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Change History
Changes between document issues are cumulative. The latest document issue contains all the
changes in earlier issues.

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Contents
Change History................................................................................................................................ ii
1 Before You Start.............................................................................................................................1
1.1 Version Requirements Before Upgrade ............................................................................................................ 1
1.2 Impact of Patch Installation.............................................................................................................................. 1
1.3 Impact on the System During Installation ........................................................................................................ 1
1.3.1 Impact on the System After Installation.................................................................................................. 2
1.4 Cautionary Notes Before the Upgrade ............................................................................................................. 2

2 Upgrade Process ............................................................................................................................4


2.1 Upgrade Flowchart........................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Preparations for Upgrade ............................................................................................................5


3.1 Preparation Checklist ....................................................................................................................................... 5
3.2 Checking the Current System Software Version .............................................................................................. 6
3.3 Checking the Running Status of the Device..................................................................................................... 6
3.4 Setting Up an Environment for the Upgrade.................................................................................................... 6
3.5 Obtaining Required Software for the Upgrade................................................................................................. 8
3.6 Backing Up the Key Data in the Flash Memory .............................................................................................. 9
3.7 Checking the Flash Memory Space.................................................................................................................. 9

4 Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch ................................................................................12


4.1 Upgrading the Switch to V100R006C00SPC800 Using the Command Line................................................. 12
4.2 Upgrading the Switch to the V100R006C00SPC800 Using the BootROM................................................... 21
4.2.1 Upgrading the BootROM...................................................................................................................... 22
4.2.2 Uploading the System Software............................................................................................................ 26
4.2.3 Specifying the System Software to Be Loaded for Starting the Switch ................................................ 31
4.2.4 Restarting the Switch ............................................................................................................................ 33

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4.3 Upgrading the S5700-SI to V100R006C00SPC800 Using the USB Flash Drive .......................................... 33
4.3.1 Overview............................................................................................................................................... 33
4.3.2 Upgrading the Software Using the USB Flash Drive............................................................................ 34

5 Upgrade Operations on a Stack................................................................................................38


5.1 Upgrading All Stack Member Switches to V100R006C00SPC800 by Using the Command Line ................ 38
5.2 Using the Intelligent Upgrade Function ......................................................................................................... 41
5.2.1 Overview............................................................................................................................................... 41
5.2.2 Upgrading a New Member Switch Using the Intelligent Upgrade Function ........................................ 42

6 Verifying the Upgrade ...............................................................................................................45


6.1 Verification Checklist..................................................................................................................................... 45
6.2 Checking the Current System Software Version ............................................................................................ 45
6.3 Checking the Device Running Status ............................................................................................................. 46
6.4 Checking the System Configuration............................................................................................................... 46

7 Version Rollback.........................................................................................................................48
7.1 S2700 Version Rollback ................................................................................................................................. 48
7.1.1 Version Rollback Flowchart.................................................................................................................. 48
7.1.2 Loading the Previous System Software ................................................................................................ 49
7.1.3 Performing Version Rollback................................................................................................................ 49
7.1.4 Verifying Version Rollback ................................................................................................................... 49
7.2 S3700 Version Rollback ................................................................................................................................. 50
7.2.1 Version Rollback Flowchart.................................................................................................................. 50
7.2.2 Loading the Previous System Software ................................................................................................ 50
7.2.3 Performing Version Rollback................................................................................................................ 51
7.2.4 Verifying Version Rollback ................................................................................................................... 51
7.3 S5700 Version Rollback ................................................................................................................................. 51
7.3.1 Version Rollback Flowchart.................................................................................................................. 51
7.3.2 Loading the Previous System Software ................................................................................................ 52
7.3.3 Performing Version Rollback................................................................................................................ 52
7.3.4 Verifying Version Rollback ................................................................................................................... 52

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1 Before You Start

Before You Start

1.1 Version Requirements Before Upgrade


Table 1-1 Version requirements before upgrade
Version

Upgrade Instruction

S2700, S3700, S5700, S6700


V100R006C00SPC300

This version can be directly upgraded to


V100R006C00SPC800.

V100R006C00SPC500
V100R006C00SPC600

1.2 Impact of Patch Installation


Before you upgrade an earlier version to the V100R006C00SPC800, read this chapter
carefully to understand the possible impacts of the upgrade on the existing system.

1.3 Impact on the System During Installation


Impact on Services
The switch will restart during the upgrade and service will be interrupted.

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NOTE
The service interruption time depends on many factors, such as the system software size, upgrade
method, operator's skill, and service configurations. The following service interruption time is for your
reference.

In the following examples, the switches are not configured and they are not in any stack. In
addition, all these switches can provide the PoE function.
If the switches are upgraded by using the BootROM and the system software is uploaded
through the serial interface, the service interruption time is as follows (the baudrate is
115200):
z

S2700: 30 minutes

S3700: 37 minutes

S5700: 44 minutes

If the switches are upgraded by using the BootROM and the system software is uploaded
through the network port (FTP mode), the service interruption time is as follows:
z

S2700: 5.5 minutes

S3700: 5.5 minutes

S5700: 6 minutes

If the switches are upgraded by using the command line, the service interruption time is as
follows:
z

S2700: 3 minutes

S3700: 3 minutes

S5700: 3 minutes

Impact on Network Communication


When the system restarts, the communication between the switch and the NMS is interrupted.
The communication interruption time is the same as the service interruption time.

1.3.1 Impact on the System After Installation


There is no adverse impact on the system.

1.4 Cautionary Notes Before the Upgrade


Consider the following cautionary points before performing the upgrade:

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The flash memory of the S3728/S3752/S2752 can store only one startup file; therefore,
delete the current startup file before performing the upgrade. (If there are remaining files
in the flash memory, delete them.)

When you upgrade the software using the command line, stack upgrade, or USB flash
drive, do not copy or delete files.

After the version is upgraded, ensure that the configuration is saved because a later
version is compatible with early versions but an early version is incompatible with later
versions. If the configuration is not saved, the configuration will be lost in the case of
version rollback.

If the loopback local swap-mac or loopback remote swap-mac command has been
used on an interface in V100R006 to configure MAC swap loopback, run the start
command in the interface view after the upgrade; otherwise, the MAC swap loopback
configuration will be invalid.

After the arp learning dhcp-trigger command is used on a VLANIF interface of the
DHCP relay agent in V100R006, dynamic ARP entries are generated only after DHCP
snooping in the corresponding VLAN or on the physical interface connected to users.

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Upgrade Process

2.1 Upgrade Flowchart


Figure 2-1 Upgrade flowchart
Start

Preparation

See chapter 3

Yes
Upgrade

See chapters 4 and 5

Yes
Verification

See chapter 6

No

Rollback

See chapter 7

Yes
End

NOTE
In the following chapters, the version is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800.

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Preparations for Upgrade

3.1 Preparation Checklist


Table 3-1 Upgrade preparation checklist
No.

Item

Check Point

Check the system software


version

The system software version is


between V100R006 and
V100R006C00SPC800.

Check the running status of


the device

The switch functions normally.

Set up an environment for the


upgrade

An environment is set up for the


upgrade as required.

Obtain required software for


the upgrade

Software required for the upgrade is


obtained.

Back up the key data in the


flash memory

All the key data in the flash memory is


backed up.

Check the available space in


the flash memory

The space in the flash memory is


sufficient for storing the system
software package and other files such
as patch files and configuration files.

Result

In the following sections, the S2700 is used as an example to describe the upgrade.

