Upgrade the Firmware

To check a new version for a single device or multiple devices, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    1. To select a group, site or global in the filter:
      • Set the filter to one of the options under Group or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware.
      • Select one or more devices from the device list and click the Upgrade icon at the bottom of the page or hover over one of the selected device and click the Upgrade icon. The Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window opens.
    2. To select a device in the filter:
      • Set the filter to Global.
      • Under Manage, click Devices, and then click Access Points, Switches, or Gateways. A list of devices is displayed.
      • Click a device listed under Device Name. The dashboard context for the device is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware and click Upgrade in the Firmware Details window. The Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window opens.
  2. In the Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window, select the appropriate firmware version. You can either select a recommended version or manually choose a specific firmware version.
    • To obtain custom build details, contact Aruba Central Technical Support.
    • The recommended firmware versions can be different for different devices and depends on the device model and software architecture.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Select the check box if you want Aruba Central to automatically reboot after device upgrade.

    The Install On drop-down option and auto reboot check box option is available for AOS-S switches, AOS-CX switches, and Branch Gateways.

  6. Click Upgrade. The device downloads the image from the server, saves it to flash, and reboots. Depending on the progress and success of the upgrade, one of the following messages is displayed:
    • Upgrading—While image upgrade is in progress.
    • Upgrade failed—When the upgrade fails.
  7. If the upgrade fails, retry upgrading your device.

    After upgrading a switch, click Reboot.

Downloading AOS-CX Firmware Image from a Local Web Server

You can download the AOS-CX Switch firmware image from a local web server.

Prerequisites

To download the AOS-CX switch firmware image from a local web server, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    1. To select a group, site or global in the filter:
      • Set the filter to one of the options under Group or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware.
      • Select one or more devices from the device list and click the Upgrade icon at the bottom of the page or hover over one of the selected device and click the Upgrade icon. The Upgrade Switch Firmware pop-up window opens.
    2. To select a device in the filter:
      • Set the filter to Global.
      • Under Manage, click Devices, and then click Switches. A list of switches is displayed.
      • Click a device listed under Device Name. The dashboard context for the device is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware and click Upgrade in the Firmware Details window. The Upgrade Switch Firmware pop-up window opens.
  2. In the Upgrade Switch Firmware pop-up window, select the appropriate firmware version. You can either select a recommended version or manually choose a specific firmware version.
  3. In the CX Firmware Version field, select Custom Build from the drop-down.
  4. In the Build field, enter the AOS-CX version number. Ensure that the build string that you enter consists of the version separated by dots. For example, 10.09.1010 is a valid format.
  5. Enable the Download CX firmware image from a custom location toggle to
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Select the check box if you want Aruba Central to automatically reboot after device upgrade.

    The Install On drop-down option and auto reboot check box option is available for AOS-S switches, AOS-CX switches, and Branch Gateways.

  9. Click Upgrade. The device downloads the image from the server, saves it to flash, and reboots. Depending on the progress and success of the upgrade, one of the following messages is displayed:
    • Upgrading—While image upgrade is in progress.
    • Upgrade failed—When the upgrade fails.
  10. If the upgrade fails, retry upgrading your device.

    After upgrading a switch, click Reboot.