How to manually flash firmware on your OMS Switch

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Overview

Manually flashing firmware on the switches is more complicated than with our access points or routers, as there is not an out-of-the-box tool that does all actions for you. You'll need to be aware of the switch's IP address and be able to setup a TFTP server on your local network.

Generally this should only be done as a last resort. If your switch can check into CloudTrax, it is simpler to have the switch upgrade via CloudTrax instead.

Switch Manual Flashing Steps

  • Locate the switch's IP address via CloudTrax, your router's DHCP lease list or by doing a ping scan on the local network.
  • Install and configure a TFTP server.
  • If there is a firewall between your TFTP server and switch, ensure you allow TFTP traffic through the firewall(UDP Port 69).
  • Download the firmware .bix file for your switch to directory configured on your TFTP server.
OMS24 
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/oms24_fw_01.03.24_180823-1626.bix
OMS48
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/oms48_fw_01.03.24_180823-1708.bix
OMS8
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/oms8_fw_01.03.24_180823-1613.bix
S24-L
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/s24-l_fw_01.03.24_180823-1653.bix
S24v3
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/s24v3_fw_01.03.24_180823-1545.bix
S8-L
https://files.cloudtrax.com/downloads/switch/s8-l_fw_01.03.24_180823-1639.bix
  • Remote into the switch via SSH.
  • The default username is "admin", and the default password is "0p3nm3$h!". If these do not work, hold the reset button down for 15 seconds, wait for the switch to reboot, and try again.
  • Once on the switch, run the following command:
copy tftp://<tftp server>/<firmware.bix> flash://image1
  • Say Yes, when asked to continue.
  • Say No, when asked to reboot.
  • Run the following commands:
configure
boot system image1
end
save
reboot
  • The switch should reboot and check-in with the new firmware.

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