Update Firmware On Dell N2024 Switches

These are a few steps on how to Update Firmware On Dell N2024 Switches

  1. Before making any configurations, we will want to make sure that the switches have latest firmware.
  2. Grab the Switch Service Tag and go to the dell website and download the latest firmware.
  3. Since the creation of this article the latest firmware for my Dell N2024 is N2100v6.6.0.13.A03
  4. We will need a USB Thumb Drive and extract the firmware N2000Stdv6.6.0.13.stk and place it into the root of the USB Drive.
  5. We will be updating the switches individually plug in your usb drive to the front of the switch.
  6. Plug in your console cable from the switch to your computer.
  7. Plug in the power cable just to the one switch and it should start booting up
  8. Use Putty to get connected to COM3 through whatever COM number.
  9. Once you see the following we are ready to throw some commands at it.


  10. Type the following commands to view current firmware.

    • console> EN
    • console# Show Version

In my case I already have the version updated to the latest. If your Active and Backup version differs from your latest downloaded version we will continue updating the firmware.

  1. Use the following commands to make sure the USB thumb drive is active
    • Console# Show usb device

               If your drive is active your ready to go to the next step. If you do not see a Active USB drive use a different thumb drive.

 

  1. We will now run the commands to copy the firmware to both backup and active
    • console> enable
    • console# Copy usb:// 6.0.13.stk active
  2. You will be prompted to accept the transfer which you type in the letter y



  3. Now update the backup firmware to the latest.
    • console> enable
    • console# Copy usb:// 6.0.13.stk backup
  4. You will be prompted to accept the transfer which you type in the letter y
  5. Once all the transfers are done type the command: show version


  6. Type in the command reload to restart the switch and you should be ready with the new firmware.
  7. Now move forward and perform the same actions on the 2nd

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