6500: Mismatch Bootflash Size

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Sep 29th, 2009

Hi,

We have a 6509 with Sup2/MSFC2 and I'm confused why the flash size is different. show version shows 32MB but dir bootflash: only displays 16MB.

sh ver

WS-C6509 Software, Version NmpSW: 6.3(2a)

Copyright (c) 1995-2002 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on Feb 10 2002, 06:05:26

System Bootstrap Version: 7.1(1)

Hardware Version: 3.0 Model: WS-C6509 Serial #: TSC07020077

PS1 Module: WS-CAC-1300W Serial #: SNI05150632

PS2 Module: WS-CAC-1300W Serial #: SON04391208

Mod Port Model Serial # Versions

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

1 2 WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE SAD050601NP Hw : 2.2

Fw : 7.1(1)

Fw1: 6.1(3)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

Sw1: 6.3(2a)

WS-F6K-PFC2 SAD050601RW Hw : 1.3

3 0 Hw : 0.0

Fw : 0.0

Sw : 0.0

4 8 WS-X6408-GBIC SAD03235127 Hw : 2.1

--More-- Fw : 4.2(0.24)VAI78

Sw : 6.3(2a)

5 16 WS-X6516-GBIC SAL0742N5N4 Hw : 5.5

Fw : 6.3(1)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

6 16 WS-X6416-GBIC SAL083017K8 Hw : 2.6

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

7 48 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL05052PU3 Hw : 1.5

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

8 48 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL05052XQN Hw : 1.5

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

9 48 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL05052XLU Hw : 1.5

Fw : 5.4(2)

Sw : 6.3(2a)

15 1 WS-F6K-MSFC2 SAD05060S1A Hw : 1.2

Fw : 12.1(8b)E11

Sw : 12.1(8b)E11

DRAM FLASH NVRAM

Module Total Used Free Total Used Free Total Used Free

--More-- ------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----

1 130944K 62377K 68567K 32768K 23904K 8864K 512K 259K 253K

Uptime is 0 day, 0 hour, 43 minutes

Console> (enable) dir bootflash:

-#- -length- -----date/time------ name

1 5713736 May 20 2002 13:42:51 cat6000-sup2.6-3-2a.bin

2 412891 Sep 29 2009 12:21:36 cat6000-sup2-rm2.7-1-1.srec

9077468 bytes available (6126884 bytes used)

Console> (enable)

Can someone help me with the please please please... Also, someone inserted a PCMCIA on slot0 of the switch but it cannot detect. I do not know why. Thanks thanks.

John

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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 09/29/2009 - 12:28

Hello John,

this chassis is running in hybrid mode so there may be two bootflash here:

one on sup2 and one on MSFC2.

for the second question, it may be a question of the size of the PCMCIA card.

I remember that in conversion to IOS document says that a minimum catos version is needed to support 64 MB cards.

see

Supervisor Engine 2 ROMMON version 7.1(1) or later supports the MEM-C6K-ATA-1-64M= (64 MB) PCMCIA ATA FlashDisk device

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa6.shtml#dram

it looks like you have a rommon newer then catos version.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

John Patrick Lopez Tue, 09/29/2009 - 13:17

Thanks.

Cisco document says that sup2 has 32MB flash and the MSFC2 also has 32MB flash. So I'm expecting two separate 32MB memory. We have another switch with same hardware but it displays 32MB flash in sup2 and 32MB flash in MSFC. But that one is running 7.6 OS. I will try to upgrade this one to higher OS. Thanks.

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