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How to stage FastPath firmware on CN1610/CN1601 switches for future activation

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Applies to

  • CN1610 cluster interconnect switch
  • CN1601 cluster management switch


This article explains how to non-disruptively pre-load ("stage") a different version of FastPath cluster switch firmware in preparation for activation at a later time.

Often times the most challenging part of a CN1610/CN1601 firmware upgrade is just finding a working TFTP server within the environment. By staging the firmware in advance you won't be wasting time during a maintenance window troubleshooting your TFTP server or your network, and you can simply focus on activating the new firmware when the time comes.

This KB is a partial modification of the normal switch upgrade procedure and therefore is not to be considered a complete standalone switch upgrade guide. The complete upgrade instructions should always be referenced in conjunction with this KB when upgrading cluster switch firmware.


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