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Pinned topic Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

‏2012-12-19T13:16:17Z |
Hello, please help! Nortel Networks Layer2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper)

I want to update firmware. Does the following.


>> Main# /boot/cur Currently set to boot software image1, active config block. Current FLASH software: image1: empty image2: empty boot kernel: version 1.0.1.1 Currently scheduled reboot time: none >> Boot Options# /boot/gtimg image2 192.168.10.6 gbesm-aos-1.2.5.1_os.img tftp Enter password 

for username on FTP server: kernel magic ffffffff cur magic 10700   image2 is currently empty. New download will replace image2 with file 
"gbesm-aos-1.2.5.1_os.img" from FTP/TFTP server 192.168.10.6. Confirm download operation [y/n]: y Connecting to 192.168.10.6... Connected to 192.168.10.6. Escape character is 
'^]'. 220-FileZilla Server version 0.9.36 beta 220-written by Tim Kosse (Tim.Kosse@gmx.de) 220 Please visit http:
//sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/ 331 Password required 

for tftp 230 Logged on 200 Type set to I 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,10,6,7,221) Starting download...150 Connection accepted 226 Transfer OK 221 Goodbye   Connection closed by remote host.   Image download complete (2728740 bytes) Writing to flash...This takes about 90 seconds. Please wait Write complete (2728740 bytes), now verifying FLASH... Error verifying FLASH image; 

new image is *NOT* usable!!!   >> Jan 18 18:48:59 INFO    mgmt: Firmware downloaded to image2   >> Main# /boot/cur Currently set to boot software image1, active config block. Current FLASH software: image1: empty image2: empty boot kernel: version 1.0.1.1 Currently scheduled reboot time: none

Info of system:

System Information at 18:51:31 Sun Jan 18, 2070 Time zone: No timezone configured   Nortel Networks Layer2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper)   Switch is up 17 days, 18 hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds. Last boot: (power cycle)   MAC Address: 00:17:ef:a8:db:00    Management IP Address (

if 128): 192.168.10.83 Software Version 1.0.1.1 (FLASH image1), active configuration.   PCBA Part Number:      317857-C FAB Number:            EL4512029 Serial Number:         YJ1JXF6CN618 Manufacturing Date:    0701 Hardware Revision:     1 Board Revision:        2 PLD Firmware Version:  1.0   Temperature Sensor 1 (Warning):   33.0 C (Warn at 77.0 C/Recover at 72.0 C) Temperature Sensor 2 (Shutdown):  32.0 C (Warn at 90.0 C/Recover at 80.0 C)


How can I restore the firmware?
Updated on 2013-02-01T13:47:09Z at 2013-02-01T13:47:09Z by SystemAdmin
  • SlowinskiS
    SlowinskiS
    28 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2012-12-19T17:19:25Z  
    Hi,
    try this one :
    http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/downloadFixes?parent=BladeCenter+H+Chassis&product=ibm/systemx/8852&&platform=NONE&function=fixId&fixids=nt_fw_bcsw_l23-1.5.18.0_anyos_noarch&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=http

    and please first download boot image and then OS image.

    Regards,Slawek
  • MarkCarragher
    MarkCarragher
    11 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2013-01-06T18:47:39Z  
    Hi,
    I know this thread is old but its the only one I can find that has the exact same issue as me.
    I have 2 switchs with the 1.2.2 firmware as boot and image 1.
    I am trying to flash 1.5 then 5.x onto image 2 and boot.

    But I get the same error on both
    "Error verifying FLASH image; new image is NOT usable"

    Was there a solution ever found for this?

    Thanks.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2013-01-31T14:14:29Z  
    Hello,
    I've the same problem when I try to update Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware at version 1.2.5.1_os.img.

    "Error verifying FLASH image; new image is NOT usable!!!"
    there is a solution for this problem?

    Thanks in Advance.
  • SlowinskiS
    SlowinskiS
    28 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2013-02-01T09:12:24Z  
    Hello,
    I've the same problem when I try to update Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware at version 1.2.5.1_os.img.

    "Error verifying FLASH image; new image is NOT usable!!!"
    there is a solution for this problem?

    Thanks in Advance.
    What is the current software version and what new you are using to upgrade?

    Regards,Slawek
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2013-02-01T10:12:41Z  
    What is the current software version and what new you are using to upgrade?

    Regards,Slawek
    The current software version is 1.0.1.1 (Factory default) and I try to upgrade at version 1.2.5.1 (Released March 2007).
    These are System Information of my Nortel Networks Layer2-3 GbE Switch Module.

    Nortel Networks Layer2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper)

    Switch is up 2 days, 1 hour, 59 minutes and 50 seconds.
    Last boot: (power cycle)

    MAC Address: 00:17:ef:63:2c:00 Management IP Address (if 128): 192.168.3.221
    Software Version 1.0.1.1 (FLASH image1), unknown configuration.

    PCBA Part Number: 317857-C
    FAB Number: EL4512029
    Serial Number: YJ1JXF69C705
    Manufacturing Date: 0637
    Hardware Revision: 1
    Board Revision: 2
    PLD Firmware Version: 1.0
    Regards, Niki
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3234 Posts

    Re: Nortel Networks L2-3 GbE Switch Module(Copper) firmware recovery

    ‏2013-02-01T13:47:09Z  
    Hello,

    The problem is FTP trasmission file (Filezilla is only FTP Server).

    I resolve this problem with a TFTP server trasmission.

    The upgrade switch firmware can work only with TFTP.

    Regards, Niki