 18.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:42 PM

    You guys are forgetting the most important thing

    Make a backup before doing the upgrade:P

    How to backup:

    https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/HowTo/R-60

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 19.  RE: How update firmware

    Posted Oct 28, 2013 05:44 PM

    Good catch Carlos !

     

    Another one along the same lines:    DO this in a maintenance window.  That window being defined as when your end-users are least likely to be impacted!    

     

     I get asked all the time if we can upgrade in the middle of the day.  WE _CAN_ but you should follow your _NORMAL_ procedures with Aruba like you do any other vendors' devices ;)

    JF