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Just figured I’d put this here for future reference if I find myself needing to push an IOS  + Web-Based Dev Mgr to a device via TFTP in the future:

  1. Please the IOS + Web-Base Dev Mgr file in the root of the TFTP server
  2. Connect to device and hop into enable mode
  3. Issue the following command:
    archive tar /xtract tftp://<ip of tftp server>/<filename> flash:
    e.g. archive tar /xtract tftp:// flash:
  4. The device will extract the contents of the tar file to flash: (if you don’t have enough space, you’ll need to delete some files/directories – probably old IOS files)
  5. Once finished, hop into configure mode (conf t), then issue the following command to tell the switch which IOS image to boot:
    boot system flash:/<directory created in step 3>/<IOS image file extracted in step 3>
    e.g. boot system flash:/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE1/c2960-lanbasek9-mz.150-2.SE1.bin
  6. Then hop out of configure mod (end), then issue the reload command and viola!

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