4500 IOS upgrade question

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Mar 13th, 2009
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I have Supervisor 5 on my 4510. I tried upgrading to the newest version and it wouldn't take the IOS. Could someone explain to me the difference in the 4000 and 4500 images? There are two choices when downloading the images.

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Mohamad Qayoom Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:40
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4000 image is for a 4000 series switch, for example, a Catalyst 4006.

4500 image is for a 4500 series switch, for example, a Catalyst 4510.

cowetacoit Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:47
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i thought the same thing but that isn't true. Check this out....


Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4000 L3 Switch Software (cat4000-I5S-M), Version 12.2(25)EWA12, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 15-Nov-07 18:21 by kellythw

Image text-base: 0x10000000, data-base: 0x114BC884


ROM: 12.2(20r)EW1

Dagobah Revision 226, Swamp Revision 34


Library_4510 uptime is 6 hours, 3 minutes

Uptime for this control processor is 6 hours, 3 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload

Running default software


cisco WS-C4510R (MPC8245) processor (revision 4) with 524288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOX114102E1

MPC8245 CPU at 400Mhz, Supervisor V

Last reset from Reload

1 Virtual Ethernet interface

296 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.


Configuration register is 0x2102



We have several 4500 series switches with Sup 4 and 5s with the cat4000 images. We have a Sup 6 E, It is running the cat4500 image. is the difference possibly the E-Series?

Mohamad Qayoom Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:55
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I think it depens on the sup. This is what I get if i try to download software for 4500 series switches. If you look at the list Sup4 and 5s have "Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 " before the sup, and Sup 6 E only has Catalyst 4500.


Cisco Network Modules


Cisco Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine I


Cisco Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine II


Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Supervisor Engine III


Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Supervisor Engine IV


Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Supervisor Engine V


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Access Gateway Module


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-TS


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V-10GE


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor II-Plus-10GE


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E



cowetacoit Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:59
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Yes, i noticed that as well. The newest releases are

12.2.50-SG1(ED)

12.2.31-SGA9(ED)

12.2.25-EWA14(ED)

12.2.20-EW4(ED)


The SG are for cat4500 and the EW are for the cat4000 IOSs. I don't get what the differences are. Can i upgrade the switch to a cat4500 IOS if i'm running a cat4000. I tried upgrading and it wouldn't take the image, invalid "must start with device name"

cowetacoit Fri, 03/13/2009 - 12:32
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ok, so you're saying i should probably use the cat4000 if i want to use full featured routing protocols like EIGRP or OSPF? If i use the cat4500 then i'm limited to the IPBASE image because i have a standard supV? Thanks for the help.

Mohamad Qayoom Fri, 03/13/2009 - 13:42
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Correct, from what I have read so far, cat4500 is available for sup v only for IPBASE image.

Thanks,

Mohamad

glen.grant Fri, 03/13/2009 - 15:56
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Thats incorrect for a sup V they have enterprise versions. I think we are getting hung up on semantics. I believe they just changed the name . Up thru the EWA releases they were named cat4000 . When they went to the SG releases they changed it to 4500 when they went to code to support the -E chassis . The SG series will work fine on a sup V ,below is the latest version of enterprise for a Sup V. Besides any EWA release is End Of Life in November and any releases for the EWA train stop at that point and you have to go to the SG train .


cat4500-entservices-mz.122-50.SG1.bin

Release Date: 16/Feb/2009

ENTERPRISE SERVICES W/O CRYPTO

Size: 16219.44 KB (16608700 bytes)

Minimum Memory: DRAM:256 MB Flash:64 MB

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