Avaya/Nortel Baystack ERS 5510/5520 firmware upgrade from v5.1 to v6.3.6


First of all, you CAN NOT do a direct firmware upgrade from v5.1 to v6.3.6. You must apply intermediary updates one at a time.

Upgrading a Nortel / Avaya Baystack ERS 5510/5520 firmware from v5.1 to v6.3.6 requires several steps. First of all prepare a TFTP server and all the related (secure/ssh) firmwares listed below:

1. v6.0 - 55x0_60006_diags.bin , 55x0_600005s.img
2. v6.2.7 - 5xxx_60018_diags.bin , 5xxx_627019s.img
3. v6.3.5 - 5xxx_60021_diags.bin , 5xxx_636017s.img

The diagnostics image file needs to be the first firmware to be applied at each stage of the upgrade. Run the following command in CLI to transfer the firmware and perform the update:

switch# download address x.x.x.x diag 55x0_60006_diags.bin no-reset

then apply the software image update

switch# download address x.x.x.x image 55x0_600005s.img

You must go through the updates above in sequence, applying the diagnostics image files first and then the software image file second. After uploading software image file, the switch will automatically reboot and install the firmware during the boot.

The show sys-info command as well as the front page of the console will display the installed firmware version confirming that the firmware has been successfully loaded.

Here’s an excerpt from the output of show sys-info post update

sysDescr:              Ethernet Routing Switch 5510-48T     
                       HW:01       FW:6.0.0.18  SW:v6.3.2.011
                       Mfg Date:10102003    HW Dev:H/W rev.01

Here’s the output on the initial login prompt. Notice you will see the Nortel logo has now switched to the Avaya logo:

         ###   ###            ###   ###   ###            ###   ###
        #####   ###          ###   #####   ###          ###   #####
       ### ###   ###        ###   ### ###   ###        ###   ### ###
      ###   ###   ###      ###   ###   ###   ###      ###   ###   ###
     ###     ###   ###    ###   ###     ###   ###    ###   ###     ###
    ###       ###   ###  ###   ###       ###   ###  ###   ###       ###
   ##########  ###   ######   ##########  ###   ######   ##########  ###
  ############  ###   ####   ############  ###   ####   ############  ###
 ###             ###   ##   ###             ###  ###   ###             ###
                                                ###
                                               ###

Enter Ctrl-Y to begin.

  ***************************************************************
  *** Ethernet Routing Switch 5510-48T                        ***
  *** Avaya                                                   ***
  *** Copyright (c) 1996-2013,  All Rights Reserved           ***
  ***                                                         ***
  *** HW:01       FW:6.0.0.18  SW:v6.3.2.011                  ***
  ***************************************************************
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