Switch-to-switch download to primary flash (Menu)

Using the menu interface, you can download a switch software file from either the primary or secondary flash of one switch to the primary flash of another switch of the same series.

  1. From the switch console Main Menu in the switch to receive the download, select 7. Download OS screen.
  2. Ensure that the Method parameter is set to TFTP (the default).
  3. In the TFTP Server field, enter the IP address of the remote switch containing the software file you want to download.
  4. For the Remote File Name , enter one of the following:
    1. To download the software in the primary flash of the source switch, enter

      in lowercase characters.

    2. To download the software in the secondary flash of the source switch, enter


  5. Press [Enter], and then [X] (for eXecute ) to begin the software download.

    A "progress" bar indicates the progress of the download. When the entire switch software download has been received, all activity on the switch halts and the following messages appear:

    Validating and writing system software to FLASH...

  6. After the primary flash memory has been updated with the new software, you must reboot the switch to implement the newly downloaded software. Return to the Main Menu and press [6] (for Reboot Switch ). You then see this prompt:

    Continue reboot of system? : No

    Press the space bar once to change No to Yes, then press [Enter] to begin the reboot.

  7. To confirm that the software downloaded correctly:
    1. From the Main Menu, select

      Status and Counters

      General System Information

    2. Check the Firmware revision line.