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IPSO - Installing a new image using bootmgr

Below will show you how to install a IPSO image using the bootmgr, this can be useful if you have lost your password, or cannot get into the IPSO CLI for what ever reason.

Reboot Device and on startup press 1

1   Bootmgr
2   IPSO
Default: 1
Starting bootmgr
Loading boot manager..
Install the image
Type any character to enter command mode <hit enter>
BOOTMGR[1]> install
################### IPSO Full Installation ####################
You will need to supply the following information:
        Client IP address/netmask, FTP server IP address and filename,
        system serial number, and other license information.
This process will DESTROY any existing files and data on your disk.
#################################################################
Continue? (y/n) [n] y
Motherboard serial number is ###########.

The chassis serial number can be found on a
sticker on the back of the unit with the letters
S/N in front of the serial number.
Please enter the serial number: [serial number]
Please answer the following licensing questions.
Will this node be using IGRP ? [y] n
Will this node be using BGP ? [y] n
1. Install from anonymous FTP server.
2. Install from FTP server with user and password.
Choose an installation method (1-2): 2
Enter IP address of this client (0.0.0.0/24): [IP]/[NetMask]
Enter IP address of FTP server (0.0.0.0): [FTP IP]
Enter IP address of the default gateway (0.0.0.0): [GW IP]
Choose an interface from the following list:
1) eth1
2) eth2
3) eth3
4) eth4
Enter a number [1-4]: 1

Choose interface speed from the following list:
1) 10 Mbit/sec
2) 100 Mbit/sec
Enter a number [1-2]: 2
Half or full duplex? [h/f] [h] f
Enter user name on FTP Server :  [username]
Enter password for "[username]": [password]
Enter path to ipso image  on FTP server [~]:  /
Enter ipso image filename on FTP server [ipso.tgz]: <enter>

1. Retrieve all valid packages, with no further prompting.
2. Retrieve packages one-by-one, prompting for each.
3. Retrieve no packages.
Enter choice [1-3] [1]:  2
Client IP address = [IP]/[Netmask]
Server IP address = [IP]
Default gateway IP address = [IP]
Network Interface = eth1, speed = 100M, full-duplex
Server download path = [/]
Package install type = prompting
Mirror set creation = no

Are these values correct? [y] y
Checking what packages are available on [FTP IP].
Hash mark printing on (1048576 bytes/hash mark).
Interactive mode off.
#
The following packages are available:

Building filesystems...
Making initial links...done.
Downloading compressed tarfile(s) from [IP].
Hash mark printing on (1048576 bytes/hash mark).
Interactive mode off.
100%  26157 KB    00:00 ETA
Checking validity of image...done.
No packages found in /, continuing.
Installing image...
Installing image...done.
Image version tag:  IPSO-4.1.
Checking if bootmgr upgrade is needed...
No need to upgrade bootmgr.
Do you want to upgrade bootmgr anyway? [n] <enter>
Installation completed.

Reset system or hit <Enter> to reboot. <enter>

Starting reboot.

After the reboot you will need to configure some basic settings,

Please choose the host name for this system.  This name will be used
        in messages and usually corresponds with one of the network hostnames
        for the system.  Note that only letters, numbers, dashes, and dots (.)
        are permitted in a hostname.
Hostname? [enter hostname]
Hostname set to "ip350", OK? [y] y
Please enter password for user admin: [password]
Please re-enter password for confirmation: [password]
You can configure your system in two ways:
    1) configure an interface and use our Web-based Voyager via a remote
       browser
    2) VT100-based Lynx browser
Please enter a choice [ 1-2, q ]: 1
Select an interface from the following for configuration:
    1) eth1
    2) eth2
    3) eth3
    4) eth4
    5) quit this menu
Enter choice [1-5]: 1
Enter the IP address to be used for eth1: [IP]
Enter the masklength: [Netmask]
Do you wish to set the default route [ y ] ? y
Enter the default router to use with eth1: [IP]


This interface is configured as 10 mbs by default.
Do you wish to configure this interface for 100 mbs [ n ] ? y
This interface is configured as half duplex by default.
Do you wish to configure this interface as full duplex [ n ] ? y
You have entered the following parameters for the eth1 interface:
                IP address: [IP]
                masklength: [Netmask]
                Default route: [GW IP]
                Speed: 100M
                Duplex: full
Is this information correct [ y ] ? y
Do you want to configure Vlan for this interface[ n ] ? n
You may now configure your interfaces with the Web-based Voyager by
typing in the IP address "[IP]" at a remote browser.

Tags: IPSO

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