Upgrading the Cyclades Firmware
These instructions may vary from release to release. There is usually a README.FIRST and an upgrade_nnn.txt file which explain the details for upgrading from release to release.
Determining the current firmware version
To determine the current firmware version issue the command
This will show the current Linux version as well as the AlterPath-ACS32-Linux version. Here is an example:
Determining what upgrade version(s) are available
Go to ftp://ftp.cyclades.com/pub/cyclades/alterpath/acs/released/ where all the released/supported versions of the firmware are located. Determine whether there are released versions more recent than the currently installed version.
If there is a newer release, go to the directory for that release and review the README.FIRST file and the the upgrade_version.txt file. These files will have further instructions on completing the upgrade.
Note that these files should be considered more reliable than these instructions!!
Before performing the upgrade
Make sure to read the upgrade_version.txt file before upgrading the firmware for any special instructions for configuration changes that are required.
Performing the upgrade
These instructions are an example from the 184.108.40.206 release.
After upgrading the firmware, follow the instructions in the upgrade_version.txt file for manual configuration steps that need to be done.
After updating configuration files
Don't forget to invoke the new configuration and save the configuration files to flash memory by issuing the following commands: