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How to load RCF or switch firmware onto Cisco cluster switch using USB Key

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Applies to

  • Cisco Nexus 3232C
  • Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V
  • Cisco Nexus 5596
  • Cisco Nexus 5596T


This procedure is for loading switch firmware or RCF files onto a Cisco cluster switch from a removable USB thumb drive. It eliminates the need for a TFTP or other webserver in environments where they are unavailable or it is not possible to use them.



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