Help for Upgrade Cisco 6506-E IOS from IPbase to Advance ip service

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Dec 8th, 2009

Hi

   I am Jibu Ninan Kurian  i need help from the experts. for 6506-E IOS upgrading from ipbase imge to S72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz-122-18.SXF17.bin

sup-720-10g-3

best regards

Jibu Ninan Kurian

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by vvasisth about 4 years 4 months ago

So you are moving from s72033-ipbase-mz.122-33.SXI2a.bin  to s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF17.bin and the switch is in rommon mode ?

if i got you right follow the recovery procedure in the below given link :-

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a008015bfa1.shtml#s720recover

Let me know if that helps.

Regards,

Varun

Correct Answer by vvasisth about 4 years 4 months ago

Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade. You can refer to the below given link for the same :-
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/issu_efsu.html

When we talk about EFSu  Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXI and later releases support eFSU.

Non-eFSU (FSU) software upgrades require system downtime, because a software version mismatch between the active and the standby supervisor engines forces the system to boot in RPR redundancy mode, which is stateless and causes a hard reset of the all modules.

eFSU enables an increase in network availability by reducing the downtime caused by software upgrades

Normal IOS upgrade procedure is given above in my earlier post.

Regards,

Varun

Correct Answer by saurabh_knl about 4 years 4 months ago

Hi,

You must go to feature navigator on Cisco tools and resources, and ensure that you have the physical RAM and memory upgraded on your hardware.

Then, check your connectivity between TFTP server and the switch, upload the new IOS on the switch, delete the old IOS, save the config, and reload.

Check out the link:-

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_example09186a0080116ff0.shtml#maintask2

HTH

Saurabh

Correct Answer by vvasisth about 4 years 4 months ago

Step-by-Step Procedure

Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module

The L3 module has the ability to receive new Cisco IOS images through the TFTP. To use TFTP with the image, you must ensure that the TFTP server (the computer that runs TFTP server software) can reach the L3 engine through TCP/IP. If you are able to ping the computer from the command-line interface (CLI) of the L3 module, you have successfully completed this step.

Setup of the L3 engine for IP connectivity is beyond the scope of this document.

To configure IP connectivity for each specific L3 module, refer to:

Step 2: Copy the Image into the L3 Module Through the TFTP

Verify Free Space on the Bootflash

At this point, you need to verify that you have enough space in the bootflash to copy the new image. If there is not enough room, you have to delete some files to make space. In some situations, if the image is very large, you must delete the current image in the bootflash. On the MSFC, this deletion can be made safely if you also have the boot image in the bootflash. You use the boot image if the main image is corrupt or not available.

Note: The main image is the full feature set Cisco IOS image, whereas the boot image is essentially a scaled-down version of the main image. The boot image has limited sub-IP functionality with the intent to provide TFTP capabilities.

To determine the amount of free space and whether there is a boot image in the bootflash, issue the dir [device:] command.

Example:

In this example, the bootflash has 1,265,440 bytes free, and there is a boot image present (c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1). The word "boot" in the file name indicates a boot image.

c-MSFC15# dir bootflash:

Directory of bootflash:/
    1  -rw-     1667488   Apr 20 2001 20:56:41 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    2  -rw-    12269412   Feb 05 2002 18:08:32  c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2

15204352 bytes total (1265440 bytes free)

Note: The Catalyst 4500/4000 4232-L3 module does not have boot image functionality. However, you are likely to find adequate space on the bootflash for the image. Also, as long as you do not reload the device, the module continues to function correctly. The module continues to work because the image is loaded into the DRAM upon boot and does not rely on the bootflash image once the system is up.

If you find that there is not enough space, you can delete the file. The delete [device:][file_name] command deletes the file.

Example:

c-MSFC15# delete bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2 
Delete filename [c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2
Delete bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2? [confirm]y
c-MSFC15#

The file is removed once it is deleted and squeezed.

