Thursday, August 22, 2013

Brocade ICX: How To Upgrade The POE Firmware On A ICX Series Switch

I have had to do this a lot to get the firmware up to date from a factory shipped ICX series switch.  No big deal and this should be expected, as firmware updates come out all the time.  POE is no different.  You just need to do the update on the switch.  Here is how to do this on the second unit in the stack, where is my TFTP server:

Core#inline power install-firmware stack-unit 2 tftp fcx_poeplus_02.1.0.fw

This will update the POE firmware on the second unit.  Do the same for any other units you need to upgrade.


  1. thanks! this worked great for my ICX6450-48P stack of 7 :-)
    Tom in Seattle

  2. To see the firmware version of the POE Firmware :

    sh inline power detail | begin Firmware

    Maxime (France)

  3. You can also use scp to update it:
    scp -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 firmware/path user@IPADDRESS:firmware:stackid:1

    the "-oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1" is needed because current versions of openssh don't enable the older algorithm by default.

  4. As of 08.0.70 POE firmware is done automatically as a part of code updates after the system boots into the new code. This is good to note since POE devices will be offline during update.

    From release notes:

    • Auto PoE firmware upgrade—PoE firmware is bundled with FastIron image and is automatically
    installed or upgraded as part of unit bootup. That is, manual intervention is not required to
    choose the corresponding firmware version for each FastIron image version.


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