Aruba Central Online Help

Upgrading a Single Device or Multiple Devices

To check a new version for a single device or multiple devices, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, select one of the following options:
    1. To select a group, site or global in the filter:
      • Set the filter to one of the options under Group or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware.
      • Select one or more devices from the device list and click the Upgrade icon at the bottom of the page or hover over one of the selected device and click the Upgrade icon. The Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window opens.
    2. To select a device in the filter:
      • Set the filter to Global.
      • Under Manage, click Devices, and then click Access Points, Switches, or Gateways. A list of devices is displayed.
      • Click a device listed under Device Name. The dashboard context for the device is displayed.
      • Under Maintain, click Firmware and click Upgrade in the Firmware Details window. The Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window opens.
  2. In the Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window, select the appropriate firmware version. You can either select a recommended version or manually choose a specific firmware version.
    • To obtain custom build details, contact Aruba Central Technical Support.
    • The recommended firmware versions can be different for different devices and depends on the device model and software architecture.

  3. Select one of the following radio buttons to specify if the compliance must be carried out immediately or at a later date and time:
    • Now—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out immediately.
    • Later Date—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out at the later date and time. Select a specific time zone from the Select Zone drop-down options to schedule the upgrade at a specif zone time.
  4. From the Install On drop-down, select any one of the following partition options:
    • Primary partition—Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the primary partition.
    • Secondary partition— Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the secondary partition.
  5. Select the check box if you want Aruba Central to automatically reboot after device upgrade.

    The Install On drop-down option and auto reboot check box option is available for Mobility Access Switches, Aruba Switch, Aruba CX switches, and Branch Gateways.

  6. Click Upgrade. The device downloads the image from the server, saves it to flash, and reboots. Depending on the progress and success of the upgrade, one of the following messages is displayed:
    • Upgrading—While image upgrade is in progress.
    • Upgrade failed—When the upgrade fails.
  7. If the upgrade fails, retry upgrading your device.

    After upgrading a switch, click Reboot.

Upgrading Devices using Upgrade All Option

To upgrade multiple devices using the Upgrade All option, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to one of the options under Group or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.
  2. Under Maintain, click Firmware
    The firmware dashboard for Access Points is displayed by default.
  3. Click Upgrade All. The Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window opens.
  4. In the Upgrade <Device> Firmware pop-up window, select the specific site or multiple sites from the Sites drop-down list. This option is available only at the global context.
  5. Select the appropriate firmware version (for Access points and Gateways) and AOS-S firmware version and CX firmware version (for Mobility Access Switches, Aruba Switch and Aruba CX switches) from their respective drop-down list. You can either select a recommended version or manually choose a specific firmware version.
    • To obtain custom build details, contact Aruba Central Technical Support.
    • The recommended firmware versions can be different for different devices and depends on the device model and software architecture.

  6. Select one of the following radio buttons to specify if the compliance must be carried out immediately or at a later date and time:
    • Now—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out immediately.
    • Later Date—Allows you to set the compliance to be carried out at the later date and time. Select a specific time zone from the Select Zone drop-down options to schedule the upgrade at a specif zone time.
  7. From the Install On drop-down, select any one of the following partition options:
    • Primary partition—Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the primary partition.
    • Secondary partition— Select this if you want to install the firmware version in the secondary partition.
  8. Select the check box if you want Aruba Central to automatically reboot after device upgrade.

    The Install On drop-down option and auto reboot check box option is available for Mobility Access Switches, Aruba Switch, Aruba CX switches, and Branch Gateways.

  9. Click Upgrade. The device downloads the image from the server, saves it to flash, and reboots. Depending on the progress and success of the upgrade, one of the following messages is displayed:
    • Upgrading—While image upgrade is in progress.
    • Upgrade failed—When the upgrade fails.
  10. If the upgrade fails, retry upgrading your device.

    After upgrading a switch, click Reboot.