Copy the Image into Bootflash

At this stage, you have IP connectivity and can ping between the computer that acts as a TFTP server and the L3 module. Now, copy the image into the bootflash. If you cannot ping between devices, see the Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module section of this document. Step 1 provides appropriate links for IP connectivity.

At the enable prompt, issue this command to copy from the TFTP server to your bootflash:

c-MSFC15# copy tftp bootflash

You see a prompt with this information:

Address or name of remote host []? 172.16.84.119

Address or name of remote host is the IP address of the TFTP server. The ping test in Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module confirms the IP.

Source filename []? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Source filename is the image file name. The file must be in your TFTP directory path so that the TFTP server can locate the file.

Note: The file name must be spelled exactly the same, which includes any capitalization.

Destination filename [flash]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Destination filename is the file name of the image that you intend to save onto the bootflash. Use of the same file name as the source name ensures that, in the future, you can correctly identify the software features and version run.

If you do not have enough space in the bootflash, Cisco IOS Software asks if you want to delete the current image to make room for the new image.

The transfer can take some time, which depends on the speed of the connection and the size of the image. During the transfer, you see exclamation marks ("!" ) for good packets. The appearance of periods (".") indicates that the link has taken some hits. Investigate the problem afterward.

A successful TFTP transfer reports an OK, along with the number of bytes transferred. If you do not receive an OK, investigate IP connectivity and possible TFTP server issues.

Example:

c-MSFC15# copy tftp bootflash 
Address or name of remote host []? 172.16.84.119
Source filename []? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
Destination filename [flash]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
Accessing tftp://172.16.84.119/c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5...
Loading c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5 from 172.16.84.119 (via Vlan1):
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!--- Output suppressed.

[OK - 12269412/24538112 bytes]
12269412 bytes copied in 523.852 secs (23459 bytes/sec)
c-MSFC15#

After you have successfully transferred the file, verify that the file is in the bootflash:

Issue the dir [device:] command to show files that are currently in the bootflash.

Example:

c-MSFC15# dir bootflash: 
Directory of bootflash:/
    1    -rw-    1667488            Apr 20 2001 20:56:41        c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    2    -rw-    12269412            Feb 05 2002 18:08:32        c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Verify that the name and the file size are correct.

Step 3: Set Boot Statement

After you copy the image through TFTP, you must provide the L3 module with the name of the image to load upon boot.

Check Current Boot Statements

The image is now in the bootflash. You must set the L3 module to boot the new image. By default, the L3 module boots the first available image. (An absence of boot commands in the configuration enables the default.) There is a possibility that you have a previous boot statement defined.

There are two ways to determine the current boot parameter settings.

  • Method 1 is to issue the show config command:

    Example:

    c-MSFC15# show config 
    Building configuration...

    Current configuration : 1625 bytes
    !
    version 12.1
    service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
    !
    hostname c-MSFC15
    !
    boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
    boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    !
    ip subnet-zero
    !
    --More--

    Check to see if the configuration has any boot commands. The commands appear toward the top of the configuration.

  • Method 2 is to issue the show boot command:

    Example:

    c-MSFC15# show boot 
    BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4,1
    CONFIG_FILE variable =
    BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    Configuration register is 0x102

    Check to see if the boot statements appear under the parameter BOOT variable.

    If you have boot entries, you must remove them from the configuration. For more information on the removal of boot entries, see the Remove Previous Boot Statements section of this document.

Remove Previous Boot Statements

To remove the statements, enter into configuration terminal mode. From the configuration mode, you can negate any command with the issue of no in front of each boot statement.

This example illustrates the removal of a boot statement:

Example:

c-MSFC15# show config 
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1625 bytes
!
version 12.1
service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
!
hostname c-MSFC15
!
boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
!
ip subnet-zero
!
--More--

At this point, you have the boot statement that you want to remove. The statement to remove is boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4.

