What Methods Are Supported for File Management?
You can use any of the following protocols to download files from a remote
system to the switch or to upload files from the switch to a remote system:
HTTP (Web only)
HTTPS (Web only)
XMODEM (CLI only)
What Factors Should Be Considered When Managing Files?
Uploading and Downloading Files
To use TFTP, SFTP, SCP, or FTP for file management, you must provide the
IP address of the remote system that is running the appropriate server (TFTP,
SFTP , SCP or FTP). Make sure there is a route from the switch to the remote
system. You can use the ping command from the CLI to verify that a route
exists between the switch and the remote system.
If you are downloading a file from the remote system to the switch, be sure to
provide the correct path to the file and the correct file name.
When you download a new image to the switch, it overwrites the backup
image, if it exists. To use the new image, you must activate it and reload the
switch. The image that was previously the active image becomes the backup
image after the switch reloads. If you upgrade to a newer image and find that
it is not compatible with your network, you can revert to the original image.
If you activate a new image and reload the switch, and the switch is unable to
complete the boot process due to a corrupt image or other problem, you can
use the boot menu to activate the backup image. You must be connected to
the switch through the console port to access the boot menu.
Managing Images and Files