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Typical Configuration Examples

CloudEngine 16800, 12800, 12800E, 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 Series Switches

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Example for Upgrading the System Software Using BIOS/BootLoader

Example for Upgrading the System Software Using BIOS/BootLoader

Applicable Products and Versions

This example applies to CE12800, CE6800, and CE5800 series switches running V100R001C00 and later versions.

This example applies to CE16800 series switches running V200R005C20 and later versions.

This example applies to CE7800 series switches running V100R003C00 and later versions.

This example applies to CE8800 series switches running V100R006C00 and later versions.

This example applies to CE12800E series switches running V200R002C50 and later versions.

Networking Requirements

If the CLI cannot be accessed through the console port or the system restarts repeatedly, you can upgrade the system software using BIOS/BootLoader.

As shown in Figure 2-1, the device connects to the PC.

Figure 2-1 Networking for using BIOS/BootLoader to upgrade the system software

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.

Precautions

When using BIOS to upgrade the system software, pay attention to the following points:

  • The Mini USB/Micro USB port and console port provide the same functions, so the Mini USB/Micro USB port can be used in this example. When using the Mini USB/Micro USB port, you need to 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.

  • When the device is equipped with dual MPUs, upgrade the system software using BIOS on both the active and standby MPUs. When upgrading the active or standby MPU, ensure that the other MPU is in unregistered state. For example, remove the other MPU when upgrading one MPU. Otherwise, the upgrade fails.

  • The CE12800 is used as an example. On the CE8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800, connect devices according to actual interfaces.

  • To prevent loss of the configuration file before system software upgrade, back up the configuration file.

  • During software downloading, the system displays number sign (#) consecutively. If T is displayed consecutively, the network is disconnected. Check the network settings and try it again.

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

  • Before upgrading the system software, ensure that the device has sufficient storage space. Check whether there is an existing file with the same name as the file to be upgraded. If so, the file to be upgraded will overwrite the existing file during upgrade using BIOS. You can select 5 (File system) from the main menu of BIOS to view the file information and storage space of the device.

Configuration Roadmap

The configuration roadmap is as follows:

  1. Configure the TFTP server and upload the target system software to the TFTP working directory before using BIOS to upgrade the system software. This example uses a PC as the TFTP server and connects the management Ethernet 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. Set parameters for connecting to the TFTP server in the BIOS menu so that the device can communicate with the TFTP server, and download the target system software to the device using TFTP.
  4. Upgrade the system software using BIOS, and enter the CLI.

Procedure

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

    The TFTP server program is not installed by default, and users must purchase and install the TFTP server software themselves. The TFTPD32 program is recommended.

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

    Figure 2-2 Configuring the TFTP server
    • Click Browse to set the directory for storing new system files.
    • Enter the TFTP server address in Server interfaces, 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 BIOS password. In V200R019C00 and later versions, if the default BIOS password is used, you need to change the password.
            
            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 stack parameters
         7. Modify BIOS password
         8. Modify console password                   //This option does not exist in V200R019C00 and later versions.
         9. Restore factory defaults
        10. Reboot
    
    Enter your choice(1-10): 

    The working mode selection menu option 6. Modify stack parameters in the BIOS menu is available only for devices that can function as leaf nodes in an SVF system.

  4. In the BIOS main menu, select Update from ethernet interface to enter the Ethernet interface submenu.

            BIOS Menu (Version: 126)
    
         1. Continue to boot
         2. Update from serial interface
         3. Update from ethernet interface              //Enter the Ethernet interface submenu to upgrade the system software.
         4. Modify startup parameters
         5. File system                                 //Enter the file system submenu to view the file system content.
         6. Modify stack parameters
         7. Modify BIOS password
         8. Modify console password
         9. Restore factory defaults
        10. Reboot
    
    Enter your choice(1-10): 3
    
            Ethernet Submenu     
                                     
         1. Update CPLD
         2. Update system software                      //Enter the Ethernet interface to upgrade the system software. This operation does not affect files with names different from the downloaded file name. (The downloaded file with the same name as the original one overwrites the original file.)
         3. Update system software with disk format     //Enter the Ethernet interface to format the startup disk. In this case, all data including the historical system software and configuration file in the startup disk will be lost. Exercise caution when performing this operation.
         4. Modify parameters
         5. Return
    
    Enter your choice(1-5): 

  5. In the Ethernet interface submenu, select Update system software to enter the system software upgrade menu and download the system software.

            Ethernet Submenu     
                                     
         1. Update CPLD
         2. Update system software
         3. Update system software with disk format
         4. Modify parameters
         5. Return
    
    Enter your choice(1-5): 2
    Please check network parametes:
    '.' = 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.
    
    Current startup file is "softwareold.cc".
    Please input file name: softwarenew.cc                    //Configure the name of the file to be downloaded.
    
    Current patch file is "<NULL>".
    Please input patch name: 
    
    TFTP server IP address: 192.168.1.11              
    Switch IP address: 192.168.1.121                
    Download Filename 'softwarenew.cc'.                
    Downloading:################################################################# 
    ......                                                            //The information automatically displayed on the device is omitted here.
    User interface con0 is available                                                                                                    
    Please Press ENTER.                                               //System software upgrade using BIOS is complete. Ensure that the TFTP application program is enabled before this step.

Verifying the Configuration

After the device is started, run the display version and display startup commands to check whether the upgrade is successful.

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