OS Images

In preparation for upgrading device operating systems (DOS), OS images (obtained from device vendors) must be registered with AOS.

Registering Device OS Image

  1. From the AOS web interface, navigate to Devices / System Agents / OS Images, then click Register OS Image (top-right).
  2. Select the platform from the drop-down list (EOS, CUMULUS, NXOS, JUNOS), then enter a description.
  3. Proceed by either uploading an image directly to the AOS server or by providing a URL download link pointing to an image file on another HTTP server.

Method One: Upload Image

  1. Select Upload Image, then either click Choose File and navigate to the image on your computer, or drag and drop the image from your computer into the dialog window and click Open.
  2. Add a checksum (optional).
  3. Click Upload to upload and register the image with AOS.

Method Two: Provide Image URL

If another HTTP server is accessible to the devices being upgraded via their network management port, you can register the Device OS Image instead of uploading it.

  1. Select Provide Image URL.
  2. Enter the Image URL that is pointing to the image on another server.
  3. Add a checksum (optional).
  4. Click Register to register the URL in AOS.

Adding Checksum

You have the option of adding a checksum before uploading or registering an OS image. After the image is uploaded to the device being upgraded, AOS verifies the checksum. If the checksum is incorrect, AOS stops the upgrade before rebooting the device. The type of checksum is determined by the platform:

  • Arista EOS - SHA512 (128 characters)
  • Cisco NX-OS - SHA512 (128 characters)
  • Cumulus Linux - MD5 (32 characters)
  • Enterprise SONiC - MD5 (32 characters)

If the OS Image Vendor provides a checksum file, we recommend that you download it and copy the checksum to the Checksum field. If a checksum file is not available, you can generate a checksum with the Linux md5sum or shasum commands, as applicable, or with equivalent programs.

$ shasum -a 512 EOS-4.20.11M.swi
dbfd28d3597777a6ee5946b52277205fc714e11ab992574b7ef1156ffcd6e379979979f8c009f665fc21212e4d38d1794a412d79bab149f859aa72be417c0975  EOS-4.20.11M.swi
$ md5sum cumulus-linux-3.7.5-bcm-amd64.bin
MD5 (cumulus-linux-3.7.5-bcm-amd64.bin) = 8ffe069651cf4ffe8cfbe1162491761a

Editing OS Image


AAA authentication must be disabled before proceeding with the new Image upgrade, otherwise it will lead to failure.

  1. From the list view (Devices / System Agents / OS Images) click the Edit button for the OS Image to edit.
  2. Make your changes.
  3. Click Update to update the OS image.

Deleting OS Image

  1. From the list view (Devices / System Agents / OS Images) click the Delete button for the OS Image to delete.
  2. Click Delete to delete the OS image.