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Offline leeso

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Avaya 4850 Firmware Nightmare
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:25:45 PM »
Iíve recently purchased a used Avanya Ethernet Routing Switch 4850GTS-PWR+ to upgrade a current network setup. I was looking to upgrade the firmware to the latest version however the firmware must be upgraded in steps. There is no access to the Avaya website to download any images. As you may know extreme networks bought out Avaya. Extreme networks provide updates to the said switch however the firmware offered by them starts with version 5.9 and above. The problem is to get to 5.9 you have to be running 5.65 or 5.7. The switch I purchased comes with version 5.63. The old Avaya site said you should have downloaded all the old copies and kept them safe but its now too late for me. Extreme Networks wonít allow me access to 5.65 or 5.7. What do I do or has anyone updated there's higher from 5.63

Iím currently running HW:12 FW: SW:v5.6.3.024 BN:24

And to get to 5.9 would need  software image 5.6.5 or 5.7 and diagnostic image or Been looking for a solution for days but may have to look at another switch.

Offline TankII

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Re: Avaya 4850 Firmware Nightmare
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 10:15:27 AM »
5.9.2 package has diags
Usually, if you get the diags to apply, you can force the software without selecting upgrade-if-newer

That's been my experience with 5600's (Exception - Going to 6.0) and 4500's anyway.  All our 4800's came with 4.8.1 or higher.