upgrade 6509 from CATOS to IOS (WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE)

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May 28th, 2010

I have 6509 Switch and using 2 X  WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE Now its running CATOS. I want upgrade to  IOS software. Which IOS is supporting for this module...

I just findout one IOS (C6MSFC2-boot-MZ.121-27b.E4.bin). Is it compatable..?

I have this problem too.
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podhillo Fri, 05/28/2010 - 12:54

Please check the detailed explanation given below:

  • Cisco IOS Software naming conventions for the MSFC1, MSFC2, MSFC2A, and MSFC3

    • c6msfc—MSFC1

    • c6msfc2—MSFC2

    • c6msfc2a—MSFC2A

    • c6msfc3—MSFC3

    • c6msfc-boot—MSFC1 boot image

    • c6msfc2-boot—MSFC2 boot image

    These are examples of Cisco IOS Software images for the MSFC:

    • c6msfc-boot-mz.121-19.E is the Catalyst 6500/6000 MSFC1 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(19)E boot image.

    • c6msfc-ds-mz.121-19.E is the Catalyst 6500/6000 MSFC1 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(19)E image.

    • c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-19.E is the Catalyst 6500/6000 MSFC2 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(19)E image.

    • c6msfc2a-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF is the Catalyst 6500/6000 MSFC2A Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)SXF image.

    • c6msfc3-jsv-mz.122-14.SX2 is the Catalyst 6500 MSFC3 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(14)SX2 image.

  • You have selected the boot image and for conversion from CATOS to IOS we need a 'IOS software'.

    s222-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF17a.bin

    The above is the latest of IOS software for sup2/msfc2.

    Please confirm the DRAM and Flash size before installing the same.

    s222-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF17a.bin
    Release Date: 19/Mar/2010
    Size: 50854.57 KB  (52075076 bytes)
    Minimum Memory: DRAM:256 MB  Flash:64 MB


    get to the cisco site and go to software download site and get into Switches > Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch > Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 / MSFC2 > IOS Software >

    and check the IOS compatible with your DRAM and Flash.

    abinkgeorge Tue, 06/01/2010 - 10:11

    I have an older 6509 with dual sup 2+
    slot details:-

    Slot 1: WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE
    Slot 2: WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE
    Slot 3:
    Slot 4:
    Slot 5:WS-C6500-SFM (Fabric module)
    Slot 6:WS-SVC-FWM-1 (Firewall)
    Slot 7:
    Slot 8:
    Slot 9:SW-SVC-IDSM2 (IDS)

    I want to upgrade CatOS to native IOS.

    your suggested IOS is 50MB size, & recomented Minimum Memory DRAM:256 MB  Flash:64 MB

    But this Switch Flash=32MB & memory=128MB. So I installed with another c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-20.E3.bin & c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-20.E3.bin

    (ie: I insert first sup-engine & installed IOS. then I remove converted supervisor from chassis and insert second sup-engine to first slot & installed )

    After installation, I put both sup modules and switch on. Now first module is working (All LED is ON). but second slot is switched off & second sup LED not blinking.
    could you please help me...

    I removed second sup-engine and put Fabric module(slot 5), that time switch is overloading and rebooting.
    display message: SP: oir_disable_notice: slot2: sec nmp failed to go online


    then I removed fabric module & restarted switch,
    & I checked dir bootflash: command. it displaying...

    Router#dir bootflash:
    Directory of bootflash:/

        1  -rw-     1837920  May 22 2004 01:07:08 +00:00  c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-20.E3.bin
        2  -rw-    14678592  May 22 2004 01:07:22 +00:00  c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-20.E3.bin
        3  -rw-      360965  May 30 2010 07:41:20 +00:00  crashinfo_20100530-074120
        4  -rw-      361311  May 31 2010 04:10:26 +00:00  crashinfo_20100531-041026


    After booting time informatins:-


    00:00:34: RP: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    00:00:41: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
    00:00:43: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-JS-M), Version 12.1(27b)E4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Fri 29-Feb-08 13:18 by hqluong
    00:00:38: %C6K_PLATFORM-SP-5-MISMATCH: 'sup-bootflash' device programming algorithm mismatch detected on SP (module: 1), formatting is recommended.
    00:00:38: SP: SP: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    00:00:40: %C6K_PLATFORM-SP-4-CONFREG_BREAK_ENABLED: The default factory setting for config register is 0x2102.It is advisable to retain 1 in 0x2102 as it prevents returning to ROMMON when break is issued.

