Document ID: 15031
Firmware may be downloaded to an IPX, IGX, or BPX using TFTP on a Sun (UNIX) workstation or the Hewlett-Packard OpenView (HP OV) StrataCom Utilities.
For more information on document conventions, refer to the Cisco Technical Tips Conventions.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
UNIX workstation, IGX or BPX
If you want to TFTP firmware to a BPX or IGX from a PC, refer to Using TFTP on a PC to Download WAN Switch Software and Firmware
This section describes how to prepare and download firmware to an IPX, IGX, or BPX.
Perform these steps to prepare for the firmware download:
On the UNIX workstation, verify the firmware is uncompressed, and note the directory where the firmware is located.
unix-server% ls <-----use the "ls" command to verify the files are there
ABU.000 ABU.001 ABU.002 ABU.003 ABU.004 ABU.004 ABU.006 ABU.007 ABU.008 ABU.009 ABU.010 ABU.011 ABU.012 ABU.013 ABU.014 ABU.015 ABU.016 ABU.017 ABU.018 ABU.img ABUread.me ab09.000 ab09.img ab09read.me
unix-server% pwd <-----Use the "pwd" command to get the directory path
On the IPX, IGX, or BPX, use the cnffwswinit command to configure the IP address of the UNIX workstation that you are using to download firmware to the switch.
igx1 TN Cisco IGX 8410 9.3.42 May 27 2004 10:52 GMT Last Command: cnffwswinit 10.10.10.10
Verify that both Ping and Telnet connectivity exists between the TFTP server and the switch.
Note: Enabling the cnfdlparm 8 and cnffunc 6 commands is not a requirement when using the TFTP method.
Complete these steps to download the firmware using a TFTP-enabled UNIX workstation:
Create a firmware request file named dnld.fw, which specifies these parameters on the UNIX workstation:
Tftp_Request— used by the IGX or BPX to create the tftp request back to the workstation
IP—The IP address of the UNIX workstation
PathName—The path that contains the images
CardName—The card type to be upgraded
RevNum—The revision of the firmware being loaded
FileName—Optional; use this field if you want to specify the exact file.
Note: This is sometimes needed when the filename has a mixture of upper and lowercase characters, or is oddly named. The switch first looks for a file with the same name as the "RevNum.img" in all lowercase, then it tries all uppercase on its own, but it never tries anything else. If you see that your ".img" file is named something other than the RevNum, then you need to use this field.
Note: You must not enter the ".img". The switch does that on its own.
Below is an example dnld.fw file. This example uses these parameters:
IP address of UNIX workstation = 10.10.10.10
IP address of IGX = 10.10.10.20
Directory path where code is located on UNIX workstation = /usr/users/svplus/images/ipxbpx
Name of card to be upgraded = UXM
Revision of firmware being upgraded to = ABU Must be uppercase
The firmware file name = ABU ---Because my ".img" file is named ABU.img. In this case, I did not need to add this optional field. It is only added here for completeness.
The bold type must be written exactly as it appears here. The rest is dependent on your specific setup, and most likely is different than what is displayed here.
unix-server% more dnld.fw ! --- The more command displays the file contents. Tftp_Request IP:10.10.10.10 PathName:/usr/users/svplus/images/ipxbpx CardName:UXM RevNum:abu FileName:ABU
Note: If you create this file on a PC using Microsoft Word, or something similar, it imbeds odd characters that cause the TFTP to fail. If possible, create it on the UNIX workstation.
Transfer the dnld.fw file to the target switch (using TFTP). In the example below, you first start the TFTP session to the IP address of your IGX or BPX with the tftp ip-address command. Second, you put the TFTP session into binary mode (using the bin command), and finally, you transfer the dnld.fw file to the switch by using the put dnld.fw command. This is an example:
unix-server% tftp 10.10.10.20 tftp> bin tftp> put dnld.fw tftp> quit
Use the dsplog command to verify the firmware was found on the UNIX server, and that is was downloaded.
