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Brocade FOS firmwaredownload failed due to invalid firmware path

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Applies to

  • Brocade Switches
  • SCP


firmwaredownload failed with error "The server is inaccessible or firmware path is invalid"  while using SCP protocol

<switchname>:<switchadminuser>> firmwaredownload
Server Name or IP Address: w.x.y.z
User Name: <sftpuser>
File Name: /fw/v7.4.2g2
Network Protocol(1-auto-select, 2-FTP, 3-SCP, 4-SFTP) [1]: 3
Do you want to input SFTP options (Y/N) [N]:
Verifying if the public key authentication is available.Please wait ...
The public key authentication is not available.
Do you want to continue with CRA (Y/N)[N]:

Server IP: w.x.y.z, Protocol IPv4
Checking system settings for firmwaredownload...
Failed to access sftp://<sftpuser>:@w.x.y.z//fw/fos/v9.0.1e1_G6_MID
The server is inaccessible or firmware path is invalid. Please make sure the server name/IP address and the firmware path are valid, the protocol and authentication are supported. It is also possible that the RSA host key could have been changed and please contact the System Administrator for adding the correct hostkey.

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