6500 MSFC IOS upgrade

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Mar 20th, 2009

Dear All,

I am planning to upgrade IOS on MSFC card in 6500 catalyst Switch.

but this Switch is having dual MSFC card, could anyone help in tell how to do it or please share the document for the same

module out put is pasted below.

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Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub Status

--- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------

1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2 yes ok

15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok

2 2 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2 yes standby

16 2 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no standby

3 3 16 1000BaseX Ethernet WS-X6516A-GBIC no ok

4 4 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 no ok

5 5 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 no ok

6 6 8 Intrusion Detection Mod WS-SVC-IDSM-2 yes ok

7 7 48 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet WS-X6148A-GE-45AF yes ok

8 8 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 no ok

9 9 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 no ok

10 10 8 Network Analysis Module WS-SVC-NAM-2 no ok

11 11 48 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet WS-X6148A-GE-45AF yes ok

12 12 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6148-RJ45V yes ok

13 13 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 no ok

regds

Adhitya

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adhityakarthik Fri, 03/20/2009 - 07:01

Hi

Thanks for the reply

We are using using 6513 in hybrid mode having sup-2 with CatOS

and having dual MSFC2 for redundanc ruuning cisco IOS which is obvious.

Could you please tell me how to to do the IOS upgrade on both MSFC modules (one is active and other is stand by)

Regds

Adhitya

Laurent Aubert Fri, 03/20/2009 - 07:52

Please go to the "Upgrading Images with Single Router Mode Enabled" part of the link I sent to you which will describe the process.

HTH

Laurent.

adhityakarthik Fri, 03/20/2009 - 08:32

Hi

Thanks very much for the update.

Below is the currenct specifications

Core2#sh bootflash:

1 .. image B597155E 21D670 25 1693168 Aug 21 2002 19:13:10 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-8a.EX

2 .. image 516EC7BF 100140C 28 14564636 Jul 28 2007 14:16:01 c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-19.E1.bin

3 .. config 04997359 1002414 12 3974 Jul 28 2007 14:53:07 nosrm_config

15719404 bytes available (16262164 bytes used)

Core-2#dir

Directory of bootflash:/

1 -rw- 1693168 Aug 21 2002 19:13:10 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-8a.EX

2 -rw- 14564636 Jul 28 2007 14:16:01 c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-19.E1.bin

3 -rw- 3974 Jul 28 2007 14:53:07 nosrm_config

31981568 bytes total (15719404 bytes free)

Core-2#

My Proposed IOS is c6msfc2-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF11.bin(256/64 )

I have PCMA card of 64 mb each in MSFC card

is i am fullfiing the requiremnet fo upgradation

Thanks

Adhity

Laurent Aubert Fri, 03/20/2009 - 10:00

You will have to delete your current version to have enough space to copy the new one. Also check you have at least 256M of RAM

Laurent.

adhityakarthik Fri, 03/20/2009 - 19:03

Hi

Should i have to delete current version from Bootflash.?

my dir dik 0: gives me 64 mb of ram

one more concern is i have PCMA of 64 MB and bootflash of 32 mb as my new iOS requires 64 MB, is it ok first i copy ios to pcama and then booot the MSFC from Sup slot 0.please could you expalin me clearly as i am unable to find exact doc for the same

regd

Adhitya

Laurent Aubert Mon, 03/23/2009 - 07:09

Hi Adhitya

I made more research as I'm not a 6500 running in hybrid mode expert ;-) :

- Max size of bootflash is 32M

- Booting from a flash card is supported but not recommended. Please see the following link which also describes the upgrade process:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801347e2.shtml#booting

With your current configuration, the last image you can install is 12.1.27bE4(ED) (except if you take the risk to boot from the flash card).

Also to check the quantity of RAM you have, use the show version command.

In case you are not aware, CatOS and SUP2 are end-of-life:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_qas0900aecd80699ea6.html

So I think you will have in the short term think about migrating to Native IOS mode to continue having full support and access to new feature and hw.

HTH

Laurent.

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