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3.2 Checking the Current System Software Version


Run the display version command to view the version of the system software.
<Quidway> display version
Huawei Versatile Routing Platform Software
VRP (R) Software, Version 5.70 (S2700 V100R006C00)
Copyright (C) 2003-2010 HUAWEI TECH Co., Ltd.
Quidway S2718TP-SI Routing Switch uptime is 0 day, 0 hour, 1 minute
EDFEA 0(Master) : EDFE uptime is 0 day, 0 hour, 1 minute
64M bytes DDR Memory
16M bytes FLASH
Pcb

Version : CX22EDFE REV C

Basic

BOOTROM

Version :

118 Compiled at Nov

4 2009, 17:23:15

Software Version : VRP (R) Software, Version 5.70 (S2700 V100R006C00)

3.3 Checking the Running Status of the Device


Run the display device command to check the switch running status. If the value of Status is
Normal, the device can be upgraded.
<Quidway> display device
P S2718TP-EI's Device status:
Slot

Sub Type

Online

Power

Register

Status

Role

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

2718F

Present

PowerOn

Registered

Normal

Master

3.4 Setting Up an Environment for the Upgrade


Setting Up an Environment for Upgrading the System Using TFTP or FTP
In the BootROM menu or the command line view, you can use the Trivial File Transfer
Protocol (TFTP) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to download the system software, and set it
as the next startup system software. Then restart the device to complete the upgrade. Figure
3-1 shows the network diagram for setting up an environment for upgrading the system using
FTP or TFTP.
The general requirements for setting up an environment for upgrading the system using TFTP
or FTP are as follows:
z

You can log in to the switch from a PC through the serial interface or Telnet.

The server and the switch can communicate with each other.

Files for the upgrade are stored in the server.

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Figure 3-1 Network diagram of upgrading the system using TFTP or FTP

Setting Up an Environment for Upgrading the System Using Xmodem


You can upgrade the basic and advanced BootROM software using Xmodem in the basic
BootROM menu; you can upgrade the system software using Xmodem in the BootROM
menu. Figure 3-2 shows the network diagram for setting up an environment for upgrading the
system using Xmodem.
The general requirements for setting up an environment for upgrading the system using
Xmodem are as follows:
z

The RS-232 serial interface on the PC and the console interface on the switch are
connected through a console cable.

Files for the upgrade are stored on the PC.

Figure 3-2 Network diagram of upgrading the system using Xmodem

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3.5 Obtaining Required Software for the Upgrade


To obtain the required software for the upgrade, contact Huawei technical support personnel.
Table 3-2 Software for different upgrade methods
Upgrade Method

Matching Software

Upgrading the version to


V100R006C00SPC800 using the
command line

System software

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S2752:
S2700_52P-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S3728:
S3700_28TP-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S3752:
S3700_52P-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S5700-EI:
S5700EI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S5700-SI:
S5700SI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S6700: S6700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

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Upgrade Method

Matching Software

Upgrading the version to


V100R006C00SPC800 using
BootROM

BootROM
z

S2700: S2700_bootrom.bin

S2752: S2700_52P_bootrom.bin

S3728: S3700_28TP_bootrom.bin

S3752: S3700_52P_bootrom.bin

S5700-EI: S5700EI_bootrom.bin

S5700-SI: S5700SI_bootrom.bin

S6700: S6700_bootrom.bin

System software
z

S2700: S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S2752:
S2700_52P-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S3728:
S3700_28TP-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S3752:
S3700_52P-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S5700-EI:
S5700EI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S5700-SI:
S5700SI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

S6700: S6700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

3.6 Backing Up the Key Data in the Flash Memory


You must back up the key data stored in the flash memory before the upgrade. You can
download the data that needs to be backed up to the PC through FTP or TFTP. After the
upgrade, you can reload the backup files to the flash memory. For details, see 4.1 Upgrading
the Switch to V100R006C00SPC800 Using the Command Line.

3.7 Checking the Flash Memory Space


1. Run the dir command in the user view to check whether the flash memory space is sufficient
for the system software. If a stack is established, ensure that all the members in the stack have
enough space.

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The preceding information shows that there is 2,266 KB space. If there is enough space,
ignore step 2.
<Quidway> dir
Directory of flash:/
Idx

Attr

Size(Byte)

-rw-

6,458,620

-rw-

-rw-

-rw-

Date

Time(LMT)

FileName

Jan 08 2008 03:35:29

s2700-v100r006c00.cc

603

Jan 02 2008 02:57:45

vrpcfg.zip

628

Jan 01 2008 00:00:52

private-data.txt

Jan 02 2008 02:57:00

s-s2700.cc

6,177,996

14,632 KB total (2,266 KB free)

2. (Optional) Load and activate the patch file S27_37_57-V100R006SPH005.pat.

Before upgrading an S2752 or S3700 to V100R006, delete the current startup file to free up
the flash memory space.
If no system software is stored on the device, do not restart or power cycle the device during
the upgrade. Otherwise, the system may break down. If the device is powered off
unexpectedly during the upgrade, use the BootROM to upgrade the device. If the upgrade
using BootROM fails, contact Huawei engineers.
3. Run the delete command to delete unnecessary files to ensure there is enough space for
storing relevant upgrade files. Before deleting the unnecessary files, ensure that the files are
backed up or are unwanted. The following is an example of deleting the s-s2700.cc file. For
details, see "Managing the File System" in the Quidway S2700/S3700/S5700/S6700 Series
Ethernet Switches Configuration Guide Basic Configurations.

After you run the delete /unreserved command to delete a file from the flash, the file cannot
be restored; therefore, run this command with caution, and a file backup is recommended.
<Quidway> delete /unreserved s-s2700.cc
Warning: The contents of file flash:/ s-s2700.cc cannot be recycled. Continue? [Y/N]:y
Info: Deleting file flash:/ s-s2700.cc...
Deleting file permanently from flash will take a long time if needed.......
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................su
cceeded.

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Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch

4.1 Upgrading the Switch to V100R006C00SPC800 Using


the Command Line
The command line upgrade method has little impact on services; therefore, you are advised to
upgrade an operating device by using the command line.
Purpose

To upgrade the system software

Impact

Services are interrupted when the device restarts.

Time
Required

In the scenario where a single device is configured and service


deployment is simple, services are interrupted about three minutes. In
the scenario where service deployment is complicated, the service
interruption time increases and the time depends on the complexity of
service.

Requirements

The switch that runs system software of an earlier version functions


properly.

The available space in the flash memory is sufficient for storing the
system software.

Before the S2752/S3700 is upgraded, you must delete the original startup file. For details on how to
delete the original startup file, see section 3.7 Checking the Flash Memory Space.

The methods of upgrading the system software using command line are similar on the S2700, S3700,
S5700, and the S6700. In the following description, the system software of the S2700 is upgraded.

The S5700/S6700 has a dedicated management interface, namely, MEth. The MEth interface can be
used as the Layer 3 interface.

Before the upgrade, use the terminal monitor command to enable the terminal to display logs, traps,
and debugging information sent from the information center.

You can use any of the following methods to load the system software:

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z

Use the S2700 as the TFTP client.

Use the S2700 as the FTP server.

Use the S2700 as the FTP client.

4 Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch

Method 1: Use the S2700 as the TFTP Client


No TFTP client software is installed on the S2700; therefore, the customer needs to buy TFTP client
software and install it. The TFTP32 program is recommended.

1. Configure the TFTP server.


Run the TFTP server program on the PC and configure the PC:
z

Click Browse to set the directory for storing the new system software.

The TFTP server address in Server interface is automatically set by the system, for
example, 10.164.30.29. However, if the IP address is incorrect you can manually change
it.

Do not stop the TFTP server program when you are backing up data.
2. Back up the system software, configuration file, and patch files to the TFTP server.

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Before the backup, check the size of the configuration file. After the backup, compare the size
of the original file with the size of the backup file. Ensure that the two files are the same size.
<Quidway> dir *.cc
Directory of flash:/
Idx

Attr

Size(Byte)

-rw-

6,472,284

Date

Time(LMT)

Nov 04 2010 19:43:18

FileName
s2700-v100r006c00.cc

14,632 KB total (8,228 KB free)


<Quidway> dir *.zip
Directory of flash:/
Idx

Attr

-rw-

Size(Byte)

Date

Time(LMT)

589 Nov 04 2010 20:55:54

FileName
vrpcfg.zip

14,632 KB total (8,228 KB free)


<Quidway> dir *.pat
Directory of flash:/
Idx Attr
0 -rw-

Size(Byte) Date
Time(LMT)
333,436 Jan 29 2010 16:54:40

FileName
S27_37_57-V100R006SPH005.pat

14,632 KB total (8,228 KB free)

Run the following commands on the S2700 to back up the data. The backup system software
is s2700-v100r006c00-bak.cc, the backup configuration file is vrpcfg-bak.zip, and the patch
file is s27_37_57-v100r006sph005-bak.pat.
<Quidway> tftp 10.164.30.29 put s2700-v100r006c00.cc

s2700-v100r006c00-bak.cc

Info: Transfer file in binary mode.


