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Issue updating Firmware on Summit 48


I'm trying to update the firmware on my extreme networks summit 48 switch. I have tried a few different TFTP software such as OpenTFTP and SolarWind TFTP. I get the error saying can't connect to tftp server

I think I might have a missing element which would be DHCP, I'm not sure but I think that might be the part missing to why my switch can't connect. I know TFTP should be enable by default in Windows Server 2008, but I don't know which folder I need to put the firmware file in.

Any suggestion?

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Userlevel 4
1) check if you are able to ping the tftp server from the switch.
2) Follow the procedure to start the tftp server from below url "http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/network-basics-tftp-installation-and-use.html"
3) Then download image.
Sumit Tokle wrote:

1) check if you are able to ping the tftp server from the switch.
2) Follow the procedure to start the tftp server from below url "http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/network-basics-tftp-installation-and-use.html"
3) Then download image.

I did try to ping, but I did not get any luck there. I tried to ping different hosts and all got a 100% packet loss.
Sumit Tokle wrote:

1) check if you are able to ping the tftp server from the switch.
2) Follow the procedure to start the tftp server from below url "http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/network-basics-tftp-installation-and-use.html"
3) Then download image.

Please verify the VR used for ping and the VR where the TFTP server available.
Userlevel 6
Are the switch and the TFTP server on the same IP segment? Can you ping your default gateway?

which port are you connected to?

Thanks
P
Paul Russo wrote:

Are the switch and the TFTP server on the same IP segment? Can you ping your default gateway?

which port are you connected to?

Thanks
P

Everything is on the same subnet. I did ping the router and worked. I also pinged my Main server and my Media Server. They both came in good, and my media server is running FreeNAS
Paul Russo wrote:

Are the switch and the TFTP server on the same IP segment? Can you ping your default gateway?

which port are you connected to?

Thanks
P

I got my freenas box setup with TFTP. I got it to ping, but the file you sent me isn't an image, it's an XTR file which is a new file extension for me. I don't know anything about source codes.
Userlevel 6
xtr is the extension that was used for EW. With the code being so old we will need to probably step upgrade to 6.22 then up to the 7.x code. I will verify.

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