How to Upgrade SmartFabric OS10 via cli


Download the latest SmartFabric OS10 operating system.

Before we upgrade SmartFabric OS10 operating system on our switches we need to get the latest compatible OS10 version. The latest version of SmartFabric OS10 Enterprise Edition software is located on the Force10 Networks portal here. If you plan to upgrade SmartFabric OS10 with VxRail then you should consult the guide here. This matrix tracks the OS10 Switch Operating system version, OMNI plugin version and VxRail software that align.

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Show version

OS10# show version
Dell EMC Networking OS10-Enterprise
Copyright (c) 1999-2019 by Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
OS Version:
Build Version:
Build Time: 2019-06-10T09:54:17-0700
System Type: S4112F-ON
Architecture: x86_64
Up Time: 00:39:25

show switch-operating-mode

OS10# show switch-operating-mode

Switch-Operating-Mode : Full Switch Mode

Note that I was rebuilding a new SmartFabric VxRail cluster so I did not want to retain the existing switch configuration. I wanted to demonstrate installing VxRail and SmartFabric using the automated deployment on the latest hardware. By using the script – I am destroying the configuration of the existing switch.


System bash

image download via scp

OS10# image download scp://root:Password01@

Use ‘show image status‘ for updates

image install

OS10# image install image://PKGS_OS10-Enterprise-

Image Upgrade State: install

Installation State: install

State Detail: In progress: Installing
Task Start: 2020-03-20T18:43:30Z
Task End: 0000-00-00T00:00:00Z

boot system standby

OS10# boot system standby

OS10# reload

show boot

OS10# show boot

Current system image information:

Type Boot Type Active Standby Next-Boot

Node-id 1 Flash Boot [A] [B] [A] active

write memory

OS10# write memory

show version

OS10# show version
Dell EMC Networking OS10 Enterprise
Copyright (c) 1999-2020 by Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
OS Version:
Build Version:
Build Time: 2020-02-15T00:45:32+0000
System Type: S4112F-ON
Architecture: x86_64
Up Time: 2 days 05:23:04

Next Step; Enable SmartFabric Personality

The next step once the switch is upgraded to would be to enable the SmartFabric for VxRail personality. Follow this guide here.


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