Managing Firmware Upgrades for Switches

To set a firmware compliance for all Aruba switches in a group, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to Global.

    The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

  2. Under Maintain, click Firmware > Switches tab.
  3. Verify the firmware upgrade status for all switches.
  4. Click Set Compliance.
  5. In the Manage Firmware Compliance window, enable the Set firmware compliance toggle switch.
  6. From the Groups drop-down list, select a single group or multiple groups. To select all the groups, click All Groups.
  7. From the AOS-S Firmware Version drop-down list, select an AOS-S firmware version.
  8. From the CX Firmware Version drop-down list, select an AOS-CX firmware version.
  9. If you wish to upgrade the firmware version from your local, turn on the toggle switch and provide the base URL Uniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. and path of the selected CX firmware version.
  10. Select one of the following radio buttons to specify if the compliance must be carried out immediately or at a later date and time:
    • Now—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out immediately.
    • Later Date—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out at the later date and time. Select a specific time zone from the Select Zone drop-down options to schedule the firmware compliance in a specific time zone.
  11. From the Install On drop-down, select any one of the following partition options:
    • Primary partition—Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the primary partition.
    • Secondary partition— Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the secondary partition.
  12. Select the Automatically reboot to complete the upgrade check box if you want Aruba Central to automatically reboot.
  13. Click Save.

Aruba Central initiates a firmware upgrade operation only for the devices that support the selected firmware version. If any of selected devices do not support the firmware version selected for the upgrade, a list of unsupported devices is displayed.