Because I’ll never remember how I did this!
As usual nothing is straight-forward ;)
Luckily on MacOSX it’s built in :)
To enable it you will need to use the following command:
sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist
Note: the -F is because it is disabled by default.
Since you’re running a server make sure your firewall isn’t blocking you!
Note: I’ve found all the port (e.g. sg300–10 vs sg300–28p) and power (POE) variations to be the same firmware. For example, sg300–10 is the same as sg300–28p. YMMV
Warning: Firmware Format Changes!
If your firmware version is < 184.108.40.206 (sh ver) then you need to upgrade to that first as there was a change in both the firmware and boot formats! If you don’t you will see the following error in the web console:
entry already exists in the Copy History table…
And the following in the CLI or logs:
%TFTP-A-TftpTxERROR: An error message was sent: 0
Then shell onto the switch and copy the firmware over:
Note: While I love the new web interface on these switches I still do this CLI.
switch# copy tftp://A.B.C.D/sx300_fw-1413.ros image
Finally, you will need to activate the new image and reboot the switch:
switch#sh bootv Image Filename Version Date Status ----- --------- --------- --------------------- ----------- 1 image-1 220.127.116.11 12-Jan-2014 18:02:59 Active* 2 image-2 18.104.22.168 29-Mar-2015 16:24:16 Not active switch#boot system image-2 switch#reload
You’re running a server and your firewall is probably disabled…FIXIT!
To shutdown on MacOSX use the following:
sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist
Close any ports opened in Prerequisites; above.
This blog post is just a combination of the following: