Dell PowerConnect Switch : How to upgrade the firmware

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Hi,

Its been a while since this blog updated. This time im gonna share the steps to upgrade Dell Powerconnect 8132/8132F8164/8164F Switches to 5.1.1.7 Firmware

Requirements

  1. Administrator access to CLI via telnet, SSH or serial port to the switch
  2. TFTP server that accessible by switch (within same network)
  3. 5.1.1.7 Firmware (PC8100v5.1.1.7.stk)

Steps

  1. Backup your configuration to local TFTP server
    1. console#copy running-config tftp: //10.10.10.100/myconfig.txt
  2. Dowload 5.1.1.7 firmware from local TFTP server
    1. console#copy tftp://10.10.10.100/PC8100v5.1.1.7.stk backup
  3. Once transfer completed verify as below
    1. console#show version11
  4. To begin upgrade, boot to backup by running command as below
    1. console#boot system backup
    2. console#reload
    3. Once switch restarted, initiate show version command
    4. 12
  5. To downgrade or revert to previous firmware, initiate command as below
    1. console#boot system backup
    2. console#reload
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