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# no boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15#

Verify that you have removed the command:

Example:

c-MSFC15# show config 
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1625 bytes
!
version 12.1
service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
!
hostname c-MSFC15
!
boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1

!--- Note: Now the boot statement no longer appears in the configuration.

!
ip subnet-zero
!
--More--

Once the commands are removed, you can issue the copy run start command or the write memory command to save the configuration to NVRAM.

Example:

c-MSFC15# write memory 
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Set the New Boot Statement

You must add the boot statement to indicate which image the L3 module needs to load.

Issue this command to set the boot parameter:

  • boot system flash bootflash:[image_name]

    Note: In this command, image_name is the name of the new Cisco IOS image.

Example:

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15# write memory
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Be sure to verify that the config-register value is set to 0x2102 with the issue of the show boot command. If config-register is set to a different value, you can change it with the issue of this command in configuration mode:

  • config-register 0xvalue

Example:

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# config-register 0x2102
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15# write memory

Verify the boot parameters with the issue of the show boot command:

c-MSFC15# show boot 
BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5,1
CONFIG_FILE variable =
BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
Configuration register is 0x102 (will be 0x2102 at next reload)
c-MSFC15#

After you change the config-register, the change takes place at the next reload, as the example shows.

Step 4: Reload the L3 Module

For the L3 module to run the new Cisco IOS image, you must reload the module. Make sure that you have saved the configuration. Issue the copy run start command or the write memory to save the configuration.

Example:

c-MSFC15# write memory 
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Issue the reload command to soft reset the L3 module, as this example shows:

Example:

c-MSFC15# reload 
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
00:00:40: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested
System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(2r)E, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 20 0 0 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Cat6k-MSFC2 platform with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Self decompressing the image :
######################################################### [OK]
%SYS-6-BOOT_MESSAGES: Messages above this line are from the boot loader.
Self decompressing the image :
################################################################################### [OK]
Restricted Rights Legend
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.
cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, California 95134-1706
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc2)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
Image text-base: 0x40008980, data-base: 0x418D2000
cisco Cat6k-MSFC2 (R7000) processor with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SAD042106RN
R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
TN3270 Emulation software.
509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Press RETURN to get started!
00:00:02: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
00:00:04: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
00:00:04: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc2)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
00:00:06: %SCP-5-ONLINE: Module online
00:00:09: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Vlan1, changed state to up
00:00:10: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Vlan1, changed state to up
c-MSFC15>

Step 5: Verify the Upgrade

After the L3 module comes up, make sure that you run the new version of code. Issue the show version command to check.

Example:

c-MSFC15# show version 
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY
DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

!--- Note: Now the MSFC runs the new software image.

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
Image text-base: 0x40008980, data-base: 0x418D2000
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(2r)E, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTFLASH: MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-BOOT-M), Version 12.1(6)E1, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc1)
c-MSFC15 uptime is 0 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
Running default software
cisco Cat6k-MSFC2 (R7000) processor with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SAD042106RN
R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
TN3270 Emulation software.
4 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102
c-MSFC15#

Verify that the version (12.1(8a)E5) is correct and that the config-register is set (0x2102).

The upgrade is complete.

Note: If you have dual MSFCs, you must download the image onto the second MSFC bootflash: device. The image does not automatically download to the second MSFC. This requirement is also applies to config-sync mode and Single Router Mode (SRM). In config-sync mode and SRM, changes in the boot variables automatically propagate to the nondesignated or standby MSFC. To copy an image from bootflash to the bootflash of a nondesignated or standby MSFC, issue the copy bootflash:source_filename slavebootflash:target_filenamecommand.

Boot the MSFC with CatOS Software from Flash PC

When you run Catalyst OS (CatOS) software on the Supervisor Engine, you can choose to boot the MSFC from an image in the Supervisor Engine slot0 Flash PC Card slot. Your boot system statement refers to the Flash device as sup-slot0. Although there is support for such a boot process, avoid use of it. Use this boot process only as a temporary step, such as when you test an image. Be aware of Cisco bug ID CSCdr35304 ( registered customers only) .

