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Updating the secondary firmware on Access Point from which is adapted to a controller ?


Dear All,

Bonjour,

can anyone help me how to upgrade the secondary firmware of a Access Point which is connected over a controller and please suggest me the steps to follow and do the process at the earliest.

AP model : AP7522 (5.8.6.5-002R both primary and secondary Images)

Controller : VX9000 (5.8.3.0-041R)

Is that any possibility to upgrade the firmware over console access. ? ()

8 replies

Userlevel 4
Hi,

you can update via CLI or GUI. Also update over the VX9000 is possible.

What version do you want to install, 5.8.3.?

Use via CLI "upgrade ". This updates the not running firmware bank. After you upgrade and reboot, you can do the same again. This updates the other firmware bank.

upgrade ? FILE Location of firmware image
usb1:/path/file

URL Location of firmware image
URLs: tftp://[:port]/path/file
ftp://[u]:@[:port]/path/file
sftp://[u]:@[:port]>/path/file
http://[:port]/path/file
cf:/path/file
usb:/path/file
Timo wrote:

Hi,

you can update via CLI or GUI. Also update over the VX9000 is possible.

What version do you want to install, 5.8.3.?

Use via CLI "upgrade ". This updates the not running firmware bank. After you upgrade and reboot, you can do the same again. This updates the other firmware bank.

upgrade ? FILE Location of firmware image
usb1:/path/file

URL Location of firmware image
URLs: tftp://[:port]/path/file
ftp://[u]:@[:port]/path/file
sftp://[u]:@[:port]>/path/file
http://[:port]/path/file
cf:/path/file
usb:/path/file

Thanks.
Timo wrote:

Hi,

you can update via CLI or GUI. Also update over the VX9000 is possible.

What version do you want to install, 5.8.3.?

Use via CLI "upgrade ". This updates the not running firmware bank. After you upgrade and reboot, you can do the same again. This updates the other firmware bank.

upgrade ? FILE Location of firmware image
usb1:/path/file

URL Location of firmware image
URLs: tftp://[:port]/path/file
ftp://[u]:@[:port]/path/file
sftp://[u]:@[:port]>/path/file
http://[:port]/path/file
cf:/path/file
usb:/path/file

Is it possible to upgrade firmware by Console access ?
Userlevel 4
Timo wrote:

Hi,

you can update via CLI or GUI. Also update over the VX9000 is possible.

What version do you want to install, 5.8.3.?

Use via CLI "upgrade ". This updates the not running firmware bank. After you upgrade and reboot, you can do the same again. This updates the other firmware bank.

upgrade ? FILE Location of firmware image
usb1:/path/file

URL Location of firmware image
URLs: tftp://[:port]/path/file
ftp://[u]:@[:port]/path/file
sftp://[u]:@[:port]>/path/file
http://[:port]/path/file
cf:/path/file
usb:/path/file

Yes, same way. But you need to provide the firmware file via network.
Timo wrote:

Hi,

you can update via CLI or GUI. Also update over the VX9000 is possible.

What version do you want to install, 5.8.3.?

Use via CLI "upgrade ". This updates the not running firmware bank. After you upgrade and reboot, you can do the same again. This updates the other firmware bank.

upgrade ? FILE Location of firmware image
usb1:/path/file

URL Location of firmware image
URLs: tftp://[:port]/path/file
ftp://[u]:@[:port]/path/file
sftp://[u]:@[:port]>/path/file
http://[:port]/path/file
cf:/path/file
usb:/path/file

Thanks. It works.
hi

when connecting directly to the ap, use the commands Timo told you.

you have to provide the imge file for the ap ether by a server (ftp/tftp/...) or by uploading the image to the controller.

because the ap is connected to the controller i recommend this way.
also it is possible to update other aps later

as server i prefer ftp, works best for me till now.

for upgrading by controller, go to cli of the controller:

# device-upgrade load-image ftp://[u]:@//image-file-name

check the upload state with

# show device-upgrade load-status
# show device-uprade version

when image is on the controller you can use the device-upgrade command

# device-upgrade XXXX

pls use "?" to choose the right option for the update

check the upgrade of the ap with

#show device-upgrade status

nr
richi
Richard Muehlberger wrote:

hi

when connecting directly to the ap, use the commands Timo told you.

you have to provide the imge file for the ap ether by a server (ftp/tftp/...) or by uploading the image to the controller.

because the ap is connected to the controller i recommend this way.
also it is possible to update other aps later

as server i prefer ftp, works best for me till now.

for upgrading by controller, go to cli of the controller:

# device-upgrade load-image ftp://[u]:@//image-file-name

check the upload state with

# show device-upgrade load-status
# show device-uprade version

when image is on the controller you can use the device-upgrade command

# device-upgrade XXXX

pls use "?" to choose the right option for the update

check the upgrade of the ap with

#show device-upgrade status

nr
richi

Thanks 🙂
Userlevel 5
Hello Vimalraj,

These links might also help:

How to upgrade a WiNG controller or AP from CLI
How to upload Wing 5x AP firmware image to Wing controller

In case your APs are remote to the controller:

Recommendations for upgrading WiNG 5 wireless controller with remote site APs.

Thank you,

Chris

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