I need to convert 90 or so 6500 switches with redundant Sup32s from CatOS to IOS.
I'm aware of the system software upgrade procedure, and also of E-DI tool that does the configuration conversion. But there are also 12 pages of commands that it doesn't translate. VOIP phones are randomly scattered across the switches. Some of the switches I have run with maximum port density - over 300 ports, so manual conversion is not an option.
I need a process that will take a CatOS config with that many ports, and will produce an equivalent IOS config in under 8 hours, preferrably 4 hours. I plan on using E-DI, but it seems that it will only do half the job. Has anyone done a large scale conversion like this and would like to share their approach and experiences? DOs and DON'Ts? Any scripts/parsers people wrote for themselves to help in a situation like this?
Currently running CatOS version 8.5.8
Will be converting to IOS 12.2.18SXF16 or SXF17 - E-DI only goes up to SXF3
These are access layer swithches, so MSFC2A currently is not used at all.