Uploading the file to the remote TFTP server. Please wait...|
TFTP: Uploading the file successfully.
6472284 bytes send in 91 seconds.
<Quidway> tftp 10.164.30.29 put vrpcfg.zip vrpcfg-bak.zip
Info: Transfer file in binary mode.
Uploading the file to the remote TFTP server. Please wait.../
TFTP: Uploading the file successfully.
589 bytes send in 0.01 second.
<Quidway> tftp 10.164.30.29 put s27_37_57-v100r006sph005.pat
s27_37_57-v100r006sph005-bak.pat
Info: Transfer file in binary mode.
Uploading the file to the remote TFTP server. Please wait...\
TFTP: Uploading the file successfully.
333436 bytes send in 1 second.

3. Obtain the system software of the target version from the server.
<Quidway> tftp 10.164.30.29 get S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
Info: Transfer file in binary mode.
Downloading the file from the remote TFTP server. Please wait.../
TFTP: Downloading the file successfully.
6502764 bytes received in 63 seconds

If the message "Downloading the file successfully" is displayed, the system software has been
downloaded.
4. (Optional) Obtain the new configuration file from the server.

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If the configuration file does not need to be changed after the upgrade, this step is not
required.
<Quidway> tftp 10.164.30.29 get vrpcfgnew.zip
Info: Transfer file in binary mode.
Downloading the file from the remote TFTP server. Please wait.../
TFTP: Downloading the file successfully.
2757 bytes received in 1 second.

5. Specify the system software in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> startup system-software s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
.cc

If the following information is displayed after you run the startup system-software file command, enter
Y to update the BootROM. If the BootROM is upgraded successfully, go to step 7; otherwise, go to step
6.
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
BOOTROM begin to be upgraded ! please wait for a moment
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK
Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

6. Upgrade the BootROM in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] upgrade basic-bootrom s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
Confirm basic BOOTROM will be upgrade?(Y/N)[N]: y
BOOTROM begin to upgraded ! please wait for a minute...
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK
Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

In the V100R005 and V100R006, the BootROM is upgraded automatically. To upgrade the software to
other versions, you must upgrade the BootROM manually. For details about automatic BootROM
upgrade, see Step 5. In the case of a version rollback, you are advised to manually upgrade the
BootROM to prevent a rollback failure

7. Restart the S2700.

After the software is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800, you must specify the system software for next
startup. If the system software is not specified or the invalid software is specified, the device will fail to
restart. For details about specifying the system software for next startup, see step 5.

When the system asks you whether to save the configuration, enter y or n. After the setting is
complete, enter y to restart the system.
<Quidway> reboot
Info: The system is now comparing the configuration, please wait.
Warning: All the configuration will be saved to the configuration file for the next
startup:flash:/vrpcfg.zip, Continue?[Y/N]:y
Now saving the current configuration to the slot 0.
Info: Save the configuration successfully.
System will reboot! Continue?[Y/N]:
y
Info: system is rebooting, please wait

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Method 2: Use the S2700 as the FTP Server


No FTP server software is installed on the S2700; therefore, the customer needs to buy FTP server
software and install it.

1. Configure the S2700 as an FTP server.


Start the FTP server on the S2700, and set the FTP user name to ftpuser and password to
ftppwd.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] ftp server enable
[Quidway] aaa
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser password simple ftppwd
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser service-type ftp
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser ftp-directory flash:
[Quidway-aaa] return

2. Set an IP address for the S2700.


An idle service interface is recommended. This example assumes that ethernet/0/0/1 is used
and the IP address is 1.1.1.1/24.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway]interface ethernet 0/0/1
[Quidway-Ethernet0/0/1]port link-type access
[Quidway-Ethernet0/0/1]quit
[Quidway] vlan 10
[Quidway-vlan10] port ethernet 0/0/1
[Quidway-vlan10] quit
[Quidway] interface vlanif 10
[Quidway-Vlanif10] ip address 1.1.1.1 24
[Quidway-Vlanif10] quit
[Quidway]

3. Log in to the FTP server (the S2700).

Assume that the Windows XP operating system is used.

Store the file to be uploaded in the specified directory (for example, D:\>directory). Choose
Start > Run. Enter cmd and press Enter. Enter FTP 1.1.1.1. Enter the user name at the user
prompt and the password at the password prompt, and then press Enter. The following
information is displayed:
D:\>ftp 1.1.1.1
Connected to 1.1.1.1.
220 FTP service ready.
User (1.1.1.1:(none)): ftpuser
331 Password required for 1.
Password:

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230 User logged in.


ftp>

4. Back up the system software, configuration file, and patch files.


ftp> binary
200 Type set to I.
ftp> get s2700-v100r006c00.cc
200 Port command okay.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for s2700-v100r006c00.cc.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 6472284 bytes received in 20.33Seconds 1350.65Kbytes/sec.

The preceding output indicates the configuration file has been transferred and you can find it
in D:\>.
ftp> get vrpcfg.zip
200 Port command okay.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for vrpcfg.zip
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 589 bytes received in 0.01Seconds 60Kbytes/sec.

The preceding output indicates the configuration file has been transferred and you can find it
in D:\>.
ftp> get s27_37_57-v100r006sph005.pat
200 Port command okay.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for s27_37_57-v100r006sph005.pat.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 333436 bytes received in 0.25Seconds 1333.74Kbytes/sec.

The preceding output indicates the configuration file has been transferred and you can find it
in D:\>.
5. Upload the system software for the S2700.
Run the put source-filename [ destination-filename ] command on the FTP client (PC) to
upload the system software from the PC.
ftp> put D:\S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
200 Port command okay.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 6502764 bytes in 47.10Seconds 140.76Kbytes/sec.
ftp>

6. (Optional) Upload the new configuration file to the S2700.


If the configuration file does not need to be changed after the upgrade, this step is not
required.
ftp> put vrpcfgnew.zip

7. Specify the system software in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> startup system-software s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc

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If the following information is displayed after you run the startup system-software file command, enter
Y to update the BootROM. If the BootROM is upgraded successfully, go to step 9; otherwise, go to step
8.
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
BOOTROM begin to be upgraded ! please wait for a moment
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK
Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

8. (Optional) Upgrade the BootROM in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] upgrade basic-bootrom s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
Upgrading BOOTROM,please wait for a moment
[Slot 0]:
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK.

In the V100R005 and V100R006, the BootROM is upgraded automatically. To upgrade the software to
other versions, you must upgrade the BootROM manually. For details about automatic BootROM
upgrade, see Step 7. In the case of a version rollback, you are advised to manually upgrade the
BootROM to prevent a rollback failure

9. Restart the S2700.

After the software is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800, you must specify the system software for next
startup. If the system software is not specified or the invalid software is specified, the device will fail to
restart. For details about specifying the system software for next startup, see step 7.

When the system asks you whether to save the configuration, enter y or n. After the setting is
complete, enter y to restart the system.
<Quidway> reboot
Info: The system is now comparing the configuration, please wait.
Warning: All the configuration will be saved to the configuration file for the next
startup:flash:/vrpcfg.zip, Continue?[Y/N]:y
Now saving the current configuration to the slot 0.
Info: Save the configuration successfully.
System will reboot! Continue?[Y/N]:
y
Info: system is rebooting, please wait

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Method 3: Use the S2700 as the FTP Client


No FTP client software is installed on the S2700; therefore, the customer needs to buy FTP client
software and install it.

1. Configure the PC as the FTP server.

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Run an FTP server program on the PC, for example, wftpd32. Choose Security >
Users/rights.

