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300 SAN switch firmware download issues w SCP

  • 1.  300 SAN switch firmware download issues w SCP

    Posted 10-23-2013 01:40 PM

    I am attempting to download firmware using SCP Server.  I get the following messages from the SCP server app:

    Authenticated root1 from IP x.x.x.x

    User root1 from IP x.x.x.x downloading file at "SWBD71/release.plist"

    Authenticated root1 from IP x.x.x.x

    User root1 from IP x.x.x.x downloading file at "install"

    Then it stops and I get the following message from the Switch:

    The server is inaccessible or firmware path is invalid. Please make sure the server name or IP address, the user/password and the firmware path are valid and the server supports SSH password authentication. 

    I thought I was beyond the issues in this message....

    Can someone help, username is root1; upgrading from v6.3.1a to v6.4.1b;


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  • 2.  Re: 300 SAN switch firmware download issues w SCP

    Posted 10-23-2013 06:53 PM

    is a common question, use search option to find similarly threads.

    in short form, you point to wrong folder -> "SWBD71/release.plist"

    you must point to ftp/scp root folder i.e. /v6.4.1b and not in subfolder.


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  • 3.  Re: 300 SAN switch firmware download issues w SCP

    Posted 10-24-2013 06:39 AM

    Thanks, i do not refernce or point to SWBD71, I have it setup to point to /v6.4.1b.

    Somehow the switch want to access SWBD71/release.plist.

    Then it moves on and accesses the install file under v6.4.1b then gives me the standard error message:


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  • 4.  Re: 300 SAN switch firmware download issues w SCP

    Posted 10-30-2013 07:41 AM

    My solution was to use a Linux Server (vs. Windows Solarwinds SCP app)  as my SCP/SSH server with the IOS files residing on it.  Then run the commands to download the IOS to each switch.

    FYI: SCP/SSH service exists on our Linux Servers and is running by default.


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