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wtaylor
Upgrade Firmware SB5100

I have the updated firmware for Motorola SB5100 and SB5101. Can someone provide an example Docsis 2.0 Config File that directs the Cable Modems to upgrade their firmware?

Thanks in advance

Sincerely,

W. David Taylor

mbowe
There's a few different ways

Heres a couple of suggestions

Method 1
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Put the commands into the modem config file.
(Not all that useful unless you only have one type of modem using that config file)

SwUpgradeFilename "MOTO-FIRMWARE-FILENAME-HERE";
SwUpgradeServer x.x.x.x;
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE1_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE2_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE3_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE4_GOES_HERE

Method 2
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Enable SNMP writes in the config file

SnmpMibObject docsDevNmAccessIp.1 IPAddress Y.Y.Y.0 ; /* your management subnet */
SnmpMibObject docsDevNmAccessIpMask.1 IPAddress 255.255.255.0 ;
SnmpMibObject docsDevNmAccessCommunity.1 String "YOUR_WRITE_COMMUNITY" ;
SnmpMibObject docsDevNmAccessControl.1 Integer 3; /* readWrite */
SnmpMibObject docsDevNmAccessInterfaces.1 String "@" ;

Plus put the Motorola MfgCVCData into the config file

MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE1_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE2_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE3_GOES_HERE
MfgCVCData MOTO_CVC_LINE4_GOES_HERE

Then send some snmpset's to the modem

snmpset -v 1 -c YOUR_WRITE_COMMUNITY CM_IP .1.3.6.1.2.1.69.1.3.1.0 a x.x.x.x
snmpset -v 1 -c YOUR_WRITE_COMMUNITY CM_IP .1.3.6.1.2.1.69.1.3.2.0 s MOTO-FIRMWARE-FILENAME-HERE
snmpset -v 1 -c YOUR_WRITE_COMMUNITY CM_IP .1.3.6.1.2.1.69.1.3.3.0 i 1

wtaylor
SB5100 and SB5101 Firmware Update

mbowe, Thanks for the Suggestions! I was hoping there was a way to do it similar to how I do it with Arris Modems. I put some custom snmp's in the modem config file that allow the modem to ID itself and then tells the modem what firmware version to upgrade too. The issue I have with the SB modems is that I can't ID which ones are SB5100 and which ones are SB5101 and they use different firmware. Any additional info and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

mbowe
Haha yes I know what you mean

I know what you mean. We have SB5100, SB5101 plus Arris here.

The "Arris Enhanced Firmware Loading" feature is great, you load the right firmware onto the right model all from one config file.

Unfortunately the Moto's do not have a similar feature.

Other ideas :

* run a nightly script that snmpgets the firmware versions from all the modems on your network, compares to the versions you want to have, and issue the appropriate snmpset commands to force a firmware upgrade where required

or

* with your DHCP server, look at the option 43 data from the DISCOVER, as this will tell you the model modem that is booting, and then you can send the correct config file with the right upgrade statements in it

or

* in your provisioning/troubleshooting tools, when you bring up a particular modem to look at the levels / provisioning details etc, do an snmpget to find out the firmware versions and if it's not latest, present a link the staff member can click on that runs a script that snmpsets the upgrade commands to the modem.

Hope that helps!
Michael.

psmit
5120 Firmware Upgrade

Does the process care what version of DOCSIS is being used for the firmware upgrade? I'm trying to upgrade some 5120's to their latest firmware release, but in D.1 config file world -- and without much success so far. Just started pecking at it today and was just wondering...

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mbowe
D3 firmware upgrades

The upgrade process is the same as for earlier versions

Vic_R
Thank-you mbowe

This post helped me a lot in getting some odd-ball SB6121s back on standard firmware

Vagnogalvao
I need the sb5100 modem

I need the sb5100 modem firmware file. If the friend still has it, send me the email vaguinholg@hotmail.com. It will be of great help. Thank you.

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