Note: In the example below, ABU was found.
igx1 TN Cisco IGX 8410 9.3.42 May 28 2004 16:50 GMT Most recent log entries (most recent at top) (events 3-1 of 3) Class Description Date Time Info TFTP Client 0: IP 10.10.10.10 ABU found 05/28/04 16:46:53 Info getfwrev UXM ABU initiated from 10.10.10.10 05/28/04 16:46:37 Info Log Cleared 05/28/04 16:44:13 Last Command: dsplog
You can use the dspfwrev and dspdnld commands to monitor the download after it has been found. Notice the Status.
igx1 TN Cisco IGX 8410 9.3.42 May 28 2004 16:48 GMT Firmware Size Status UXM-A.B.U 1211 K Getting from igx1-05a SV 10.10.10.10 File Address Length CRC Burn Address 0 BFC10000 10000 B1E0D546 1 BFC20000 10000 8A6C6711 2 BFC30000 10000 388F246F 3 BFC40000 10000 E60443FB 4 BFC50000 10000 4FC19030 5 BFC60000 10000 BE3BEE06 6 BFC70000 10000 860ADAC7 7 BFC80000 10000 073758AB 8 BFC90000 10000 221C8E81 9 BFCA0000 10000 41BB69AF This Command: dspfwrev
Each set of numbers represent one of the firmware files that are being downloaded to the switch. If you watch the output of this screen, you see each set of number increament until the file is transferred. When each individual file transfer is complete, the numbers appear in "reverse video".
igx1 TN Cisco IGX 8410 9.3.42 May 28 2004 16:48 GMT dl_dest: Active CC dl_source: SV SV 10.10.10.10 dl_type: Firmware dl_image: Firmware pathname: /usr/users/svplus/images/ipxbpx filename: ABU BFC20000 BFC30000 BFC40000 BFC50000 BFC60000 BFC70000 BFC80000 BFC83E00 BFC90000 BFCA0000 BFCB0000 BFCC0000 BFCD0000 BFCE0000 BFCF0000 BFD00000 BFD10000 BFD20000 BFD30000 Last Command: dspdnld
You can also use the snoop host tftp_host_name port 69 command to monitor the download at the UNIX workstation. However, usually you need root access to the workstation.
When the status displayed by using the dspfwrev command shows complete, the switch is ready to burn the firmware onto the card.
igx1 TN Cisco IGX 8410 9.3.42 May 28 2004 17:02 GMT Firmware Size Status UXM-A.B.U 1211 K Complete File Address Length CRC Burn Address 0 BFC10000 10000 B1E0D546 1 BFC20000 10000 8A6C6711 2 BFC30000 10000 388F246F 3 BFC40000 10000 E60443FB 4 BFC50000 10000 4FC19030 5 BFC60000 10000 BE3BEE06 6 BFC70000 10000 860ADAC7 7 BFC80000 10000 073758AB 8 BFC90000 10000 221C8E81 9 BFCA0000 10000 41BB69AF Last Command: dspfwrev
Use the burnfwrev rev-number slot-number command to burn the firmware onto the card. For details, refer to the document Upgrading Firmware for Non-Control Cards.
Complete these steps, from the main HP OV window, to download the firmware using HP OV StrataCom Utilities:
Select the OV StrataCom topology submap.
Select the node from the submap.
Select the StrataCom/Image Download from the drop down list box.
Select the image to download in the pop-up window.
HP OV now creates a TFTP request file and transfers it to the node. The node requests the image from the location specified in the request file. The advantage of using this method is that the pop-up window referred to in Step 4 above shows only images valid for the type of switch you are using. The disadvantage is that a large number of downloads require multiple iterations because there is no way to select multiple switches for one download. If downloads for this type of card are not supported, the pop-up window download never shows the status as complete.
You may encounter these errors during the TFTP download process:
Error code 4: Illegal TFTP operation
A field error (typo) is in the TFTP request file, or the transfer mode is set to ASCII. Change transfer mode to BIN.
Error code 72: SW revision change going
A switch software download is in progress. You have to wait until the software download has completed.
Error code 75: Invalid Revision number Rev does not
match card type
The card specified in the CardName field in the dnld.fw file is not valid. This field is case sensitive, and it must be uppercase. Any lowercase letters give this error code as well.
- Error code 78: Card does not support FW Download
Error code 79: Download Space Not
A configuration image is present in the switch's RAM. Use the savecnf clear command to clear the configuration image.
Error code 80: SV+ not authorized to initiate FW/SW
The IP address entered with the cnffwswinit command does not match the IP address of the UNIX workstation you are using. Verify the IP address you entered in the cnffwswinit command.
Transfer timed out
The specified IP address is not reachable, or another firmware download is in progress.
The dnld.fw file is in DOS or Windows format on separate lines, or there are field names that are not typed correctly.
File too large
The dnld.fw file is probably corrupted, or in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF).
File not found
Check the server root and PathName configuration. The image file (.img) must have a lowercase extension.
- Cisco WAN Switching Solutions - Cisco Documentation
- Guide to New Names and Colors for WAN Switching Products
- Downloads - WAN Switching Software
- Technical Support - Cisco Systems
|Updated: Apr 30, 2009||Document ID: 15031|