Click New User to set the user name and password. Here, the user name is S2700 and the
password is 123456. Enter the FTP root directory in the Home Directory text box. Here, the
root directory is D:\ftp. Click Done to close the dialog box.
Do not stop the FTP server program when you are backing up data.
2. Back up the system software, configuration file, and patch files.
The FTP commands on the S2700 are the same as the FTP commands in the DOS system.
Assume that the IP address of the FTP server is 10.164.30.27, the FTP user name is S2700,
and the password of the FTP user is 123456.
<Quidway> cd flash:/
<Quidway> ftp 10.164.30.27
Trying 10.164.30.27 ...
Press CTRL+K to abort
Connected to 10.164.30.27.
220 WFTPD 2.0 service (by Texas Imperial Software) ready for new user
User(10.164.30.27:(none)):S2700 # Enter the user name and press Enter.
331 Give me your password, please
Enter password:
# Enter the password 123456 and press Enter. The password displayed
on the screen is in cipher text.
230 Logged in successfully
[ftp] binary
200 Type is Image (Binary)

Back up the system software s2700-v100r006c00.cc to the FTP server and specify the name
of the backup file as s2700-v100r006c00-bak.cc. If the name of the backup file is not
specified, the original name is used.
[ftp] put s2700-v100r006c00.cc

s2700-v100r006c00-bak.cc

200 PORT command successful


150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file transfer
226 Transfer complete.
FTP: 6472284 byte(s) sent in 41.176 second(s) 1296.55Kbyte(s)/sec.

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Back up the configuration file vrpcfg.zip to the FTP server and specify the name of the
backup file as vrpcfg-bak.zip. If the name of the backup file is not specified, the original
name is used.
[ftp] put vrpcfg.zip

vrpcfg-bak.zip

200 PORT command successful


150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file transfer
226 Transfer complete.
FTP: 1387 byte(s) sent in 0.176 second(s) 22.04Kbyte(s)/sec.

Back up the patch file s27_37_57-v100r006sph005.pat to the FTP server and specify the
name of the backup file as s27_37_57-v100r006sph005bak.pat. If the name of the backup
file is not specified, the original name is used.
[ftp] put s27_37_57-v100r006sph005.pat s27_37_57-v100r006sph005bak.pat
200 PORT command okay
150 "D:\ftp\ s27_37_57-v100r006sph005bak.pat" file ready to receive in IMAGE / Binary
mode
226 Transfer finished successfully.
FTP: 333436 byte(s) sent in 0.322 second(s) 1035.51Kbyte(s)/sec.

3. Obtain the system software of the target version.


[ftp] get S2700- V100R006C00SPC800.cc
200 PORT command successful
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file transfer
226 Transfer complete.
FTP: 6502764 byte(s) received in 54.500 second(s) 1117.40Kbyte(s)/sec.

You can specify the filename of the upgrade program. If the filename is not specified, the
original name is used.
4. (Optional) Obtain the new configuration file.
If the configuration file does not need to be changed after the upgrade, this step is not
required.
[ftp] get vrpcfgnew.zip

5. Close the FTP connection.


[ftp] bye
221 Windows FTP Server (WFTPD, by Texas Imperial Software) says goodbye

6. Specify the system software in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> startup system-software s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc

If the following information is displayed after you run the startup system-software file command, enter
Y to update the BootROM. If the BootROM is upgraded successfully, go to step 8; otherwise, go to step
7.
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
BOOTROM begin to be upgraded ! please wait for a moment
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK
Succeeded in setting the software for booting system.

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7. (Optional) Upgrade the BootROM in service, which is loaded when the S2700 is started.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] upgrade basic-bootrom s2700-V100R006C00SPC800.cc
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
Upgrading BOOTROM,please wait for a moment
[Slot 0]:
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK.

In the V100R005 and V100R006, the BootROM is upgraded automatically. To upgrade the software to
other versions, you must upgrade the BootROM manually. For details about automatic BootROM
upgrade, see Step 6. In the case of a version rollback, you are advised to manually upgrade the
BootROM to prevent a rollback failure.

8. Restart the S2700.


NOTE
After the software is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800, you must specify the system software for next
startup. If the system software is not specified or the invalid software is specified, the device will fail to
restart. For details about specifying the system software for next startup, see step 6.

When the system asks you whether to save the configuration, enter y or n. After the setting is
complete, enter y to restart the system.
<Quidway> reboot
Info: The system is now comparing the configuration, please wait.
Warning: All the configuration will be saved to the configuration file for the next
startup:flash:/vrpcfg.zip, Continue?[Y/N]:y
Now saving the current configuration to the slot 0.
Info: Save the configuration successfully.
System will reboot! Continue?[Y/N]:
y
Info: system is rebooting, please wait

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4.2 Upgrading the Switch to the V100R006C00SPC800


Using the BootROM
If the BootROM method is used, the services will be interrupted for a long time; therefore,
you are advised to upgrade an operating device by using the command line. If the device
cannot enter the command line mode, upgrade the device by using the BootROM.

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Figure 4-1 Flowchart for upgrading the version to the V100R006C00SPC800 using the
BootROM
Start

Upgrade BootROM

Upload system
software

See 4.2.1

See 4.2.2

Specify startup
software

See 4.2.3

Restart the switch

See 4.2.4

End

The methods for upgrading the system software using the BootROM are similar on the S2700, S3700,
S5700 and the S6700. Here, the method for upgrading the system software on the S2700 is taken as an
example.

4.2.1 Upgrading the BootROM


Purpose

To upgrade the BootROM

Impact

Services are interrupted during the upgrade and the device reboot.

Time
Required

The upgrade takes about 100 seconds when the transmission rate of the
serial interface is 115200 bit/s.

Prerequisites

After backing up the key data in the flash memory, you must run the
reboot command in the user view to restart the system.

Do not restart or power off the S2700 when the information "Update BOOTROM system"
is being displayed during the upgrade of the BootROM. Otherwise, the S2700 runs
abnormally. In this case, contact Huawei technical personnel.
You can restart or power off the S2700 only when the message "done!" is displayed.
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The BootROM menu varies according to the version. Here, the BootROM of
V100R006C00SPC800 is taken as an example.
1. Use a serial cable to connect the serial interfaces on the PC and the S2700 and start the
HyperTerminal on the PC.
2. Enter the connection name and click OK.
3. Select the serial interface and click OK.
4. On the COM Properties page, click Restore Defaults. Then set the value of Bits per second
to 9600 and click OK.
5. If the prompt is displayed on the HyperTerminal, the HyperTerminal is connected to the
S2700. In this case, you can upgrade the S2700 using the BootROM.
6. Enter the BootROM menu.
Before entering the BootROM menu, you need to restart the S2700. During the restart of the
S2700, the following information is displayed:
Press Ctrl+B to enter BOOTROM menu... 1

Press Ctrl+B before the countdown timer expires, and then enter the password. The default
password is huawei or www.huawei.com. Then the advanced BootROM menu is displayed.
The following information is displayed:
BOOTROM

MENU

1. Boot with default mode


2. Enter serial submenu
3. Enter startup submenu
4. Enter ethernet submenu
5. Enter filesystem submenu
6. Modify BOOTROM password
7. Reboot
Enter your choice(1-7):

7. Enter the BootROM submenu.


Select 2. Enter serial submenu. The following information is displayed:
SERIAL

SUBMENU

1. Update BOOTROM system


2. Download file to Flash through serial interface
3. Modify serial interface parameter
4. Return to main menu

8. Modify the parameters of the serial interface.

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Changing the transmission rate of the serial interface causes interruption of the
communication between the PC and S2700. To restore the communication between the PC
and the S2700, you must set the transmission rate of the serial interface on the PC the same as
that of the serial interface on the S2700.
Select 3. Modify serial interface parameter. The following information is displayed:
Enter your choice(1-5): 3
1: 9600(default)
2: 19200
3: 38400
4: 57600
5: 115200
please select an appropriate baudrate:
Enter your choice(1-5):

Select the transmission rate for the serial interface as required. The transmission rate is
expressed in bit/s. The default transmission rate of the serial interface on the S2700 is 9600
bit/s. A greater value you enter represents a higher transmission rate of the serial interface. It
is recommended that you enter 5: 115200.
If you change the transmission rate of the serial interface on the S2700, set the transmission
rate of the serial interface on the PC the same as that of the serial interface on the S2700. In
this manner, you can restore the communication between the PC and the S2700.
For example, after you select 5: 115200, the following information is displayed:
BaudRate is 115200 bps. Please change the terminal's speed to 115200 bps

In this case, you need to perform the following settings on the HyperTerminal of the PC to
restore the communication between the PC and the S2700:
z

On the HyperTerminal, choose Call > Disconnect. The connection is closed

Choose File > Properties. The Properties dialog box is displayed.

On the Connect To tab page, click Configure. The COM Properties dialog box is
displayed.

