Cisco 6500 series switch IOS upgrade

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Aug 22nd, 2010


Can anyone discuss or forward the procedure for upgrading the IOS for Cisco 6500 series switch.



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KARUPPUCHAMY MA... Sun, 08/22/2010 - 21:21


What is the current OS running on your 65K that CatOS or IOS ??

Can you paste the output of the below command from your 65K switch

#sh version

Based on the output sh version, i can suggest the procedure to upgrade the IOS



lmanavalan Sun, 08/22/2010 - 21:35


please below is the sh ver result

Cisco IOS Software, s3223_rp Software (s3223_rp-ADVENTERPRISEK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(33)SXI1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
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Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-Mar-09 11:40 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)SX3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Swich uptime is 1 year, 5 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes
Uptime for this control processor is 1 year, 5 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 55 minutes
Time since Swich switched to active is 1 year, 5 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 52 minutes
System returned to ROM by power on at 21:05:33 UTC Wed Jul 15 2009 (SP by power on)
System restarted at 00:39:45 UTC Thu Jul 16 2009
System image file is "sup-bootdisk:s3223-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI1.bin"
Last reload reason: Unknown reason

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cisco WS-C6509-V-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.0) with 458752K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID ----------
R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 0x27, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
6 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
210 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
1915K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102

Leo Laohoo Sun, 08/22/2010 - 21:50

1.  Copy the IOS into the sup-bootflash:.  You can either use a TFTP server or copy the IOS from your PC to a CF and from the CF to the sup-bootflash:.

2.  Change the boot variable parameter.

3.  Save the config and reload.

lmanavalan Wed, 09/08/2010 - 19:41


Thanks for the help everything went on well.

What is the prcedure to upgrade the code if it is a CatOS           software

Is the process different




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