EdgeSwitch - How to Update the Bootloader


Overview


This article explains how to update the bootloader for all EdgeSwitch models.

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

Updating the EdgeSwitch Bootloader


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ATTENTION: If upgrading from a version before v1.8.0, a second reboot is needed to allow the new bootloader to become active.

The EdgeSwitch bootloader controls functions such as the LED boot behavior, configuration/driver loading and much more. The EdgeSwitch bootloader version is not updated automatically with a firmware upgrade and must be updated manually.

CLI: Access the EdgeSwitch Command Line Interface.

1. Enter privileged mode.

enable

2. View the current bootloader version.

show version bootloader
Querying Active and Backup Software, please wait ....
Running Version................................ 0.0.0.0000000
Active Version................................. 1.0.0.4857129
Backup Version................................. 1.0.0.4857129

The EdgeSwitch bootloader uses three different versions:

  • RunningBootloader version that is active.
  • ActiveBootloader version that will become active on next boot.
  • BackupBootloader version stored in memory.

3. Update the bootloader.

update bootcode active

4. Reboot the switch.

reload

Related Articles


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EdgeSwitch - Firmware Upgrade

EdgeSwitch - Device LED Statuses

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