IOS versions ! Confused !

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Oct 15th, 2008
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I have 4 catalyst6500's running various versions of IOS

Can someone explain what the relevant differences are in the versions.


s72033_rp-IPSERIVCESK9_WAN-n, version 12.2(18)SXF12a

s72033_rp-IPSERIVCESK9_WAN-vm, version 12.2(18)SXF11


I'm guessing from trying to locate information on the Cisco website that SXF12a is the higher version ?


Also what would be the highest version of IOS to put onto our switches ?

Thanks



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Edison Ortiz Wed, 10/15/2008 - 07:03
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I'm guessing from trying to locate information on the Cisco website that SXF12a is the higher version ?


Correct, in addition to that - the SXF12a image you've shown is non-modular while the SXF11 image is modular.


Each version available in CCO contains the modular and non-modular release.


If you aren't aware of the 6500 Software modularity, please take a moment and read the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/product_promotion0900aecd80312844.htm


As for the latest IOS version available in the 6500, it depends on the track. The SXF track has the SXF15 while the SXH track has SXH3a


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imageengineers Wed, 10/15/2008 - 07:13
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Edison,


Thanks for the prompt reply, I'm also trying to understand what the various versions of the IOS software means.. ie


s72033_rp-IPSERIVCESK9_WAN-n, version 12.2(18)SXF12a


WAN-n ?????


s72033_rp-IPSERIVCESK9_WAN-vm, version 12.2(18)SXF11


WAN-vm ????


Edison Ortiz Wed, 10/15/2008 - 07:43
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By looking at the download page, the 'v' in the filename denotes modular features.


I haven't seen the 'n' in the filenames from SXF12a in this list:



ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES SSH

s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin


ADVANCED ENT SERVICES SSH (MODULAR)

s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

ADVANCED IP SERVICES SSH

s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

ADVANCED IP SERVICES SSH (MODULAR)

s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

ENTERPRISE SERVICES SSH

s72033-entservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

ENTERPRISE SERVICES SSH (MODULAR)

s72033-entservicesk9_wan-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES

s72033-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES (MODULAR)

s72033-ipservices_wan-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES SSH LAN ONLY

s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES SSH LAN ONLY (MODULAR)

s72033-ipservicesk9-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES SSH

s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin

IP SERVICES SSH (MODULAR)

s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-18.SXF12a.bin



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imageengineers Fri, 10/17/2008 - 02:28
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Thanks for the info.


Note; there was a typo in the images listed, they should have read:

s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-33.SXH3.bin

s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF12a.bin


What "modular" differences, specifically, are you referring to?

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Each release version has a regular version of the IOS and a modular version of the IOS.


For the modular features, please read the link I provided at the beginning of this thread.


I also posted a listed of filenames and what services each filename provides in a 2nd post on this thread.


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