Downloading switch software

To download a switch software file named K.0800.swi from a TFTP server with the IP address of to primary flash:

  1. Execute copy tftp flash as shown below:
    Download command for an OS (switch software)
  2. When the switch finishes downloading the software file from the server, it displays this progress message:
  3. Validating and Writing System Software to FLASH ...
  4. When the download finishes, you must reboot the switch to implement the newly downloaded software image. To do so, use either boot system flash or reload.
  5. To confirm that the software downloaded correctly, execute show system and check the Firmware revision line.

For information on primary and secondary flash memory and the boot commands, see the basic operation guide.


If you use


to download a new image in a redundant management system, the active management module downloads the new image to both the active and standby modules. Rebooting after the


process completes reboots the entire system.