EdgeSwitch - Firmware Upgrade


Overview


Readers will learn how to upgrade the firmware on an EdgeSwitch using UNMS, the Graphical User Interface (GUI), or the Command Line Interface (CLI).

If the currently active firmware is 1.0.0 it may be necessary to incrementally upgrade to 1.0.1 before upgrading to the latest version. The latest EdgeSwitch firmware can be downloaded from the EdgeSwitch Download Section.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS: 
Applicable to the latest EdgeSwitch firmware on all EdgeSwitch models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Devices used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Upgrade via UNMS
  2. Upgrade via the Legacy Web-Interface (GUI)
  3. Upgrade via the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  4. Related Articles

Upgrade via UNMS


UNMS (Ubiquiti Network Management System) allows for easy remote device management and mass firmware upgrades once the devices are adopted into UNMS. UNMS will automatically and periodically download the latest firmware listed on ubnt.com/download to the UNMS server to then be transferred to the device using the steps below.

1. Verify available firmware in the UNMS firmware manager tool.

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2. Click Devices. 

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3. Click Actions > Upgrade Devices Firmware

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4. Select devices and click the Set Firmware Versions to the Latest button.

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Upgrade via the Legacy Web-Interface (GUI)


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GUI: Access the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

1. Navigate to the firmware configuration and upgrade section.

Basic > Firmware Upgrade 

NOTE: On older firmware versions, this section is listed under System > Firmware > Configuration and Upgrade.

2. Upload the new firmware to the switch.

  • Click on the  icon for the backup firmware.
  • Upload the previously downloaded ES firmware and click on  to start the upload.
  • Select the newly uploaded firmware to be the next active firmware.

3. Restart the switch.

Basic > Restart Switch

NOTE: This section can also be found under System > Utilities > Restart Switch.

Upgrade via the Command Line Interface (CLI)


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You will need a way to transfer files to and from the ES, such as a TFTP or FTP server for example.

CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). You can do this by using a program such as PuTTY.

1. Enter privileged mode.

enable

2. Show the currently active and backup firmware.

show bootvar
-------  --------------------  ----------------------------------------
Image    Version               Descriptions
-------  --------------------  ----------------------------------------
active  *1.2.0.4792511
backup   <none>
Current Active : 1.2.0.4792511
Next Active    : 1.2.0.4792511

3.  Upload the new firmware to the switch.

copy tftp://<ip-address>/<filename> backup
copy ftp://<user>@<ip-address>/<filename> backup

copy tftp://192.168.1.10/ES-eswh.v1.7.1.4993748.stk backup

Mode........................................... TFTP
Set Server IP.................................. 192.168.1.10
Path........................................... ./
Filename....................................... ES-eswh.v1.7.1.4993748.stk
Data Type...................................... Code            
Destination Filename........................... backup

Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer
Are you sure you want to start? (y/n) y
TFTP Code transfer starting...
File contents are valid. Copying file to flash…

File transfer operation completed successfully.
NOTE: This transfer could take some time to complete.

4. Select the newly uploaded firmware to be the next active firmware.

boot system backup

5. Verify the active and backup firmware. 

show bootvar
-------  --------------------  ----------------------------------------
Image    Version               Descriptions
-------  --------------------  ----------------------------------------
active   1.2.0.4792511
backup  *1.7.1.4993748

Current Active : 1.2.0.4792511
Next Active    : 1.7.1.4993748
NOTE: The * indicates the firmware that will boot (active firmware) after the next switch restart.

7. Restart the Switch. 

reload

8. Verify the active and backup firmware.

show bootvar 
------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------
Image Version Descriptions
------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------
active *1.7.1.4993748
backup 1.2.0.4792511

Current Active : 1.7.1.4993748
Next Active : 1.7.1.4993748

Related Articles


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EdgeSwitch - Backup and Restore Configuration

EdgeSwitch - Management Access Using HTTPS and SSH

EdgeSwitch - Command Line Interface (CLI) and Admin Guides


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