In the Bits per second drop-down list, select 115200.

In the COM Properties and Properties dialog boxes, click OK.

On the HyperTerminal, choose Call > Call. Press Enter. The connection is
reestablished.

9. Upgrade the BootROM.

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The BootROMs for products of various series are incompatible with each other. For example,
the BootROM of the S2700 cannot be used to upgrade the BootROM of the S3700; the
BootROM of the S3700 cannot be used to upgrade the BootROM of the S2700.
Select 1. Update BootROM system. The following information is displayed:
Enter your choice(1-4): 1
Please Select File.
XMODEM downloading ...CC

Choose Transfer > Send File. The Send File dialog box is displayed.
Click Browse. Then select the bootrom128.bin file for upgrading the BootROM.

Ensure that the selected BootROM file corresponds to the product.


Select XMODEM from the Protocol drop-down list box. Click Send to start sending the file.
After the upgrade file is transferred, the following information is displayed:
XMODEM downloading ...CC

download to SDRAM successfully

Warning: Don't Power-off or Reset the Device!!!


Update bootrom system ... done !

Then, the S2700 automatically upgrades the BootROM by using the upgrade file. After the
upgrade, the S2700 automatically returns to the BootROM menu.
10. After the BootROM is upgraded, restore the default rates of the serial interface and the
HyperTerminal, and then reestablish the connection.
Select 4. Return to main menu in the BootROM menu to return to the BootROM menu, and
then select 7. Reboot to reboot the BootROM.
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4.2.2 Uploading the System Software


Uploading the System Software Through the Serial Interface
Purpose

To upgrade the system software

Impact

Services are interrupted during the system software uploading and the
device reboot.

Time Required

The software uploading time depends on many factors, such as the


system software size, transmission rate on the serial interface, and
operator's skill. When the transmission rate of the serial interface is
115200 bit/s, the uploading time is about 30 minutes.

Prerequisites

The matched BootROM is upgraded.

The flash memory has enough space to store the system software.

1. Enter the BootROM menu.


When the S2700 is starting, the following information is displayed:
Press Ctrl+B to enter BOOTROM menu... 1

Press Ctrl+B before the countdown timer expires, and then enter the password. The default
password is huawei. Then the advanced BootROM menu is displayed. The following
information is displayed:
BOOTROM

MENU

1. Boot with default mode


2. Enter serial submenu
3. Enter startup submenu
4. Enter ethernet submenu
5. Enter filesystem submenu
6. Modify BOOTROM password
7. Reboot
Enter your choice(1-7):

2. Select 2. Enter serial submenu. The following information is displayed:


SERIAL

SUBMENU

1. Update BOOTROM system


2. Download file to Flash through serial interface
3. Modify serial interface parameter
4. Return to main menu
Enter your choice(1-4):

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3. Modify the parameters of the serial interface.

Changing the transmission rate of the serial interface causes interruption of the
communication between the PC and S2700. To restore the communication between the PC
and the S2700, you must set the transmission rate of the serial interface on the PC the same as
that of the serial interface on the S2700.
Select 3. Modify serial interface boot parameter. The following information is displayed:
1: 9600(default)
2: 19200
3: 38400
4: 57600
5: 115200
please select an appropriate baudrate:
Enter your choice(1-5):

Select the transmission rate for the serial interface as required. The transmission rate is
expressed in bit/s. The default transmission rate of the serial interface on the S2700 is 9600
bit/s. A greater value you enter represents a higher transmission rate of the serial interface. It
is recommended that you enter 5. 115200. If you change the transmission rate of the serial
interface on the S2700, set the transmission rate of the serial interface on the PC the same as
that of the serial interface on the S2700. In this manner, you can restore the communication
between the PC and the S2700.
For example, after you select 5: 115200, the following information is displayed:
BaudRate is 115200 bps. Please change the terminal's speed to 115200 bps

In this case, you need to perform the following settings on the HyperTerminal of the PC to
restore the communication between the PC and the S2700:
z

On the HyperTerminal, choose Call > Disconnect. The connection is closed

Choose File > Properties. The Properties dialog box is displayed.

On the Connect To tab page, click Configure. The COM Properties dialog box is
displayed.

Select 115200bit/s from the Bits per second drop-down list box.

In the COM Properties and Properties dialog boxes, click OK.

On the HyperTerminal, choose Call > Call. The connection is reestablished.

4. Upgrade the system software.


Select 2. Download file to Flash through serial interface in the serial interface submenu,
and the following information is displayed:

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Enter your choice(1-4): 2


Please Select File.
XMODEM downloading ...CC

Choose Transfer > Send File. The Send File dialog box is displayed.
Click Browse to select the upgrade file of the system software. Then select Xmodem from the
Protocol drop-down list box. Click Send to start sending the file.
After transferring the upgrade file, the system prompts you whether to change the file name. If
no, save it with the default file name. The default file name is not the uploaded file name. The
system software name in the flash memory or the default file name hw-switch.cc is used.
Generally, it is recommended that the file name be changed.

Only the files with the file name extension .cc can be used as the upgrade files of the system software on
the S2700.

If you need to name the upgrade file S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC, the following


information is displayed:
XMODEM downloading ...CC

download successfully!

Do you like to save it named " S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC"?


If you like then press return key, otherwise give a new name for saving it:
S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

If the file S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC has already been saved in the flash memory, the
system prompts you whether to overwrite the existing file with the new one. The following
information is displayed:
flash:/S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC already exist,
delete it?(Y/N):y
Deleting file.......................................done
took time : 251s
Writing
Flash.............................................................................
..................................................................................
..............done
file length: 6502764 bytes, took time : 144s
SERIAL

SUBMENU

1. Update BOOTROM system


2. Download file to Flash through serial interface
3. Modify serial interface parameter
4. Return to main menu
Enter your choice(1-4):

After the upgrade file is transferred, select 4. Return to main menu to return to the
BootROM menu.
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Uploading the System Software Through the Network Port


Purpose

To upload the system software

Impact

Services are interrupted during the system software uploading and the
device reboot.

Time
Required

If the system software is uploaded through the FTP or TFTP protocol,


the system software uploading time is about one minute.

Prerequisites

The matched BootROM is upgraded.

The flash memory has enough space to store the system software.

The FTP service is enabled on the PC.

Pay attention to the following points:


z

Select 4. Return to main menu in the BootROM menu to return to the BootROM menu,
and then select 7. Reboot to reboot the BootROM. Enter the BootROM menu and load
the system software. In addition, specify the software to be loaded in the startup.

Upgrade the system software using the network interface in the BootROM menu.

1. Enter the BootROM menu.


Before entering the BootROM menu, you need to restart the S2700. During the restart of the
S2700, the following information is displayed:
Press Ctrl+B to enter BOOTROM menu... 1

Press Ctrl+B before the countdown timer expires, and then enter the password. The default
password is huawei. Then the advanced BootROM menu is displayed. The following
information is displayed:
BOOTROM

MENU

1. Boot with default mode


2. Enter serial submenu
3. Enter startup submenu
4. Enter ethernet submenu
5. Enter filesystem submenu
6. Modify BOOTROM password
7. Reboot
Enter your choice(1-7):

2. Select 4. Enter serial submenu. The following information is displayed:


ETHERNET

SUBMENU

1. Download file to SDRAM through ethernet interface and boot


2. Download file to Flash through ethernet interface
3. Modify ethernet interface boot parameter
4. Return to main menu
Enter your choice(1-4):

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3. Modify the parameters of the network interface.


Select 3. Modify ethernet interface boot parameter. The following information is
displayed:
BOOTLINE

SUBMENU

1. Set TFTP protocol parameters


2. Set FTP protocol parameters
3. Return to ethernet menu

Select TFTP or FTP as required.


For example, the following information is displayed if you select 2. Set FTP protocol
parameters. The displayed information cannot be cleared. New settings will overwrite the
old settings.

