Where can I find the firmware repertory in EXOS ?

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Hello,
Can you please tell me if we have access to see where are the firmware repertory in the switch after download it ?
I've tried  the command :
ls /usr/local/tmp and also ls /usr/local/ext, but I can't found it.
Please help,
Regards,



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What is it you are trying to solve?   Why does the location of the firmware matter?   
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Hello,

Firmware images in EXOS are stored in two 'partitions' - primary and secondary. There is nothing to do with them.
If you issue 'show switch' you will see what are the installed firmware versions on those partitions and what is the booted image (primary or secondary), with 'use image <primary|secondary>' you can select which to run at next boot.
Isn't that what you wanted to be know about after image download?

See the example output from EXOS Command Reference:
SysName: SummitX
SysLocation:
SysContact: support@extremenetworks.com, +1 888 257 3000
System MAC: 00:04:96:26:6B:EC
System Type: SummitX
SysHealth check: Enabled (Normal)
Recovery Mode: All
System Watchdog: Enabled
Current Time: Wed Apr 25 21:17:18 2012
Timezone: [Auto DST Disabled] GMT Offset: 0 minutes, name is UTC.
Boot Time: Wed Apr 25 21:13:54 2012
Boot Count: 951
Next Reboot: None scheduled
System UpTime: 3 minutes 24 seconds
Current State: OPERATIONAL
Image Selected: secondary
Image Booted: secondary
Primary ver: 12.0.0.4
Secondary ver: 12.0.0.4
Config Selected: primary.cfg
Config Booted: primary.cfg
Config Automatic: primary.cfg
primary.cfg Created by ExtremeXOS version 22.2.0.16
344404 bytes saved on Tue Jan 17 11:17:56 2017
Auto-saved every 2 minutes.
Next periodic save on Tue Jan 17 14:45:33 2017
LAA MAC: Locally Administered MAC Address Enabled
Regards,
Tomasz

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Hello,
Thank you for your response,

I just want to know in case I download a firmware for exemple in primary partition using ftp/tftp,

It is possible to know the location of the firmware to copy it internally to the secondary partition from the primary partition without  dowloading again the firmware to the secondary partition ?

Regards,

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This isn't possible. The purpose of having two partitions is to allow you to roll back a software upgrade easily. It also provides the ability to fall back in the event of a corrupted or otherwise failed installation.
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Okey, thank you for you response.
So its not possible to access to the path of the firmware.
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Correct. Once installed, the .xos image is removed from the switch.