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How to upgrade an AR system software from an FTP server, using BootROM menu

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Issue Description

This KB will show you how to use BootROM menu in order to upgrade the AR router's firmware version.

Solution

Using the BootROM Menu to Upgrade a System Software Package from an FTP Server is applicable to all firmware versions and AR routers.


Networking Requirements

The management interface of RouterA connects to Host A. You need to use the BootROM menu on RouterA to download the upgrade system software package to RouterA from an FTP server.

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Procedure

Start the FTP server on Host A.

Connect a PC to the device with a serial cable and log in to the device through the console port.

Restart the device. When the message "Press Ctrl+B to break auto startup ..." is displayed, press Ctrl+B and enter the password to display the BootROM main menu.

BIOS Creation Date : Nov 10 2011, 14:41:12                                      

DDR DRAM init : OK                                                              

Start Memory Test ? ('t' or 'T' is test):skip                                   

Copying Data : Done                                                             

Uncompressing : Done                                                            

USB2 Host Stack Initialized.                                                    

USB Hub Driver Initialized                                                      

USBD  Wind River Systems, Inc. 562 Initialized                                  

Octeon Host Controller Initialize......Done.                                    

                                                                                

                                                                                

Press Ctrl+B to break auto startup ... 2                                        

NOTE:

The default password in V200R003C01 and earlier versions is huawei, and the default password in V200R005C00 and later versions is Admin@huawei.

Select choice 3 to enter the network menu.

      Main Menu                                                                                                                      
1. Default Startup                                                         
2. Serial Menu                                                             
3. Network Menu                                                          
4. Startup Select                                                          
5. File Manager                                                             
6. Password Manager                                                         
7. Reboot                                                                   
Enter your choice(1-6):3
                                                        

Select choice 2 to modify parameters.

      Network Menu                                                                                                                                  
1. Display parameter                                                       
2. Modify parameter                                                        
3. Save parameter                                                          
4. Download file                                                            
0. Return                                                                   
Enter your choice(0-4):2
                                                        

Set Ftp type to 0 (indicating FTP). Then set the management interface's IP address, mask, and gateway address, and the FTP server's IP address, user name, and password.

NOTE:                                                                           

Ftp type define:  0(ftp), 1(tftp),                                              

ENTER = no change; '.' = clear;                                                 

                                                                                

Ftp type            : 0                                                         

File name           : software.cc                           

Ethernet ip address : 192.168.1.8                                           

Ethernet ip mask    : ffffff00                                                  

Gateway ip address  :                                                           

Ftp host ip address : 192.168.1.20                                              

Ftp user            : huawei                                                        

Ftp password        : **********              

When the system returns to the network menu, select choice 4 to download the specified system software package from the FTP server.

      Network Menu                                                            
1. Display parameter                                                        
2. Modify parameter                                                     
3. Save parameter                                                           
4. Download file                                                           
0. Return                                                                   
Enter your choice(0-4):4    
                                                    

Select the path to save the downloaded file.

Download file to: [ 1:flash 2:sd1 ]:2                                           

Check SD Card[1] file system. Please wait....                                   

                                                                                

sd1:/  - Volume is OK                                                           

                                                                                

File system check OK!                                                           

Downloading ....                                                                

Get 77773440 Bytes from 192.168.200.1.                                          

Writing file:[sd1:/software.cc] to file system...........

................................................................................

................................................................................

...........................................................................OK!                              

When the file is downloaded successfully, return to the main menu and select choice 6 to restart the switch.

      Network Menu                                                                                                                          
1. Display parameter                                                        
2. Modify parameter                                                         
3. Save parameter                                                           
4. Download file                                                            
0. Return                                                                   
                                                                                

Enter your choice(0-4):0                                                        

       
      Main Menu                                                                                                                                   
1. Default Startup                                                          
2. Serial Menu                                                              
3. Network Menu                                                             
4. Startup Select                                                           
5. File Manager                                                             
6. Password Manager                                                         
7. Reboot                                                
                                                                                

Enter your choice (1-7):7

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