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How to upgrade a QLogic switch via telnet?


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IP Address: 10.0.0.1

User: admin

Password: password

 

 You will need to download the correct firmware, the latest version is currently "8.0.14.19.00". You can download the firmware from QLogic's support site. Put it in a easy dirctory to naviagate too and make sure its unzipped if need be.

Directory

DirectoryFrom a Terminal such as MobaXTerm, navigate to the directory you have downloaded the firmware file too. Once there FTP into the switch "ftp 10.0.0.1". Username and password are "images".

ftp

Now upload the firmware image to the switch, type "put 8.0.14.19.00_epc" and hit enter, you can tab the file when in the correct directory.

put cmd

Exit out of the FTP once the file is uploaded and now Telnet into the switch by typing "telnet 10.0.0.1". You will be asked for the switches username and password.

telnet

Once logged in start the admin services, type "admin start".

admin start

Now unpack the image and install by typing "image unpack 8.0.14.19.00_epc".

unpack imageOnce the firmware has successfully uploaded you can hotreset the switch by typing "hotreset", you can also hardreset the switch by typing "hardreset" but the hotreset is recommended as it does not disrupt traffic.

 hotreset

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