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Typical Configuration Examples

CloudEngine 12800, 12800E, 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 Series Switches

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Using BIOS/BootLoader to Back Up System Files

Using BIOS/BootLoader to Back Up System Files

Applicable Products and Versions

This example applies to the CE12800/CE6800/CE5800 V100R001C00 or later.

This example applies to the CE7800 V100R003C00 or later.

This example applies to the CE8800 V100R006C00 or later.

This example applies to the CE12800E V200R002C50 or later.

Networking Requirements

To prevent system file loss, use BIOS/BootLoader to back up system files.

As shown in Figure 2-4, the device connects to the PC.

Figure 2-4 Networking for using BIOS/BootLoader to back up system files
NOTE:

The procedure of upgrading the system software using BootLoader is similar to that using BIOS. In this example, the BIOS menu is used to upgrade the system software on a switch running V200R001C00.

Configuration Notes

When using BIOS to back up system files, pay attention to the following points:

  • On the CE12800 and CE12800E, the Mini USB/Micro USB port and console port provide the same functions. The Mini USB/Micro USB port can be also used in this example. When using the Mini USB/Micro USB port, install the driver of the Mini USB/Micro USB port on the PC and use the Mini USB/Micro USB cable to connect the device to the PC.
  • The CE12800 is used as an example. On the CE5800 and 6800, connect devices according to actual interfaces.

  • When BIOS is used to back up system files, the device supports file transfer through TFTP only.

  • To upload system files in different paths, specify the paths in addition to system file names. Select choice 1 to view paths for storing system files.

  • During system file upload, ensure that the TFTP application is enabled until file transfer is complete.

Configuration Roadmap

The configuration roadmap is as follows:

  1. Configure the TFTP server before using BIOS to back up system files. This example uses a PC as the TFTP server and connects the management interface of the device to the network adapter of the PC so that they can set up a TFTP connection.
  2. Log in to the device through the console port and restart the device to enter the BIOS menu.
  3. Enter the system file submenu and upload files to the TFTP server.

Procedure

  1. Run TFTP software on the PC and specify the path for storing the system software.

    NOTE:

    The device is not delivered with the TFTP server software; therefore, the customer needs to buy the TFTP server software and install it. The TFTPD32 program is recommended.

    Run the TFTP server program on the PC and configure the PC, as shown in Figure 2-5.

    Figure 2-5 Configuring the TFTP server
    • Click Browse to set the directory for storing system files.
    • Enter the TFTP server address in Server Interface, for example, 192.168.1.11. Generally, this IP address is automatically set by the system.

  2. Log in to the device through the console port.
  3. Restart the device. Press Ctrl+B to enter the BIOS menu when the following information is displayed.

    Starting ...       
                 
    Press CTRL+B to enter BIOS menu:  1               //Press Ctrl+B within 3s to enter the BIOS menu. After 3s, the system continues to start up.
    
         
    Password:                                            //Enter the password of the BIOS menu.
            
            BIOS Menu (Version: 126)
    
         1. Continue to boot
         2. Update from serial interface
         3. Update from ethernet interface
         4. Modify startup parameters
         5. File system
         6. Modify BIOS password
         7. Modify console password
         8. Reboot
    
    Enter your choice(1-8): 
    NOTE:
    Enter the password to enter the BIOS menu. The initial password is Admin@huawei.com.

  4. Select choice 5 to enter the file system submenu.

            BIOS Menu (Version: 126)
    
         1. Continue to boot
         2. Update from serial interface
         3. Update from ethernet interface
         4. Modify startup parameters
         5. File system
         6. Modify BIOS password
         7. Modify console password
         8. Reboot
    
    Enter your choice(1-8): 5
    
            File system Submenu   
      
         1. List flash files                                     //You can view file information.
         2. Upload file to server
         3. Return       
      
    Enter your choice(1-3): 

  5. Select choice 2 to back up system files.

            File system Submenu   
    
      
         1. List flash files           
         2. Upload file to server
         3. Return       
      
    Enter your choice(1-3): 2
    Please check network paraments:
    '.' = clear field;  '-' = go to previous field;  Ctrl+C = quit      
    Ftp type            : TFTP        //In V200R002C50 and later versions, files can be transferred using TFTP, TFTP+FTP, or TFTP+SFTP.
    Server IP address   :                  - 192.168.1.11    //Configure the server IP address.
    Switch IP address   :                  - 192.168.1.121   //Configure the device IP address.
    Gateway IP address  :                  -                   //Configure the gateway address. You do not need to configure the gateway address when the device and server are located on the same network segment.
    Network Mask        :                  - 255.255.255.0   //Configure the subnet mask.
    
    Please input file name: vrpcfg.zip                       //Configure the name of the file to be upnloaded. When files in different paths need to be uploaded, add the file path.
    TFTP server IP address: 192.168.1.11 
    Switch IP address: 192.168.1.121                    
    Upload Filename 'vrpcfg.zip'.                                                                                                       
    0.005 MB to be send ...                                                                                                             
    Uploading:TftpBlock=65536 TftpBlockWrap=1                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                        
             0.005 MB upload ok.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
    Upload file ok!                                              //File transfer is complete. Ensure that TFTP application is enabled before this step.

Verifying the Configuration

Check whether system files are backed up on the TFTP server.

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Updated: 2019-04-03

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