auto-tftp <IP-ADDR> filename


Configures the switch to automatically download the specified software file from the TFTP server at the specified IP address. The file is downloaded into primary flash memory at switch startup, and then the switch automatically reboots from primary flash. Defaults to disabled.



Disables auto-TFTP operation by deleting the auto-tftp entry from the startup configuration. Does not affect the current TFTP-enabled configuration on the switch. However, entering the ip ssh filetransfer command automatically disables both auto-tftp and tftp operation.


To enable auto-TFTP to copy a software image to primary flash memory, the version number of the downloaded software file (for example, K_14_01.swi) must be different from the version number currently in the primary flash image.

The current TFTP client status (enabled or disabled) does not affect auto-TFTP operation. (See Enabling tftp.)

Completion of the auto-TFTP process may require several minutes while the switch executes the TFTP transfer to primary flash and then reboots again.