Setting up Brocade ICX7250 / ICX7450
If you haven't already, visit the Brocade Overview page to download the latest guide package and get it ready to be served via TFTP - this unified package includes all the latest firmware, licenses, and documentation.
Connect to the serial/console port using a program like Putty (9600 8N1), then connect the management ethernet port to your network (do NOT use any of the regular switch ports yet). The management port is the one above the full size USB port.
Power on the switch while watching your serial terminal - start smashing the
b key until you're dropped into the bootloader prompt, which looks like
ICX7xxx-Boot> . If you missed the prompt and it boots the OS instead, pull power and try again.
Now at the boot prompt, give the bootloader a temporary IP on your network, as well as supply the IP of your TFTP server where it can find your files. Replace the example IPs with your own. This IP is only going to be used temporarily by the bootloader. We'll also tell it the filename & path of the firmware images:
#Temp IP address of the switch: setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.50 setenv netmask 255.255.255.0 #IP of your TFTP server: setenv serverip 192.168.1.8 setenv image_name ICX7xxx/SPR08090mc.bin setenv uboot ICX7xxx/spz10118.bin
bkey so you land back in the bootloader:
update_uboot saveenv reset
bto land back in the bootloader - if you missed it, just pull power and try again. Now at the boot prompt, we tell the switch to clear all current configs and old keys:
Y- sending a lowercase
ywill just make it abort. Now we can tell the bootloader to flash the 08090 image. This gets us to a known FI version that is capable of flashing the latest UFI versions of FastIron:
setenv ipaddr saveenv reset
First Boot & Login
This first boot will take a few minutes - you'll see messages regarding a PoE firmware update taking place on PoE models, and likely errors regarding boot-monitor mismatches and incompatible package versions - these are all expected and can be ignored. They will be remedied by the next reboot when the new bootloader is used. Hit enter and you should be given a login prompt. The default login is now:
user: super pass: sp-admin
Now that it's booted into the full OS you may get TFTP timed out errors in the console, this is normal. just hit enter until they go away. We'll fix that in the next section. Now to make any changes we must enter the enable level:
ip dhcp-client disable
vlan 1 router-interface ve 1 exit
interface ve 1 ip address 192.168.1.50/24 exit
write mem exit
Load The Latest UFI Image
Now that the switch has an IP address & is booted into
v08090 (which is capable of flashing the new UFI format images), we can flash the latest stable FastIron version. First, move your ethernet cable from the dedicated management port to any of the regular switch ports. Then run the following to flash the new UFI image. Like previous commands, replace the IP with the IP of your own TFTP server:
copy tftp flash 192.168.1.8 ICX7xxx/SPR08095hufi.bin primary erase flash secondary reload
The switch will reload, loading the new software. This boot will take some time as it flashes new PoE firmware (on PoE models), new UFI packages, a new bootloader, and copies itself to the secondary OS image slot. When you finally see the PoE update get to 100% and say:
PoE Info: PoE module 1 of Unit 1 initialization is done.
superusername, and the password you set for it earlier. Then, get back to the configuration CLI level:
enable configure terminal
You now have a bare minimum setup on your switch, and the latest firmware. To continue with further configuration including securing and naming the switch, setting up SSH and Web UI access, PoE commands etc, please continue to the ICX7xxx Series Config Page. Don't forget to return here when you're finished for the licensing info below, if you need it.
ICX switches require license unlocks for 10gbE port functionality as well as some advanced software features. Thankfully, starting with the ICX7xxx series, Ruckus made the licenses honor-based. This means they can be freely unlocked on your switch. Just visit the ICX7xxx Licensing section to fully license and unlock your switch.