You cannot issue commands such as the dir sup-slot0: command or the show sup-slot0: commands from the MSFC because the MSFC does not consider slot0 to be a local file system. If you specify sup-slot0 as the source of the operating system image, the switch transfers the file through TFTP across the internal switching bus between the sc0 interface on the Supervisor Engine and a special loopback IP address on the MSFC.

From the MSFC CLI, you can issue this command:

FIRE-MSFC1# copy tftp ?
  bootflash:      Copy to bootflash: file system
  ftp:            Copy to ftp: file system
  microcode:      Copy to microcode: file system
  null:           Copy to null: file system
  nvram:          Copy to nvram: file system
  rcp:            Copy to rcp: file system
  running-config  Update (merge with) current system configuration
  slavenvram:     Copy to slavenvram: file system
  startup-config  Copy to startup configuration
sup-slot0:      Copy to sup-slot0: file system
  system:         Copy to system: file system
  tftp:           Copy to tftp: file system

The sup-slot0 device also appears in the show file systems command output:

FIRE-MSFC1# show file systems
    File Systems:

         Size(b)     Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
         4395600           0    opaque     ro   microcode:
               -           -    opaque     rw   null:
               -           -    opaque     rw   system:
               -           -   network     rw   sup-slot0:
               -           -   network     rw   tftp:
          126968      124130     nvram     rw   nvram:
    *   15990784     2028888     flash     rw   bootflash:
               -           -   network     rw   rcp:
               -           -   network     rw   ftp:
               -           -     nvram     rw   slavenvram:

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Correct Answer
vvasisth Wed, 12/09/2009 - 01:12

Step-by-Step Procedure

Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module

The L3 module has the ability to receive new Cisco IOS images through the TFTP. To use TFTP with the image, you must ensure that the TFTP server (the computer that runs TFTP server software) can reach the L3 engine through TCP/IP. If you are able to ping the computer from the command-line interface (CLI) of the L3 module, you have successfully completed this step.

Setup of the L3 engine for IP connectivity is beyond the scope of this document.

To configure IP connectivity for each specific L3 module, refer to:

Step 2: Copy the Image into the L3 Module Through the TFTP

Verify Free Space on the Bootflash

At this point, you need to verify that you have enough space in the bootflash to copy the new image. If there is not enough room, you have to delete some files to make space. In some situations, if the image is very large, you must delete the current image in the bootflash. On the MSFC, this deletion can be made safely if you also have the boot image in the bootflash. You use the boot image if the main image is corrupt or not available.

Note: The main image is the full feature set Cisco IOS image, whereas the boot image is essentially a scaled-down version of the main image. The boot image has limited sub-IP functionality with the intent to provide TFTP capabilities.

To determine the amount of free space and whether there is a boot image in the bootflash, issue the dir [device:] command.

Example:

In this example, the bootflash has 1,265,440 bytes free, and there is a boot image present (c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1). The word "boot" in the file name indicates a boot image.

c-MSFC15# dir bootflash:

Directory of bootflash:/
    1  -rw-     1667488   Apr 20 2001 20:56:41 c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    2  -rw-    12269412   Feb 05 2002 18:08:32  c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2

15204352 bytes total (1265440 bytes free)

Note: The Catalyst 4500/4000 4232-L3 module does not have boot image functionality. However, you are likely to find adequate space on the bootflash for the image. Also, as long as you do not reload the device, the module continues to function correctly. The module continues to work because the image is loaded into the DRAM upon boot and does not rely on the bootflash image once the system is up.

If you find that there is not enough space, you can delete the file. The delete [device:][file_name] command deletes the file.

Example:

c-MSFC15# delete bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2 
Delete filename [c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2
Delete bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E2? [confirm]y
c-MSFC15#

The file is removed once it is deleted and squeezed.

