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Brocade ADX - How to perform an image upgrade

Below shows the basic steps for upgrading a Brocade ADX.

Copy Image

First of all the image is copied from a TFTP server.

Note : The option 'secondary' is used to ensure that the primary image is not overwritten.

adx# copy tftp flash [tftp server ip] ASR12301c.bin secondary

Check Flash

Next, check the image has been uploaded correctly by checking the flash.

SSH@ADX#sh flash
Active management module:
Compressed Pri Code size = 25666421, Version 12.4.00dT403 Dec 6 2012 19:36:14 PST label: ASR12400d
Compressed Sec Code size = 25810297, Version 12.4.00jT403 Aug 19 2013 21:13:21 PDT label: ASR12400j
Used Configuration Flash Size=27053, Max Configuration Flash Size=1441790 

Set Boot

Next the configuration is set to boot from the secondary image.

Note : You MUST perform this within the configuration mode. Otherwise the ADX will reboot immediately from the secondary image.

adx(config)#boot system flash secondary
adx# wr mem

Reboot

Next reboot the system.

adx# reload

Verify

Once the device has reloaded run the version command to confirm that the device is running the new version of code.

adx# sh version | i System Version
System Version 12.3.01cT403 Oct 28 2011 16:22:37 PDT label: ASR12301c


SSH@ADX#sh flash
Active management module:
Compressed Pri Code size = 25666421, Version 12.4.00dT403 Dec 6 2012 19:36:14 PST label: ASR12400d
Compressed Sec Code size = 25810297, Version 12.4.00jT403 Aug 19 2013 21:13:21 PDT label: ASR12400j
Used Configuration Flash Size=27053, Max Configuration Flash Size=1441790

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