Catalyst 6500 binary mode

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Apr 11th, 2007

What differences there are between the binary config mode and the text config mode?

In binary mode, do you need to do a write mem or copy run start? or is not necessary?

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ankbhasi Wed, 04/11/2007 - 20:19

Hi Jmprats,

Basically there are 2 difference between binary and text mode config:

1) On text mode, you can specify where to save the configuration file (ex: NVRAM, bootflash, bootdisk). When using binary mode is always saved to the NVRAM.

2) The NVRAM utilization is higher when using binary mode

Check the NVRAM

Memory Pool Utilization

Memory Pool Type 1Min 5Min 10Min

---------------- ----- ----- -----

DRAM 15% 15% 15%

FLASH 12% 12% 12%

NVRAM 17% 17% 17%

MBUF 0% 0% 0%

CLUSTER 2% 2% 2%

MALLOC 4% 4% 4%

After changing to text mode check the NVRAM

CATOS-SUP> (enable) set config mode text nvram

Binary system configuration has been deleted from NVRAM.

Configuration mode set to text.

System configuration file set to NVRAM text file.

The NVRAM text file will be used for configuration during the next bootup.

This file will be created the next time a 'write memory' command is

executed.

Use the 'write memory' command to save subsequent configuration changes.

CATOS-SUP> (enable) show proc mem

Memory Pool Utilization

Memory Pool Type 1Min 5Min 10Min

---------------- ----- ----- -----

DRAM 16% 16% 16%

FLASH 12% 12% 12%

NVRAM 4% 4% 4%

MBUF 0% 0% 0%

CLUSTER 2% 2% 2%

MALLOC 4% 4% 4%

In Binary more you do not have to do "wr mem" and configuration changes are saved automatically but in text mode you have to do "wr mem" to save the config or else config will not be saved.

HTH

Ankur

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