Copy the Image into Bootflash

At this stage, you have IP connectivity and can ping between the computer that acts as a TFTP server and the L3 module. Now, copy the image into the bootflash. If you cannot ping between devices, see the Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module section of this document. Step 1 provides appropriate links for IP connectivity.

At the enable prompt, issue this command to copy from the TFTP server to your bootflash:

c-MSFC15# copy tftp bootflash

You see a prompt with this information:

Address or name of remote host []? 172.16.84.119

Address or name of remote host is the IP address of the TFTP server. The ping test in Step 1: Provide TCP/IP Connectivity to the L3 Module confirms the IP.

Source filename []? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Source filename is the image file name. The file must be in your TFTP directory path so that the TFTP server can locate the file.

Note: The file name must be spelled exactly the same, which includes any capitalization.

Destination filename [flash]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Destination filename is the file name of the image that you intend to save onto the bootflash. Use of the same file name as the source name ensures that, in the future, you can correctly identify the software features and version run.

If you do not have enough space in the bootflash, Cisco IOS Software asks if you want to delete the current image to make room for the new image.

The transfer can take some time, which depends on the speed of the connection and the size of the image. During the transfer, you see exclamation marks ("!" ) for good packets. The appearance of periods (".") indicates that the link has taken some hits. Investigate the problem afterward.

A successful TFTP transfer reports an OK, along with the number of bytes transferred. If you do not receive an OK, investigate IP connectivity and possible TFTP server issues.

Example:

c-MSFC15# copy tftp bootflash 
Address or name of remote host []? 172.16.84.119
Source filename []? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
Destination filename [flash]? c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
Accessing tftp://172.16.84.119/c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5...
Loading c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5 from 172.16.84.119 (via Vlan1):
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!--- Output suppressed.

[OK - 12269412/24538112 bytes]
12269412 bytes copied in 523.852 secs (23459 bytes/sec)
c-MSFC15#

After you have successfully transferred the file, verify that the file is in the bootflash:

Issue the dir [device:] command to show files that are currently in the bootflash.

Example:

c-MSFC15# dir bootflash: 
Directory of bootflash:/
    1    -rw-    1667488            Apr 20 2001 20:56:41        c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    2    -rw-    12269412            Feb 05 2002 18:08:32        c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5

Verify that the name and the file size are correct.

Step 3: Set Boot Statement

After you copy the image through TFTP, you must provide the L3 module with the name of the image to load upon boot.

Check Current Boot Statements

The image is now in the bootflash. You must set the L3 module to boot the new image. By default, the L3 module boots the first available image. (An absence of boot commands in the configuration enables the default.) There is a possibility that you have a previous boot statement defined.

There are two ways to determine the current boot parameter settings.

  • Method 1 is to issue the show config command:

    Example:

    c-MSFC15# show config 
    Building configuration...

    Current configuration : 1625 bytes
    !
    version 12.1
    service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
    !
    hostname c-MSFC15
    !
    boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
    boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    !
    ip subnet-zero
    !
    --More--

    Check to see if the configuration has any boot commands. The commands appear toward the top of the configuration.

  • Method 2 is to issue the show boot command:

    Example:

    c-MSFC15# show boot 
    BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4,1
    CONFIG_FILE variable =
    BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
    Configuration register is 0x102

    Check to see if the boot statements appear under the parameter BOOT variable.

    If you have boot entries, you must remove them from the configuration. For more information on the removal of boot entries, see the Remove Previous Boot Statements section of this document.

Remove Previous Boot Statements

To remove the statements, enter into configuration terminal mode. From the configuration mode, you can negate any command with the issue of no in front of each boot statement.

This example illustrates the removal of a boot statement:

Example:

c-MSFC15# show config 
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1625 bytes
!
version 12.1
service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
!
hostname c-MSFC15
!
boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
!
ip subnet-zero
!
--More--

At this point, you have the boot statement that you want to remove. The statement to remove is boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4.

