How to determine feature set given the show version

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Apr 6th, 2008
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Hi friends,

I was trying to find out the feature set from the show version output of 6500 Native IOS with MSFC3/PFC3 but its confusing as the same system image file can be advanced services or ip services image. Can you please help me find out

from the show version output below:

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IOS (tm) s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(17d)SXB8, RELEASE


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Compiled Fri 29-Apr-05 05:50 by alnguyen

Image text-base: 0x40020FBC, data-base: 0x41F10000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

BOOTLDR: s72033_rp Software (s72033_rp-PK9SV-M), Version 12.2(17d)SXB8, RELEASE


AG-CORE-A uptime is 21 weeks, 4 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes

Time since AG-CORE-A switched to active is 21 weeks, 4 days, 20 hours, 57 minute


System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0

x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19 (SP by power-on)

System image file is "sup-bootflash:s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-17d.SXB8.bin"

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cisco WS-C6513 (R7000) processor (revision 1.0) with 458752K/65536K bytes of mem


Processor board ID SAL0918ADDK

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from power-on

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Bridging software.

28 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

148 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

1917K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Standby is up

Standby has 458752K/65536K bytes of memory.

Configuration register is 0x2102

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locp Sun, 04/06/2008 - 12:28
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Using the well-known Feature Navigator:

Stuff in your IOS = s72033-pk9sv-mz.122-17d.SXB8.bin

Then you will find what feature set are there ..



gautamzone Mon, 04/07/2008 - 05:47
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Thanks for the reply. But i see that there are two feature sets (Advanced IP W and IP W).

Is there a way where we can come to know which one exactly is installed?

Richard Burts Mon, 04/07/2008 - 08:03
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I wonder if either of the people who suggested using the feature navigator actually tried it with the image name that GAUTAM gets from his switch. I tried it and was amazed to discover that the Feature Navigator gave 2 feature sets based on that image name. I have not seen it do that before. But it certainly complicates the effort to determine which feature set.

I wonder if you could go into the Feature Navigator and use the option to compare two images, select the same version number and select the 2 feature sets. The comparison should show some features that are unique to one (or perhaps some features that are unique to each) of the feature sets. He then could check to see which features are actually supported on his switch.

Or maybe this is an issue on which to open a case with Cisco TAC (assuming that the switch is covered by a maintenance contract).



vaisharm Tue, 04/08/2008 - 02:24
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I compared the two and both the images have the same features, file size, BSD Checksum, Router Checksum, MD5 values. So, bascially its the same file mentioned with two different feature set names. No matter which one you click on, the same file would get downloaded.



vaisharm Tue, 04/08/2008 - 02:46
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Found some more information on this. The binaries are the same between the two images. The difference is that

ADV IP W/MPLS/IPV6/SSH/3DES + BGP includes the license, hence support for MPLS and IPv6.



locp Wed, 04/09/2008 - 14:09
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It would spoiled the fun of learning, woundn' t it ?

Take for granted, feature navigator is nowhere near the benchmark! but that is Cisco issue.




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