Legacy Open Mesh: Required Firmware Update For Open Mesh Networking Switches

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This article provides details about a critical update required for Open Mesh Networking Switches running firmware older than version 1.03.24.

Environment

  • Open Mesh Switches

Description

Open Mesh switches running firmware earlier than 1.03.24 have certificates which expire in May 2019. After expiration, these switches will no longer check in, preventing device management, reporting, and automatic upgrades. To avoid this, you must upgrade your switches to firmware version 1.03.24.

Beginning March 11, Open Mesh will begin upgrading all switches running legacy firmware to version 1.03.24. Open Mesh cannot specify when an individual switch upgrade will occur. Switches not upgraded to firmware version 1.03.24 will no longer check in after May 2019.

Upgrade procedure

Switches running firmware between 1.03.07 - 1.03.19

If your switch last reported it was running 1.03.07 or later, but it is not checking in, review your firewall settings

1. Navigate to  Configure → Maintenance and toggle Automatic Upgrades to on. Once this is enabled, switches on the network will update to the current stable firmware release during the specified maintenance window. To avoid future disruption, and to receive the latest features and bug fixes, leave automatic upgrades enabled at all times.

Open Mesh recommends setting a maintenance window during non-critical hours to limit disruption to your network.

2. You can also click the  Upgrade Now button to immediately start the upgrade.

If a switch fails to upgrade despite enabling automatic upgrades, reboot it and wait for the maintenance window or click the Upgrade Now button again.

Figure 1: The CloudTrax UI Maintenance page (click to enlarge)

Switches running firmware earlier than 1.03.07

These switches cannot check into Open Mesh ClouTrax due to an already expired certificate, so they will require a manual firmware flash. Be sure to bring undeployed switches online to verify they are upgraded to the latest firmware and can check into Open Mesh Networking Technical Support.

Questions / feedback

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact Open Mesh Technical Support: support@openmesh.com

 

 


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