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change boot image in R500

itdept_head_me
Contributor
ok , im into the  CLI of a ruckus R500
it has 2 images inside :
1. an unleashed  200.x
2. a 100.x

the current  startup image is set to image 2, connecting it to a zd1205, just continually gets firmware update loops.

if I can kick it BACK to the 200.x  unleashed image , i have a migration path to get it intergrated wih the ZD 1200
I know my track works becasue i have  taken other AP's this way today.


Don't bother telling me about "factory-reset" or 30-30-30, or anything else like that, IT DOES NOT WORK.
factory reset just resets the config but still uses the 100.x image.

What i need to do is get it switched back to the unleashed which is in image1


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syamantakomer
Moderator
Moderator
Hi Caveman,

Boot image cannot be changed from AP CLI.

Try to flash AP using below image.

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/1016-zoneflex-r500-indoor-ap-104-0-0-0-1347-ga-software-...

If still you want to switch to Unleashed image, please flash the AP using Unleashed firmware.

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/2555-ruckus-unleashed-ap-200-7-10-202-118-ga-refresh4-so...

Regards,
Syamantak Omer
Regards,
Syamantak Omer
Official Rep | Staff TSE | CWNA | CCNA | RASZA | RICXI

itdept_head_me
Contributor
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No image will go in!!!!!!

After spending 8 hours up and down ladders 20 ft in the air at 40degC
, my mood is fairly combattive.

This "update" system has possibly got to be the dumbest system on the planet, for location of reset hole,  device fixing & software update.


when i do a 30-30-30 or any other cli factory reset, the wifi point comes up in stand alone mode. (factory mode)

i can log into the front-end web gui
super/ sp-admin.... which is REAL flaky, sometimes it works most times not...
but i can CLI reliably every time using the same login.

This was a failed  zd1200, that required some wifi points whilst being serviced.. hence the unleashed
when restoreing the unleashed, the firmware was flashed to all devices via the unleashed FW update.
I strongly suspect this was the old "master"



I can  navigate via various menus.. but NOTHING shows a way to re-flash an image..... other wise i would have done it already......
Compared to another  R500 with the same firmware, there seems LESS menus.

there are no network connection issues, & whilst working on this device it is 1:1 to my compuer.

so... i'm looking at this.


control file /writable/fw/main.cntl not in flash
-------------------------------------
current primary boot image is Image2
---------------
Magic:        RCKS
next_image:   0x130000
invalid:      0
hdr_len:      160
compression:  l7
load_address: 0x80080000
entry_point:  0x80301AC0
timestamp:    Thu Sep  8 11:39:07 2016
binl7_len:    20703068
hdr_version:  4
hdr_cksum:    0x9D80
version:      200.2.9.13.186    ( 200.2.9.13.186 )
MD5:          D4C55A3AD0A97D1E1B872F2A297428B3
product:      zf7752    (0)
architecture: 1
chipset:      3
board_type:   0
board_class:  3
customer:    
---------------
Magic:        RCKS
next_image:   0x130000
invalid:      0
hdr_len:      160
compression:  l7
load_address: 0x80080000
entry_point:  0x802F3A40
timestamp:    Sat Feb 28 04:03:38 2015
binl7_len:    9572192
hdr_version:  3
hdr_cksum:    0xEBB2
version:      100.1.0.0.194    ( 100.1.0.0.194 )
MD5:          9E19252294792094EA00A213A939E4A2
product:      zf7752    (0)
architecture: 1
chipset:      3
board_type:   0
board_class:  3
customer:    
OK



itdept_head_me
Contributor
Ok.. may have it fixed........
Took it to the "park" outside... did a  soft factory reset again... and NOW it comes up with extra menus.
one of which is "firmware update"

so it seems in some sort of /mesh/ control mode where it can "see" the other WIFI , limited the menus?

If ruckus does not get this crap fixed and get a more resonable  system in place, without the need for stupid ladders & paperclips 20 ft up a ladder ,and a  CLEAR & concise uptodate instruction system

 I think we can say your company products are out for new installations!!!!!


syamantakomer
Moderator
Moderator
Hi Caveman,

Once AP joins controller, firmware upgrade and other configuration options from AP GUI will not be available. This is as per design to prevent unwanted local upgrade/configuration which may cause outage.

In such conditions, you can always factory reset and upgrade the AP image using AP CLI (refer the article below).

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/articles/000001551

To factory reset the AP, you can use below command.

set factory
reboot

You could also always open a case with support, if you are out of options and unable to fix the issue by your own.

Regards,
Syamantak Omer
Regards,
Syamantak Omer
Official Rep | Staff TSE | CWNA | CCNA | RASZA | RICXI
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