IOS Question (tar vs. bin)

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Oct 28th, 2007
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I am going to be upgrading the IOS on a few of my 2950's. On the Cisco software download section there are these two options: .bin and .tar files. The tar file has a "web based device manager." Is this the same as CNA? Any other difference between the two files?


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Correct Answer by lgijssel about 9 years 6 months ago

The .bin is the bare image that you need to operate the switch. The .tar file also contains this .bin file and an additional set of html & other files that are needed to configure the switch via a web browser.

I assume that CNA also uses this browser interface but it is not exactly the same.


regards,

Leo

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lgijssel Sun, 10/28/2007 - 12:08
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The .bin is the bare image that you need to operate the switch. The .tar file also contains this .bin file and an additional set of html & other files that are needed to configure the switch via a web browser.

I assume that CNA also uses this browser interface but it is not exactly the same.


regards,

Leo

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