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Registered: ‎09-26-2007

ds 300 firmware upgrade

i am trying to upgrade my ds 300 fiber switches via ftp on a windows server and it is failing

how should the directory structure look like

username is test whose home directory is D:\firmware

that contains folder v6.4.2a. inside this folder are all the files like common, bin, SWBD21, SWBD32, etc

when i run the firmwaredownload command i specify the filename as /v6.4.2a

is that the correct way to do it ?

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Posts: 4,855
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: ds 300 firmware upgrade

--->>>when i run the firmwaredownload command i specify the filename as /v6.4.2a

correct is

/v6.4.2a/release.plist

TechHelp24
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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎08-12-2008

Re: ds 300 firmware upgrade

There is an easy way to accomplish this on:

Download the free 3COM FTP daemon and install it on your desktop

Start the software and click on the FTP Server tab in the left panel then click on Configure FTP Server

In the middle of the dialog box that opens click on the button with the 3 dots and browse to the directory where you have the FOS code

Then open the WEB Tools to the switch and set the TCP/IP address to your desktop, user name to anonymous, password = any e-mail address

Set path to a \

Then click on upgrade

I hae used this on B200-DCX Brocade units and this process has never failed in over 4 years of using it.

Hope this helps

mie
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Registered: ‎12-03-2011

Re: ds 300 firmware upgrade

Techhelp24, I did as per the document instruction during firmware upgrade.

1) Download v7.0.0c

2) Put it on FTP server (using filezilla & turn off firewall) under D:\v7.0.0c

3) create username & pw in filezilla

4) Using DB9 serial cable & putty, connect to san switch

5) version shows 6.4.1b

6) run firmware download & on the path issued

    a) server IP = 10.2.1.15 (filezilla ftp server = my laptop)

    b) username = root

    c) filename = release.plist. I've tried others like /release.plist, v7.0.0c/release.plist but to no avail.

    d) Network protocol = auto

    e) password = ftp svr password

It stops for a while at checking system settings for firmwaredownload & then error prompted out that path or credential is incorrect.

Any more idea?

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Posts: 4,855
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: ds 300 firmware upgrade

--->>> 4) Using DB9 serial cable & putty, connect to san switch

you have to connect the switch trough you LAN for FOS Upgrade and not with Serial cable.

Both Laptop ( FTP Server and Switch )  must in the same IP range.

I prefered to work with MS Native FTP Server,but FileZille should work w/o problem.

FTP must be pointed to Correct IP Adress ( Laptop Eth )

TechHelp24

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