I'm brand new to the CatOS to IOS conversion process, and do not have any switches to test the process on! And yet I have to document the process in such a way that I can share the document with my sites so they can peform the task themselves. Without being able to try it on my own, I need to make sure I'm going about this the right way and could use the help of anyone who has gone through this fun!
Most of the sites have 6509s, with various SUPs and modules. The 6509s are in hybrid CatOS mode.
1 - Is there a hardware grid handy that shows what SUP models allow for a conversion to IOS, and any other hardware restrictions to take into account? I would like to provide the sites with a grid of hardware requirements, since I don't know what each has.
2 - I found two Cisco docs with different 6500 CatOS to IOS conversion methods:
I like the "conversion utility" idea - it sounds more convenient anyway! Is that the best method to use?
3 - Any other lessons learned during your own conversion experiences, that you could share?
4 - A few sites have 4500s... can I use the exact same process steps on these models, assuming the hardware can accommodate?
Thanks so much!