config-register 2101 on Cisco 4507 issue

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Jul 9th, 2008

Currentlt I have a Cisco 4507 has the following info.

Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500-IPBASEK9-M), Version 12.2(40)SG, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

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Image text-base: 0x10000000, data-base: 0x117EBBE8

ROM: 12.2(31r)SGA1

Dagobah Revision 226, Swamp Revision 34

Switch uptime is 2 minutes

Uptime for this control processor is 2 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "bootflash:cat4500-ipbasek9-mz.122-40.SG.bin"

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cisco WS-C4507R-E (MPC8245) processor (revision 10) with 262144K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOX1209GL5P

MPC8245 CPU at 266Mhz, Supervisor II+

Last reset from PowerUp

1 Virtual Ethernet interface

100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2101

Is the config-register 2101 correct ?

It should be 2102 ? any advise Thanks

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lee.reade Wed, 07/09/2008 - 22:09


Yes you are correct, you want the config register to read 0x2102, a setting of 0x2101 will result in the router/switch booting into bootstrap mode when it reboot.

Bootstrap mode is used for you to run a mini IOS, when your main IOS image is corrupt, this lets you config an IP address so you can download a proper full image.




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