    00:00:43: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host Router is undergoing a cold start
    00:00:43: %SYS-6-BOOTTIME: Time taken to reboot after reload =  704 seconds
    00:00:43: %SYS-SP-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) c6sup2_sp Software (c6sup2_sp-SP-M), Version 12.1(27b)E4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Fri 29-Feb-08 13:22 by hqluong
    00:00:44: %C6KENV-SP-4-FANVERCHK: Power-supply 1 inserted is only compatible with Version 1 fan-tray. Please make sure fan is low-output fan-tray
    00:00:44: %OIR-SP-6-INSPS: Power supply inserted in slot 1
    00:00:44: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSOK: power supply 1 turned on.
    00:00:45: %C6KENV-SP-4-FANVERCHK: Power-supply 2 inserted is only compatible with Version 1 fan-tray. Please make sure fan is low-output fan-tray
    00:00:45: %OIR-SP-6-INSPS: Power supply inserted in slot 2
    00:00:45: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSOK: power supply 2 turned on.
    00:00:45: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSREDUNDANTBOTHSUPPLY: in power-redundancy mode, system is operating on both power supplies.
    00:00:58: %DIAG-SP-6-RUN_MINIMUM: Module 1: Running Minimum Online Diagnostics...
    00:01:05: %DIAG-SP-6-DIAG_OK: Module 1: Passed Online Diagnostics
    00:01:05: %OIR-SP-6-INSCARD: Card inserted in slot 1, interfaces are now online

    Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 05/28/2010 - 13:47

    Hello George,

    you will need to convert from CatOS to IOS one supervisor at a time following the procedure for conversion

    so your first step should be to remove one supervisor from the chassis

    apply the procedure to running supervisor

    remove converted supervisor from chassis

    install second supervisor

    apply procedure to this second supervisor

    at the end you will re-insert the first supervisors and you should end up with two supervisors running same IOS code in RPR or SSO (if supported)

    see

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

    follow the procedure step by step and perform the initial checks about minimal versions requirements for catOS boot loader to support 64 MB flash

    be prepared it takes long time to do it.

    Hope to help

    Giuseppe

    abinkgeorge Tue, 06/01/2010 - 10:12

    I have an older 6509 with dual sup 2+
    slot details:-

    Slot 1: WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE
    Slot 2: WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE
    Slot 3:
    Slot 4:
    Slot 5:WS-C6500-SFM (Fabric module)
    Slot 6:WS-SVC-FWM-1 (Firewall)
    Slot 7:
    Slot 8:
    Slot 9:SW-SVC-IDSM2 (IDS)

    I want to upgrade CatOS to native IOS.
    your suggested IOS is 50MB size, & recomented Minimum Memory DRAM:256 MB  Flash:64 MB

    But this Switch Flash=32MB & memory=128MB. So I installed with another c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-20.E3.bin & c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-20.E3.bin

    (ie: I insert first sup-engine & installed IOS. then I remove converted supervisor from chassis and insert second sup-engine to first slot & installed )

    After installation, I put both sup modules and switch on. Now first module is working (All LED is ON). but second slot is switched off & second sup LED not blinking.
    could you please help me...

    I removed second sup-engine and put Fabric module(slot 5), that time switch is overloading and rebooting.
    display message: SP: oir_disable_notice: slot2: sec nmp failed to go online


    then I removed fabric module & restarted switch,
    & I checked dir bootflash: command. it displaying...

    Router#dir bootflash:
    Directory of bootflash:/

        1  -rw-     1837920  May 22 2004 01:07:08 +00:00  c6msfc2-boot-mz.121-20.E3.bin
        2  -rw-    14678592  May 22 2004 01:07:22 +00:00  c6msfc2-jsv-mz.121-20.E3.bin
        3  -rw-      360965  May 30 2010 07:41:20 +00:00  crashinfo_20100530-074120
        4  -rw-      361311  May 31 2010 04:10:26 +00:00  crashinfo_20100531-041026


    booting time informatins:-


    00:00:34: RP: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    00:00:41: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
    00:00:43: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-JS-M), Version 12.1(27b)E4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Fri 29-Feb-08 13:18 by hqluong
    00:00:38: %C6K_PLATFORM-SP-5-MISMATCH: 'sup-bootflash' device programming algorithm mismatch detected on SP (module: 1), formatting is recommended.
    00:00:38: SP: SP: Currently running ROMMON from S (Gold) region
    00:00:40: %C6K_PLATFORM-SP-4-CONFREG_BREAK_ENABLED: The default factory setting for config register is 0x2102.It is advisable to retain 1 in 0x2102 as it prevents returning to ROMMON when break is issued.

