I am just wondering if someone can assist me on getting an IOS copied to a switch that has old IOS.
I have new image inside my laptop.
Thanks in advance for the assistance.
One ethernet connection from your laptop to the switch. THe other connection is from the laptop serial (COM) port to the console of the switch. It's a special cable, usually flat and light blue or black in color.
Download a TFTP server and install it.
TFTPD32 is a good one.
Copy the image into the TFTP's root directory.
Put an IP on your Laptop's ethernet NIC.
Ex: 10.0.0.2 255.255.255.0
Turn on the TFTP server application.
Terminal into the switch and type the following commands:
interface vlan 1
ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
interface fa0/1 (this may change depending on model of switch)
switchport mode access
switchport access vlan 1
Plug in your laptop to the port we just configured.
Ping 10.0.0.1 from your laptop. It should work.
Then erase the flash:
Copy image if the image ends in .bin
Switch#copy tftp://10.0.0.2/nameofimage.bin flash:
Copy image if the image ends in .tar
Switch#archive download-sw tftp://10.0.0.2/nameofimage.tar flash: