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request system software download

Syntax (QFabric System)


Use this command to download a software package from a location on the director device, mounted external USB flash drive, remote FTP or SCP location, or other location.



Location where the software package is located. For example:

  • /pbdata/packages/package-name—For a software package that is being installed from a local directory on the switch.

  • protocol://hostname/pathname/package-name—For a software package or bundle that is to be downloaded and installed from a remote location. Replace protocol with one of the following:

    • ftp—File Transfer Protocol. Use ftp://hostname/pathname/package-name. To specify authentication credentials, use ftp://<username>:<password>@hostname/pathname/package-name. To have the system prompt you for the password, specify prompt in place of the password. If a password is required, and you do not specify the password or prompt, an error message is displayed.

    • scp—Secure copy (available only for Canada and U.S. version). Use scp://hostname/pathname/package-name. To specify authentication credentials, use scp://<username>:<password>@hostname/pathname/package-name.

Additional Information

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request system software download

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 11.3.