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Firmware download for x450a-24t

Nick Yakimenko

Nick Yakimenko06-15-2018 09:17

Daniel Steglich

Daniel Steglich06-15-2018 09:17

  • 1.  Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 08-16-2017 18:20
    I have recent bought an old x450a-24t from Ebay and I am trying to download the latest firmware for this switch. I have bought this for a home lab to learn more about the xos operating system. Can anybody tell me th best way to go about this? Also how can I tell the level of licence applied to th switch? Many thanks, Pete


  • 2.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 08-16-2017 19:21
    Hi Peter,
    As you may know, the X450a/e series is end-of-sale and nearing its end-of-life date. Since this switch is likely not under any support contract, there aren't any "normal" ways for you to get the software for this switch. I'll contact you via email to talk about some options.

    Regarding license, once you're on the CLI, all you need to do is run the command:
    code:
    show licenses

    http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/exos_commands_16/exos_16_2/exos_commands_all/r_show-license...


  • 3.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 10-10-2017 01:33
    To clarify, does this mean the firmware versions applicable to older hardware are not available unless there is a support contract?


  • 4.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 10-10-2017 01:33
    That's correct, Christopher.


  • 5.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 10-10-2017 01:33
    Interesting, so purchasing used equipment is frowned upon / used equipment cannot be updated?


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  • 7.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    We have bought a Summit X450a-24t quite a long time ago and I want to bring this device to a recent firmware version. We bought this device from a distributor, which seems not to exist any more. We did not received a portal login from this distributor. Can any one tell me how I can get firmware download for this device?



  • 8.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    kindly read the above messages about getting licenses


  • 9.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    X450a-24t.1 # show licenses
    Enabled License Level:
    Advanced Edge

    But how does this help to get the firmware downloaded?



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  • 11.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    Yes, I have seen this post but I did not bought this switch as a used Item. I bought the device over a official distributor.


  • 12.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    We bought this device from a distributor, which seems not to exist any more.


  • 13.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    And what does this mean? I can't get a firmware image?


  • 14.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    So buying a extreme networks device always includes the risk that if the distributor will went bankrupt, then the device will be transformed into a purple brick. That was new to me.


  • 15.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    which firmware version you have for now?


  • 16.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    11.5.2.10 another device we are using (same story) is equipped with 12.1.1.4 we want the same version on both devices. So the 12.1.1.4 would be good (or a newer version so we equip both devices with this version).



  • 17.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    ... I can provide serial number if that helps to get the connection between us, the distributor and the device.


  • 18.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-15-2018 09:17
    Any Chance to receive that firmware file?


  • 19.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-12-2019 13:05


    Did you get any answer regarding this? Its a ridiculous idea for a company like this to not offer updates / patches, even to second hand equipment! The other big boys are more than happy to do this - time for a rethink?!


  • 20.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 06-12-2019 16:20
    Hi Simon,

    Do those other big boys also update firmware for devices that are End-of-Sale since 6 years and End-of-Life since almost a year (I know, in June 18' X450a was still under support life)? Or do you mean just an access to the last firmware version provided?

    Actually, older devices like X450a had a warranty that did not cover firmware upgrades, one had to buy a service contract to be entitled. And since X450a switch is long time after any support, it's a matter of asking the community if anybody has a firmware for the box.

    I believe you are able to get updates for a second hand EXOS device same as first hand as long as its warranty covers upgrades or if you have a valid service contract (with X450a it's no longer possible to get one).

    Regarding distributors... Reseller partners with Extreme directly with one link, partnership with distributor is another relationship that can change over time, when one distributor falls down nothing can stop anybody from using another one, regarding some previous posts.

    Quite recent topic on second hand equipment: https://community.extremenetworks.com/general-discussion-222427/buying-used-switch-on-ebay-howto-get-updates-7575457

    Hope that helps,
    Tomasz


  • 21.  RE: Firmware download for x450a-24t

    Posted 08-16-2017 19:27
    In addition to using the switch to learn EXOS, you can use the EXOS VM. More info on our GitHub page: https://github.com/extremenetworks/Virtual_EXOS