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enterasys A4 Copy firmware From Switch to PC?

  • 8 September 2014
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Greetings to you
I'm tired from searching in Google about " how to save current firmware in switch to PC , The main goal from this is take a backup

I Know how to save config file to my pc it's easy by using this command

A4(su)->show config outfile configs/mysave.cfg

A4(su)->copy configs/mysave.cfg tftp://10.10.10.15/Ali_j_albasri.txt

File transfer operation completed successfully.

so the above command using to save config file to my PC using TFPT ,
we know in Cisco you can save IOS Image by using IOS name and TFTP
Like this command

copy flash/c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2/c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin tftp:server

so i want to do that in Enterasys switches


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Userlevel 4
Here are some basic command examples for you



>Make running configuration
to save config to switch
show config outfile configs/Dec16_09.cfg

->To copy config to TFTP server>
copy configs/Dec1609.cfg tftp://10.26.196.5/Dec1609.cfg
copy configs/before-6-61-08-0013.cfg tftp://10.26.196.5/before-6-61-08-0013.cfg

>To Delete configs
delete configs/before-6-61-08-0013.cfg

->To pull config from tftp to switch
copy tftp://192.168.0.90/Dec1609.cfg configs/Dec1609.cfg

->Make running:
configure configs/Dec16_09.cfg <<

Jason
Userlevel 7
I don't think that it's possible to upload the software from the switch.
The solution to your problem would be to just download the software image that you are looking for from the Extreme webpage to your PC.
Userlevel 4
Sorry,
Firmware to switch cannot be done.
I thought you were trying to load the Config to PC.
My Mistake
Jason
Jason Parker thank you for your fast replay , but i need to save IOS from switch to my pc

as you know in Cisco routers and switches you can get IOS from switch to your pc by using TFTP

kindly take a look to this video , i want to get IOS From switch to my PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEuDgGLS6Wo

Ronald Dvorak

Thank you for your fast replay ,, i know to download image form website , but i want to get that image from switch to my pc .
I do not have an A4 currently to verify, but have used the following on other Enterasys switches:

A4> dir (to see firmware names in the Images directory)

A4> copy images/firmware_name tftp://a.b.c.d/name

John Valentine
i did that command before but not success

Username:admin
Password:

Enterasys A4
Command Line Interface

Enterasys Networks, Inc.
50 Minuteman Rd.
Andover, MA 01810-1008 U.S.A.

Phone: +1 978 684 1000
E-mail: support@enterasys.com
WWW: http://www.enterasys.com

(c) Copyright Enterasys Networks, Inc. 2011

Chassis Serial Number: 12240066905L
Chassis Firmware Revision: 03.03.01.0011

A4(su)->
A4(su)->
A4(su)->dir
Images:
==================================================================
Filename: a-series_03.03.01.0011 (Active) (Boot)
Version: 03.03.01.0011
Size: 6064128 (bytes)
Date: Thu Mar 31 06:26:44 2011
CheckSum: 818707264b41c7c00764fe4a70d7a467
Compatibility: A2H124-24, A2H123-24, A2H124-24P, A2H124-48, A2H124-48P
A2H124-24FX, A2H254-16, A4H124-24TX, A4H124-24FX, A4H254-8F8T
A4H124-24, A4H124-24P, A4H124-48, A4H124-48P

Files: Size
================================ ========
configs:
mysave.cfg 2149
logs:
current.log 5393
A4(su)->
A4(su)->copy images/a-series_03.03.01.0011 tftp://10.10.10.15/fw
Error: Couldn't open source file!
A4(su)->
Userlevel 4
Same here on a G3

Filename: g3-series_06.61.09.0003 (Active) (Boot) <-----------------------
Version: 06.61.09.0003
Size: 10576896 (bytes)
Date: Wed May 22 06:27:46 2013
CheckSum: a745f2ba342627abcf036186d8c5b565
Compatibility: G3G124-24, G3G124-24P, G3G170-24

Files: Size
================================ ========
configs:
JasonsPoe 92261
10-23-2012.cfg 14577
G3Lab.cfg 8293
G3GQuerierandVLAN3-4-308.cfg 8293
G3routngospf.cfg 8293
MyG3Ghost 2149
Portmirrorand-Ghost.cfg 6245
G3Routing.cfg 10341
before-upgrade-6-61-08-0013.cfg 14577
G3G124-24P-198-200-2014.cfg 16645
logs:
current.log 512017
secure:
secure/logs:
G3G124-24P-198-200(su)->copy Images/g3-series_06.61.09.0003 tftp://10.58.196.5/g3-series_06.61.09.0003
Error: Couldn't open source file!

G3G124-24P-198-200(su)->copy Images/g3-series_06.61.09.0003 tftp://10.58.196.5/g3-series_06.61.09.0003
Error: Couldn't open source file!
G3G124-24P-198-200(su)->

G3G124-24P-198-200(su)->
G3G124-24P-198-200(su)->copy Images/g3-series_06.61.09.0003 tftp://10.58.196.5/g3-series_06.61.09.0003
Error: Couldn't open source file!
Looks like Jason tried my next suggestion with the capital "I" instead of "i". Not sure then. So it's either a restriction of the switch and/or firmware, or perhaps it cannot be done with the file that's the active/boot firmware image. Not sure why that would be the case, but I've seen stranger things. My previous success was with S-Series switch.
John ,
same even if you Type Images "Capital i

Is there a solution to this problem? Frankly Compared with Cisco offers you a quick solution to solve this problem
Is there a solution ?
Userlevel 7
I think the switch is designed that way so I don't see a problem.

The solution to your request is to download the software from the Extreme webpage.
Userlevel 4
This is not supported on the SecureStacks. You will need to call into the GTAC and open a C4(care Request) and management will review and comment if this request can be done.
This is not supported on the SecureStacks. You will need to call into the GTAC and open a C4(care Request) and management will review and comment if this request can be done.

Thanks Jason
you said "call into the GTAC and open a C4(care Request)" , could you tell me where i can do that ?
Userlevel 7
This is not supported on the SecureStacks. You will need to call into the GTAC and open a C4(care Request) and management will review and comment if this request can be done.

Here the link to the contact information of the GTAC..
http://www.extremenetworks.com/support/contact/

The GTAC will open a ticket with your CR (change request).
Then product managment will decide whether the new function will be implemented into a new firmware build.
how is problem

C3(su)->configure configs/Jan11_2006.cfg
Could not open configs/Jan11_2006.cfg for reading.

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