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Problem upgrading FOS firmware using Network Advisor built-in FTP server

  • 1.  Problem upgrading FOS firmware using Network Advisor built-in FTP server

    Posted 08-26-2014 08:12 AM

    I have seen many of the posts regarding firmware upgrade failures that receive the following message - "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.".  I admittedly didn't go thru every single one of the posts, but I certainly went thru a good portion of them and it seems that every one I saw got this message when they were using an EXTERNAL ftp server to do their firmware upgrade. 

     

    I used Network Advisor to import 7.2.0d firmware into the repository without a problem.  I am now trying to install the code using Network Advisor and I receive the "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" message.  I am using the built-in FTP server so I'm not exactly sure what I should check.  I did ensure that the firmware was on the path specified - C:\Program Files\IBM Network Advisor 12.1.5\data\ftproot.  And I know the IP/host name is correct and the ID/pw are also correct.

     

    Can someone please provide some hints on what else I could check?  I was thinking maybe some permission on my Windows machine needed tweaking but they seem to be ok.

     

    In the interim I am going to put the code to an external FTP server and try upgrading via CLI.

     

    Thanks for any help you can provide.


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  • 2.  Re: Problem upgrading FOS firmware using Network Advisor built-in FTP server

    Posted 02-02-2015 12:58 PM

    do you have your FTP/SFTP ports opened bi-directionally?


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  • 3.  Re: Problem upgrading FOS firmware using Network Advisor built-in FTP server

    Posted 04-26-2016 06:02 PM

    I'm facing similar issue, did you get resolved this issue? if yes what was the issue?


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  • 4.  Re: Problem upgrading FOS firmware using Network Advisor built-in FTP server

    Posted 04-27-2016 04:37 AM

    May want to check your firewalls.  For me to eventually resolve this issue I had to disable the Symantec Firewall (Symantec Endpoint Protection) that I had on my machine.  Once I did that it worked as designed.

     

    Good luck!


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