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# no boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E4
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15#

Verify that you have removed the command:

Example:

c-MSFC15# show config 
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 1625 bytes
!
version 12.1
service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime
!
hostname c-MSFC15
!
boot bootldr bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1

!--- Note: Now the boot statement no longer appears in the configuration.

!
ip subnet-zero
!
--More--

Once the commands are removed, you can issue the copy run start command or the write memory command to save the configuration to NVRAM.

Example:

c-MSFC15# write memory 
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Set the New Boot Statement

You must add the boot statement to indicate which image the L3 module needs to load.

Issue this command to set the boot parameter:

  • boot system flash bootflash:[image_name]

    Note: In this command, image_name is the name of the new Cisco IOS image.

Example:

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# boot system flash bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15# write memory
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Be sure to verify that the config-register value is set to 0x2102 with the issue of the show boot command. If config-register is set to a different value, you can change it with the issue of this command in configuration mode:

  • config-register 0xvalue

Example:

c-MSFC15# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c-MSFC15(config)# config-register 0x2102
c-MSFC15(config)# ^Z
c-MSFC15# write memory

Verify the boot parameters with the issue of the show boot command:

c-MSFC15# show boot 
BOOT variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-8a.E5,1
CONFIG_FILE variable =
BOOTLDR variable = bootflash:c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-6.E1
Configuration register is 0x102 (will be 0x2102 at next reload)
c-MSFC15#

After you change the config-register, the change takes place at the next reload, as the example shows.

Step 4: Reload the L3 Module

For the L3 module to run the new Cisco IOS image, you must reload the module. Make sure that you have saved the configuration. Issue the copy run start command or the write memory to save the configuration.

Example:

c-MSFC15# write memory 
3d01h: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by vty0 (127.0.0.11)
Building configuration...
c-MSFC15#

Issue the reload command to soft reset the L3 module, as this example shows:

Example:

c-MSFC15# reload 
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
00:00:40: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested
System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(2r)E, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 20 0 0 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Cat6k-MSFC2 platform with 131072 Kbytes of main memory
Self decompressing the image :
######################################################### [OK]
%SYS-6-BOOT_MESSAGES: Messages above this line are from the boot loader.
Self decompressing the image :
################################################################################### [OK]
Restricted Rights Legend
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.
cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, California 95134-1706
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc2)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
Image text-base: 0x40008980, data-base: 0x418D2000
cisco Cat6k-MSFC2 (R7000) processor with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SAD042106RN
R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
TN3270 Emulation software.
509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Press RETURN to get started!
00:00:02: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
00:00:04: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
00:00:04: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc2)
TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
00:00:06: %SCP-5-ONLINE: Module online
00:00:09: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Vlan1, changed state to up
00:00:10: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Vlan1, changed state to up
c-MSFC15>

Step 5: Verify the Upgrade

After the L3 module comes up, make sure that you run the new version of code. Issue the show version command to check.

Example:

c-MSFC15# show version 
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-JSV-M), Version 12.1(8a)E5, EARLY
DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

!--- Note: Now the MSFC runs the new software image.

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 22-Oct-01 21:51 by eaarmas
Image text-base: 0x40008980, data-base: 0x418D2000
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(2r)E, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTFLASH: MSFC2 Software (C6MSFC2-BOOT-M), Version 12.1(6)E1, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc1)
c-MSFC15 uptime is 0 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
Running default software
cisco Cat6k-MSFC2 (R7000) processor with 114688K/16384K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID SAD042106RN
R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
Bridging software.
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
TN3270 Emulation software.
4 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
509K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
16384K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102
c-MSFC15#

Verify that the version (12.1(8a)E5) is correct and that the config-register is set (0x2102).

The upgrade is complete.

