Software support for NPE-G2 processors

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Dec 14th, 2008

We are looking to install a new NPE-G2 processor card into an existing 7204VXR chassis to replace our current NPE-400.

While researching a suitable IOS release, the software advisor has highlighted that even though the NPE-G2 ships with 1GB of RAM, there is not enough to support any of the available software releases.

My question is why does the software advisor report that the default NPE-G2 configuration of 1GB of SDRAM is not enough to support ANY software release available for this processor?

Does this mean that the processor ships with an amount of SDRAM that does not support any available software release.

I'm currently very confused, please help!!



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Jon Marshall Sun, 12/14/2008 - 06:13


I am a bit confused too :-). Which IOS version and feature set are you trying to load ?

For example - 12.4(15)T8 Advanced Enterprise Services needs 1024Mb DRAM which your NPE-G2 has ?

Note i picked that IOS version at random, just as an example.


netservices Sun, 12/14/2008 - 06:18

Hi Jon,

I'm looking at 12.4(4)XD11 which has a minimum DRAM requirment of 1024MB but flag number 6 indicates that the NPE-G2 does not have enough memory to support this release.

Is this because some of the 1024MB available on the card is reserved for other processes?


Jon Marshall Sun, 12/14/2008 - 06:46


How are you looking up the IOS in software advisor. It just occured to me you may be using a different way than me and that is why i am getting a different result ?


netservices Sun, 12/14/2008 - 07:19


I used the 'find software compatible with my hardware' option which takes a 'show version' and 'show diag' to establish the hardware configuration.

Once I have confirmed the configuration, it takes you to the page that displays the recommended software and both of the recommended releases have exclamation marks which according to flag 6 is an indication of not enough DRAM to run the images :o(



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