Downloading to Flash

The following procedure downloads a switch software file named E0822.swi from a PC (running a terminal emulator program such as HyperTerminal) to primary flash.

  1. Execute the following command in the CLI:
  2. Execute the terminal emulator commands to begin the Xmodem transfer. For example, using HyperTerminal:
    1. Click on Transfer, then Send File.

    2. Type the file path and name in the Filename field.

    3. In the Protocol field, select Xmodem.

    4. Click on the [Send] button. The download can take several minutes, depending on the baud rate used in the transfer.

  3. When the download finishes, you must reboot the switch to implement the newly downloaded software.
  4. Use either boot system flash or reload commands.
  5. To confirm that the software downloaded correctly:
    Switch# show system
  6. Check the Firmware revision line. It should show the software version that you downloaded in the preceding steps.