CatOS to IOS

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Apr 19th, 2007

Is it possible to upgrade a 6000 that runs CatOS to IOS? Also, is there anything I would need to be aware of if you can do this? If I can am able to go from CatOS to IOS, would that mean I have to redo the whole config also? Im not real sure on how to go about this, or if any cards in it might make any difference. Can someone help on this? Thanks.

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mohammedmahmoud Fri, 04/20/2007 - 05:09

Hi there,

The link provided by spremkumar is perfect, i've done this conversion twice, its simple, you have just to care the for the Supervisor and MSFC models, and take care about the value of the config-reg at each step.

As for the configuration, you need to reconfigure the switch after you convert to Cisco IOS Software because the conversion process loses the configuration, you have 2 options: either to reconfigure the switch (which i did to practice the new configuration syntax), or you can use "Cisco EDI CatOS to IOS Configuration Conversion Tool"

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a0080816fbc.shtml

HTH, please rate if it does,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

joewhite Fri, 04/27/2007 - 07:32

If you have a WS-X6608-T1 it will ONLY work with CAT-OS

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