    00:00:43: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host Router is undergoing a cold start
    00:00:43: %SYS-6-BOOTTIME: Time taken to reboot after reload =  704 seconds
    00:00:43: %SYS-SP-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) c6sup2_sp Software (c6sup2_sp-SP-M), Version 12.1(27b)E4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Fri 29-Feb-08 13:22 by hqluong
    00:00:44: %C6KENV-SP-4-FANVERCHK: Power-supply 1 inserted is only compatible with Version 1 fan-tray. Please make sure fan is low-output fan-tray
    00:00:44: %OIR-SP-6-INSPS: Power supply inserted in slot 1
    00:00:44: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSOK: power supply 1 turned on.
    00:00:45: %C6KENV-SP-4-FANVERCHK: Power-supply 2 inserted is only compatible with Version 1 fan-tray. Please make sure fan is low-output fan-tray
    00:00:45: %OIR-SP-6-INSPS: Power supply inserted in slot 2
    00:00:45: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSOK: power supply 2 turned on.
    00:00:45: %C6KPWR-SP-4-PSREDUNDANTBOTHSUPPLY: in power-redundancy mode, system is operating on both power supplies.
    00:00:58: %DIAG-SP-6-RUN_MINIMUM: Module 1: Running Minimum Online Diagnostics...
    00:01:05: %DIAG-SP-6-DIAG_OK: Module 1: Passed Online Diagnostics
    00:01:05: %OIR-SP-6-INSCARD: Card inserted in slot 1, interfaces are now online

    Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:31

    Hello George,

    I'm afraid you did a terrible mess with this device.

    First of all, the objective is to install images for native IOS modes like the following:

    Here are examples of Cisco IOS Software images for the Supervisor Engine 1 and 2 with MSFC1 or MSFC2:

    c6sup-is-mz.120-7.XE1 is the Catalyst 6500/6000 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XE1 image (with Supervisor Engine 1/MSFC1).

    c6sup11-dsv-mz.121-19.E1 is the Catalyst 6500/6000 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(19)E1 image (with Supervisor Engine 1/MSFC1).

    c6sup12-js-mz.121-13.E9 is the Catalyst 6500/6000 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(13)E9 image (with Supervisor Engine 1/MSFC2).

    c6sup22-psv-mz.121-11b.EX1 is the Catalyst 6500 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(11b)EX1 image (with Supervisor Engine 2/MSFC2).

    All images containing MSFC2 in the name are images only for the MSFC2 not images for both the MSFC and layer2 supervisor

    please read very carefully many times if necessary the upgrade procedure

    see

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

    the images that you have mentioned are not good for conversion from CatOS to IOS they are still images only for MSFC2.

    if you have a valid service contract it may be wise to open a service request in order to be assisted for:

    a) recovering from your failed attempt

    b) moving to IOS if possible with your current hardware

    I'm sorry but our remote help is limited and I had tried to warn you about the fact it is a long and delicate procedure

    Hope to help

    Giuseppe

    glen.grant Fri, 05/28/2010 - 19:43

    Your Sup 2 must also have a msfc card in order to convert to IOS , if it is strictly a sup2 with no routing function you cannot convert it .  you also have to make sure you have enough ram and flash to accomodate the generally larger IOS images . You may even need a rommon upgrade...

    ganeshh.iyer Sat, 05/29/2010 - 05:38

    I have 6509 Switch and using 2 X  WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE Now its running CATOS. I want upgrade to  IOS software. Which IOS is supporting for this module...

    I just findout one IOS (C6MSFC2-boot-MZ.121-27b.E4.bin). Is it compatable..?

    Hi,

    Check out the below link for step by step upgardation of catos to cisco ios !!

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

    Hope to Help !!

    Ganesh.H

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