Upgrading IOS of a RSM

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Apr 9th, 2008
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I have a RSM WS-X5302 in a Cat. 5500 switch. The RSM is running IOS ver 11.2(13)P for about a year now, the RSM have being intermittent relaods it self. and the error is : %C5IP-0-MSG: slot0 %DB-0-FATAL error. (code=34)


To resolved the problem, Cisco said that release 11.3(11)WA4(14a) will resloved the problem.


I have downloaded IOS ver 12.1,

My question is, can I upgrade the IOS to ver 12.1 instead of 11.3(11) ?.





These are some of my RSM config.


) MPLS-RSM1#sh flash

-#- ED --type-- --crc--- -seek-- nlen -length- -----date/time------ name

1 .. unknown 591ED549 4E5244 21 5001668 Aug 10 1995 17:23:59 c5rsm-dsv-mz.112-13.P

2 .. config 7184854D 4E6B70 4 6314 Dec 22 2004 14:33:58 tfpt

3 .. unknown 35423584 4E8400 7 6158 Jul 18 2007 17:55:59 rsm.cfg


B) MPLS-RSM1#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C5RSM Software (C5RSM-DSV-M), Version 11.2(13)P, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1998 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 08-Apr-98 01:11 by dschwart

Image text-base: 0x60010900, data-base: 0x6085C000


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.2(17523) [mohsen 102], INTERIM SOFTWARE

BOOTFLASH: C5RSM Software (C5RSM-BOOT-M), Version 11.2(12a.P1)P1, MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE


MPLS-RSM1 uptime is 32 weeks, 1 day, 19 hours, 11 minutes

System restarted by reload at 18:16:49 est Wed Jul 18 2007

System image file is "slot0:c5rsm-dsv-mz.112-13.P", booted via slot0


cisco RSP2 (R4700) processor with 131072K/2072K bytes of memory.

R4700 processor, Implementation 33, Revision 1.0

Last reset from power-on

G.703/E1 software, Version 1.0.

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.

1 C5IP controller (8 Vlan).

8 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

123K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.


16384K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 128K).

8192K bytes of Flash PCMCIA card at slot 1 (Sector size 128K).

8192K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).

Configuration register is 0x2102



I have upgraded regular routers but not an RSM


Any advice will be welcome and appreciate.


The problem is that, this is a production and the only RSM.

This is a carrier ending task if thing did not work right.


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