OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)


Manual installation

You can manually install an OS10 software image if a DHCP server is not available. If the IP address for the Management port ( eth0) is not automatically discovered, ONIE sets the IP address to You must manually configure the Management port and configure the software image file to start installation.

  1. Save the OS10 software image on an SCP/TFTP/FTP server.
  2. Power up the device and select ONIE Rescue for manual installation.
  3. (Optional) Stop the DHCP discovery if the device boots to ONIE Install.
    $ onie-discovery-stop
  4. Configure the IP addresses on the Management port, where x.x.x.x represents your internal IP address. After you configure the Management port, the response should be up.
    $ ifconfig eth0 
                                           x.x.x.x netmask up
  5. Install the software on the device. The installation command accesses the OS10 software from the specified SCP, TFTP, or FTP URL, creates partitions, verifies installation, and reboots itself.
    $ onie-nos-install 
                                           image_filename location

The OS10 installer image creates several partitions, including OS10-A (active and default) and OS10-B (standby). After installation completes, the system automatically reboots and loads OS10.

Install OS10 manually

ONIE:/ # onie-nos-install ftp://x.x.x.x/PKGS_OS10–Enterprise-10.3.xxP.bin

Where x.x.x.x represents the location to download the image file from, and xxP represents the version number of the software to install.

Install using USB drive

You can manually install the OS10 software image using USB media. Verify that the USB storage device supports a FAT or EXT2 file system. For instructions on how to format a USB device in FAT or EXT2 format, see the accompanying Windows documentation for FAT formatting or Linux documentation for FAT or EXT2 formatting.

  1. Plug the USB storage device into the USB storage port on the device.
  2. Power up the system to automatically boot with the ONIE: Rescue option.
  3. (Optional) Stop the ONIE discovery process if the device boots to ONIE: Install.
    $ onie-discovery-stop
  4. Create a USB mount location on the system.
    $ mkdir /mnt/media
  5. Identify the path to the USB drive.
    $ fdisk -l
  6. Mount the USB media plugged in the USB port on the device.
    $ mount -t vfat 
                                           usb-drive-path /mnt/media
  7. Install the software from the USB, where /mnt/media specifies the path where the USB partition is mounted.
    $ onie-nos-install /mnt/media/

The ONIE auto-discovery process discovers the image file at the specified USB path, loads the software image, and reboots.

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