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HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

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  • 1.  HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Jan 31, 2017 06:06 AM

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if you guys could possibly help me with upgrading the firmware on our HP 8212zl network switches.

    I'm pretty new to HP networking kit so need some basic steps of learning how to get this done if possible without breaking anything ! !

    I can navigate my way around the web gui OK and noticed theres the update feature (System > Updates) but wasn't sure if this was OK to use as our switches have 2x E8200 management cards in. I have used this in the past to update all our other HP 3500yl switches without issue but never been brave enough to update the main switches ! ! ! !

    Other info I've read before seems to use the CLI for updates or TFTP........ Just wondered if the web gui was OK to use as that would be far simpler for me to do.

    If it helps, the current software is K15.06.0008 (K15.19 boot ROM) and was looking to go to the latest available.

    Something I have noticed is that there's warnings about the potential hang of the switch during an update/reboot with our current old firmware release. Is this going to be an issue for us ? ? ? Does just a reboot fix the issue if it happens ? ? ?


    Many thanks



  • 2.  RE: HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Feb 01, 2024 10:26 AM

    Hi Paul, I see you never got a reply, it's sad. It's 2024 and I'm in the exact same situation as you were back in 2017.

    Did you find any solution to your problem by any chance?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.


  • 3.  RE: HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Feb 01, 2024 10:27 AM

    Hi Paul,

    Do you have any K15.15.XXXX firmware that you could share by any chance?

    Thank you in advance,


  • 4.  RE: HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Feb 02, 2024 03:11 AM

    K.15.15.0006 is available here:


    Arne Opdal

  • 5.  RE: HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Feb 02, 2024 03:22 AM

    Thank you very much Arne.

    I couldn't get any search results by searching with the product number J9477A on the Aruba support portal.

    Best regards,


  • 6.  RE: HP 8212zl firmware upgrade

    Posted Feb 02, 2024 06:42 AM

    Hi! downloading the latest available Firmware version apart, maybe this thread (on old read-only HPE Community - Networking Forum) could be of help considering that the OP (and maybe you too) had dual Management Modules instead of simply just one on his HP ProCurve 8212zl switch.

    Edit about (latest) Software versions available for HP ProCurve 8200zl Switch series: you can find them here. Please note that latest software version built for K.15.18 software line was released during 2021 (K.15.18.0024) while the latest software version built for K.16.02 software line (the "highest" available for 8200) was released during 2020 (K.16.02.0029). Read Release Notes carefully to understand IF you need to go through an interim software build to move from the version your switch is running on to the version you desire to reach.

    Edit: it seems that, despite the software line (K), the K.16.02.0029 doesn't support the HP ProCurve 8200zl Switch series...so you should at best move to K.15.18 software line.