If the TFTP protocol is used, you do not need to enter the user name and password.
'.' = clear field;
Load File name

'-' = go to previous field;

^D = quit

: S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

Switch IP address
Server IP address
FTP User Name

: 192.168.1.15:FFFFFF00
: 192.168.1.40
: cx

FTP User Password

: cx

The fields are described as follows:


z

Load File name: file name of the startup file to be loaded

Switch IP address: device IP address (the mask is optional)

Server IP address: server IP address

FTP User Name: FTP user name

FTP User Password: FTP password

4. Download the system software.


After network interface parameters are modified, select 3. Return to ethernet menu to return
to the Ethernet submenu. Connect the data line to port 1 on the S2700 panel (or connect the
data line to the MEth interface of the S5700), and then select 2. Download file to Flash
through ethernet interface to load the file. The following information is displayed:
'.' = clear field;

'-' = go to previous field;

boot device

: et

unit number

: 0

processor number

^D = quit

: 0

host name

: host

file name

: S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

inet on ethernet (e) : 192.168.1.15:FFFFFF00


host inet (h)

: 192.168.1.40

user (u)

: cx

ftp password (pw)


flags (f)

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Attached TCP/IP interface to mottsec0.


Attaching network interface lo0... done.
Loading...
Read file to sdram .......Done
Writing
Flash.............................................................................
..................done
File length: 6502764 bytes
Took time : 33s

After the upgrade file is transferred, select 4. Return to main menu to return to the
BootROM menu.
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4.2.3 Specifying the System Software to Be Loaded for Starting


the Switch
Purpose

To specify the system software for next startup

Impact

Services are interrupted when you are specifying the system software and
the device is restarting.

Prerequisite

The system software to be specified has been downloaded to the flash


memory.

1. Specify the system software to be loaded for starting the switch.


After returning to the BootROM menu, select 3. Enter startup submenu to enter the startup
submenu. The following information is displayed:
Startup Configuration Submenu
1. Display startup configuration
2. Modify startup configuration
3. Return to main menu
Enter your choice(1-3):

2. Select 2. Modify startup configuration to set the startup mode of the S2700, system
software, configuration file, license file, and patch file. The following information is
displayed:
Note: startup file field cannot be cleared
'.'=clear field; '^D'=quit; Enter=use current configuration
startup type(1: Flash

2: Server)

current: 1
new

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Flash startup file (cannot be cleared)


current:
new

: S2700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC

saved-configuration file
current: vrpcfg.zip
new

license file
current:
new

patch package
current:
new

Table 4-1 describes the displayed information.


Table 4-1 Description of the displayed information
Field

Description

startup type

Startup mode:
z

1: loads the system software from the flash memory.

2: loads the system software from the server.

Flash startup file

System software loaded during the startup. If the system


software is loaded from the server, you do not need to set the
field.

saved-configuration file

Configuration file loaded during startup.

patch package

Patch file loaded during startup.

current

File that is currently loaded.

new

File to be loaded during the next startup.

Startup Configuration Submenu


1. Display startup configuration
2. Modify startup configuration
3. Return to main menu
Enter your choice(1-3):

3. After entering the startup information, select 3. Return to main menu to return to the
BootROM menu.
BOOTROM

MENU

1. Boot with default mode


2. Enter serial submenu
3. Enter startup submenu
4. Enter ethernet submenu
5. Enter filesystem submenu

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6. Modify BOOTROM password


7. Reboot
Enter your choice(1-7):

----End

4.2.4 Restarting the Switch


The switch is automatically upgraded by loading the latest system software during startup.
Enter 7. Reboot on the advanced BootROM menu to restart the switch. Then, the S2700
restores the baud rate on the console interface to 9600 bit/s. The baud rate of the
HyperTerminal also needs to be set to 9600 bit/s. The PC then can communicate with the
S2700.

4.3 Upgrading the S5700-SI to V100R006C00SPC800 Using


the USB Flash Drive
4.3.1 Overview
If you do not have a PC in the on-site deployment, use the USB flash drive in which the
system software and configuration file are stored. The software commissioning engineer is not
required.

Only the S5700-SI and S6700 can be upgraded using the USB flash drive. Stacks do not support this
upgrade method.

The general process of the upgrade in the USB way is as follows:


a.

Copy files.
When the S5700-SI is started successfully (the SYS indicator is in green and blinks at
0.5 Hz), the USB flash drive can be inserted to load files. The S5700-SI automatically
downloads the system software and configuration file according to the index file in the
USB flash drive.

b.

Restart the switch.


The S5700-SI sets the system software and configuration file for next startup, and then
restarts automatically.

c.

Verify the loading of files.


After restarting successfully (the SYS indicator is in green and blinks at 0.5 Hz), the
S5700-SI begins to verify the loaded files. When the SYS indicator is in orange and
blinks at 0.5 Hz, the upgrade is finished.

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4.3.2 Upgrading the Software Using the USB Flash Drive


Preparations for Upgrade
1. Prepare the hardware.
z

USB port: The S5700-SI provide USB 1.1; the S6700 provide USB 2.0.

USB flash drive:


The USB flash drive delivered with Huawei switch is recommended because this USB
flash drive is compatible with the switch. The USB flash drive must be paid
independently. If you have not bought the USB flash drive, contact local Huawei office.
The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 format; otherwise, set the format to FAT32
before using it.
The space in the USB flash drive must be sufficient for the system software and
configuration file.

2. Prepare system software, configuration file, web file, and patch file.
3. Create the index file.
a.

Create the file usbload_config.txt.

b.

Fill in the file.

If you need to upgrade the system software, configuration file or patch file of V100R006, the
index file is in any of the following formats:
<sn=201105091219;/>
<mac=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>
<esn=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>
<boardtype=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

The first line in the index file must be the SN to prevent repeated copy. The SN consists of creation
date + time, for example, <sn=201105091219;/>. Before copying a file, the device compares the SNs.
If the SN of a file to be copied already exists, the device does not copy the file. After the file is
copied, the device stores the SN. The index files without SNs are considered invalid, and the device
will stop copying the files.

If an index file contains the following three formats, the device uses the information in format (2). If
the required information is not obtained, the device uses the information in format (3) and then
format (1). When only one USB flash drive is used in the upgrade, the values of mac=, esn=, and
boardtype= are default. When the device obtains the value default, the device starts to copy the file
without comparing it with other files.

When editing an index file, press Enter when a line is finished. After editing the file, save it.

Select the upgrade files, including system software, configuration file, Web file, and patch file as
required.

The upgrade procedures for S5700-SI, and S6700 are the same.

(1) To upgrade the same system software, configuration file, Web file, and patch file on
multiple devices, fill in the file in the format <boardtype=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=;
webfile=; patchfile=;/>.

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To obtain the value of boardtype, view device labels or run the display version
command. boardtype=default indicates that all devices will be upgraded.

Fill in the system software name behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the version number behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the configuration file name behind cfgfile=.

Fill in the web file name behind webfile=.

Fill in the patch file name behind patchfile=.

The following are the index files of different devices:


<boardtype=S5728C-SI; vrpfile=S5700SI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC;
vrpver=V100R006C00SPC800; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>
<boardtype=S6748-EI; vrpfile=S6700-V100R006C00SPC800.CC; vrpver=V100R006C00SPC800;
cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

The following two formats are used for upgrading a single device:
(2) <mac=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

View the device's MAC address on the chassis and fill in the MAC address behind
mac= in the format XXXX-XXXX-XXXX.

Fill in the system software name behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the version number behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the configuration file name behind cfgfile=.

Fill in the web file name behind webfile=.

Fill in the patch file name behind patchfile=.

The following is an example of configuration file:


<mac=0018-8200-0001; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=vrpcfg.cfg; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

The following is an example of patch file:


<mac=0018-8200-0002; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=patch.pat;/>

(3) <esn=; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

View the device's ESN and fill in the ESN behind esn=.

Fill in the system software name behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the version number behind vrpfile=.

Fill in the configuration file name behind cfgfile=.

Fill in the web file name behind webfile=.

Fill in the patch file name behind patchfile=.

The following is an example of patch file:


<esn=020TEA10A9000016; vrpfile=; vrpver=; cfgfile=; webfile=; patchfile=patch.pat;/>

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The following is an example of system software:


<esn=020TEA10A9000017; vrpfile=S5700SI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC;
vrpver=V100R006C00SPC800; cfgfile=vrpcfg.cfg; webfile=; patchfile=;/>

If a keyword is not found or matched, the value of this item is considered to be empty.

If the version number behind vrpver= is the same as the current version, the device will not
restart.
4. Copy the index file, system software, configuration file, Web file, and patch file to the root
directory of the USB flash drive.

