Updating the switch software

Process overview:

  1. Go to the Networking website (http://www.hpe.com/networking/support) to download the new switch software file.

    HPE periodically provides switch software updates through the Networking website. Check the website frequently for the latest software version available for your switch.

  2. Review the Best practices, recommendations, and precautions.
  3. Backup your configuration, as specified in Backing up your current configuration and image.
  4. Do one of the following to download and install the new switch software:
    1. For a TFTP transfer from a server, do either of the following:
    2. For an Xmodem transfer from a PC or Unix workstation, do either of the following:
    3. For a transfer from a USB flash drive: In the switch’s CLI, complete the


Downloading new software does not change the current switch configuration. The switch configuration is contained in a separate file that can also be transferred, for example, to archive or to be used in another switch of the same model.