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AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

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  • 1.  AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Dec 13, 2023 01:51 PM

    Hello everyone,

    is it possible to allow unsafe updates via API?

    Couldn't find anything in the documentation so far.



  • 2.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Feb 16, 2024 05:33 AM

    Doesn't seem possible right now. I asked the same question here:
    https://community.arubanetworks.com/discussion/is-it-possible-to-allow-unsafe-updates-via-api-or-ansible




  • 3.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Feb 17, 2024 05:54 AM

    I have a Expect script which may be used during staging. 

    As you can see it is a reboot after enable the allow-unsafe-updates. I use it as part of ZTP so new firmware is automaticly downloaded and I need to reboot with allow-unsafe-updates if needed.

    If you want to use this as part of a upgrade of switches in production, remove the reboot. And perform the firmware upgrade using your standard tools.

    #!/usr/bin/expect
    
    #Usage  allow-unsafe-upgrade.expect <host> <ssh user> <ssh password>
    
    set timeout 60
    
    spawn ssh [lindex $argv 1]@[lindex $argv 0]
    
    expect "yes/no" {
            send "yes\r"
            expect "*?assword" { send "[lindex $argv 2]\r" }
            } "*?assword" { send "[lindex $argv 2]\r" }
    
    expect "# " { send "configure\r" }
    expect "fig)# " { send "allow-unsafe-updates 20\r" }
    expect "(y/n)? " { send "y\r" }
    expect "fig)# " { send "boot system\r" }
    expect "(y/n)? " {
            send "y\r"
            expect "(y/n)? " { send "y\r" }
            } "(y/n)? " { send "y\r" }
    
    expect eof


    ------------------------------
    Arne Opdal
    ------------------------------



  • 4.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Feb 19, 2024 03:23 AM

    Thanks alot :) 




  • 5.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Feb 23, 2024 08:42 AM

    Thanks Arne for the script, that looks like a good workaround.


    But my understanding is that the AOS-CX operating system is a fully API featured one, isn't it?

    Then it should also be possible to implement this function on the API.

    @jonlar, @ArneO: Have you already contacted TAC support about this?

    Otherwise I will create a request for this.




  • 6.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Feb 28, 2024 09:04 AM

    I know other stuff that doesn't work with the API as well, so they probably have a feature backlog with the API. 

    I have not contacted TAC.




  • 7.  RE: AOS-CX allow-unsafe-updates via REST API?

    Posted Mar 18, 2024 02:47 AM

    I have opened a TAC case.

    There it could be determined that the function is not implemented.

    I was advised to create a feature request at https://innovate.arubanetworks.com/, which I did.

    The request can be found at https://innovate.arubanetworks.com/ideas/SWITCH-I-916

    Upvotes are appreciated :)