Note: If you have dual MSFCs, you must download the image onto the second MSFC bootflash: device. The image does not automatically download to the second MSFC. This requirement is also applies to config-sync mode and Single Router Mode (SRM). In config-sync mode and SRM, changes in the boot variables automatically propagate to the nondesignated or standby MSFC. To copy an image from bootflash to the bootflash of a nondesignated or standby MSFC, issue the copy bootflash:source_filename slavebootflash:target_filenamecommand.

Boot the MSFC with CatOS Software from Flash PC

When you run Catalyst OS (CatOS) software on the Supervisor Engine, you can choose to boot the MSFC from an image in the Supervisor Engine slot0 Flash PC Card slot. Your boot system statement refers to the Flash device as sup-slot0. Although there is support for such a boot process, avoid use of it. Use this boot process only as a temporary step, such as when you test an image. Be aware of Cisco bug ID CSCdr35304 ( registered customers only) .

You cannot issue commands such as the dir sup-slot0: command or the show sup-slot0: commands from the MSFC because the MSFC does not consider slot0 to be a local file system. If you specify sup-slot0 as the source of the operating system image, the switch transfers the file through TFTP across the internal switching bus between the sc0 interface on the Supervisor Engine and a special loopback IP address on the MSFC.

From the MSFC CLI, you can issue this command:

FIRE-MSFC1# copy tftp ?
  bootflash:      Copy to bootflash: file system
  ftp:            Copy to ftp: file system
  microcode:      Copy to microcode: file system
  null:           Copy to null: file system
  nvram:          Copy to nvram: file system
  rcp:            Copy to rcp: file system
  running-config  Update (merge with) current system configuration
  slavenvram:     Copy to slavenvram: file system
  startup-config  Copy to startup configuration
sup-slot0:      Copy to sup-slot0: file system
  system:         Copy to system: file system
  tftp:           Copy to tftp: file system

The sup-slot0 device also appears in the show file systems command output:

FIRE-MSFC1# show file systems
    File Systems:

         Size(b)     Free(b)      Type  Flags  Prefixes
         4395600           0    opaque     ro   microcode:
               -           -    opaque     rw   null:
               -           -    opaque     rw   system:
               -           -   network     rw   sup-slot0:
               -           -   network     rw   tftp:
          126968      124130     nvram     rw   nvram:
    *   15990784     2028888     flash     rw   bootflash:
               -           -   network     rw   rcp:
               -           -   network     rw   ftp:
               -           -     nvram     rw   slavenvram:

jibuhebron Wed, 12/09/2009 - 23:18

Hi Sir

     Thanks for your helping  Our Cisco 6506-E Switch is running  s72033-ipbase-mz.122-33.SXI2a.bin  and we have s72033-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF17.bin after load the s72033-adviservicek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF17.bin our switch booting on RMON mode how can solve this problam?

Regards

Jibu Ninan Kurian

jibuhebron Thu, 12/10/2009 - 00:23

Hi Sir

      i follow your steps our one switch is upgraded now my another switch is in RMON mode  i will try that one also. once again thanks for your help

Regards

Jibu Ninan Kurian

Correct Answer
saurabh_knl Wed, 12/09/2009 - 01:13

Hi,

You must go to feature navigator on Cisco tools and resources, and ensure that you have the physical RAM and memory upgraded on your hardware.

Then, check your connectivity between TFTP server and the switch, upload the new IOS on the switch, delete the old IOS, save the config, and reload.

Check out the link:-

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_example09186a0080116ff0.shtml#maintask2

HTH

Saurabh

Correct Answer
vvasisth Wed, 12/09/2009 - 01:18

Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade. You can refer to the below given link for the same :-
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/issu_efsu.html

When we talk about EFSu  Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXI and later releases support eFSU.

Non-eFSU (FSU) software upgrades require system downtime, because a software version mismatch between the active and the standby supervisor engines forces the system to boot in RPR redundancy mode, which is stateless and causes a hard reset of the all modules.

eFSU enables an increase in network availability by reducing the downtime caused by software upgrades

Normal IOS upgrade procedure is given above in my earlier post.

Regards,

Varun

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