copy ios from laptop to catos 6509 switch

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Mar 1st, 2009
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hi there,

I havea IOS file on my laptop and its consoled into a 6509 catos switch.

Do you know how to move the file to the flash card of the switch via tftp on laptop?

Thank you,

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Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 03/01/2009 - 09:10
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Hello Sirajul,

to be able to use TFTP you need a LAN connection between your laptop and the C6509.

let's suppose you have on C6509:

int vlan 1

ip address

no shut

a 48 ports FE/GE linecard

int fas3/1


switchport mode access

swithport access vlan 1

you connect with a straight RJ-45 UTP cable to the LAN NIC of laptop

you give to the laptop an ip address in subnet for example

you then need a TFTP server software on the PC and to execute it

from the console you can give

copy tftp flash (*)

(*) you can use dir /all to find the names of the filesystems in your C6500.

the actual name can be slot0: for example

then you are asked for

ip address


give the pc ip address, the filename as it is on the PC hard disk

Hope to help


sirajmuneer Sun, 03/01/2009 - 09:22
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Thanks. But how if the c6509 is running on CatOS?

What are the commands in CatOS?

glen.grant Sun, 03/01/2009 - 12:42
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In catos its pretty much the same. Depend s on what media you have in your 6509.

copy tftp bootflash:

copy tftp slot0:

copy tftp disk0:


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