Update HP Procurve Firmware

First up if you dont already download a free TFTP Server – recommend this one http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/free_tftp_server.aspx

Install and note IP address of machine installed on. For example here its 10.1.1.10

Log on to your switch…

First, we will take a look at what version of firmware the switch shipped with (and already exists, therefore, on flash):

switch# show version
Image stamp:    /sw/pre/build/nemo(ndx)
                Jan 25 2008 13:54:14
                R.11.07
                104
Boot Image:     Primary
switch# show flash
Image           Size(Bytes)   Date   Version
-----           ----------  -------- -------
Primary Image   : 3689315   01/25/08 R.11.07
Secondary Image : 3689315   01/25/08 R.11.07
Boot Rom Version: R.10.06
Current Boot    : Primary

Backing up the current version of firmware to your TFTP using the following –

switch# copy flash tftp 10.1.1.10 R_11_07.swi

Download the latest version of firmware for your switch from here – https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/ProductsList.aspx?lang=&cc=&prodSeriesId=

Upload to your TFTP root, note the name of the firmware example here is R.11.112.swi

Copy the file to your switch

switch# copy tftp flash 10.1.1.10 R_11_25.swi primary

The Primary OS Image will be deleted, continue [y/n]? y

You’ll see a progress counter as the file is transferred, then:

Validating and Writing System Software to FLASH...

After it has completed, we can verify success by examining the contents of flash:

switch# show flash
Image           Size(Bytes)   Date   Version
-----           ----------  -------- -------
Primary Image   : 3790986   24/4/15 R.11.112
Secondary Image : 3689315   01/25/08 R.11.07
Boot Rom Version: R.11.112
Current Boot    : Primary

We can now reboot the switch with the new firmware:

switch# reload
Device will be rebooted, do you want to continue [y/n]?  y

After the switch boots back up, we can verify that it is running the latest firmware:

switch# show version
Image stamp:    /sw/pre/build/nemo(ndx)
                Apr 24 2015 12:31:02
                R.11.112
                301
Boot Image:     Primary

HINT: Always read the release notes before upgrading firmware, sometimes you cant upgrade direct to the newest version and need to do the firmware in order

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