LANCOM Support Knowledgebase Document No. 1502.0311.4816.RHOO - V2.30

LANCOM GS-23XX(P): Uploading /downloading a configuration and uploading firmware by means of TFTP/SCP



Description:

This document describes how you upload a configuration to or download a configuration from a LANCOM GS-23xx(P)-series switch using TFTP and/or SCP, and also how you upload a firmware file to the device using TFTP and/or SCP.


Requirements:
  • LANCOM managed switch of type LANCOM GS-23XX(P)
  • Switch firmware version 2.83 or later (download)

Instructions on how to update the firmware of LANCOM switches is available in the following KnowledgeBase document Database 'SP Knowledgebase', View '03. Edit Documents\All Documents', Document 'Updating the firmware on LANCOM managed switches'.



Procedure:

Make sure that the user account on the switch that you wish to use to perform the upload/download has the necessary user rights.

You can set user rights in the configuration under System -> Account -> Privilege LEVEL -> Maintenance. The value 15 must be entered here.




1) Upload/download using TFTP (unencrypted):

1.1) Open the switch configuration and navigate to the menu Security -> Access Management -> Auth Method.
1.2) Set Authentication Method for TFTP to the value local if you wish to perform TFTP access using a user account that exists on the switch. As an alternative, you can use RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication.


    Note:
    The setting none deactivates the possibility of access via TFTP.



1.3) Open the command line and enter the following commands:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp <IP address of the switch> GET <username>:<password>@readconfbinuser <path to storage location>

      Example: tftp 172.23.56.175 GET admin:admin@readconfbinuser C:\directory\configname.xml


    • Uploading the switch configuration via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp <IP address of the switch> PUT <path to configuration file> <username>:<password>@writeconfbinus

      Example: tftp 172.23.56.175 PUT C:\directory\configname.xml admin:admin@writeconfbinus

    • Firmware upload via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp -i <IP address of the switch> PUT <path to firmware file> <username>:<password>@WriteFlash

      Example: tftp -i 172.23.56.175 PUT C:\directory\GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin:admin@WriteFlash



2) Upload/download using SCP (encrypted):

2.1) Open the switch configuration and navigate to the menu Security -> Access Management -> Auth Method.
1.2) Set the Authentication Method for SSH to the value local if you wish to perform SSH access using a user account that exists on the switch. As an alternative, you can use RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication.

    Note:
    The setting none deactivates the possibility of access via SSH.



1.3) Open the command line and enter the following commands:
    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP:

      scp <name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP:

      scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config <name of the configuration file>

    • Firmware upload via SCP:

      scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware


    1.3.1) Examples using Cygwin:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config 001-<name of the configuration file>

      Example: $ scp admin@172.23.56.138:config 001-config.xml

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp 001-<name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

      Example: $ scp 001-config.xml admin@172.23.56.138:config admin@admin:

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Firmware upload via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware

      Example: $ scp GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin@172.23.56.138:firmware

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:




    1.3.2) Examples using PSCP:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config <path to storage location>

      Example: pscp -scp admin@172.23.56.138:config C:/directory/config.xml

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

      Example: pscp -scp GS-23xx-config.xml admin@172.23.56.138:config

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Firmware upload via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware

      Example: pscp -scp GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin@172.23.56.138:firmware

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:

Catchwords: switch; tftp; scp; firmware; upload
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