How to manually flash firmware on your OMS Switch



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.
  • 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:
boot system image1
  • The switch should reboot and check-in with the new firmware.

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