The index files must be stored to the root directory on the USB flash drive; the other files are stored in
the corresponding directories.

Do not power off the switch during file copy; otherwise, the upgrade fails or the switch
cannot start.

Do not remove the USB flash drive before the upgrade is finished; otherwise, the USB
flash drive may be damaged.

Procedure
1. Power on the S5700-SI, and wait until the system completes the startup (you are advertised to
wait for two minutes).
2. Confirm that the system is operating stably (the SYS indicator is in green and blinks every
two seconds). If the system operating is unstable, wait or solve the issue.
z

If the SYS indicator is on and in green or orange, the system startup is not finished. Wait
until the system starts successfully.

If the SYS indicator is on and in red, the system is started but an error occurs. Fix the
problem before the next step. Check whether the power supply and the fan function
properly. If no, power off the S5700-SI, and then restart the S5700-SI. If the fault persists
(the indicator is on and in red), contact Huawei technical support personnel.

3. Insert the USB flash drive.


z

If the SYS indicator is in green and blinks more than twice every second, the system is
copying the system software and configuration file from the USB flash drive.

After copying the files, the system restarts.

If the SYS indicator is in orange and blinks every two seconds after the restart, the
upgrade is successful. Now you can remove the USB flash drive.

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If the SYS indicator is on or blinks in red, or blinks and is in read, an error occurs. Power off
the S5700-SI and power on it, and then insert the USB flash drive again. If the upgrade fails
three times, check whether the index file on the USB flash drive is correct, or contact the
Huawei technical support personnel.
NOTE
When using the USB flash drive for upgrade, change the SN in the USB flash drive.

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Upgrade Operations on a Stack

5.1 Upgrading All Stack Member Switches to


V100R006C00SPC800 by Using the Command Line
Purpose

To upgrade the system software

Impact

Services are interrupted when the devices restart.

Time
Required

When a single device is upgraded and service deployment is simple,


services are interrupted about 3 minutes. When a stack is upgraded, the
service interruption time increases, and the time depends on the
complexity of services and the stack.

Prerequisites

The devices to be upgraded function properly.

The flash memory has enough space to store the system software.

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The methods of for upgrading the system software of the S3700, S5700 and the S6700 using the
command line interface are similar. Here, the S3700 is used as an example.

The section describes only how to download the system software by using the S3700 as the FTP
server. For other methods of loading the system software, see the Quidway S3700/S5700/S6700
Series Ethernet Switches Configuration Guide - Basic Configurations.

The S5700/S6700 provides a management interface MEth. You can use this interface as a Layer 3
interface.

To retain the roles of the master and slave devices after the upgrade, set priority of the master switch
to be the highest in the stack before the upgrade.

When an S3700 is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800, you must delete the startup file
because the flash memory space is limited.
The following operations are performed on the master switch. Here, the stack contains two
member switches.
1. Delete the current startup software package.
<Quidway> delete /unreserved flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc
Info:This is Next startup system software. If you delete it, there is no software to
reboot successfully!Confirm to delete the file? [Y/N]:y
Warning: The contents of file flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc cannot be recycled. Continue?
[Y/N]:y
Info: Deleting file flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc...
Deleting file permanently from flash will take a long time if
needed............................................................................
..................................................................................
......................................................succeeded.
<Quidway> delete /unreserved slot1#flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc
Info:This is Next startup system software. If you delete it, there is no software to
reboot successfully!Confirm to delete the file? [Y/N]:y
Warning: The contents of file slot1#flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc cannot be recycled.
Continue? [Y/N]:y
Info: Deleting file slot1#flash:/S3752-V100R006C00.cc...
Deleting file permanently from flash will take a long time if
needed............................................................................
..................................................................................
..................................................................................
..succeeded.

2. Configure the switch as the FTP server.


Start the FTP service on the switch, and set the FTP user name to ftpuser and password to
ftppwd.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway] ftp server enable

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[Quidway] aaa
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser password simple ftppwd
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser service-type ftp
[Quidway-aaa] local-user ftpuser ftp-directory flash:
[Quidway-aaa] return

3. Configure an IP address for the switch.


Configure the IP address on an idle interface. Here, ethernet 0/0/1 is used as an example.
<Quidway> system-view
[Quidway]interface Ethernet 0/0/1
[Quidway-Ethernet0/0/1]port link-type access
[Quidway-Ethernet0/0/1]quit
[Quidway] vlan 10
[Quidway-vlan10] port ethernet 0/0/1
[Quidway-vlan10] quit
[Quidway] interface vlanif 10
[Quidway-Vlanif10] ip address 1.1.1.1 24
[Quidway-Vlanif10] quit
[Quidway]

4. Log in to the FTP server (the switch).

Assume that the Windows XP operating system is used.

Store the file to be uploaded in the specified directory (for example, D:\>directory). Choose
Start > Run. Enter cmd and press Enter. Enter FTP 1.1.1.1. Enter the user name at the user
prompt and the password at the password prompt, and then press Enter. The following
information is displayed:
D:\>ftp 1.1.1.1
Connected to 1.1.1.1.
220 FTP service ready.
User (1.1.1.2:(none)): ftpuser
331 Password required for 1.
Password:
230 User logged in.
ftp>

5. Upload the system software to the switch.


Run the put source-filename [ destination-filename ] command on the FTP client to upload
the system software. After system software is uploaded to the switch, run the bye command to
close the FTP connection and return to the user view.
ftp> put D:\S3752-V100R006C00SPC800.CC
200 Port command okay.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for S3752-V100R006C00SPC800.CC.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp:

8742812 bytes sent in 60.40Seconds 140.76Kbytes/sec.

ftp> bye
221 Server closing.
D:\>

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6. Specify the uploaded software as the next startup software.


<Quidway> startup system-software S3752-V100R006C00SPC800.CC all

If the following information is displayed after you run the startup system-software file command, enter
y to upgrade the BootROM.
Warning: Basic BOOTROM will be upgraded. Continue?(Y/N)[N]: y
BOOTROM begin to be upgraded ! please wait for a moment
Info: BOOTROM UPGRADE OK
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system on 0.
100%

complete\

Info: Copied file flash:/S3752-V100R006C00SPC800.cc to


slot1#flash:/S3752-V100R006C00SPC800.cc...Done.
Info: Succeeded in setting the software for booting system on 1.

7. Restart the switch.

After the software is upgraded to V100R006C00SPC800, you must specify the system software for next
startup. If the system software is not specified or the invalid software is specified, the device will fail to
restart. For details about specifying the system software for next startup, see step 5.

When the system asks you whether to save the configuration, enter y or n. After the setting is
complete, enter y to restart the system.
<Quidway> reboot
Info: The system is now comparing the configuration, please wait.
Warning: All the configuration will be saved to the configuration file for the next
startup:flash:/vrpcfg.zip, Continue?[Y/N]:y
Now saving the current configuration to the slot 0.
Info: Save the configuration successfully.
Now saving the current configuration to the slot 1.
Info: Save the configuration successfully.
System will reboot! Continue?[Y/N]:
y
Info: system is rebooting, please wait

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5.2 Using the Intelligent Upgrade Function


5.2.1 Overview
Intelligent upgrade is a function that automatically upgrades or rolls back the system software
of a new member switch to the version of the master switch.
A stack system is established only when all the following requirements are met:

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All the member switches use the same software version. If the master switch detects a
different software version on the new member switch, it upgrades or rolls back the
software of the new member switch to the version of the stack.
The S3752 supports a maximum of eight switches in a stack system. The other S3700 models and the
S5700 support up to nine switches in a stack system.
The S3752 and S3728 cannot be added to the same stack system.

All the member switches belong to the same series. That is, the EI series and SI series
cannot form a stack.

All the member switches are connected by using stack cables and stack modules.

All the member switches are working properly.

The stacking function is enabled on all the member switches.

The stack processes version upgrade and rollback for new member switches in the same way.

5.2.2 Upgrading a New Member Switch Using the Intelligent


Upgrade Function
Preparations for Upgrade
Before upgrading a new member switch of a stack, ensure that:
z

The new member switch and the current stack members belong to the same series.

The new member switch is connected to other member switches by using stack cables
and stack modules.

