Xmodem Download From a PC or Unix Workstation
This procedure assumes that:
The switch is connected via the Console RS-232 port on a PC operating as a terminal. (Refer to
the Installation Guide you received with the switch for information on connecting a PC as a
terminal and running the switch console interface.)
The switch software is stored on a disk drive in the PC.
The terminal emulator you are using includes the Xmodem binary transfer feature. (For example,
in the Microsoft Windows NT® terminal emulator, you would use the Send File option in the
Transfer drop-down menu.)
copy xmodem flash < unix | pc >
For example, to download a software file from a PC:
To reduce the download time, you may want to increase the baud rate in your terminal emulator
and in the switch to a value such as 57600 bits per second. (The baud rate must be the same in
both devices.) For example, to change the baud rate in the switch to 57600, execute this
ProCurve(config)# console baud-rate 57600
(If you use this option, be sure to set your terminal emulator to the same baud rate.)
Execute the following command in the CLI:
ProCurve # copy xmodem flash primary
The primary OS image will be deleted. continue [y/n]? Y
Press 'enter' and start XMODEM on your host . . .
Execute the terminal emulator commands to begin the Xmodem transfer. The download can take
several minutes, depending on the baud rate used in the transfer.
Reboot the switch.
After the switch reboots, it displays the CLI or Main Menu, depending on the Logon Default setting
last configured in the menu's Switch Setup screen.
Use the following command to confirm that the software downloaded correctly:
ProCurve> show system
Check the Firmware revision line to verify that the switch downloaded the new software.
If you increased the baud rate on the switch
previous setting. (HP recommends a baud rate of 9600 bits per second for most applications.)
Remember to return your terminal emulator to the same baud rate as the switch.
Downloading Software to the Switch
1), use the same command to return it to its