Solved

Console upload  using tftp

Posted on 2012-12-20
7
613 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-21
Hi Experts,

I have a HP Switch and want to upgrade OS to flash.  Currently the SW is not on network.  I want to use my W7 laptop to connect to the console of SW and do tftp uploading via serial-USB cable.  

During upload setting or command line, how can we point or specify the tftp server? Normally we use IP address of tftp server.

I am using tftpd64.  What other tftp server do you suggest?

Thanks

EN
0
Comment
Question by:EnjoyNet
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Matt V earned 150 total points
ID: 38710488
tftp is an IP based service, you cannot use it without IPs.

You should look at x-modem or y-mode serial transfer if you cannot plug into the switch with a network cable.
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Don Johnston
Don Johnston earned 100 total points
ID: 38712461
mattvmotas is correct.

However, since the console is limited to 115kbp/s, transferring the OS this way could take a looooong time. I would simply connect my PC to the switch with an ethernet cable, assign an IP address to the switch and upload the OS using tftp other the 100mbp/s ethernet connection.
0
 

Author Comment

by:EnjoyNet
ID: 38713391
The switch comes with USB port.  I am trying to do it with USB, but when I load the OS with copy usb flash K_XX_XXXX, I got "Cannot open dest in Ram error" error.  

Any suggestions?

Thanks
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Matt V
ID: 38713680
It sounds like you are trying to load an image that is too large for the flash.  Have you already removed the old image?
0
 

Author Comment

by:EnjoyNet
ID: 38713885
Isn't it able to overwrite the old one?  How do we remove the old one from the flash?  Thanks
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Matt V
ID: 38713926
It would only overwrite the old one if they are named the same.  You would get some kind of prompt about that.

You need to use the delete command, not sure what that is on HP, but should be something like delete flash:filename.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:EnjoyNet
ID: 38714073
Thank you very much
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

Are you one of those front-line IT Service Desk staff fielding calls, replying to emails, all-the-while working to resolve end-user technological nightmares? I am! That's why I have put together this brief overview of tools and techniques I use in o…
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now