The stacking function is enabled on the new member switch. (This function is enabled by
default.)

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If the flash memory of the new member switch does not have sufficient space to store the
startup software package, the switch automatically deletes a software package to free up
the space. If the switch is an S5700, it deletes a non-startup software package. If the switch
is an S3700, it deletes the current startup software package. If the available space in the
flash memory is still insufficient for the upgrade software, the switch restarts repeatedly. In
this case, upgrade the software of the switch to the version of the stack system manually,
and then add the switch to the stack. For the upgrade procedure, see chapter 4 Upgrade
Operations on a Single Switch.

During the upgrade, ensure that the stack cables are functioning properly. If the upgrade of
a switch fails, upgrade the system software of the switch to the version of the stack
manually, and then add the switch to the stack.

Upgrade Process
Start the new member switch.
The master switch of the stack automatically upgrades the new switch. If the upgrade is
successful, the following information will be displayed:
On the master switch:
In Stack, device 0 load to new device 1 .......... start
In Stack, device 0 load to new device 1 .......... success

On the new member switch:


The Software Version is Low.Version is V100R006C00!
100% completed
In Stack, device 0 load flash:/S5700EI-V100R006C00SPC800.CC to new device 1(self) ...
Success
Starting upgrade BOOTROM .............. Pass
Device starting reset.

If the flash memory of the new member switch does not have sufficient space for the upgrade
software, the following information is displayed:
On the master switch:
In Stack, device 0 load to new device 1 .......... start
In Stack, device 0 load to new device 1 .......... fail

On the new member switch:


In Stack, upgrading from slot 4 to slot 0(self) .......... start
Info: Free space is not enough. Auto deleting <flash:/S3728-V100R006C00.cc> file ....

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................................................................................
........................... success
100% completed
In Stack, device 4 load to new device 0 (self) ... Success
Upgrading BOOTROM .............. Pass

Manually upgrade the system software of the switch to the version of the stack system, and
then add the switch to the stack system. For details, see sections 4.1 Upgrading the Switch to
V100R006C00SPC800 Using the Command Line or 4.2 Upgrading the Switch to the
V100R006C00SPC800 Using the BootROM.

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Verifying the Upgrade

6.1 Verification Checklist


Table 6-1 Verification checklist
No.

Item

Criteria

Check the current system


software version

The system software version


is V100R006C00SPC800.

Check the device running


status

The device runs properly.

Check the system


configuration

The system configuration is


correct.

Result

6.2 Checking the Current System Software Version


Run the display version command to view the version of the system software running on the
S2700.
<Quidway> display version
Huawei Versatile Routing Platform Software
VRP (R) software, Version 5.70 (S2700 V100R006C00SPC800)
Copyright (C) 2003-2011 HUAWEI TECH CO., LTD
Quidway S2718TP-SI Routing Switch uptime is 0 week, 0 day, 0 hour, 4 minutes
EDFE 0(Master) : uptime is 0 week, 0 day, 0 hour, 4 minutes
64M bytes DDR Memory
16M bytes FLASH
Pcb
Basic

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VER C

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6.3 Checking the Device Running Status


Run the display device command to check the switch running status. Normal indicates that
the device functions properly.
<Quidway> display device
S2718TP-SI's Device status:
Slot

Sub Type

Online

Power

Register

Status

Role

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
2718F
Present
PowerOn
Registered
Normal
Master

6.4 Checking the System Configuration


Use the display current-configuration command to check the system configuration. Check
whether the system software version is V100R006C00SPC800 (V100R006C00SPC800 is
taken as an example and the actual version number depends on the released version) and
whether the configuration is restored (the following configuration is taken as an example).
The configuration file may be modified after the upgrade. For the command line changes, see
the release notes of the matching version.
<Quidway>display current-configuration
#
!Software Version V100R006C00SPC800
sysname Quidway
#
vlan batch 1
#
cluster enable
ntdp enable
ntdp hop 16
ndp enable
#
dhcp enable
#
undo http server enable
#
drop illegal-mac alarm
#
aaa
authentication-scheme default
authorization-scheme default
accounting-scheme default
domain default
domain default_admin
local-user admin password simple admin
local-user admin service-type http
#

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Version Rollback

7.1 S2700 Version Rollback


If an error occurs after the upgrade, perform version rollback to restore normal service
operating.

7.1.1 Version Rollback Flowchart


Figure 7-1 Version rollback flowchart
Start

Load previous
software package

See 7.1.2

Perform version rollback

See 7.1.3

Verify version rollback

See 7.1.4

End

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1. Only the configuration file in cfg format can be used for rollback. Before performing
version rollback, check the format of the configuration file. If the configuration file is not in
cfg format, save it in the cfg format.
2. If you run the delete command to delete files stored in the flash memory before the device
is rolled back from V100R006SPC500 to V100R006, some space in the flash memory may be
unavailable. Run the dir command to view the unknown space and run the fixdisk command
to reclaim the space.

7.1.2 Loading the Previous System Software


The procedure for loading the previous system software package is the same as the procedure
for loading the system software for the upgrade. For details, see chapter 4 Upgrade Operations
on a Single Switch.

7.1.3 Performing Version Rollback


The version rollback method is the same as the version upgrade method. For details, see
chapter 4 Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch.

7.1.4 Verifying Version Rollback


The verification of version rollback is the same as the verification of version upgrade. For
details, see chapter 6 Verifying the Upgrade.

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7.2 S3700 Version Rollback


7.2.1 Version Rollback Flowchart
Figure 7-2 Version rollback flowchart
Start

Load previous
software package

See 7.2.2

Perform version rollback

See 7.2.3

Verify version rollback

See 7.2.4

End

1. When the S3728 V100R006C00SPC800 is rolled back to the S3728 V100R006C00, the
output information may be different from the normal output information displayed during
upgrade.
2. Only the configuration file in cfg format can be used for rollback. Before performing
version rollback, check the format of the configuration file. If the configuration file is not in
cfg format, save it in the cfg format.
3. If you run the delete command to delete files stored in the flash memory before the device
is rolled back from V100R006SPC500 to V100R006, some space in the flash memory may be
unavailable. Run the dir command to view the unknown space and run the fixdisk command
to reclaim the space.

7.2.2 Loading the Previous System Software


The procedure for loading the previous system software package is the same as the procedure
for loading the system software for the upgrade. For details, see chapters 4 Upgrade
Operations on a Single Switch or 5 Upgrade Operations on a Stack.

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7.2.3 Performing Version Rollback


The version rollback method is the same as the version upgrade method. For details, see
chapters 4 Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch or 5 Upgrade Operations on a Stack.
X

7.2.4 Verifying Version Rollback


The verification of version rollback is the same as the verification of version upgrade. For
details, see chapter 6 Verifying the Upgrade.
X

7.3 S5700 Version Rollback


7.3.1 Version Rollback Flowchart
Figure 7-3 Version rollback flowchart
Start

Load previous
software package

See 7.3.2

Perform version rollback

See 7.3.3

Verify version rollback

See 7.3.4

End

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When the S5700 V100R006C00SPC800 is rolled back to the S5700 V100R006, pay attention
to the following point:
z

Only the configuration file in cfg format can be used for rollback. Before performing
version rollback, check the format of the configuration file. If the configuration file is not
in cfg format, save it in the cfg format.

BootROM cannot be used for version rollback on the S5700SI, and the S5700SI cannot be
powered off during a version rollback.

If you run the delete command to delete files stored in the flash memory before the device
is rolled back from V100R006SPC500 to V100R006, some space in the flash memory
may be unavailable. Run the dir command to view the unknown space and run the fixdisk
command to reclaim the space.

7.3.2 Loading the Previous System Software


The procedure for loading the previous system software package is the same as the procedure
for loading the system software for the upgrade. For details, see chapters 4 Upgrade
Operations on a Single Switch or 5 Upgrade Operations on a Stack.
X

7.3.3 Performing Version Rollback


The version rollback method is the same as the version upgrade method. For details, see
chapters 4 Upgrade Operations on a Single Switch or 5 Upgrade Operations on a Stack.
X

7.3.4 Verifying Version Rollback


The verification of version rollback is the same as the verification of version upgrade. For
details, see chapter 6 Verifying the Upgrade.
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