converting Cat OS to IOS

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Dec 2nd, 2008
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I am looking to upgrade two WS-6509 switches ..the current image is bootflash:cat6000-sup2cvk8.8-4-2.bin


I am looking to convert this to IOS, is there a tool that can do this or do I have to do the conversion line for line?

do I have to upgrade the ios on the MSFC as well?

appreciate the help...Thank You!

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Jon Marshall Tue, 12/02/2008 - 03:50
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Start with this document which covers upgrading the images. With native you do not have separate images on the SUP & MSFC, one image is used for the whole switch -

Here is a link to a tool that can convert from CatOS to IOS -

I have never used it myself and i've read a few posts on these forums about it being better to do it by hand. If you do don't forget the "interface range .. " command under IOS which allows you to apply the same config to a range of interfaces, can be a real time saver.


archari Thu, 12/04/2008 - 15:36
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Yes the same instructions hold true.


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