How to Use the BootROM Menu to Download and Install a New Image to an EXOS Switch

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  1. Before rebooting the switch, connect to the switch via the serial console port.
  2. Reboot the switch. While the switch is booting, press and hold when prompted to enter the BootROM.
  3. Configure the IP address for the management port: BootRom > configip ipaddress 10.10.10.2/24 gateway 10.10.10.1
  4. Ping the TFTP server holding the image to make sure there is connectivity: Note: The management port is used for pinging, and downloading the image.
  5. Download the new image: download image 10.10.10.10 summitX450-11.2.3.3.xos

Rescue mode will ERASE ALL DATA, download a new EXOS image and install it.  No data of any kind will be preserved.