3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 8, 2015 5:43 AM by eddie.notz

    Backup an existing MLNX-OS Image on my switch

      I have what I hope is a quick question.  I have a certified used Mellanox SX6018 running image-PPC_M460EX-SX_3.4.3002.img.  I was hoping to be able to backup (download) this image from the switch...so that if the image ever became corrupted, I would have a copy of it.  I have looked in both the WebUI and CLI and I don't see where I would be able to download the existing image.  It is an internal practice of ours to have all of our production configs and OS's on hand, incase we have corruption and/or a hardware failure.  Is this something that I can do on the SX6018?  If so, can someone please point me the right direction, and yes...I know if we paid the $850+ dollars a year for Silver Support, I would be able to download the image from within the Support portal...but I don't really need support for the switch...I would just like a copy of the firmware that exists on the switch we paid for.    Thanks again for the help.

        • Re: Backup an existing MLNX-OS Image on my switch
          eddie.notz

          Hi Anthony,

           

          can you send the output of "show images" from the switch cli?

           

          maybe the 3.4.3002 img file exists in the "image files are available to be installed" available to be installed section?

            • Re: Backup an existing MLNX-OS Image on my switch

              When I run the sh images:

               

               

              Installed images:

               

                Partition 1:

                SX_PPC_M460EX SX_3.3.4402 2014-02-28 14:29:47 ppc

               

                Partition 2:

                PPC_M460EX 3.4.3002 2015-07-30 20:13:15 ppc

               

              Last boot partition: 2

              Next boot partition: 2

               

              No image files are available to be installed.

               

              Serve image files via HTTP/HTTPS: no

               

              No image install currently in progress.

               

              Boot manager password is set.

               

              Image signing: trusted signature always required

              Admin require signed images: yes

               

              Settings for next boot only:

              lines 1-23

              Installed images:

               

                Partition 1:

                SX_PPC_M460EX SX_3.3.4402 2014-02-28 14:29:47 ppc

               

                Partition 2:

                PPC_M460EX 3.4.3002 2015-07-30 20:13:15 ppc

               

              Last boot partition: 2

              Next boot partition: 2

               

              No image files are available to be installed.

               

              Serve image files via HTTP/HTTPS: no

               

              No image install currently in progress.

               

              Boot manager password is set.

               

              Image signing: trusted signature always required

              Admin require signed images: yes

               

              Settings for next boot only:

                Fallback reboot on configuration failure: yes (default)