This feature supports to upgrade Aboot firmware via an Aboot Update File (AUF). The aim is to be able to provide a signed

Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) defines, starting with revision 4.0, a standard mechanism for managing the firmware of compliant transceivers. This mechanism allows for transceivers’ firmware to be updated without having to remove the transceiver from the switch. Firmware updates may be necessary in a testing or production environment to resolve potential firmware bugs. Some transceivers may also support firmware management operations in a hitless manner (without impacting traffic).