Firmware TCP/IP Upgrade using FTP
covers the TCP/IP procedures required for upgrading the
firmware versions of all Microplex products (with flash
PROMs), using the FTP protocol.
demonstration purposes only, the following
assumptions and values will be used for the
TCP/IP upgrade steps given below;
this document the Microplex product being
upgraded is represented by <prod>,
some examples are;
<prod> is being upgraded
to the latest firmware level (current
<prod> uses the IP
FTP host being used to upgrade the <prod>
uses the IP address, 184.108.40.206.
the required upgrade files for the
Microplex product you are upgrading (see
Upgrade Files" section)
and place them on to a host you can FTP
to the <prod> from, you
binary file (e.g. <prod>.elf.gz)
- DO NOT UNcompress
this firmware binary file which is
downloaded in gzip format (e.g. <prod>.elf.gz).
this firmware binary file to
- it must
be named this or the <prod>
will not recognize it during the
Start an FTP session
with the <prod> from the
host directory containing the file you
named sysfile.gz back in
Note: Windows XP with Firewall enabled -
Please increase buffer size to 8200 with the -w: option
ftp -w:8200 220.127.116.11
into the <prod>
- at the
password prompt, again press
"enter" since there's
no password by default.
to the firmware
directory in the <prod>
once logged in.
to binary mode by typing in
"binary" at the FTP prompt.
the firmware file onto the <prod>
so its validity can be verified using the
done, close the FTP session. This will
cause an automatic reset of the <prod>
so it boots up using the new firmware.
should now be able to access any
of the built-in HTML pages in the
<prod> and see the
new firmware version.
you'd like to test whether the upgrade procedure
has completed or not, you can try telnetting to
the <prod> after a few minutes.
it refuses the connection, it's still
working on the upgrade.
it allows you in, log in as root and
execute "list sysinfo" to check
for the new firmware level.
find the same version exists after telnetting
back in and checking the firmware level, try
resetting the <prod> by unplugging
and plugging it back in and then check again.
run into upgrade problems, please contact Microplex
Technical Support for additional help.