How to update Cisco SG300 Switches

1. Download latest firmware from
2. Download Solarwinds Free TFTP Server and install on your PC:
3.Open Putty and connect to your switch. Once connected run this command:

SW#copy tftp://YOUR_IP/sx300_fw-1486.ros image

4. Identify on which image slot your firmware was copied to:

SW#sh bootvar
Image  Filename   Version     Date                    Status
-----  ---------  ---------   ---------------------   -----------
1      image-1     15-Nov-2016  11:19:18   Active* 
2      image-2     10-Jul-2017  17:14:29   Not active

"*" designates that the image was selected for the next boot

5. Set to boot to the new version with the command below:

SW#boot system image-2

6. Reboot your switch or schedule a reboot with the command below:

  at                   Reload at a specific time/date
  cancel               Cancel pending reload
  in                   Reload after a time interval
SW#reload in 
  <1-999>              time interval in minutes (mmm format)
  WORD<4-6>            time interval in hours & minutes (hhh:mm format)
SW#reload in 07:00 
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Reload is scheduled for 23:36:35 web(UTC-4) Tue Oct 31 2017 (in 7 hours). Do you want to continue ?  (Y/N)[N] Y
SW#31-Oct-2017 16:36:44 %RNDMISC-N-SRACTIVE: system is scheduled to perform a restart at 23:36:35 Tue Oct 31 2017 (in 6 hours and 59 minutes).

7. Your switch will boot up with the new firmware image

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