Upgrade from Rommon 4506e ws-x4516-10ge

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Oct 7th, 2008
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trying to upgrade from rommon but not even able to ping from laptop to 4506-e

Please can some assist

Unsupported chassis type 51, system can not boot

Rom Monitor Program Version 12.2(31r)SGA1

Supervisor: WS-X4516-10GE Chassis: WS-C4506-E

Hardware Revisions - Board: 4.13 CPLD Tie: 32 FPGA Pod: 14

MAC Address : 00-19-55-19-4a-14

Ip Address :

Netmask :

Gateway :

TftpServer :

rommon 1 >boot

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pamirian76 Tue, 10/07/2008 - 13:41
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I'm having the same issue for the past 2 days. in my case it's with a 4506-e and sup engine IV.

I did call cisco and they told me I need to upgrade my ios so I bet it's the same resolution for you. you need to update your ios on the sup.

if you succeed to do that please let me know how you updated yours because I have a hard time connecting my laptop to the mgmt port. they just don't see eachother so I can't copy the new ios file to the flash.


network_team Wed, 10/08/2008 - 09:08
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We have got round this issue - but we were fortunate in having an available 4506 that would accept the 4516 10G module. We managed to connect that to the laptop (not using management port) and then managed to update the IOS from there.

We're still trying to find out why ROMmon won't communicate with the laptop.

Do you have a compact flash card? That was the next port of call for us.



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